Wee: MCA not a hypocrite

PETALING JAYA: Those who criticise MCA for not campaigning for DAP in the Kuala Kubu Baharu by-election should remember that it was the latter that first insulted the party, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

The MCA president said DAP secretary-general Anthony Loke had recently expressed his dislike for MCA while dubbing it a “party towkay” (party of business owners or bosses) that did not prioritise the Chinese community.

“The DAP secretary-general has openly cursed and insulted MCA, my party. As MCA president, am I supposed to keep quiet? I need to defend my party’s pride.

“After all the battering, curses and insults to MCA, now they (the critics) want MCA to help DAP campaign?” he said in a video posted on Facebook.

“Enough, let MCA be clear, we are no hypocrites,” he said in his response to criticism of MCA’s decision not to campaign in the by-election, scheduled on May 11, to help the unity government secure victory.

On April 19, MCA announced its decision to not campaign for any non-Barisan Nasional candidate.

Dr Wee’s video includes snippets of Loke’s statement that he “did not like MCA” in an April 5 interview on the Keluar Sekejap podcast hosted by former health minister Khairy Jamaluddin and former Umno information chief Shahril Sufian Hamdan.

He also reminded his partners in Barisan of DAP’s past comments that insinuated MCA was working in cahoots with “bandits”.

MCA was also accused of being traitors to the Chinese community for not recognising the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) or abolishing the public university quota system, he said.

“Don’t forget, it is his (Loke’s) party that is contesting in MCA’s (traditional) constituency.

“When they fought against us in the past, they used to say that we were in cahoots with bandits. We were declared the traitors of the Chinese community for not recognising the UEC and not abolishing the quota system.

“Even now, they continue to curse and insult my party. Am I supposed to stay patient about this? If this happened to your party, how would you feel? Think about it,” he said.

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