It is insufficient for MCA to consider quitting the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition to show remorse for its association with those alleged to have “robbed” the country, DAP lawmaker Lim Lip Eng said today.
Don’t just quit the Barisan Nasional (BN), sell off our your assets and help to reduce the national debt of RM1 trillion, the MCA has been told.
DAP’s Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng today urged the Chinese party to first acknowledge and tender a public apology to Malaysians for their association with former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak who is at the centre of the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) fund embezzlement scandal.
After that, he suggested the party help to offset Malaysia’s RM1 trillion debt pile that he attributed in large part to the scandal.
“To make amends, MCA should donate part of the party’s assets and wealth accumulated during their glorious BN years to Tabung Harapan Malaysia in order to reduce our national huge debt,” Lim said in a statement.
He added that only through action might MCA’s “stigma” by association be removed.
Former MCA vice-president Gan Ping Sieu yesterday said the party’s grassroots have been discussing leaving the coalition they co-founded.
Once the biggest political partnership with 13 parties, BN is now down to just four parties: MCA, Umno, MIC and Gerakan.