MCA open to working with all opposition parties, including PAS, in the Balakong by-election.
Perak DAP chairman Nga Kor Ming has chided MCA for “cheating” the people by using its own logo rather than Barisan Nasional’s (BN) in the upcoming Balakong by-election.
According to the Malay Mail, he said the move proved MCA had lost faith in BN and was now trying to fool voters into thinking it was no longer part of the former ruling coalition.
“MCA is still under BN, but they did not want to use the BN logo. Instead, they want to use their own logo.
“This indicates two messages: First is that MCA is not confident with BN and second, they use their own logo so that the people will think they are no longer with the coalition,” he was quoted as saying.
“In conclusion, what we can see is that MCA (has) never changed.
“They still have this cheating attitude,” Nga added.
Nga, who is also the Dewan Rakyat deputy speaker, was also reported to have said MCA should first exit BN to prove that they don’t have any connection with it.
“It’s very clear. I hope the voters can judge by their own in this matter,” he was quoted as saying.
On Aug 10, MCA president Liow Tiong Lai announced the party had unilaterally decided to ditch the BN “dacing” logo for its own logo for the first time since 1959.
While it remained a part of BN, Liow had said MCA will be focusing its efforts on reforming itself.
“Let me reiterate. BN is already ‘ming cun shi wang‘ (exists in name only, but dead in reality),” he had said.
On June 13, former Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Abdul Aziz said Barisan is “as good as gone” and it is time for it to be dissolved.
Yesterday, Liow had also said MCA is open to working with all opposition parties, including PAS, in the Balakong by-election.
“We will work with every party regardless of which component (they are part of).
“The most important thing is they are an opposition party.
“The opposition pact has to work together to fight the government because the government has not fulfilled many promises,” he claimed at a press conference after launching the party’s operation room in Balakong.
When asked if he was open to working with PAS, he said yes, as long as they were on the same page.
“(We will work with) anybody who has the same agenda, any party that has the agenda to check and balance the government,” he said.