MCA to stick with PN until GE15

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MCA will continue to support the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government until the next general election given the current severity of the Covid-19 pandemic.

In a statement today, the MCA Political Bureau said since last year, the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition, which MCA is part of, decided to support PN until the 15th General Election (GE15).

“MCA is a component member of the Barisan Nasional coalition and has reiterated its resolve to remain with BN during this year’s Meeting of the General Assembly.

“The facts and reality are evident; not one party or coalition can form a stable government if the PN government falls right now.

“It will only drag the country into yet another deep-end of a political crisis, to the detriment of the people and country,” the bureau said in a statement.

MCA has two MPs in the Dewan Rakyat, and four senators in the Dewan Negara.

Ayer Hitam MP and party president Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong is the transport minister, and stood alongside Muhyiddin in the latter’s public address yesterday.

Tanjung Piai MP Datuk Seri Wee Jeck Seng and Senator Datuk Seri Ti Lian Ker are both deputy ministers in the Muhyiddin administration.

The MCA Political Bureau also agreed with Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s decision to test his legitimacy as the Prime Minister in the Dewan Rakyat in September through a motion of confidence, describing it as the right move.

At the same time, MCA also urged the government to make changes on several things involving Putrajaya’s decisions on Covid-19-related matters such as the prolonged Movement Control Order (MCO).

“The current MCO has not been effective at reducing the number of infections. Prolonging the MCO will only serve to compound the distress of the people who struggle to make a living.”

The party also urged the Putrajaya administration to reopen the economic sector in stages, given the successful rollout of the Covid-19 National Immunisation Programme (NIP) that is reaching its targeted goals.

“At present, we are still facing the Covid-19 pandemic and a sluggish economic situation. Political stability is key to protecting lives and livelihoods.

“A comprehensive approach to vaccinating the population remains the best way for our country at the moment.”