48-hour silence of top MCA, Gerakan and MIC leaders on Tengku Adnan’s claim that BN has arrived at a consensus on Hadi’s private member’s bill is more eloquent than any statement by them


The 48-hour silence of the top MCA, Gerakan and MIC leaders who are also Cabinet Ministers to the claim by the UMNO and Barisan Nasional secretary-general Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor that the Barisan Nasional has arrived at a consensus regarding PAS President Abdul Hadi Awang’s private member’s bill is more eloquent than any statement anyone of them could make.

As usual, the top MCA, Gerakan and MIC leaders allow their low-level underlings to cast doubt on Adnan’s claim, but they dare not personally contradict Adnan’s statement and their silence are louder than the protestations by the MCA, Gerakan and MIC underlings.
Before the Barisan Nasional Supreme Council meeting two Fridays ago, I had said that the BN Supreme Council had degenerated from the Barisan Nasional Federal coalition government’s highest decision-making body into a superfluous and even superannuated creature without any bite, role, authority or purpose whatsoever.

What UMNO leadership decides is the order of the day, and this is what happened to Hadi’s private member’s bill in the May meeting of Parliament.

Hadi’s private member’s bill is in fact a classic example of the degeneration of the role and place of the BN Supreme Council.

MCA and Gerakan leaders had not dared to even requisition for an emergency meeting of the Barisan Nasional Supreme Council when UMNO Ministers unilaterally fast-tracked the PAS President’s private member’s bill in Parliament in May which violated the 43-year Barisan Nasional stand and consensus that PAS’ hudud proposal was not appropriate for Malaysia’s plural society and against the fundamental provisions of the 1957 Merdeka Constitution and 1963 Malaysia Agreement.

Although MCA and Gerakan leaders have promised in the recent Sungai Besar and Kuala Kangsar by-elections that the Barisan Nasional “consensus” will be restored, the top MCA, Gerakan and MIC leaders have disappeared to their respective “holes” and dare not clarify or contradict what Adnan meant when the UMNO/BN Secretary-General claimed that BN had arrived at a consensus regarding Hadi’s private member’s bill for the Parliament meeting starting on Oct. 17.

Voices of opposition to Hadi’s private member’s bill have been raised from BN Ministers and MPs from Sabah and Sarawak, and it is undoubtedly a great let-down that the top MCA, Gerakan and MIC leaders are not as forthright and principled like the Sabah and Sarawak Ministers, like Anifah Musa (Foreign Minister) and Nancy Shukri who have publicly declared their opposition to Hadi’s private member’s bill.

The mystery is how Adnan can claim that there is a BN consensus on Hadi’s private member’s bill if MCA, Gerakan and MIC leaders had spoken up at their BN Supreme Council to declare their opposition?

Lim Kit Siang

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  1. #1 by worldpress on Monday, 3 October 2016 - 12:19 pm

    If they don’t respect Malaysia Federation Constitution of Independence, so be it automatic dismantle the Federation! Finally Split!

  2. #2 by worldpress on Monday, 3 October 2016 - 12:43 pm

    when you wanted to analyze their plan those CROOKS from them you need to throw away your mind without any moral ground blocking clearly see what their plan up to!

  3. #3 by Bigjoe on Monday, 3 October 2016 - 1:53 pm

    MCA,Gerakan and even MIC is irrelevant no matter what they say. The question is Sdr. Lim being irrelevant by failing to raise Sarawak and Adenan Satem’s and Sabahan silence? What is this dysfunctionality of not being more focus on votes that matters more?

  4. #4 by Bigjoe on Monday, 3 October 2016 - 4:08 pm

    I have to say something about the Junez Wong resignation and also a criticism of Sabah and Sarawak DAP. For a party with roots with PAP, Junez Wong and others do not get the idea of team work and seems to think their opinion and their agenda is above and possible without the hallmark PAP’s teamwork and discipline? How can DAP have selected Reps like these? Sarawak DAP and Sabah DAP including its top leadership does not seem to understand and inculcate the culture of high, beyond reproach standards that is set by the cousin party for decades? It’s speaks of the dearth of talent even within the DAP

  5. #5 by Justice Ipsofacto on Tuesday, 4 October 2016 - 9:15 am

    MCA, Gerakan & MIC: “Yes your ultimate highest supreme grand master of all universe, creator of time and the GOD of all gods, your words shall be our command.

    That is how they would respond to umno’s plan regarding the hand-chopping, stoning and canning laws.

  6. #6 by good coolie on Tuesday, 4 October 2016 - 7:20 pm

    You Barisan fellows (including the pet-poodles that claim descent from Merdeka days) please take your heads out of the sand and join us to stop the Hudud moves. The whole world is against religious extremism but we Malaysians are going in that unpleasant direction just to save one useless political party.

    It’s no use carrying placards to the PM or taking legal action after the amendments are passed. What is done cannot be undone when it comes to religion.

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