Now, Kit Siang calls MCA biggest block to 1 Malaysia

By Debra Chong | June 02, 2011
The Malaysian Insider

KUALA LUMPUR, June 2 — The DAP’s Lim Kit Siang added today the MCA to a growing list of what he termed the “greatest obstacles” in the way of Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s 1 Malaysia dream as he questioned the Chinese party’s relevance to the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition.

The opposition leader continued to fire shots at its political foe over the controversial award of Public Service Department (PSD) scholarships to deserving students, blaming the MCA for frustrating the aspirations of the nation’s best and brightest and leading to the drop in public confidence in the Najib administration’s national reforms.

Lim said Malaysians are reminded daily how hollow and meaningless Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s unity concept regardless of race, religion, geography or socio-economic status by the lack of action from within the 13-member BN coalition.

“Where were the MCA, Gerakan, Umno and other BN ministers when I challenged them in Parliament in March last year to declare that they truly support the 1 Malaysia concept of being Malaysian first and race second?” the Ipoh Timur MP asked in a statement.

He said there has been silence from the BN partners against Umno’s increasing Malay nationalist rhetoric, recited Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s “Malay first, Malaysian second” remark, Utusan Malaysia’s “1 Malay” campaign, and the paper’s presumed DAP-Christian Malaysia plot as examples.

“Can [Datuk Seri Dr] Chua [Soi Lek] answer any of these queries — or there can only be more shaking of heads by Malaysians at the increasing irrelevance and impotence of MCA in the Malaysian political landscape?” Lim said, targeting the MCA president.

  1. #1 by Bigjoe on Thursday, 2 June 2011 - 4:40 pm

    The fact of the matter is you can’t micro-manage conflicts. You have to built systems to resolve them. Cases will keep coming up unless there is a system to resolve them. And the mother of all conflict resolution is: MERITOCRACY..No other system even come close. You ignore it, you ignore the blood elephant in the room at your peril.

    Its plain simple logic which MCA pathetically can’t convince UMNO/BN when they should know better. Its only a testament that the abilities within MCA is actually the bottom of the barrel the community has to offer.

    MCA is pathetic not because they are racist or immoral, they are just no good…

  2. #2 by Loh on Thursday, 2 June 2011 - 5:51 pm

    The prize of blocking 1Malaysia should go to UMNO. It is UMNO which has denied that Malaysians have equal claim to Malaysia. MCA allows UMNO to polarize the country by race because MCA plays to the divide and rule policy of Barisan Nasional. However because MCA refuses to pull out of the government and thus UMNO can continue to pursue its racist policies, MCA contributed to blocking 1Malaysia.

  3. #3 by best4rakyat on Friday, 3 June 2011 - 2:02 pm

    CSL…many shake head la…



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