The response of the MCA leadership to my challenge whether MCA had learnt from the lesson of its 201 3 General Election debacle which reduced MCA from the second biggest Barisan Nasional party to a puny “7/11 party” (as compared to winning 28 MPs and 68 SAs in 1999 GE) is so predictable and characteristic that it could have been guessed in advance:
“All three MCA Ministers run for cover from the challenge, avoiding any response as the facts used are undeniable and incontrovertible – that at most only some 30 per cent of MCA’s million-strong card-carrying members voted for the MCA candidates in the 13th general election on May 5, 2013, as even the ordinary MCA members have lost confidence in the sincerity and trustworthiness of MCA Ministers and leaders. The task of responding to the challenge that the MCA leadership should requisition an emergency Barisan Nasional Supreme Council meeting to resolve one-and-for-all the problem caused by Azalina’s Ministerial motion in Parliament to fast-track Hadi’s hudud bill left to low-level MCA officials, who could make ferocious and even extreme statements which MCA Ministers and leaders can claim ignorance.”
This is exactly what happened in the past 24 hours – thunderous silence from the three MCA Ministers but ferocious and even irrelevant outbursts by some inferior MCA underlings, which can be completely ignored as even MCA Ministers dare not endorse them.
It is reported that the Negri Sembilan State MCA, in collaboration with the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Chinese Assembly Hall and Federation of Chinese Guilds and Associations in Negri Sembilan, are organizing a briefing for the public on what Hadi’s Bill is all about today.
I call on Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Chinese Assembly Hall and Federation of Chinese Guilds and Associations to put pressure on MCA Ministers to explain why they dare not requisition an emergency BN Supreme Council meeting to end “once and for all” the problem caused by Azalina’s Ministerial motion in Parliament to fast-track Hadi’s bill?
The three MCA Ministers should be asked point-blank to explain whether the only reason why the MCA leadership dare not requisition an emergency BN Supreme Council emergency meeting to resolve the spat over Azalina’s Ministerial motion was because the MCA top leadership had known and colluded in a Najib-Hadi political plot to fast-track Hadi’s hudud bill – believing that this unprecedented move will give UMNO and even PAS an advantage in both the Sungai Besar and Kuala Kangsar by-elections against Pakatan Harapan and Parti Amanah?
If not, could the three MCA Ministers explain why a BN Minister from Sabah could know about Azalina’s motion one day beforehand to allow him to write an urgent letter to the Prime Minister to stop such a “tactical” move in Parliament, but the three MCA Ministers could know nothing about it beforehand?
What the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Chinese Assembly Hall and Federation of Chinese Guilds and Associations, and in fact, all Malaysians would want to know is whether the MCA leadership had given Najib tacit consent for Azalina to move her Ministerial motion to fast-track Hadi’s hudud motion, and if not, why are they so reluctant to requisition an emergency meeting of the BN Supreme Council meeting to uphold and reaffirm the Barisan Nasional consensus on the issue on March 2015 and to demand the sacking of Azalina as Minister for unilaterally and arbitrarily violating the BN consensus?
My 48-hour ultimatum to the MCA President Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai and the Gerakan President Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong to requisition for an emergency Barisan Nasional Supreme Council meeting to resolve once-and-for-all the problem caused by Azalina’s Ministerial motion to fast-track Hadi’s Hudud Bill will expire later today, but neither Liow nor Mah would have the courage of conviction or political principle to dare to requisition for an emergency meeting of BN Supreme Council.
But can Liow or Mah justify their cowardly political stance – whether to the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Chinese Assembly Hall and Federation of Chinese Guilds and Associations or even to their own membership?