Sunday, January 8, 2012
Dr Chua maintains support for PR will see the Chinese society being shut out from the corridors of power.
Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek today restated his warning that the Chinese society would be left without representation in the government if it only supported opposition parties.
The MCA president, who pledged last April to pull the party out of all government posts if it did not improve on its Election 2008 performance, repeated his assertion that Chinese support for DAP’s “two-party system” would “become a two-race system.”
“If all Chinese supports the opposition, there would be a loss in representation in the government.
“With the Chinese outside the government and the Malays in the government, this will be unhealthy and bad for integration and social cohesion,” he told reporters in Kluang yesterday.
The former health minister said no Chinese-based party could form the government on its own but must co-operate with Malay-based parties.
Dr Chua first mooted the idea when he urged the Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) not to join the Sarawak Cabinet after it only won six of the 19 seats it contested in the April 16 state polls.
He later said the MCA would do the same, using the 2008 results as its benchmark. Dr Chua pledged that MCA will not accept any Cabinet posts in the next government if fails to win at least 15 parliamentary and 31 state seats.
But DAP criticised their rivals, calling the statement a threat against Chinese voters whose support for Pakatan Rakyat has appeared to grow since the landmark 2008 polls when the opposition pact denied Barisan Nasional its customary two-thirds majority of Parliament and five state governments.