Monday, May 6, 2013

GE13: No govt posts for MCA, says Soi Lek

MCA President Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek said his party will not take up any government posts.

He tweeted: MCA will respect the voters' decision that if we can't perform better than last GE, we won't take up any govt post.

In 2008 the party won 15 parliamentary seats and as of now, the party has won seven parliamentary seats.

The seats are Labis, Bentong, Tanjung Malim, Tebrau, Air Hitam, Padang Seai and Tanjung Piai.

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The MCA will stick to its decision not to accept any government post now that they did not do better than the 2008 results, said MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek.

He said the party EGM had made a resolution that if it got less than the 15 parliamentary seats it obtained five years ago, none of its MPs would take up any government posts, including minister, deputy minister or exco.

He said MCA would stick to this resolution. “I can't simply say we will accept posts because we would have to go through another EGM if we want to revoke this.”

Dr Chua said he felt disappointed with the Chinese who assumed that the community alone could change the government.

Describing the result as “very disappointing”, Dr Chua said it showed a lack of Chinese support for Barisan Nasional.

“The Chinese really believed that Chinese support can change the government. It will give rise to a situation where the government will be formed by all the races, except the Chinese.

“This is a classic example where Umno strengthened itself by having more MPs. They won big. And DAP, of course, won big. The two-party system in this country has become a two-race system where all the Chinese are in the Opposition,” he said at the Umno headquarters.

“The Chinese cannot change the government without the support of the Malays and the Indians. This result is very obvious that they have been misled by the DAP.”

He said in any case MCA respected the voters' decision.

MCA won only seven parliamentary seats.
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