Saturday, May 11, 2013
MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek (third from right) and senior party leaders at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur on May 11, 2013.
MCA and Gerakan should reconsider their decision not to join the Cabinet, following their poor performance in the 13th General Election recently.
Umno information chief Datuk Ahmad Maslan said Saturday the two parties which represented the Chinese community were still needed in the Cabinet to strengthen the Barisan Nasional government's administration.
He said their refusal to participate in the Cabinet was not a good move at this point in time when Barisan needed stabilising and support from all component parties.
He was speaking to reporters after launching a health product, 'Unequein', here.
Ahmad Maslan said MCA and Gerakan needed to think of a way to regain the support of the Chinese community and overcome weaknesses in their respective parties.
MCA on Saturday reiterated its stand not to accept any position in the Cabinet after winning just seven out of 37 parliamentary seats contested.
Gerakan also made the same resolution after winning only one parliamentary seat.
Meanwhile, the product, 'Unequein', founded by singer Asmawi Ani, better known as Mawi, and his wife, Nora'sikin Rahmat, is a health food based on natural ingredients.
It is marketed locally, as well as London, Brunei and Singapore.