No surprise that MCA will remain in BN

When MCA met for their annual general meeting (AGM) in December last year, many members had expected a resolution on leaving Barisan Nasional (BN) to be tabled. After all, a few months earlier, MCA president Wee Ka Siong had said the party should leave it to the delegates to its AGM to decide whether it should leave BN. Instead of tabling the motion to leave during the AGM, the resolution tabled was for the party to push for the dissolution of BN and form a new alliance.

Three months had passed before MCA finally brought it up to BN. This was after Mat Hassan, acting UMNO and BN acting president revealed that MCA had been reluctant to attend some of the meetings, forcing UMNO to either meet the party or MIC separately and on an “ad hoc” basis. Instead of prioritising the motion that would set forward the direction of the party, MCA showed no urgency in meeting to bring forward the dissolution.

And today, finally, MCA has announced that it will remain in BN in order to maintain multiracial cooperation. Looking at the events that preceded and followed the resolution to dissolve BN, I and probably everyone are not surprised by this announcement. When the resolution was proposed, Wee and the MCA leadership knew what ending they wanted. It was never their intention to leave but to continue to hoodwink the people to buy time.

We have reached a fork in the road and we can pick only one path,’ says Wee Ka Siong. The only fork in the road are the forked tongues coming out of MCA’s leaderships’ mouth.

Lim Lip Eng
Media statement by Lim Lip Eng in Kuala Lumpur on Monday, 18th March 2019