ALOR SETAR: It is unlikely for MCA veteran members to take up DAP’s invitation to join their ranks, said party president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.
He said while MCA had gone through tough times in the last general election, he believed members would stand united with the party.
Liow was responding to a proposal by DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang to set up a “senior citizens branch”, of which membership would be open to MCA veterans above the age of 65.
“People now more aware that DAP is a very negative and destructive party. They sow the seeds of hatred, so I don’t see MCA members joining them.
“We went through hardship, but today the party has transformed and has a better footing,” he said.
Liow was speaking to reporters after the annual Kedah MCA convention here yesterday.
He also lashed out at DAP and Kit Siang for their flip-flopping statements, especially in their call for the country to be more moderate.
He said DAP was part of the cause of the “Talibanism” in Malaysia because it had worked with PAS and helped the party to strengthen its footing.
“DAP should apologise to the Chinese community in Malaysia for what they have done and created,” he said.
Liow added that DAP and Kit Siang would work with any party, including PAS, PKR and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia.
“This just shows that he is a man who has no principles, honour or integrity.
“At one point, Kit Siang and DAP attacked Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad over the forex issue and now he is in full support of Mahathir,” he said, adding that Kit Siang should stand by what he had said in the past.
MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong, who was also present, questioned Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng over the state’s flood problem.
“Guan Eng makes and denies statements according to his advantage. If something is not to his advantage, he will deny in total,” he said.
On another matter, Liow said Malaysia was getting full support from Thailand to transport all cargo from southern Thailand through Bukit Kayu Hitam and Padang Besar on the electrified double track to reach Penang and Klang ports.
“We are also on the right track to turn Malaysia into a logistic hub in Asean. The Thai government has given its assurance to support our initiative,” he said.
Also at the meeting were MCA vice-president and Kedah MCA chairman Datuk Lee Chee Leong, MCA secretary-general Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan and Wanita MCA chief Datuk Heng Seai Kie.