KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24, 2015:
MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai has confirmed that the issue involving the party’s Pasir Gudang division has been resolved.
He said they stood by the decision not to take any action against the division and reiterated MCA’s collective decision to stand by the present government.
This comes after the Pasir Gudang Youth division chief announced the intention to cut ties with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak over events that took place at the Sept 16 red shirt rally.
“The (Pasir Gudang) division also agreed that such decisions should come from the party’s Central Committee.
“So we have made a Central Committee decision today to stand by our earlier decision to continue to support the Barisan Nasional government, support the Prime Minister and also ensure those from all levels are together,” he told reporters at a press conference after a meeting with the party’s division leaders.
On the meeting held, Liow said MCA members agreed that the Sept 16 rally was not a peaceful one as it incited hatred among the races.
“We have explained to members that we’d urged the government to take action against perpetrators, against those who came up with seditious remarks, those who came up with banners calling to remove Chinese schools and those who spoke of ‘Babi Cina’.
“These are very seditious remarks. We also have the same position on the Bersih rally whereby there was stomping of pictures of Malaysia’s leaders.
“This is not our culture and action should be taken as well,” he explained.
When asked on sentiments over the riots threatened by Umno Sungai Besar chief Datuk Jamal Md Yunos that might take place this weekend, Liow said his party had already asked police to take action immediately by arresting Jamal.
“It is unbecoming if him as a party division leader to warn people at Petaling Street and threaten them.
“Not only arrest, we want him to be charged in court,” Liow said.