Malay Mail Online
Klang, March 6 – Following strong rebuke made against the Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri for collusion with outsiders in criticizing Malaysia’s richest man Robert Kuok, MCA president cum Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai had made another strong remark, saying that MCA will not stir up trouble but it is also not afraid of getting into trouble; hence, it will take further action against Nazri.
In his speech delivered at the Chinese New Year dinner for the elderly held by the founder of NBC Group and Ng Bee Chai Foundation, Dato’ Ng Bee Chai, Liow Tiong Lai said he had expressed MCA’s view on the Robert Kuok incident and how the party would handle the situation; however, he did not mention specifically what action would MCA be taking against Nazri.
He reiterated that MCA was not satisfied with Nazri’s attitude towards Kuok, thus the party had condemned and criticized Nazri, hoping that Nazri would make self-examination and make explanation which was the demand of the people, but Nazri had failed to do so.
He said the Chinese community was tired of MCA’s internal fight, he promised that under his leadership, MCA would emphasize more on party unity, MCA would strive to become a Chinese-based political party that take heed to Chinese opinions, pay attention to the people’s voice and leading the Chinese community forward.
Meanwhile, president of the Federation of Chinese Associations Malaysia (Huazong) Tan Sri Pheng Yin Huah opined that the government should investigate and take action against the blogger who made slanderous statement against Robert Kuok and to give an account of the matter.
He also urged the blogger concerned to substantiate his allegation with evidence in order to prove what he said was true, otherwise he has to apologize to Robert Kuok and take remedy action.
He pointed out that while the government was prepared to legislate against fake news or false information, it just happened that the incident of false information was being made used of to attack Robert Kuok, this puzzling and regrettable.
“While we continue to render our support to Robert Kuok, and recognized the effort taken by the Cabinet and prime minister in resolving the problem, what we need to pursue and question today is whether the blogger, who is the trouble maker, has been investigated or action has been taken against him?”
Ng Bee Chai urges Chinese to go against politicians who do not love the people
Ng Bee Chai requested Liow Tiong Lai to remind Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib that the statement made by Nazri was an act of causing destruction to both sides and was not good for anyone.
He also urged the Chinese voters to use their votes to eliminate those politicians who were unpatriotic and unkind to the people.
He described Nazri’s insult on Robert Kuok, the most respected philanthropist and entrepreneur in the Chinese society, was equivalent to insulting the whole Chinese community in the country.
Also present were the treasurer-general of Huazong cum president of the Federation of Seven Clan Associations Malaysia Tan Sri Koo Yuen Kim, treasurer-general of the Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM) cum president of the Klang Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCCI) Datuk Lim Kuang Sia, honorary advisor Tee Boon Kee, president of the Federation of Malaysia Lim Associations Tan Sri Lim Hock San, honorary advisor Tan Sri Lim Ching Piau, president of the Malaysia Lin Chamber of Commerce Datuk Robert Lim Jia Ngee, Mah Sing Group managing director Tan Sri Leong Hoy Kum, MCA One Belt One Road Centre executive chairman Datuk Seri Alex Chuah Poh Kiang, Selangor Turf Club chairman Tan Sri Richard Cham Hak Lim, Salcon Bhd vice-executive chairman Tan Sri Tee Tiam Lee and Engtex group managing director Datuk Ng Hook.