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Media statement by Lim Kit Siang in Parliament on Thursday, 9th December 2010: 

"Can a Chinese become Deputy Prime Minister?" - shows up MCA true colours when MCA leaders could ask such a question!

“Can a Chinese become Deputy Prime Minister?”

Although this question was posed by the MCA Youth leader and Deputy Education Minister Datuk Wee Ka Siong as a challenge to me, it shows up MCA true colours when MCA leaders could ask such a question.

Are top MCA leaders, including Ministers and Deputy Ministers, ignorant of the Malaysian Constitution?

Is there any provision in the Constitution which bars a Chinese or Malaysian of any race or religion from being Deputy Prime Minister? Or for that matter even as Prime Minister?

No wonder MCA Ministers and Deputy Ministers maintain monumental silence when MCA Cabinet posts have suffered one degradation after another, from Finance Minister and Minister for Industry and Commerce in Merdeka days to Deputy Finance Minister and Deputy Minister for International Trade and Industry.

Nobody would be surprised at such questions from MCA cybertroopers but when top MCA leaders also join in the chorus, it really exposes their true colours.

No wonder MCA, together with other BN component parties suffered such decisive and humiliating repudiation in the 2008 general elections.

Clearly, the top MCA leaders have not learnt anything from the 308 political tsunami.

*Lim Kit Siang, DAP Parliamentary Leader & MP for Ipoh Timor



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