Media Statement (2) by Lim Kit Siang in Petaling
Jaya on Tuesday, 13th January 2009:
DAP challenge to MCA – KT debate on “Who
should apologise – MCA or DAP”
MCA Vice President and Health Minister, Datuk
Liow Tiong Lai has said that the DAP should apologise to the Chinese
voters in Kuala Terengganu for misleading them on PAS’ hudud issue.
How has DAP misled the Chinese voters in Kuala Terengganu when DAP had
been consistent on the hudud issue?
It is the MCA which should apologise not only to Chinese voters in Kuala
Terengganu and the country but to all Malaysian voters for its
inconsistency and hypocrisy in saying one thing but doing another - for
instance, in the MCA support for the UMNO declaration started by Tun Dr.
Mahathir Mohamad on Sept. 29, 2001 that “Malaysia is an Islamic State”!
In the past eight years, the MCA leadership has neither retracted its
support for the “929 Declaration” that “Malaysia is an Islamic State”
nor demanded that the UMNO leadership retract the “929 Declaration”.
As the MCA leadership has raised the issue of “apology”, DAP challenges
MCA to a debate in Kuala Terengganu on “Who should apologise – MCA or
Is the MCA President, Datuk Seri Ong Tee Kiat prepared to lead a MCA
team to a public debate on this subject in Kuala Terengganu before the
by-election on Saturday – whether on Thursday or Friday?
Kit Siang, DAP
Parliamentary leader & MP for Ipoh Timor