Even the new MCA leadership post-Najib-as-PM dare not repudiate the 1MDB kleptocratic scandal

It is pathetic witnessing the MCA leadership spewing garbage and falsehoods – all in an abortive effort to hide the fact that even the new MCA leadership post-Najb-as-PM dare not repudiate the infamous 1MDB corruption and money-laundering scandal which had earned Malaysia the infamy, ignominy and iniquity as a global kleptocracy.

This is what happened yesterday, which was reported by Malaysiakini article entitled “MCA: When will Kit Siang apologise for Dr M 'most corrupt' PM claim?”

If MCA leaders could spend less time concocting lies and falsehoods amply illustrated yesterday, and spend more time to focus on doing things which it should do as representatives of a decent, God-loving and people-loving political party, they would earn the respect and admiration of Malaysians, even those who do not agree with its policies and statements – and MCA would not be in such an abject and contemptible position today.

Can MCA leaders ever learn?

When I was in the Opposition in th past five decades, UMNO and MCA hated my guts but they respected me.

Can Opposition MCA leaders get the respect of government leaders, which they never will if they only know how to turn and twist, lie and equivocate – and they don’t even get the respect from their erstwhile masters?

I will like to see MCA rise to be a honest, constructive and good Opposition party. Are the MCA leaders elected over the weekend capable of such MCA transformation?

Like it or not, a litmus test of the ability of MCA to become a responsible political party will be its ability to cut its umbilical cord with UMNO and stop aiding and abetting Datuk Seri Najib Razak and UMNO in the 1MDB scandal.

Will MCA leaders ever dare to take a principled and honest stand on the largest kleptocracy in Malaysia – the 1MDB scandal?

Lim Kit Siang MP for Iskandar Puteri