Hallelujah! MCA wants to expel UMNO from BN!

Malaysians must be shouting “Hallelujah! MCA wants to expel UMNO from Barisan Nasional!”

This would be the reaction of Malaysians to the warning by the MCA President Datui Seri Liow Tiong Lai at the Selangor MCA Convention yesterday that MCA could kick UMNO out of BN if it coddles up with PAS leaders to form an UMNO-PAS unholy pact in post-14th General Election.

Except that Liow, suffering from the lowest credibility of any MCA President in MCA’s 69-year history, has further destroyed his tinsel-thin credibility as he had sanctioned a MCA-PAS unholy co-operation in the recent Balakong by-election to ensure that the MCA candidate could save his deposit!

Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi recently confirmed former minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz's claim that UMNO MPs signed a statutory declaration (SD) empowering Zahid to seek new alliances with other parties, including PAS.

Did Liow or the MCA leadership raise any objection that all the 51 UMNO MPs had signed such a statutory declaration, before two former UMNO Ministers Datuk Mustapha Mohamad and Datuk Anifah Aman resigned from UMNO?

When just to save the deposit of the MCA candidate in the Balakong by-election, Liow and the MCA leadership are prepared to sanction a MCA-PAS unholy alliance, what great things are Liow and the present MCA leadership capable of in Malaysian politics?

It is clear that neither Liow nor the MCA leadership has learned anything from the clobbering the MCA received in the 14th General Election where MCA was reduced to the ignominious status of a 1/2 party after being reduced to a 7/11 party in the 13th General Election as well as at the recent Balakong by-election, where MCA could only save its candidate’s deposit with the support of the PAS leadership!

When will Liow and MCA leadership learn that time is long past when they could indulge in pyrotechnics like making the silly and empty threat to sack UMNO from BN, when there is only way out for MCA to survive as a useful political entity – to cut the umbilical cord with Najib Razak and the UMNO leadership especially as the post-14GE UMNO leadership had decided on an even more extremist throwback to the irresponsible and toxic politics of race, religion, fear, hate and lies.

Will the forthcoming MCA General Assembly pass a resolution to cut the umbilical cord with Najib Razak and UMNO, by repudiating the condemning the international 1MDB corruption and money-laundering scandal, described by the US Attorney-General as “kleptocracy at its worst”?

Will the MCA General Assembly condemn all MCA Ministers in the Najib Cabinet for failing in their duty to MCA and Malaysia in aiding and abetting Najib in the 1MDB scandal and bringing to Malaysia the infamy, ignominy and iniquity of a global kleptocracy.

Lim Kit Siang MP for Iskandar Puteri