Translation of MCA President Datuk Seri Ir. Dr. Wee Ka Siong’s Keynote Address in Chinese at the 66th MCA Meeting of the Annual General Assembly
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On Sunday    01-12-2019 14:49:00










The General Assembly urges the party at all levels to play an active Opposition role, be the voice of the people, and check and balance government policies at all levels.






The General Assembly urges all State Liaison Committees and MCA Divisions in the country to immediately commence preparations for the next general election, fully manage the constituencies and engage with the masses, to create a conducive environment for our party to emerge victorious in the next general election.







The General Assembly reiterates that the Tanjung Piai by-election has demonstrated the importance of close cooperation and mutual support model of Barisan Nasional, and thus, must be implemented at all levels of BN’s components and be sustained in preparation of the next general election.











The General Assembly criticises Pakatan Harapan component parties for losing themselves over political gains and games - for instance, between Tun Dr Mahathir and Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s dispute over the succesion of the Prime Minister’s post, or the Perak Menteri Besar lamenting over his lone battle against DAP - till they neglect welfare of the rakyat and economic development. PH must be reminded to stop its infighting and concentrate its efforts on revitalising the economy.






The General Assembly criticises PH for attempting to consolidate its power by stirring up racial and religious issues, destroying racial harmony and societal peace in the process.






The General Assembly rebukes the PH government for its untrustworthiness by U-turning and citing numerous excuses to avoid having to fulfil its election manifesto, violating its promises to voters. Therefore, the government must be reminded to keep true to its words.                






The General Assembly reiterates that on matters involving the people’s welfare and national interest, as long as it abides by the Federal Constitution and observes the multicultural and the BN spirit of moderation, MCA is prepared to collaborate with any party sharing the same beliefs, including answering the call of Muafakat Nasional to unite the strength of the opposition to counterbalance the government.











The General Assembly urges PH to cease inciting racial sentiments as New Malaysia should no longer be divided across racial lines. We also strongly object against the organisation of the Malay Dignity Congress through public universities, as well as speeches delivered and resolutions adopted which included the call for the abolition of vernacular schools, implementation of single stream schools, and that top government positions must be held only by Malay-Muslims. These have harmed and jeopardised the sentiments and rights of other ethnic groups.






The General Assembly requests the government to immediately take action against Indian citizen Dr Zakir Naik for his inflammatory statements against the Malaysian Chinese and Indian communities, so that he cannot continue to make controversial statements in our country, which can jeopardise inter-ethnic harmony and even endanger national security.






The General Assembly rebukes Attorney-General Tan Sri Tommy Thomas for abusing his power by interfering in ongoing court cases - including withdrawing the charge against Lim Guan Eng for his purchase of a bungalow under market value, intervening in the case of the death of firefighter Muhammad Adib, dropping two charges against DAP assemblyman P Gunasekaran over alleged links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) - which violates the rule of law and casts suspicion of power abuse, raising extensive doubts amongst the public against the nation's judicial system.






The General Assembly criticises the poor performance of the government in its  inability to overcome the air and chemical contaminations which hit Pasir Gudang in Johor, the water contamination crisis in an Orang Asli village in Kelantan, and forcing birth control on Orang Asli women; which have endangered public health and the safety of people’s lives.






The General Assembly presses for the implementation of local council elections. PH had previously pledged to restore local council elections within a three-year timeframe - by 2021 - but Prime Minister Dr Mahathir has since cited the escalation of racial and urban-rural differences and refuses to implement local council elections. Restoring local council elections is integral to the consolidation of local democracies as at present time, taxpayers are unable to choose their own local government.











The General Assembly calls upon the government to improve diplomatic relations with all countries and cease becoming enemies with them in order to protect the exports and markets of the nation’s primary commodities.






The General Assembly calls upon the government to quit basing its economic policies off political mileage and votes, including altering economic development plans to suit by-election goals like how the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) was rerouted during the Rantau by-election. An economic development masterplan which is clear and holistic must be formulated to reduce the people’s financial burden, and at the same time, heighten their income and quality of life. 






The General Assembly calls upon the government to implement economic development policies and assist the poor based on needs and merit, irrespective of ethnic background.






The General Assembly objects to the government for spending billions on insensible mega projects that do not benefit medium and bottom-income groups, but create hotbeds for cronies, like the third national car, flying car, Malaysia-Singapore crooked bridge, and Formula 1 races; a complete waste of public funds. On the other hand, it delays the Rapid Transit System (RTS) project which is essential to resolve the severe congestion problem on the Johor-Singapore Causeway.










The General Assembly criticises the PH leaders’ contradictory stances where Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mujahid Yusof Rawa condemned UMNO for failing to fortify Jawi during the BN administration, while DAP accused MCA of forcing Jawi learning in Vernacular Schools since 2016. The latest decision announced by PH in allowing optional learning of Jawi through the new syllabus has effectively sidelined the Boards of Governors. The General Assembly urges the Ministry of Education to heed the objections from the Rakyat.






The General Assembly criticises the Minister of Finance for slashing the matching grant of Tunku Abdul Rahman University College, and calls upon the government to honour the agreement by reinstating the allocation for operating expenses of TARUC, instead of its current plan of channelling funds through a trust fund to be set for the TARCian Alumni Association (TAA), which will cause fractures in TARUC.






The General Assembly criticises the inability of the Ministry of Education in protecting schools from political poisons, resulting in the distribution of DAP’s political comic book titled “Belt and Road Initiative for Win-Winism” in schools, a Cabinet Minister who delivered an intimidatory speech within a school’s premises during a by-election, and having the PH logo printed on mock cheques of government education allocation.






The General Assembly urges the government to fulfil its promises as stated in the Buku Harapan and immediately recognise the United Examinations Certificate (UEC).






The General Assembly condemns the government for its prolonged delays in the development plan for the 10+6 SJKCs which were approved by the previous administration, and urges the government to immediately implement the plan in addition to mapping out the construction of more SJKCs.

-MCA Online-


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