KUALA LUMPUR: MCA has called upon all quarters to respect the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah’s authority and wisdom, to put Malaysia back on track amidst the ongoing political crisis.
Party secretary-general Datuk Chong Sin Woon said as Malaysia practices a parliamentary democracy and in light of the recent upheaval in the political arena, MCA believes that the most appropriate step to be taken next is the dissolution of Parliament, and movement towards the next General Election in order to return the mandate or power to the people.
“MCA will also make the necessary preparations for the possibility of a snap election.
“Still, considering MCA’s limited political strength, the situation right now is far beyond our control and influence,” he said in a statement, here, today.
Chong said the Barisan Nasional (BN) component party respects the King’s constitutional powers in making the right decision that will end this political crisis.
He said with the people’s best interest in mind, MCA will carry on with the BN spirit, and do its very best to assist in restoring stability to Malaysia.
Touching on Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) collapse, the former deputy Education Minister emphasised that this was not orchestrated by either MCA or BN, but was brought about by PH’s internal power struggles.
PH, being the government, was supposed to uphold the mandate of the people and focus on good governance, yet the coalition’s unending feud has ultimately led to the current state of affairs, Chong added.
The PH government collapsed on Monday after Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) and its 26 federal lawmakers quit the pact.
This was further compounded when 11 PKR MPs quit the PH component party.
PH’s majority, which stood at 129 on Sunday, was reduced to a minority of 92 in the 222 strong Dewan Rakyat on Monday following the exit and expulsion of 37 Bersatu and PKR federal lawmakers.