Anwar as PM: DAP is backpedalling, says MCA

Wee Ka Siong recalls Karpal Singh’s criticism of Anwar’s Sept 16 plan.

(Free Malaysia Today) – MCA Youth chief Wee Ka Siong today accused DAP of backpedalling on the issue of Anwar Ibrahim becoming Prime Minister should Pakatan Rakyat wrest control of Putrajaya.

He said DAP chairman Karpal Singh went against his own stand when he recently supported the idea of giving Anwar the prime minister’s job.

He recalled that Karpal was against Anwar’s plan to take over the government through defections and in fact called for his resignation as Opposition Leader when his Sept 16 (2008) takeover plan failed.

“The recent statement released by Karpal pledging support for PKR de facto leader Anwar to be appointed as Pakatan Rakyat’s Prime Minister contradicts his own stand,” Wee said.

MCA president Dr Chua Soi Lek made the same observation recently. In response, Karpal said he criticised Anwar for encouraging party hopping from BN and that this did not mean that Anwar did not deserve the prime minister’s post if Pakatan were to take over the government through legitimate means.

Wee also belittled Karpal’s opposition to PAS’s intention to institute hudud, saying it was just a ruse to retain votes.

“If hudud does not pose any impediment against Pakatan clinching the federal government, would Karpal Singh then follow the rest of DAP in its somewhat muted response against the enforcement of hudud?”

He said PAS had always ignored Karpal’s objections against hudud.

Meanwhile, MCA national organising secretary Tee Siew Kiong said DAP and PAS had opposing stands on Anwar becoming the next prime minister.

He alleged that PAS considered its president, Hadi Awang, as more qualified than Anwar to occupy the prime minister’s post.