‘DAP member cannot be PM’

(NST) – MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek says DAP should not give false hopes to Chinese voters that by voting DAP, a Chinese will become the prime minister of this country.

After a meeting with several non-governmental organisations (NGOs) at Wangsa Maju yesterday, Dr Chua said MCA believed that a Chinese PM was something that could not be achieved for now.

“A DAP member cannot become PM if it comes to power now.”

Dr Chua also challenged DAP to commit that if it were to come to power, Chinese leaders would head the finance, defence, education and international trade and industry ministries.

“Can they promise to give these four portfolios to Chinese leaders if they came to power? If they cannot answer these questions, then they should not call MCA powerless because they are also powerless despite holding four states.”

He said several NGOs in Johor had raised these questions with opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Johor Parti Keadilan Rakyat chief Datuk Chua Jui Meng recently but the two could not answer them.

On giving out Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia 2, Dr Chua said: “I will raise this matter with the PM at the National Economic Council meeting.”

He said the money would help ease the burden of the poor and suggested that it be given out at the end of the year.