Umno, PAS and MCA are friends, says Ahmad Maslan

Gan Pei Ling

Supreme Council member Ahmad Maslan says Umno, PAS, MCA are a loose, unofficial coalition. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Seth Akmal, September 6, 2018.

SUPREME Council member Ahmad Maslan was the first Umno national leader to hit the campaign trail in Balakong last night, after PAS secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan made a surprise appearance on Tuesday. 

“We don’t have an official coalition: Umno, PAS, MCA, but we are all under the roof of the opposition. We have a loose, unofficial coalition. We’re friends,” Ahmad told reporters when asked to clarify the relationship between the three parties after a ceramah at Desa Baiduri. 

About 100 people, mostly Malays, attended the ceramah where MCA deputy president Wee Ka Siong also spoke. 

Ahmad was asked to respond to DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang’s call for Balakong voters to reject the “unholy alliance” between MCA, PAS and Umno.

“We have, on the one hand, MCA leaders, who are accusing DAP of selling out the rights and interests of the Chinese, while Umno and PAS leaders are complicit attacking DAP and Pakatan Harapan of betraying Malay rights and interests. 

“How such contradictory and conflicting objectives could be achieved at one and the same time, the leaders of the unholy MCA/Umno/PAS alliance have not tried to explain,” Lim said in a statement yesterday. 

(From left) MCA deputy president Wee Ka Siong, Balakong candidate Tan Chee Teong and Ahmad Maslan sharing the stage last night. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Seth Akmal, September 6, 2018.

MCA’s relationship with Umno was strained after BN’s shocking defeat in the 14th general election. The ethnic Chinese party is contesting in the Balakong by-election under its own logo instead of BN’s well-known scales.

In a public spat in June, Umno secretary-general Annuar Musa lashed out at Wee, saying that the party will not continue to carry a crippled MCA and it should prepare to buy its tombstone.

Wee said then that MCA will no longer be Umno’s apologists nor bear the brunt of its mistakes. He said BN has ceased to exist except in name. 

MCA is seeking a “rebirth” through the Balakong by-election after winning only one federal seat and two state seats in GE14.

MCA candidate Tan Chee Teong is standing against PH candidate Wong Siew Ki in the by-election which has been called following the death of assemblyman Eddie Ng Tien Chee in a road accident on July 20. – September 6, 2018.

MCA is running the Balakong by-election campaign on the promise it will act as checks and balances to Pakatan Harapan. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Seth Akmal, September 6, 2018.

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  • coming from ahmad maslan who does four works in day you guys knows how to weight his saying

    Posted 5 years ago by Teruna Kelana · Reply

  • Same old same old BN with same fake political rhetoric...BN and PAS has expired.

    Posted 5 years ago by Will Be Humble · Reply