Tue, 11 Feb 2014 09:00:00 GMT | By The Malaysian Insider

MCA has turned its back on the Chinese by asking Teresa Kok to apologise, says DAP

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said instead of asking Kok to apologise, MCA should have demanded that action be taken against those who offered a cash reward to anyone who slapped her.


MCA has turned its back on the Chinese community and on the principles of reason and fair play by asking DAP Seputeh MP Teresa Kok to apologise over her controversial Chinese New Year video, an opposition politician said today.

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said instead of asking Kok to apologise, MCA should have demanded that action be taken against those who offered a cash reward to anyone who slapped her.

"This only proved that there was no change in MCA's submissiveness to Umno, even under its new leadership.

"DAP does not need MCA to give such advice but will ask Teresa Kok to apologise if she indeed had poked fun at the Sulu terrorist intrusion in Lahad Datu last year.

"If the Umno racists and their MCA apologists had seen the video clip, they would know that it was clearly directed at the kidnap-murder of Taiwanese tourists in Sabah," Lim said in a statement today.

As such, Lim called on newly-minted MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai to stop bowing down to Umno.

He pointed out that Liow should heed the advice of outgoing Sarawak chief minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, who advised his would-be successor to keep Umno's brand of racially divisive politics out of the state.

Lim also said that instead of watching the video to seek the truth, both Umno and MCA had distorted the issue to divide Malaysians so that they can divert attention from the price hikes which are burdening Malaysians.

"It is MCA and BN that should apologise to all Malaysians for the price hikes and also the drop in the value of Malaysian ringgit, seen in the record low of RM 2.62 to one Singapore dollar," he said.

Last Thursday, a group of Islamic NGOs slaughtered two chickens and offered a RM1,200 reward to anyone who dared to slap Kok as a sign of anger towards opposition leaders for allegedly insulting the Malay leadership and Islam.

The group then smeared the blood of the slaughtered chickens on a banner featuring photographs of Kok and Guan Eng, DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang and Machang Bubuk PKR assemblyman Lee Khai Loon.

The act was carried out in Kuala Lumpur as a sign of protest against the opposition leaders who were alleged to have insulted the “Malay leadership, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Islam and Malay dignity".

The focus of the group, which called itself the Council of Islamic NGOs, was Kok and her Chinese New Year greeting video, "Onederful Malaysia CNY 2014".

Yesterday, MCA deputy president Datuk Wee Ka Siong has advised Kok to apologise over her video clip for the good of Malaysians.

He said Kok should be more sensitive and mature in airing messages to the public as espoused in Chinese culture.

Lim, howevr, said that MCA had shown complete disconnect from the aspirations of the Chinese community who wanted justice and freedom and who were firmly opposed to discrimination, violence and oppression of human rights.

10Comments
Feb 11, 2014 4:57AM
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Hoi MCA !
You knew it pretty well that there is nothing against any race and religions in Teresa's video clip. MCA did it on purpose to allowed racial hatred escalates with a hidden personal agenda.
Asking her to apologise means MCA is trying to stir up racial disunity by misleading the Malays
to believe that their race and religion had been insulted.
Don't stoop so low to misleads on racial issues by creating misunderstanding among raykats.
Come On MCA~ Fight like a man!
Trying to cause racial hatred and fish in trouble waters?
What sort of New Leadership MCA is having now?
YA YA YA!  ..................................  MCA upgraded now!
Will do anything just to please your Master !
The King of Balls Carrying political party in Malaysia!!! >>>>>>  2 Headed Snake*MCA*!!!

Feb 11, 2014 3:23AM
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mca is just mere stupid or ignorant.

 

they shoud let unmo in the coming kajang election.

since najib blame the chinese for his failure in GE 13.

 

mca should allow umno this time to prove itself if it's the malay or the chinese that turn against them, knowing whoever they sent will guranteed lost.

 

if mca field a candidate and lost najib will tell the whole world that 'you see even the chines don't support mca' so mca be snart let umno fight it out.

 

ai ah, liow tiong lai is not that smart after all. this guy is thick skin.

 

 

Feb 11, 2014 4:55AM
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This is precisely what the Chinese think and wanted to say .That is why we chose YAB LGE to represent the Chinese. MCA speak on behalf of running-dogs.Total contrast.
Feb 11, 2014 4:06AM
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This is like blaming a woman who has been raped,that she deserved it for dressing provocatively and then freeing the rapist.

I believe MCA is suited for hudud.

Feb 11, 2014 5:43AM
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can't really blame the mca...they've got no guts, no spine, no balls, no shame and anything else that's needed to represent a community. it has become a champion balls carrier for the dirty balls of their masters...you know who! mca might also be washing the _____ of their masters. 
Feb 11, 2014 6:13AM
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MCA didn't turn its bac****he Chinese, the Chinese dumped them like a bad date. That's Chinese culture for you Datuk Wee, incompetence is not tolerated.
Feb 11, 2014 5:53AM
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I have seen the video, there is nothing religious or racially provocative. It is only poking fun at the minority government. Quite funny actuall****o not know why some people take offence. Taking offence means admitting guilt. Guilt for what I really have no idea. Just the usual suspects trying to score political points, lame.
Feb 11, 2014 10:58PM
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It impressed me that Dr Wee is the type of person who will offer his right cheek as well after being slap on the left cheek.  If we chose leaders like him, we may not only lose our rights; we may lose our identities.
Feb 11, 2014 8:21PM
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What transformation is MCA talking about?
Face it they can never change and will remain bootlickers for as long as they are in existence.
By so doing, they have given Anwar a huge boost in the Kajang By-election.
Cry baby Wee of MCA, be prepared to face your demise if you dare to bring in your candidate.

Feb 11, 2014 3:24AM
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This is the last thing we want to happen in Malaysia - Chinese fighting the Chinese (DAP versus MCA - both being Chinese dominated & supported parties).   OK, to avoid any harm to the Koky DAP heroine Kok, she should be advised to wear a SIRIM-approved safety helmet.
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