Wednesday, April 8, 2015
MCA supports Najib’s leadership, says Liow
The MCA president said the party would not entertain any criticism against the Prime Minister.
It said the focus of the party was on working with Umno to develop the country, and it would turn a deaf ear to any criticism against the premier, including calls for him to resign.
"We give (our) full support to Datuk Seri Najib. We are very focused on developing the nation together with Umno and the BN (Barisan Nasional), and won't allow any attack (criticism) to disturb our stand to build the country," he told reporters at Parliament’s lobby on Tuesday.
Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had criticised Najib's leadership in his blog, asked him to step down.
On another issue, Liow described the inclusion of the tabling of the Private Member's Bill on hudud in the Order Paper of the Dewan Rakyat as proof that the partners of Pakatan Rakyat were disunited.
He said the action of PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, who was set on tabling the motion, showed that the DAP had failed in stopping the Islamist party, contrary to what it had promised.
"The DAP always said it would ensure that PAS could not act unless it had the agreement of all the three parties in the pact.
"But the DAP has proven that its words are not the truth ... the coalition is not united," he said.
Liow also urged the 37 DAP MPs to apologise to their supporters for failing to keep their promise to prevent PAS from tabling the motion on hudud in the Dewan Rakyat.