BN Must Take Care Of All, Regardless Of Race, Says Ong Ka Ting. Rather Late In The Day Isn't It?
He said Umno should take into consideration the opinions of the Barisan component parties when having dialogues with other parties concerning the interests of all ethnic groups.
“Umno has a right to discuss with any party regarding the racial harmony and religious issues,” he said Thursday when asked to comment on the high-level meetings between Umno and PAS after chairing the party central committee meeting at Wisma MCA here.
When asked whether the MCA would hold dialogues with the DAP, Ong said:
“We are not having dialogues with DAP. We will have discussions for the benefit of the people with our component parties.”
On the party election, Ong reminded the candidates to comply with the party election rules and regulations.
He said stern action would be taken against those who were involved in immoral acts including money politics and violence during the campaign period.
“We want to have a clean, fair and democratic election,” he said, adding that the party state convention would start from Sept 7 in Johor and end Oct 12 in Perlis.
When asked whether he would endorse his brother Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan for the higher party posts, Ong said:
“As I said before, I will not interfere in the party election. Let us have a fair and democratic election,” he said. (The Star Online)
***** It's funny that now the various BN component parties like the MCA, MIC and Gerakan are down in the dumps, their leaders have surprisingly found their voices. People like OKT, Samy Vellu and Koh Tsu Koon who pretended to play dumb until their parties got walloped in the last GE, have now suddenly become fervent supporters of fair play and have on occasions even started 'advising' Umno. As if that's going to make any difference.
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