The verbal war between DAP and MCA over the Nov 4 and 5 floods in Penang continues, with MCA now being accused of “stealing” other people’s volunteer work.
MCA volunteers did not clear nor clean up SMJK Jit Sin in Padang Lalang, said state executive councillor Chong Eng today at a press conference in the State Legislative Assembly lobby.
Chong Eng strongly denied claims by MCA Youth chief and Deputy Education Minister Chong Sin Woon in a Facebook post yesterday that MCA volunteers had helped to clean up the school.
She said that the secondary school, which is in her constituency, had been cleaned up by volunteers from the Buddhist Tzu Chi Merit Society on Nov 6.
“Don’t steal people’s work, instead be honest about what happened,” she told Sin Woon.
“Sin Woon must understand what is honesty, (it) being the core value in daily life, and must not simply allege certain things,” the DAP Padang Lalang assemblyperson added.
Sin Woon amended his Facebook post at 10.47am today, with the words “MCA volunteers” being replaced by “volunteers”.
Sin Woon and DAP have been at loggerheads since the MCA leader criticised Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng on Nov 5 for not being able to solve the flood problems despite his “deity-like” status.
MCA secretary-general Ong Ka Chuan subsequently suggested that Sin Woon volunteer in flood relief efforts in Penang to make amends for his “deity” jibe.
MCA was further slammed today after photos emerged on social media comparing its deputy president Wee Ka Siong and several others huddling together with a broom, with DAP Seremban MP Anthony Loke holding a water hose while participating in cleaning up efforts in Penang.
The caption under the MCA photo says “For the camera”, while the words under Loke’s photo says “For the people”.
At the time of writing, Chong has yet to respond to a request for comments.