IPOH – If Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz does not take responsibility for his mistake, Barisan Nasional may have to pay the price, says Datuk Heng Seai Kie (pic).
The Wanita MCA chief said it is known that Chinese votes are essential for Barisan’s victory in the coming election.
“Every single vote counts. One simple, scathing statement like that is completely destructive. It is not fair to the Barisan component parties who had put in a lot of effort to engage more voters,” she told a press conference here Sunday (March 4).
Heng was asked to comment on the ongoing public spat between the Umno supreme council member and MCA that has dragged through the past week.
On Wednesday (Feb 28), Nazri claimed that DAP is “the voice” of Malaysia’s Chinese community.
Nazri had earlier criticised billionaire Robert Kuok by calling him a “pondan” (effeminate) and said that Kuok should be stripped of his Malaysian citizenship after blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin alleged that the tycoon was funding various political parties to overthrow the Government.
Heng said it is as if Nazri, as a Barisan leader, is giving the mandate to DAP by lifting them up to insult MCA.
“He claimed that he was angry with Padang Rengas MCA for sabotaging his campaign in the previous election, but political sabotage is not new. I have experienced it and many have too, but no one has done what he did by openly criticising and attacking another component party,” she said.
While expressing her support to the party’s stance in demanding an apology from Nazri, Heng said the man should know what needs to be done when a mistake has been made without being told what to do.
“As a senior Cabinet Minister, as an adult, he should know what to do and put this to bed in a responsible manner,” she said.