Datuk Seri Dr. Chua Soi Lek feels that a lot of MCA leaders blame UMNO for the lost in the general election and this is not quite true because MCA should also bear some responsibilities.
He pointed out that undeniably, UMNO as the biggest component party should bear the responsibility for the lost in the general election, but as the 2nd largest party, MCA should take up part of the responsibility.
He stressed that as a party that represents the Chinese, MCA should protect Chinese's hope, benefit, position and effeciently raises the needs and requests of the Chinese so that other races understand our needs because if MCA didn't play their role right, it will raise satisfaction among the Chinese.
Chua was speaking to the press in a function in Batu Pahat.
He said that for now, MCA should unite and not to split up just because they lost in the election. When asked regarding the new list for Johor State Liaison Committee that his name was not in it, Chua said that it is up to the MCA President to appoint committee members and it is his prerogative to do so.
He further said that at the moment, Johor MCA is a stable and united state and they have always maintain good relationship with the state government so that they understand the problems faced by the Chinese.
-Nanyang Siang Pau, 02/04/2008-