Part of my speech delivered in the Muar MCA swearing in ceremony appeared in the Chinese Press. This is in relation to the fall of the Pakatan state government in Perak.
I felt that as a gentleman, BN should have the courage to accept plans and strategies beneficial to rakyat promoted by PR state government in Perak. At the same time with specific reference to Perak state government, it should continues to implement these plans, for example the freehold land title to the new villages to ensure its success. We should practice bi-partisan politic.
After 308 election, people have higher expectation of government and they will compare both government, BN and PR government to see which is better.
The crossover is an act of denying the system of democracy where the rakyat decides but the 3 Perak ADUNs who has quit PR has just chosen to be Independents that support BN and not “crossover” to BN. This will always generate a lot of controversy.
In the speech, I also encouraged more PR wakil rakyat to quit PR and become Independents that support BN.
At the moment, Perak BN state government is facing 2 major challenges; whether or not BN state government is accepted by the rakyat and whether or not they are welcomed by the rakyat.
People will not only request for country’s development, they hope that the society is stable and everyone live in peace, the most important thing is that whatever decision made by the government must be fair, democratic and transparent as to ensure that the rights and benefits of all races is being taken care of.
I also urged MCA leadership not only participates in interaction with MCA members and should participate in more non-MCA functions and try to understand Chinese who are non-MCA members.