By John Isaac
MCA will continue supporting the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government until the next general election given the current severity of the Covid-19 pandemic.
In a statement today, the MCA Political Bureau said since last year, the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition, which MCA is part of, decided to support PN until the 15th General Election (GE15).
“MCA is a component member of the Barisan Nasional coalition and has reiterated its resolve to remain with BN during this year’s General Assembly.
“The facts and reality are evident; not one party or coalition can form a stable government if the PN government falls right now.
“It will only drag the country into yet another deep-end of a political crisis, to the detriment of the people and country,” the bureau said in a statement.
The MCA Political Bureau also agreed with Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s decision to test his legitimacy as the Prime Minister in the Dewan Rakyat in September through a motion of confidence, describing it as the right move.
At the same time, MCA also urged the government to do some tweaking on several things involving Putrajaya’s decisions on Covid-19-related matters such as the prolonged Movement Control Order (MCO).
“The current MCO has not been effective in reducing the number of infections. Prolonging the MCO will only serve to compound the distress of the people who struggle to make a living.”
The party also urged Putrajaya to reopen the economic sector in stages, given the successful rollout of the Covid-19 National Immunisation Programme (NIP) and reaching its targeted goals.
“At present, we are still facing the Covid-19 pandemic and a sluggish economic situation. Political stability is key to protecting lives and livelihoods.
“A comprehensive approach to vaccinating the population remains the best way for our country at the moment.” – NST