MCA remains with BN

Wee Ka Siong (left) with Mohamad Hasan and SA Vigneswaran.

PETALING JAYA: MCA today decided that it will remain in Barisan Nasional, a little over two weeks after it declared it was prepared to leave the opposition coalition following “racial statements” by an Umno leader.

In a statement this evening, party president Wee Ka Siong said MCA will remain with BN “to maintain multiracial cooperation”.

On March 4, MCA and MIC called for an urgent meeting of the coalition’s top leadership to decide on BN’s future, saying MCA leaders no longer believed BN was committed to multiracialism.

Wee and MIC president SA Vigneswaran, in a joint statement, expressed regret with the silence of Umno leaders over what they said were “racial remarks” by Padang Rengas MP Nazri Aziz.

Nazri reportedly questioned the appointment of non-Muslims to top posts such as the attorney-general, chief justice and finance minister.