KUALA LUMPUR - MCA wants the "increasingly heated" dispute between Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to end, as it is likely to tarnish Barisan Nasional's image.
MCA deputy president Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong said while the former prime minister had the country's and ruling party's best interests at heart, the spat between the two was becoming "increasingly heated day by day".
Dr Wee, who was speaking to reporters after a cheque presentation ceremony to loan recipients of the Chang Min Tien Foundation, said if the scenario remained unsolved, "it will tarnish Barisan Nasional's image in the long run".
When asked if it would be better for the party if Dr Mahathir remained silent, Dr Wee chuckled and quipped that it was disrespectful to "ask a 91-year old man to shut up".
"The Opposition is now using Tun M's (Dr Mahathir) statements to attack the Government," he said, adding that the argument is diverting the country's attention away what BN is doing to help the people.