PETALING JAYA, Malaysia - The MCA has slammed Pakatan Rakyat for claiming that the forced by-election in Kajang would help improve the performance of the Opposition-led Selangor Government.
Selangor MCA deputy chairman Datuk Donald Lim brushed off such talk as "ridiculous and childish".
"The deliberately created by-election by PKR and Pakatan was a waste of public funds and has reduced the people to collateral damage for Pakatan's own power struggle," he said in a statement yesterday.
Lim said to cover up the people's disappointment, PKR and Pakatan made excuses to justify their cause and also threatened Selangorians with a so-called potential crisis on politics, economy and education in the state.
If the resignation of the assemblyman could improve the unity of Pakatan and bring improvement to Selangor, all state Pakatan elected representatives should resign, Lim said.
Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim and PKR adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had reportedly said that the by-election would strengthen Pakatan in the state and make it easier for the Opposition pact to capture Putrajaya.