Wee and other MCA leaders ready to resign over Bill

MCA's deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong
PHOTO: The Star

KUALA LUMPUR - More MCA leaders, including deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong, will be resigning from their government posts if the hudud amendment Bill is passed.

"As Cabinet members and leaders of MCA, we hold ourselves accountable in the quest to uphold the principle of moderation in Malaysia. We have the duty and obligation to express our strongest opposition to the Bill.

"Hence, we will relinquish our ministerial positions should the Bill be passed in the Dewan Rakyat," Dr Wee said in a statement on Sunday.

Earlier on Saturday, MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai was the first to express his desire to resign as Transport Minister if the Bill tabled by PAS was passed in parliament.

Both party secretary-general Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan and vice-president Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun have said they will follow Liow's suit in whatever decision he makes.

"We are with the president. Whatever decision he makes, we will back him up. It will not only be him that resigns. He will not be the only one to make such a decision and face it alone. All of us are with him," Ong said.

Chew said the actions of party leaders will be "consistent and in-sync" with the president's.

"We will follow his lead," she said.

MCA National Youth Chief Senator Chong Sin Woon also confirmed his support for this action. "I am firmly behind the top leadership of MCA and will follow suit without question," he said.

The leaders spoke to reporters after a special briefing on hudud was held for party members at MCA's headquarters on Sunday morning.