The DAP is open to suggestions on the need for Chinese representation in the government and will respond to them later, advisor Lim Kit Siang said here Thursday.
"There seems to be a lot of suggestions and
proposals. We (will) give them time to come out with suggestions. We
will wait and see," Lim told a press conference when asked to comment
on calls for the DAP to join Barisan Nasional (BN) to ensure Chinese
representation in the government.
Former information minister
Tan Sri Zainuddin Maidin yesterday said this would obviously be
difficult for DAP and BN and their supporters, but needs to be done in
the interest of harmony and political stability in the country.
MCA central executive committee member Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan in an
interview with Sin Chew Daily yesterday said the DAP can represent the
Chinese community's interest at federal government level.
13th general election (GE13), BN won 133 parliamentary seats out of the
222 at stake to again form the government with a simple majority,
while Pakatan Rakyat took 89 seats.
Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak
who took his oath of office as Prime Minister before the Yang
di-Pertuan Agong on Monday is short of Chinese candidates for his new
This is because BN component the MCA, which only won
seven of the 37 parliamentary seats contested has decided to forgo
Meanwhile, Gerakan deputy president
Datuk Chang Ko Youn said the party will not follow the MCA by rejecting
all government posts.
Gerakan won only one parliamentary seat
and three state seats. It had contested in 11 parliamentary and 31
state seats nationwide.
This is what the Malaysian Chinese want
The Chinese in Malaysia want an honest relationship, a genuine partnership.
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