Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Soi Lek: Let bygones be bygones
MCA president Dr Chua Soi Lek says that he would let bygones be bygones in order to strengthen his party. The former health minister said that he was willing to put the past behind him and continue working with members to restore the Chinese community's confidence in the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN).
"I've already said many times I'll work with anyone if that will strengthen the party," he replied when asked to comment on the party's Wanita chairman Chew Mei Fun who had said that she would quit if he had won the top post.
Chew was one of Chua's most vocal critics who had repeatedly questioned his moral character as a leader after his sex DVD surfaced two years ago.
No word after party elections
Chew had also vowed to quit her party post if Chua became MCA chief, but had kept silent on the matter after the party elections on Sunday.
Chua said that he had received many phone calls from the women's wing's central committee members about their chief.
"For the stability of Wanita, Chew Mei Fun will have to think carefully.
"I don't take to heart what was in the past. That is how we succeed," Chua told reporters after hosting a dinner for local MCA divisional members here tonight.
Chua also pledged RM50,000 for the Hulu Selangor MCA division for the upcoming parliamentary by-election, in an attempt to cobble together grassroots support for the heavily splintered party.
The Hulu Selangor seat fell vacant following the death of its MP Dr Zainal Abidin Ahmad last week.
courtesy of Malaysian Mirror