The MCA Youth today slammed the opposition pact for practising double standards over a question raised by Duyong State Assemblyman Gan Tian Loo during the Melaka state legislative assembly sitting on Monday.
Its secretary-general, Datuk Chai Kim Sen, said opposition pact
members obviously held the belief that only they were allowed to raise
But, whenever there were unfavourable rumours circulating against
them, they would throw all kinds of 'conspiracy theories' in an attempt
to evade answering questions pertaining to them, he noted.
"Betty Chew is the state assemblyman for Kota Laksamana, and not just
the wife of the Penang chief minister. She may choose to refute or
clarify, or choose to answer and not answer the question," he said in a
statement in Kuala Lumpur today.
Chai said DAP assemblymen's action in accusing MCA of a conspiracy
outside the state assembly and staging a walkout had made the issue
He added, both the government and the opposition were responsible for
raising questions on various issues in the state legislative assembly
or in Parliament.
Chai said, from time to time, representatives of the opposition pact
DAP-PKR-PAS in both state assembly and Parliament would ask Barisan
Nasional representatives to clarify certain rumours being circulated by
the online media, saying it was all part of democracy and transparency.
The Melaka State Assembly suspended five DAP assemblymen -- Chew
(Kota Laksamana), Goh Leong San (Kesidang), Khoo Poay Tiong (Ayer
Keroh), Tey Kok Kiew (Banda Hilir) and Lim Jak Wong (Bachang) -- for six
months for defiance and causing a commotion at its sitting yesterday.