Wee: Working with PAS won’t bring Umno back to power

MCA deputy president Wee Ka Siong says a PAS-Umno cooperation is not feasible.

PETALING JAYA: MCA deputy president Wee Ka Siong today dismissed any collaboration between PAS and Umno as unfeasible, and that it will not propel Barisan Nasional back to power.

In reality, Wee said it would push Chinese and Indian voters closer to Pakatan Harapan (PH).

Wee said 85 of 222 parliamentary seats in the country consisted of more than 35% Chinese and Indian voters, and 69 of the seats were made up of more than 40% Chinese and Indian voters.

“A PAS-Umno cooperation is also not feasible for the 31 seats in Sarawak and 25 in Sabah. If Umno chooses to work together with PAS, BN can kiss these constituencies goodbye,” he said in a statement on Facebook.

Wee was responding to comments made by Umno supreme council member Lokman Noor Adam, who was of the view that a PAS-Umno collaboration could propel BN back to power.

Wee said Chinese and Indian voters snubbed BN in the May 9 general election because they felt Umno had become authoritarian and racist.

“Lokman is in no position to make any decision on behalf of other political parties. Malaysia is a multiracial country and all of us should uphold moderation and diversity.

“To quote former Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin, Umno should steer away from racial politics and focus on socio-economic issues. Initiate constructive discourse on the economy, tax system, cost of living, transportation, among others, to keep PH on their toes and to contribute meaningfully to nation building.

“Otherwise, there will be no rebound for that party,” he added.