MCA has been avoiding BN Supreme Council meetings, says Umno

MCA does not want to be questioned on its call to dissolve Barisan Nasional, says Umno acting president Mohamad Hasan.

SHAH ALAM: The Barisan Nasional Supreme Council has not held a meeting where all three main components were present since Mohamad Hasan took over as Umno acting president in December.

The former Negeri Sembilan menteri besar said MCA had been reluctant to attend some of the meetings, forcing Umno to either meet the party or MIC separately and on an “ad hoc” basis.

“MCA is afraid that if a supreme council meeting is held, they would be forced to table its resolution of dissolving the coalition. And they do not want the press asking them about it,” he said after a forum in Shah Alam today.

At its AGM in December, MCA passed a resolution for BN’s dissolution and for a more effective coalition to be forged. This followed the coalition’s dismal performance in the May 9 polls.

Mohamad went on to state that he will not stop any of the components from quitting BN but reminded the parties to strengthen themselves and rely less on Umno.

He said the component parties should not act as a fair-weather friend to the coalition.

“We should stick together in good times and in bad.”

Umno acting president Mohamad Hasan.

On a separate note, Mohamad slammed Putrajaya’s economic policies, saying the federal government did not have a solid economic plan apart from wanting to manufacture a third national car and build a crooked bridge in Johor.

“But what is the blueprint for the nation? Can anyone tell me?

“I don’t think Pakatan Harapan leaders know anything about an economic blueprint for the future.”