Monday, March 9, 2009

Chew Mei Fun fully supporting the Raja of Perlis remarks that "in Malaysia, every race is tuan."

10 March 2009

Press Statement issued by MCA Perlis Chairman Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun welcoming remarks by the Raja of Perlis that “in Malaysia, every race is tuan.”

MCA Perlis fully supports Raja of Perlis remarks that “in Malaysia, every race is tuan”

MCA Perlis Chairman Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun today welcomed the remarks by the Raja of Perlis DYMM Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Putra Syed Jamalullail that “in Malaysia, every race is tuan”. Mei Fun said that “MCA Perlis fully supports the open mindedness of Tuanku, the Raja of Perlis. Tuanku’s remarks provide reassurances not only to Perlis residents, but to all Malaysians as well.”

Mei Fun accentuated that “in our nation, every Malaysia is a tuan in this country. Therefore, every citizen should enjoy an equal rights and opportunities.” Recalling that MCA’s position on equal rights and opportunities has never wavered, she took to task “people who assume themselves as superior and look down on other races as subservient - these are the people who hold personal agendas. This type of narrow-minded politicians will be rejected by the people.”

Mei Fun who is also the Wanita MCA national Chairman then urged all Malaysians to learn from the Raja of Perlis’ wisdom which fully reflects the Malaysian values of peace and mutual appreciation. “We should remove narrow-minded extremist racist views and uphold the spirit of Rakyat Malaysia, that is, all Malaysian citizens are equal irrespective of race, religion, age, gender or social status. Malaysians should move forward in building a harmonious society based on power sharing, mutual respect for each other.”

As 2009 marks the 60th anniversary of MCA’s inauguration, Mei Fun reminded that, “Since MCA formation in 1949 till today, MCA has upheld and continues to uphold the spirit of multiracial struggle with equal rights for all races as our main objective.” She highlighted MCA founding father Tun Tan Cheng Lock’s quote that “the Malayan Chinese Association motto is NOT ‘for Chinese only’ but ‘for all Malayans.’”

Reflecting on the speech by MCA President Dato’ Sri Ong Tee Keat at the party’s 60th anniversary celebrations last week, the Wanita MCA chief re-emphasized MCA’s transformation process. “MCA will be fearless in championing equal opportunities and a level playing field, not only for the Chinese community, but for all Malaysians.”


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