PETALING JAYA: The refusal of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to dissolve the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) at the end of his 100-day mandate shows that the country is governed by one person, says Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun (Pic).
The vice president of the MCA also said that this also showed that Dr. Mahathir has no confidence in his cabinet.
Said that DAP had previously claimed that Pakatan Harapan was able to control and balance from the inside & # 39; and that the opposition did not have to.
"It has been observed, however, that cabinet members and elected representatives of DAP and PKR have been low-handed and refuse to speak out on issues related to the recognition of the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC), the abolition of tolls and a proposed third national car project, "she said in a statement on Sunday (August 26).
Chew said that Dr. Mahathir mentioned the cabinet's lack of experience as the reason why the CEP is still required, and that the CEP will get a new role, proving that he does not trust his own cabinet.
"Instead, the CEP will" assist "the government, does this mean that CEP members actually fulfill the role of ministers?" she asked.
"What are the views of DAP and PKR on the new role that the CEP will fulfill? If they agree with the decision of Tun Dr Mahathir, does this mean that they themselves admit that they are not qualified?
"If this is the case, then they all have to give up their posts and give way to others," Chew added.
"We agree with Lim Kit Siang's statement on May 20, stressing the importance of strong opposition: on June 8, he even said he wants MCA and Barisan Nasional to continue living," she said.
However, Chew said that the party denounced Lim's statement, claiming that MCA was not suitable to provide a check and balance.
She said that MCA maintains its position that Pakatan itself is not able to 'control and balance' & # 39; to do, and requires the opposition to take that role.