MIC, MCA’s ‘cool response’ to Nazri’s remarks impresses Masing

Masing presenting a memento to Behrhorst, while Ravindran looks on.

KUCHING, March 5: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing has praised MCA and MIC for their cool response towards Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary-general Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz’s uncalled for statement.

Nazri had said that MCA and MIC, the two component parties of BN, were free to leave the coalition if they wanted to.

He said they were free to form new alliances and move on with other parties that had left BN after the 14th General Election (GE14) last year and opined that the leaving of the two parties was “not a loss” to BN.

“It is most unfortunate that the secretary-general of BN, Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz, uttered such words against MCA and MIC,” said Masing in a statement today.

He stressed that in a multiracial nation like Malaysia, there was a need for all races to come together to build the nation. No one is indispensable, he added.

“It is a political crisis like this that cool heads should prevail,” said Masing, who is also Minister of Infrastructure Development and Transportation.

Meanwhile, Masing, who is also a deputy chief minister, received a courtesy call from Sally Behrhorst, Counselor for Political Affairs of the US Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, at his office today. They discussed and exchanged ideas on various issues.

Behrhorst has served in the United States Diplomatic Corps for over 14 years in places such as Beijing, China to Tokyo, Japan and Sofia, Bulgaria.

While serving in Washington DC, she worked in the State Department’s Bureau of Energy Resources, overseeing energy diplomacy in the Office of the Middle East and Asia.

Also present was Ravindran Manickam, senior political specialist of the US Embassy in Kuala Lumpur. — DayakDaily