Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Heng cannot rebut what is the truth- that that MCA, MIC and Gerakan leaders have been sleeping on their jobs on the April 2009 Cabinet decision about unilateral conversion of minors



Press Statement by M Kula Segaran, DAP National Vice Chairman and MP for Ipoh Barat in Ipoh on Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Heng cannot rebut what is the truth- that that MCA, MIC and Gerakan leaders have been sleeping on their jobs on the April 2009 Cabinet decision about unilateral conversion of minors

In response to Wanita MCA National Chairman Datuk Heng Seai Kie ‘s call  on the government to amend the laws regarding unilateral conversion of minors, I had on June 7 questioned her why MCA, MIC and Gerakan leaders had been sleeping on their jobs on the issue.

I had said:

“What Heng is correct but she needs to answer one question –what has MCA done all this while when the government t did not follow up on the 2009 April Cabinet’s decision banning unilateral conversions of minors? 

Similarly, why did the other component BN parties like MIC, Gerakan fail to ensure that the necessary law changes are presented to Parliament? 

It has to be noted that MCA, Gerakan were represented in the Cabinet before last year’s general election while MIC leaders have always been in the Cabinet.

Can Heng explain why the MCA, MIC and Gerakan leaders have been sleeping on their jobs?” 

In the Sin Chew Daily today, Heng has replied and said firstly, that the focus now should be to get Police to enforce the Ipoh and Seremban High Court orders and secondly that the MCA had taken a stand on the Indira Gandhi’s case when she applied to have her child returned to her.

Her response was no response at all as my earlier statement was solely on the issue of the April 2009 Cabinet decision which MCA leaders had given support but had done nothing to ensure that the necessary law changes were introduced for the last 6 years.

Obviously Heng could not rebut what is the truth, that MCA, MIC and Gerakan leaders have been sleeping on their jobs.

It is also shocking that Heng wants to claim some credit for her party on the Indira Gandhi ‘s case by stating that MCA had taken  a stand via  press statement. How pathetic!

I also wish to take this opportunity to rebut Wanita MIC‘s accusation that I was turning the unilateral conversion of minors into a gender issue.

Mohana Muniandy said on June 8 that the issue must be dealt with by everybody and people should not just rely on women politicians to resolve the matter.

If she had read my full statement, she would know that I actually questioned why the MCA, MIC and Gerakan Ministers did not do the follow up on the April 2009 Cabinet decision, and not their party women wings.

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