MALAYSIA’S BARISAN NASIONAL CHIEF REBUKES CALLS FOR DISBANDMENT
The chairman of Malaysia’s opposition coalition Barisan Nasional (BN), Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, on Monday rebuked its member party, the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA), for asking the former ruling alliance to be dissolved, The Strait Times reports. The 65th MCA General Assembly has unanimously passed a resolution to empower its Central Committee to begin the process of dissolving the BN and forming a new alliance. MCA president Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong said BN had suffered a significant tilt in power and every component party needed a reassessment to transform their respective parties. BN lost to Pakatan Harapan (PH) on the last general election in May.