MCA wants deputy minister’s head to roll

MCA has called on Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching to resign over her remarks regarding Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) inviting controversial Muslim preacher Zakir Naik to deliver a speech on its campus.

Party vice-president Ti Lian Ker said the deputy minister should have advised UUM of the potential damage and negative influence Zakir’s talk could have on its students.

“(Instead of doing this) she chose the easy way out by quoting ‘autonomy’… and escape from her responsibility to the Malaysians who voted her in,” he added.

Ti also pointed out that DAP published a media statement on its website in 2017 which described the Indian-born preacher as a “clear liability to Malaysia.”

The MCA leader said DAP must admonish, reprimand or take disciplinary action against the deputy minister over this issue.

“On the other hand, Teo should resign for failing to uphold and moderate ‘New Malaysia’ away from extremists,” he added in a statement this afternoon.

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