PORT DICKSON, Jan 22 2017 : Datuk Seri Najib Razak has denied that MCA had requested for the post of deputy prime minister to be given to the party as claimed by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
The Prime Minister said throughout his tenure as the country’s number one leader, never once did the Barisan Nasional (BN) component party asked to be given the number two post and the post of Finance Minister.
“Recently, it was revealed that DAP asked for the post of DPM and Finance Minister, when the Malays are angry, he said MCA. Since I become PM, MCA has never asked for the DPM post. This is a lie.
“I deny and I ask MCA to also deny. MCA has three ministerial posts and they are thankful. Don’t do a lot of U-turns,” he said.
Najib said this in his speech at a luncheon in conjunction with the 60th anniversary of the Malaysian Tamil Youth Bell Club at the Grand Hall, Lukut here today. – Bernama