The DAP secretary-general should have used the equal time given to him during the debate to rebut allegations, says MCA Youth.KUALA LUMPUR: DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng should have refuted allegations directed at him by MCA during the debate between him and MCA president Dr Chua Soi Lek last Saturday and not through the media subsequently, MCA Youth chief Wee Ka Siong said today.
He said equal time was given to both sides to speak, but Lim did not use the time to refute those allegations; instead he chose to explain his excuses at press conferences and issuing press statements after the debate.
“There is no announced winner in the debate as that decision is left to the voters to decide. Therefore Lim need not get himself over-excited, as everything was fairly done.
“The debate will naturally allow everyone space to rationally discuss issues; starting a war of words after the debate is wrong and is in contrast to the fundamental purpose of a debate,” he said in a statement here.
He said Lim’s accusations that Chua purposely targeted him during the debate and that the arrangement of the debate hall was done in an unfair manner was baffling.
“There are two sides to every comment, and it depends on how one looks at it. If one has a narrow-minded view or interpretation of things, then anything can be construed as a personal attack, and that has twisted the real meaning of the debate,” he added.
Meanwhile, in a separate statement, MCA publicity department said members of the public can view the debate between Chua and Lim titled “Chinese at a political crossroad : Is the two party system becoming a two race system” online.
They can browse the party’s website http://www.mca.org.my/), party’s official Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/MCAHQ), or party official Youtube page (http://www.youtube.com/MCAHQ,) to view the debate, which was recorded live with no omissions.
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