In yesterday's NST, MCA President Ong Ka Ting urged the Chinese community to educate themselves and read up on their rights as stated in the federal constitution.
Ong said that understanding the spirit of the constitution would also raise political awareness and boost the confidence among the Chinese in regards to their position in the country’s future.
"If you know the constitution well, then all this talk about Islamic state versus secular state would not worry you."
In what he claimed would be his final statement on the issue of whether Malaysia was an Islamic country, Ong said that "nothing any politician said could challenge the sanctity of the constitution".
Earlier, at the MCA Annual Delegates' Conference, Ong proclaimed that UMNO is the most suitable partner for MCA and the party will not work with other Malay based party. I am sure Ong's proclaimation had moved many UMNO top leaders to tears.
Hence, it is not too unreasonable for one to reflect on what would be MCA's position should UMNO decides to amend the federal constitution so that Malaysia can properly be considered an Islamic State?
Knowing our rights alone is not enough if politicians such as Ong and his colleagues in the BN are not committed to the struggle of preserving the spirit of the federal constitution.
YB, we will read the federal constitution and we hope you will do your part in the BN and the parliament.