MCA had a field day when the PAS-led government in Kelantan pushed for Hudud laws to be implemented. According to Wanita MCA chief Datuk Heng Seai Kie, DAP had failed in stopping its partner in Pakatan Rakyat from doing so.
Of course, she was using this through a political standpoint against DAP.
However, when the amendment was proposed, all the 12 Umno state assemblymen of Kelantan supported the motion unanimously. This was fully backed by Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, a member of the Umno supreme council member.
He then slammed MCA and Gerakan for criticizing the move saying that it had nothing to do with them at all.
Perhaps he is right. But then again, he has been quite vocal recently in his call for the Malay community to boycott Chinese traders too.
The issue really is that if MCA could not look after their own backyard by stopping Umno members from supporting Hudud, perhaps the party should not be pointing fingers at the opposition.
The Hudud issue has already been talked about in the political arena for years now. PAS has been wanting to implement the law while DAP and PKR have both distanced themselves but with this amendment, it could well open up a lot of banana skins for politicians from both divide.
It could well break up Pakatan but how it will all unfurl remains to be seen. Meanwhile, the nation watches while MCA and Gerakan continues to kettle calling the pot black.