MCA has been slapped on the wrist by Deputy Prime Minister and BN deputy chairperson Muhyiddin Yassin for its attempts to ridicule PAS candidate Normala Sudirman for refusing to shake hands with male voters in Tenang.
"There is no need to go on about this. I don't want to prolong this matter," the BN's polls commander-in-chief told a press conference in Tenang today.
He said Normala has her reasons for not shaking hands - and than she has the freedom to do so - and that BN should not manipulate the issue.
"It is up to the voters to judge because she might have her own reasons. We in BN should not exploit the candidate's personal (reasons). That is her choice, but we leave it to the voters to judge."
Pressed further, Muhyiddin said there were other more important issues to be addressed.
"There are other main issues that need to be focused on (and) explained (in showing) our commitment to helping the people and the voters here."