MCA Youth chief Chong Sin Woon has asked DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng to censure Umno supreme council member Nazri Abdul Aziz.
This was after Nazri said DAP, not MCA, represented the Chinese community and that Lim was the "boss".
Nazri made the scathing comment against MCA yesterday, after Chong demanded the tourism minister apologise for his attacks against tycoon Robert Kuok – which the youth leader likened to insulting the entire Chinese community.
"Since Nazri said Lim is the boss, shouldn't you (Lim) persuade or instruct your good friend (Nazri) to apologise to our good friend (Kuok)?
"This is your job, since you have been labelled as the boss. Even though we do not recognise him as the boss, Nazri certainly does," he told journalists in Cyberjaya this morning.
Yesterday, Nazri unleashed a tirade on Chong, stating that he was in no position to make demands unless he proves himself by defeating DAP national organising secretary Anthony Loke in Seremban, whom the minister described as a "good friend."
Chong is slated to contest in the parliamentary constituency of Seremban in the next general election, where Loke is the incumbent MP.
Noting that since Nazri had called Loke a "good friend," Chong said the Seremban MP too should rein in the minister.
"Ask (Nazri's) good friend Loke. It's been three days and I have not seen him state his opinion (in the Kuok matter). Would you not defend us (Chinese community) simply because of your friendship with Nazri?" he said.
Chong added that Lim's statement about Nazri's attacks against Kuok had also been "very mild."
"Instead, it is MCA, which Nazri claimed does not represent the Chinese community, that has to speak up," he said.
Nazri had previously labelled the Hong Kong-based Kuok "pondan" (effeminate) and challenged him to relinquish his Malaysian citizenship, after blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin claimed the billionaire was funding the DAP.
Kuok subsequently denied the allegations and said he reserved the right to sue the UK-based blogger.
Although Nazri thanked Kuok for the clarification, he maintained that he would not apologise for his outbursts against the billionaire.