KUCHING, Oct 29 (Bernama) -- Sarawak Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud has called on all parties not to prolong and blow up the issue of bullying raised by members of smaller components of the coalition.
He said the allegation that bigger component parties were bullying the rest was "a small matter".
"You don't need to ask me questions like this," he told reporters at his office in Wisma Bapa Malaysia here today.
He was asked to comment on a Malaysiakini report on Saturday which quoted Parti Rakyat Sarawak member Beginda Minda of the Balleh division as saying that Umno at the federal level and Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) in Sarawak were too dominant and bullying smaller BN components.
Taib who is Sarawak Chief Minister, is also PBB president.
Former MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting was also reported to have said during the party's 55th general assembly recently that Umno seemed far more dominant compared to the other components and wanted the BN leadership to correct the situation.