THE END OF THE MCA AS WE KNOW IT: FROM CHINESE-BACKED PARTY TO BN MINION? But MCA would like us to blame DAP…

19 April 2018

Liew: Umno is the ‘real architect’ of MCA’s elimination plan

(Updated )

DAP strategist Liew Chin Tong (above) has described Umno as the “real architect” behind the impending “elimination” of MCA.

Liew said that at present, Umno and MCA were still squabbling over seat allocations, unlike Pakatan Harapan which has already completed their process nationwide.

Moreover, the redrawing of electoral boundaries had also made it more difficult for MCA to win in elections, he said.

“It is clear that Umno is the real architect behind the elimination of MCA. MCA members should realise by now who their real enemies are,” said Liew in a statement today.

Liew was responding to recent claims by MCA leaders that DAP was out to “eliminate” MCA and Gerakan in the upcoming general elections.

Among others, MCA spokesperson Ti Lian Ker claimed that DAP was trying to monopolise Chinese political representation in a new federal government.

On uncertainty over MCA’s seat allocation, Liew pointed out that MCA had to make way for Umno candidates in Kuantan, Wangsa Maju and Gelang Patah in 2013.

This time around, MCA might even have to do so in Bandar Tun Razak, Lumut and Tebrau.

“This is really bad for MCA. Even its seemingly winnable seats were taken away by Umno and Umno intends to grab even more seats from MCA.

“Can we see now who is trying to eliminate MCA?” said Liew.

On the redrawing of electoral boundaries, Liew said the new borders now greatly favour Umno at MCA’s expense.

https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/420532

MCA has always been there for us. The harmony coalition with MIC & UMNO has never been disturbed until the disruption and constant provocation by the DAP in order to garner more Chinese votes. Dont pretend lah Lim Kit Siang! We know your agenda too well!

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20 March 2018

MCA may have to ‘cede’ four seats to Umno

Kow Gah Chie
(Updated )

GE 14| BN’s allocation of parliamentary seats for MCA could potentially be reduced to 36, down from a peak of 40 in 2008, in the wake of intense lobbying by aspiring Umno candidates.

In 2013, MCA had “loaned” three seats – Kuantan, Gelang Patah and Wangsa Maju – to Umno, on grounds that the latter stood a better chance.

Although Gelang Patah does not appear to be in contention, checks with Kuantan and Wangsa Maju Umno leaders indicated that status quo for their two areas was a near certainty.

However, efforts are also underway to pressure MCA into ceding the right to field candidates for Bandar Tun Razak and Lumut to Umno, for a variety of reasons.

All four are mixed-ethnicity seats with a Malay-majority. They were all won by PKR candidates in 2013.

Talk of Umno taking over seats traditionally set aside for MCA has been rife over the past few years, following MCA’s dismal performance in 2013.

At the time, MCA won only seven parliamentary seats – down from a record of 31 in 2004 – of which only one seat, Labis, did not have a Malay majority.

https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/416402

GE 13 HAS SOUNDED THE END OF THE MCA AS WE KNOW IT.

PERHAPS THAT IS GOOD. A NEW BREED MAY ARISE, PEOPLE WITHIN MCA WHO CARE ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE, NOT POWER OR MONEY OR CARRYING UMNO’S BIG LEG.

“Today, with just a few hours left on the campaign clock, talk is that the MCA’s Johor fortress will come crumbling down tomorrow at the announcement of the polls results.”

CLARA CHOOI
ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR
MALAYSIAN INSIDER
May 04, 2013

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The MCA (Malaysian Chinese Association)

GE 13: Whom will the Chinese vote for?

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MCA will not die as long as Umno survives

YOURSAY | ‘Recent excitement over China investments has made MCA more relevant.’

What can MCA do for BN?

Clever Voter: Despite the declining support in urban constituencies, MCA will survive.

They have deep pockets and the support of the business community. The support from wealthy tycoons is because they are closed to the establishment.

Recent excitement over China investments has also made MCA more relevant.

But the political party cannot be forgiven for doing a lousy job at the policy level. They are too self-serving. The Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) scandal is a classic case of ‘you help me, I help you’.

Not all members of Chinese community are wealthy and many do not enjoy access to employment, business and social opportunities. Sadly, this is not going to happen as long as the party is content with only crumbs.

Iiiizzzziiii: This is quite an insightful article which attempts to dwell on the psyche of the Chinese Malaysians. Good observation, but it misses the main point.

MCA caters for an aging Chinese population who yearns for the good old days, without addressing the needs of the younger generation.

It is not making any headway with them because this is the information age, and there are many ways to obtain news other than through its official mouthpiece, The Star.

In this modern age, MCA is caught with their pants down because of the younger generation’s ease of accessing information, providing them with a different take of the story.

The younger generation is very much different from their elders and perhaps the author (S Thayaparan) may want to explore this area further.

Malaysia4All: Don’t forget that MCA was given a lot of leeway before by the Chinese community that continued to vote for MCA despite MCA being sidelined by Umno within the BN coalition.

MCA is no longer fighting for the Chinese, as it is clearly seen as Umno’s lapdog that would not criticise Umno for its wrongdoing.

This realisation has set in that it was no longer useful voting for MCA as it is no longer protecting the rights of the Chinese minority. Cheat me once, shame on you; cheat me twice, shame on me.

The Chinese have learned not to be cheated twice.

Dont Just Talk: A past president of MCA, Ling Liong Sik said that the fish rots from the head and if the MCA leaders and followers fail to see the magnitude of corruption in this country and are blind to the fish head, who is MCA ‘tai-kor’, receiving US$681 million in his personal bank account, how do they expect the Chinese community to vote for BN in the coming 14th GE?

These are the basic principles of leadership and yet MCA leaders fail to see the elephant which is running amok in their China shop.
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7 June 2017

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What can MCA do for BN?

S Thayaparan
S THAYAPARAN is Commander (Rtd) of the Royal Malaysian Navy.

COMMENT | The answer to that is MCA obviously cannot do anything much for the ruling BN coalition anymore. How do you remain relevant when you have lost your voting base? Umno does not need MCA to win elections. The dodgy meme that the current Umno prime minster is a “minority” prime minster is as fallacious as the so-called “Chinese tsunami”.

It is pointless talking about the other communities here in Malaysia because this has always been about the Malay-Chinese dialectic. How this regime demonises the Chinese community when the hegemon is in trouble or relies on it – former prime minister and now de facto opposition leader Dr Mahathir Mohamad actually at one time thanked the Chinese community for sustaining his power – in times of plenty demonstrates the symbiotic relationship between economic power, race and political stability.
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The “Malay” heartland, which the opposition has been unable to influence beyond coming up with dodgy data on how the heartland is not as secure as Umno believes, remains the key to Putrajaya. That most strategically adroit of political operatives – Mahathir – realises that if he can destabilise Umno in the peninsula to the point that Umno has to rely on Sabah and Sarawak for power, it would be game over for the current Umno potentate.

All of this merely means that as far as remaining relevant, MCA has very little to do now. By its own admission it has lost its Chinese voting base. The problem is, what does MCA think the Chinese community really wants? What exactly has MCA done wrong that has made the community lose trust, not in the BN coalition but rather in MCA?

Five years ago, in the MCA’s long journey into night, I wrote – “What is really destroying MCA is not the propaganda of DAP but the acceptance by a large voting demographic of the Chinese community that no representation in the government is better than MCA representation.”

So, this idea that representation in the federal government is the holy grail of the basis of “Chinese” support is mistaken. As far as anyone can tell, and most political insiders, establishment and opposition will tell you – most often off the record – is that all the opposition has to do is remain relevant on a state level and the majority of the Chinese vote will always go to the opposition.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/columns/384788?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

6 June 2017

MCA boss admits Chinese community, gov’t distrust each other

There is mutual distrust between the Chinese community and the government, conceded MCA president Liow Tiong Lai.

In view of this, he called on the government to break the deadlock, and extend an olive branch by implementing policies in line with the wishes of the community.

Speaking to Sin Chew Daily, Liow said Umno was disappointed that the Chinese backed the opposition in the 2008 and 2013 general elections.

On the same note, the MCA president said the Chinese community should support the BN government in order for it to maintain a moderate approach with the support of various races.

“I must emphasise that the strength of the Chinese is precious, they can change the future of the nation,” he added.

Liow, who is also transport minister, pledged that as long as MCA exists, the party would ensure that Umno adopts a moderate and democratic approach.

“I am a Chinese… I understand there are unhappy voices. So, I often voice out in the cabinet that BN should deal with the sentiments of the community instead of handing out funds and goodies during the general election, thinking they can get the support of the Chinese in return,” he added.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/384756

MCA won’t accept the reality that it is seen as still betraying the Chinese.

GE 14 is coming and a desperate MCA tries to find its place in a nation filled with political parties, old and new. It has to do something. It has to attack everyone else.

You name it, the MCA is after it: UMNO, Mahathir, Muhyiddin, the DAP, who else?

Desperate times calls for desperate measures: The MCA attacks all and sundry…

The stark contrast between the two scenes — a show of indifference to MCA’s Tee Yong and the idol-worship of the DAP’s Lim — has been the same throughout Johor since campaigning for the country’s most heated polls contest kicked off on April 20.

Malaysia Insider

In Johor, a struggling MCA on the brink of collapse

BY CLARA CHOOI
ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR
May 04, 2013

Tee Yong speaks to a woman while on his campaign rounds in Labis recently.JOHOR BARU, May 4 — Inside a small tuckshop in a town called Tenang Station in Labis, Johor, a mahjong game was left abandoned on a cool Thursday afternoon.

Its four players — two middle-aged and two elderly men — had left the seats they were occupying since breakfast to stand outside on the street along with other patrons, craning their heads to watch as Lim Kit Siang’s colourful motorcade pulled up front.

 

Before the 72-year-old Lim could step out of the vehicle, they rushed to hold the door open for him, many among them shouting “Ini kalilah” and “Ubah”, the famous rallying cries of Pakatan Rakyat (PR) that has been reverberating throughout Johor since April 20.

About 6km away in a neighbouring village called Pekan Air Panas, a white-haired man was tucking away at his food when incumbent Labis MP Datuk Chua Tee Yong came by to shake his hand.

 

Looking disturbed, he barely acknowledged Tee Yong, who is the son of MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek, and only glanced briefly at the camera before returning to his interrupted meal.
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Of the seven federal seats the MCA is contesting, at least four look shaky, namely Labis, Kluang, Kulai and Bakri, all Chinese-majority areas. Bakri was the sole seat that the DAP won from the MCA in Election 2008.

Without these four Chinese-majority seats, the MCA’s parliamentary representation will be significantly slashed and the party, in keeping with a two-year-old promise made by its presidential council, would have to turn down any offer of government positions.

The other seats — Ayer Hitam, Tebrau and Tanjung Piai — boast a higher percentage of Malay voters, which observers believe might be the only saving factor that could keep the MCA in power there.
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Across Johor, PR’s ceramahs have been attracting massive, almost frenzied crowds of predominantly Chinese voters who come decked out from head to foot in PR merchandise, from their T-shirts to caps, banners, balloons and even face paints.

Every big ceramah event has resulted in donations of up to over RM200,000, particularly in central Johor, mirroring the number of supporters who not only turn up but are willing to part with money to back PR’s campaign.

But in comparison, the MCA’s campaign has been drab, a rehash of old tricks from an even older political playbook that include daily walkabouts in markets and neighbourhoods to greet voters, and orderly sit-down dinners where participants are fed with repeated warnings that a PR government would implement hudud law.

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/in-johor-a-struggling-mca-on-the-brink-of-collapse/

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DONALD LIM OF ‘DON’T MAKE US EAT EGG’ INFAMY speaks to a large and EMPTY restaurant. Wasn’t the meal free? Or did the crowd eat free and then left for the PR ceramah where no food was provided?

Donald don't make us eat egg Lim

MCA MAN DOESN’T WANT TO EAT EGGS!

Selangor MCA chief Donald Lim Siang Chai appealed to voters in the state not to wipe out the party from Selangor as it has been working hard to serve the people in the past five years, despite being badly defeated in 2008.

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Selangor MCA chief Donald Lim Siang Chai is also an MCA vice-president and deputy finance minister.

Malaysiakini

Please don’t make us ‘eat egg’, S’gor MCA tells voters
2:00PM Mar 29, 2013

Selangor MCA chief Donald Lim Siang Chai appealed to voters in the state not to wipe out the party from Selangor as it has been working hard to serve the people in the past five years, despite being badly defeated in 2008.

“Although the voters had rejected us (MCA) in the last general election, we still carried on with our service.

“I hope the people will give us some votes. Don’t make us eat egg,” Lim said in an exclusive interview with Oriental Daily News.

Please don’t make us ‘eat egg’, S’gor MCA tells voters

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CHUA SOI LEK GETS HIS WISH: NO ONG TEE KEAT FOR PANDAN. NO ONG TEE KEAT ANYWHERE!

Pandan is a parliamentary constituency in Kuala Lumpur, comprising 49.3% Malays and 45.0% Chinese. Datuk Ong Tee Kiat is immensely popular here, since becoming its Member of Parliament in 2004. Even during the political tsunami in 2008, he retained his seat with an increased number of votes, while the 2 state assembly seats under the Pandan parliamentary constituency fell to the opposition.

(Pandan parliamentary constituency, Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia) 

Free Malaysia Today

MCA introduces 68 new faces, drops Tee Keat

FMT Staff | April 15, 2013

The party will be contesting in 37 parliament and 90 state seats.

KUALA LUMPUR: MCA today dropped former party president Ong Tee Keat from contesting in the May 5 general election. The Pandan parliamentary constituency will now be contested by 39-year-old lawyer Garry Lim.

Also not in the party’s list of candidates was vice-president Senator Gan Ping Sieu and Raub incumbent Ng Yen Yen, another party vice president.

Both Ong and Gan are said not to be on good terms with party president Dr Chua Soi Lek.
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Among the old guards picked as candidates this time include Yap Pian Hon (Serdang), Hoh Khai Mun (Raub), Ong Ka Chuan (Tanjong Malim), Donald Lim (Selayang), Teh Kim Poo (Klang), Dr Yeow Chai Thiam (Seremban) amd Khoo Soo Seang (Tebrau). Their ages are from 58 to 70.

All MCA ministers and deputy ministers apart from Ng Yen Yen had been retained. They are Liow Tiong Lai (Bentong), Wee Ka Siong (Ayer Hitam), Hou Kok Chung (Kluang), Kong Cho Ha (Lumut), Lee Chee Leong (Kampar), Chua Tee Yong (Labis) and Chor Chee Heung (Alor Setar).

The youngest MCA parliamentarian candidates are Nicole Wong and Tan Kok Eng, both are 33.

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2013/04/15/mca-introduces-68-new-faces-drops-tee-keat/

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IS MCA ABOUT TO RECEIVE ANOTHER TERRIFIC BLOW? THEY SEEM TO THINK SO…

Malaysiakini

MCA Gelang Patah supporters halt campaign for now
7:27PM Apr 14, 2013

MCA Gelang Patah division chief Jason Teoh has called off all campaigning in the division following speculation that MCA will be giving up the parliamentary seat to Umno.

This followed latest developments from MCA president Chua Soi Lek’s meeting with the representatives from 26 party divisions today.

azlanCalling a press conference this late evening, Teoh’s volunteer campaign group spokesperson Zhao Yi Chang announced that the group will stop all its work pending a clearer situation.

“We have received (news from) a reliable source at 5pm today that Teoh will not be the candidate for Gelang Patah.

“We then called an emergency meeting and decided that we will stop our operations starting this moment,” he said.

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Speaking to reporters after meeting Johor MCA leaders in Johor Bahru this evening, Chua would only reveal that BN would field the most “winnable” candidate to contest the seat.

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He refused to confirm if MCA would make way for Umno in Gelang Patah, stressing that BN has a power-sharing formula and urged reporters to wait for the official announcement tomorrow.

Jason Teoh, who was initially tipped as MCA’s candidate for Gelang Patah, left the meeting early. He told reporters that he had to attend another function.

MCA Gelang Patah pulls plug on campaign for now

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Malaysiakini

Another MCA division upset over candidacy

Chinese dailies have speculated that Liew’s camp is in conflict with party members loyal to former Serdang MCA division chief Yap Pian Hon.
 
It was also speculated that Yap’s camp has been given the go-ahead by the party headquarters to field their choice of candidate for Serdang, thus sidelining Liew’s camp.

The Serdang seat is currently held by Teo Nie Ching of the DAP.

Serdang MCA division is up in arms over what it says is the plan of the party headquarters to field a candidate for the Serdang parliamentary seat that it has deemed a “traitor”.

A protest was held at the Serdang MCA division headquarters this morning, with about 50 party members warning that they would boycott the election campaign should the “traitor” be nominated.

Division chief Liew Yuen Keong, who refused to name the traitor despite repeated requests, said that the identity of the traitor was an open secret in Serdang.

Liew said the “traitor” had supplied MCA’s secrets to and donated to archrival DAP during the 2008 general election campaign. He alleged that the “traitor” was also once spotted donning a DAP T-shirt.

“The traitor’s behaviour has humiliated the MCA grassroots and the BN machinery,” he added.

In view of this, Liew said, the Serdang MCA division could not accept this person as their candidate.

Another MCA division upset over candidacy

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Malaysiakini

Yesterday, MCA president Dr Chua Soi Lek had confirmed that MCA will be exchanging Tanah Rata with Ketari.

This has since sparked some 200 Gerakan members to strongly object against the exchange deal, which was led by Pahang Gerakan chief and incumbent Ketari assemblyperson Dr Ng Keong Chye.

Now Tanah Rata MCA members reject seat swap

Hundreds of Cameron Highlands MCA members have staged a protest against the party central leadership’s decision to swap the Tanah Rata state seat in Pahang – traditionally contested by MCA – with Gerakan.

NONEHeld at the Tanah Rata election operations room, Cameron Highlands MCA Wanita chairperson Tan Choo Kuan said that the grassroots were unsatisfied with the central leadership’s decision.

She said she was surprised at the decision, adding that previously the central and state leadership had urged the local MCA to work hard in order to get back Tanah Rata – one of the state seats under the Cameron Highlands parliamentary constituency.

“We found out about the party’s decision from television and the newspapers. We are very disappointed. We didn’t know it before.

Now Tanah Rata MCA members reject seat swap

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Another Parliamentary seat to be given up? 50/50 chance? Doesn’t sound good…

MalaysianInsider

Soi Lek: 50-50 chance of MCA ceding Gelang Patah to Umno

BY CLARA CHOOI
ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR
April 11, 2013

KUALA LUMPUR, April 11 – Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek said today it is still a toss-up between MCA and Umno for the Gelang Patah contest, despite strong indicators pointing to Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman as Barisan Nasional’s (BN) likely candidate.

The MCA president told a press conference here that no decision has been made, even reminding pressmen to report him saying that the chances of a seat swap between Umno and MCA in Gelang Patah was still 50-50.

“We are still negotiating,” he said, before a reporter asked if MCA would cede the seat to Umno.

“Maybe yes and maybe no. You must write maybe yes and maybe no to be fair to me… if not, I will call and scold you,” he added.

Ceding the Gelang Patah seat to Umno, however, would mean MCA loses another federal seat in the coming polls contest, narrowing its chances to make a bigger comeback in Election 2013.

Soi Lek: 50-50 chance of MCA ceding Gelang Patah to Umno

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MCA gives up the Kuantan Parliamentary seat, and two state seats.

Its President won’t contest in GE 13. Is it because he is not considered a winnable candidate?

Lim Kit Siang: Chua’s for claiming that his decision not to be fielded was to “prove a point that I am fighting for a cause, that MCA remains relevant”. The argument was illogical because the Umno president had now made it clear that the MCA president was too “irrelevant, unqualified and unsuitable” to be fielded as a BN candidate.

DISPUTED SEATS

Seats that are in dispute include Gelang Patah, Tebrau, Wangsa Maju, and Kuantan.

Malaysiakini

Umno vs MCA – Wangsa Maju not ‘stolen’ but ‘returned’

Umno secretary-general Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor has announced that MCA had “returned” its Wangsa Maju parliamentary seat to Umno for the upcoming election.

He stressed that Umno did not “steal” any seat from its partners because BN adopts a consensus approach to solve seat negotiations.

“MCA has actually returned the seat to us (Umno). Before this when I was the Umno state liaison chair, the seat was specifically for Indians,” he said.

“I don’t know how the seat was given to MCA to contest. I know when I was liaison chairman, there were 100,000 Indians (in the constituency),” he added.

“So I suggested this seat be given to Indians. But we loaned it to MCA. Now, MCA has returned it after studying the situation. They (MCA) are rational,” Tengku Adnan told reporters after handing out Karisma aids sponsored by Kuala Lumpur Welfare Department in Putrajaya today.

He was responding to the anger of MCA grassroots members regarding several seats that now “loaned” to Umno and other component parties for the coming election.

Umno vs MCA – Wangsa Maju not ‘stolen’ but ‘returned’

Malaysiakini

Umno forcing MCA’s hand, says Kit Siang
4:24PM Apr 11, 2013

Leaving MCA president Dr Chua Soi Lek out of the coming general election shows that the party’s decisions are dictated by Umno, DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang said today.

By dropping Chua from the MCA line-up, Lim said, BN chairperson and Umno president Najib Abdul Razak, who has the final say on the coalition’s candidates, has also shown the irrelevance of the MCA.

“If Chua is not fit to be a BN candidate in GE13, how then can he be fit and qualified to be the MCA president, sitting in the highest decision-making councils of the BN and government?” Lim asked in a press statement.

Najib is clearly fearful that Chua’s candidature on the BN ticket will ensure the realisation of the most famous political prophecy, the RAHMAN theory.

Lim said Najib had no right to prevent Chua for being fielded as a BN candidate should he be truly considered to be an “equal” in the BN supreme council and the BN administration’s economic planning council.

Umno forcing MCA’s hand, says Kit Siang

Malaysiakini

Soi Lek won’t contest in GE13, to campaign nationwide
2:51PM Apr 11, 2013

Dr Chua Soi Lek will not be contesting in the general election, thus becoming the first MCA president not to be fielded.

Chua said this will help the party’s rejuvenation process by allowing new faces to emerge, while also enabling him to lead MCA’s campaign nationwide.

“Today I am walking the talk in allowing new and young leaders in the rejuvenation process so that the party will continue to remain relevant.

“For all these fights and articulations that I have been talking (about), it would be very self-serving if I were to declare myself as a candidate.

Soi Lek won’t contest in GE13, to campaign nationwide

Malaysiakini
MCA confirms ceding Kuantan and two state seats

MCA has confirmed that it will make way for Umno in the contest for the Kuantan parliamentary seat and two other state seats.

Speaking to reporters after chairing the MCA central committee meeting today, its president Dr Chua Soi Lek said the party would be allocated new seats after the next electoral boundary re-delineation exercise.

The state seats it is giving up are Kota Laksamana in Malacca, which will be ceded to PPP, and either Jelapang or Tronoh in Perak.

Chua said that MCA’s traditional seats of Gelang Patah and Wangsa Maju are still under negotiations.

MCA won only 15 out of the 40 parliamentary seats it contested in the 2008 general election, and 32 out of 90 state assembly seats, most of which fell to its arch rival DAP.

MCA confirms ceding Kuantan and two state seat

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AN EMASCULATED MCA CANNOT GIVE EFFECTIVE REPRESENTATION TO THE CHINESE.

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The MCA lost one of its stalwarts, Chua Jui Meng, to PKR. Chua Soi Lek is to be blamed.

Now, Chua Jui Meng is back with a vengeance! More woe for the MCA!

Malaysia Chronicle

Thursday, 11 April 2013 08:22

Jui Meng takes Segamat by storm, large crowd gathers to welcome him

Written by  chuajuimeng123.blogspot.com

Johor PKR chairman Chua Jui Meng today took P.140 Segamat by electoral firestorm and the DAP also dashed Barisan Nasional (BN)’s hopes of driving a wedge between Pakatan Rakyat (PR)’s PKR and DAP.

Segamat DAP led by its chief Pang Hok Liong shocked political pundits by turning up in full force to extend help to Chua who arrived here at 10am to launch his maiden electoral battle here.
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Chua arrived here at 10.20am today, checked into a hotel, and launched a blistering day and night-long campaign trail.

He kicked off the trail with a 12-table lunch in Restoran Tong Fook with DAP and PKR election campaigners.

Chua addresses and thank all DAP and PR campaigners and supporters at the unity lunch. 

After lunch at 2.30pm, Chua proceeded to a popular Opposition coffee shop where the Chinese community lit a line of firecrackers to welcome Chua.

This was followed by the raising of giant flag pole and the community gave a round of applause and approval when Pang showed up with his supporters.

http://chuajuimeng123.blogspot.com/

Jui Meng takes Segamat by storm, large crowd gathers to welcome him

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Side Views

Is there still a point to MCA’s existence? ― The Malaysian Insider


April 10, 2013

APRIL 10 ― It’s tough being in MCA these days.

Even its closest ally, Umno, has little confidence in the party that was formed in 1949, to champion the interests of the Chinese as we head towards Election 2013.

Umno plans on fielding its candidates either in all of the DAP seats or most of them in Johor as the Malay vote is more dependable than Chinese support, according to its strategists.

That is sound political strategy.

In fact, Umno leaders have a better chance of scoring more Chinese votes than MCA.

This is because the MCA is viewed as a party with little power and influence, and its leaders seen as sycophants lacking the gumption to speak out on anything except to attack its rival the DAP.

Chinese business interests used to go to MCA leaders as a bridge to better ties with Umno and other senior government leaders.

That has not been the case for years.

Chinese businessmen have been working directly with Umno interests for years without any need for MCA.

Privately, Umno leaders are concerned that MCA leaders cannot even muster enough support to make a difference in Johor, a bastion for Barisan Nasional (BN).

Never mind the Chinese vote; Umno is concerned that even the Malays will not back BN if a MCA candidate is put up.

So, if a party that says it represents the Chinese in Malaysia but cannot be counted to win the Chinese vote, what is its value?

Is there still a point to MCA’s existence? ― The Malaysian Insider

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NO, DON’T ASK CHUA SOI LEK, PRESIDENT OF THE MCA, HE HAS NO SAY.

Malaysian Insider

Soi Lek: Don’t ask me about MCA seats, all up to PM

By Clara Chooi
Assistant News Editor

April 10, 2013

KUALA LUMPUR, April 10 — Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek berated the media today for constantly pushing him to answer questions on his or his MCA’s contest in the polls, pointing out that the final decision lies solely in the hands of Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

Met on the sidelines of the Barisan Nasional (BN) divisional meeting at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) this afternoon, the MCA president refused to entertain the questions and turned around instead to question the motive behind them.

“You all must understand. The PM already has the final say. No final decision (has been made). So you don’t need to sibuk-sibuk (be busybodies), hoping that I say something different from the PM.

“And then you can create another crisis – (that MCA has) differing views. What’s the purpose? No purpose,” Dr Chua added.

Soi Lek: Don’t ask me about MCA seats, all up to PM

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Free Malaysia Today

Close ranks, says Najib as revolt looms

Anisah Shukry | April 10, 2013

Disappointed would-be candidates have 24 hours to grieve, quips the BN chief.

KUALA LUMPUR: Barisan Nasional chairman Najib Tun Razak today urged members of the ruling coalition to unite and focus on forming the next government amidst infighting over seat allocation for the 13th general election.
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Already, there are hints that those disappointed by the seat allocation will hit back with sabotage. Yesterday, Wangsa Maju MCA warned that it would not campaign for BN should it drop its divisional chief, Yew Teong Look, in favour of Umno’s Mohd Shafei Abdullah.

A seat or two will be swapped between BN component parties, Najib confirmed today, but he stressed that the candidates list would be based on the 2008 general election template.

“Basically we are using the 2008 general election template, with a little adjustment,” he said. “We are taking into consideration the 2008 general election results in adjusting the list so that BN has the best chance of winning,” he said.

However, he added, this did not mean that everyone who lost in 2008 would be out of the list

Close ranks, says Najib as revolt looms

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Malaysiakini

Uproar over MCA ‘loaning’ seats to Umno
4:27PM Apr 10, 2013

MCA grassroots in various parts of the country are up in arms over an apparent move to “loan” several seats to Umno and other BN component parties for the upcoming general election.

Thus far, MCA has confirmed that it will cede Tronoh, a state seat in Perak to MIC without any conditions.

Over the past week, there has been further speculation that MCA would (lose) another four Parliamentary seats – Gelang Patah and Tebrau in Johor, Wangsa Maju in Kuala Lumpur and Kuantan in Pahang.

The argument for the move was that Umno would stand a higher chance to win these racially mixed seat by securing the majority of Malay votes who would otherwise not vote for MCA.

MCA president Dr Chua Soi Lek’s week-long silence on these allegations have fueled speculations further and infuriated party grassroots who are concerned that the party would lose the seats forever.

According to Sin Chew Daily, Kuantan MCA division chief Ti Lian Ker said it would be a great setback to the local Chinese community as Kuantan is the parliamentary constituency with the highest percentage of Chinese voters in east coast of the peninsula.

“We need a Chinese representative as our voice and this representative will also safeguard the rights of non-Bumiputra,” he said.

Read more: Uproar over MCA ‘loaning’ seats to Umno

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MCA GOES PUBLIC WITH UMNO’S BETRAYAL AT WANGSA MAJU!

Malaysiakini

MCA slams bid by PM’s aide to take Wangsa Maju

Umno does not practise the ‘BN spirit’ and proof of this is the move by the caretaker prime minister’s political secretary, Shafie Abdullah, to “rob” the Wangsa Maju parliamentary seat from the MCA, the party’s Wangsa Maju division said today.

NONE“There is no BN spirit now. Shafie has taken on as the BN chief (for Wangsa Maju). The next step is that they (Umno) will take our constituency.

“They don’t even discuss this with us!” the Wangsa Maju MCA organising secretary Lim Choon Hong told a press conference at party’s divisional headquarters in Setapak this morning.

Echoing Lim, division deputy chief Ng Kiat Ling said Wangsa Maju MCA has been working hard for many years in the constituency which has been the traditional seat of the party in the federal territory of Kuala Lumpur.

“You (Umno) now want to take it (Wangsa Maju). This is unfair to us!” Ng said.

Wangsa Maju Umno has been eyeing the mixed-seat located in Kuala Lumpur since 2008 and wants to field Shafie, who is the party’s division chief, there.

Last Friday, Shafie attended a prayer session and luncheon with Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin in Wangsa Maju, setting tongues wagging that he has obtained the Umno central leadership’s blessing to go for Wangsa Maju.

MCA slams bid by PM’s aide to take Wangsa Maju

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The power to decide on whether its own candidates can even run for the general elections lies in the hands of Najib, UMNO President and BN Chief. MCA’s own President, Chua Soi Lek, himself said that Najib would make the final decision.

In such circumstances, Wangsa Maju MCA has only one card left to play: WE GET OUT!

Free Malaysia Today

Wangsa Maju MCA ruffles Umno feathers

Leven Woon | April 9, 2013

MCA Wangsa Maju has threatened to pull out from the BN campaigning team should its division chief Yew Teong Look be dropped from re-contesting the seat.

PETALING JAYA: The Kuala Lumpur Barisan Nasional was hit with a pre-election crisis as Wangsa Maju MCA today issued a stern warning that it would not campaign for BN should its party division chief Yew Teong Look be dropped from re-contesting there.

Wangsa Maju MCA division secretary Lim Choon Hong told FMT that the decision was made unanimously in a meeting attended by 32 party members last night.

“We resolved that Yew is the only BN candidate we will endorse to contest in Wangsa Maju; that if BN decided to field another candidate, the MCA Wangsa Maju will pull out from the campaigning team.

“We also reckon that we have full support from the Wangsa Maju NGO Coalition formed by Yew, which comprises 120 NGOs,” he said.

Wangsa Maju MCA ruffles Umno feathers

Malaysiakini

Wangsa Maju MCA: We want nobody, nobody but Yew

Although it has yet to be confirmed that MCA will give the Wanga Maju parliamentary constituency to Umno, Wangsa Maju MCA division has threatened to boycott the election campaign if its division chief Yew Teong Look is not fielded there.

“In the event the P116 candidate is not Yew, MCA Wangsa Maju will withdraw its support for the general election campain,” read a statement issued by the division’s secretary Ng How Doo.

100 NGOs to follow suit

He added that over 100 NGOs in the constituency, which are close to the division and had pledged its support for Yew, would follow suit if Yew is dropped.
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This was also reiterated by the division’s organising secretary Lim Choon Hong, who told Malaysiakini that three resolutions were passed during yesterday’s meeting:

  • Insists that BN should allow MCA to contest Wangsa Maju as it is a MCA seat.
  • Yew be the only candidate choice should MCA contests Wangsa Maju, or else the division would boycott the campaign.
  • If Yew is dropped, the division would inform the coalition of Wangsa Maju NGOs about its intention to boycott the campaign and it is believed that the coalition would follow suit.

Wangsa Maju MCA: We want nobody, nobody but Yew

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NG YEN YEN? She will be gone from the public scene soon….

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The writing had been on the wall since GE 12.

Ng had previously defeated DAP candidates in Raub, winning with a 9,822 majority in 2004 but a much reduced majority of 2,752 votes in the 2008 General Elections.

Local residents in Raub have protested over the use of cyanide in gold mining activities there, claiming that they are exposed to unacceptable levels of the chemical, with their health concerns likely to be a key campaign issue by Pakatan Rakyat (PR).

Adding to her fumbles was the payment of a huge sum for a Facebook Page that she could have got FREE!

Tourism Malaysia ~ Cuti-Cuti 1Malaysia

This sparked a Facebook Page, Curi Curi Wang Malaysia.

Curi-curi Wang Malaysia

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Malaysian Insider

MCA confirms Yen Yen dropped from Raub candidate list

KUALA LUMPUR, April 8 – The MCA has confirmed that Datuk Seri Ng Yen Yen was dropped from the candidates list from Raub, a Pahang parliamentary hot-seat where she has served for three terms.

The tourism minister was among three individuals named in the party’s initial list of proposed candidates, Raub MCA chief Datuk Seri Lam Kang Sang said today.

But Lam said the second list, which was also discussed with the prime minister, did not contain Ng’s name, the Sin Chew Daily reported on its website this afternoon.

Lam said he had met the prime minister twice, with Datuk Seri Najib Razak being very clear on the need to field a “winnable candidate”, leading to the party division’s decision to drop the MCA vice-president’s name.

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/mca-confirms-yen-yen-dropped-from-raub-candidate-list/

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MCA MAN DOESN’T WANT TO EAT EGGS!

Selangor MCA chief Donald Lim Siang Chai appealed to voters in the state not to wipe out the party from Selangor as it has been working hard to serve the people in the past five years, despite being badly defeated in 2008.

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Selangor MCA chief Donald Lim Siang Chai is also an MCA vice-president and deputy finance minister.

Malaysiakini

Please don’t make us ‘eat egg’, S’gor MCA tells voters
2:00PM Mar 29, 2013

Selangor MCA chief Donald Lim Siang Chai appealed to voters in the state not to wipe out the party from Selangor as it has been working hard to serve the people in the past five years, despite being badly defeated in 2008.

“Although the voters had rejected us (MCA) in the last general election, we still carried on with our service.

“I hope the people will give us some votes. Don’t make us eat egg,” Lim said in an exclusive interview with Oriental Daily News.

Please don’t make us ‘eat egg’, S’gor MCA tells voters

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