YOU COULD GIVE ANY NUMBER OF REASONS FOR THE DEMISE OF THE MCA.
ALL THOSE REASONS CAN BE PUT IN A NUTSHELL: THE CHINESE REJECT THE MCA FOR BEING UMNO’S TAIL-WAGGING DOG!
4 February 2018
You can see for yourself how the DPM treats this MCA man.
This is how umno treat MCA. No dignity no respect year of
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MCA’s image ‘tainted’
FORMER MCA deputy president Tan Sri Lim Ah Lek continued his vociferous criticism of party president Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek, saying his leadership had ‘tainted’ MCA’s image.
“It is important that we need to see Dr Chua step down in order to repair MCA’s tainted image,” he said.
Lim said his concerns were that MCA would continue to fail to make significant inroads with grassroots and the Chinese community, as a result of the community rejecting MCA due to its image problem.
“MCA is still very relevant today, especially in addressing issues that matter to the Chinese community. However, under the leadership of Dr Chua the party’s image has been tainted.
“If our image is not repaired, we will not regain the community’s trust. They will not listen to us,” said Lim.
“My experience tells me that if the community does not accept MCA due to its tainted image, then everybody loses.”
Lim reiterated his call for Chua to accept full responsibility for the party’s poor showing at the election.
“We are appealing to the leadership to commit to a change. New leaders without image problems may refresh the party, as these are leaders the Chinese community can accept.”
Free Malaysia Today
MCA veterans to Chua: Go now!
Fifteen former MCA leaders, including Tan Koon Swan and Lee San Choon, ask the embattled president to immediately vacant his post to pave way for fresh elections.
KUALA LUMPUR: A group of 15 former MCA senior leaders, including former president Tan Koon Swan and Lee San Chun, today added pressure on party president Dr Chua Soi Lek to relinquish his party post immediately following the party’s dismal performance in the 13th general election.
Speaking to reporters after the so-called “spontaneous meeting”, they said Chua should step down as the party president to pave way for fresh party elections.
“He should hand it over to the central executive committee and allow the party to elect a new leadership in accordance with the party constitution.
“The new leadership can then revamp MCA, and they will decide whether or not they want to join the cabinet,” said former deputy president Lee Kim Sai who retired in 1996.
Kim Sai said it was best for Chua to leave the post immediately instead of waiting for the next party polls which is scheduled to take place within this year.
Chua had earlier said he would not seek to recontest for the post and would step down at the end of his term when the party elections are held.
“Although Chua has already said he is not seeking re-election, but under this dire situation, it is even too long for him to drag for one minute. He shouldn’t drag any longer,” said Kim Sai.
This call by the party veterans comes in the heel of a similar call made by six MCA divisions in Penang, namely Jelutong, Permatang Pauh, Tasek Gelugor, Bayan Baru, Bukit Bendera and Tanjong who on Wednesday had demanded Chua to quit.
Chinese parties in the BN can avoid being rendered irrelevant in the Chinese community once they stop acting “subservient” to Umno, said Chinese education pressure group Dong Zong.
The group said this is because the “failure” of parties – including MCA, SUPP and Gerakan – to “check the dominance” of “big brother Umno” had caused a drain of votes from the BN.
On top of failing to meaningfully represent the Chinese community, the NGO said that MCA is now being “utterly irresponsible and insensitive” by saying that the community will be sidelined as a result of their votes.
“It is imperative that MCA undergo serious soul-searching in response to their poor showing in the general election.
“We feel that it is no more an issue of whether there will be any representatives from MCA, Gerakan or SUPP in the government, but that they must reverse their erstwhile subservient attitude or be rendered totally irrelevant in our society,” it said.
It added that the poor support from the Chinese community also stems from a combination of “instigations” by “irresponsible politicians” and “inequitable and irrational policies”.
It said that the unhappiness with lopsided policies extends to all races, and not just the Chinese, thus negating BN’s claim that it suffered from a “Chinese tsunami”.
Now, MCA man asks DAP to be UMNO’s dog.
The Sun today has the following articles about the demise of the MCA.
More MCA divisions close service centres
KAMPAR: More MCA divisions have announced the closing of their service centres.
Shut down: Service centre staff of former MCA Mentakab assemblyman Datuk Chuah Boon Seong looking on as the signboard is taken down in Temerloh.Daniel Wa, who used to work as a personal assistant to former Kampar MP Datuk Lee Chee Leong, said the centre would stop operating following the resignation of about 40 local MCA leaders. They included village chiefs, Kampar district councillors and a new village development officer.
“Kampar MCA has heeded MCA’s call that members relinquish all governmental posts should the party fail to improve its performance in the general election,” he said yesterday.
In Gopeng, its division chief Albert Chang announced the resignations of 40 local MCA leaders.
“They have already tendered their resignation letters to the governmental departments and agencies they were attached to,” he said.
He said the service centre would be closed pending further instructions from the MCA leadership.
It was reported yesterday that divisions in Batu Gajah, Taiping and Lumut have closed their service centres and the leaders relinquished their governmental posts.
In Temerloh, a sombre mood prevailed in Jalan Zabidin as former Mentakab assemblyman Datuk Chuah Boon Seong held a symbolic ceremony to take down the signboard of his service centre.
Since he was no longer the assemblyman, he said it was time to close down the centre.
”I would like to take a break from active politics for now and decide on my political career in due course.”
He said the centre had been his base for two terms to serve voters since he won the seat in 2004.
In the just-concluded polls, Chuah lost the seat to Tengku Zulpuri Shah Raja Puji of DAP.
Chuah, who is the Temerloh division chief, said that since he was not re-elected, he had no means to continue operating the service centre.
UMNO MAN INVITES DAP TO BE UMNO’S NEW DOG!
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 17:56
BECOME THE NEW MCA! Umno man invites DAP to join BN
Former Information Minister Tan Sri Zainuddin Maidin today suggested that DAP join the Barisan Nasional (BN) to ensure that there is Chinese representation in the Malaysian government.
He said this would obviously be diffcult for DAP and BN and their supporters but needs to be done in the interest of harmony and political stability.
“It will certainly be difficult for the DAP to take the step (offer to join the BN) and likewise for the BN to accept, but this matter must be seen in the context of Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s call for national reconciliation following the “Chinese tsunami” against the BN in Sunday’s 13th General Election (GE13) which turned out to be a bitter pill for the country,” he said in his blog Zamkata.
He said the Chinese who were now in a state of euphoria had yet to feel the pain (of not being represented in the government), but in the intermediate term, will realise the big mistake they had made (in rejecting the BN en bloc).
He said the path for the DAP to calm down the Chinese community was to offer itself to join the government, because it had proven itself in securing the support of Chinese voters by winning 38 (parliamentary) seats against the MCA’s seven. – Bernama
SO MANY CHINESE BELIEVE THE MCA SPEAKS FOR ITS MASTER (UMNO) THAT, WHENEVER IT SPEAKS, WE ASK WHAT IT IS BARKING ABOUT.
Pas thanks Chinese voters, DAP thanks Malay voters, Najib blames Chinese & Malay voters
THE CREDIBILITY OF THE MCA IS SO POOR THAT THE CHINESE BELIEVE THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT THE MCA SAYS! That’s why more Chinese voted for PAS than ever before!
I am reminded of what happened when I resigned from one place and moved to another. The first day I was at work at the new place, someone came up to me and introduced herself.
“We’re going to be good friends,” she said, “and by the way, I already trust you and believe in you!”
Surprised but pleased, I queried, “Why?”
“You come highly recommended. One woman at your former place told me that you are untrustworthy.”
Before I could ask why that was a good recommendation, she explained, “I know that person well, and she speaks lies about others. When she said such terrible things about you, I believed the opposite.”
|Harakahdaily,||06 May 2013|
May 6: Although those who voted for Pakatan Rakyat yesterday represented Malaysia’s multiracial demography in contrast to UMNO-BN’s vote bank, one fact which has emerged is that an overwhelming number of Chinese voters had backed PAS candidates this time around.
■ In the run-up to polling day, BN workers put up banners in Chinese such as this hoping to scare away non-Muslims from PAS
Nowhere is this phenomenon – unprecedented in PAS’s electoral history in the face of intense campaign by MCA to scare non-Muslims away from the Islamic party – more obvious than in Selangor, where Pakatan Rakyat strengthened its state government.
One example is in Selayang’s Taman Daya, a predominantly Chinese area, where the PAS candidate garnered 1681 votes against BN’s 160 votes.
Said Zaidy Talib, PAS’s winning candidate in the Taman Templer state seat:
“I won with a majority of 7467 (votes) due to support from urban voters especially the Chinese,” he told Harakahdaily.
MCA and its allies Gerakan and MIC were wiped out in the state, with Pakatan candidates winning by higher majorities in most seats.
As soon as the results were out and it was clear that Pakatan had enough seats to form the Penang government, state BN chief Teng Chang Yeow threw in the towel and announced his resignation, including as Gerakan secretary-general.
“I don’t feel bad. I have accepted the fact that Penangites do not accept my leadership,” he said in an SMS to Malaysiakini.
More MCA leaders demand Chua Soi Lek’s head…
After suffering a crushing defeat in the 13th general election last Sunday, a revolt appears to be brewing in Penang MCA, while Gerakan is responding to being rebuffed by the electorate by closing its service centres.
MCA division leader David Yim, who was not considered as a candidate despite being active in Bayan Baru, is calling a press conference today to demand the resignation of party president Dr Chua Soi Lek.
He follows his comrades and division leaders Tan Chong Seng (Kuala Selangor), Lee Wei Keat (Subang) and Liew Yuen Keong (Serdang), who had earlier accused Chua of ceding three parliamentary and two state seats to Umno without good reason, thus affecting party’s morale.
Chua (left) was also accused of cronyism, for picking those loyal to him as candidates and not those seen as dissidents.
The trio also blamed Chua for adopting wrong campaign strategies and making inappropriate statements, resulting in MCA vote canvassers facing ridicule from the Chinese community.
The calls come ahead of the party’s elections at its general assembly, which will take place later this year.
It was supposed to be held every three years – the last one was in 2008 – but last year the party amended its constitution to allow it to be delayed to six months of the general polls.
MCA is not the only ones hurting over poor performances in Penang which saw DAP retain all its 19 seats while PKR won 10 (gaining one), and PAS took one (status quo), against Umno’s 10 seats.
To add insult to injury, according to Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, Pakatan won 66 percent of the popular vote, an increase of three percent from the last election.
Umno, too, took a beating when it lost Seberang Jaya to PKR, and failed to recapture the Nibong Tebal parliamentary constituency when state Umno liaison chief Zainal Abidin Osman lost to PKR’s Mansor Othman by a majority of 8,598 votes.
After some post GE13 analysis I am comforted by what I found out……
I think MCA should take off the C and just put MA= Macai Association as the Chinese totally rejected MA. Macai Association lost all its state seats in Penang, Perak, Selangor and Negeri Sembilan except one seat Mah Han Soon in Chenderiang, Perak. Only one MP from these four states…..Tanjong Malim.
Chua Soi Lek believes the the Chinese have forsaken the MCA as agents for the betterment of the society.
Blogger: The MCA had forsaken the Chinese long before the Chinese abandoned the MCA!
THE VULTURES GATHER AROUND CHUA SOI LEK’S STILL-ALIVE BODY…
Simmering discontent among MCA grassroots are threatening to boil over and may spell a premature end to party president Dr Chua Soi Lek’s career.
The opening salvo was fired by three MCA division chiefs from Selangor who issued a joint press statement urging Chua to resign immediately to take responsibility for MCA’s disastrous polls showing.
The trio – Tan Chong Seng (Kuala Selangor), Lee Wei Keat (Subang) and Liew Yuen Keong (Serdang) – said that Chua had ceded three parliamentary seats and two state seats while providing far-fetched reasons for doing so, thus affecting party morale.
Chua was also accused of only appointing those loyal to him as candidates, while squeezing out dissidents and not allowing them to contest.
In addition this, the trio had blamed Chua for adopting the wrong strategies and making inappropriate statements, resulting in MCA vote canvassers facing ridicule and criticisms from the Chinese community.
“The president blamed it on the Chinese believing the DAP’s ‘Ubah’ slogan, causing a ‘two-race system’.
“He is shirking his responsibility. There was no introspection. He did not ask why the Chinese abandoned MCA,” said the trio.
Meanwhile, former MCA disciplinary board deputy chairperson Chan Tse Yuen said any leader with principles would have resigned.
“Penang BN chief Teng Chang Yeow immediately resigned. This is the mark of a leader worthy of praise,” he said.
Gerakan and MCA leaders need to think seriously about their organisations’ roles in society. If they are seen as yes-men to Umno, the parties will continue to lose support.
MCA, Gerakan wiped out again
Last updated on 7 May 2013 – 11:04am
EVEN to casual observers, it was clear at the start of the election campaign that Pakatan Rakyat (PR) would remain the government in Penang for another term.
At the rally at Padang Kota (Esplanade) on the night of April 19 when PR announced its candidates, the mood of the huge crowd, estimated between 50,000 and 60,000, was one of enthusiasm. The contributions that night came up to RM230,000.
On May 4, the final day of the campaign period, the estimated size of the crowd at the rally at the same venue was about 100,000. Latecomers had to stand on the roads surrounding the Esplanade. More than RM500,000 in contributions were collected.
The total wipeout of MCA and Gerakan candidates in Penang had little to do with their personality and education backgrounds or their ability to serve the public in applying for licences or places in schools. In fact, many of the candidates are friendly and helpful. The real problems are the parties and money politics.
Datuk Dr Goh Ban Lee is a columnist for theSun.
Free Malaysia Today
Back to the drawing board for MCA
Party must reform and make drastic changes before the next general election or risks being completely rejected by the people.
The outcome of the 13th general election serves as a painful wake-up call for MCA. Despite the poor performance in 2008, we are not performing any better.
This unprecedented defeat is a message from the voters to us that, being one of the biggest political parties in the country, MCA must reform and make drastic changes before the next general election or risk being completely rejected by the people.
Suggestions of the writer:
1 MCA must lead the way and transform itself by rejecting a race based approach to governance, and adopt an inclusive and non-racial approach to regain its relevance.
2 MCA must also be able to formulate policies that are people centric and truly benefit the people.
3 MCA must evaluate policies proposed by the government, improvise on them, and, if need be, criticize them.
4 MCA must speak out against the injustices and wrongs that have been committed by those in positions of power. MCA must take a forceful stand against perceived injustices.
5 MCA must abandon the taiko mentality and replace it with one that is humble and interactive so that those we seek to represent will appreciate our efforts.
Eric Choo is Jasin MCA Legal Bureau Chief
Sabah MCA tells Soi Lek to quit
KUALA LUMPUR, May 7 – Sabah MCA called on party president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek today to resign immediately after the MCA’s worst-ever performance in Election 2013.
The MCA won just seven out of 37 federal seats, less than half of the 15 federal seats that it had took in Election 2008.
“Chua Soi Lek is thus no longer suitable to lead MCA,” said Sabah MCA secretary Kelvin Lim in a statement today.
“If he continues to lead, MCA will end up in ‘Holland’ (as good as dead),” he added.
Free Malaysia Today
Chua Soi Lek to step down
The MCA chief who has been party chief since 2010 does not want to seek another term in office.
“I have decided that I will not seek re-election in the upcoming party election,” said Chua who has been the party since 2010 in a press statement today.
MCA had only won seven out of 37 parliament seats and he reiterated the party’s stand of not taking up any government positions.
“I accept MCA’s losses and the party will not take up any government post at state and federal levels.
“This is in accordance to the unanimous decision approved at the party’s EGM and unanimously endorsed by the central committee,” said Chua.
Dismal outing for MCA
Last updated on 7 May 2013 – 10:37am
KUALA LUMPUR (May 6, 2013): MCA incurred a heavy loss in the polls conceding more seats to the Opposition which made inroads into Barisan Nasional’s (BN) fortress – Johor.
Of the 37 parliamentary and 90 state seats contested in the 13th general election (GE13), it won only seven parliamentary and 11 state seats, a big reduction from the 15 parliamentary and 32 state seats it bagged in the 2008 polls.
The parliamentary seats that it won were Tanjong Malim in Perak, Bentong in Pahang and Alor Gajah in Malacca while in Johore, it retained just four seats – down from seven in 2008, namely Labis, Ayer Itam, Tebrau and Tanjung Piai.
The 11 state seats it bagged were Titi Tinggi in Perlis, Gurun and Kulim in Kedah, Chenderiang in Perak, Damak and Cheka in Pahang, Machap, Klebang and Bemban in Malacca, as well as Paloh and Pulai Sebatang in Johore.
MCA suffered a total wipeout in Penang, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Negri Sembilan, a clear sign that it had failed to woo the Chinese community despite efforts to redeem itself since 2008.
The party only retained one state seat in Perak (Chenderiang) but lost the BN stronghold of Indera Kayangan in Perlis to PKR.
Perhaps, the only consolation for the party was that it wrested back the Kulim state seat from PKR.
Deputy president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai managed to defend his Bentong parliamentary seat in Pahang for the fourth term, defeating Wong Tack (DAP) with a slim majority of 379 votes.