THE MCA WAS TROUNCED FOR 3 CONSECUTIVE GENERAL ELECTIONS, GE 12, GE 13 AND GE 14.
In dissecting MCA’s disastrous outing in GE14, Wee said the party’s worst-ever defeat could be attributed to several factors, including the lopsided leadership structure in BN where Umno was the mainstay party and MCA was perceived as subservient. (https://www.malaymail.com/s/1637626/ka-siong-mca-wont-carry-water-for-umno-anymore-bn-only-alive-in-name?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook)
IF THIS IS SO, WHY IS THE MCA STILL WITH UMNO IN THE BN?
28 July 2018
After GE14 wipeout, MCA members now looking to Chua Soi Lek for leadership
IPOH, July 28 — Will former MCA president Tan Sri Dr Chua Soi Lek contest the coming party polls?
An Ipoh Barat division leader, who declined to be named, said the former health minister was staying mum about his political plans.
“When he came to meet us here after the 14th general election, he did not say anything about contesting the president post. We just talked about the party in general. He did express his sadness over the party’s performance in the general election,” said the leader who is a known staunch supporter of Dr Chua.
In the 14th general election, MCA won only one parliamentary seat and two state seats.
The leader admitted that grassroots members wanted Dr Chua to return to helm the party.
“They want a leader like him to lead the party out of the doldrums,” he said, adding that at the moment, Dr Chua is the best person to do so.
He added the decision to rejoin Cabinet only showed party leaders had no principle.
A Batu Gajah leader said he has yet to hear any confirmation of the former Labis MP making a comeback.
The leader added that other than his sex scandal, Dr Chua had proven himself to be a capable leader.
“MCA needs a leader who dares to speak his mind and Dr Chua fits the bill,” he added.
A Tambun leader, meanwhile, rejected the notion that Dr Chua would contest the post of president in the coming party elections.
“No, no, no only his son will defend his vice-president post,” added the leader, referring to Datuk Chua Tee Yong.
2 June 2018
In dissecting MCA’s disastrous outing in GE14, Wee said the party’s worst-ever defeat could be attributed to several factors, including the lopsided leadership structure in BN where Umno was the mainstay party and MCA was perceived as subservient.
Ka Siong: MCA won’t carry water for Umno anymore, BN only alive in name
KUALA LUMPUR, June 2 — MCA is focusing on its survival and will no longer be apologists for Barisan Nasional (BN) lynchpin Umno, said the Chinese-based party’s deputy president Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong.
Wee said MCA has shed all its political ties following the 14th general election May 9 (509) and was no longer bound by the BN spirit to help shoulder Umno’s mistakes.
“Everyone’s cooperation ended on the day of 509; in the past we faced too many criticisms and grievances, from now on (we) will no longer bear the brunt for Umno,” he was quoted saying in an interview with local daily Sin Chew Daily.
“MCA now decides for itself, should no longer live for others, no longer coordinate with Umno,” added Wee, who is now heading a new MCA reform committee that will explore matters such as opening up its membership to the non-Chinese.
Asked to say MCA was not then officially exiting BN, Wee responded by saying it was of no significance as the coalition was now just a ghost of its former self.
“Is this still important? After 509, Barisan Nasional was utterly defeated, it has ceased to exist except in name.”
When asked about how MCA could redeem itself without quitting BN, Wee said the party could now choose to not back Umno unlike in the past when it had been part of the federal government.
“We will use our actions to prove. Today MCA has become an opposition party and is no longer the government, don’t have to support government matters anymore, is no longer constrained by the party whip system, MCA no longer has an obligation to side with Umno.
“In the future in Parliament, if Umno proposes something that completely doesn’t match with what MCA wants, MCA does not have to give it any support,” he said in his first interview after GE14.
21 May 2018
V rakyat dumped mac and yet we get Chinese minister.
@liowtionglai is very wrong try ti scare Chinese. V not only dumped mca but v wiped them off left them with 1 mp. Mca total failure bcos of selfish leaders who are interested in ministership only.
19 May 2018
MCA to study opening up party to other races
MCA central committee members have agreed to set up two committees in efforts to reform and transform the party for the better, said president Liow Tiong Lai.
He said the two committees are the party election steering committee and reform committee.
“The party election steering committee will be chaired by MCA secretary-general Ong Ka Chuan, it has been established to immediately initiate the processes necessary for the MCA party election,” he said in a press conference after the central committee meeting held at party headquarters in Kuala Lumpur today.
Meanwhile the reform committee, to be chaired by MCA deputy president Wee Ka Siong, will include the organising bureau, publicity bureau, political education bureau, Institute of Strategic Analysis and Policy Research (Insap), MCA Youth and Wanita MCA.
“This reform committee will explore MCA’s political line and explore various proposals, such as the transformation of MCA into a multiracial political party and many more. MCA respects the decision by voters during the 14th general election.
“We (MCA) will play an effective role in the opposition… this election has also opened up a new era of a two-party system, a goal which everyone was hoping for, and it is the aspiration of MCA that our nation progresses,” he said.
11 May 2018
MCA will review its position in BN, says Liow
MCA president Liow Tiong Lai said his party would initiate a review of its position within the BN coalition.
This was after the MCA was nearly wiped out in the May 9 general election, winning one parliamentary and two state seats.
“MCA called for a central committee discussion today to review the results of the just-concluded 14th general election.
“Meanwhile, the party also seeks to discuss the future political direction of MCA. A post-mortem will be held on another day to explore on issues including MCA’s position in BN and the way forward,” he said in a statement.
Liow, who lost his Bentong parliamentary seat in the May 9 polls, said he will also not defend his presidency in the upcoming MCA election.
“Looking forward, the central committee will initiate the party’s election process in accordance with the party’s Constitution, so that a new leadership can be formed.
“Therefore, I formally announce that I will not seek re-election as MCA president in the coming party election to be responsible to others.
“The central committee accepted my wishes today,” he said.