6 January 2019
GEORGE TOWN: MCA should investigate the source of the RM16.5 million fund they allegedly received from Barisan Nasional (BN) during the 13th General Election (GE13).
DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said the previous MCA president Dr Chua Soi Lek had admitted last year that MCA was among the political parties which had received the election funds.
“Now, the current president should investigate the source of the funds instead of washing his hands off. If it was from the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal, it should be returned back to the rakyat,” he told reporters here today.
He said Wee Ka Siong, as the current president of MCA, should not be ignorant about the matter and wash his hands off by claiming that the party did not receive a single cent.
Lim said this in response to an English daily report today which quoted Wee as saying that since he became MCA deputy president on Dec 21, 2014, the party had not received any funds.
It was reported in October last year that Chua had openly admitted that former BN president Najib Razak had distributed a total of RM470 million to BN component parties in the 2013 general election and MCA was one of the recipients.
15 June 2018
How Guan Eng became the nail in MCA’s coffin
Former Central Committee member Lee Hwa Beng says MCA has no chance of surviving outside BN, even more so with Pakatan Harapan putting Chinese in positions of power.
PETALING JAYA: The appointment of DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng as finance minister was the “nail in the coffin” for MCA, according to a former MCA Central Committee member, Lee Hwa Beng.
“They are finished,” Lee told FMT today. He said MCA would not be able to survive on its own if it left Barisan Nasional.
“Right now, their only hope for survival is Malay support. They are no match for DAP and PKR, where both are well represented with Chinese MPs in the states now governed by a Pakatan Harapan-led state government.”
After last month’s general election, MCA has been left with only one MP, its deputy president Wee Ka Siong who was narrowly elected in Ayer Hitam, Johor, and two assemblymen, in Titi Tinggi, Perlis, and Cheka, Pahang.
All other candidates lost their contests, including party president Liow Tiong Lai in Bentong.
MCA has since faced calls to leave BN. Critics of the party have said that MCA had lost Chinese support by not speaking up for the Chinese community.
Lee, who was sacked by the party in 2013, said the MCA could only rebuild if component parties within BN merged into a single multiracial party.
“This is the only way it can survive in the current political landscape. BN’s best survival ticket would be to merge all component parties into a multiracial party. Only then does it stand a chance to put up a fight against Pakatan Harapan,” he said.
However, Umno and MCA both held too much in terms of assets which they were unwilling to let go.
21 May 2018
18 March 2018
“How can MCA be trusted to deliver promises made to Malaysians, when the party could not even get the Cabinet to take sterner action against RPK?” – LGE.(Adm).
26 Februay 2018
“Break off ties with Umno and Barisan if Umno and MIC fail to apologise over baseless allegations against Robert Kuok and the DAP” – LGE challenges MCA and Gerakan.(Adm). https://www.facebook.com/cmlimguaneng/posts/1982327665130658 …