MCA Youth Chief Wee Ka Siong got his analysis right. He said national issues like Barisan Nasional’s takeover of the state government in Perak from Pakatan Rakyat contributed to the loss of most of the Chinese votes in the Bukit Selambau by-election. He said many Chinese voters sympathised with Pakatan on the Perak issue and thus supported PKR.
If BN's takeover of Perak is accepted and supported by Perakians, as claimed by BN appointed Menteri Besar Zambry, it would not have triggered the defeats of BN candidates in both by-elections.
Despite his analysis, Wee was not ready to call for the right remedy. Wee said the party needed to study the grievances of the Chinese in Bukit Selambau to be better prepared for the next general election. He should really stop beating around the bushes.
The most important remedy is to call for fresh snap elections in Perak.
MCA must be willing to grab the bull by its horn. The party's request for an additional Deputy Prime Minister position, if given by UMNO, will not automatically swing back Chinese voters to the party.
What makes MCA think that it deserves the Deputy Prime Minister position? The party should not be asking for more positions if it cannot play a part to influence national policies. The party has spoken against the ISA, the buy back of privatised highways from PLUS, the IPCMC, the revsion of NEP, the Chinese vernacular education etc.
What has the party achieved in speaking up on these issues? Not much to show.
MCA should not merely act like a loose cannon. Speaking up alone is not enough. It must start to act like a partner in the federal government. Otherwise, the party should just focus on its business investment.
I would like to thank Mr SC Ong and Mr PC Cheong for their kind contribution to my legal fund.
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