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UMNO Youth Chief calls for MCA President’s resignation for depending on Malay votes to survive

NewsUMNO Youth Chief calls for MCA President's resignation for depending on Malay...

While the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition has agreed to support Pakatan Harapan (PH) in forming the next federal government, there were still some voices within the BN coalition who disagreed with this decision, and among them were MCA.

Responding to MCA’s insistence, UMNO youth chief Datuk Dr Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki has called on MCA President Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong to step down following his party’s heavy defeat in this election.

According to Free Malaysia Today, Asyraf said MCA contested 44 seats in the 15th General Election (GE15) but won only two, and even more so, they were in Malay majority areas.

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Depending on Malay votes to survive

Asyraf then held Wee responsible for the coalition’s loss in GE15 and called for a new president to lead the Chinese-based party.

“He should have resigned because he contested 44 seats but only won two, that too in Malay majority areas. In other words, he failed to capture the hearts of Chinese voters and needs to be held accountable for this,” he said.

This comes after MCA Secretary Datuk Chong Sin Woon criticised Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi as Chong chided Ahmad Zahid for sending ‘false’ letter to the King about 30 BN MPs supporting Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as Prime Minister.

Chong also claimed that there was a document that shows Rembau MP and UMNO deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan to replace Ahmad Zahid as BN chairman.

Netizens agree

Meanwhile, netizens echoed Asyraf’s criticism and agreed that both MCA and MIC were depending on Malay votes to survive the elections.

Wee has been defending the Ayer Hitam Parliamentary seat for the fifth term in GE15, while former Deputy Minister of Industry, Plantation and Commodities Datuk Seri Wee Jeck Seng won in Tanjung Piai.

Ayer Hitam is a mixed seat with a Malay majority (57.7%), followed by Chinese (38%) and Indian (4%), while Tanjung Piai consists of 60% Malays, 39% Chinese and about 1% Indian.

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