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MCA preparations to defend Johor

Is the MCA Political Education bureau still operational?

We know that the DAP Political Education bureau is active. It is headed by the high profile Liew Chin Tong, MP for Bukit Bendera, Penang.

The GE13 speculation is that Liew will be transferred to Johor, either to contest Kluang or Kulai.

DAP is quite, quite determined to wipe out MCA in the latter’s last bastion. Like Guan Eng has said before regarding his aspiration for Penang — DAP desires “zero opposition” as well as to give ’em (MCA, Gerakan) duck’s egg.

As we can see from the table below, MCA has almost half of its current Parliament seats in Johor. Furthermore, 9 out of the 15 MCA Parliament seats have more Malay than Chinese voters.

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The DAP Political Education bureau chief had earlier made the bold and excessively optimistic prediction that

“If Pakatan Rakyat gets the support of 35 per cent Malay, 80 per cent Chinese and 50 per cent Indian voters in Johor, 20 parliamentary seats will fall like dominoes. Hence, Pakatan may gain the much-needed 112-seat threshold to form the next federal government with just seats from Peninsula Malaysia.” — ‘The dominoes in Johor‘ (TMI, 31 Jan 2013)

Let’s use the Liew Chin Tong formula on Kluang, the seat that he’s rumoured to be slated for.

According to the DAP calculations, the Pakatan candidate will win Kluang if he can manage to obtain 70 percent of the Chinese votes, 30 percent of the Malay votes and 50 percent of the Indian votes — see below.

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The incumbent Kluang MP is MCA’s Hou Kok Chung, the Deputy Minister of Higher Education.

However, Deputy Youth and Sport Minister Gan Ping Sieu is also said to be eyeing the seat as well. Gan, who is an MCA vice president, did a walkabout yesterday in the area (see tweet, screenshot below).

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Senator Gan gave out flowers to the wow-ed and “terribly impressed” women at the pasar awam Kluang. He is blessed and privileged to have the means to appreciate the beautiful things in life … such as pink roses. You can see a picture of them below.

Never mind that the DAP politicians and political operatives are vicious and brutal but when an MCA vice prez is privileged to sit on a park bench under a shady tree – where one can hear the sound of birds chirping – you must excuse him for waxing lyrical on a Sunday morning (see 2 Dec 2012 tweet).

GanPingSieuPinkRoses

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FFC, a reader of this blog, commented a couple of days ago:

“So I’m just wondering what are the objectives of MCA’s Political Education Bureau? I tried googling it but can’t seem to find anything relevant. I can only surmise that they’re out to educate the masses on the ins and outs of politics if I take the Bureau’s official title at face value. In fact I read the party’s constitution & can’t find it mentioned anywhere.”

The MCA Political Education bureau was under the charge of Gan Ping Sieu the last anyone heard but that was some while back.

Does not the newspaper which belongs to Gan’s party care to give any publicity to the MCA Political Education Bureau? As it is, we’re not even sure if the bureau is still in existence.

R.I.P.

The Foreign Correspondents Club of Malaysia describes Gan Ping Sieu as a “rising star” who has been “a voice for reform in Najib Razak’s government since being appointed deputy youth and sports minister in 2010, calling for changes to laws regulating student participation in politics and a more liberal media space”.

It’s strange that The Star has not given any media space to such a rising star as Gan who has held “constructive dialogue with women’s groups” and feels it to be his duty to get shopping malls to reserve parking zones for women.

Stranger still when one considers that Gan is the vice president in the party that is the owner of the Star Media Group.

And strangest of all, in view of the Star Media Group’s reach of 5.63 million adults, is the fact that the MCA Political Education bureau has not been reported by the paper in any significant way at all whereas even Hannah Yeoh’s personal assistant Rajiv Rishyakaran is given greater coverage (Google search results below).

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While Liew Chin Tong is obviously over-reaching in his claim that “20 parliamentary seats in Johor will fall like dominoes”, he’s probably correct at least to declare that whatever are left of the MCA seats in the country will fall like dominoes.

In which case, Senator Gan needn’t then wait till Sunday to go find the best spot in the park. He’ll have the rest of the mornings of the week free. Perhaps the rest of the MCA YBs might wanna join him there for a picnic.

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6 thoughts on “MCA preparations to defend Johor

  1. Seems to me that GPS needs a GPS to get his bearings right pronto. Voters, with the exception of the madam who got the rose probably ain’t wowed nor terribly impressed by his irrelevancy if the Star’s damning judgment on his newsworthiness is anything to go by.

  2. Maafkan saya.

    Terlebih dahulu biar saya nyatakan bahawa saya seorang pemerhati politik yang agak berminat tentang keputusan piluhanraya yang akan datang. Izinkan saya memberikan sedikit pendapat berkaitan dengan peranan MCA dalam pilihan raya ADUN mahupun ahli Parlimen.

    Yang paling banyak bergerak ialah UMNO yang sangat bekerja keras dalam memastikan keadaan tsunami 2008 tidak berulang.

    Ramai pihak beranggapan bahawa MCA sedang memperlahankan rentak mereka agar kemenangan dapat diberikan kepada parti lawan ( DAP ) . Dalam erti kata yang lain perbuatan ini disengajakan bagi menunjukkan bahawa mereka rela mati agar DAP dapat berkuasa.

    Bacaan politik sebegini sukar ditolak kerana jentera pilihanraya yang dijalankan oleh MCA sendiri menampakkan pergerakan masih ditahap gear 1 sedangkan pilihan raya hanya akan berlangsung tidak sampai sebulan daripada sekarang. Cuba cari apa aktiviti yang dijalankan oleh MCA daripada bulan Ogos tahun 2012 hingga kini di laman web mereka. Inilah yang sedang mereka lakukan.

    Sila semak apa yang sedang berlaku..Kesimpulan dapatan ini akan menunjukkan serba sedikit tahap keseriusan pemimpin dan ahli jawatankuasa mereka ke arah memenangkan parti MCA dan seterusnya BN pada pilihan raya 2013.

    Jika menjadi kenyataan, pada firasat kita, MCA akan berkubur dan digantikan dengan DAP pada masa akan datang. Keputusan ini akan menyebabkan:

    1. Tiada wakil MCA dalam pentadbiran kerajaan- ianya memberi makna bahawa orang Cina sanggup menidakkan suara sendiri dalam kerajaan dengan harapan penubuhan kerajaan baru dibawah Anwar Ibrahim akan memberikan mereka status dan peranan yang lebih berbanding apa yang dimainkan oleh MCA sekarang ini.

    Risiko yang akan diambil ini ialah dengan harapan Pakatan akan memerintah dan melonjakkan Lim Guan Eng sebagai Timbalan Perdana Menteri yang baru. Bacaan ini sangat mudah untuk ditelah. Harapan ini seolah-olah sedang diimpikan oleh orang MCA sendiri.

    2. Kemenangan 100% DAP – ia memberikan suatu suara yang besar kepada mereka untuk berperanan. Jika kemenangan DAP diiringi dengan kemenangan BN dalam pilihan raya, MCA akan kehilangan rasa hormat dan menjadi penyapu buruk kepada khalayak masyarakat. Walaupun begitu natijahnya ialah mereka akan dilayan sebagai pembangkang untuk lima tahun selepas ini.

    Tiada lagi keistimewaan yang boleh diberikan kepada MCA oleh BN mahupun oleh UMNO sendiri kerana ada orang akan beranggapan bahawa MCA sedang berpakat dengan DAP untuk memusnahkan kuasa yang dipegang oleh UMNO dan parti lain dari Sabah dan Sarawak dalam pilihan raya kali ini.

    UMNO akan bekerja dengan lebih mudah dalam mentadbir negara kerana sebarang isu yang melibatkan orang Cina tidak lagi boleh diperjuangkan oleh MCA/ NGO lain kerana mereka tidak lagi mewakili suara orang Cina di negara kita.

  3. Helen, ‘orang baru’ telah memberikan komen yang lebih terperinci berbanding saya walaupun sedari awal saya pernah menyatakan melalui apa yang sedang berlaku adalah jelas MCA ‘berkompromi’ dengan DAP.

    MCA seolah-olah tidak bersuara langsung melalui media utama mereka iaitu ‘the star’ dan pada masa sama, tidak kedengaran langsung mereka menjayakan transformasi di dalam parti mereka sendiri.

    Saya percaya tiada ertinya sesiapapun untuk menegur MCA kerana memang itulah seterusnya akan mereka lakukan dengan harapan, kaum Cina (saya tidak bermaksud perkauman) mendapat kekuatan baru yang mereka tidak dapat berikan kecuali melalui DAP.

    Saya juga percaya, MCA bertindak demikian kerana adanya desakan dari akar-umbi mereka sendiri yang tidak lagi mahu memperjuangkan dasar-dasar bersama MCA dan UMNO dan secara tidak langsung kekuatan BN akan terjejas.

    Apapun, senario ini pastinya akan membuka dimensi baru dalam politik di tanahair kita samada BN terus berkuasa tanpa MCA atau kemungkinan Pakatan menang pilihanraya dengan kekuatan DAP tetapi pastinya mana-mana parti tentu sedar bahawa majoriti 2/3 amat sukar dicapai.

    Kesan daripada keadaan ini, saya amat pasti kemajuan negara akan berentak perlahan dan akibat daripadanya ialah kemelesatan ekonomi yang akan ditanggung selama 1 penggal iaitu 5 tahun akan datang.

  4. First, I am a Chinese. my two sen : MCA, you should go for Chinese majority seats and not Malay majority seats, if you are prepared to be buried, then do not waste the seats, if Chinese so want DAP, let there be no Chinese ministers, they ask for it.

    Please, PM, do not even appoint those who do not win to be anything at all. It can’t be that they have a good and easy life while the rakyat have to struggle from day to day. Already have more than enough after 5 years of Penang DAP.

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