Final reckoning (3.30am):
MCA was defending seven seats from its haul in the last parliament. They are:
- Tanjung Malim
- Alor Gajah
- Ayer Hitam
- Tanjong Piai
Of the seven, MCA only managed to retain Ayer Hitam alone. Nor did MCA manage to wrest any other seats from Harapan Pakatan although it contested a big handful.
Here’s how I see the future for MCA: I doubt that it possesses much loyalty to BN or Big Brother Umno. So I foresee MCA now openly shifting more of its allegiance (including its J-Star social influencer) to the camp of Chinese top dog DAP. As it was, its members had been steadily defecting to the DAP.
In my past blog posts years ago, I already said jiwa MCA telah melayang, hanya jasad yang tinggal bersama BN.
The presidents of the BN’s non-Malay components – MCA, Gerakan, MIC, SUPP – all lost their battles yesterday.
It required a Malay swing for the GE14 results to have happened. To those Malay voters who backed Pakatan Harapan, I say you’re getting the government you deserve.
Jangan pula nangis air mata darah nanti ya. You shall only be reaping what you sow.
Former DAP Adun for Skudai Dr Boo Cheng Hau received a death threat for critiquing Lim Kit Siang. Let’s see what happens to you (meaning Malay supporters of Pakatan Harapan) should you ever be unfortunate enough to cross the DAP tokongs one day.
Wee Ka Siong survives, but only barely.
Alor Gajah has not been called yet.
MCA’s two Johor parliament seats have apparently been lost too. It’s the killing fields for MCA and its Datuk-Datuk.
Najib’s political secretary Wong Nai Chee is contesting Alor Gajah in Malacca under the MCA banner. His opponents are PAS and PPBM. Apparently two of the state seats within this parliamentary constituency have already gone to Harapan.
10.30pm — According to Borneo Post, DAP has successfully retained Stampin against the challenge from the SUPP president who is a cardiologist. Dr Sim is defeated, his impressive professional qualification regardless.
Incidentally, the MCA man who just lost in Tanjung Malim, i.e. Dr Mah Hang Soon is similarly a cardiologist. The Chinese are slaying BN candidates right, left and centre. Being a heart surgeon cuts no ice.
Can Liew Chin Tong be the giantkiller in Ayer Hitam?
10.10pm — How will MCA deputy president Wee Ka Siong fare in Ayer Hitam?
At the moment, Gerakan president Mah Siew Keong is reportedly trailing DAP evangelista warlord David Nga Kor Ming by a sizable margin in the Teluk Intan hot seat.
MIC president Dr Subramaniam has already lost in Segamat (unofficial).
Another seat to watch is Stampin where SUPP president Dr Sim Kui Hian is facing off DAP strongman Chong Chieng Jen, also his party’s Sarawak state chairman.
Will the non-Malay BN components be wiped out in the peninsula as DAP has threatened?
9.25pm — According to the Malaysiakini live feed, MCA president Liow Tiong Lai, who was the incumbent in Bentong – this is an unofficial result as yet – has lost his seat. Liow’s putting China president Xi Jinping on his election billboards has apparently not helped.
Another seat which MCA has failed to defend is Tanjung Malim, which the party won with a comfortable margin the last election.
MCA had seven seats in the last parliament. Its seats are falling like bowling pins.
Earlier today, I had cast my ballot for the MCA-BN candidates for both state and parliament seats.
My suburban Selangor voting address is in a Chinese-majority area. Even though DAP will win these wards with a landslide, I still betook myself to the polling centre nonetheless to register my protest vote AGAINST the DAP and its opposition front.
MCA must never, ever forget that the evangelistas and Jerusubangites – plenty of them nesting in The J-Star – will not vote for their party. In fact, they (including the J-Star reporters) despise MCA. Remember that!
A nail-biting night
The first unofficial results are trickling in … as at 8.10am, MCA veep, incumbent Chua Tee Yong lost his Labis seat.
This page will continue to be updated throughout the night.