MCA’s current two parliament seats – Ayer Hitam and Tanjong Piai – are in Malay-majority areas.
MCA has no clout with which to bargain within BN when it is already acknowledged that the party cannot command Chinese support.
This time Umno would in any case take over those seats contested and lost by MCA but which could have been won instead by a Malay BN candidate.
Umno is already taking over seats previously contested by Gerakan. Umno will do better in GE15 than it did in GE14 and make a comeback as a formidable force.
MCA has nothing to more lose in giving up such Malay-majority seats like Wangsa Maju, Kuantan, Alor Gajah and others to be contested by Malay members on the MCA party ticket.
Just a suggestion.
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