A snap election in Malacca will be an interesting litmus test to see if Malays are willing to vote for BN Chinese candidates again.
Or whether BN is still willing to field MCA in Malay-majority areas.
Idris Haron: “Kita tidak boleh tahan dengan sebuah kerajaan [negeri Melaka] yang hanya tertumpu kepada satu-satu sektor ataupun satu-satu kaum, dan kita tidak nampak ada representasi yang sempurna dengan semangat kehidupan Keluarga Satu Melaka atau di peringkat kebangsaan semangat Keluarga Satu Malaysia yang dibawa YAB Perdana Menteri”.
See – beginning minute 6:10 – video above featuring Idris Haron‘s Tarik Sokongan interview last night with Astro Awani.
Idris gave the reason of unacceptable mono ethnicity in BN-PN (as quoted above) for a justification on why the Malacca state government must be changed.
Idris was sacked from Umno as a party assemblyman for Malacca after he and three other Adun precipitously pulled out from the ruling coalition, causing the state government to collapse.
The BN-PN Malacca government, which has now dissolved, did not have any non-Malay Adun.
The pie chart below shows the 15 Harapan state assemblymen in Malacca – numbers according to party – immediately following GE14.
BELOW: Chinese Adun in Malacca are all from DAP and PKR (no MCA, no Gerakan)
The Malacca DUN has 28 seats. A simple majority is 15, which was exactly how many seats Harapan obtained in the last election.
So Harapan actually had a wafer-thin government in Malacca.
In the 2018 polls, Umno won 13 seats, Bersatu two and Amanah two. The reps from these parties are all Malay.
Nine non Malay Adun – eight Chinese, one Indian – currently represent DAP (7) and PKR (2), as below:
- Kerk Chee Yee
- Seah Shoo Chin
- Low Chee Leong
- Tey Kok Kiew
- Wong Fort Pin
- Damian Yeo Shen Li
- Saminathan Ganesan
- Ginie Lim Siew Lin (PKR)
- Gue Teck (PKR)
Norhizam Hassan Baktee had won his seat on the DAP ticket but last year defected to become an independent aligned with PN.
Norhizam’s Pengkalan Batu constituency is a Malay-majority area where PAS played the spoiler by siphoning votes away from Gerakan’s Chinese candidate.
DAP’s sole Indian Adun won his Gadek seat with only a slim 307-vote majority over the MIC man, also after PAS split the Malay votes in a three-cornered fight.
BELOW: Harapan opposed to snap poll
If there is a snap election, four DAP seats are safely in the bag as the party’s Chinese candidates had obtained unassailable supermajorities in GE14 over their MCA rivals.
However, results in the two following seats – Bemban and Duyong – could turn out differently if PAS refrained from fielding its people this time.
GE14 result tables sourced from Undi Info