Umno has suggested that MCA would be wiped out if not for Malay support.
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UMNO youth chief Datuk Dr Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki has asked MCA President Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong to step down following Barisan Nasional’s heavy defeat in this election.
According to FMT, Asyraf said that MCA had contested 44 seats with only two seats won, and both were in Malay majority areas.
He held Wee responsible for BN’s loss in the 15th General Election (GE15) and said a new president should helm 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.UMNO youth chief Datuk Dr Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki on why Wee should step down.
Earlier, MCA Secretary Datuk Chong Sin Woon had criticised Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
He lambasted Ahmad Zahid, also Umno president, for sending a ‘false’ letter to the King about 30 BN MPs supporting Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as Prime Minister.
Chong also claimed that during last night’s BN meeting, a document was shown stating that Rembau MP and Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan will replace Ahmad Zahid as BN chairman.
Meanwhile, BN secretary-general Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir called on coalition members to be be mindful in their words.
He said any suggestions and inputs will be deliberated by the BN Supreme Council in accordance with its constitution.
“MCA Would Have Been Wiped Out If Not For Umno”
Asyraf Wajdi’s attack on MCA was echoed by netizens, with many telling the Chinese-based party to be mindful of its place.
Many agreed with Asyraf Wajdi that MCA and MIC depend on Malay votes to survive.
Wee defended 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%).
In Tanjung Piai, the voters consist of 60 per cent Malay, 39 per cent Chinese and about one per cent Indian.
You should not meddle into Umno affairs. MCA is equally non performing. Look at the number of seats MCA won. Even you too lost your seat. Should you quit too as you no longer fit to be a Sec-Gen. The same goes for Wee Ka Siong.— RenaC (@rena_rc) November 24, 2022
Other Umno leaders including Sungai Besar Umno division chief Datuk Jamal Md Yunos and former Umno supreme council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam, also called on Wee to step down from his position.
They said BN should be dissolved, and UMNO should go solo since MCA is so ungrateful.
Both also challenged MCA to contest in Chinese community areas in the next general election if they are so sure of themselves.
Masaalah Besar Kalau kita terus bela Biawak hidup?!MCA yg diketuai Wee Ka Siong Gagal!5 kali PRU?X mampu menarik Sokongan kaum2 Cina?!MCA juga MiC menang pun atas Ehsan Undi Melayu! @NajibRazak @umnoonline @BNCommsOfficial @DrZahidHamidi @BNCommsOfficial @tokmatn9 https://t.co/AP8d8QP5aP pic.twitter.com/oA1MfNNbjO— ARahman (@ARahman_48) November 23, 2022