Free For All In Penang With Gerakan Out Says Mca
MCA president Wee Ka Siong said the party hoped to offer Penang voters a better option. (Bernama pic)BUTTERWORTH: Following Gerakan’s exit from Barisan Nasional, it’s a “free for all” over general election seats in Penang, says MCA.
The party would contest whatever seats it likes in Penang after consultation with BN, said MCA president Wee Ka Siong when asked about the party’s general election plans in the state.
Wee said MCA has no plans to talk to Gerakan about avoiding clashes, as before when they were BN allies.
MCA was eyeing seats formerly held by Gerakan, he said. Talks with Penang BN were being held and nothing had been set.
“It is a free for all, we are not bound by any restrictions. The component parties in BN will sort it out on their own,” he said.
Wee said MCA hoped to offer a better option for Penang people.
“We are not a coalition of convenience, we have set a good record in the past. With the new political scenario, we believe we can be a better option to the people,” he told reporters when attending the Penang MCA assembly.
Wee said MCA had traditionally contested the Bayan Baru parliamentary seat.
At the 2018 general election, Gerakan lost in the four parliamentary and 13 state seats that it contested. MCA also failed in the 10 state and four parliamentary seats it contested.
Wee said Penangites should consider MCA as a good opposition in the state assembly so as to provide a good check and balance. If Penang voters changed their minds about Pakatan Harapan, MCA and BN would also be ready to govern based on decades of governing experience.
He said the party would be fielding mostly young professionals who would be guided by seniors.
At the assembly, Wee reminded delegates about PH government’s decision to stop funding Tunku Abdul Rahman University College.
He said when the new government swept to power in early 2020, the college was immediately allocated RM58 million, and RM42 million the following year. - FMT
Artikel ini hanyalah simpanan cache dari url asal penulis yang berkebarangkalian sudah terlalu lama atau sudah dibuang :