Monday, April 18, 2011
Barisan Nasional, MCA and Chinese Support
Firstly, congratulations to the BN and syabas everyone contributing to the Sarawak State Election victory.
Whatever one may say about Tan Sri Taib, a 100% election result for PBB, says much about the non-Chinese voters acceptance of his leadership.
As for the next GE, I want to say this about the senior partner representing the Chinese in the BN.
The MCA should withdraw from the BN AND if they are sincere, to contest the next GE as a BN friendly party.
Their support has significantly declined. They are mostly returned in the solid BN southern states and safe seats in the other states.
They need the BN more than the BN needs them.
They can operate without the burden of "big brother".
In the mixed constituencies BN can field their candidate against the MCA (they can also stand down) and DAP. BN can field a Malay or Indian candidate. The true Chinese BN supporters will vote the coalition not the party.
In the Chinese majority areas the same will apply, BN will enter as the spoiler. It would not matter if the BN lost the seat because MCA, one on one with the DAP, is a no contest.
The BN can then pick the most successful and winning MCA candidate to represent the Chinese in the Govt.
The MCA withdrawal will send shock waves within the Chinese community.
No more will the Chinese community have the best of both worlds, automatic representation in the Govt and chauvinistic support for the opposition.
This post had been my comment to OutSyed The Box "Sarawak Election Results" with some addendum.
at 10:14 AM