Thursday, February 1, 2018

MCA's Big Boast

On November 05, 2017, the MCA president (right) made public the fact that his party's feedback and surveys from the ground showed Chinese voters are returning back to the party. 

I think BN head honcho Najib Razak took Liow Tiong Lai's big boast as a cue to throw the gauntlet at him – win at least 15 federal seats to justify the number of cabinet posts MCA are holding. 

Fast-forward to January this year and Malaysia’s The Sun had published a news report where MCA boldly came out to publicly declare that 20 parliamentary seats – out of the 40 they expect to contest in GE14 – are winnable. 

Wow, suddenly, MCA have become ambitious. But I surely didn't know that UMNO would trust Liow's party enough to let them contest 40 seats!! 

Apart from defending the seven seats they won in GE13, MCA have set their sights on winning Alor Setar, Bagan Serai, Bakri, Bandar Tun Razak, Gelang Patah, Gopeng, Kampar, Kluang, Kuantan, Lumut, Raub, Seremban and Wangsa Maju. 

The 13 constituencies were either former MCA strongholds or traditionally contested by the party. 

Liow and the other MCA lackeys must have caught the sickness from da boss himself. The contagion of false positivity. 

Anyway, whether 15 or 20 – all I can say is MCA, you can dream on. 

In fact, they should be fearful because GE14 may see MCA ending up being dangerously close to annihilation. I reckon they can only win a sprinkling of seats here and there. 

It is not difficult to fathom why. The last two elections had been disastrous for MCA. 

In GE13, they captured seven out of the 37 federal seats and eleven out of the 90 state seats they contested. In GE12, they took 15 out of the 40 parliamentary seats and 32 out of the 90 state seats they stood in. 

Actually, I wouldn’t be surprised if MCA are wiped out in GE14. And why not? It is time to put Liow and gang out to pasture. 

Their days are numbered. Malaysian voters know that already. 

Let's help them by erasing them in GE14. Permanently.

On Tuesday evening, I was at the Money Mastery  KL Toastmasters meeting. I dropped in because I was in the neighborhood. And I was given an unusual meeting role. 

I was an evaluator for a speech evaluator! Regretably, both assignment speaker and speech evaluator did not fare well.

Anyway, I was presented with a club memento (left).

Celtic hit three first-half goals to ease past Hearts on Tuesday and go 14 points clear at the Scottish Premiership summit. 

Odsonne Edouard (3), Dedryck Boyata (25) and Moussa Dembele (36) put the ball into the net. And Kyle Lafferty managed to pull one back (67) for Hearts. 

On the same day, Liverpool redeemed themselves somewhat with a decent win over Huddersfield Town. 

Jurgen Klopp said the 3-0 victory was "exactly what we needed" after successive defeats. The three contributors were Emre Can (26), Roberto Firmino (45+1) and Mohamed Salah (78, penalty).

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