Boycott effort kept MCA in the limelight

Zooming in on MCA’s boycott of the Kuala Kubu Baharu by election, Selangor DAP treasurer Dr Ong Kian Ming pointed out that the boycott only served to put MCA in the limelight instead of keeping Chinese voters away.

“This strategy definitely helped MCA into the headlines (especially in the CHinese papers) but this also helped create more publicity for the KKB by-election among the Chinese crowd, including outstation viters who may have not paid much attention initially,” he said on X.

This comes in the wake of MCA president Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong taking to TikTok to explain that his party’s move to boycott was to defend the party’s dignity that was tarnished by the DAP, most recently DAP secretary general Anthony Loke.

“If MCA’s strategy was to use its own boycott as a way to signal Chinese voters not to come out to vote in the KKB by-election, I don’t think this is going to work.

He pointed out the drop in Chinese voter turnout may happen but stopped short of attributing to the MCA.

Ong added the fact that PN fielded a Malay candidate was an admission that the Chinese votes remain with the unity government candidate.

The move by PN also hurt MCA’s boycott and displayed MCA’s irrelevance.

From a larger perspective, it also showed Gerakan’s irrelevance as they failed to field their candidate.

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