Sunday, March 09, 2008

We Never Expected The Outcome To Be This Serious, Says Ong Ka Ting

" We never thought the outcome would be like this".

This is how MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting responded when asked about the party's dismal showing in Saturday's general election.

The second major partner of the Barisan Nasional (BN) suffered a humiliating defeat, winning only 15 of the 40 parliamentary seats it contested.

It was a severe blow for MCA as it lost in all the parliamentary seats the party contested in Penang, Negeri Sembilan and the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur. In the 2004 general election, MCA bagged 31 of the 40 parliamentary seats.

" We've been trying our best, doing our best. We never expected it can be like this, that serious," he told reporters after chairing the emergency meeting of the MCA political bureau.

Asked for the assessment of the results, Ong, who won the Kulai parliamentary seat, said the party's political bureau was still analysing the results.

The poor performance was due to a combination of factors, he said.

Declining to disclose the contributory factors, Ong, however, said it was related to the Chinese community's unhappiness with the government.

" We don't want to prematurely reveal the outcome of the analyses. We've to be very objective and needed more time to conduct a detailed post-mortem," he said.

Asked what the future would be for MCA, He said: "That is something beyond our control. We will not blame the voters. We will take note of the strong message the voters have sent us this time and at the same time, we will deliver what we have promised the people," he said.

Asked if yesterday's election results would have any bearing on MCA's representation in government, he said it would have some impact. (Bernama)

***** Taking an ambivalent stance on crucial political questions, shamelessly sucking up to Umno in total disregard of the welfare of its main constituents and keeping completely silent on issues that matter to them, have its consequences. Will the MCA change its style of governance? I doubt it.
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10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

okt

aint no difference whether MCA is representing the chinese or not. UMNO Youth will just have to stand up and you guys will be running for cover. Thats equal partnership, eh?

5:40 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr OKT,

If all these shit is YOUR BEST, no wonder BN is being kicked out from the Government.. lol

Go back to your sleep OKT. You will never represent me in anyway.

5:45 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Possibly the Health and Transport Ministeries would go to umno. So goodbye to Ka Chuan's hopes

6:10 PM GMT+8  
Blogger kittykat46 said...

What happened to MCA's much vaunted grass roots organisation ?
They should have seen this tsunami in the Chinese community coming.

I know many people, my extended family included, long term Barisan supporters, who this time simply stopped listening to the BN drivel and voted for the opposition.

Or maybe they knew but its just not MCA's capability to tell UMNO honestly and frankly (closed door if better) - if you carry on like this, BN will be punished heavily in the polls.

6:27 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

think the message is clear , though people don't know the capability of opp , but they just want to put the message across that , enough is enough , we want amore efficient and corruption free government, we do know the price is increasing , but we need transparency and accountability...on the fund , on the profit from Petronas ( RM 80 Billions per year )... why non-oild producer like Singapore / Hong Hong cud give out their surplus fund..... why not Malaysia...long way to go for "bipartisan " in Malaysia political landscape...but we need to start at some point.

7:01 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

think the message is clear , though people don't know the capability of opp , but they just want to put the message across that , enough is enough , we want amore efficient and corruption free government, we do know the price is increasing , but we need transparency and accountability...on the fund , on the profit from Petronas ( RM 80 Billions per year )... why non-oild producer like Singapore / Hong Hong cud give out their surplus fund..... why not Malaysia...long way to go for "bipartisan " in Malaysia political landscape...but we need to start at some point.

7:01 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

think the message is clear , though people don't know the capability of opp , but they just want to put the message across that , enough is enough , we want amore efficient and corruption free government, we do know the price is increasing , but we need transparency and accountability...on the fund , on the profit from Petronas ( RM 80 Billions per year )... why non-oild producer like Singapore / Hong Hong cud give out their surplus fund..... why not Malaysia...long way to go for "bipartisan " in Malaysia political landscape...but we need to start at some point.

7:01 PM GMT+8  
Blogger bayi said...

This shows how out of touch MCA and its leaders were. They weren't aware of the heartfelt grievences of the rakyat they claimed to represent.

8:19 PM GMT+8  
Blogger gasoon said...

The respone shows that the MCA has been in their dream for long time and now they still wanto believe that they are not awake!

Comon' go down to kopitiam and listen more to what the cina saying.

9:33 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Koh TK, Sami Vel and Kayveas are out of cabinet and presumably resigning from their party posts. Time for the Ong brothers to also do so

11:24 AM GMT+8  

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