Do MCA and MIC support Lokman Adam’s candidature in Sungai Kandis and do they regard Lokman Adam as the model UMNO leader they want in post-14GE

The Barisan Nasional candidate for the Sungai Kandis by-election Lokman Noor Adam insists that he is not a racist but do MCA and MIC support his candidature and regard him as the model UMNO leader they want in post-14th General Election.

Why are the MCA and MIC leaders keeping a deafening silence on Lokman’s candidature in Sungai Kandis?

MCA Deputy President Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong is talking on all issues under the sun, but on three issues he has kept a strange silence, viz: Najib’s culpability in the international 1MDB corruption and money-laundering scandal causing unprecedented shame and infamy to Malaysia for being regarded worldwide as a global kleptocracy; the secret letter by Najib’s spy chief to the CIA five days before the 14th General Election asking for United States support if the results of the 14th General Election was close; and Lokman Adam’s candidature in the Sungai Kandis by-election and whether the MCA leadership regards Lokman as the model UMNO leader they want in post-14GE.

Lokman believes that he can wrest the Sungai Kandis state seat from Pakatan Harapan if PAS campaigns for him ahead of the coming by-election.

Lokman said he will be able to pull off a narrow victory if 80 percent of PAS supporters backed him and 17 per cent of the votes that went to Harapan in the 14GE switched support to him.

The MCA and MIC leadership should declare whether they want Lokman to win in Sungai Kandis with 80 per cent of the PAS votes in the last general election as well as snaring 17 per cent of the voter support that went to the PKR candidate, and whether they approve and support UMNO co-operating with PAS in the Sungai Kandis by-election campaign.

(Media Statement by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang in Parliament on Wednesday 25th July 2018)

  1. #1 by Bigjoe on Wednesday, 25 July 2018 - 11:29 am

    It is not just UMNO that has not changed, MCA and MIC has not changed either..It does not bode well.

    UMNO, even with PAS cannot get majority Parliamentary Seat without a multi-racial support – that is the reality in Malaysia with Sarawak and Sabah as part of Malaysia.

    The only way the direction UMNO with PAS makes sense is that they are betting on the fractionalisation of PH – that either PH or their supporter will break apart. PH leaders must be made away that their diverse support base is fragile – every fractionisation is a gift to UMNO-PAS.

    Top leaders must not take for granted they can keep their hierarchy in control given the diverse nature of it. Hence the urgency to broaden the independent Malay Muslim swing votes is paramount..

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