According to Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, if the Chinese Malaysian community perceives that the MCA is under-performing, it is because the political party has not adequately explained its efforts to protect their interests.
Najib said the MCA has been told to go all out to correct such sentiments, especially with the anticipation that there will be a swing in Chinese support to opposition parties in the next general election. Read here for more in Malaysiakini
Commentary from"Caravanserai" Blog.
Excerpts:Read here for more
"... It has been known a long time ago that the (BN) Coalition Partners are NOT the similar standing with UMNO.
When the dog shits, the owner has to scoop it up. But HERE when the dog shits, the partners have to scoop it up.
When the ruling elite creates problems for the other races, it is up to the other partners in the coalition to explain. This is the mentality of the (BN) coalition ruling elite.
When the other races complain about it, the other party has to explain.
As Dr M said of the present administration, they are half past 6.
What will MCA do?
My guess MCA has to do the talking and explaining to the Chinese voters.
MCA already knows how many seats they are going to lose in the next GE. Penang, Ipoh, Selangor, KL, Johore, Malacca and Negeri Sembilan are the states that MCA will have to push harder in its efforts to maintain its seats there.
I still hold the view that MCA should quit the coalition so that the UMNO will be forced to review its rule in the coalition.
As it is now, it is only lips talking that the coalition parties work for ALL races.