MCA ‘rebirth’ bid fails in Balakong

Gan Pei Ling

Pakatan Harapan candidate Wong Siew Ki addressing the media after winning the Balakong seat yesterday by more than 18,000 votes against the MCA candidate. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Kamal Ariffin, September 9, 2018.

MCA’S attempt to rejuvenate itself by being endorsed by Islamist party PAS and contesting under its own logo in the Balakong by-election in Selangor has failed, as voters continue to shun the Barisan Nasional component party, said political analysts.

MCA was only able to increase its vote share in the Chinese-majority seat marginally from 11% in the 14th general election to 15% yesterday.

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