KUALA LUMPUR – MCA will not give up the Sekinchan state assembly seat in the next general election, says Datuk Chong Sin Woon.
“Any seat swaps and the selection of candidates has to be decided among parties (in Barisan Nasional) at the Federal level. It is not a matter decided by local leaders,” the MCA Youth chief said during a press conference at SJK(C) Wangsa Maju Saturday morning.
Chong was responding to Sungai Besar Umno chairman Datuk Seri Jamal Yunos, who last Sunday proposed two candidates to contest in the Sekinchan state seat – one from Umno and another from MCA.
They are Sungai Besar Umno committee member Samad Wahab and Sungai Besar MCA Youth Chief Ng Boon Keong respectively.
Chong dismissed Jamal’s “nominations”, saying the matter of giving up the Sekinchan seat has never been discussed by MCA’s central committee before.
He pointed out that MCA “loaned” three seats to Umno during GE13, namely Wangsa Maju, Kuantan and Gelang Patah, but all three fell to the Opposition.
“It doesn’t mean a party has a higher chance of winning compared to another. It depends heavily on the candidate fielded,” Chong said.