Zahid Hamidi Says BN Can "Woo Chinese Voters" Without MCA

"There are many (parties) that are ready to work with us," the BN chairman said.

After MCA revealed that the party passed a resolution for the dissolution of Barisan Nasional (BN) in favour of forming a new coalition yesterday, 2 December, BN chairman Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi appeared optimistic and unfazed

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"We have not received their official position on the matter. But if they do exit, we have other ways to woo Chinese voters," he told reporters after meeting with BN senators, Free Malaysia Today reported.

"Not all of them are supporting the party that is part of the current government," the UMNO president said, adding that, "There are many (parties) that are ready to work with us."

According to MCA president Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong, the decision was made at their first AGM as an Opposition party, after taking into account of the country's political state post-GE14

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"As BN ruled for almost six decades, the coalition was met with unprecedented losses in recent times and for the sake of rebuilding, BN needs to be dissolved," he told reporters at a press conference, Malay Mail reported.

"The tabling and approval of the resolution is the first step taken by the party to regain support for a political comeback," Wee added.

The MCA president also revealed that the decision to push for BN's dissolution was an "overwhelming consensus", with all but one delegate raising their hands in agreement.

Wee said that no one is "pointing fingers" for blame, and as one of the founding members of BN, MCA "appreciates the sharing of power between different ethnic groups" since Independence Day

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He said that the dissolution would be discussed among the three BN component parties, and declined to elaborate on the possibility of BN's supreme council rejecting the resolution to dissolve, Malay Mail reported.

In October, the BN chairman was arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC):

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