After Zahid, MCA says unrealistic to target urban seats

(MMO) – MCA’s Datuk Seri Ti Lian Ker has agreed with Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi that Barisan Nasional (BN) would be better served by diverting resources away from urban Opposition strongholds.

The party’s religious harmony bureau chairman said the prioritisation of other constituencies was only natural as the time and resources invested in the such seats was not likely to result in Barisan Nasional victories.

He also said the Opposition was best equipped and motivated to defend these urban seats, resulting in diminishing returns for additional resources thrown towards wresting these away from Pakatan Harapan.

“It will be unrealistic to think of winning traditionally urban seats won by the Opposition.

“Strategically and realistically, they [Opposition parties] will have to concentrate on retaining their existing seats and regaining lost seats that are able to be recaptured,” Ti told Malay Mail Online.

On Sunday, Zahid said BN has essentially written off several urban seats such as the Bukit Bintang and Seputeh constituencies in Kuala Lumpur that are DAP strongholds.

The Seputeh and Bukit Bintang seats are traditionally contested by candidates from BN component party MCA.

Zahid said even Umno secretary-general and Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Mansor would lose in Seputeh to incumbent Teresa Kok, for example.

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