MCA hopes to moderate new govt but needs to win voter trust

It faces uphill task in check-and-balance role, and explaining PAS partnership to electorate

The Malaysian Chinese Association hopes this will help the party revive its fortunes after years of plunging Chinese support. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
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The Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) aims to play the role of check and balance within the new Perikatan Nasional (PN) government by blunting extremism in the alliance, a senior party official said.

It hopes this will help the party revive its fortunes after years of plunging Chinese support that saw the Barisan Nasional (BN) component party nearly wiped out in the 2018 general election.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 07, 2020, with the headline MCA hopes to moderate new govt but needs to win voter trust. Subscribe