MCA distances itself from Hee, says she will lose without BN blessing
Datuk Hee Yit Foong will likely lose her Jelapang seat if she insists on contesting in the polls without Barisan Nasional's (BN) blessing, MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek said today, distancing his party from the former DAP leader who was instrumental in Pakatan Rakyat's (PR) fall in Perak.
Dr Chua clarified that despite Hee's claim to the media on Tuesday, MCA had neither discussed giving up contesting the Jelapang seat in Perak to an outsider nor agreed to field Hee as its candidate for the coming 13th general election.
He reminded Hee, who was once described as the “most hated woman in Perak”, that any decision on seat distribution in BN was made collectively as it is crucial for the candidate to receive support from both the voters and component parties.
“While Hee can announce that she is the candidate for Jelapang in the coming general election, without the support from the MCA division and especially the grassroots members, it is unlikely that she will win in the election,” he warned her.
Hee is known for her role in the 2009 Perak constitutional crisis which saw the state in turmoil for nearly a year after her defection, and that of two other former PKR representatives, caused the former Pakatan Rakyat (PR) government's fall from power.
At the time, the former Perak assembly deputy was said to have left the DAP in a huff, after repeatedly complaining to have been sidelined in the state administration and left out of positions of power.
She turned into a BN-friendly independent following her defection, a decision that earned her harsh criticism from Jelapang voters, most of whom are said to be hardcore DAP supporters.
Media reports in the months after she left DAP said Hee turned into an outcast in her own constituency, having to move around in a delegation complete with bodyguards to keep her safe from angry voters.
But in an interview with Oriental Daily published on Tuesday, Hee said she will recontest Jelapang “under the BN flag”, even adding that she would let Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak announce the details later.
She boasted that anger against her had dissipated over the years following the Perak crisis, even adding that those who once took out newspaper advertisements to declare they no longer supported her have now returned to apologise.
According to Malaysiakini's report on the Oriental Daily interview, Hee also claimed that some voters have even told her, “Datuk, your service is no worse than theirs (DAP). If you contest again, they might not win!”
Hahahahahah!! or should that be Heeheeheeheehh!!! :)
This "running dog" thinks she is going to be rewarded with an MCA candidacy for GE13.
She, actually, thinks she has a chance to represent the constituents in Jelapang again!!
She seems to believe that the people of Jelapang have forgotten her treachery.
Hee Yit Foong, I am not a gambling man but I am willing to bet "London to a brick" that neither you nor any MCA candidate will win Jelapang in GE13 :) Don't waste your money contesting!!
BTW, Yit Foong, you really need to consult your doctor about changing the medication you are currently on - whatever it is, it ain't working!!!!
Have the people of Jelapang really forgotten the whole episode and forgiven her? This is seriously in doubt. If she has not been forgiven, than it makes no difference whether MCA or BN gives her their blessing to contest. She will probably still lose. As to her claim that DAP is not doing a good job in Jelapang, what then has she done? Let the people of Jelapang decide in the next GE.
The decision by BN to over throw PR in such a way will haunt BN in the next election. Now they know the problem having all these kataks is not an assets but liabilities.
With or without BN or MCA support she is a gonna. The voters in Jelapang voted for the party she represents, not on her own merits. Is it any wonder with the tag of "the most hated woman in Perak" will she ever get voted in again? Her betrayal has left an indelible mark of her traitorous acts in the heart and mind of not only the voters in Jelapang but on all right thinking people.