Kit Siang: DAP CNY videos more popular than MCA's

In a statement, Lim Kit Siang compared viewership numbers of DAP videos to MCA's. —Picture by Saw Siow Feng
In a statement, Lim Kit Siang compared viewership numbers of DAP videos to MCA's. —Picture by Saw Siow Feng

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 — DAP Parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang has pointed out that DAP’s leadership Chinese New Year (CNY) videos have garnered more support and popularity in comparison to rival MCA’s top brass videos.

In a press statement today, the Gelang Patah MP made a comparison between the videos featuring MCA leadership including president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, his deputy Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong and secretary-general Datuk Ong Ka Chuan to DAP deputy-secretary general Teresa Kok’s fifth annual CNY video on Youtube.

“As of 1 pm today, Kok’s latest CNY video netted 53,411 views in 25 hours since it was posted, while the MCA leadership’s CNY video garnered 4,500 views after 41 hours.

“Similar trend in viewership is also the case with regard to the CNY video of DAP Secretary-General and Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng and the MCA President and Transport Minister, Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

“In fact, the margin has become wider,” said Lim.

In another statement yesterday, Lim also pointed out that Guan Eng’s video was up for 60 hours and had 399,000 views, 21,000 reactions and  9,624 shares at 8 am. The video was first uploaded on February 11.

Liow’s video on the other hand had been uploaded for 93 hours and had received 33,000 views, 1,100 reactions and 493 shares. The video was posted on February 10.

He also pointed out that over the last 30 hours, there has been even greater disparity in viewership between the DAP secretary-general and his MCA rival.

He then took a potshot at the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition party pointing out that for the “first time in history” the top three most important MCA leaders will depend on Umno’s votes to win in their respective constituencies.

Lim said that in Bentong, the parliamentary constituency of Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, the single biggest ethnic bloc of voters are the 46.1 per cent Malay, as Chinese voters represent 42.4 per cent, Indians 9 per cent and others 2.5 per cent.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong’s Ayer Hitam constituency’s  largest ethnic group of voters are the 57.6 per cent of Malays with the Chinese 38.3 per cent, Indians 3.9 per cent and others 0.2 per cent.

In Tanjong Malim, the parliamentary constituency of Second Minister for Trade and Industry, Datuk Ong Ka Chuan, the largest ethnic group of voters are again the Malays 55.4 per cent with Chinese 25.8 per cent, Indians 13.2 per cent and Orang Asli 5.6 per cent.

“In fact, in Malay voters represent the largest ethnic group in six of the seven parliamentary constituencies won by MCA in the 13th General Election.

“Is the MCA representing the Chinese in BN or representing UMNO to the Malaysian Chinese?  Or is MCA representing all Malaysians, regardless of race or religion?” asked Lim.

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