MCA youth members bow in apology to voters after the party’s disastrous election. Photo: MCA HQ

Racial politics: where it all went wrong for the Malaysian Chinese Association?

  • Race-based politics served the Malaysian Chinese Association well for the 60-odd years it was in power as part of the Barisan Nasional coalition
  • But as voters abandon it, it faces a question: will an old trick work in New Malaysia?
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MCA youth members bow in apology to voters after the party’s disastrous election. Photo: MCA HQ
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Malaysia’s Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry Dr Ong Kian Ming. Photo: SCMP / Tory Ho

Mahathir’s Malaysia still ‘open for business’ with China despite stalled rail link: top trade official Dr Ong Kian Ming

  • Upheaval over Beijing-financed projects such as the ECRL has not affected bilateral trade, says deputy minister of international trade and industry
  • Dr Ong Kian Ming prefers to view economic ties in terms of the countries’ total trade volume, which reached a record high of US$108.6 billion in 2018
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Malaysia’s Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry Dr Ong Kian Ming. Photo: SCMP / Tory Ho
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