Touting Malay wave, doctor poses strongest challenge yet to MCA's last bastion

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GE14 | The MCA has in the last two general elections suffered catastrophic losses, seeing its parliamentary seats halved twice, from 31 to 15 in the 2008 general election and then to seven in the 2013 general election.

Its last bastion lies in Johor, which contributed four out of the seven parliamentary seats. The remaining were one each in Malacca, Pahang and Perak.

The onslaught against MCA continues in the upcoming general election and Harapan has tasked Bersatu to take on one of MCA's last safe haven in Tanjung Piai, located on the southernmost tip of the Eurasia continent and is renown for its vast mangrove forest.

The challenger is UK-trained anesthesiologist Dr Md Farid Md Rafik, a reluctant politician and self-professed political novice.

Despite coming from an Umno family, Farid was not an Umno member nor had he been involved in his mother Norman Mohamed's political activities in Umno until she finally left for Bersatu....


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