Every Barisan Nasional (BN) leader must be responsible for the results of the 15th general election (GE15) and not point fingers to say who is at fault, says Sabah BN chairman Bung Moktar Radin.
As such, he said, the call by MCA for BN chairman Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to resign was too much.
"A loser is always a loser who should accept our loss and not blame others. I think MCA is too much in asking for the (Umno) president to step down," he told reporters when attending the Umno Supreme Council meeting at Menara Dato Onn in Kuala Lumpur last night.
Penang BN chairman Musa Sheikh Fadzir said MCA should instead respect Umno which helped the component party win two parliamentary seats in Johor: Ayer Hitam and Tanjung Piai.
Umno Youth chief Asyraf Wajid Dusuki meanwhile said MCA should take responsibility for the party’s failure to gain support and win the votes in Chinese-majority areas in GE15.
MCA secretary-general Chong Sin Woon had said MCA believed that Zahid was no longer qualified to lead BN as chairman and urged him to resign honourably.
In GE15 on Saturday, BN won just 30 out of the 178 parliamentary seats it contested, its worst election performance ever.