It is a joke reading that Hisham wanted MCA to prove its relevance to Chinese community. Both MCA and UMNO are not relevant to the Chinese community because it has moved beyond Barisan's racially based model.
Hulu Selangor's statistics should have given both Hisham and Dr Chua Soi Lek the clearest indication that the coalition must change or face continuous alienation from the community.
Unlike UMNO, the party (MCA) does not have any arsenal or propaganda to attract the community. MCA cannot call for Chinese supremacy without offending UMNO. It is natural for the most dominant race based party to erode the importance and relevance of other racially based parties in a coalition.
MCA should study its own political relevance if it continues to be meek and quiet. The community wanted to be treated as Malaysians of equal rights. The way they get to exercise their votes is the best chance to prove their equality - one man one vote!
Chua should understand that making some noises alone won't help his party. He needs to make a choice between being an equal partner to UMNO (which is difficult because UMNO wants to take the lead now) or to go multiracial.
Time is ticking on MCA.