Chew Mei Fun: Another May 13 if Chinese representation in BN is insufficient

One of the most popular MCA parliamentarians, Ms Chew Mei Fun of Petaling Jaya Utara has made a implicit warning to her Chinese voters on Sunday: ” if there is no sufficient Chinese representation in the Barisan Nasional, it is not a good thing, the Chinese community cannot afford another May 13 incident.

CMF’s May 13 statement

Is she threatening the voters to vote BN with political violence? Has she breached the Election Offences Act 1954 which criminalizes “undue influence”? You judge.

The full translation of the news report is produced here.

The opposition [spreads] “checking Chinese with Chinese” statements

Chew Mei Fun: Afraid Voters May Be Misled


China Press, January 21, 2008 (Monday) Page A11.


Petaling Jaya, Jan 20 – MP for Petaling Jaya Utara Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun said that although the voters in Petaling Jaya Utara are very supportive of Barisan Nasional, she is worried that voters may be misled by the Opposition’s “checking Chinese with Chinese” statement.


She refuted Opposition claims that voters can vote for the Opposition to teach UMNO a lesson, as well as to check UMNO’s power within the BN, but in actual fact, the move will result in “checking Chinese with Chinese”.


She stressed, “If there is insufficient Chinese representation in the Barisan Nasional, it is not a good thing, the Chinese community cannot afford another May 13 incident.


She said that MCA under the leadership of Ong Ka Ting is keen to establish a healthy political culture, in order to give voters better service.


Chew Mei Fun is also the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development and the Deputy Chairman of Wanita MCA. As the head of the MAC Crisis Relief Squad, she launched the Squad’s first mobile clinic today. Her comments were made when she was asked about MCA President Dato’ Seri Ong Ka Ting’s endorsement of her to defend her parliamentary seat of Petaling Jaya Utara.


She said, she was grateful for the president’s trust in her and will strive to work even harder.


Section 9 (1) of the Election Offences Act 1954:

Undue influence

9. (1) Every person who, before, during or after an election, directly or indirectly, by himself or by any other person on his behalf, makes use of or threatens to make use of any force, violence, or restraint, or inflicts or threatens to inflict, by himself or by any other person, any temporal or spiritual injury, damage, harm, or loss upon or against any person in order to induce or compel such person to vote or refrain from voting, or on account of such person having voted or refrained from voting, at any election, or who by abduction, duress, or any fraudulent device or contrivance impedes or prevents the free exercise of the franchise of any elector or voter, or thereby compels, induces, or prevails upon any elector or voter either to give or refrain from giving his vote at any election, or who directly or indirectly interferes or attempts to interfere with the free exercise by any person of any electoral right shall be guilty of the offence of undue influence.





24 responses to “Chew Mei Fun: Another May 13 if Chinese representation in BN is insufficient

  1. even if she breached the election commission act. She would got off with it. Mahathir used the same old tactic in 1999. yet nothing happen to him.

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  3. Miss Chew, Get Lost.

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  6. Ms Chew, don’t use this tactic to scare the Chinese into voting for MCA. Of late, what have MCA proven. It is fighting among its members and the top MCA elites are only interested in enriching or empowering themselves along side with the UMNOputras. Use merit to win our votes not such underhanded, cheapskate threats.

  7. Miss Chew, Please find out what really caused
    may13 to happen before you made such a remark.

  8. Mei Fun is a thug with thug tactics. She thinks that we’re all idiots who can easily be intimidated by such remarks. Go fly kite!

  9. This is a most disgusting statement coming from a chinese politician!!!
    Worried that voters are misled???
    Please, please, please, thank you very much Ms Chew, but I think, in reality, you are worried and you know that the votes will go to opposition!!!
    Ask yourself why and stop using the opposition parties as scape goat!!!
    We are not children!

  10. I cannot imagine that MP Chew Mei Fun could said such words. P-lease lah ! Don’t be a follower of others and creates fear among the Chinese. You could had said better things ……. if you wanted to be voted in again. I am very disappointed with such a staement.

  11. Jom! let’s make a change. My family and I shall vote for DAP this time.

  12. oh well! since the BN putras still dwell on the 5/13 to instill fear on us then let us take the bull by its horns. we will tell them very loud & very clear that this time it is 2/13 that they are going to fear for their political survival b.cozzzz the People’s Power will overwhelm their so-called fear to come out to help Barisan Rakyat to win so that the evilish QUOTE of the 5/13 will forever be HISTORY just plain history.

  13. MALAYSIANS let us all CHANT TOGETHER this time ERASE 513 EMBRACE 213 WE THANK GOD FOR 213 RAKYAT’S POWER 213 LONG LIVE 213 bicozzzz 213 is the birth of a new era for us when PakLah dissolved Parliament. it also spells the beginning of a new Barisan Rakyat to augur the end of the BN rule. let us chant in unison 213 213 213 213 213 213 213 213 213 213 213!!!!!!!!!

  14. Feb 13(213)was the chosen date to dissolve Parliament,could be for some of these reasons…1st: 13 is used as a fear factor to quell opposition…2nd: Feb 13 sounds good for BN(two thirds majority)…3rd: it is someone’s lucky number.Something supposed to be good for BN could possibly go wrong for them b.cos of both visible & invisible negative forces. From a divine point of view: a pious person should not tell a BIG lie to the nation on that chosen auspicious day(213). From a Fung Shui point of view: all the economic corridors must have a balance flow of chi(productive cosmic energy). So 212 is balanced so is 313. At the same time it is equally strange to note & define 213 as favorable to the Barisan Rakyat’s flag…2 = “TWO” religious divide,muslim & non-muslim are willing to co-operate to grow… 1 = “ONE” … 3 = “THREE” (tree) of HOPE for a humble start for our future. The BR will succeed with GOD’s blessing and the tree (hope) will grow into a forest (prosperity) for future generations and Malaysia will once again regain 1st class nation status among the best in the world…Let us chant altogether…213…213…we want 213…

  15. i just read the papers & i m disappointed to learn of Hishamudin’s criticism of the DAP.He is right to say if the opposition has no intention of toppling the BN why the need for a manifesto.Leaders in the Barisan Rakyat should leave that decision to the electorate(people’s power).If we vote BR in to help police policies,then u do just that.But if we choose BR to rule,do we also have to teach & guide them how to organise & rule? This time it is different! Now BR has DS Anwar.Surely he must know what to do if BR wins BIG.Do not forget an important fact that there also some clean,capable & good people in BN who are also marginalised.If BR comes into power,these good BN underputras may be welcome to serve. If a cat can catch a mouse,it is a good cat be it black or white. We must learn to practise what we preach, the right to dissent. So one day the fence-sitters will be impressed & so who knows, BR may be blessed with a tsunami of support votes. Can someone out there please convey my messages to the leaders of the Barisan Rakyat B4 the ceramahs are over B4 it is too late.

  16. in a smooth transition of power, R.A.H.M.A.N. would probably end with Anwar,Najib. But a serious political hiccup was forcibly introduced when Anwar was DPM therefore the phase was derailed… It is now re-defined as R.A.H.M.A……….. HICCUP……… N(the END). Now it should be PUTRA. Blessed by the late Prince Rahman we now have 2 new Prince Heroes in Raja Petra & Raja Nasrin. For certain, they harbour no desire to become politicians so in turn they may bless Anwar to take over if Barisan Rakyat wins BIG. If what i prophesized does come true then Malaysia will have to start all over again but this time it begins with ABDUL RAHMAN PUTRA just like the little plant in the BR’s flag the former Prince & PM will be resurrected. This is all written in the Stars & the Moon. Malysia once again will have hope and a better future. God is willing, my Teacher has just said to me.

  17. I am truly dissappointed with Chew Mei Fun. Her remarks on her opponent that he is not a good economic adviser, etc. is totally uncalled for. I wanted to cast my vote for you (CMF) based on your track record but now, four votes goes to Tony Pua…. i feel sorry for you….

  18. Just can’t believe it. Don’t threaten us with this type of brainless statement. We are not children, please! It’s time to change.

  19. CMF, The Chinese Runing Dog!!!! Betray your own people!

  20. Miss Chan,

    Please make deeper research on May13 before you start talking nonsense.

  21. Isn’t it clear enough that the MCA works for umno to oppress the chinese community?

  22. Statement from Chew Mei Fun show MCA is lossing direction.

    In order to pleased UMNO, Chew Mei Fun have to say somethings otherwise her present at Permantang Pauh is meaningless.

    If she is pretty maybe Najib can consider another sleeping mate or sorry I mean running mate. Undercover type.

  23. Still the same talk used before 08/03 GE12. We rejected then already! You make MCA seen even more irrevalant now..

    this is an old post.

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