MCA to get new leaders

The top two posts are now open for grabs. Or so it would seem, with Ong Ka Ting and Chan Kong Choy both announcing that they will not be defending their posts.

KUALA LUMPUR, June 28 ─ MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting and his deputy Tan Sri Chan Kong Choy will not be defending their posts at the forthcoming party elections on Oct 18.

“I have decided not to seek re-election to defend the party president’s post. It is a decision that I have thought about thoroughly after seeking the views of party members for the past three months.

“It is not a hurried decision but one that I have deliberated at great length after much consultations,” Ong said in a statement today.

Ong said it had been his political approach that a leader should not hold on to positions for too long and this decision today was a natural progression to what he had always advocated.

Full article here.

In the same article the likely candidates to take over the helm of MCA were named as follows:

With this latest development, several party leaders such as vice-president and Transport Minister Datuk Ong Tee Keat, party secretary-general and Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Ong Ka Chuan as well as Youth chief and Health Minister Datuk Liow Tiong Lai are likely to be the frontrunners to contest the top two posts in October.

There is also the possibility of two former vice-presidents, Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek and Datuk Chua Jui Meng, joining the fray.


Forgive me for saying this, but somehow I feel like MCA just doesn’t seem to have people of calibre anymore. With the top two positions now open, and MCA almost in shreds, it would take someone very very strong to revive MCA, and lift it out of the dumps. And from the names listed above, I somehow cannot bring myself to believe that they are indeed the people capable of getting MCA off the ground.

Perhaps Chua Soi Lek is the one out of the many with enough experience to do much. But with a tarnished image, the going is going to be tough for him. Plus I don’t think he has strong support from within MCA. Which is very important when it comes to party polls.

MCA is going to get a new leader. That is for sure, with Ong Ka Ting’s announcement. But the real question is, will this new leader lead MCA to become a “new MCA”?


9 Comments on “MCA to get new leaders”

  1. Coolandy says:

    I am all for Chua Soi Lek.

  2. mami lau says:

    Using a woman to fall a great man is a strategy as old as the political plots in The Romance of the Three Kingdoms.CSL would be the character of big,strong,daring and handsome warrior Lu Bu.
    Diao Chan

    Diao Chan plays an important role in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Her story, which is still well-known today, tells how two allies were so blinded by a pretty woman that they became enemies, one intent on destroying the other.

    The events of this tale took place during Dong Zhuo’s monopolisation of power. One day, during a palace banquet, Dong Zhuo levelled false accusations against Situ Zhangwen, a official. All the eminent officials who had gathered for the feast watched in horror as Situ Zhangwen was dragged outside to be beheaded. Each man feared that the fate of the Han duke might well be his own.

    When Prime Minister Wangyun returned to his residence, he was so disturbed by what he had seen at the palace that he was unable to sleep. He went for a stroll in the garden. Suddenly, he heard someone praying. The sound seemed to have come from behind a clump of peony trees. Stepping over to investigate, Wangyun realised that it was Diao Chan, a singing girl from his own household

    Diao Chan had come to the Wang mansion as a young child and Wangyun had looked upon her almost as if she were his own daughter. He asked her: “What are you doing here in the middle of the night?”

    She answered him: “From early childhood, I have benefitted from your kindness and have often wondered how I may one day repay you. Recently you have been so sad and despondent; yet I do not know how to alleviate your suffering. That is why I am sighing. Please tell me how I can help you. I will do whatever I can while I still have the strength!”

    Wangyun led Diao Chan into an inner room and, having dismissed the servants, went down on his knees before her. Shocked and flustered, Diao Chan begged to know what was troubling him. Wangyun spoke to her earnestly: “Our country is in great peril. I think you may be our only salvation. The despot Dong Zhuo wants to see himself enthroned as the Son of Heaven while the court officials can only look on helplessly. I have a plan to end his scheming. With your wit and charm we may be able to drive a wedge between Dong Zhuo and his adopted son Lü Bu. If we can end their alliance, and cause them to fight against each other, we may be able to eliminate them both.”

    Diao Chan agreed at once to do her best. Wangyun took the earliest opportunity to betroth Diao Chan to Lü Bu; at the same time presenting her to Dong Zhuo as a concubine. Both Dong Zhuo and Lu Bu became fond of her and could not decide how to settle the matter. As the hostilities grew, Diao Chan took every opportunity to add fuel to the fire and the two men became fiercely jealous of each other. Eventually, Wangyun was able to gain Lü Bu’s assistance in assassinating Dong Zhuo.

    Unfortunately, soon after, both Wangyun and Diao Chan were put to death by surviving members of Dong Zhuo’s clique.

  3. mami lau says:

    It is all fair in love,war and politics since time immemorial.It is normal for the key players to fight with one another. As a Christian I dare quote from the Bible that the twelve disciples of Jesus Christ were always highly jealous of each other during their time on earth.
    In Malaysian politics Uncle Lim,Uncle Samy,Uncle Nik,Uncle Anwar and Uncle Koh do also have problems with their internal key players.But they can settle it quickly within a very short period of time.They will immediately continue to work at the grass root levels.It is at these masses where they can cast a strong foundation for everybody.
    When will they ever learn ????

  4. assampor says:

    The MCA leaders always promised that the people’s welfare comes first in their hearts.
    The party elections are over and they should start working hard for the people.
    If they keep on fighting it shows that they are only interested in themselves.
    Everything including the first world war and second world war has a beginning and an end.
    When are they going to end the comparatively small war?

  5. chan mei fung says:

    I hate all those men who are pretenders in life.I started working as a junior marketing clerk when I was 18 years old.There are many marketing executives from all our outstation branches who will take my product groups sales figures and never read them seriously and digest them in details.Then they would make up a big fight to impress everybody else during the marketing meetings.After that they would all go for “happy hours”, spa,massage and all the specials that comes with “china dolls”.I don’t think they can remember what they fought about that morning.The financial interest of the company is not in their hearts.Our company has gone bankrupt in 1996.Those same guys are continuing to pull the same tricks elsewhere.
    Do you know of anybody in this political party who are behaving the same way?I will feel sad if they hold key leadership positions.

  6. phyilis lau says:

    Lady Lawyer deep in trouble with powerful lover,
    At the present moment she is a partner in my law firm.
    Even though she is a divorce she is a good woman.The break up was due to the fact that her ex husband was a rich, handsome and too woman friendly man.It was no fault of hers as I was the mediator for the divorce case.
    After she went on to seek and good and strong mI have known this lady ever since she was a school girl.She used to seek my advice regarding a career in the legal line.We were family friends as her uncle is my senior lawan for her future life.
    She met this man in one of his political campaigns.He was a divorces too.And he was seeking a good legal adviser in his political life and business empire.It was a match made in heaven.She was at his side almost everyday both locally and overseas.All the party members knew that they were going to get married before the next election.
    After a few years he got tired of her.As the saying goes ” Hell knows no fury when a woman is scorned “.
    The lady will not be able to find another love relationship after this high profile love tango.Obviously she would say something that may touch his nerves.Her motive is to force him to stick on to the marriage contract.
    It is very unbecoming of him to use the gangsters to threaten to kill her.It is also very arrogant to use the police powers to seal her mouth.It is also very bad to use his millions of ringgit financial power to employ the best lawyers of the land to take up litigation cases against her.
    As a rich man it is not uncommon for one to keep mistresses.On the final day when you wanted to ditch her for good you must be prepared for her outburst of emotions.Woman is made and born the weaker sex and emotions may overwhelm her sense of logic.She may threaten to commits suicide.She may hit you in the head with the frying pan.Even if you get hospitalized you must not use gangsters,police and litigation lawyers to add salt to her deep emotional injuries.
    If she is already your woman in bed you have to take care of her.

  7. fei mui says:

    Last month I saw Chua SL.He had a very unhappy,very sad,very dejected and forlorn look on his face.In fact he looks exactly like the long faced Pink Panther scratching his head asking himself.
    ” I wonder why? I wonder how ?..I am in this position of being disliked by so many people “.What am I going to do for people to love me again?
    I suggest he goes to see his former political foe Lee Lam Thye for guidance and advice.Lee was not in the good books of Dr.M before when he was in politics.But now Dr.M and everybody loves him for the good works that he had done for the society.Nobody will ever say a bad word against him anymore.
    Chua can take some of the work load from Lee.He can champion the AIDS movement. He can also give counseling to men and women who have sex with people who are not their spouses.He can also counsel people against having premarital sex.He can counsel people about the dangers of sexually transmitted diseases and the use of condoms.
    He will gain back the love and respect from the public soon.

  8. lee eng hock says:

    I appeal to Chua Soi Lek to come to Sarawak to help us to get rid of gangsters.
    The state of Sarawak has the worst gangsters in the world.If they have reigned in the traditional areas of prostitution,gambling and loan sharking the society would have tolerated them by and large.It is because both parties are willing participants to the unholy deals.
    But the gangsters have moved in to tax the poor folks.They have levied high handed black market taxes on the people.If the people refused to adhere to their black laws they would be beaten up badly.
    The people have to pay 50 cents per gas tank.They have to pay 100 cents per tray of eyes.The gangsters stationed their hooligans in front of all the scrap collecting depots.When some old women came in with some bags of aluminum cans the hooligans would forcibly buy them for half the market price.The same works for scrap iron, plastic bottles,newspapers and all recyclable items.All the lorries that carried earth have to pay taxes to them.All the telephone shops and all places of entertainment are under their control.In the ver remote event of any of these caese going to court Molotov cocktails would be thrown into the houses and cars of the compliant.
    I hope Chua Soi Lek will bring law into Sarawak.

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