MCA is now contracting the same value and culture that UMNO and other political parties have been suffering of late and that disease seems contagiously dangerous.
Tribulations and troubles creep in every party both the ruling coalitions and the oppositions.
Now MCA is having 2 Deputy Presidents, Chua Soi Lek, the elected Deputy President and recognized by Registrar of Societies and the other is Liow Tiong Lai, the one who was appointed by the (Central Working Committee) CCC when Soi Lek was deposed from the party by Ong Tee Kiat.
Ong Tee Kiat sacked Soi Lek through the Disciplinary Committee’s decision and was then reinstated as an ordinary member minus the Deputy Chief position at the Party EGM on the 10th October.
Subsequently CCC set in a meeting and decided to appoint one of the Vice Presidents to be the Deputy President while Soi Lek went to the Registrar of Society (ROS) to take up the arbitration and he was reinstated as Deputy President by the ROS.
MCA is now stuck with 2 Deputy Presidents which invites more serious intra-politics and jeopardy within this oldest Party for the Chinese in the ruling coalition.
Liow is now sitting on the other end of the table with Ong Tee Kiat and he is going to the court to defend his position which he has just sat on.
But yesterday he reversed his decision by not going to the court, and this decision is hoped to be a positive move if he is serious about containing sanity in the party.
Ng Cheng Kiat, the Disciplinary Board Chairman and 4 other members resigned as they feel that their views were not respected by the CCC and members as well as some leaders who questioned their decision in handling Soi Lek’s issue.
Now Ong and Soi Lek became friends again and Liow and some other leaders within top party rank are now in the other side of the divide.
The 2 arch-rivals become teammates and left the divide which both created into a major infighting within the second biggest component party in the BN coalition.
Both sides of the warring parties are having each own way of solving the problems and in essence there are opinions of divorce directions to each other.
One wonders how they are going to address their differences and to find the re-conciliatory point of agreeable and sustainable solution. The cut is too deep for any early solution to the predicament.
NOW what is going to be in BN when MCA is at this abhorring state? This will again become a major issue if we believe what we should believe.
The 10th October EGM had given Ong the vote of no-confidence even though by wafer-thin majority.
By reading of the constitution Ong can only be ousted only if 2/3 of the EGM delegates want him to go. BUT morally Ong has no more grips on the party as slightly more than ½ of the delegates wanted him to go.
It simply means that Ong is only ½ a leader, but that again it was at the situation when Soi Lek and his followers were at the other side of the fence.
Now that they are back to combine forces, it does not mean that MCA is back to normal as along the way while Ong and Soi Lek were at logger head there were another 3rd group who wanted both to go.
That was why the 10th October EGM both Ong and Soi Lek were thrown out even though they could not get the 2/3 strength. Both were morally put to be just an ordinary member.
Now a new equation is formed. One side is the team of Ong and Soi Lek and the other is the team that is led by Liow Tiong Lai, Ka Siong and quite a number of big leaders within the MCA hierarchy are with Liow who is calling for the 2nd EGM on the 28th of November.
On the contrary the Secretary General of MCA rejected the idea of having EGM and wants it to settle all issues in the Annual General Assembly on the 5th of December.
This group (Liow’s Group) demands for fresh party elections as the one and only way to find the perpetual solution to the tribulations that MCA is in at the moment.
Group aligned to Liow does not recognize any appointment and sacking in post 10th October EGM and that includes the reinstatement of Soi Lek as Deputy President by ROS.
Ong and Soi Lek got to work with each other as a result of the Great Unity Plan initiated by BN Chairman Najib which is crashing even before the plan could take off.
Najib’s formula is apparently the biggest contributor to the new leg of problems in MCA, and that proves the BN Chairman’s incapacity to resolve problems within the coalition he leads.
Good intentions alone are not enough. We wish to see good leaders with magnanimity and with wealth of experience and wisdom to address problems that lie within the path of any political struggle of any nation and people.
So when will these ugly scenario end? Can the 28th November EGM,if it happens, would be able to circumvent deadly fate and destiny for MCA and BN as a whole?
OR can the Annual General Assembly on the 5th December be the last Assembly before MCA back to normalcy or in decrepit?
Only God Almighty knows. We wait…and we shall see how it ends.