MCA is back in quandary. In another twisting event Dr Chua Soi Lek the Deputy President has resigned followed by seven CC members and that makes up enough number for a fresh Party election and the date has already being decided; that is on the 28th March.
Dr Chua Soi Lek seems to be the most flirtatious among all the leaders in MCA and have been back and fore from one faction to the other and now he has taken decision to resign to give way for fresh party election just 2 days before the Annual General Meeting.
His decision is obviously to estrange his former ally, the President Ong Tee Kiat from the rest of the party members and in particular 21 other CC members. His idea was not to let Ong Tee Kiat to make up the AGM and circumvent the estrange President from addressing the delegates.
However the AGM went through as the President managed to get enough quorums to go through the business of the AGM, and according to the Secretary General the AGM was in line with the Constitution of the party.
603 of the 2378 delegates turned up and were more than sufficient number to hold the AGM as planned. The constitution provides a minimum of 200 delegates to go on with the AGM.
The act of relinquishing elected position by 22 CC members were obviously an act to disrupt the AGM and it was crudely a planned sequence purely to facilitate the process of overthrowing the President Ong Tee Kiat.
This time around Dr Chua Soi Lek made another 180 degrees turn and conspires with the V/P Liow Tiong Lai, the Youth Head, Wee Ka Siong, and the Wanita Chief Chiew Mei Fun and four other V/Ps including Dr Ng Yen Yen who only resigned on Saturday.
The Wanita and the Youth Wings were given instructions by their respective leaders to cancel the wings AGM but the Wanita Wing went on with the AGM without their leader Chiew Mei Fun as there were enough quorum and that was an obvious one up for the incumbent President Ong Tee Kiat (OTK).
There are some salient and prominent points that OTK pointed out and that would be the sure his campaign points in his bid to retain the Presidency, but time and space do not allow me to elaborate those points in this short article.
The highly emotional charged meeting was not officiated by the BN Chairman Dato Seri Najib Razak which was very unprecedented.
Some were in the opinion that the BN Chairman was playing a game of wait and see which was not unpredictable for Najib, as he is lacking magnanimity and always indecisive. He would only be with the winner and the buttered side of the bread.
This was the first time that any component party of BN went through its General Assembly in orphanage without the Chairman of the component officiating its annual Assembly like normally practiced.
OTK in his address to the delegates gave a very honest speech with emotional flavor.
Firstly he seeks for an apology from the delegates for dragging in the issue of PKFZ in the open, which became the real and actual raison d'être for the chaotic consequence to MCA.
PKFZ issue has been linked closely to some former and current MCA leaders and Ministers and if this was not addressed with transparency, MCA and BN are the final recipient of the blames and subsequently bring MCA and BN to a fall.
In the process of bringing back the damaged idea about MCA OTK said that he had stirred the hornet’s nests as there were many politicians with very personal interest in the party are feeling the jittery.
OTK said he was sorry and apologetic for it as he was just tying to stop the uninterrupted failing image of MCA because of PKFZ issue.
The issue had brought MCA very near to total disappearance and oblivion in the last General Election especially in Selangor.
The floor gave OTK standing ovation with loads of praises and a show of sympathy and compassions for what OTK is facing in the massive politicking in MCA currently.
The delegates inscribed and adorned the virtues and sacrifices of their President and extended full support for Tee Kiat in the forth coming Party Elections scheduled to be held on the 28th of March.
A delegate from Selangor Cindy Leong sobbed seeing her adored leader OTK visibly have lost a lot of pounds and inches and Cindy saw it because of the problems OTK faces in MCA.
Who is going to take on who is not yet discernible but it is detectable and logical to believe the Dr Chua Soi Lek would be taking on OTK as the President and Liow Tiong lai is going for the second spot.
It is expected to be heavy exchanges of blows and punches from both side of the divide and no one is certain what is going to be like in MCA and BN as a whole. But there is one thing for certain that no one is going to gain everything neither does anyone is going to lose everything.
The cracks within MCA would add on to the already injured BN and it is going be a game of everybody with individual preferences and we can witness all the intrigues and the art of politics on stage play.
What we are scared of now is the possibility of every one getting injured licking their own wounds all alone by themselves.
The resolutions of the General Assembly, if accepted by our top leadership would certainly place the Malays at the fringe biting their finger nails watching others enjoying lives for all they can. I shall write on it in a day or two.
Some times I just can’t help believing that the nation has to start anew, and let the experienced and the knowledgeable personality does it, as the unrecognizable political facets of the day is irremediable.
Let us think about it.