The Chinese Syndrome December 18, 2009Posted by malaysianstory in 1Malaysia, Chua Soi Lek, Liow Tiong Lai, MCA, Ong Tee Keat.
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After a long spell of washing dirty linen in public, MCA top guns have now realised that they are not getting the support they thought they had all this while.
After the bitter war of words in recent months, they still have to settle their conflict at a “round table.” Do you think that the 21 Central Committee members will resign? Or will those who resign make way for the new election dictated by CSL and OTK? Everyone knows that both are cunning and deceiving.
Given their track records, they emerged as men with no principle and will never honor their words.
The emergency central committee meeting chaired by deputy president CSL reached an accord to postpone the imminent AGM and form a committee to evaluate issues pertaining to fresh party elections. But is there really a need for the central committee to do so when the delegates had sacked him as MCA number two?
How can OTK retain CSL as the Deputy President? Moreover the delegates had also stated clearly that they no longer needed OKT to lead the party. And OTK himself stated that if he cannot get the 2/3 mandate from the delegates, he will resign. So, how can anyone trust him if he now turns around claiming that the delegates actually needed 2/3 majority to oust him!
Sin Chew reported that the resolutions achieved at the CC meeting have allowed the party leadership to once again regain its long lost smile. Leaders of opposing factions are now able to sit together in a joint press conference, something unimaginable since the October 10 EGM.
Honestly, nobody thinks the top two MCA leaders can work with others. Or can they garner sufficient support since both had proven to be untrustworthy and conniving?
Sin Chew reported that although OTK had absented himself from the meeting through a doctor’s MC, the fact that other key leaders had sat together has at least made party members and the Chinese community in general believe that a ray of hope has indeed dawned on the current impasse. But will the Chinese community buy this?
Don’t think that they do not know that it is all just a “sandiwara semasa”.
If all these acts are genuine, there will be no more the need for UMNO to dip its hands into MCA’s affairs, and there will be no more frustration for the Chinese community, and the prolonged power struggle will very soon be resolved through to a fresh party elections.
Obviously common understanding has been achieved among the feuding factions, and although the top two leaders still disagree, more than two thirds of CC members have agreed to hold fresh polls to break the current deadlock. This shows that they have given in to the will and aspirations of members and not to allow a handful of party leaders to manipulate the party.
As reported by Sin Chew, developments following the October 10 EGM have been way beyond expectations of the general public. While OTK was recuperating on a hospital bed and was not able to chair the central committee meeting, there is a strong likelihood that even his presence then would not make a difference.
Judging from the strengths of OTK, CSL and LTL, it is apparent that the president is the underdog at this moment. His failure to chair a crucial CC meeting has been interpreted as lacking courage to face up to the occasion. In fact, no matter how hard OTK has attempted to explain, it is simply impractical for a party president who has been served with a vote of no-confidence to continue leading the party’s million-strong members. Postponing the AGM and holding fresh elections can never be decided by a handful of people. Although not every CC member accepts these resolutions, more than two thirds have made up their minds to rid the party of its chronic predicament.
Now that all three opposing factions have reached an agreement, no one should raise any objection lest more havoc be wrought upon MCA.
Looking at the current scenario, CSL seemed to be emerging as the biggest gainer in the issue. What interests the pubic is how the candidates vote in the upcoming polls. Whether LTL will seek to make greater advances through the elections to be able to serve the party more effectively since the top two are unable to do so – or the Youth and Wanita wings will also hold concurrent fresh elections – will very much dictate all their fates,.
After having suffered the full impact of the current crisis, wisdom on the part of everyone, leaders and members alike, is paramount to prevent MCA from continuing to be a laughing stock.
And as a start, the top two rejected clowns should step down gracefully and allow MCA to be rejuvenated by an honest, stronger and acceptable team. If not, the circus will never end…..