Sunday, October 19, 2008


Outgoing MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting last night ticked off the Malay-based UMNO as a bully at the expense of its coalition partners at is Opening Presidential Speech of the MCA Assembly which were witnessed by Prime Minister and UMNO President Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and other component leaders.

MCA which is the second largest party in the Barisan Nasional coalition had attributed the party's losses in the March 8 General Elections for the bullying tactics and unconcern attitude of the UMNO leaders who dominate every decision made by the federal government although in principle it should a BN decision.

Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting stated that what was worrying the MCA was that although we have raised these issues - ranging from the Internal Security Act to the issuing of Government contracts and dominance of Umno in the ruling coalition - many times to be addressed by the Government, the solution has not been satisfactory and what the rakyat had observed were that when UMNOputras do anything wrong no action has been undertaken unlike a non-UMNOputras are immediately arrested and charged or detained under ISA.

This hardest hitting policy speeches made by outgoing MCA President Datuk Seri Ong was supported by many BN leaders and had sent shock-waves to the UMNO leaders. In reply, Prime Minister and UMNO President Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi disclaim such a claim that UMNO is a bully.

It is hoped that UMNO will immediately change their ways and respect the other coalition partners in their decision making together and take immediate action against UMNOputras who had created unrest and disharmony among the non-UMNOputra population.

Will UMNO finally change. Everyone doubt it.

news n pictures courtesy of Malaysiakini & the STAR