Friday, November 13, 2009
DATUK SERI ONG TEE KEAT - BENT ON SEEING THIS TERM THROUGH AS MCA PRESIDENT
MCA President Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat who was the main cause of the recent leadership crisis where he had after the MCA polls sidelined elected Deputy President Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek from holding any government post and had always denied Datuk Seri Dr Chua of any say in the administration of the MCA.
With leadership crisis, MCA held its 10 October 2009 EGM which say delegates opposing Datuk Seri Ong' s style of administration by nullifying the CC meeting decision of expelling Datuk Seri Dr Chua, while putting MCA on the road of turmoil.
After the EGM, rather than having a unity pact, Datuk Seri Ong held his 15 October CC Meeting, where he replaced Datuk Seri Dr Chua with Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai as the Deputy, creating further complications. The ROS had advised that the party deputy position was never left vacant although a 10 October EGM was held, which saw the reinstatement of Datuk Seri Dr Chua as a Deputy once again.
With this development, Datuk Seri Liow started creating problems by having his own fraction demanding that fresh MCA polls be conducted despite Datuk Seri Ong's GREATER UNITY PLAN.
Now it seem many former and present leaders are forming groups to oust the current MCA leadership, but Datuk Seri Ong is adamant to remain in power until his tenure is over.
Observers seem to indicate that the best solution for MCA would be to call for FRESH POLLS, giving delegates to choose new leaders.
It was recently noted that as a compromise, Datuk Seri Dr Chua had offered Datuk Seri Liow his deputy post, in an attempt to have a compromise and allow Datuk Seri Ong to proceed with his Greater Unity Plan.
The MCA crisis seem to be getting bigger everyday and unless FRESH POLLS are called, this predicament would not be resolved.
Will MCA go for polls?