Thursday, November 19, 2009
There are speculations that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will be rescued by an appeal to the Court of Appeal with regards to its inability to interrogate witnesses after office hours.
The BN government will obtain an order that the MACC will be allowed to interrogate witnesses anytime while giving the BN administration to correct its flaws.
Since delivering the ruling, many quarters have questioned the MACC on how they had perform their task without actually following the guidelines provided for.
It seems so clear that the MACC officials have exceeded their powers and as a result have wasted public funds and time.
The MACC have a lot of explaining to do and trying to use the Court of Appeal to bail them is just not acceptable.
The MACC need to realise that serious breaches have be performed by their official which has also resulted in a sudden mysterious death of witness Teoh, which till today the public is still await for results.
MACC and its officials need to realise that they will have to work within the framework and the officials who have exceeded their authority need to be penalised.
Do you think our BN government will take action against MACC and its officials?
What is expected is that our BN government will obtain a ruling from the Court of Appeal to overturn the High Court ruling.
The Kuala Lumpur High Court had ruled today that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has no authority or rights to interrogate witnesses beyond working hours since the clause day to day means that it must be done during working hours, i.e. from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday and excludes public holidays.
This landmark ruling has put the MACC into greater problems since most of the controversial interrogation were conducted after working hours with a recent death reported after working hours.
It is learnt that Tan Boon Hwa, a Kajang Councillor was arrested at 9pm and interrogated at night. It is also reported that Teoh Beng Hock who was interrogated on 15 July 2009, the same day as Tan, was found death while interrogation was also carried out at night.
The MACC appears to be in a fix and has a lot of explaining to do to the affected parties and to the rakyat as to why they had carried out the interrogation beyong their scope which now amounts to public funds been wasted to compensate the affected individuals.
A detail study on the guidelines of the MACC need to be carried out and the officials of MACC been briefed so that this excessive flaw be immediately corrected.
It clearly shows that our MACC officials have absused their powers.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
It is reported that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak will meet the MCA leaders namely, President, Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat, Deputy President Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek and Vice President (appointed Deputy Presdent) Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai in an attempt to find a solution to settle the MCA leadership crisis before the 28 November 2009.
PM Datuk Seri Najib, who is BN Chairman, has finally decided that it would be best that he hears all parties and find a settlement which will be accepatble to all fractions in the interest of the Chinese community in Malaysia.
Syabas to Datuk Seri Najib for initiating this plan!!!!
Monday, November 16, 2009
The MCA trio, Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat, Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek and their rival, Datuk Seri Liow Liong Lai sat for dinner with Chinese community leaders last night to find ways to resolve the MCA crisis.
It is learnt that no concrete solution have been arrived at but it is hopeful that the three will resolve their differences amicably in the interst of the Chinese community at large.
The High Court at Kuala Lumpur has declared Kota Siputeh State Seat in Kedah vacant after an application by the Kedah Speaker challenging the decision of the Election Commission to call for fresh election since the BN elected State Assemblyman Datuk Abu Hassan Sarif had been absent for two consecutive State Assembly sittings.
With this decision, a freah State Election need to be called by the Election Commission.
It has been reported that the BN will file an appeal against the decision.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
There is a saying : just talking alot and not doing anything concrete will never achieve its intended goal. This could actually sum-up today MCA Divisional Leaders briefing at MCA Headquarters. It was reported that the only stand taken was that the 28 November 2009 EGM call by rival-group of Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai has been classified as unconstitutional.
Some 620 divisional leaders from 155 divisions attended today briefing. MCA has 191 divisions and it was reported that the balance had refrain themselves since they support Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, who was also missing at the briefing.
It was reported that MCA leaders claim that Vice President Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai seem to be supported by the ousted group to regain its presence. Datuk Seri Liow had summoned for a second EGM on 28 November 2009 to call for fresh leadership polls to solve the present crisis. It is also learnt that Datuk Seri Liow is expected to brief PM and BN Chairman Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to receive his blessings.
The briefing also discussed in detail the Greater Unity Plan proposed by MCA President Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat.
MCA will immediately need to resolve its leadership crisis, failing which the Chinese community will not benefit from the BN programme that is underway.
The Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) claims that the Indians have returned and are now fully supporting the Barisan Nasional (BN).
MIC President Datuk Seri Samy Vellu made this claim after gauging the performance at the recent State elections at Bagan Pinang in Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan where the return of former Menteri Besar and old boy of this place Tan Sri Mohd Isa Samad was elected to office.
It could be slightly true that Indians are returning but using Bagan Pinang as a indicator is really misleading.
MIC has alot of work to do especially doing a revamp of its useless leaders and it need to get what the Indians have been promised. This is still far away.
There are also calls that Datuk Seri S Samy Vellu himself will need to go to make room for a new and capable leader to lead MIC into the next era. Datuk Seri Samys choice, Datuk Palanivel is consider an incompetent leader and needs replacement before real Indian support is obtained.
There are alot of new capable and competent leaders in the MIC and unless these leaders are selected, it will be presumed that MIC will never gain Indian support for some time to come or will face a disastrous defeat as what it had experienced during the last general elections.
One thing BN is aware of is that Indian support is very crucial for their continued victory to rule Malaysia with a 2/3 majority and the sudden change of attitude and support given to this community speaks for itself.
Until and unless MIC and its leaders CHANGE, Indian support would not be forthcoming and just to say that Indian support for BN is improving is just a political gimmick.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
The MCA is expected to brief its 191 divisional leaders of the Greater Unity Plan (GUP) initiated by MCA President Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat and Deputy President Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek tomorrow at MCA Headquarters.
Each division is represented by 5 leaders, namely Divisional Chairman, Deputy-Chairman, Secretary, Wanita Chief and Youth Chief.
The briefing will show whether the divisions are acceptable to the plan.
It will also be an indication whether the second EGM planned by Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai on 28 November 2009 will need to proceed, which has expressed the calling of fresh polls to resolve the present leadership crisis.
But whatever happens, the MCA need to realise that they are a laughing stock among Malaysians and if this crisis prolongs it would very detrimental to the MCA and Chinese community in Malaysia. MCA is the second largest political party within the Barisan Nasional, which is the ruling party of the Federal government.
Friday, November 13, 2009
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?
Minister of Human Resources and MIC Vice President Datuk Dr S Subramaniam stated very clearly today that the Malaysian Police Force would have to immediately review its policy since it has been widely established that our police force are judge, jury and executioners without serious looking at the plight of the people involved. The Police force need to realise that everyone in law is not guilty until the courts proves them otherwise and for the police force to take the laws into their own hands has created a bad image to the police force and to the ruling Barisan Nasional government, whom the rakyat things are just accomodating them.
It is sincerely hoped that the police force will review their procedures immediately so that public confidence on the police force could be restored.
The police force would have to follow the guidelines on Malaysian laws and ensure every citizen is given their right to plead their claim.
Do you think the police force will adhere to the advise of Datuk Dr S Subramaniam?
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin statement today demanding Kota Siputeh Assemblyman Datuk Abu Hassan Sarif to attend Tuesdays Kedah State Assembly sittings are indication that the High Court in Kuala Lumpur will reinstate Datuk Abu Hassan Sarif as still the Assemblyman despite him without informing had absent himself for two consecutive sittings.
According to the Assembly laws, any elected State Assemblyman who is absent for 2 consecutive assembly sitting without prior approval, his seat is deem vacant and a fresh election need to be called by the Election Commission.
It seems that the Election Laws supersede Kedah State Laws, when it appears to be a member of the ruling government, Barisan Nasional and this misuse and flaw of Malaysian Federal and State Laws will undermine future cases, creating a great mockery of the legal institution.
It seems so clear that Datuk Abu Hassan Sarif will be reinstated on Monday from the statement made by deputy premier Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
What do you think?
This is the latest video from Youtube and Malaysiatoday, which clearly shows P. Balasubramaniam the missing private investigator speaking and claiming that he was offerred RM5 Million to keep quiet and retract the Statutory Declaration that was made in connection with the involvement of PM Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor in the Altantuya Shariibuu murder.
The video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GN7qsSQoRBY.
The Selangor Islamic Religious Department (JAIS) will charge former Mufti of Perlis Dr Mohd Asri Zainal Abidin on 18 November 2009 at the Lower Syariah Court at Gombak in relation to giving a religious talk without prior approval from JAIS despite claims that Dr Asri will be charged today.
JAIS had stated that every individual including Ulama and Mufti from other States must obtain prior permission in order to give religious talks in Selangor, as stated under the Selangor Islamic Religious Administration Enactment 2003.
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) which has been currently been strongly criticised may re-open the case of Lingam Video Tape episode and would contact the Attorney-General Chambers to seek their final permission.
Yesterday, Minter in the Prime Ministers Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz had commented in Parliament that the matter is closed since a key witness was unable to be traced but Datuk Seri Nazri or MACC have not disclosed who the person is.
With this disclosure, the public have criticised the BN government for not taking public woes since it involves BN top leaders and their cronies. Among the top BN leader involved is Tun (then Datuk Seri) Dr Mahathir Mohamad and one of their crony, Tan Sri Vincent Tan.
The time has come for these irresponsible people together with others concerned to be punished since fixing the judges appointment had created great mistrust on the judiciary.
Will MACC re-open the matter and punish those concern as soon as possible without taking into account any fear or favour on these individuals?
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Sacked PPP Youth leader and member Datuk T Murugiah, who is the sole PPP representative in the government holding the Deputy Minister in the Prime Ministers Department position will approach the Registrar of Societies to seek his reinstatement as a member since there were no formal procedures followed to sack him.
Just because Datuk Murugiah convened a EGM which had followed the party Constitution, the ROS nullified it by claiming that Datuk M Kayveas is the legitimate PPP President.
But investigation at the ROS further revealed that the PPP had not submitted or convene AGMs to update its records for the past seven (7) years which rightfully is a violation according to the Societies Act which could result in the PPP being deregistered for this non-compliance.
We need to wait and see if the ROS will issue similar letters like the ones given to Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek of the MCA.
MCA Deputy President Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek informed that the Registrar of Societies (ROS) confirmed that the position of deputy president had never fell vacant and as such since Datuk Seri Dr Chua was elected, he retained his position although the recent EGM of 10 October 2009 had failed to reconfirm the respective positions.
The claim by sacked legal bureau chief yesterday is misleading since he claims that I informed that CC Meeting that the ROS had recognised me as the deputy president but what actually transpired was the CC Meeting deliberated on the notion that it never fell vacant and reinstated me to the original position.
Datuk Seri Dr Chua further claimed that he is prepared to make way for Vice President Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai if the Datuk Seri Liow were to officially request me to give way to him. I according to Datuk Seri Dr Chua, want the MCA to be united and serve the Chinese community and not face this current leadership crisis which is affecting the MCA and the Chinese community at large.
So is Datuk Seri Liow officialy going to demand that he wants to be the Deputy President?
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Malaysiatoday blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin (RPK) has written an article today that Private Investigator and ex-cop P Balasubramaniam who was involved in the controversial Statutory Declaration implicating PM Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor being involved in the brutal killing using C4 on Mongolian national, Altantuya Shaariibuu would reappear from hiding from India to expose the TRUTH. The article contains evidence of monies being paid to him to shut him up from revealing the truth.
Read the article from MalaysiaToday for further details:http://www.malaysia-today.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=28471:remember-the-carpetman-cum-bagman-cum-toyboy-story&catid=22:the-corridors-of-power&Itemid=100085.
Since the appearance of prime witness of the Lingam saga, Jayanthi L G Naidu was at the Parliament lobby yesterday together with Subang MP R Sivarasa, Minister in the Prime Ministers Dept Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz claims that she is not the prime and crucial witness the MACC is looking for to re-open the case. Read this article http://dinmerican.wordpress.com/2009/11/10/re-open-investigations-on-vk-lingam-and-the-rest/ for detail account of the press conference which will highlight the matter of concern.
Datuk Seri Nazri did not mention or name the prime witness sought. It was further reported that medias that were trying to contact MACC for details were unable to get the required information.
On Monday at Parliament House, Datuk Seri Nazri claimed that it was not a crime to lobby for top government appointments, sparkling widespread criticism that the Barisan Nasional government is trying its level best to cover-up this matter since it involves top BN leaders and their cronies.
In the public eye, everything is a crime since it had undermine their credilibity and integrity of the judiciary and the government of the day is answerable to the rakyat since they have been given the mandate to administer the nation.
Will MACC or Datuk Seri Nazri reveal the culprit so that the public will know who this particular witness is, who is hindering the investigation into this matter which is vital for the punishment of those involved without fear or favour of their contribution to the nation or their reputation.
Monday, November 09, 2009
It is learnt that the Registrar of Societies (ROS) had not confirm that Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek is the Deputy President despite the EGM and first CC Meeting held after that.
It only confirm that as per their records, Datuk Seri Dr Chua is the Deputy President and any changes that had arisen have yet to take effect.
Sacked MCA legal bureau chief Leong Tang Chong had claimed today, according to Malaysiakini, that the ROS did not confirm Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek as the rightful deputy president.
This now leads to another crisis and with Datuk Seri Dr Chua's presence at the recent CC Meeting when his status is questionable.
The time has come for the MCA to hold FRESH ELECTIONS so that the party could get out of this leadership crisis.
It was widely reported today the Minister in the Prime Ministers Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz claimed that lawyer V K Lingam did not break the law by lobbying for the highest judicial appointments and that there is no provision in any law to charge him.
Can you believe this!!!!!
Datuk Seri Nazri seems to undermine the intelligence of Malaysians and it seems a waste of public funds to have educated him to read law in the United Kingdom.
There are laws to cover every aspect of wrongful human behaviour.
Just allowing V K Lingam and his group of culprits to walk away free from lobbying would be a sin to all Malaysians. Just imagine that preferred people who are 'incompetent' are appointed to top post just because they will support a particular group. Justice will surely be not properly administered as what is happening or had happen. Many court decisions seems unfair and this is the reason for the unfair decision. Laws of Malaysia need to be upheld and every Malaysians rights given to certain elected individuals need to be carried out with up most integrity.
Lingam and his group including the former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad need to be punish without any fear or favour. Those who hold public office need to realise that all their wrong doings will be punished since they are renumerated by the public funds.
So, Datuk Seri Nazri use the required laws to punish the 'fixing of judicial appointments' and let justice prevail.
It is really hope that professional criminals are dealt severely and would be a lesson to every Malaysian.
Do you think Lingam and his culprits will be punish. Its every Malaysians guess.
Saturday, November 07, 2009
MCA President Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat informed that the MCA will hold its Annual General Meeting on 5 December 2009. The AGM was initially fixed in October but was deferred to make way for the crucial EGM on 10 October.
The opposing fraction have also summoned an EGM, a second one after 10 October, on 28 November which is let by purported Deputy President and elected Vice President Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai seeking to receive a mandate to call for fresh elections or to accept the decision arrived at the first CC Meeting held after the 10 October EGM, which had appointed Datuk Seri Liow as its Deputy, replacing Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek. The Registrar of Societies had recently sent a letter to MCA claiming that Datuk Seri Dr Chua is still the legitimate Deputy President, leaving Datuk Seri Liow in a limbo.
Whatever the circumstances, MCA members need to realise that these internal problems is belittling the credibility of the Chinese community in Malaysia and that of MCA which is regarded as the second largest political force in Malaysia and its prolong situation will further affect the well-being of the Chinese community in Malaysia.
There are reports that once allied supporter Datuk Seri Liow will also be accomodated in the Presidents Greater Unity Plan (GUP) but it seems that Datuk Seri Liow and his group want a better stake, which will see a fallout and spilt in the MCA.
It is observed that the only solution would be to have FRESH LEADERSHIP POLLS and this must be done as soon as possible.
Friday, November 06, 2009
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak is on a two-day official visit to Sabah starting today and is accompanied by his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.
PM and Barisan Nasional Chairman Datuk Seri Najib is scheduled to open three meetings of Barisan Nasional component parties in Sabah during his visit.
According to Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman yesterday that Datuk Seri Najib would open the Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) congress at a hotel upon arrival in Kota Kinabalu while on Sunnday, he would attend the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) congress at 1Borneo, at Kota Kinabalu where he will have lunch with Sabah Umno leaders and later, open the United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (Upko) national convention at the Penampang Cultural Centre hall before returning to Kuala Lumpur on Sunday late evening.
It is highly rumoured that MIC Deputy President Datuk G. Palanivel who had a drastic defeat during the last general elections would be made a Senator sometime in January 2010 when one of the MIC allocated senatorship falls vacant.
It was further rumoured that Datuk Palanivel would be appointed a full Minister to replace current elected MP Datuk Dr S Subramaniam from the Human Resources Ministry.
The Indian community on the whole do not want to see 'incompetent' leaders to be appointed through the back-door method although BN practices them to satisfy their component partners.
The Indian community feels that if any leader has failed to secure a seat, these leaders would have to accept the faith and try their best to win full confidence and try to secure victory during the forthcoming elections.
But whatever decision the MIC leadership takes will be obey by the BN leaders, one thing the MIC leadership need to realise is that 'incompetent' and unpopular leaders should be scrapped and new capable and reliable leaders be uplifted who will bring the Indian community to greater heights in a multi-racial and multi-cultural Malaysian society.
A privately owned college by Global Campus Management Group at Sydney and Melbourne has been placed into voluntary administration since yesterday causing anger protest by students mostly from overseas.
Meanwhile Australia's third biggest earner is education, had prompted Australia Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to intervene and give his assurance that overseas student education at colleges would be seriously dealt with.
Malaysian students and parents are remindered to be beware of this incident.
photo courtesy of Rueters thru Malaysian Insider
Thursday, November 05, 2009
MCA crisis takes another problematic stage, this time its purported acting Deputy President (previously Vice President) Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai has summoned for the EGM to decide whether a fresh elections need to be called or to adhere to the CC Meeting decisions after the recent EGM.
The CC Meeting after the recent EGM had appointed Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai as the Deputy to replace Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek who had lost his position but the recent decision of the Registrar of Societies (ROS) had reinstated Datuk Seri Dr Chua as still the legitimate Deputy President whereby creating a limbo to the already problematic situation.
Since the decision of ROS, the dissatisfied Datuk Seri Liow had threaten to sue the ROS against their decision. In the meanwhile the Federal government had catagorically insisted that it will fully abide by the ROS decision which had taken into account after looking at the Societies Act and MCA Constitution.
Today decision by Datuk Seri Liow s group to call for the EGM seems to create a limbo since the MCA and its President are working very hard to implement the Greater Unity Plan (GUP) which will see MCA recovering from its current leadership crisis.
Like what many observers have noted that the only manner the MCA can resolve this crisis is to immediately call for a fresh leadership elections giving every fraction an opportunity to participate and challenge.
MCA is the second largest political party in Malaysia and a component party of BN which rules Malaysia.
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
The Federal Court at the Palace of Justice in Putra Jaya today rejected the application by Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ir Mohd Nizar Jamaluddin to have a full quorum of eleven (11) judges to decide on the case MB vs MB.
The Court of Appeal president,who is presiding, Justice Alauddin Mohd Sherif, with a five-member bench stated it was an unanimous decision and made no order on the cost.
The others on the five-member bench are Chief Judge of Malaya Arifin Zakaria and justices Zulkefli Ahmad Makinuddin, Mohd Ghazali Mohd Yusoff and Abdull Hamid Embong.
The outcome of this crucial constitutional cases would seriously undermine the Federal Constitution since many crucial facts would be in test.
We need to await on their crucial decision.
The Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) is still a long way to resolve its internal leadership crisis. But one matter that need to be appreciated is the bold stand taken by the delegates during the recent EGM and the current efforts by the MCA President Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat in resorting to end his feud with Deputy President Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek with his Greater Unity Plan.
During the end of the recent CC meeting and to observe both these leaders together, gives MCA and the Chinese community a greater sense that misunderstandings will create greater problems not only to the Chinese but to the whole nation since MCA is the second largest partner of the ruling coalition and to the success of the 1 Malaysia concept.
Although a settlement is still a distance away, it is really hoped that MCA members will give greater emphasis to this Greater Unity Plan for the progress and well-being and survival of the Chinese community in Malaysia.
Most observers feel a fresh elections will resolve this crisis could be true but to spend this huge amount during this crucial economic downturn would be waste and that is why the Greater Unity Plan would be the best option to resolve this leadership crisis.
It was further reported that 27 out of 43 CC members had agreed to the Unity Plan and with this big support, MCA should immediately resolve its leadership crisis.
Monday, November 02, 2009
MCA received a letter from the Registrar of Societies (ROS) informing that Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek is still its Deputy President despite been purportedly sacked by the recent EGM, as reported by Malaysiakini.
This had sent shock waves to MCA officials who are scheduled to meet for a CC Meeting planned today at the MCA Headquarters.
The CC recently appointed Vice President Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai as its Deputy replacing Dr Chua.
It seems that MCA would have to immediately call for a fresh elections to resolve its internal crisis failing which further complications would arise.
The time for MCA to resolve its leadership crisis and move forward to see the survival of the Chinese community in Malaysia.
Member of Parliament for Sri Gading Datuk Mohamad Aziz stated that Minister in the Prime Ministers Department and GERAKAN President Tan Sri Koh Tsu Koon should resign as a Minister since he had failed to secure the Penang State during the last general elections.
Although it is his personal view, he claimed he will never apologise for making this statement.
Tan Sri Koh should realise that using the back-door method of becoming a Senator and getting appointed as a Minister would not enable him to win the confidence of the Penangites. He would have to work very hard in the ground to secure a victory and with the current position he will be unable to completely focus his attention.
MP Aziz further claimed that he has no woes with MCA or Gerakan, and his outburst was to ensure a victory and regaining Penang within the BN fold.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak had stated that it was his right to appoint anyone and no one should question his authority. Speaking athe Gerakan Annual Delegates Conference, Datuk Seri Najib claimed that it was done within the spirit of BN who practice collective administration.
Will Tan Sri Koh resign?
Sunday, November 01, 2009
Parti Gerakan Malaysia (GERAKAN) held its National Delegates Conference yesterday which witness the official opening done by Prime Minister and Barisan Nasional Chairman Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak.
During the opening speech Datuk Seri Najib had stressed that all BN parties will need to strengthen themselves while resolving all internal problems immediately so that the peoples confidence and trust would be returned in order for the BN to regain its past glory as the only party that has the mandate from the rakyat to rule and administer the country.
In the speech of Gerakan President, Tan Sri Koh Tsu Koon, its timely for Gerakan to move forward to regain the trust of the rakyat for the party and BN and requested every member to strive to achieve this goal.
While speaking to reporters later, Tan Sri Koh stated that this was the first time that there were no questions posed after the opening address.
The resolution to withdraw from the BN was also turned down by the delagates.
Gerakan is really trying its best to regain its public confidence and if the party moves in resolving public woes, it may be able to regain all its lost seats in the future polls.