Chua Soi Lek is prepared to destroy MCA by denying the party and their Chinese supporters the latter's preferred choice of candidate and thus their only likely MCA representative in a BN cabinet, all because he, Chua Soi Lek, personally fears Ong TK challenging his party position at some future stage.
Malaysiakini's Soi Lek to resign if Tee Keat fielded reported:
MCA president Dr Chua Soi Lek is said to have told the party's central committee meeting yesterday that he would resign if the BN fields arch-rival Ong Tee Keat in the Pandan parliamentary constituency.
Quoting sources, China Press today reported that, apart from Ong, secretary-general Kong Cho Ha and vice-president Ng Yen Yen(right), are not on the list of MCA candidates for the impending general election.
Ong Ka Chuan, former secretary-general and elder brother of former president Ong Ka Ting, will not be asked to defend the Tanjung Malim parliamentary seat.
As for Chua himself, a minister before he stepped down in 2008 due to a sex scandal, the Chinese daily claimed that he will contest but that the seat has yet to be revealed.
Let's leave his threat to resign aside for a few seconds and assess the alleged intentions of MCA (meaning CSL) to drop Kong Cho Ha and Ng Yen Yen out in GE-13. I have to acknowledge these would be bloody wise moves as the two MCA ministers are smelling badly like decomposing rats in a sewer.
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Naturally the Ong brothers have been CSL's intra-party enemies so dropping Ong Ka Chuan is a no brainer in the same way as had been his publicly voiced decision, though by indirect inference, to drop Ong Tee Keat when he named Gary what's-his-name as the MCA choice for Pandan.
Internal party strife has been the malaise that has stricken MCA for eons, in a way unlike other political parties' internal strife, even that as acrimonious as UMNO's Mahathir (now Najib) versus Anwar. While other parties seem to emerged from their intra party struggles more or less without much loss of strength, MCA has through its regular fratricides become incrementally weaker and consequentially politically less relevant.
Chua Soi Lek has shown his mean spiritedness in taking action to marginalize Ong TK when the latter is the most popular MCA politician, probably the only one, among Chinese Malaysians.