Tee Keat rapped for attack on Soi Lek

(Sin Chew) – Former MCA president Ong Tee Keat has been urged to stop his attacks on the party leadership.

MCA secretary-general Kong Cho Ha said that as a former president, Tee Keat’s views and criticism are welcomed but he must stop attacking the leadership and respect the officer-bearers elected by the party members last year.

“He must respect the choice of the delegates,” Kong told reporters at the MCA Chinese New Year open house at Wisma MCA in Kuala Lumpur today.

Tee Keat had, in a statement yesterday, criticised MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek, labelling him as a man without moral, because he did not stand by what he had said — to resign from all party posts due to the video sex scandal that he was involved in 2007.

Chua, who had resigned as Health Minister due to the scandal, returned to power after he was elected the party president last year in a party election, defeating Tee Keat and another former president Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting.

Kong said Chua has been able to restore stability and unity in the party since taking over and has also helped increase support of the Chinese community towards Barisan Nasional.

“Dr Chua is the elected MCA president. The MCA is a political party that practices democracy, allowing any member to contest for a post once in every three years. But once the delegates have chosen the leaders, we must accept and respect themr,” Kong said.