'Chua Soi Lek said Chinese must honour their agreement. But he did add that Chew should stay. Should she go because she said Ong Tee Keat should have honoured his promise to resign earlier?'
Chew stays cool in frying pan despite heat
ONG: It was reported that MCA president Chua Soi Lek has publicly urged Chew Mei Fun to seriously rethink her intention to quit her party post in the interest of Wanita MCA.
To me, this personal public appeal from Chua is the best, if not the only, excuse for her to continue holding her post. If she decides to listen to and follow Chua's advice, then Chua can privately say to Chew, of course with a mischievous wink from his eye: "Ah Fun, now you owe me one."
Karma: Chua Soi Lek said Chinese must honour their agreement. But he did add that Chew should stay. Should she go because she said Ong Tee Keat should have honoured his promise to resign earlier?
There is no need to explain anything to Wanita MCA. It is just drama. Maybe she will get another RM10,000 per month job like she did with Pempena (what did she do for RM10,000 per month?).
Cala: Is Chew to stay on? Let me cover two areas. First, as it is she enjoys popular support from Wanita MCA. Where is the evidence? Poor attendance of Wanita’s central delegates meeting a day prior to March 28 party election provides the answer. They shunned the said assembly in compliance to Chew's call.
Second, CSL (Chua Soi Lek) has urged her to reconsider her stand. He has forgiven her. As a man with far higher EQ than his predecessor he needs her to lead Wanita. But where do you get the dissenting voices against Chew? Obviously these are the wanita(s) from OTK's faction who maybe plotting to wrestle control from her. CSL knows that. Chew knows that.
In sum hence, it is no longer an issue of CSL insisting Chew to keep to her promise (of quitting Wanita chief if CSL becomes MCA president). To CSL, he has to bear in mind it is LTL (Liow Tiong Lai), Dr Wee Ka Siong and Chew (the previous third force) that help to put him where he is. I think Chew will stay on.
CK Chang: CMF (Chew Mei Fun) must walk the talk. There is no other way out.
By-election jolt for sleepy hollow Hulu Selangor
Kgen: Najib is in a no-win situation. If Umno takes over the seat, this will anger pro-BN Indians who may vote for the opposition. If he lets MIC contest, PKR will have the advantage with a Malay candidate.
Some say the Malays will vote for BN even if MIC stands. That is true for hardcore BN supporters but what about fence sitters? Whichever move Najib make, there will be a dissatisfied segment.
However, I would say that overall BN will stand a better chance with a Malay candidate with Indian support badly split.
Syed Imran Syed Ahmad: It would be a political mistake if the seat is given to Umno. It will not only anger Indian voters there but throughout the country and will be seen as a threat by the other two BN component parties, MCA and Gerakan.
If it can be done in Hulu Selangor, then it could be repeated in other Malay majority constituencies represented by the MCA or Gerakan. Remember, BN will be facing the 13th GE and it cannot ignore the feelings and sentiments of Indian and Chinese voters. BN must walk the talk of its 1Malaysia slogan.
Ahmad Iqhbal: While Umno and MIC tussle over the seat, PKR can get on with their job. It's even better for the rakyat to see what BN is all about - how they treat each other is just a taste of how they treat us all.
Ibrahim Ali makes a mockery of Malays
Joe Friday: It is unbecoming of a politician to talk in ‘gutter' language, more so to an interviewer from an international TV station. It shows how educated the politician is. You don't utter foul language when you are cornered. Perkasa can be ‘proud' of their president. He has brought disrepute to the country with his comments.
Gerald Akt: "The truth of the matter is that the NEP is a smokescreen to siphon off the real loot for the Umno chieftains, while spreading crumbs for the kampung."
Well put. It's a shame that the rural and poor kampung folks have been used or exploited by Umnoputras and not know about it. Look at the many Umnoputra millionaires they have created, while they are given chicken feed.
Boonpou: Can you imagine what will happened to ‘three shit' Ibrahim once the next general election is held? And the same with Dr Mahathir Mohamad. I can't wait.
DPM's 'I'm Malay' has a history
Hamisu: We are looking for inclusiveness and not divisiveness. We all need to be first and foremost Malaysians. We keep our racial identity and remember our roots. How can peace be achieved when one group of citizens try to oppress another group? Is this the price for peace?
I have written so many letters to show Malaysians some of the truth, which many already know anyway. I was just emphasising it more. What's needed to make us all truly Malaysians is the concept of equality. That's the main recipe for a united Malaysians. Discrimination should stop.
Gem: Musa Hitam spoke of Tun Hussein Onn's "Malay-ness" as the gentleness of a Malay leader that gave consideration to all Malaysians regardless of race.
Muhyddin's declaration that he is Malay first, stresses the distinction that being Malay is more important than the all-inclusive "Malaysian" tag. Zaid Ibrahim's "Saya pun Melayu" seeks a return to the all-inclusive considerations espoused by Tun Hussein Onn, and being revived by Anwar Ibrahim.
Loyal Malaysian: I believe the DPM knows precisely what he means when he proclaims he is Malay first. It is definitely not what 1Malaysia is being promoted to mean.
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