Last week's column
ended with Ho Kay Tat joining The Star
as chief operating officer (COO) in July 2010 during the time when Clement Hii was executive deputy chairperson (EDC). He rose to become group managing director and CEO in July 2011.
Hii, widely believed to be a confidante of former MCA president Ong Tee Keat, replaced Steven Tan as EDC in January 2009 after Ong became MCA president in October 2008.
Hii himself stepped down as EDC at the end of 2010 after Ong Tee Keat lost the MCA presidency to Chua Soi Lek in March 2010 in a three-cornered fight which included former MCA president Ong Ka Ting...