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Tsu Koon vs Tee Keat - who comes out on top?

If we compare the leadership quality of Penang Chief Minister Dr Koh Tsu Koon and MCA's Ong Tee Keat, I begin to worry for Koh who will soon be president of Gerakan.

The Umno Youth in Penang, plus one Khairy Jamaluddin - son-in-law of Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi - are all 'publicly' firing one shot after another directly hitting Koh, and yet Koh dares not rebut publicly.

From the Umno division AGM's resolutions to the banners hanging in front of Koh, insulting him from head to toe, Koh remained and acted like a silence lamb. Is this the quality of a future Gerakan chief?

One the other hand, (MCA vice-president) Ong Tee Keat is keeping to his principles and daringly rebut and fired back every shot, hitting at (Umno Youth chief) Hishammuddin Hussein Ong without showing any sign of retreat, just because he believes he has done nothing wrong by helping to reveal the possible missing of funds allocated to two Chinese schools in Muar. Ong shows the quality of an excellent leader who dares to stand by his principles and couldn't care less about his political future.

Honestly, Ong's head might be chopped off because of this episode, but he gained thunderous applause from people from all walks of life for many years to come. On the other hand, Koh's performance did not just disappoint his own Gerakan members, but we as ordinary people, are also having the view that Gerakan's future will be very bright under Koh's leadership.

We could understand it is wiser to ignore - sometimes - other people's once-a-while provocation. But, to remain 'cool' and act like 'nothing happened' after receiving insults after insults, slaps after slaps, we could only see that Koh is a weak leader who will bring very little glory to Gerakan.

We are not stupid and we are watching closely. We shall tell these politicians that we, the voters, will not forget what you did this time. When the right time comes, don't be surprise we will show you the cold shoulder.