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'Let MCA rise from its grave by itself'
Published:  Nov 20, 2009 7:33 AM
Updated: Nov 20, 2009 12:01 AM

your say 'If MCA must rise from its grave, then let it do so on its own. Even the mere appearance of having BN and/or Umno offer ‘help' will do more damage to it at this moment of time.'

MCA crisis: Najib to intervene

Keturunan Malaysia: It is alright for just about anybody to want to mediate but I think it should be by popular invitation as the situation is already tense enough as it is. It must not be perceived as an interference.

Whatever damage that can be done to MCA in particular, and BN in general, is already done. And if MCA must rise from its grave, then let it do so on its own.

Even the mere appearance of having BN and/or Umno offer help to the party (especially openly) does more damage to it at this moment of time.

Winner Take All: A paternalistic tendency tends to be prevalent in this country. It reminds one of the reverential godlike term used by Chinese (in China) to describe their ‘Ling Dow' ie, leader.

A ‘Ling Dow' is never fallible and whose every word and action is to be aped and followed. In this case, Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak the infallible is called upon to ‘Ling Dow' the erring MCA back to the righteous path. What a comedy.

Mao Tse Tung killed millions with his erratic ‘Ling Dow' moves. I'm not trying to equate Najib here with the so-very-horrific Mao, but his tendency to encourage kowtowing is similar.

The ‘Dear Leader, please right all wrongs and show the way to brilliant pastures' system is so flawed, particularly when viewed against the backdrop of rampant corruption, horrible suppression of rights, etc.

Tkc: The best way to resolve the MCA crisis is to have fresh elections. Ong Tee Keat, Chua Soi Lek, Liow Tiong Lai, Chew Mei Fun, and Wee Ka Siong should refrain from contesting to make way for new ‘untainted' leaders.

And while we are at it, we should also have fresh elections in Perak. Otherwise, please stop talking about democracy.

Louis: Najib, to be really frank, the Chinese lost confidence in the MCA umpteen years ago. Whether the party exists or not doesn't really make any difference. It is nothing but a wallpaper in the Umno cabinet.

Most of those going for each other's throats for the sake of high office do not have the Chinese community at heart. Many of them are there only to serve their own pockets.

If the MCA disappears into thin air tomorrow, hardly any Chinese will mourn its demise. I, for one, will not shed a single tear.

Tan Leil Ing: MCA still thinks that they are so relevant to the Chinese community that we can't do without them. Michael Chong's Public Compliants Bureau is far more relevant than the current MCA, which prides itself as the so-called 'representative' of the Chinese community.

The slow demise of MCA started when no leaders of comparable calibre to that of Tan Cheng Lock and Tan Siew Sin (both of whom held to a strong vision and mission) emerged after them in the course of the party's history.

Multi Racial: Najib, before you intervene in MCA's affairs, may I suggest you consider the following:

1. Have you ever wondered why MCA is not well-supported by the Chinese community? Well, MCA is seen as the ‘running dog' of Umno. Politicians in MCA are seen as more interested in their own positions and wealth instead of the welfare of their community.

Many are seen as corrupted as well. With Ong Tee Keat at the helm, things began to change. His courage in exposing the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) scandal is commendable and we want more of that.

2. Why do we prefer Ong Tee Keat over others? Ong is not perfect but he has credibility. The Chinese want him to continue as MCA president. The results of an independent survey loudly convey that fact.

3. Why must you not intervene? Intervention confirms that Umno controls MCA. It also gives the public the impression that you were also involved in PKFZ scandal and for that reason, you want to get rid of Ong. Anybody who wants Ong removed will be perceived to be involved in that scandal.

Ong Guan Sin: This proves that BN is dominated by Umno. BN, or Umno rather, needs MCA in the coalition not because of the support MCA actually draws from the Chinese community but because MCA is needed to give life to the illusion that BN is a multi-racial coalition representing all Malaysians.

KLeo: Najib says the people see Umno as being very stable and reformed. What a load of bull. I'll tell you what the people see, Najib. The people see Umno as the most corrupt of the three main parties in the BN.

The one that played a major role in eroding all the main democratic institutions, and the one with the most to lose when Pakatan Rakyat takes over and holds the party accountable for its evil misdeeds.

Sam Chew: The ‘Greater Unity Plan' is a plan for its authors to stay in power. The real ‘Brutus' is Ong Tee Keat who betrayed the Chinese community, MCA members, and Malaysians.

Chua Soi Lek once described Ong as the ‘Father of all Nonsense and Grandfather of all Lies'. Chua, please repeat that statement again. Why have party elections only later? Because they want more heads to roll and Ong Tee Keat to emerge the winner.

Teh: Here comes the Chief Cook! Ong added the chilli, Chua added the oil, and Liow, of course, added the ‘sour grapes'. Chew Mei Fun and Wee Ka Siong added the onions (with a generous helping of tears). Now comes the ‘belacan'...