'Former MCA chief Ong Tee Keat can't admit the Chinese are being marginalised? In so doing, he is foolishly admitting that MCA is irrelevant.'
Onyourtoes: How can MCA admit to anything? MCA can't even admit that one of its former presidents has the distinction of serving a jail sentence on both sides of the causeway.
MCA can't admit that another is currently being charged for corruption. MCA can't admit also that its present president was caught having extramarital sex.
This is MCA. But having said that, I am not implying that MCA is the only scum. They know Umno leaders can get away with anything, and MCA can't admit that too.
2cts Worth: Former MCA president Ong Tee Keat can't admit the Chinese are being marginalised? By this stance he is foolishly admitting that MCA is irrelevant and no longer represents the Chinese.
If you have no voice but only hands to polish your masters' jewels, you are disgusting and cut a pathetic figure to believe you are doing any good for the community. Why you are still in BN?
Anak Kedah: This sentence speaks volumes - "There was once a day in Malaysia when MCA would get the leftovers, but now we are just hoping to get some crumbs from the Umno table."
This only confirms what the rest of us already know. Leaders in MCA, MIC, Gerakan, etc, are only hangers-on who hope to 'enrich' themselves with the little 'crumbs' that fall off from their master's table. Those who support these lapdogs are even worse.
Ghkok: The fact that the MCA president admits that the Chinese are taking crumbs, and yet not able to do anything about it, shows that the system of 54 years of one-party rule is not working anymore.
What is needed is a two-party system of BN and Pakatan Rakyat perpetually competing, perpetually listening intensely to the people and perpetually providing the best solutions for our country.
When one party monopolises the country, they stop listening to the people and they start listening only to themselves.
No one should ever have to accept crumbs. No one should ever kowtow to anyone. No one should ever take abuse from anyone.
Fair_Election : Every Chinese should print a copy of this news report and translate it to Chinese, bring it back home during Chinese New Year and paste it at your doorstep for relatives, visitors, guests and friends to see. So sad, but so true.
Pity Him: Wikileaks or not, it is common knowledge that Umno can bully the MCA into submission. And the shameless tyrant of 22 years still says nothing is wrong with the BN system.
20121221Disaster: I am still an MCA member. But to me, MCA today is no longer relevant because a vote for MCA is equal to a vote for Umno, which is led by a corrupt leadership.
And the present leaders of MCA are no different from Umno. Malaysia need a real change of leadership very badly.
Blogsmith: If Ong Tee Keat knows that being in BN means MCA cannot voice out regarding Chinese marginalisation and being left with crumbs, why bother to stay with BN?
For a few miserable ministerial posts as window dressing? His admission makes the people even more angry with MCA.
Alan Goh : If MCA party leaders and delegates are marginalised, what about the Chinese community whom MCA claims to represent?
Soapbox23: The truth is that Umno has, over the years, taken care of every MCA president with meaty personal gratification, and in return, the presidents have massively short-changed their members, whilst enriching their personal coffers.
Meritocracy: Umno has no respect for the Chinese who contributed 70 percent of the country's income tax revenue and 70 percent of EPF contributions. What is the point of having MCA ministers in the cabinet when they have no guts to speak out?
MCA president Chua Soi Lek is trying to portray himself a hero; forget it, the moment he speaks out against what's wrong, he will be charged for his sex scandal.
Umno was behind his comeback as he can be easily controlled. Ong Tee Keat had the best chance to lead MCA, but he messed it all up.
Ong: The fact that repeated attempts to reach Ong Tee Keat for his comments have been futile, coupled with the other fact that until today he remains an MCA faithful is very telling.
In the 2008 GE, 5,816 out of the 28,091 who actually voted for Pakatan Rakyat candidates in the contests for state seats switched their votes from Pakatan to Ong for the parliamentary seat contest.
If in the next GE, Ong still represents MCA-BN, I hope these same voters will open their eyes and see that voting for Ong is tantamount to voting for MCA-BN. Their votes have been wasted and will continue to be wasted if they continue to vote for him.
Ong can only openly criticise his party colleagues such as Chua and Health Minister Liow Tong Lai. When it comes to non-Malays, including Chinese beings marginalised, Ong can only admit the fact quietly behind the backs of his Umno bosses.
Paul Warren: The truth does set you free doesn't it, MCA?
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