Soi Lek's resignation won't solve MCA's woes

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YOURSAY ‘Malaysia as a whole has grown wiser, but not the BN component parties, which are still living in the past.'

MCA elders urge Soi Lek to 'kindly step down'

your say Anonymous_4031: Senior MCA members, the resignation of the party president does not and will not solve MCA's problems.

The same goes for Umno, MIC, People's Progressive Party (PPP), Gerakan, Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS), etc. Will PM Najib Razak's resignation solve Umno's and BN's problems?

The problems are deep-rooted, and thus need major surgery - not mere trimming of the branches and leaves.

A leader must lead from the front and must have a clear vision for the party and the nation. A leader must have high principles and must execute those principles without fear of losing his job as president or prime minister.

If he is only thinking of his rice bowl then he is no leader, but a selfish, self-serving person. On a matter of principles, I highly suggest that MCA, MIC, Gerakan, etc, leave BN and form a new coalition of equal partners this time.

Dont Just Talk: Chua Soi Lek, what are you waiting for? Even retired MCA party elders have asked you to step down and one minute is just too long. The revamped MCA should be bold to speak out on national issues affecting the country, such as the abuse of power and the massive corruption within Umno-BN.

Without being seen as confrontational, MCA should speak up boldly whenever Perkasa and the party patron, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, harp on racial issues.

Democracy: Tan Koon Swan said, "These are social issues that would take time to resolve. We cannot resolve this properly overnight."

All previous MCA presidents said this to me, my father and grandfather. Are you telling my children this again? What are you going to tell my grand and great grandchildren?

Anonymous #12566075: History has shown that even a strong MCA would not be able to protect Chinese Malaysians' interests in the past as long as Umno is the 'big brother' within BN.

An outspoken MCA leader would incur the wrath of Umno, and soon to be sidelined or worse, toppled. This was how Umno has manipulated MCA in the past. Indeed, do not waste time on a sinking ship.

Survivor: Party leaders Chua Soi Lek and Liow Tiong Lai should both resign from the MCA. In fact, disband the whole central committee as well. Then, call for an extraordinary general meeting (EGM). All the existing members on the central committee should refrain from running for office.

Hang Tuah: MCA had been given so many years to resolve racial and corruption issues, declining education standards, high costs of education, university admission issues, etc, what has the party accomplished? How many more years do you need?

Our children have had to leave Malaysia and earn a living in other countries and become permanent residents in those countries.

The Malaysian government, which has been unfair to non-Malays and non-Muslims to the extent that we have to send our children overseas for their education and continue to work there after graduating.

This is how the BN administration has treated us and we are not sorrowful even if MCA is no longer in the government as it makes no difference to us anyway. We, the Chinese Malaysians, have practically lost all trust and faith in MCA.

Clever voter: The rot started when MCA became more business-minded. Even in the early days, there had been so many scandals involving the party.

Of course, the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) is the mother of all issues, and former transport minister Dr Ling Liong Sik should be dragged to jail.

How do you explain his son having millions to play in the stock market? Everyone knows how corrupt these MCA chiefs are, most of whom remained silent. The seniors should return to tend their gardens and allow MCA become history.

Sun: MCA is in a Catch-22 situation. The only credible leader is Ong Tee Keat, but he is a lone ranger with no support because all the MCA members care about is their pockets.

Why would these elders want to come back? It is because MCA has a lot of assets that they will try to grab and share among themselves. So Ong Tee Keat, you had better keep your eyes wide open.

AnonymousA: Tan Koon Swan, no one can help to redeem MCA. We do not want any race-based party anymore. Can't you see that it is written on the wall from the recent general election results?

I hope all the elders in MCA will wake up to the fact that the younger generation is rejecting MCA, a self-serving party.

Fateh: The MCA elected a tainted president to lead them. He can neither offer constructive policies, nor does he have any influence in the coalition government. Worst of all, is his venomous accusation of the hudud law to scare the Chinese community.

Malaysia as a whole has grown wiser, but not the BN component parties, which are still living in the past.

Joe Lee: The total rejection by Chinese Malaysians of MCA and Gerakan cannot be more emphatic. In Chinese-majority seats in Penang, the two party got zero seats in both 2008 and 2013.

You would think that after the drubbing, they would close shop. But no, these leaders still wanting the scraps from the Umno dining table. The battered and abused wife of Umno continues to cling on to the abuser husband.

In the interest of human rights and democracy, we are better off with a dead MCA-Gerakan than one that is kept alive by Umno. Let's hope that race-based parties will soon die off.

Ferdtan: Whether Chua Sok Lek resigns or not it is not important. The failure is not one leader, but the party, MCA itself.

This group of MCA elders are just braying for blood making Chua a scapegoat, as though they were not partly responsible for bringing MCA to such a sorry state.

Where were they before the election? Why didn't they voice out concern earlier if they think Chua did wrong? Chua, in my eyes, is bad but these old men of MCA are worse - kicking a man when he is down.

If they are honest and sincere (a rare commodity in MCA) the first question in their top priority should be to find out why the Chinese abandon MCA. The answer is obvious to all but MCA just refuses to listen.

The hardline racial policy of Umno is one of the main reasons MCA lost. Umno played to Mahathir's tune by going alone (totally giving up on MCA) concentrating only on the Malay support and at the same time hoping to have more than half the support from the Indians.

Do we not see the Umno-sponsored Perkasa candidates and the many extremist attitudes of Umno leaders to spook the Malays back to Umno? Isn't it obvious that MCA cannot fight back (or allowed to) against Umno to protect their pro-Chinese position?

I believe it was the strategy used in this election agreed by top BN leaders to help big brother, Umno to win Malay votes. To a certain extent, it helps Umno to win big in the rural areas.

MCA was the cannon fodder for BN. And in the GE13th, they got slaughtered.

Kgen: Just close down MCA or convert it into a social club. It is too late to save this decrepit party.

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