He was once MCA president and transport minister. He exposed corruption in the allocation for Chinese schools and the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) scandal. And the list continues.
However, when Ong Tee Keat quit MCA in January, there were no news reports on this.
The matter only became public this week, when a Chinese daily got wind of his resignation and contacted him for confirmation.
There was a laundry list of questions: when did he make up his mind to leave? Why did he quit in such a low-profile manner? Has he given up on politics? Is he planning to join another party?
In an interview with Malaysiakini, Ong provides the answers...