I have just read the latest updates from Malaysiakini that Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting will not defend his post as the President of MCA, a very important party in the coalition of Barisan Nasional.
An immediate thought that came to my mind is Perak MCA chief Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan taking over from his younger brother, Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting. However, one cannot put aside the recent rumour in a Chinese daily that Datuk Ong Tee Keat might be the one who will lead MCA and takeover from Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting.
There were many sides that voiced their dissatisfaction when Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting handed over the Ministry of Housing and Local Government to his elder brother, Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan. If Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting hands over MCA to his brother Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan this time, I believe MCA might split.
Nevertheless, I foresee a fight this time not between Team A and Team B. Perhaps it will be Team Ong vs Team Chua where Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan and Datuk Ong Tee Keat could team up against Datuk Seri Chua Jui Meng and Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek.
Will MCA split up again this time? Tun Dr Mahathir engineered a peace plan when the Team A vs Team B fight had a devastating impact to the stability of MCA, Barisan Nasional and the Chinese community.
I wonder what Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi will prescribe to MCA if indeed the party splits this time in the coming party elections. Let us wait and see what the 2 Ongs and 2 Chuas will say about their political future. They are expected to respond to Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting's announcement very soon.