This will be Part One - Save MCA Campaign.
Over the past few months, we have heard that many leaders are unhappy with Ong Tee Keat's leadership.
In fact, my guess is these whispers began right after Ong Tee Keat was voted in as President of MCA by 1429 delegates and Chua Soi Lek voted in as Deputy President by 1115 delegates.
(Read on and you will get my smokey message)
These were initially whispers but ever since the official release of the unedited PKFZ audit report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the whispers became louder.
One particular group was always in the news headlines in the mainstream media, in blogs and in online news portals.
"Save MCA Campaign/Movement". Initially, the objective was known by many as a movement to revive MCA and to save MCA from poor leadership during Tan Sri Ong Ka Ting's era.
Don't remember ? This shall refresh your memory - Save MCA Campaign kicks off in Ipoh (April 7, 2008).
Ever since Tan Sri Ong Ka Ting stepped down and Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat was elected in as President, the Save MCA Campaign did not fizzle out.
Read - Group to oust Ong in tit-for-tat move (Aug 27, 2009)
Those involved in the Save MCA Campaign had to search for a new dartboard. Ong Tee Keat was placed in the shooting range and now, the Save MCA movement is getting more vocal than before.
In fact, the Save MCA Campaign can be rephrased as "Oust Ong Tee Keat Movement".
One need not be a genius to see through such things. The Save MCA Campaign might as well be renamed as "Jobs Street MCA Campaign" or "Dr Chua for President Camapaign".
We can also pose a question as to what are the real motives of the Save MCA Campaign. Someone even asked me what is Datuk Theng Book getting by doing such things.
I honestly do not know. But I do know for sure one thing.
By attacking and removing the President of MCA, almost the whole Presidential Council together with many Central Committee members, Branch leaders and State leaders will be sent off too.
There will be dozens of open positions to fill when that happens - Ministers, Deputy Ministers, State EXCOs, Political Secretaries, councillors, Political Aides, State MCA Chiefs, Bureau Heads, etc.
All these come with salary, allowances, bonuses and many other perks that will only go to the pockets of those who are aligned to the new President.
Please, don't tell me Dr Chua will maintain Ong Tee Keat as the Transport Minister if he managed to displace the incumbent.
In words they say Save MCA Campaign.
But when MCA was blasted, slapped and trashed by members of the party, by the Opposition and by fellow BN politicians when it comes to education policies and the handling of the PKFZ scandal (which is totally a hot potato handed down to Ong Tee Keat), where were these vocal voices who said they love MCA ?
I hear no Datuk Theng Book. I hear no Dr Chua Soi Lek. I hear none of these "grassroot leaders" saying "Tee Keat, we walk the talk with you !".
This is clearly what Datuk Ti Lian Ker has described of what some members' thoughts are :
"On one hand, we supported the Minister of Transport to continue his agenda of transparency and accountability. On the other hand , it was advocated that we stay away from Ong Tee Keat and watch him being attacked or sieged for discharging his responsibility as a Minister in an MCA portfolio whereby his predecessors had made a mess and had shamed the party, MCA."
So is it really a Save MCA Campaign ? Who is the one causing disunity in the party since early 2008 ? Do you honestly think Ong Tee Keat is the one ?