He might have lost the cause during the 10-10-10 EGM but he is Constitutionally the MCA President since the motion of no confidence did not receive sufficient support to remove him.
Anyway, I can see that Tee Keat is having a busy schedule these days. The Minister of Transport has already announced many projects, plans and allocations which are all beneficial to the people.
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Now, moving down the list, we have the man placed in charge of Party matters lately - Dr Chua Soi Lek. I have to say this though some might not be comfortable.
Many people told me their opinions that Soi Lek is now the de-facto President of MCA and the man in charge. If you ask me, in some sense yes and in some way no.
Tee Keat is a MCA Minister and wish to use his portfolio to serve the people while leaving Party matters to Dr Chua to handle since he is not in the Government this term. This creates a win-win situation for all where we realise that performance is the key to success for MCA.
Regardless of which perspective we subscribe to, after all, Dr Chua was embroiled in a sex tape scandal.
Although I admit Dr Chua has been a good leader and prioritized performance for the people above politics, I am a little bit uncomfortable with the idea of Dr Chua as MCA President one day.
But let us leave it aside for now and assume that Dr Chua is willing to make way for the next generation of MCA leaders.
So, scrolling down, we have 4 Vice Presidents - Kong Cho Ha, Liow Tiong Lai, Ng Yen Yen and Tan Kok Hong. Of these four, my bet is on Dr Ng Yen Yen. The other 3 VPs might have reached their limits.
- If MCA's mantle is handed over to Cho Ha, people like RPK and the Opposition will throw links of him to his brother (which I don't know if it is true or not since no one denied it) and ... never mind.
- If MCA's mantle is handed over to Tiong Lai, do I need to say that he is the cause of MCA Crisis Round Two and many have said that he is overly ambitious ? Why him anyway ?
- If MCA's mantle is handed over to Tan Kok Hong ... hmm ... again ... why him ?
Among the 4 VPs, analytically, Cho Ha and Tiong Lai are up there with the backing of several Old Knights of MCA also.
Thus far, as far as I know, Yen Yen is strong and confident with results as a yardstick in her portfolios held thus far. Being a Tourism Minister, she was once criticized as the Minister who travelled more than our Foreign Minister.
But with such results - Number of foreign tourists to Malaysia exceeded target , I think she has silenced her critics.
Yen Yen is also quite independent and a successful lady with big support from Wanita MCA. Remember that Chew Mei Fun was "handed" the Wanita MCA Chief position.
Read more : Yen Yen makes an impression , Yen Yen vs Karpal Singh
The current MCA leadership could have been the strongest if not for the Battle of the Warlords and ambitions of the Old Knights for revival of their career.
Thus, to make do and consider the next line up, I foresee a "chai dan" with the following leaders:
- start -
President : Ong Tee Keat
Deputy President : Ng Yen Yen
Vice President : no comments
Sec Gen : Chua Soi Lek
Presidential Council : Mah Hang Soon, Ti Lian Ker, Lee Chee Leong, Heng Seai Kie and Tan Cheng Liang should stay unless the first 3 decide to go up to be Vice Presidents. I can't say I support or reject the others but I think that appointing Chua Tee Yong into the PC can be a good move to ensure that the Youth MCA has two leaders represented in the Council.
- end -
This could lay the path for a stronger MCA in the future.
This batch of new leaders can help revive the fortunes of MCA whereby they are not only outspoken and talented but able to put results, performance and service to the people above self and politics.
Hmm. That is just a piece of my "wild" mind. Will MCA take this idea for the sake of the Party ?