Jibby Razak 1 vs. 1,155 MCA delegates 0

Posted on October 22, 2009



This Malaysiakini report today, at 12.14pm, has it that Ong Tee Keat and Dr Chua Soi Lek had reached a truce mooted by Najib at a meeting yesterday between the three of them, to end the current MCA impasse.

A second Malaysiakini report today, at 3.09pm, confirms that, at a press conference this afternoon, it was announced that both Ong and Chua have agreed to work together and have ‘buried the hatchet’.

The peace formula : Ong remains party president. It appears that newly appointed deputy president Liow gets to keep his new office. That means Chua holds no office in the party. The EGM that has been requisitioned by the president might not go on.

Interestingly, the second Malaysiakini report has Ong denying that the peace formula had come about due to pressure from Najib.

Yet, Malaysianinsider reports today that “…Najib met Ong and Dr Chua yesterday to thrash out a solution for the deadlock in MCA. ..The result was an agreement between the two men to bury their differences. Yesterday the two men were asked to meet the PM. Najib, who is also Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman, was unhappy that the coalition’s second biggest party was in disarray. He told the two men that BN needed a strong and stable MCA if it was to take advantage of any weakness in Pakatan Rakyat (PR) to regain non-Malay votes lost in the 2008 Election. Another EGM and fresh elections will just make it worse, the PM told the two men…”.

Frankly, I don’t believe Ong’s denial.

At the recently concluded MCA EGM on 10th October, Ong was defeated on the motion of no confidence. A slim majority of delegates numbering 1,155 voted for the motion as against 1,141 who opposed the same.

The majorty of the delegates had said they wanted Ong out.

Ong’s staying on as president, though, it seems, because Jibby things it is the best for BN ( read this to mean in the interest of Jibby and UMNO ).

And what Jibby and UMNO want, MCA will surely serve.

It would seem that Ketuanan Melayu still rules in MCA.

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