Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Will MCA election resolved crisis?
SALAM! Who will lead the MCA after the party election on March 28? But my bigger question is whether the MCA crisis will be resolved after the election? The factions in the MCA seems to be deep-rooted. Ong Tee Keat is the incumbent and he's being attacked from all corners. Even his predeccesor Ong Ka Ting has announced his bid to wrest the presidency from OTK. As do Dr Chua Soi Lek. This can be a potentially explosive election. Friends in the MCA say the 2,400 delegates already know who they want to lead the party. But it won't easy and certainly not a walk in the park for the contestants. In recent days, we hear comments from supporters of the three contenders that their candidate has got the endorsement of the PM and his deputy. This kind of campaigning is to be expected. But delegates won't be influenced by this. Whatever the outcome of the election, all MCA leaders must next do the honourable thing - to respect the voice of the delegates and accept whoever is picked to lead the party. MCA have wasted enough time already.