Sunday, October 11, 2009

MCA is suicidal

MCA Commits Political Suicide - By Matthias Chang (12/10/09)
By Matthias Chang
Sunday, 11 October 2009 16:58

On 7th October 2009, we cautioned the central delegates of the MCA not to listen to Chua Soi Lek, the political opportunist and former Minister of Health and Deputy President, when voting at the party’s EGM.

The run up to the party’s EGM revealed that powerful forces within UMNO and former leaders of MCA were backing Chua Soi Lek’s coup against the President.

The President was too independent-minded for their liking and his determination to expose the corruption committed by former leaders of MCA in collusion with other political forces in the RM12 billion Port Klang scandal, sent cold shivers down their spine. It was decided that the President must be liquidated at all costs!

Chua Soi Lek was the chosen instrument in the overall scheme of things. He was ambitious, has a big ego and could be easily manipulated to do the bidding of the political high priests.

The plan was to “kill two birds with one stone” – pass a vote of no-confidence against the President and the vote rejecting the reinstatement of Chua Soi Lek as the Deputy President.

For being a willing instrument in the coup against the President, Chua Soi Lek was spared the utter humiliation of being expelled from the party and was reinstated as an ordinary member. But he thought that the reward was the Presidency of the party. How stupid can he be?

Surely, as a politician and knowing the paramount objective of the shadow powers was to put a stop to the Port Klang corruption exposé, he ought to know that once his usefulness was no longer required, he would be dumped! But Chua Soi Lek is a political bulldozer and like all machines, he forgot that the real driver is someone else!

The 1155 central delegates, who voted in support of the no-confidence motion against the President, have revealed themselves as mere robots and the dregs of the party. By their action in supporting the call of the Shadow Powers, they have actually committed mass suicide.

How stupid and irresponsible.

The Presidential Council unanimously supported the Disciplinary Committee’s recommendation that the Deputy President, Chua Soi Lek be expelled from the party. Thus, by passing a vote of no-confidence against the President, these 1155 central delegates have also passed a vote of no-confidence against the Presidential Council.

The Central Committee (or rather those who voted for the suspension and not expulsion of Chua Soi Lek) thought that their compromise solution would save the party. But it was a cheap and cowardly compromise.

Adding insult to injury, the central delegates by a vote of l204 against 1095 annulled the compromise solution of the Central Committee.

The practical effect of these two resolutions at the EGM is that the entire leadership of the party (i.e. Presidential Council and the Central Committee) has been rejected by a little over half of the delegates attending the EGM.

The total turnout was 2304.

Thus, the no confidence vote was supported by 50% + 3 delegates.

The vote to annul the Central Committee decision was 50% + 52.

Whatever rationale these delegates may give for their stance, the inevitable conclusion of the people is that MCA has not changed and will not change even after its disastrous defeat at the March 2008 General Elections. It is a party of the well-connected tycoons. These delegates have shown that they support corruption and the status quo.

The people had hoped that by his actions in rooting out corruption at the highest levels in the party, the President would usher a new era of reform and change. But it was not to be.

The Prime Minister by choosing a former Menteri Besar, who was found guilty of corruption as the candidate for the Bagan Pinang By-elections, has sent an unambiguous message to MCA that corruption and tainted leaders would be tolerated.

1155 MCA delegates responded to the message of the Prime Minister by rejecting their President who courageously exposed corruption within his party and removing a tainted leader.

What would be the consequences for MCA and the Barisan Nasional?

In my book, Will Barisan Nasional Survive Beyond 2010? I warned that if the status quo remains, the ruling party would be defeated in the next General Elections.

The recent events have not only strengthened my belief in such an outcome, but are further evidence that the Barisan Nasional component parties’ leaders are political bankrupts!

I cry for my country!

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