Saturday, October 31, 2009

MCA Youth back Wee the Poisonous snake, ask Ong to reveal unity plan

MCA Youth stood solidly behind their chief Wee Ka Siong, urging president Ong Tee Keat to reveal his unity plan and also respect the Oct 10 EGM result. Wee meanwhile claims he has 100 percent support from the Youth Wing .


Come on lah , you must be joking , Oh Ya I forgot you are a snake , eeks I hate slimy ones like you , if I have the chance I would like to SKIN you alive .

Mah: Give leaders more time to implement greater unity plan


KUALA LUMPUR: MCA leaders should be given more time to implement the greater unity plan, said MCA Youth deputy chief Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon who is also Perak Exco.

Dr Mah, in representing a group of Youth central committee members, said they agreed with the greater unity plan as announced by party president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat.

Differing viewpoints: Dr Mah (in blue shirt) speaking during a press conference while Dr Wee (pic below) addresses the MCA Youth central committee yesterday.

The group spoke to reporters yesterday night at a restaurant here.

MCA Youth chief Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong was not present.

Dr Mah said the group was not against Dr Wee but that “we are just having different opinions.”

When asked by reporters whether there was a split between Dr Wee and him, Dr Mah said: “There is no split. I am just expressing different views.”

Dr Wee had earlier in the day, after chairing the MCA Youth exco meeting, called for details on the greater unity plan to be disclosed.

This is the Poisonous Snake , Brutus Wee

This Snake speaks with a forked tongue

Wee Ka Siong, urging president Ong Tee Keat to reveal his unity plan and also respect the Oct 10 EGM result.

Doesn't he reads the Party Constitution ? That the Party Constitution is Supreme >>
That in the Party Constitution states that you require two thirds majority before you can ask the President to resign ?
That the resolution did NOT explicitly says that the president has to resign or call on the president to resign .
Does a no confidence vote amounts to asking the president to resign when the requisitors have said that the president need NOT resign as the resolution was not meant to be ...
A proper resolution would have been written in this manner : This Assembly hereby passes a vote of no confidence on the president and he has to resign if this motion is carried by a two thirds majority .

Obviously this Snake will keep on repeating this as it suits his purpose without respecting the Party constitution .

However , when he needs to quote from the Party Constitution he will do so as in his speech that the Party has to call for an EGM as provided under article 30.2 which says that an EGM has to be called if requested by one third of the CC . Now he quotes from the Party Constitution .

When Ong Tee Keat wanted EGM 2 , They the Brutuses said they are against the idea of calling for another EGM , now they are calling for another EGM after the GUP has receive the blessings of the PM . I have lost words to describe these Assh*les .

What a snake ..and a very poisonous one too .

Give me this chance , I would want to SKIN HIM ALIVE .

Friday, October 30, 2009

Over to You Liow

Just say you want to be president, Ong tells No 2

Ong has told Liow to come clean about his ambitions. — Pictures by Jack Ooi

By Lee Wei Lian

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 — An embattled Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat lashed out at his new deputy, Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai and his supporters for asking to have another extraordinary general meeting on holding fresh party elections, and questioning a proposed unity plan for the divided MCA.

In a blog posting today, the MCA president said that if Liow wants to be president, he should say so directly.

“If the newly-elected deputy president wants me to resign so that he could ascend to the presidency, I believe he should make his stand very clear,” Ong wrote bluntly in his blog,, which has become his main mouthpiece since the crisis erupted.

“We don’t solve problems by beating around the bush,” he said, adding Liow and his supporters had harped on the need to respect the results of the Oct 10 EGM where a vote of no-confidence was moved against Ong.

Some speculate the call for fresh party polls is meant to bolster Liow’s position.

“That clearly means they want me to resign. In the same breath, they claimed they are not forcing me to resign. I, not to mention the general public, personally find their approach very confusing.”

That Ong has been making his displeasure with Liow and his supporters clear via his blog is an indication of the level of strain and distrust between the president and his erstwhile supporters such as Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong and Datuk Wong Siong Hwee.

Central committee members aligned to Liow did an about-turn yesterday over their initial opposition to an EGM to call for fresh polls, as first suggested by Ong.

They had also claimed that central committee members had been kept in the dark over the unity plan, a claim Ong has dismissed.

Some observers, such as Datuk Theng Bok, former chairman of the “Save MCA” campaign, have questioned the sincerity of the call for fresh polls and speculate that it could be an attempt to strengthen Liow’s bargaining position.

Liow’s supporters have collected signatures from one-third of the central committee — the minimum number required to requisition for an EGM — and submitted their request to MCA secretary general Datuk Wong Foon Meng, who will have to issue an EGM notice within five days.

One of the requisitionists, Wong Nai Chee, was reported to have said that despite calling for an EGM, they will continue their signature campaign with the aim of getting two-thirds of the central committee to resign, thus automatically triggering an election.

Rest of article here

Suffering from Fighting Schizophrenia

Gone mad in fighting

MCA leaders have recently cited quotations from numerous well-known Chinese language fiction writers. For you and me who are not familiar with literature, we have been deeply impressed to hear their words filled with morality, justice and sentiments.

As a matter of fact, MCA leaders are not only good in power struggling, but they are also quite romantic.

As a matter of fact, MCA leaders are not only good in political fights, but they are quite literary talented, too.

Well-known Taiwanese Wuxia (martial arts) novel writer Gu Long (Xiong Yaohua) said: “The most lethal enemy is usually a friend around you.” It made me terribly suspicious for a period of time but fortunately, popular Taiwanese romance novelist Chiung Yao said: “Everyone is different from others.” I came to an understanding all in a sudden and walked out from the nightmare.

"As a result, you suspect me and I don't believe you."

I would like to thank Wanita MCA Chief Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun for quoting Chiung Yao and reminded me of a British political commentator who said that all politicians, even if not obviously, will somehow show signs of schizophrenia.

Would MCA leaders somehow show signs of schizophrenia? I dare not to make an assertion as I'm not a psychiatrist. But for sure, the never-ending party crisis has driven everyone in MCA, from top to bottom, mad.

At this very moment, you can no longer distinguish between friend and foe or clarify right and wrong, as they keep coming out with vague and ambiguous words.

Today, you can no longer find out who is telling the truth and who is telling lies as everyone's pious face may instantly change and claim himself or herself to be righteous.

To put it bluntly, MCA has entered an era of “double-face”!

Therefore, you discredit me today and I'll tarnish your reputation tomorrow.

As a result, you suspect me and I don't believe you. Everyone in MCA is feeling insecure. From top to bottom, they have all plunged into a crisis of trust, it has as well triggered a crisis of confidence throughout the party.

The unity plan which sounded sonorous has been distorted, leaving only the deplorable power struggle.

Since the consensus for the unity plan has collapsed, MCA is unable to be more united. Instead, it becomes more chaotic, out of control and less credible. The whole party has thus, fell into an evil political quagmire. They have no way to free themselves.

From the dispute between party President Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat and former Deputy President Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek to the current chaotic infighting among the three factions, MCA no longer looks like a disciplined party with ideals. Instead, it has become a mess filled with hostility and hatred. The beautiful quotations is unable to cover up the fact that “MCA has gone mad in fighting”! (By LIM MUN FAH/Translated by SOONG PHUI JEE/Sin Chew Daily)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Brutuses and their Conspirators

Here are the faces of the conspirators , ever notice how inmature they look except for a few ? I better think twice if they were to lead MCA .

15 MCA leaders were present during the show of force at Liow Tiong Lai's press conference which hit out at Ong Tee Keat on October 27. Here's a run down of why they became hardcore Third Force. Let's start with the 3 Stooges:

1) Liow Tiong Lai - he's a heartbeat away from becoming MCA president. If he succeeds in toppling OTK, he becomes the president. In corporate circles, that's call backdoor listing. And he's promised to reward a whole lot of people when the mutiny succeeds.

2) Wee Ka Siong - he wants to be Transport Minister. He has a Ph.D in transport from UTM and in terms of hierrarchy, he's next in line. Three of the four VPs are alredy ministers and the 4th is an Adun and an exco in Johor.

3) Chew Mei Fun - the Hainanese who turned against her fellow Hainanese president OTK was promised the Tourism Minister's job. And oh yeah, what the hell does a person who lost massively in PJ Utara cares about OTK? She's gonna be made Minister, man, wooohooooo!!

Camp Ong Ka Ting
The former MCA president still has unfinished business in supporting his own elder brother Ka Chuan as president. He wants to topple OTK towards this end. Top on the list of his supporter is actually a women - Chew Mei Fun (see above). Ka Ting's men are:

4) Wee Jeck Seng - The deputy minister of youth and sports was former political secretary to Ka Ting when the latter was the Housing and Local Government Minister. WJS is one of the 3-member "snoop squad" which was tasked with trying to secretly film ka Ting's political rivals in compromising positions. The others are Liow Tiong Lai and Tee Ann Chuan

5) Ho Kok Chung - Ong Ka Ting plucked the former UM lecturer from nowhere and got him to stand in the the 2008 general election. When it dawned upon Ka Ting that he didn't have enough MPs to fill Cabinet posts, he made Kok Chung the deputy higher education minister. For this, Kok Chung is eternally grateful to Ka Ting for being able to leave the ivory tower for world of raw power.

6) Yu Chok Tow - What can we say about this woman? Ka Ting loved her to bits and even wanted to promote her as deputy minister. Too bad, she lost terribly to an Indian candidiate from DAP in the Seremban Parliamentary seat during the 2008 GE.

Camp Chan Kong Choy
The former MCA deputy president who quit under a cloud for his involvement in the PKFZ scandal has been jumpy since the day OTK opened up the files on the Mother of All Corruptions in Malaysia. CKC actually had good relations with OTK, but when the former saw a golden opportunity to get rid of the erratic OTK for Liow, he couldn't resist. Liow, the Bentong MP, is considered Bentong-born CKC's protege. And weakling Liow is much easier to control than OTK.

7) Wyman Yoo Wei How - He served as CKC's political secretary, than as Liow's political secretary. OTK took heavy blows from his own hardcore supporters when he insisted Wyman be made the National Organising Secretary. But Wyman's loyalty is with his ex-bosses, not the party president.

8) Hoh Khai Mun - The Pahang MCA chairman would die for CKC and they both go back a long way. The Pahang exco also hails from Bentong, the same town as CKC.

9) Chai Kim Sen - He has been close to CKC since they were in the Youth days. CKC gave him the Datukship and loads of contracts in between. A businessman, he also gets contracts from Liow and even pays Wyman, technically jobless, a handsome allowance every month. OTK thought Chai Kim Sen is a good man and appointed him into the MCA CC. And what did Chai Kim Sen do? Stab OTK in the back, what else?

10) Gan Hong Su - This man's links with CKC is fairly limited but is the drinking buddy of Wyman. Let's just say they both have an exquisite taste in the finer things in life, which may not necessarily be legal or moral. But who cares about moral these days? If he did, he would not have stabbed OTK in the back although the MCA president was the one who appointed him into the CC.

11) Wong Siong Hwee - The Kelantan Senator is not only a beneficiary to the largesse during CKC's heydays. They share the same brotherhood - the triads brotherhood.

The neither-here-nor-there camp

12) Liew Yuen Keong - If MCA were a massive tank in a biological science lab, this man would be the invertebrate - he is spineles. He can't make up his mind which side to support. During the EGM, he was the OTK's chief scrutineer. A few days later, he swung to The Dark Side. During Team A - Team B, his famous quote was that his "body is in Team B, soul in Team A".

13) Gan Tian Loo - His father, veteran MCA leader Gan Boon Leong may be an ex-Mr Asia for body building. But Gan Jr is a wimp of Herculean proportions. He told a hardcore MCA supporter that he showed up at the press conference because he was harrassed to. Yeap, that's the kind of excuse you get from wimps, who can't even think of a better lie.

14) Lee Wei Kiat - He garnered the highest vote in the central committee during the 2008 MCA election. And you know what they say about those people with high votes - they are not popular, they just play both sides. Oh, he's another snake alright. OTK made him a salaried special officer in the Ministry of Transport (even topped up his salary) made him official MCA spokesman and a director in Wisma MCA Sdn Bhd. And he repays the gratitude by turning against OTK.
The cover-up camp

15) Chor Chee Heung - In the 2005 MCA election, he fought for VP and lost. In 2008, he downgraded himself and fought for central committee - and lost again. OTK gave him a lifeline and appointed him into the central committee. He has only one reason to bite the hands that feed him - he doesn't want his own hands to be handcuffed. Deputy Finance Minister Chor, neither a hardcore Ka Ting nor Kong Choy man, is the only serving government leader implicated in the Pricewaterhousecoopers report on PKFZ. If OTK is gone, the close buddy to Tiong King Sing is assured that there will be no more action against him

Add another two more snakes .

16) Yeow Chai Team - The fake monk who is a Kong Choy supporter . Wants to become a senator and be made a Deputy Minister , failing which he is now backing the Ong brothers Sdn Bhd , trying to pave the road for OKC to come back . Another opportunist .

17) Wong Nai Chee - The opportunist who is a Ka Ting supporter . Wants to be made a Deputy Minister . Strong supporter of the Ong brothers Sdn Bhd whom nobody wants.


He makes police report after SMS messages say he will quit his posts like a minister caught in sex video scandal did

By Teo Cheng Wee, The Straits Times

SMS LIES: Mr Wee claims that the person who circulated the messages swindled a student that he helped and that the culprit has borne a grudge against him since then. -- PHOTOS: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

ANOTHER video sex scandal seems to be brewing in Malaysia, apparently involving another top politician.

Deputy Education Minister Wee Ka Siong, who is from the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA), lodged a police report last Friday over text messages being circulated about him.

The short-message service (SMS) texts said he would have to quit his posts by October 'just as Dr Chua' did - a reference to former health minister Chua Soi Lek, who resigned from his posts after being caught in a sex videotape.

The allegations involve a student from China, whom Datuk Wee helped to settle a financial problem a few years ago, according to the New Straits Times daily yesterday.

But Dr Wee, also the MCA Youth's secretary-general, denies any involvement in a sex scandal and blamed it on the 'media's imagination'.

He said the 'SMS does not mention anything about sex scandal', The Star newspaper said.

Education Minister Hishammuddin Hussein jumped to Dr Wee's defence, saying slander and allegations were to be expected in the run-up to the MCA internal elections in October.

Datuk Seri Hishammuddin said no one is to take action, make a stand or punish another based on unfounded allegations.

The text messages have been circulating since July 22, predicting that the scandal would force Dr Wee to resign from all his posts in government and the MCA.

One message reads: 'To whom it may concern: Countdown 90 days. Dr Wee Ka Siong will resign from all the posts by 20 Oct 2008 just as Dr Chua.'

Dr Wee has denied the allegations, declaring to the media: 'I am sure of my innocence.'

He said the text messages were an attempt to tarnish his image and linked it to the run-up to the MCA's divisional elections last week. He won the Johor Bahru division chief's post uncontested on Sunday.

Johor police said they would investigate the matter.

But it is unclear whether the scandal will affect his political aspirations, said Centre for Public Policy Studies director Tricia Yeoh.

'It's too early to tell whether this will be detrimental to his career. We can't base everything on an SMS. There are too many question marks,' she told The Straits Times.

Observers within the party also questioned the timing of the SMSes.

'It has everything to do with the fact that elections are coming,' an aide to a senior MCA official told The Straits Times yesterday.

'He is the current youth secretary-general and he was likely to be going for the MCA Youth chief post.'

Dr Wee claims to know the identity of the person who circulated the messages. Without naming names, he fingered the person who swindled the money from the unnamed Chinese student he helped in 2002.

'I believe this person has been nursing a grudge against me since that incident,' he said.

Wee: No truth in China girl sex link SMS

PUTRAJAYA: Deputy Education Minister Dr Wee Ka Siong has strongly denied a newspaper report linking him to a sex scandal and named the person whom he thinks has been sending threatening SMSes about him.

“I have to make it clear that there is no girl involved. It was her parents who came to the MCA to ask for help.

“This is why I am disappointed with the newspaper report as this does not reflect the content of the SMS received by MCA leaders,” he told a press conference after the ministry’s post-Cabinet meeting.

He was commenting on a newspaper report yesterday alleging that he had been involved with a student from China whom he had helped several years ago.

Dr Wee said he made a police report last Friday on SMSes being circulated among MCA leaders and elected representatives which implied that he would resign from all posts within 90 days like former health minister Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek did on Oct 20 last year.

“Although the sender wrote Dr Chua, he didn’t write which one and there are many Dr Chuas. When I saw the newspaper report mentioning a sex scandal, it was sensationalism by the newspaper as nothing in the SMS mentions a sex scandal,” he said, adding that he had discussed the matter with his lawyers.

“The SMS was sent on July 22 which was the nomination period, so I assume it’s linked to the party polls but I do not know his connection to the party. He just wants to tarnish my name but I am not nervous,” he said.

He also named a CEO of an education firm as the sender of the SMS.

“In the police report I asked the police to investigate if it was really that person as anyone could have signed his name in an SMS but I understand from the police that he said he had done it.

“That’s why I am brave enough to name him,” he said.

He also provided the background into the matter, saying that it was the student’s (Wu Ning Yu) father (Wu Hong Chun) who had sought help from the MCA Public Services and Complaints Department.

Dr Wee, who is also MCA Youth secretary-general, said that department head Datuk Michael Chong wrote him a note asking him to help as Wu had been cheated of RM100,000 for his daughter’s education.

He explained that the CEO was the one who had cheated Wu as he had used the name of a foundation to accept the money.

“When I exposed this in 2002, the foundation said it was not involved and sent the father a letter saying that they ould do nothing as they didn’t have the money,” he said.

He said he had known the CEO for more than 15 years as he had been a good debater at a university where he (Dr Wee) had been asked to act as a judge.

Dr Wee also advised people not to resort to unscrupulous actions.

In Johor, state police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff said police were investigating the matter and that he had ordered the Johor CID chief Senior Assistant Comm II Amer Awal to wrap up the investigation as soon as possible and forward the report to the deputy public prosecutor.

He also said that the case has been classified under Section 500 of the Penal Code for Punishment for Defamation.

Related Stories: Chong: I’ll stand by Wee


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wee Ka Siong - The Missing Link

Wee Ka Siong - The Missing Link In The PKFZ - MCA debacle

From: I Love Malaysia

Everyone in MCA knows its National Youth Chief Wee Ka Siong is the mastermind behind efforts to topple Ong Tee Keat. Vegetarian Liow Tiong Lai doesn't have the smarts nor balls to do so unless somebody held his hands and cheered him on. Just ask any of the 20-odd central committee members who attended the Last Supper in Nikko Hotel on the eve where Brutus Liow was supposed to plant the dagger deep into OTK. Wee Ka Siong was seated next to the person everyone thought was president-in-waiting. And at the rate he was guiding LTL on what to say and do, one could almost see the Health Minister seated on his lap while WKS played the ventriloquist.
When historians one day revisit the 2009 MCA Fallout, they will all trace the roots to a stout man with bushy eyebrows. Experts in the Chinese art of face-reading will tell you that those with eyebrows that can double up as a household broom are conniving, cold-blooded, beasts. They are wolves in sheep's clothing. And a stout man is usually one who's impatient and addicted to power with an insatiable lust for women.
But why can't WKS sit tight and wait for his turn? To be fair, he's one of the bright stars that ever came MCA's way. He's eloquent in Malay, Mandarin and English; smart, has a mind of his own and has earned grudging respect from some Umno chaps. Hisa weakness: the Lust for power.
Again, everyone in MCA heard of Ka Siong's twin brother (Tiong) King Sing (they also share the same initials and body structure) . Not even the South China Sea can seperate the two abang-adik. They are like the ying and yang of Nature. They share the mantra "I scrub your back, you scrub mine, OTK stab you (Tiong) in the front, I (WKS) stab him in the back."
For Bintulu Mafia chief Tiong, the tipping point came when OTK resolved to recover some RM1.5 billion Kuala Dimensi Sdn Bhd overclaimed in the PKFZ project. As everyone knows, Kuala Dimensi is owned by Tiong. It's also a shell company used as a front to bankroll politicians like WKS, Khir Toyo, Chan Kong Choy and Khairy. Tiong is also the man who financed BN backbenchers to Taiwan to avert the September 16 Mass Defection last year.
Not many people know that WKS is also a direct beneficiary of the PKFZ largesse, courtesy of Tiong of course. WKS owns 47 per cent of Hijau Sekitar Sdn Bhd (240539-X), the subcon that was offered by KDSB a multi-million ringgit contract to study and implement traffic flow and control in PKFZ. Other subcons in the PKFZ project treated WKS like God for they know he's the go-between for TKS.
One of WKS's own aide in the Deputy Education Minister's office in Putrajaya is still under the payroll of Wijaya Baru Global Bhd, the parent company of KDSB. The Proton Wira he drives is registered under the company's name. The link doesn't end there. One Mr Lau, also a well-known blogger, whom WKS appointed into the Youth's vocational training bureau, is also under the payroll of Tiong King Sing.

In the private jet controversy surrounding OTK, it was WKS who set up the trap. He got OTK to hitch a ride with him on Tiong's jet from JB back to KL after attending DPM's dinner event. But months later, Tiong leaked flights details of OTK's entourage over the Internet and this was duly picked up by popular anti-establishment Mandarin news portal Merdeka Review. Details about WKS being in the flight was conveniently ommitted, although his aide's name appeared. Nobody would believe that the aide dared board the private jet without his boss' presence. But it doesn't matter - the smear against OTK worked like wonders.
Wee is also known to take Tiong's private jets on private trips, especially to Taiwan, his second home. The Department of Civil Aviation, which falls under OTK's Transport Ministry has all the details and OTK's spin doctors are waiting to leak them just before the next Cabinet reshuffle. The business deals WKS cut in Taiwan is astounding. His leisure activities there even more so. And who can forget the China girl sex scandal which almost cost his political career ( ? Those in JB knew the story is true to a fault and WKS is shitting bricks now because the girl is also scheduled to grant an exclusive interview to OTK-controlled The Star newspaper in time for the next Cabinet reshuffle.

But all these would have been unnecessary if WKS had just a little bit more patient. Like Anwar Ibrahim, his lust for power got the better of him when he saw the window of opportunity of getting rid of OTK. WKS, who holds a PhD on transportation from UTM, thought the Transport Minister's post was his for the taking when OTK is gone because of his seniority. (3 of the 4 MCA VPs are already Ministers while the 4th, Tan Kok Hong is an exco in Johor). WKS thought he could repay the debt of gratitude to Tiong and cover up the transgression of public trusts when he helms the Ministry. He thought he could kill two birds with one stone, but it was not to be - WKS's own political career is the one that will be killed due to his own folly.

Irresponsible corrupted news portal

MCA a 'headless cow under Umno's sarong' screams Malaysiakini HERE

MCA a HEADLESS COW ?? Malaysiakini must be addicted to eating COW DUNG

'It's all about 'what's in it for me?' For goodness sake, try and represent the Chinese community and close the book on the infighting. We're fed-up up to 'here'.'

'Gang of 3' wants fresh CC meeting on peace deal

Ngehco: MCA is now the headless cow that hides under Umno's sarong. Its leaders are a bunch of crooks that cannot be trusted at all.

The president's integrity is at zero and his former deputy Chua Soi Lek can't even be loyal to his wife, so do you expect him to be loyal to the rakyat?

I suggest the MCA close shop as it really Makes Chinese Angry (MCA). Then PR must be hiding under Hadi's or Anwar's sarong as well . Must be the disgraceful Ngeh and Nga of Perak who wrote this shit . They do love to be under Hadi's sarong , got air con and perfumed air inside .

Wilkee: MCA, MCA. MCA, this bunch of half-witted disgraceful leaders fighting for power and stabbing each other in the name of money have no shame.

It's all about 'what's in it for me?' For goodness sake, try and represent the Chinese community and close the book on the infighting. We're fed-up up to 'here'.

Give it a rest and give us a rest too, luv. Rest in Peace . One lot reserved for you , Western Rd cemetry .

Ong: These three were supposed to be on Ong Tee Keat's side but stabbed him in the back at the EGM.

In fact I even believe they actually encouraged Ong to act against Chua Soi Lek by promising and assuring him of their support. If I am Ong, I too will not resign because the MCA's constitution does not require me to resign.

Instead, I will team up with Chua and get rid of these three sand then resume the war with Chua without those vultures hovering nearby.

Wira: Looks like the Three Musketeers were part of the 10 percent 'third force' who got stumped when the two equally strong feuding parties decided to make peace.

Now that they see their positions being threatened (or rather their succession plans lengthened because of the return of the Chua Soi Lek faction) they are determined to see Ong and Chua at each other's throats again.

With friends and 'loyalists' such as these three, who needs enemies?

RR: In light of the skirmished in MCA that are never-ending, it is necessary that an EGM be called to resolve the issue of leadership.

All persons in dispute should test their popularity for leadership in the election at the EGM. That will nail this infighting.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Heavenly Kings

I am posting all these articles to show what we are up against . Some Players have been CHANGED , some are no more in the picture , however there are still some who are active are still undermining the MCA leadership . This will give you a much clearer picture and insight as to who are involved in trying to bring OTK down besides the rest whom we already know .

Heavenly King:

The Story of Kuala Lumpur's

Boss of Bosses

By goldenhub

Some of you may remember news last year of a triad boss arrested under the ISA, that is Datuk Koo Tee Yam @ Ah Lek, and then mysteriously released just as soon as he was arrested for the second time. Today, we will share the information collected throughout the internet on this Boss of Bosses.

Koo Tee Yam, age 45, is believed to control most of the underworld activities in Kuala Lumpur namely loan sharking, pirated discs and goods, prostitution, drugs, illegal gambling and murder. He has also diversified into many legitimate businesses such as discos, clubs, security companies, restaurants, construction and many more. Controlling assets worth more than RM1 billion, he is the head of the so called "Four Heavenly Kings" that controls a large criminal empire in West Malaysia.

Active in politics, it is believed that Koo Tee Yam has sent many triad members to infiltrate MCA, particularly the Bukit Bintang MCA division where he operates vice dens. He was so powerful that then MCA President Ling Liong Sik sent Federal Territory MCA Chief and Deputy Minister for Energy, Telecommunications and Multimedia Tan Chai Ho to enlist him in aid of MCA. However, Koo Tee Yam disliked Ling Liong Sik.

Thus, he started cultivating ties to current MCA Deputy President Chan Kong Choy (via their mutual friend Dato' Ta Kin Yan - now Tan Sri Ta who hated Ong Tee Keat for refusing to approve his application for dark tints for his car ) businessman with ties to pirated disc syndicates and the president Ong Ka Ting. He hated MCA Youth leader Ong Tee Keat, even sending gang members to create trouble in Ong Tee Keat's constituency Ampang Jaya. Subsequently, Ong Tee Keat has been increasingly sidelined by both MCA and UMNO (2006 MCA General Assembly and sniping with Hishamuddin).

He didn't like Chua Soi Lek either , when Ka Ting was the President , Chua on one occasion told him to buzz off Johore and to look after the Federal issues . As far as Johore was concerned he Ka Ting was out of his jurisdication .That was how the snoop squad was formed . The three named were Wee Jack Seng , Ka Ting's political secretary with Tee and liow being named . So the plot was hatched to get Soi Lek out .

In 2008 his intention was to put Ong Ka Chuan up as President , however he realized that because of the tsunami in 2008 and the Chinese community and MCA members were rejecting them , the ONG Brothers Sdn Bhd , he decided to put up Ong Tee Keat to fight for the President and his brother OKC to fight for the No 2 . This was a back door to becoming president as he knew and thought Tee Keat could be a one year president . His plans fell short when his brother OKC lost to Chua Soi Lek .

So you can now see now that they the Ong Brothers Sdn Bhd planned all this to remove both Chua and Ong making use of the third force . Liow would also eventually be kicked out like a disposable diaper . The exposure of the car corruption case could well be their secret plan to remove him Liow so as to pave the way for Ong Ka Chuan to move up . This is definety the work of the Ong Bros Sdn Bhd removing Liow while putting the blame on OTK's supporters. If OTK's supporters were responsible , would they write as from a OTK supporter ? Anonymous would be more appropriate , don't you think so ?

During the 2004 General Election, Koo Tee Yam allegedly handed over RM20 million in donations to the Prime Minister personally. The meeting was supposedly arranged by former MCA Youth leader Dato' Seri Kee Yong Wee @ Kee Ah Mat. Since then, he has boasted that the police couldn't touch him. When the previous IGP came to power, incensed with what he heard, arrested Koo Tee Yam under the ISA. The newspapers had a field day on this story. A court found him innocent and ordered him released. The police however swooped in again to arrest him.

Rest of story here . My comments in blue .

Down Memory Lane

Amid The Hype Of Salutation: Liong Sik’s Record Revisited
29 Jul 2003 2:31am

On 26-7-2003, an elaborate salutation to Dr. Ling Liong Sik was held by MCA in its unprecedented tribute to the former party president. Does it mean that Dr. Ling whose public image was badly battered stands out as the greatest MCA president the Chinese party has ever had by the community standard?

Salutation to Dr. Ling Liong Sik, the immediate past president of MCA by his protégé-led party leadership would be glaringly incomplete without revisiting some of his past mistakes of grave magnitude, if not resurrecting his skeletons from the closet.

To the party members and public, it was Ling who dismembered the gigantic party investment arm, Multi-Purpose Holding Bhd in the name of raising fund to save the MCA Headquarters Building. It was also Ling’s initiative in subverting the party’s political culture through usurping the democratic rights of the delegates. Over the past 17 long years, each and every party poll was more or less single-handedly dictated by him in the name of practicing “menu politics” (ie: only pre-endorsed candidates sanctioned by the president are deemed winnable.) His party agenda, though always be trumpeted as never ending by Ling himself, was nevertheless comparable to that of any recreational clubs where fund raising and sing-along (karaoke) activities were the order of the day.

His loyalists and cronies have been portraying him as the master strategist in the party ever since he managed to thwart Lee Kim Sai’s bid to challenge him in the 1990 party poll. In the 1990’s, education was made his key selling point. Public donations were solicited nationwide time and again in the name of enlarging the capacities of TAR College as well as extending its wings to the various states. But to-date, no proper audited accounts had ever been produced for public scrutiny. To the party insiders, particularly the federal leaders, such information was equally unavailable and inaccessible, thus shrouding the public funds concerned with much secrecy.

Over the past 17 years under his stewardship, the way MCA had been handling public funds left much to be desired. The Langkawi Project which was Ling’s brainchild is just one of the many well remembered examples where no transparency had ever been practiced. At our hindsight, we notice that he had been habitually exploiting education as a tool to solicit funds from the public, particularly the Chinese community which is well known for its generosity to any form of educational development. Unfortunately such virtue has apparently been misplaced as it is not in the ethnic Chinese norms to demand transparency for monetary accounts related to public funds which are supposedly meant for a good cause.

In the late 1990’s, the outbreak of Nipah virus-related epidemic again gave rise to another opportunity which was later fully exploited by Ling to solicit public donation in the name of humanitarian aid. This Nipah-fund account had repeatedly been queried by the public, including the opposition party DAP as well as the family members of the epidemic victims who were said to be the targeted beneficiaries. Upon public query, Ling argued that the funds would be channeled to the party women’s wing headed by his female crony Ng Yen Yen for conducting “retraining courses ”for the victims’ widows. In other words, no cash had ever been dispensed to the victims’ families as was intended to.

The issue was unfortunately quick to be eclipsed by another public row over the long outstanding controversy on the Chang Ming Thien Foundation for the higher education following the public outburst by the MCA youth chief Ong Tee Keat in October 2000.

Tee Keat is known for his firebrand character and as a leading critic of Ling in the party. However his public remarks to remind the party on the necessity of practicing full transparency in handling the long outstanding issue was somewhat relatively mild. He was seen as having tampered his words with a mere “reminder” to the party so as the said controversy would not be exploited by the opposition parties in the impending general election. Nevertheless, that did not seem to have spared him from the party disciplinary action instituted by the then president (Dr. Ling Liong Sik) himself.

To Liong Sik and his party loyalists, the issue is now closed with all the allegations debunked following the release of an audited account. He reiterated that the initial principal sum of RM10m is intact and currently the total interest accrued stands at about RM 800,000. But much to their chagrin, this figure has been under fire and disputed by various quarters as the Foundation announced in Nov 1980 is estimated to have accrued a total interest of not less than RM30m based on the contemporary bank interest rates through the past two decades.

Of course, all this could easily be attributed to the party decision in the name of collective responsibility. However, Ling Liong Sik was totally vulnerable, if not devastated when he was openly challenged by his former proxy Dato’ Soh Chee Wen. After having been a fugitive for about three years, Soh returned to the country in May 2002 and that marked the beginning of Ling’s nightmare.

Ling Liong Sik, now being revered and accorded salutation by the party, could never erase the fact that he had been repeatedly called “a liar” by Soh with substantiated allegations of corruption, heavy business involvement and leaking classified state information to foreign investors in the midst of deal making. Despite having been challenged openly by Soh to bring the latter to the court of laws in addition of instituting party disciplinary actions against him, Liong Sik had however been silent on such tirade. He merely dismissed this as his personal matters disregarding the magnitude of devastation and embarrassment caused to the party.

On this, a party veteran lamented that it was Liong Sik who deserved the disciplinary axe as the damage he caused to the party image is unprecedented. However, under the present MCA constitution, such disciplinary action could only be initiated by the president himself. ”Had Liong Sik been guilt-conscious, he would have relinquished his presidency long time ago,” said the veteran when contacted.

Down Memory Lane

29 Jul 2003 2:47am

Amid the tribute paid to Dr. Ling Liong Sik by MCA following his involuntary abdication of the party presidency, little did the public know that the former party president was to be blamed for opening the floodgate to allow the infiltration of triads into the party.

Prior to Ling’s tenure, triad elements did exist in the party but flexed no political muscle as to influence the party’s destiny. In other words, they merely existed as individuals and were not being brought into the party systematically on large scale as it is today.

Now that the party is embroiled in the scandal of triad infiltration with the new president Ong Ka Ting implicated. The focus of public attention seems to have centred on the notorious triad king-pin Ong King Ee, nicknamed Jackie Chan only as he is now on the nationwide police alert for arrest. But there are those who had made their way into the rank and file of the party at the behest of certain party leaders with the intention of wresting control of the party delegate-ship at various levels which would ultimately determine the future leadership of MCA.

Following the influx of triads into the party in recent years, intimidation among party members has been on the rise alarmingly. The youth fracas in the Youth Annual Assembly on 3-8-01 has drawn much publicity glare as it was deemed unprecedented in the party history. By and large, people might have realized that the fracas was premeditated but not by the youth chief Ong Tee Keat and the Assembly speaker (ie: the presiding officer of the Assembly) as were alleged by the veteran committee commissioned by Dr. Ling. But little were they aware that the premeditation of the fracas had in fact been reported to him as the then president by Hang Chin Peng, the present vice chairman of MCA National Youth and Loh Seng Kok, the political secretary to Dr.Ling. The latter was said to have given tacit approval by keeping silent over the fracas premeditation.

On the induction of Ong King Ee (nicknamed “ Jackie Chan” ) into the party, the leadership though may argue that it is near impossible for them to have knowledge of all members’ background, the fact remains that both Ling and his successor Ong Ka Ting had prior knowledge of his involvement and connection in the underworld even after the triad kingpin was released from the Simpang Renggam detention camp.

Not only was King Ee inducted into MCA with their full blessing, the former was also allowed to form a new branch under his own stewardship with full liberty to recruit triad members into the branch. Of all those branches purportedly infiltrated by triads at the behest of Ling and his cronies, notably Ka Ting, Wan Thor Boey and Gurney Drive MCA branches deserve a full scrutiny of their members.

Behind the semblance of innocence put up by Ling and his cronies, they were quick to justify to the top BN leadership their induction of triads into MCA by saying that the existence of triad elements in ethnic Chinese partisan politics has long been unavoidable. To them, by wooing the triads into the fold of MCA is to deprive the opposition parties, notably DAP, of the triads’ support. They could easily cite Penang as a classic example in the 1999 general election in which the swing of support of the triads was said to have contributed enormously to the success of MCA and BN in certain DAP stronghold..

This would explain why the triad kingpin was seen to have been milling around Ling and Ka Ting in the by-election campaign of Indera Kayangan in early 2002. MCA, having been represented in the Home Ministry by a deputy minister, has had no moral ground to disclaim responsibility on the matter. On the other hand, BN is likely to accept MCA’s justification out of political expediency.

Nevertheless, BN should not forget it is now playing with a double edged sword. Hardly three years ago (Aug 2000), the same group of triads, namely Sio Sam Ong (Three Little Emperors) were also deployed by the partisan bosses in the Lunas by-election (state seat in Kedah), but with an entirely differing agenda. Instead of ensuring victory for BN through delivery of ethnic Chinese votes, the gang headed by King Ee (or better known as “Jackie Chan) was deployed to intimidate the ethnic Chinese voters to vote against BN, with the sole aim of embarrassing Chua Jui Meng who was then heading the Kedah MCA. The kingpin’s henchmen never attempted to hide the truth that the said move was directed by Dr. Ling through Ka Ting with the knowledge of Chor Chee Heung, the present Deputy Home Minister from Alor Setar, Kedah.

While Dr.Ling was honored as the “Father Of Development Of TAR College”, perhaps it would be more relevant to accord to him another unprecedented yet unrivalled title: Father Of Triadism In MCA which serves to commemorate his inaugural massive induction of triad members into the party.

Farting is no big deal — Tay Tian Yan

How sarcastic can this journalist from Sinchew be ?? Decided to add the photo of the pig !

Whose interest are you representing , Tay Tian Yan ? Arm No ? or the Brutus ? or Tiong ?

Talking rubbish is alright as long as your as you are paid . Chinese Community concerns and issues are no big deal as long as you get paid for your stupidity in writing this article .

I fart and so does everyone , don't you Tay fart or do you fart thru your writings ?

Are you farting on behalf of the delegates when you wrote their decision is no big deal but the president is !

OCT 26 — With only a simple sentence — “personal pledge is no big deal but public trust is” — no one dares asking MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat to step down now.

Even if he doesn't keep his word, even if he has intermittently lost his memory, even if his reputation and credibility have been destroyed, so what? It's no big deal.

Because the Chinese community... oops, should be the Malaysian community, the whole world community would be more appropriate, is having tremendous expectations for him. How can he just wave and go?

He cannot go as the world has expectations for him. The Chinese community will collapse, the Malaysian community will have a bleak future while the end of the world will be coming soon if he leaves.

Therefore, who dares ask him to go? What's the big deal with the trifling 14 votes at the extraordinary general meeting (EGM), the central committee's signature campaign and “being ambushed from all directions”?

Since the sentence is very powerful that it can turn bad into good, under Ong’s leadership MCA should be able to promote the spirit behind the sentence, including becoming indomitable, more courageous and ever-victorious, to highlight the Chinese cultural essence.

At this point, I would like to give a few examples to show how the sentence can be widely used:

The central delegates' decision is no big deal but the president's position is. Therefore, the central delegates should not complain about why the voting result is not playing its role here.

Infighting is no big deal but the intervention of an outsider is powerful. MCA is incapable of handling its own affairs and has to rely on the external power. Don't worry about losing face, it has always been like that. All you have to do is get used to it.

Trauma is no big deal but internal injury is. After fighting for a whole year, MCA leaders have been badly wounded but don't worry, these are only traumas. Just apply some ointment to the cuts. However, as a political party, its tarnished image, loss of direction and ruined credibility are all internal injuries which may claim its life.

Forcing an abdication is no big deal but being wary of eavesdroppers is. It is said that during a secret meeting of the central committee, someone actually leaked information, allowing the president to break the plan. Farting is no big deal but letting others to know about it is.

The central committee had been blasting Ong, making several calls for him to resign. But today, it has fallen silent and no one dares to admit that it wishes that Ong abdicates.

Sexual activity is no big deal but being videotaped is: wise remarks by experienced former deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek.

Personal morality is no big deal but loosing positions is. They sacked Dr Chua by stressing on morality before this but are throwing the sex DVD and morality into the rubbish bin now. —

Tay Tian Yan , please go and fart somewhere else , not in the MSM your fart stinks like hell , even the dogs will run a mile away ! What have you been eating these days ? dead dogs ?

Monday, October 26, 2009

MCA's third force players continue with destabilising efforts

An EGM to Remove the Deputy to the Deputy Prime Minister ?

Ong Tee Keat

Chua Soi Lek

KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 26, 2009) : There is no let-up by MCA's third force players in their bid to bring down president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat and former deputy Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek despite the greater unity plan that ended their rivalry.

The "Ong and Chua must go!" battle cry drummed up by the third force prior to the Oct 10 extraordinary general meeting continues to ferment at the grassroots level.

According to a report in China Press today, the third force is trying to stir discontent among central delegates in its bid to create another round of anti-Ong and Chua action.

Party insiders said with Ong and Chua agreeing to a greater unity plan and newly-elected deputy president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai being accused of being a "betrayer", the identities of third force leaders are coming out in the open.

They said the greater unity plan has indeed upset the third force's plans as nobody expected Ong to be able to team up with Chua in such a short time.

The insiders said the various factions making up the third force were very close to achieving their aim of removing Ong and Chua, but two factions had their own agendas and tried to outdo each other in their haste to grab power, thus putting paid to their earlier efforts.

It was learnt that the two main factions aside, the third force also has smaller groups.

"These factions have a common goal, but their leaders are rather smart and had chosen to stay "invisible".

Chew Mei Fun

Liow Tiong Lai

Liow is just a pawn of the third force, so are the 22 central committee (CC) members (who allegedly signed a joint letter demanding Ong to step down)."

The insiders said to salvage the situation, some of the third force leaders have openly criticised Ong and Chua, and more of them are expected to do so.

Meanwhile, Oriental Daily News reported that the Youth wing, unhappy with Ong and Chua for their lack of transparency in coming up with the greater unity plan and making the party a laughing stock, is planning a signature campaign to requisition another EGM to remove Ong.

On the other hand, the daily, as well as China Press, reported that a group within the Youth wing is also planning a Youth EGM to move a no-confidence vote against chairman Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong for his post-Oct 10 EGM actions which it said was not befitting a Youth leader.

Wee along with Wanita chief Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun had criticised Ong and Chua for not abiding by the decisions reached in the EGM.

China Press said an SMS purportedly saying the Youth wing is planning an EGM is being circulated but Wee's aide has dismissed the SMS as nonsensical and malicious.

Once a Brutus , Always a Brutus

What next for Liow?

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 25 — What is the next move for newly-appointed MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai?

While his appointment as the deputy president by the party's powerful central committee (CC) had placed him as the next in line to take over the presidency, his political future remains uncertain.

This vegetarian health minister is said to be the leader of 22 CC members who signed a letter demanding that Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat step down as the president during the CC meeting last Thursday following the vote of no confidence against him in the Oct 10 extraordinary general meeting (EGM).

Although Liow (picture) has clarified that the letter was merely to express their opinion, and not to topple Ong, the greater unity plan brokered by Ong and bitter rival former deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek seems to have put his political future in uncertainty.

Liow was said to have been caught off guard by the plan, which party insiders described as a brilliant political move by Ong to check Liow after he was accused of masterminding the alleged plan by some CC members to topple the president.

Although Liow knew that Ong and Dr Chua had met on several occasions in the aftermath of the Oct 10 EGM, party sources said he did not expect that the two could hatch a plan that could effectively curtail his influence in the party as the combined force of Ong and Dr Chua commands the support of more than 90 per cent of delegates.

So what's next for Liow ?

What is the offence for treason of the highest order ? or mother of all treason ?

Hara Kiri Japanese way or Death by Beheading , Chinese way , have it either way .

MCA’s Wee tells bosses to respect EGM decision

The Cobra has bared its fangs .

Wee, back from Geneva and wants the party to stay the course. - Bernama pic

By Debra Chong

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 26 — The writing is very clear on the wall when it comes to what MCA’s top leaders should do next, the party’s Youth chief Datuk Wee Ka Siong said.

Newly-returned from an international conference for members of parliament in Geneva, Switzerland, Wee said that the party president and his deputy must abide by the decisions made at the recent extraordinary general meeting (EGM) to settle the long-running dispute which has turned the federal coalition’s second biggest party topsy-turvy. Have you read the party's constitution on the requirement of two thirds majority from the assembly ? Otherwise shut your trap !

He pointed out that the three resolutions put forward by the party’s central delegates were straightforward and that no one should split hairs over them.

Delegates had moved a vote of no-confidence against embattled president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat, Wee said.

They had also overturned the presidential council’s decision to sack the deputy president, Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek, and decided he could stay on as a party member.

The former MCA secretary-general stressed that the party constitution was supreme and its general assembly remains the highest decision-making authority.

“The message is very clear. I don’t think you need a scientist to interpret them one by one,” said Wee, who was away when the EGM was held. in the Parliament lobby today. The message is very clear to us you don't need a lawyer burok to understand it either !

He refused to be drawn into siding either camp.

Personal feelings must be set aside for the good of the party, he added.

But he sidestepped a question on how long he thinks the “truce” between Ong and Dr Chua could last.

“Ask Ti Lian Ker,” he quipped.

Ti, an MCA central committee member, is said to have insinuated in his blog that Wee — together with Women chief Datuk Paduka Chew Mei Fun and new deputy president, Datuk Liow Tiong Lai — were behind a third group in the party bent on toppling both Ong and Dr Chua.

Wee scoffed at the suggestion that he was a “betrayer” of the party president’s trust.

“Utter rubbish. I only uphold the principles. Resolutions must be respected. Or else why hold EGM?” he shot back when asked about the insinuations.

Wee, who is also the Education deputy minister, said the charges were made by “unscrupulous people...out to destroy the party”.

Chew, who like Wee had been away in Geneva for the same Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) conference in Switzerland, similarly denied being a member of the “Thrid Force” when asked by reporters today.

She refused to comment further on the crisis within MCA.

Wipe that fucking smile off your face , Brutus ! Did Mohhiding ask you to say that or did Tiong ask you to do so ?

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Some Snipes from Anwarkini

Here are some snipes from Malaysiakini @ Anwarkini

As you know I don't subscribe to them , so I cannot print the full article .

Post-MCA crisis: Quo Vadis Liow?

As an uneasy truce between MCA president Ong Tee Keat and his ousted deputy Dr Chua Soi Lek sets in, current deputy president Liow Tiong Lai=s future appears to be hanging in the balance.

Liow was promoted to deputy president a week ago to fill the vacancy vacated by Chua, but is widely seen to have chosen to be on a different page with Ong, despite being just a hair's breath away from the throne.

Lusiapa: Voters of Bentong, do you still want this chap (Liow Tiong Lai) to represent you in Parliament? His true colours have been made unmistakably clear these past few weeks - the greed and lust for power are so obvious.

Liew Chee-Kong: LTL (Liow Tiong Lai) just got snookered. That's politics, you live by the sword, you die by the sword. C'est la vie...

PM Moey: 'Brutus' Liow was caught holding the knife when the musical chair stops. There are many more 'Brutuses' in MCA, which is to be expected in a self-opportunists' party like the MCA. The Hokkien Chinese would say, 'liow-lah' for Liow. He's finished.

MCA leader: Peace deal makes EGM a joke

MCA's much touted peace plan has met its first major obstacle today with former secretary-general Ong Ka Chuan criticising the move as undemocratic.

Looks like Ong Ka Chuan has just been hired by Lim Kit Siang .

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Curse of the ‘hell’ minister strikes again

Almost made it. Liow’s rise now appears halted by a once-unthinkable alliance. — Picture by Jack Ooi

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 24 — When Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai stood on the cusp of becoming the new MCA president last week, the buzz in the Chinese media was that he was set to become the first health minister to break an old curse.

Every health minister has seen an untimely end to his political career, so goes the urban legend, and there were many examples to support this. Some people have even called it the “hell” minister post.

The most recent was Liow’s predecessor, Dr Chua Soi Lek, who resigned from all his party and government posts after being exposed in a video sex scandal last year.

But pundits predicted that Liow, 48, would break the jinx.

Many thought MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat would resign and hand over power to Liow last week, after the former lost a vote of no confidence at an extraordinary general meeting (EGM).

That is, until Ong dropped the bombshell that he was staying on, and unexpectedly decided to join forces with his bitter rival and former deputy Dr Chua instead.

Now, a day after the feuding pair declared a truce at a joint press conference, the “hell” minister curse looks to have struck again.

Liow cuts a forlorn figure, even though the MCA leaders all joined hands to take pictures after the press conference. In the past week, the ambitious former youth chief has been painted as a traitor by Ong’s camp. Once a close ally of the president, he is now eyed with caution.

In the days following the EGM, he was said to have formed a faction against Ong and was ready to pressure the president into resigning.

His actions were viewed with disdain by observers, even those who felt that Ong should have stepped down.

“I think he got heady with the prospect of power,” said one MCA source. “But you shouldn’t kick your own man when he’s down. The grassroots didn’t like that.”

Although he denied betraying Ong or forcing him to quit, Liow is now seen as the face of the small “third force” — a group of former leaders who wanted to remove both the two top MCA chiefs and install him as the president.

With Liow are youth chief Wee Ka Siong and women’s wing chief Chew Mei Fun. Both of them were seen as Ong’s close allies as well.

MCA sources said Liow was caught off-guard by Ong, 52, and Dr Chua, 62, coming together.

His faction did not think the two could join forces after a year of fighting — but they did.

To compound his problems, Liow’s deputy presidency is rumoured to be at risk.

The central committee had just voted him as the deputy president last week, but Dr Chua has already applied to Malaysia’s Registrar of Societies (ROS) to be recognised as deputy president.

At the EGM, central delegates had voted to reinstate his membership, and Dr Chua is arguing that this means his deputy presidency should be reinstated as well.

According to a report in mass-selling newspaper Sin Chew Daily yesterday, which quoted unnamed sources, the ROS has accepted this argument and will make the announcement next week.

How Liow reacts to such news, after the recent pledge of unity by all the party leaders, will be closely watched. At the moment, the jinx looks set to take its toll again. — The Straits Times

A Lesson for Brutus(es) in MCA

OPINION THE following is a true account of a conversation I had with a taxi driver in Kuala Lumpur last Tuesday. Well, he was doing most of the talking and I, the listening.

I think the cabbie who must be about 60 years old is a very politically conscious guy and, an opinionated one too. I pretended I know nothing about politics but only threw in little comments just to prod him on.

julius-caesar.jpgAnd the man was on fire with his language! He was very expressive about how he feels on certain issues. As a Chinese, MCA politics was naturally his topic of the day – as it has been in the Chinese papers throughout this past week.

At the end of the 40-minute ride in the taxi, I have a full account about what’s going on in the MCA. He was particularly upset with the recent episode of betrayal by some of MCA president Ong Tee Keat’s ‘closest people’.

Such characters MCA can do without

On his list of Brutus(es) were vice-president Liow Tiong Lai, Youth chief Wee Ka Siong and Wanita leader Chew Mei Fun.

He was particularly very hard hitting on Liow. “We don’t need that kind of characters in the MCA. If one day, Liow really becomes president, it’s possible he may even sell the MCA to the highest bidder.

“What is this? Ong trusted Liow all along but once Ong is in trouble, he will create more trouble for him. Worse, Liow wants to take over as president through the back door which is wrong.

“Ong Tee Keat made a big mistake in trusting such friends. When you have such people as friends, who need enemies?” he added.

The cabbie, who called himself Ah Khoon, said he would prefer Ong or even Dr Chua Soi Lek any time to helm the MCA but not a betrayer like Liow or any member of his gang.

When I asked who he thinks is the best man to lead MCA at the moment, he mentioned “Datuk Lim Ah Lek” (former deputy president) without hesitation.

lim-ah-lek.jpgWhy? “Lim Ah Lek is the ‘cleanest’ MCA leader around. He may be getting on in years but MCA needs a personality like him today. I believe he will reform the party, starting with ridding it of selfish leaders who are in the MCA only to promote their own interests. And there are many such people in the party today.

“After Lim, I would go for Ong Tee Keat. He is a tough nut to crack, a straight talker with a mind of his own. MCA can do with a gung-ho president like him for a change from all the ‘yes men’ who were party presidents previously.

Ah Khoon added that he found no fault with Ong Tee Keat yet so far in his first year as MCA president.

"Perhaps his only mistake was being too trusting and not noticing the would-be betrayers lurking around him," he said.

Asked whom he would like to see as Ong’s successor, he replied, “Like others, I thought Liow Tiong Lai is a good choice. But after what he did this week, he is definitely out.

“Honestly, I cannot think of a name from the current crop of MCA leaders as a possible successor to Ong. Somehow, I don’t trust many of them,” he added.

Take note, Tiong Lai

If I were a politician, I will pay attention to what the men in the street (like Ah Khoon the cabbie) have to say. These are the people on the ground and they form a sizable number of voters who can break or make a politician at the polls.

Liow Tiong Lai, the overly ambitious guy who is prepared to betray his boss in order to get what he wants, could do well to take heed of Ah Khoon’s conversation with me.

No matter what you say about your plans for the betterment of MCA, Tiong Lai, your attempt at betraying the party president has not gone down well with the grassroots. I think even your supporters and voters (if they have a conscience) in Bentong will not be able to tolerate what you have done.

So start nursing this ‘political ailment’ of yours and beef up your ‘political health’, Mr Health Minister.

But as the MCA drama played out on Thursday, Ong Tee Keat’s gang of betrayers was out-manouvered by Ong and his group who stuck with him.

We can all rejoice that the plot hatched by the ‘Brutus(es)’ to oust Ong has been thwarted. And Ah Khoon the cabbie must be a very happy man too.

So is the desire by Ong and Chua to patch up for real? How are they going to go about it?

This is best answered by Dr Chua himself when he told reporters on Thursday that “politics is about making the possible impossible and also the impossible possible”.

PAUL SIR is a columnist with The Borneo Post. His article is reproduced here with permission. He can be reached at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it