There are three candidates vying for the MCA presidential post on Sunday, 28th March 2010. The following are the analysis of their personality, moral character, capabilities, values judgment and leadership traits:
1) DATO SRI ONG TEE KEAT
DATO SRI ONG TEE KEAT name is synonymous to a clean and transparent Government. His non tolerance to corruption and abuse of power is clearly illustrated from his initiative and boldness in exposing the PKFZ scam, despite knowing the fact that it involved many of BN and MCA past leaders like Tun Ling Leong Sik and Tan Sri Chan Kong Choy , especially the other BN Member Dato Seri Tiong from Sarawak. His true grit is akin to the Chinese proverb, “Pure gold fears no fire” as he has nothing to hide.
This is again reflected by his guts to take discipline action against Dato Sri Chua Soi Lek for his tryst with another woman that was widely circulated in the VCD. Whilst the previous MCA leaders were dragging their feet for not daring to take action against the former Health Minister, it took DS Ong Tee Keat’ prowess to break the taboo to uphold honour, dignity and esteem of the party which most Malaysians, especially the Chinese community revered highly in their family, culture and traditions. As a senior leader of MCA, DS Chua Soi Lek had shown a bad role model for our generation. Everyone is as God has made him, and often-times a great deal worst. What a disgusting and shameful episode for history of MCA which has been badly tainted by this sex pervert. But somehow DS Ong Tee Keat had to pay a high price for his action, as this had brought about dissension and friction, not only between him and DS Chua Soi Lek, but also between their supporters thus causing a big rift in the party. But then should a leader who wants to restore honour and dignity to a party that has been rocked by sex scandal and corrupt practices be penalized for a deed that is worthy of praise and commend?
Only those who are blinded by a misjudged loyalty will not be able to appreciate DS Ong Tee Keat’s honest and transparent leadership. DS Ong Tee Keat deserves the right to continue to steer the MCA to a brighter and united organization and bring back the MCA to its days of glory when it was under the leadership of the late Tun HS Lee and late Tun Tan Siew Sin where mutual respect and tolerance were the binding core of the party. It is when one’s honour and dignity is eclipsed by greed for power and self interests (and sexual perverse) even to the extent of destroying the party that everything that’s done is seen as justified be it in the aspect of moral, legal or governance. DS Ong Tee Keat can be likened as a man who gives nothing but worthless gold, but who gives from a sense of duty to party and country. Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them. DS Ong Tee Keat has them all. He is the greatest.
2) TAN SRI ONG KA TING
Tan Sri Ong Ka Ting was the President of MCA preceding DS Ong Tee Keats’s election. Though it can be said that he has a clean track record, the current squabble in MCA can be attributed to his misdeeds during the run up to the last MCA election. As a respectable former leader of MCA he should have offered to mediate over the leadership problem that had besieged the party for so long. But instead of doing that he waited for this opportunity to further complicate things by further fragmenting the MCA into pieces. His move does not help the situation at all. Let’s hope he will become the neutralizer to the current impasse so that MCA can walk again and be the sole representative of the Chinese community in the Government. There’s no doubt that BN needs a strong MCA so that it’s past record as the second strongest party of the BN component can be put on track again. His sudden inclusion in the fray can be seen as an opportunist’s move, taking advantage of the animosity between DS Chua and DS Ong. It is said that a wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.