Thursday, March 25, 2010

Tee Keat is now the favourite

By Clara Chooi

KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 — With just two days left in the campaign, incumbent MCA presidential candidate, Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat, is claiming that the balance of support has tipped in his favour, undermining speculation that he is the underdog in the presidential race.

When asked if he felt that he was no longer the underdog, or the weakest candidate of the three presidential hopefuls, Tee Keat said, “Of course not!”.

He acknowledged that certain online opinion polls, like the independent Merdeka Center, had reflected this and said the results should not be taken lightly.

However, the Merdeka Center polls showed that Tee Keat was the preferred choice for president above his two contenders with 30per cent of the votes going to him.

Former president Tan Sri Ong Ka Ting came in second with 15 per cent support while former deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek came in last with just 12 per cent.

“This is a sign of the level of support [for me] and acceptance from the people,” said Tee Keat in a press conference at the MCA headquarters here this afternoon.

He added that people were now getting a clearer picture of the past events including last year’s infamous Oct 10 extraordinary general meeting.

1 comment:

  1. MCA deputy president hopeful, Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha, took a stab at his opponent, Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, ahead of this Sunday’s polls, claiming that the current uncertainty in MCA was caused by “those who pushed for fresh elections.”

    True enough, during the interview, Kong deftly side-stepped questions that might have led him to speak ill of MCA leaders, choosing instead to remain as neutral as possible.
    He would not speak out against Tee Keat or former party president, Tan Sri Ong Ka Ting, both of whom will be facing Dr Chua the MCA’s top post.
    Instead, Kong came to Tee Keat’s defence, saying that the leader had failed to unite the party due to strong internal pressure.
    “Tee Keat actually tried to work very hard for the reform of the party. However, with all the internal pressure placed on him, we did not actually give him enough room to move and that was why his reform agenda did not go as smoothly as he wished,” he said.
    Datuk Seri Kong,

    So now you agree with us that fresh polls worsened MCA crisis and you realize now that you people did not give enough support to Tee Keat's reform to work, instead let CSL sabotage his sweating efforts people should listen to our wisdom lah..... Never mind it is still time to redeem your mistake to do the only right and honorable thing, quickly abandon the DVD porn actor and support Tee Keat's cause. This time I am sure you will not regret.

    I believe you also do not want the porn actor to be the next MCA President, how are you going to answer to your grand children if this rascal become the next MCA President?......


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