Friday, October 8, 2010

Tsu Koon’s Hokkien Mee stall — Tay Tian Yan

October 08, 2010

OCT 8 — Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon is like an ant on a hot pan!

Like George Foreman, the boxer who made a comeback at an old age, people think time is no longer with Tun Dr Lim Keng Yaik.

Nevertheless, he took to the ring, grabbed the opportunity, and threw out his fists.

Not anticipating that the old man could be so merciless, his opponent received a few blows and staggered.

The audience burst into an uproar, almost ready to charge onto the ring, not to halt the fight but to join in the game, helping the ex-president to confront the incumbent president.

There should have been a referee at least to ring the bell and stop the fight.

But Datuk Seri Najib Razak was too far away (in Belgium) to put out the fire.

At least the DPM should come in and mediate. Indeed he did hold out a helping hand, but that hand is for Lim Keng Yaik.

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin wanted Tsu Koon to listen to Keng Yaik, which I think is weird. How can we get an incumbent minister to listen to an ex-minister, and an incumbent president to listen to an ex-president?

And Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek has chosen to shut himself out, imploring the Gerakan boss not to attend the MCA general assembly.

That puts Tsu Koon, who has said he would shun the Gerakan EGM because of the MCA general assembly, in complete embarrassment.

We do not need to be reminded of the awkward relationship between MCA and Gerakan: He will not forget to stab you from behind when you need him most.

Sure enough, Gerakan has done the same thing to MCA before.

What should the ant on a hot pan do to save himself from annihilation?

Two ways: Jump out from the pan, or cool down the pan.

The first option is hard to execute, as this is not Koh’s personal problem but that of Gerakan Rakyat.

With the party now losing its direction and its members disunited, who would take over the baton and restore the order of the party even if Tsu Koon is willing to call it quits?

It is equally difficult to cool down the pan.

Keng Yaik has vowed to tour around the country and lobby for support, while the flame of anti-Teng Hock Nan movement will keep burning and slowly threatening Tsu Koon. This, coupled with the gross dissatisfaction of party members, will only raise the temperature of the pan further.

But to be fair, are Keng Yaik and the anti-Teng movement morally right?

What good did Keng Yaik do when he was presiding over Gerakan? All he did was to mix a bowl of fabulous Penang Hokkien Mee with the Ipoh Hor Fun, and the concoction put many customers off.

And then he passed the stall to Tsu Koon, who added the Lontong from Chow Kit into the Hokkien Mee-Hor Fun mix, sending whatever remaining customers fleeing.

As for the anti-Teng movement in the party, a few minor stakeholders of the stall smashed up the stall because they couldn’t secure the right to run the stall.

The problem is that Tsu Koon vows to keep his Mr Niceguy image, and a Mr Niceguy would not succeed in his endeavours.

People are pushing him to a corner, but if he can wake up and change, it will be a good thing not only to him but also his party. —

This guy is a political survivor , after all there are even many cases of politicians sleeping for five years only to wake up to find they have been re-elected . As they say , man proposes , god disposes , not you to decide who goes , who survives , who lives , who dies ! His good karma being a Niceguy should earn him good points for consideration .

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