Friday, November 06, 2009

Board's resignation en bloc a boost for "unity plan"

The mongers were working overtime on a rumor that the MCA Disciplinary Board had quit en bloc.
My own sources said the quit talk is absolutely true. And while most people would conclude that the resignation is a sign that things have gone from bad to worse, the Board has the most honorable thing in the interest of the party.

Because by resigning:
1. the board assumes responsibility for making a recommendation (to sack Chua Soi Lek) that was rejected first by the Central Committee and later by the EGM, and,
2. by assuming that responsibility, the board has paved the way for both Ong Tee Keat and his No 2 to realize their "unity plan".

But one can always interpret it differently ...

MCA Disciplinary Board Members Resign En Bloc

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 5 (Bernama) -- The five member MCA Disciplinary Board headed by party veteran Ng Cheng Kiat have resigned en bloc, according one of the board members, Dr Lai Kuan Fook.

He, Ng, and the other members, Datuk Jimmy Low Boon Hong, Datuk Ng Soon Por and Lau Chih Siang submitted their resignation letters to party secretary-general Datuk Wong Foon Meng's office on Thursday afternoon, according to party sources.

Wong however, when contacted said he has not seen the resignation letters yet as he was not at the party headquarters Thursday.

"I have not been to the party headquarters today because I was at my office in the Parliament house the whole day. They may have sent the letters to the sec-gen's office, I'm not sure," he told Bernama when contacted.

It is learnt that the decision was reached during a board meeting last month but the resignation letters were only submitted today.

It is believed the board members had decided to resign en bloc after their recommendation to sack party deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek was eventually overturned by party delegates during the Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on Oct 10.

In August, the disciplinary board had unanimously recommend that Dr Chua be sacked from the party following his sex video scandal.

The board's recommendation was initially endorsed collectively by the presidential council, but was later overturned by the powerful central committee (CC) which decided to impose a four-year suspension for Dr Chua instead.

During the EGM on Oct 10, the party delegates had again overturned the decision by reinstating Dr Chua's membership with immediate effect while rejecting the motion to reinstate him as party deputy president.

However, on Tuesday, Dr Chua received a letter from the Registrar of Society (ROS) which confirmed that he was still the party deputy president.



  1. Anonymous9:19 am

    How will it end?


  2. Anonymous8:25 am

    please look from the other side of the coin. They are not boosting the so called Unity Plan but directly telling the President to practice leadership with integrities. How can a leader change his stand within minutes. I still remembered how the president said that he will resign even if lost 1 vote during the no confidence motion. Liow is right when he call for fresh EGM for votes of party election. OTK can. Keep his President Chair but they lost MCA from the Rakyat heart. A leader shouldn't compromise his principle just to keep his sit. Worst still to have a Porn Actor as your leader also.

    Fed up Chienese

  3. Anonymous11:33 am

    DR M also did not resign after narrowly beating KU LI.Said he would if he wins only by small margin,unlike margaet thather.otk is only following the leader as in leadership by example stated by DR M himself ray.

  4. Anonymous12:23 pm

    If the culture of assumming responsibility prevails in this country, then all cabinet members including PM shall take responsiblility to resign en-bloc long century ago.

    Gan Nim Boo

  5. I don't know what the fuss is all about.

    MCA is history and so is Gerakan.

  6. Anonymous1:31 pm

    When it rains, it pours. These politicians in MCA never learn. Once the start fighting, troubles will come out from every hole. All past hurts and slights will be remembered. And all these will be dusted out to seek revenge.

    A party fight is like a fight in a bar in a cowboy movie. Everyone is socking everyone else.

    MCA. fight fight fight. It is fun.

  7. Rocky I think you are right in the interpretation.

    Now the 3rd Force is trying to win Via back door & force an Election.

    Strange LTL rejected an EGM at the beginning. Now when everyone is talking about unity he wants to be President or Deputy President via back door listing. If the 3rd Force headed by these young turks who thinks highly about them selves then I think MCA will Bungkus. At least with OTK the people accept hm well except the spins created by Sarawak owned Sin Chew.

    Why the Flip Flop?