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October 30, 2009

The new economy, you, me and MCA

The new economy unleashes bondages and respects merit to create new wealth for anyone worthy.

Old economy hangers on eg, are the few Chinese billionaires who preserve at all costs to retain their societal status so that their clan family can continue to give handouts to the many poor Chinese below them.

With donkey years of subvervientship to clan dominance, MCA finally is fighting the big war to unchain itself off apekship bondage to lift itself to ISO standards.

In this era of change, for MCA to remain unreformed and taking even a millisecond more of their young members’ time would be unforgiven.

The MCA mothership is trying hard to change gears and the resultant curious whiff of change in the air is not a bad option for us the political bystanders.

Revolution…

More power to change if it benefits the community, I say!

Prime Minister Najib Razak understands the issue plaguing MCA.

He sure knows his 1Malaysia history of yore.

Has anybody notice Najib has been consistently calling for MCA to be strong?

Has 1Malaysia?

Have MCA members or central delegates for that matter?

Think, think, think.

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October 13, 2009

Ong Tee Keat offer his candidacy for President?

Go on.

Dare you to.

Call for MCA election for President and Deputy President posts.

Shut up the vulture factions once and for all.

Nothing to lose.

You didn’t sabotage MCA party constitution.

Members who are sidelined by central delegates appointees by vulture factions will respect you more. Maybe you can stop MCA members from leaving the party en masse at the same time.

Pakatan Rakyat is waiting, no, salivating for you to join them quick if the vulture factions conspire to boot you out.

Will MCA Central Committee dare to show some guts?

Some strange things happened on 10 October, 2009:

My friend’s mom cried.

My lawyer’s tongue went numb.

My Pakatan Rakyat supporter bro wished MCA members good luck and fun with the line dancing Ng Yen Yen.

My drinking friends cursed the MCA central delegates with the most colourful epithets. (trust me.)

#@$%…

With a little help from the brave doctor Chua Soi Lek who hung MCA’s party constitution out to dry, here’s the list from a blogger which me thinks will kill and will help Pakatan Rakyat bury MCA for good:

1. Too many factions (warlords?).

2. Too many mediocre personalities.

3. Too many rent-seeking personalities.

4. Too little effort in engaging the real community.

5. Too much effort in engaging associations filled with rent-seeking personalities.

6. Too much parochialism borne from an education system that is detached from the mainstream of the nation.

7. Too little effort in recruiting the best minds.

8. Too much effort in rewarding sycophants.

MCA’s history is based on wheeling-dealing. Genuine reform cannot take place unless the apex leaders disengage with the moneyed class. But how does one turn on one’s own genetic parentage?

This is the fundamental reality that the MCA needs to deal with. Can the existing leadership and membership do so?

And so, after the departure of a rare MCA species ‘dare to be a hero’ Ong Tee Keat, I hazard to predict that MCA’s future will be back to bland lapdog life.

Comatose existence with daily bland routine of licking the master’s hands.

tsk, tsk, tsk…

Unless, the MCA Central Committee accidently chanced upon an iota of courage within their bosoms to stand together and defy big brother UMNO and Tun Dr. Mahathir‘s wish to get rid of the Chinese community’s preferred President.

It’ll be fun to find out how UMNO deals with a biting rather than licking MCA.

But let’s get back to real life, now.

The real D Day will be on Thursday 15 October, 2009. Not the EGM as some central delegates were led to believe by their handlers.

October 12, 2009

真心英雄 True Hero

周:在我心中 曾经有一个梦
Emil: zai wo xin zhong zeng jing you yi ge meng
Emil: In my heart there was once a dream

要用歌声让你忘了所有的痛
yao yong ge sheng rang ni wang le suo you de tong
to use songs to make you forget all your pain

成:灿烂星空 谁是真的英雄
Jackie: cheng can lan xing kong shei shi zhen de ying xiong
Jackie: Among the starry skies, who is the true hero

平凡的人们给我最多感动
ping fan de ren men ji wo zui duo gan dong
common people move me the most

黄:再没有恨 也没有了痛
Anthony: zai mei you hen ye mei you le tong
Anthony: No more hate, and no more pain

但愿人间处处都有爱的影踪
dan yuan ren jian chu chu dou you ai de ying zong
May there be traces of love in every part of our life

李:用我们的歌 换你真心笑容
Jonathan: rong wo men de ge huan ni zhen xin xiao rong
Jonathan: Using our song to exchange for your true smiles

祝福你的人生从此与众不同
zhu fu ni de ren sheng cong ci yu zhong bu tong
Wishing the best for you, may your life be unique

把握生命里的每一分钟
ba wo sheng ming li de mei yi fen zhong
take charge of life’s every second

全力以赴我们心中的梦
quan li yi fu wo men xin zhong de meng
do our best to work towards our dreams

不经历风雨 怎么见彩虹
bu jing li feng yu zen me jian cai hong
without wind and rain, how would we see the rainbow

没有人能随随便便成功
mei you ren neng sui sui bian bian cheng gong
nobody could succeed just by being lacksadaisical

* 把握生命里每一次感动
ba wo sheng ming li mei yi ci gan dong
take charge of life’s every second

和心爱的朋友热情相拥
he xin ai de peng you re qing xiang yong
with your best loved friends, get along well and hug

# 让真心的话 和开心的泪
rang zhen xin de hua he kai xin de lei
may the true words and happy tears

在你我的心里流动
zai ni wo xin li liu dong
move in your and my heart

曲:李宗盛 词:李宗盛
Composed and lyrics by Jonathan Lee

October 10, 2009

Recount on vote of confidence for President at MCA EGM !

Woah! Surprise from Wisma MCA, Jalan Ampang…

Malaysian Mirror says:

“3.22pm It has been announced that there is only one percent difference in the votes on the first resolution – the motion of no-confidence against the president. A recount has been called.

One percent of 2,304 votes means a difference of 23-24 votes.

Votes on the other two resolutions are confirmed okay, meaning that there is at least a two percent difference.”

Looks like Malaysia Cinta Party will have many, many, many new members very, very soon…!!

MCA Boleh! Barisan Nasional Boleh!

October 5, 2009

For the sake of Jogoya: What I’ll say if I were the MCA President…

Yesterday, over some nice cool beers at our usual local coffee shop haunt, a friend issued me this challenge:

“If you were the MCA President, what will you say to motivate the lazy MCA central delegates‘ brains to work overtime before the D-day this Saturday at MCA’s EGM?”

What a horrible task…. and I was to respond convincingly to the friend by Friday. If I lose this wager, not only I will suffer the indignity of losing me Chinese ‘face‘, my wallet will also stand to lose 5 rounds of free meals at Jogoya.

!!!

For the sake of Jogoya, here is myself speaking as Ong Tee Keat’s alter ego…

Party members and fellow comrades,

Our party’s EGM starts this weekend. It’s going to be the most decisive and exciting for years.

This week, we won’t be playing it safe – instead we continue to soldier on with bold reform plans to deal with the big problems the party faces.

Many political parties spent their conference talking only to themselves – not the country, even after defeats suffered in the 2008 General Elections.

In contrast, under my leadership, you will see an MCA united, determined and ready to deliver the bold, tough and radical change our members and community demands.

At this EGM we will show that we are the party of new ideas and new opportunities.

To deal with the next General Election, we are already setting out some of the tough decisions that need to be taken and unlike previously predicted by naysayers, we won’t duck them this time.

To give people hope for the future of the party, MCA is already forging ahead in the direction of political, economics and race relations, and our EGM will show how we’re ready to strengthen our commitment to that change.

There is absolutely no room for complacency this time.

Every member of the Malaysian Chinese Association needs to remember the following: the party have never face a General Election from a starting point as difficult as we face now.

To win a majority, we must hold every seat we won in 2008 plus regain the lost constituencies.

We can do it: but we are going to have to work incredibly hard for every vote, every day between now and polling day. In the 13th General Election, every vote will count.

This weekend we will hear the results of the referendum in MCA’s future.

I have said repeatedly that I want us to have a party reform. I want to make one thing clear: there will be no change in our drive on party reform.

If the party reform is not ratified in this EGM and not in force when the election is held, in the next General Election campaign, we cannot convince the people for a ‘Yes’ vote.

This EGM is going to be a turning point for MCA as a credible, political party in Malaysia.

I look forward to seeing many of you at the MCA EGM.

Thanks to this guy for the very useful content frame.

Jogoya, here I come??

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