Some strange things happened on 10 October, 2009:
My friend’s mom cried.
My lawyer’s tongue went numb.
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.