MCA PRESIDENT, DATUK SERI ONG TEE KEAT
Initially, it is about whether Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat, Datuk Seri Dr. Chua Soi Lek or both will stay as MCA’s leaders. For me, the best result that can accommodate both leaders is that the motion of no confidence towards president will fail while the motion to reinstate Dr. Chua as deputy president will succeed. This might be the best solution to accommodate both leaders but it is not a best solution to solve MCA’s crisis.
The courage of Ong to gamble the biggest bet in his political career might solve the MCA’s long term crisis. Ong will voluntarily step down as party’s president if his deputy is being reinstated. So now, the delegates can only choose either one of them. For me, this do-or-die gambling game put forward by Ong will increase his chance of winning, but at the same time, if he were to lose, he is going to lose everything and his political career will end there.
Anyhow, I personally feel that Ong will win in this fight. It is not that hard to accept a scandal tainted deputy president, but when it comes to presidency, a lot of issues will be taken into account. Sex scandal in Malaysia is still a very big taboo. The mentality of Malaysian Chinese is still not yet up to the level of acceptance towards sex scandal.