26 Feb 2009 @ 2:19 AM 
Wednesday February 25, 2009

MCA president brushes off speculation

 

Ong Tee Keat and Chua Soi Lek

Ong Tee Keat and Chua Soi Lek

 

KUALA LUMPUR: The MCA does not need to respond or react to every piece of speculative news, lies and half-truths circulated by certain groups.

President Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat said the party had more important matters, such as the economic woes, to handle now.

“People can spread news, lies and half-truths every day. I think I have more crucial matters to grapple with at this particular point of time.

“We need to handle the economic woes. When I said the party was on the path of transformation, I meant business. That’s why I told my colleagues that we don’t have time to entertain all these so-called speculative news,” he said, adding that such news could have just been spread by people hoping to irritate and provoke MCA members and leaders.

Ong was responding to a report on a web portal that some supporters of deputy MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek intend to convene an extraordinary general meeting to topple the president.

To a question if the re-surfacing of the sex DVD was related to the so-called EGM, Ong said “if one was innocent, one is innocent”.

“What is there to argue about and to blame the whole world except yourself?” Asked if any action would be taken by the party against Dr Chua, Ong said its disciplinary board acted independently.

Negri Sembilan MCA legal bureau chairman Tan Foong Luen said MCA delegates must not rally to the support of party leaders who have broken the law or the party would lose its credibility.

“I concur with the party president that MCA should not support people who have broken the law,” he said.

Wanita MCA chief Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun said there must be clear and concrete reasons to call for an EGM.

“I don’t see any reason to call for an EGM to topple the party president unless he has done wrong or harmed the party in any way,” she said.

Chew said the authenticity of the report on the news portal must also be checked to determine whether those statements really came from party members or from outsiders who wished to create chaos in MCA. “We need to be very careful and find out before we respond or take action with an EGM,” she added.

News source: http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/2/25/nation/20090225072740&sec=nation

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 25 Oct 2008 @ 4:49 PM 

The AGM was taken place at Wisma MCA, Jalan Ampang. It was started on 17th October until 19th October. The first day was National AGM for MCA Youth and Wanita and continue 2 days for MCA AGM. I took leave that day to attend the meeting and to complete my responsibility as a Youth Central Delegate. That day was like a carnival because it was also the last day for the MCA candidates to “Pull” votes. It was my first time to wear the MCA Youth uniform to attend this function. Lawrence and me went to register at the Administration counter. We received a member card and a bag each. The bag looks quite exclusive and can keep a laptop, but not with the charger… (so disappointing) Inside the bag, kept some booklets and brochures.

The registration are quite hi-tech. I need to scan my member card using a card reader and my photo was shown on the computer screen. Then I need to sign on a writing pad which my signature will be saved in a digital form. I am not sure what was the problem until I need to sign 3 times to get a proper shape of my signature.

That day, most of the speakers gave very good speeches. Dato’ Seri Chan Kwang Choy had given his last speech in the meeting as the Deputy Chairman of MCA. Datuk Liow Tiong Lai who I not very fond of, gave a nice speech that day. Datuk Doktor Wee ka Siong also gave a good speech that day and same to Datuk Chai Kim Seng.

That day I met some members from Seremban which I knew them during a convoy sometime ago. they still remember me. They are campaigning for their leaders. The election progress for MCA Youth run quite smoothly and I manage to cast the ballot in a very minimum time. What was disappointing that day was the food. After the vote, the lunch have finished. This happened maybe beause the caterer didn’t prepare enough food or some people have wasted the food.

At night, there was a dinner. It was the time Ka Fai and me follow Kok Eng campaigning for his father, Datuk Tan Chai Ho as Datuk was competing for the post of a Central Committee. 63 candidates were fighthing for 25 seats and fortunately, Datuk managed to win the competition with 3rd highest votes. We went from table to table to distribute namecards. We told everyone to support Datuk and vote for number 24. It is quite a tough job, meeting more than 2000 people and we were not allow to approach the delegates when the food are served. I was quite frustrated when Kok eng keep asking me whether I did my job. And so where is Lawrence?

On 18th October, Ka Fai asked me to go for the meeting. No more campaign was allowed. Early in the morning, we waited for the arrival of some leaders of the country like Prime Minister and his Deputy, other component parties chairman for the meeting. I salute Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting for his last speech even though many would say he only express the “true feeling” on the last day. What he said that day are all true. Then I pretended as a delegate to sneak inside the hall that day where someone lent me a pass. Hahah, that was a short fun.

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 13 May 2008 @ 11:01 AM 

If you don’t, you are probably hopeless.

Well, I really have no intention to say MCA as a whole has a lot of weaknesses. I am referring to that article alone, I already feel changes are not an one or two days job. Chinese old saying, “you can change the *dynasty, but difficult to move one’s attitude” Chinese leaders or speakers, like to talk “syiok sendiri”. IMHO, as a good speaker/blogger/journalist, he/she needs to consider the audience, whether the audience can be easily get what is the message that he/she wants to present.

First, this so call Miss Fui K. Soong, the ceo of Insap, an MCA think tank… wrote an “encrypted” article at theSun (http://www.sun2surf.com/article.cfm?id=21896) that don’t know how many percent of readers could understand.

Second, a blogger has respond on the article above, say about the weaknesses of our MCA journalist in http://harismibrahim.wordpress.com/2008/05/07/sun-stroke-help-mca-think-tank-a-tipple

Third, I received an email from myLivingwall.com and I feel like it is asking the MCAWP.Net Forum members to backup or support the Insap ceo’s article or deny the blog’s respond.

Personally, I agree with the blog respond. I don’t know why MCA people often/likes to confuse the readers/audience. Why can’t they use Plain English to explain their thoughts? To show off that you know a lot of vocabulary, political jargon, methodology or what?

For an example, I prefer a programming book that use Plain English rather the one which would make me search everywhere in the Internet every few minutes reading the book. Sure I will throw that “Programming for Gurus” book and look for the Best Selling “Programming for Dummies”.

As a conclusion, as a reader, I just wish “I understand what I have read”. Datuk Tan Chai Ho has mentioned during the first meeting after last election, “Why opposition parties’ campaign buntings has so short and simple phrases while MCA banners has so long phrases?”. Remember, most people like K-I-S-S (Keep It Short & Simple).

Note: encrypted means a message has changed to an unreadable form. To get back the actual message, you need some methods to “decrypt” (or decipher) it into a message readable by human.

*dynasty (edited)

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