Thursday, November 20, 2008

Acid test for MCA president

The acid test for MCA president Datuk Ong Tee Keat to prove his leadership quality and strengthening the party are the appointment of MCA minister posts.

The news reports that Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Ong Ka Chuan had tendered his resignation from his Cabinet post to MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat as hefailed in his bid for the deputy presidency trigger the speculation.

Although it is the prerogative of the president to recommend the changes to the prime minister, should Dr Chua be nominated for a ministerial position and return to the cabinet soon after being appointed as senator remains the question to be answered?

According to MCA party tradition, the four cabinet posts are reserved for the president, deputy, secretary-general and the vice-president who received the highest votes.

After the general election, MCA was allocated four full ministerial positions which are held by Ong Tee Keat, Ong Ka Chuan, Liow Tiong Lai and Vice-president Ng Yen Yen.

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