Friday, August 28, 2009

MCA has become a burden for BN

On Wednesday the MCA presidential council expels deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek with immediate effect for his sex scandal in 2007 which was claimed to have tarnished the party's image.

Ong Tee Keat VS Chua Soi Lek

MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat, in announcing the decision, said the decision was taken on the recommendation of the party's disciplinary committee. It triggers the internal crisis.

The MCA crisis occurs again and such an internal crisis always arises. It created political instability each time crisis arises. MCA became weak and the role of represent the aspiration of the Chinese community remains questionable.

This time the crisis has become so severe; in particular the crisis would be likely to be worse than the one before and has been ridiculed to a large extent.

The crisis provided a golden opportunity for the opposition to challenge the ruling party’s dominance The MCA president has his own internal weaknesses and miscalculations have also contributed to the problematic political situation. The crisis seems lack internal democracy and dynamic leadership.

The ability of MCA to reach out and attend to popular bases, in both rural and urban areas proves to be minimal. More importantly, during the last eight by-elections, MCA have failed to develop clear answers to Chinese pressing problems.

MCA was proven losing credibility and remains unable to mobilize Chinese community for political reform.

Undeniably, MCA crisis could become an intolerable burden for BN if the voters and Chinese society reject MCA.

Could the crisis be resolved through a mediator?

What MCA ought to do next?

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