Thursday, June 11, 2009

Tee Keat asked, and 3 out of 4 answer: Get MCA out of BN

by Edward Cheah

KUALA LUMPUR, June 11 – It seems like an odd poll to have on an MCA leader’s website but there it is: “Should MCA leave BN?”

After all, MCA is a senior partner in the ruling coalition.

And what did Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat find out from that survey? Well, 75 per cent of those who responded say MCA should leave BN.

The already-battered MCA has been hit by the Port Klang Free Trade Zone scandal and has yet to find a way to recover from their dismal outing at last year’s general elections.

Asked if he was worried about the survey result, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said: “As far as I am concerned, MCA has no interest in leaving. It is only an academic exercise but the political position of MCA is to be a senior partner in the BN.”

Of course, the real question is: just what does Ong Tee Keat plan to do now that he knows.


Allen: After last year's 308 General Election, the Chinese found that UMNO remained adamant that they had done nothing wrong. UMNO had been dominating BN. Though MCA was a senior partner, she had suffered much setback when pleads were turned down. If MCA is a partner on par with UMNO, MCA shouldn't have pleaded.

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