Kakinang especially if the Aneh was an influential bigshot could undoubtedly help heal wounds and irreconcilability among the Malaysian tambees.
When MCA experienced difficult internal party problems, especially near irreconcilability among its leaders, those leaders were known or persuaded (by Dr M, wakakaka) to instead take a non-Chinese moderator, namely, Allahyarham Tun Ghafar baba, to become its Malay President of the Chinese party, albeit only temporarily.
|wah pun see kakinang ma|
Unlike the Anehs, the Ah Hneas either dared not contemplate 'retreating' to one of the China's or to be fair to them, didn't consider China (any one of them) as their spiritual home anymore or there wasn't a friendly or known big timer influential enough in one of the Chinese states to moderate their attempts to patch up.
Mind you, the origin of the MCA lies in the Kuomintang Party, where the (then) Malayan founders were Kuomintang officers.
For example, Leong Yew Koh was a Kuomintang major general who became MCA's party secretary general. After serving in Tunku's cabinet as Justice Minister (he was a London trained lawyer), he was appointed by the Agong to be governor of Malacca, the first and probably the last Chinese to become head of a Malayan state.
Another was Kuomintang colonel Henry HS Lee who became Malaya's 1st Finance Minister. And our well known the late Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu was a Kuomintang colonel in its medical service.
Perhaps they should have copied Aneh's example and gone to Taiwan lah, wakakaka, at least for a happy jolly.
DAP are known to be quite cheapskates so their retreat would usually be in the Cameron Highlands, where they would also have opportunities to buy cheap cabbages and radish, wakakaka, which should make their wives happy, I hope.
Besides, some of the buildings up in the Highlands are of British colonial designs and look like English mansions. Those DAP members could pretend they were in England, wakakaka again.
But when UMNO encounters internal party problems, their leaders prefer to go to London, the real one, not the DAP imitation version - see Malaysia-Today's The 'crimes' that Hadi committed.
And the leaders included not only UMNO but wow and double wow, also PKR and PAS. Mind, both latter parties have been offsprings of UMNO.
Mungkin Malay leaders are closeted Anglophiles? Wakakaka.
Yalah, in my KTemoc Kongsamkok's post Foreign spices add flavour to Queen's English I wrote that for some Malaysian Anglophiles:
The occasional trips to London, his cultural Mecca, and even the Sussex and Cotswold countryside, would be obligatory, and events to joyfully share with his peers – “Oh my goodness, they have ruined the Oval. The green is utterly wretched. I am also mortified with the standards of English cricket today.”