Malaysiakini - MCA chief calls EGM to decide fresh polls.
Could a purity fanatic, almost a la Maximilien Robespierre, who doesn’t give a fig about appeasing others but more obsessed with the idea of virtue in politics, tolerate a tainted pollie as a deputy, a man who would be less than half a heart stopping beat away from the MCA No 1 position? The answer has been clear!
Can a non corruptibility ‘Taliban’ accept that he had been ’manipulated’ out of his presidency (one he won by 65+% votes) by what my blogger mate Hsu Dar Ren called ‘master strategists’ within the MCA who had cleverly moved between 30 to 50 votes around the 3 motions in the MCA EGM, to effectively control more than 2,000 others, so as to bring about a change which benefitted neither Ong Tee Keat nor Chua Soi Lek but the resurrection of an unwanted and already-spent bloc?
Unlike Robespiere who had his own head loped off as well in a Taliban-ish purge he initiated during the French Revolution, Ong must have thought, “OK, maybe I’ll go but I’ll set in place a process that is far more democratic than the oligarchic power of 30 (to 50) votes.
“I won’t insist on remaining as president but let’s have a real fresh election.”
Ong has invoked his powers as MCA president to have another EGM to consider fresh party polls. Obviously what he has in mind is that no one (especially Dr Chua SL, Chan Kong Choy or Ong Ka Chuan) would be allowed to slip in conveniently should he resign as he was expected (and in one case, told) to.
If those more than 2,000 delegates have a change of mind (realizing perhaps they had been manipulated), good lord, Robespierre may still be around wakakaka.
If not, then he hopes Liow Tiong Lai will have enough time in the meanwhile to fend off the so-called 3rd force and dear Dr Chua.
The obsessed purity is still there but will it be fatal again for Ong Tee Keat, or indeed will he, unlike Maximilien Robespierre, escape the political guillotine this time?