The Chuas checkmate

The two MCA Chuas are back in controversy again.

Former Vice President Dato’ Chua Jui Meng, who ran against the Presidency last August is set to leave MCA and join PKR.  He lost and blamed unfair practices for his loss. It is known that Chua would never get enough support to go against Dato’ Seri Ong Tee Keat despite the latter is not seen as a ‘team player’ within MCA.

Malaysiakini has the story:

MCA’s Jui Meng set to join PKR

Jul 16, 09 11:09am
Former MCA vice-president Chua Jui Meng is believed to be defecting to the opposition PKR at a function to be held this weekend.Chua has called for an emergency meeting of his Bakri MCA division in Johor tonight where he is expected to quit as its division chief. It is learnt that his deputy, Sia Ka Tuan, will be stepping in as the division’s acting chief.

Chua, 64, a former health minister and a trained lawyer, has been Bakri MCA division chief for 23 years.

He contested for the MCA president’s post twice and lost to two Ongs – Ong Ka Ting in 2005 and Ong Tee Keat in 2008.

PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim is hoping to use Chua’s defection to regain momentum for the opposition which has been floundering due to internal bickering and a resurgent Barisan Nasional under new Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.

 Attempts by Malaysiakini to contact Chua for his comments have been unsuccessful.

When approached during hearing of his sodomy trial, Anwar declined to comment on the issue.

He said it was up to Chua to make the announcement.

It is learnt that PKR is planning an event on Saturday to “welcome” Chua into the party.

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It is expected partyless Opposition Leader Anwar “Drama King” Ibrahim will make the announcement soon, probably on Saturday. So, like other politicians who suffer from the ‘agony of defeat’, It is obvious PKR is party of disgruntled and dissapointed politicians. Just like Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim and Dato’ Zaid Ibrahim. PKR is in need of stronger allies to beef up leadership as the party is developing internal squabling which is slowly turning into infighting.

On the other hand, Deputy President Dato’ Seri Chua Soi Lek, who was in a dynamite sex scandal New Year of 2008, will be dragged to face MCA Disciplinary Board. Despite already admitting to the ‘moral misconduct’ and honourably resgined, now party President Dato’ Seri Ong Tee Keat wants him reprimanded. It is unsure whether this new ‘re-development’ has something to do with Chua who have been meeting Oppositions lately.

It is widely known that the MCA President and Deputy President do not get along well. Whether this exercise to reprimand Chua is th easiest way to get rid of him, is not known.

In the eyes of the Malaysia MCA should capitalise the latest development within DAP and PKR to strengthen its own position. MCA should fully capitalise the opportunity from the episode in Penang (the abrupt resignation of Deputy Chief Minister II Fairus), Kedah (demolition the abetoir and DAP abrupt withdrawal from Pakatan Rakyat (PR) Kedah) and now again in Penang (Kampung Buah Pala). The latest is the MACC investigations of PR elected representatives within Selangor and DAP Exco being acused for underworld and vices linkages. PR ‘strange bedfellows’ unholy alliance is now crumbling and MCA should be there to regain its position amongst the hearts of Malaysian Chinese. However, MCA failed.

Regardless, this ‘Chuas Chronic Chessgame’ must be not good for MCA. It looks like that the party is fractured. Now that UMNO is slowly regaining the trust and confidence of the Malays, this new development in MCA is expected to divide the Chinese party further. How it will affect amongst the Chinese ethnic voters is unsure yet at this point of time. Never the less, lets embrace for this ‘Chuas checkmate’.

 *Updated 500pm

Story from Bernama.com:

July 16, 2009 15:58 PM

Dr Chua Soi Lek Summons To Appear Before Disciplinary Board

By Alan Ting

KUALA LUMPUR, July 16 (Bernama) — MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek has been summoned to appear before the party’s disciplinary board next month over a complaint filed by a division chief on his involvement in a sex DVD scandal.

A party source said on Thursday the five-member board headed by former secretary-general and former health minister Ng Cheng Kiat would conduct the hearing and a notice had been issued to Dr Chua to attend the hearing at Wisma MCA on Aug 4.

“Dr Chua’s case in one of the 40 outstanding cases in the file that need to be investigate by the disciplinary board. The complaint was filed a few months before the party election last year but the board at that time decided to put on hold any investigation as it was near the party election.

“Now that the party election is over, the disciplinary board will resume its investigation on the matter together with the other cases filed,” he said.

The source further said that the disciplinary board had so far only issued two show-cause letters to two local MCA leaders in Perak and Johor following complaints from party members.

In the Johor case, the person had to explain his action in criticising the party, some members of parliament and state assemblyman while in the Perak case, a local leader had to to explain why he participated in a function organised by the DAP, he said.

As for Dr Chua, he said, the former health minister and now Barisan Nasional coordinator for the states under the opposition pact, was only served a notice, and not a show-cause letter, to appear before the board to answer the charges filed by a division chairman.

Ng, together with Datuk Jimmy Low Boon Hong, Datuk Ng Soon Por, Dr Lai Kuan Fook and Lau Chih Siang, was appointed to the MCA disciplinary board after the party election in October last year. All of them refused to comment when contacted.

In late 2007, the DVDs, which were believed to be of secret recordings by unknown parties of Dr Chua and his partner engaged in sexual acts, were circulated in several places in Johor.

Following that, in early 2008, Dr Chua admitted that he was the man with a woman in a sex DVD and a day later, he announced his resignation as health minister, MCA vice-president, Johor MCA chairman and Batu Pahat division chairman.

He accused his rivals in MCA of being behind the recordings.

However, in the party election in October last year, Dr Chua made a stunning comeback when he was elected deputy president after defeating the then party secretary-general and housing and local government minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan for the post.

Dr Chua, when contacted, confirmed that he had been issued a notice to appear before the party disciplinary board but refused to give further comment except to say: “I do not want to pre-empt the disciplinary board”.

— BERNAMA

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*Updated Saturday 18 July 2009 2330hrs

Former Vice President and candidate for MCA Presidency, twice, Chua Jui Meng did leave the party and joined PKR. MCA President Dato’ Seri Ong Tee Keat, who two days ago was confident that Chua only would resign as Bakri Division Chief and remained loyal to the party, regretted his opponent’s decision.

Bernama.com has the story:

July 18, 2009 22:45 PM

Ong Regrets That Chua Jui Meng Has Joined PKR

 

IPOH, July 18 (Bernama) — MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat said he was sad that Datuk Chua Jui Meng, a former health minister, had decided to leave the MCA and join Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR).

He said Chua had wide experience and he hoped that the political decision made by the latter would be for the good of the people.

Speaking to reporters after opening the Perak MCA Convention, here, Ong, who is also the Transport Minister, said his friendship with Chua was not affected despite their contest for the post of president in the party election last year.

Asked whether Chua’s resignation from the MCA would be a loss to the party, he said there were people joining and leaving the party every day.

He said that Chua had opted to join the opposition.

Ong said he had met with Chua two days ago but declined to comment on what they had discussed during the meeting.

Meanwhile in KUALA LUMPUR, MCA deputy president Datuk Liow Tiong Lai, who also expressed sadness over Chua’s decision, said the former health minister had chosen his future direction.

Chua’s departure from the MCA should not affect the party and party members should unite and work together to strengthen the MCA.

— BERNAMA

 

 

 

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  1. two chuas are crooks….whether they are in mca n in pkr..are we shot of calibre leaders..if not..something is wrong…all power crazy till death like samy vellu.
    tun dr m did the opposite..he know his peak n time to leave.

  2. apa agaknya yg akan melayu terima akibat perangai chua ki mak ni…. mungkin kenaikan harga teksi dan bas utk tampung ugutan chua ki mak ni..

  3. If MCA and MIC can’t keep their house in order, they have no f**ing reason to be demanding.

  4. The BN had brought the politic game to the next level. ‘Murder’ in MACC building. I am sure the MACC dog who takes order and don’t dare to touch the dentist will cover up this a suicide. Yes, this must be a suicide for a young man who is going to get married the next day.
    Rakyat, let’s support PAS and MAKE VERY SURE BN will lose in next election, they are beyong redemptuon.

  5. […] sehingga jawatan Naib Presiden MCA. Akibat kekecewaan kerana gagal merebut jawatan Presiden MCA, Chua mengambil keputusan untuk meninggalkan MCA dan menyertai parti yang menjadi agen anarki dan politik ‘benci membenci’ […]


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