TV3 on the 8 o'clock news featured an interview of Chua Jui Meng bashing DAP.
Pity though, they didnt show the more exciting bit of his interview.
But since they didnt, and since Lulu saw it online in Malaysiakini, Lulu's going to post the more exciting bits which you dont get to watch on BNgovt controlled media.
btw, looks like the MCA winners are those who had their seats grabbed from them and given to OKT's men who in the end, lost the election. Ironic, isnt it?
Ex-MCA veep: Chinese have rejected Ka Ting
Soon Li Tsin Mar 13, 08 5:36pm
Former MCA vice-president Chua Jui Meng made a plea to current party president Ong Ka Ting to do the right thing and step down.
At a press conference in his Kuala Lumpur office today, Chua said the Chinese community has already "rejected Ong in the clearest possible manner."
"For the sake of MCA, please reconsider your decision not to step down. You must do the honourable thing. It is only politically ethical to take responsibility," he said.
Describing the party’s election defeat as "the darkest hour in our history", the former health minister said Ong placed his personal agenda above MCA and Barisan Nasional (BN).
"He dropped all the experienced and senior MPs who consistently delivered the votes and carried huge majorities even in the 1999 elections. They were taken out in name of rejuvenation.
Chua then proceeded to give several examples including his own seat in Bakri which was the sole parliamentary seat lost in the BN stronghold of Johor.
"I was taken out, the president did not even call me. I built up this parliamentary seat since 1986 which I won for five terms.
"What was the reason? Bakri was a strong division with 13,000 members. People said if I stood, they would support me, not the party," the seasoned politician related.
In 2004, Chua defeated DAP’s Azhari Ismail by a massive 19,059 majority.
However, in the elections that just ended, Ong picked Tay Puay Chuan from the Muar division who lost by 722 votes to DAP’s Er Teck Hwa.
Chua also said that Ong had picked new faces to contest in order to secure their votes to retain his president position in the party elections due to take place in three month’s time.
Another reason why MCA did so poorly was because Ong remained silent on many important issues that were besieging the Chinese community, according to Chua.
"He remained silent when people expected him as party president to speak up for the community. All he would say is that he would discuss this behind closed doors
"A silent politician is no politician. Silent politics is equivalent to zero politics. We paid for that big mistake he made," he asserted.
He added if MCA does not address the problem in its leadership, the party will suffer "a tsunami together with a tornado" in the next general election
Relations between Ong and Chua had soured since the latter challenged the former for the MCA presidential post in the 2004 party elections.
However Chua lost and has been sidelined by the party since then. He went on to focus on his business ventures soon after.
Asked whether he would make a political comeback, he smiled and answered: "I don’t think so. I’m thoroughly enjoying my time now."