Instead, it was only reported in Sunday's Nanyang Siangpau.
The rest of the Chinese dailies offered up only today some muted reaction to the candidate's suggestion.
Bahasa Malaysia and English newspapers have steered clear of reporting his statements for now.
Some people have labeled me a "political has-been", but even I can see the orchestration by my party's leaders to show the party's grassroots, the bulk of whom read the Chinese newspapers, that the endorsed candidate for the MCA presidency is indeed a man with the courage to speak out against Umno.
But has he really spoken out and articulated the frustrations of the Chinese community?
The MCA needs to break away from the old way of politics.
It is time for change. Last week, I openly pointed out that the MCA will first have to review its relationship with Umno.
I pointed out that the perception of a master-servant relationship should be removed.
The candidate endorsed by the current party leadership now says the MCA should consider leaving BN.
That may well be a logical conclusion of what I proposed.
But what is the reaction of Umno towards such a strong statement from an MCA vice-president and Cabinet Minister?
We may never know because it appears the statement so far is meant for the eyes of only the Chinese community.
This is posturing that serves no purpose except to boost the ego of the endorsed candidate for president.
There is no doubt that Umno and MCA's inability to effectively speak out for the Chinese community was a major factor in BN's poor performance in the March general elections.
The endorsed candidate's "performance" for the Chinese community is a continuation of policies which have lost the MCA crucial support from voters.
We do not need someone who only pretends to speak out for the Chinese.
We need the next MCA president to be someone who will speak out for all Malaysians.
We need the next MCA president to be someone who will speak out against all injustices.
I am so sad that the endorsed candidate still has no real or concrete manifesto as to how he wants to save MCA. It only serves as a platform for him to crusade on the issue for morality.
He is purely a leader who reacts, while what I feel the grassroots want is a leader who will lead.
It is really insulting to members to think that in this age of multi-culturalism that anyone would choose to put on a show in the Chinese newspapers for the Chinese community.
But perhaps I am wrong and I wish I am.
In that case, my request to the endorsed candidate is for him to send a letter to Umno, repeating his statement that MCA may pull out of BN if Umno does not shed its "Ketuanan Melayu" policies.
He should also officially issue statements that that will be MCA's policy should he become president.
If he does not write a letter to Umno or have a private chat with the PM about what he said, then he would be very rude issuing a threat without letting the other party know.
If he does not do any of these things then it would appear that he was just hoping to get political support to attain his ambition without actually intending to walk the talk.