Monday, November 23, 2009

Unity Is Neccessity, Not An Option For MCA -Chua

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 (Bernama) -- MCA Deputy President Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek says that unity is not an option for MCA, but a necessity,and party leaders have to admit that internal strife in the past one year had paralysed the party, he said in an interview with Bernama.

He said: "If you want to talk about unity, one should not pursue (the rigid stance of) who is right and who is wrong as it would be endless."

He admitted that he was the cause of the Oct 10 extraordinary general meeting (EGM) because he was unhappy with certain party decisions.

But Dr Chua said much water had flowed under the bridge.

"Enough is enough. You just need to move forward," he said.

As leaders and members of a political party, he said there should be realisation that "we must work together".

He said there was greater awareness by president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat on this, and that "we should bury the hatchet."

"He and me (recently) sat down together to discuss how to make MCA more united and stable," he said.

Elaborating on the Greater Unity Plan (GUP), he said that it was important that there should be sincerity to make it work.

"No point of (just giving) lip service if you are not sincere and no mutual respect -- the respect that everyone has a role to play," he added.

"As a political party, one has to recognise that there would never be 100 per cent unity.

"As long as the majority are supportive of a particular or certain cause or supportive of the party's central leadership, then the party is united. There is always a small minority who is not happy.

"There is no secret weapon to achieve unity. We need to be united, strong and stable. Only then can we carry out our activities, only then can we win the trust and confidence of the rakyat," he said.

Dr Chua explained that the MCA, as a political party, depended on the people's support and therefore it cannot carry on as a piece of dead wood.

"We are all elected to serve (the people), not (the other way round) for the people to serve us."

Dr Chua said there was no doubt that after the Oct 10 EGM, another splinter group had emerged.

"But as far as the GUP is concerned, it would be have to be inclusive and this group of people should be included."

Asked if he and Ong had shut the door to this group, Dr Chua said the party welcomed anybody who could contribute to the unity and strength of the MCA.

He said the MCA top leadership would go down to states to explain about the GUP.

Asked on the Nov 28 EGM called by some CC members, Dr Chua said one could not call for an EGM while repeatedly saying that it was in the name of democracy when it was already discussed at the CC meeting of Nov 3 that the motion for it ran against the MCA's constitution.

"If you do something in the name of democracy but the party's constitution says that it is unconstitutional, then you open up an avenue for debate and this may cause greater disunity," he said.

He said the group concerned could be persistent to have an EGM on Nov 28 but the question remained whether there would be enough support.

"If their idea is just to hold fresh elections, the question will be whether it can be implemented or not.

"The party's constitution said that it can only hold fresh polls once in three years or when 2/3 of elected CC resigned. So the motion of Nov 28 EGM does not address this," he said.

-- BERNAMA

7 comments:

keng pui said...

308 has yet to wake MCA member up! GUP is key to MCA.
Fresh election should include Youth wing and Wanita too. The grassroot may have different opinion on the leadership of the two wings after all the recent episode.
Direct election for all the top post and CC would reflect the determination to change; something that MCA is lacking so far.
Please do not to put all the attention to internal fight, there are rakyat issues 'waiting' for MCA. Eg land alienation to the Chinese Independent Secondary Schools and the annual allocation of RM3.6 mil.
Land given would then be an asset. Annual allocation of RM3.6 may subject to uncertainty.
Whatever it is, OTK + CSL, with more attention given to rakyat issues, to be more vocal, speak for the rakyat; MCA should get the swing of support in the coming GE.

呉 和豪 said...

Kepada rakan rakan seperjuangan yang dihormati sekalian

Saya tak anggap penglibatan PM dan TPM dalam kerja mediasai untuk menyelesaikan persengkatan MCA secara negatif , kerana ada lah tangguhg jawab untuk jaga status BN (put things into order). Tapi bukan sahaja perasaan Ong ,Chua dan Liaow sahaja yg mesti dipertimbangkan , tetapi perasaan akar umbi dan rakyat harus diutamakan , Begitu pula nak menyingkirkan Chua Soi Lek pun bukan lah sesuatu yg bijaksana ,EGM 1022 sudah memberikan satu perutusan yg jelas ,pengaruhan di JOHOR masih sangat kuat , mengyingkiran Chua Soi Lek dari MCA akan membuka Peluang kepada PR untuk menguasai Negeri JOHOR, peminpin peminpin harus lah berwaspada.Mendahulkan hasrat rakyat dan akar umbi, mengutamakan Pencapaian.

Vince said...

Dr Chua,

MCA in a mess! Never in History have MCA in such a MESS..... Real disappointment when found out PM start to work his way in.
Dissolve MCA and start new again? The party have lost its direction, its purpose and its function. It is no longer a bonus to the Chinese but it now serves as a burden showing how weak we are.
A party is formed to achieve public objective, so far we can not see anything done by the party in serving the people. Just in fighting every day.
Very very very disappointing that a lot of MCA professional places personal GAIN and REPUTATION before public interest.
All the bullshit talk about "Democracy" and "Unity" is crap. If these people come up with improvement plan, fight to justify it and implement it to the public; then this is what we want.
So what is the improvement plan for the people and when is the time to implement it.

呉 和豪 said...

各位马来西亚华人公会的成员你们好

假如马来西亚华人公会的三派系能在这时候,团结枪口齐向邱家金博士, 我还会说邱家金博士作
了一件有公德的事。哈哈哈。。。。。。。。。。

Poo Ching Loong said...

Unite and work for chinese. This is the relevant statement.

kenny said...

It is no more MCA. it is U(UMNO)MCA - UMCA now. What a shame.

呉 和豪 said...

To MCA members

Unity is necessary ,reelection is unnecessary. As reelection will not guarentee Unity , but Unity guarantee Continuity

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