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The MCA’s Single EGM: Whose resolution to come first?

Posted by Oscar the Grouch on September 6, 2009

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I don’t really care much about the MCA feud between Ong Tee Keat and Chua Soi Lek. However, I’ve been privy to corporate litigation and board tussles. I’ve seen directors and shareholders battle it out in board rooms. Every move is carefully planned and crafted, for a wrong move may spell disaster in favour of the opponent.

Perhaps that is why I’ve taken an interest in the MCA’s EGM. There is – and will be – more than meets the eye.

Chua Soi Lek may be a cunning politician, who apparently commands the support of the grassroots and several ex-MCA strongmen. But one must not too easily discard Ong’s ability to fend off his enemy technically by way of an EGM.

When Chua’s supporters went around garnering support to call for an EGM to reinstate him and to remove Ong Tee Keat; Ong, in response, quickly called his own EGM. Although no agenda was cited, it is expected that Ong’s EGM is to seek a vote of confidence in his leadership as well as to endorse Chua’s sacking.

Then it was reported that MCA’s sec-gen, Datuk Wong Foon Meng proposed a move to have a single EGM, citing a merged EGM would not inconvenience the members and to further divide the party. These reasons are quite daft and nonsensical considering the seriousness of the crisis. Costs and inconveniences should be the least of the matters to worry about.

Currently, both sides are not yet in full agreement of the single EGM. Issues relating to submission and exchange of resolutions are still at the works, with Soi Lek’s camp asking for the resolutions being exchanged, but Ong still keeping his resolution “top secret”.

Apart from keeping the resolutions “secret”, there will also be an issue of whose resolution will be heard first. This, I think, will be crucial.

For example: if Ong’s motion is first on the list, which means it will be heard and debated first. If it is then called for a vote and passed immediately, then that makes Chua’s resolution redundant and academic, without even being heard and debated. This is one way to foil Chua’s attempt to remove the president.

I’m not aware of how the MCA’s constitution operates, but in most cases, the Chairman of the meeting wields great authority in the running and conduct of the meeting. Many things can be done against an opposing party.

If Ong is not afraid no face his opponents, he should just allow Chua’s supporters to call for their EGM, rather than complicating the situation by calling a double EGM, and then justifying a merged EGM. The problem of the double EGM is his doing, not Chua.

There will be no problem of a double EGM if Ong had stayed mum. If during the EGM, the members do not vote to support Chua’s motion, then this is as good as an endorsement of Ong’s leadership. But for Ong to do all this shows a hidden agenda.

There will be even more technical problems arising from such an exercise, which will – in the end – in a prolonged legal suit comparable to the Perak debacle.

With his way of calling a double EGM; by him being secretive of the proposed resolutions; by his early warning to the party’s disciplinary board to lookout for money-politics in the EGM – perhaps a technical win or a protracted legal suit is exactly what Ong Tee Keat hopes for to keep his position afloat.

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They don’t really care about us!!

Posted by ella-mae on August 8, 2009

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Macam Mana Lu Mau I Tolong…..?

Posted by ErnieJean on November 25, 2008

Being a total bimbo sometimes, there was a time when I was happily driving around, totally clueless that my road tax had already expired. As fate would have it, a police patrol car that happened to be driving behind me decided to check on the status of my car, found out about the expired road tax and proceeded to hail me down.

Stopping at the side of the road, me at the front with the patrol car parked right behind, one of the two policemen, got down and swaggered towards my direction (I remain seated inside the locked car of course) and informed me of my offence. And as expected, after informing me of the “value” of my offence, Mr. Policeman #1 proceeded with the standard question designed for some kind of plea for leniency from the offender…….

“Macam mana? Mau kena saman ke?” (“How? Do you want to be summoned?“)

And of course, at this time, Mr. Policeman #2 would have gotten down from the car too and start walking around the two of us (like a vulture, circling its prey), to add to the “nerve-wrecking” situation…..with such precise timing, if I may so say myself.

Imagine their dissapointment when I replied…..

“Encik, kalau saya salah, memang saya patut di saman….Saman saja lah” (“Sir, if I have committed the offence, then I deserve to be summoned….Go ahead -lah”)

And as expected, I got off the hook with a reminder to get my road tax renewed. 😀

It also helped that this happened at the end of the month, where the police would have filled their quota of summons to be issued and hence any additional summons would mean more paperwork…….although I can’t verify whether this holds any truth, but that is what most of us Malaysians assume as the “unspoken truth”.

I’m very sure we’ve all encountered this same senario…..being caught for committing a traffic offence (also sometimes debatable y’know?) and we have our beloved “mata” offerring to “help” us avoid the hassles of paying summons….it’s almost become like a national institution, in a way……everyone knows the standard procedures……

  • the “hiding behind some bushes” speed trap or whatever trap,
  • the pull-over,
  • the swagger,
  • the threat…oops, I mean the informing of the amount to be paid via summon,
  • the begging aka negotiation, and finally
  • the exchange.
  • You know, with all the overseas trips by our BN government, disguised as “study trips”, these yoyos should just visit our neighbour, the “little-red-dot” down south, especially in improving the integrity of our police force and security.

    Sergeant Pah Wenxiang was patrolling along Woodlands Road at about 5.30pm on 31Oct last year when he spotted a driver of a white car making an illegal U-turn and driving against traffic flow for 500m.

    In doing so, the driver narrowly missed a collision with a motorcyclist before entering a petrol station.

    The cop then tailed the driver and confronted him when the latter stopped at the petrol station.
    The driver, Lim Teck Choon, a 56-year-old Malaysian businessman, told Sgt Pah he did not want to be caught in the traffic jam and wanted to return to Malaysia as soon as possible.

    He even went on to suggest that it was common for vehicles to reverse and drive against the flow of traffic when there was a traffic jam.

    His excuse cut no ice and Sgt Pah proceeded to inform Lim that he would be charged in court for dangerous driving and that he would be placed under arrest. (Perhaps, he should have done a “MM2” by declaring that he “no spicking & leading Inglish”)

    Tried to bargain

    Lim tried to bargain with Sgt Pah by asking whether it was possible not to ‘summon’ him so ‘heavily’.

    Sgt Pah replied that he had no choice as Lim had committed a serious traffic offence. Lim acknowledged that he was at fault and that he could not deny this.

    While waiting for the police car to arrive, Sgt Pah started a conversation with Lim, who said that he was a businessman with businesses in Singapore and Malaysia.

    He added that he also owned plantations in Johor which were popular grounds for fishing and hunting.

    Lim then told Sgt Pah: ‘Why want to do this, be enemy. You should let me go. We can be friends. Next time you come to Malaysia, Iwill take care of you, still got benefits.’ (…………Trademark of UMNO? MCA? MIC?……”we friend friend….I take care of you, you take care of me”……)

    On hearing that, Sgt Pah felt that the accused was offering a bribe, and he accordingly told the accused that it was an offence to do so. (Wah! Wah! If in Malaysia, Mr. Mata would have been pretty pissed off if there was no offer)

    The accused replied ‘okay’ and did not say anything else after that. Still, the offer to bribe the cop landed Lim in hot water.

    When his case came up before District Judge Jasvender Kaur, the judge noted that attempting to bribe a police officer is a serious offence. But she took into account Lim’s plea for leniency in this case.

    First, after Lim’s request of not being summoned so heavily was turned down, Lim did not persist.

    Lim admitted he was wrong and that the traffic police officer was only doing his duty.
    Judge Kaur said: ‘I think it is reasonable to say that the accused would, in all probability, not have said what he said had Sgt Pah not started the casual conversation.’

    Lim also pleaded with the judge, saying that he was a deputy chairman of Malaysian Chinese Association for the town of Kampong Jawa in Johor, and he has helped students and orphans in his constituency. (MALU-NYA!!!!! That moron just informed the whole world that a politician, Deputy Chairman some more, from the ruling party tried to bribe his way out!!!)

    As Lim had no previous records, he was spared the jail sentence and was fined $15,000 for the bribery offence. He was fined $2,500 earlier and disqualified from driving for six months.

    For all the kiasu-jokes and love-hate relationship we have with our Singaporean cousins, I can’t help but envy them in that aspect………INTEGRITY, JUSTICE AND PRIDE……something our law-enforcers and politicians from the ruling coalition sorely lacks…….and will probably continue to lack as long as the current ruling coalition remains in power…..

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    Cepat! Cepat! Abandon Ship!!!!

    Posted by ErnieJean on October 9, 2008

    Doesn't this picture make your heart sink?

    Does this "Handover" picture make your heart sink?

    So, after months of being in denial and futile attempts to cling on to anything “floating” for survival, the man who would be known in the future as “The Father Of Flip Flops And Redundant Corridors” has finally decided that retiring gracefully is a good idea after all.

     
    To be honest, his annoucement yesterday came as no surprise. No one in their sane mind would wanna stick around much longer when the nation’s more or less plundered dry and there’s a gorgeous retirement home awaiting him and his darling in the Land of the Kangaroos.
     
    And of course, I know that it would be utterly rude to flog a dying horse, wouldn’t it? But, COME ON!!! Don’t you think some of the ruling coalition’s “concubines” went a little overboard with their “reactions” to Badawi’s announcement?
     
    Gerakan president Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon :

    “It was Abdullah’s sincerity and positive attitude that allowed for a smooth and stable transition plan. We respect his decision. The Prime Minister has initiated reforms and is determined to implement them before he steps down”. (Typical response as expected of a spineless jellyfish)

    MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu :

    Abdullah’s decision “will ensure a smoother transition and help to strengthen the nation. We will continue to give our full support to both Abdullah and Najib.” (Well, not like MIC had another venue to show their support to, in the first place)

    Umno information chief Tan Sri Muhammad Muhammad Taib :

    “Abdullah had placed the nation’s interest before his own. From greater freedom in the media to allowing open criticism, even permitting Members of Parliament to speak more freely, Pak Lah has done it in his leadership tenure” *Vomit*

    Liberal Democratic Party president Datuk V.K. Liew :

    “Abdullah showed courage and responsibility in not seeking re-election and informing Barisan leaders of his decision. We wish to record our highest appreciation to Abdullah for being a liberal leader and allowing democracy to flourish”

    Parti Rakyat Sarawak president Datuk James Masing :

    “….is a brave and wise one which Umno and Malaysians must appreciate. It means he puts the nation’s welfare first. It is a rare trait among Third World leaders.” (Wallau Eh!!! Shoe polisher to the max!!!)

    Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman :

    “Abdullah’s decision showed his wisdom and sense of responsibility.” *Gag*

    MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting :

    “We appreciate all the efforts and contributions by Abdullah as Prime Minister. We also value the sincerity shown by him during his tenure as Barisan Nasional chairman,”

    But this remains my most-est favourite of ’em all……..The one and only that had this tinge of rebellion/dissatisfaction, perhaps? 😛

    PPP president Datuk M. Kayveas (with mixed feeelings apparently) :

    “We cannot deny that there has been a lot of pressure. We actually do not have a say except that we have to respect his decision.”

    One more thing……..this smart-alecky-glossed-over political analysis by Malaysian Insider :

    It is game over for Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. Abdullah was not given much of a choice about his fate.
     
    His 2010 transition plan was shredded by his deputy and the Umno Supreme Council today and he was presented with little choice but to accept the exit plan.

    Excuse me…..the main reason why our friend here has decided to “abandon ship” earlier than planned is bcos……..It’s the ECONOMY, DUMMY!!!

    ‘Within the 10-member Asean trading bloc, Malaysia was glaring as the only country to record a negative flow. This took place despite the fact that the Southeast Asian region recorded its highest ever FDI inflow - which leapt 81.1 percent to RM209.2 billion in 2007 from RM115.5 billion in 2006.’ - G. Krishnan

    ‘Within the 10-member Asean trading bloc, Malaysia was glaring as the only country to record a negative flow. This took place despite the fact that the Southeast Asian region recorded its highest ever FDI inflow - which leapt 81.1 percent to RM209.2 billion in 2007 from RM115.5 billion in 2006.’ - Malaysiakini

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    Looks like the rat is jumping ship a lot sooner than he is leading us on to think……Apparently our friend’s going for a 2 month vacation before handing over. I”m just wondering what’s going to happen to his 5 missions (which incidentally couldn’t be accomplished even after 5 years in power) that he had listed in his “To Do List” before stepping down?

    And why would anyone on the verge of retirement want to take a two month break just before leaving? After all, he/she will be virtually on vacation everyday for the rest of the remaining 10-20 years of one’s life!? One final opportunity to milk the Rakyat for a free trip, perhaps? 😡

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