Today, the Malaysian Chinese Association held an Extraordinary General Meeting and the result was announced earlier this evening. By a slim margin of 14 votes, the delegates passed a motion of no confidence in their President Ong Tee Keat.
At the same time, they also voted not to reinstate Deputy President Chua Soi Lek who had been sacked from the Party by the Presidential Council but subsequently had his sentence changed to a 4-year suspension. The end result of the EGM seems to be that the Party delegates neither want OKT nor CSL.
But the margin for OKT is only 14 out of a total of more than 2000 votes cast. The question that must be facing him and his supporters is this: is there any way he can hold onto his position as MCA President? If not, there is going to be a lot of horse trading behind the scene before a successor is anointed. The reality is that, in this leadership vacuum, anyone who wants to lead the pa