I'd like to confess that I have no interest at all in political parties -- this side of the fence or that side or anywhere.
But I would be lying if I did so. I do have interest -- not vested -- but in their goings-on.
Couldn't resist commenting on the outcome of the MCA elections. So here's a short take:
Now that Dr Chua Soi Lek has taken over the MCA as its president, I'd really like to see what he'll do to the party. Or, for the party.
Can he lead MCA through these troubled and wretched times? Is he capable of reunifying the fractured party?
The election of Dr Chua says a lot about the MCA (delegates). A mixed bag of things actually.
One thing I see is that they don't give a damn. Pretty bold to elect Dr Chua who had to resign because of a DVD (sex) scandal. Or pretty damn wreckless, some would say.
Is that (not giving a damn) good or bad? I really don't know.
I can only assume that the delegates must have seen him past that scandal.
The delegates couldn't be giving "protest" votes, or, could they?
Or that they see him as the one to bring the different factions together. The one to reunify the party.
It remains to be seen if the delegates had made the right choice in the MCA presidency. Mistakes are costly at this point in time.
What is clear is the MCA has to move on, past its baggage of intense factionalism and disarray, if it is intent on emerging unified and strong to win back the Chinese votes for the BN.
Otherwise, it can remain a party to serve the towkays and the elite class of the Chinese community. And forever stay detached....