If there are cracks among leaders of the Barisan Nasional how can BN could be trusted by Malaysians to lead this country?
When Khairy Jamalludin won the UMNO Youth Chief, Najib refused to make him even a deputy minister. Instead the son of Dr. Mahathir, a junior leader in the said youth organization got it. Khairy now after not being named as a member of the Cabinet is slowly not in the limelight. UMNO also got problems in Terengganu as who should be the Menteri Besar after the general election. Some of UMNO people enjoyed street politics with banners and flyers.
Now, we have a good show in MCA. Datuk Seri Dr. Chua Soi Lek is now sacked from the MCA over a sex scandal. He pointed his finger at Ong Kee Teat, the Party President. Datuk Seri Ong Kee Teat himself also found himself in trouble. After being claimed by Datuk Seri, Tiong King Sing, the Director of Kuala Dimensi Sdn. Bhd., to have received RM10 million from him, five Perak MCA divisions then called for Ong’s suspension (The Borneo Post August 26, 2009). Ong Tee Kiat, in retaliation then filed a defamation suit against Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing. The dirt now came out to public.
Funny, when PKFZ issue heated up in public implicating irregularities of some RM12.5 billion ringgit, UMNO leaders except Datuk Sharir, came up to defence of Ong Kee Teat when attacked by fellow Malaysians over handling of the issue.
All is not well in MIC, the largest Indian based party in the country. Samy Vellu had been at political enmity with his former deputy, Subramaniam. The feud between both of them went on for years and seems will not end soon. To take another turn, Subramanian then on August 13, 2009 filed a defamation suit of RM100 million against Samy Vellu’s son, Vell Paari and the hearing will be heard before High Court Judge, Justice Datin Zabariah Mohd Yusuf.
In PPP, another Indian based party, which claimed to be multi-racial, thing also brew up recently when its’ Party President, M. Kayveas got head on fight for the presidency. The matter was only resolved recently after it was declared by the relevant authorities that M. Kayveas was still rightful party President.
In Sabah, we saw Datuk Yong Teck Lee leading his party out of the Barisan Nasional. Datuk Yong Teck Lee and his party was not happy with the Barisan Nasional the interests of the people of Sabah and illegal immigrant problems in Sabah had been ignored by the Federal Government all these years.
Likewise, in Sarawak, nothing is all well here. SUPP said they represented the Chinese in Sarawak, but, could not do well to protect the interest of the community. This was because their leaders were more interested to protect their own interest. The Dudong Branch issue had been haunting the party since many months and will not end so easily. It is a weak party within the coalition and many times times, the party depended on the patronage of Tan Sri Ting Pek King to enhance its image.
RPR led by Dato’ Seri James Masing may also not have an easy ride after Larry Sng was made partyless caused by tussle for party leadership.
In Sarawak, only SPDP and PBB seemed able to avoid crisis in them, but, maybe there could be something boiling within in which the public are yet to know. So let us see.
With the problems faced by the BN coalition parties, and the series of defeats faced by Najib’s government in recent by-elections, it is time for the people of Malaysia to throw this BN government out and be replaced by a new government. Let us all work hard towards this goal.