KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 – MCA President hopeful, Gan Ping Sieu said the party’s election is just like a television drama, which attracts the audience with each of its episode but the climax lies in its ending.
He made this comment when asked about the announcement made by Chinese tycoon, Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew, who showed interest to contest an MCA top post, apparently including the president’s post, next week.
Lee Kim Yew, the founder of property conglomerate Country Heights Group, had advertised in several local Chinese language newspapers during the last few days to tell the Chinese community that he would make an announcement this Sunday regarding which party post he is contesting.
In the advertisement, he kept asking why MCA which has so many excellent party objectives failed miserably in politics “like the collapse of a mountain”.
“I want to contest an MCA post because I still love the party whose objective is to help the Chinese community. I will ensure that everybody (in the MCA) adhere to the party objectives,” he added.
Lee will be the fourth presidency candidate should he choose to go for the top post. The other three aspiring candidates are the incumbent deputy president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, vice-president Gan Ping Sieu and former party president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat.
Party veterans, however, are of the view that Lee Kim Yew, with his solid business background, is more apt to be appointed as the MCA’s treasurer-general rather than the party chief.