Selamat Hari Raya Maaf Zahir dan Batin were sms messages from Political Leaders informing their supporters,friends,close aides on what dates and time they will be celebrating Open houses in the various constituencies. PKR and UMNO leaders are taking a break from too much “mud and bricks” thrown at each other and prepare to usher in the festive season. While PKR and UMNO relaxes MCA aspirants are in the final leg of their campaigning and will be using the holiday period to step up their respective election machinery.
This Malaysiakini report http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/90528 shows that the MCA elections is going full steam. It’s a three way fight and Donald Lim said this,” “I am offering myself to provide delegates another alternative and vision,” With him joining in the fray it will be a three-cornered fight against ex-vice president Dr Chua Soi Lek and secretary-general Ong Ka Chuan.
It was supposed to be the classic “Chuas vs Ongs” tussle but now with Lim it gives another option for the delegates to vote. MCA delegates will have to choose for themselves the leaders who will bring back former glories and lost turf for the party. It is a difficult choice no doubt to make MCA a strong ally again in BN but the grassroots are saying that the party needs to reinvent,rebrand,reposition or stay IRRELEVANT. Obviously,there will be uncertainties in the minds of the delegates on who they want as the “MCA TEAM PLAYERS”but it remains that they will have a choice now.
So when Donald Lim said that he was motivated to go for party number two due to strong grassroots demand for reform, to keep the party relevant, and abreast with the rapidly changing political climate in the country he sensed that the No.2 Post is there for the taking. October 18th will hold the dreams of those aspirants for positions in MCA.
PKR and UMNO members and leaders will just sit back and relax for now. As for us in audie61,Natasha,Cindy and Bugi and the team wishes everyone a “SELAMAT HARI RAYA” MAAF ZAHIR AND BATIN” ..Drive Carefully and Stay ALERT on the ROADS…..