*A livng legend, Abdul Aziz Nik Mat has just announced his retirement.
*Gerakan president Koh Tsu Koon will resign, too, effective 18 May 2013.
*Gerakan Secretary General Teng Chang Yeow will resign, effective 11 May 2013.
Gerakan president Koh Tsu Koon announced that he and secretary general Teng Chang Yeow are resigning from their party posts next week.
After a meeting with fellow Gerakan leaders at the party headquarters in Kuala Lumpur today, Koh said they have made the decision to take responsibility for Gerakan’s dismal performance in the 13th general election.
Deputy president Chang Ko Youn (below) will take over as acting president until the party elections on October 26.
Koh will officially resign on May 16 while Teng will be exiting the party earlier, on May 11.
*But this man won’t reign yet, not till later.
MCA president Chua Soi Lek today dismissed calls for his immediate resignation, stating that he will only go at the right time.
“I can understand these people (who are asking me to resign) love the party, but there is also a majority who want me to stay.
“We had a discussion on this and the party members are aware, I will go at the appropriate moment when everything is in place,” he told a press conference after chairing the party’s presidential council meeting today.
Chua said his immediate priority now was to ensure that the party election is put in motion and the earliest that can be done is next month.
“Technically the fastest possible for the party election to be held is next month, from branch to the national level,” he said.
Once the party elections begin, he said, it will take around five months for it to complete at every level and he will only step down during this period.
However, these people want him to leave NOW.
*The 10 MCA elders present at today’s press conference are Tan, Lee, Tan Sri Lim Ah Lek, Tan Sri Wong Sea Wah, Tan Sri Dr Sak Cheng Lum, Tan Sri Lau Yin Pin, Datuk Jimmy Lau, Datuk Fu Ah Kiow, Datuk Wong Kam Hong, and Wang Choon Wing.
A group of MCA elders have called for party president Dr Chua Soi Lek’s immediate resignation in the wake of the party’s humiliating performance in last Sunday’s general election.
“Someone must take responsibility for this, so we are asking our party president Chua to kindly step down to allow new leaders to reform, revive and resuscitate the party,” said the group’s spokesperson Tan Koon Swan, a former party president.
*This man was supposed to have left long ago but continues to put his mouth into everything..
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Yahoo! News Singapore, 7 May 2013
PUTRAJAYA, May 7 – Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today he was shocked by Barisan Nasional’s poor performance in Election 2013, and laid the blame on ‘ungrateful’ Chinese and ‘greedy’ Malay voters.
He said there was clearly a “Chinese tsunami,” using a phrase used by Datuk Seri Najib Razak immediately after Sunday’s election results showed BN had fared worse that in 2008.
“Most of the Chinese had rejected the Malays’ hands of friendship … And that was what we call the ‘tsunami’,” Dr Mahahthir (picture) said in a press conference here after Election 2013.