The recent MCA party elections saw Datuk Seri Liow Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong as president and deputy president respectively.
It is now clear the MCA Malaysian Chinese wants to be part of the country decision making by supporting leaders deemed to be moderate, and the path is now clear for Prime Minister Najib Razak to appoint Liow and Wee to the Cabinet as full minister and deputy minister.
Unlike belligerent former MCA leader Chua Soi Lek, whose defensive and offensive stance against BN leadership are quite offensive, both Liow and Wee are more easy to bond with.
BN leaders, within Umno especially, were not comfortable with Chua's leadership described as almost emulating the "opposition stance", and now are more likely to work in a spirit of comradeship with Liow and Wee at the helm.
I can see Najib appointing Liow as the new Transport Minister and Wee as minister or deputy minster in the Prime Minister Department, for a start. MCA must now look to the future in a positive spirit, with Chua Soi Lek, and to help contribute towards nation building.
I personally know Liow, and helped him during last general elections, and he is a pleasant chap to interact and to talk with, and I have also had the opportunity of meeting Chua and he strikes me as an arrogant person who is very hard to have a conversation with, especially with his "holier-than-thou- attitude".
Come 2014 we need to discard arrogant party leaders and politicians within BN and the opposition parties so we can strive towards the betterment of the country....especially in the eroding multi-racial department of Malaysia. Read here: http://www.mca.org.my/en/mca-polls-liow-wins-presidency-wee-is-deputy/