The Penang MCA Youth chief Eng Hiap Boon has announced his decision to quit the party but we all know he is a strong ally of former MCA president Ong Tee Keat.
He is merely a pawn used by Tee Keat, the madcap, temperamental and unpredictable politician.
Tee Keat is applying pressure on Chua Soi Lek because he wants to retain his Pandan parliamentary seat at all cost.
The talk is that there is still no commitment from Chua who has the right to make recommendations to Najib Tun Razak, as the Barisan Nasional chairman.
Ultimately, Najib has the final say.
There has been no announcement with regards to candidacy, so the premature action by Eng Hiap Boon, an obnoxious insurance salesman– and by extension the action of Tee Keat – is out of sync.
Tee Keat has also acted rashly by joining the Angkatan Amanah Merdeka comprising has-been politicians like Tengku Razaleigh and Kadir Sheikh Fadzir.
This group of has-beens, who does not seem to understand when to quit, is attempting to project itself as “a third force” in an attempt to hold on to their seats or try to gets seats.
They want to exert pressure on the PM and their respective party bosses.
Failing to do so, they will try to make a pact with Pakatan Rakyat.
DAP’s Teresa Kok naively walked into a meeting with Tee Keat, which the latter conveniently “leaked” to the Chinese media claiming he was being wooed by Pakatan.
In reality, he was sending a subtle message to the BN. The fact is that this desperado would do anything including sleeping with the enemies of the BN to hold on to his seat.
The point is that there are rules and ethics to follow. Tee Keat was handed the MCA presidency on a silver platter but he screwed it up.
His predecessors – Ong Ka Ting and Chan Kong Choy – endorsed him but he ended up screwing them. That’s Tee Keat for you.
He has literally antagonized everyone in the MCA and split the MCA until Chua Soi Lek was voted as president.
Chua has put the party together again.
Does Eng Hiap Boon’s resignation make any difference?
It would not make the MCA look good but for sure he makes no difference.