MCA certainly did make the right decision in not contesting for the Bukit Gelugor parliamentary seat in Penang which fell vacant following the late YB Karpal Singh's sudden demise.
The decision is not only logical and a reflection of common sense but also what many an MCA or BN member/supporter had been waiting for. Welcome to realpolitik.
[caption id="attachment_1000" align="alignnone" width="940"] Pragmatic new MCA president and his team[/caption]
I congratulate the new MCA president for guiding the once Chinese torch-bearer party in the right direction with this mature decision. Such maturity could mark the beginning of MCA's revival.
With MCA's decision we can be rest assured that no other BN component member would venture into the Bukit Gelugor duel. This is why/how the BN is different from the Opposition pact Pakatan Rakyat.
Only in Pakatan Rakyat you could see members of the pact contesting against each other for a single seat, as we witnessed in the last General Elections.
DAP has since named Karpal's son Ramkarpal as the candidate for Bukit Gelugor. Would it be smooth sailing for the lawyer-son of the illustrious Tiger of Jelutong? Its a safe seat but Ramkarpal should watch out for blades from the back... from within DAP and from the unhappy lot from the unholy pact.
I wouldn't waste time campaigning if I'm in Ramkarpal's position. Just start serving and leave the rest to the voters.
p/s Once again, I wish to thank MCA president Datuk Seri Liow and BN chairman Datuk Seri Najib Razak for listening to the voices from the floor. Thank You.