IT is acknowledged that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will represent Pakatan in the Kajang by-election. As he is a leader of national level, it will be difficult for MCA to field a candidate to challenge him.
Who will be the most appropriate MCA leader?
From feedback gathered from Chinese communities, it is a choice between Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun and Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong, the MCA deputy president and MP for Ayer Hitam.
On record, Lim Kit Siang had gone to Johor to challenge the former menteri besar of Johor and won. Also on record, former MCA president Datuk Lee San Choon had defeated the former DAP president Dr Dr Chen Man Hin in Negri Sembilan.
Therefore, the Chinese communities feel the most suitable candidate to participate in the coming by-election is none other than Wee. He is considered a heavyweight and national leader for MCA.
When he was with the government, Wee helped to rebuild the Chinese primary school in Kajang. Surely but truly, he will stand a better chance to win over the residents of Kajang.
He has proven positively that he has contributed towards Chinese education.
All he needs to do is to secure more Chinese voters to support him plus pro-Umno Malay voters should give him the edge against Anwar.
Under these circumstances, Wee should offer himself to face Anwar's challenge.
If he does not come forward, it will be a great insult to MCA and Wee will only be known as a leader of "no action, but talk only".
This is a golden opportunity for Wee to prove that he is capable of leading the Chinese community. We hope he will not easily forsake it.
Source: KAJANG BY-ELECTION: Wee Ka Siong a potential candidate - Letters to the Editor - New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/kajang-by-election-wee-ka-siong-a-potential-candidate-1.482033#ixzz2t5f1fUlO