“Anger” against Gerakan Boss?

I am reposting this article in Free Malaysia Today about Parti Gerakan. As a former member , i do not want to comment but suffice to say that this proposed EGM, if members can muster it, may have come too late!

Anger grows against ‘selfish’ Gerakan boss

Humayun Kabir | May 24, 2011

TAIPING: There is growing resentment among Gerakan members towards their president Koh Tsu Koon and an emergency general meeting may be called to remove him.

Former party youth vice-chief S Paranjothy said several party leaders told him that Koh must be axed to save the sinking Gerakan.

The Taman Ehsan branch chief claimed that the president was more interested in safeguarding his own political position in the federal government and had ignored the problems in the party.

Paranjothi recalled how former party chief Dr Lim Keng Yaik had advised Koh to concentrate on building the party at the state level in Penang.

“But Koh was too ambitious and went for the Batu Kawan parliamentary seat to shine at the federal level. He lost the seat to DAP’s P Ramasamy in the 2008 general election,” he said.

Paranjothy also accused Koh of failing to live up to expectations during his tenure as chief minister of Penang and warned that if not reformed, Gerakan would become irrelevant in Malaysian politics.

‘Yes man and self-centred’

He listed the president’s shortcomings as:

> He is a “yes-man” who does not want to offend other Barisan Nasional component parties because he wants to be in the good books of other leaders.

> He supports and promotes the 1Malaysia concept but does not practice this concept in his own party.

> He never supports the views and issues raised by Youth and Wanita leaders.

> Till today, he has not disclosed any strategies to win back Penang from Pakatan Rakyat in the coming polls.

> He sidelined capable senior party members and allowed those from other political parties to be parachuted into top-level posts.

> He does not want to get involved in finding solutions for the internal turmoil in Gerakan state chapters such as Johor, Selangor, Negri Sembilan, Penang and Malacca.

> In his desperate attempt to be a federal minister, Koh did not play his role as party chief to choose the leader to replace him as chief minister (before the 2008 polls), and left the decision to the prime minister. This angered a lot of party members.

> He accepted a ministerial post through the back door instead of offering it to more experienced and senior leaders like former Simpang Renggam MP Kerk Choo Ting and former Batu MP Ng Lip Yong who were denied seats in the 2008 general election.

> He greedily holds on to many political posts given to the party, without sharing them with other leaders.

“He is power crazy for promoting himself at the expense of the party and failing to realise that without Gerakan, he is a nobody,” said Paranjothy.

“Furthermore, he is not fit to be the president of a multi-ethnic party like Gerakan and is merely using the party to promote himself,” he said, adding that Koh’s “self-centred” attitude had demoralised the grassroots.

Paranjothy said that the rebel camp had identified the leader to replace Koh, but would not name the person now for fear of reprisal.

An aide to Koh declined to comment, adding that it was not Koh’s style to address party issues in the open.

14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kacau Kacau
    May 25, 2011 @ 14:36:27

    tht’s about time…

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  2. monsterball
    May 25, 2011 @ 14:44:41

    There are many topics and events more important to discuss than discussing of an unimportant political party to Malaysians.
    What are brought up are stale news…known to voters.
    To me…sacking KTK or not makes no difference.
    If MCA President is a crab…Gerakan President is even worst…a proven puppet for 18 years to Mahathir….and now to Najib…never change….never will.
    He has made “The Pearl Of The Orient” city …dirty ..filthy…and a den for robbers thieves and con men.
    Do we need to talk of this selfish two headed useless? snake?

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  3. wassup
    May 25, 2011 @ 14:51:50

    Gerakan?? Initially from where 1? Cannot recall la…..

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  4. klm
    May 25, 2011 @ 16:10:24

    Koh Tsu Koon is irrelvant and Gerakan is even more irrelevant. As the ancient Romans would say “Non Gradus Anus Rodentum! “

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  5. CYC
    May 25, 2011 @ 17:24:16

    Irrelevant party and irrelevant personalities, ask them to hang themselves early.

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  6. KeyStone
    May 26, 2011 @ 05:01:29

    Why is this abig news? Gerakan members should had just voted the guy out and move on. Why Gerakan members have not done so? Therefore, Gerakan is a sunk ship in Malaysian politics, it will be forgotten soon it had not been already. One less party to split the votes!

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  7. Kenny
    May 26, 2011 @ 12:00:11

    Getting rid of Koh Tsu Koon is like getting rid of Samy Vellu. The party remains the same. The next President will still toady up to Umno.

    Gerakan is in danger of (or has already become) the next PPP. Irrelevant after losing their power base and hanging on to BN’s coat tails for dear life.

    The next G.E. will see humiliation piled on Gerakan as MCA and Umno muscle in on their traditional seats. But like the political clown Kayveas, KTK will still hang on to BN. It will be painful for Dr. Hsu to see.

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  8. CYC
    May 26, 2011 @ 17:23:55

    Kenny,
    There is nothing as painful as his (Dr ) own noble ideas being thrown into the dustbin by KTK. History has proven KTK is just a clown outplayed by the Soh Chai Dr. But Soh Chai Dr can’t laugh because his son is just another clown.

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  9. TooMuch
    May 31, 2011 @ 16:05:18

    Hope readers don’t mind that I refer to the front page of the MCA Star papers yesterday with a bunch of clowns in Manchester U and Barcelona jerseys. Can you imagine who was standing behind these clowns with skinny smerky face cheering and polishing foolsballs??? Sorry no prizes for the ones who guessed right. It was non-other than Robin Boh Hood himself… too busy polishing foolsballs than to take care already rusty Gerakparty???

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  10. petestop
    Jun 01, 2011 @ 20:52:38

    With such leadership who just wants to be in the good books of everyone, instead of standing on his principle, Gerakan has no future.

    Learn from your own Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu, come on.

    The only ex-Gerakan leader that come close is our own good Doc Hsu here.
    However, Gerakan has changed, and those in position of power got there
    not on their principle, merit or their conviction. But most likely by currying
    favors via the patronage system.

    The biggest joke with Koh Tsu Koon leadership as CM is that the CM
    is to be decided by the then PM, Pak Lah.

    CM is decided by the Rakyat, and the Rakyat sends a LOUD and CLEAR message!

    As in Hokkien dialect put it, “Bo Kiu Liao !!”

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  11. A true Malaysian
    Jun 01, 2011 @ 21:58:43

    Bo Kiu Liao, Boh Hi Bang Liao, Si Liao !!!

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  12. A true Malaysian
    Jun 01, 2011 @ 22:01:49

    没救了,没希望了,死了!!!

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  13. beh tahan
    Jun 01, 2011 @ 22:06:17

    mai kong liau,liau lian liau,huijin liau n kong beh liau!Ar….ho sim liau,mai thih khi liau…ar….siau liau

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  14. A true Malaysian
    Jun 01, 2011 @ 22:22:47

    beh tahan yi liao,
    ah koon boh hood liao,
    kong kah cui tah liao,
    mah hua pun si siang kuan liao,
    si mik pun boh liao,
    sah mah pun si kiaw kiaw liao.

    ming lien ai cho cheng hu liao.

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