Chor Chee Heung has proven Mahathir and Daim right when they respectively condemned the present Cabinet Ministers as “half-past six” or “deadwood”

Former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and former Finance Minister Tun Daim Zainuddin have one thing in common – they do not think very highly of the quality and calibre of the Ministers in post-Mahathir Cabinets.

Mahathir have dismissed the Cabinet as comprising “half-past six Ministers” while Daim only recently called for the removal of the “deadwood” from the Barisan Nasional’s Cabinet line-up, to which Mahathir gave “full-hearted” support, saying:

“I agree entirely. Lots of deadwood should be chopped down and thrown away and new trees grow.”

The MCA Vice President and Minister for Housing and Local Government, Datuk Chor Chee Heung came to Gelang Patah yesterday and provided ample proof that he fully deserves the contempt Mahathir and Daim reserved for the present Cabinet Ministers, dismissing them as “half-past six” and “deadwood” Ministers.

In Gelang Patah, Chor questioned my motive for contesting in Gelang Patah. He alleged that I was “hopping from one seat to another” because I was “greedy” for pensions, claiming that I would get separate pension entitlements if I moved from constituency to constituency.

I have been an MP for four states, namely Malacca, Selangor, Penang, Perak and am going to contest in Johore in Gelang Patah in the 13GE. Does this mean that I would be entitled to five pensions if I win in Gelang Patah?

I am astonished by Chor’s claim, as I never knew that I would be entitled to more than one parliamentary pension if I moved from one constituency to another.

This is of couse totally baseless and an entire concoction of Chor ignorance and folly.

Let me tell Chor that a Member of Parliament is only entitled to one parliamentary pension regardless of the number of constituencies he had represented in his life.

There is no such law which provides that an MP can get multiple pensions based on his moving from “constituency to constituency”.

No wonder MCA Ministers and Deputy Ministers command so little respect not only from Pakatan Rakyat ranks but also from UMNO and BN circles as well as in the civil service – when MCA Ministers could utter such garbage as Chor did in Gelang Patah yesterday.

The Malaysian Cabinet with so many “half-past six” and “deadwood” Ministers (to quote Mahathir and Daim) is a national and international disgrace to Malaysia, and is one important reason why there must be a change of tenant in Putrajaya in the 13GE, so that the country can not only get a new Federal Government, a new Prime Minister but also a new Cabinet of high-calibre, dedicated and honest Ministers.

Recently the MCA had escalated their vicious and baseless propaganda attacks against the DAP but the ferocity of these MCA assaults cannot hide the fact that the MCA is in the most parlous state in the party’s 64-year history, as never before in MCA history has a MCA President lost the right to decide whether he himself could contest in a general election.

At present, the MCA President must depend on the approval of the UMNO President whether he could contest as a BN candidate in the 13th general elections.

When the MCA President has to depend on the approval of the UMNO President on whether he could be allowed to be a BN candidate in the forthcoming general elections, who believes that the MCA Presicent and the MCA leadership under him are capable of being independent and courageous political leaders who will not compromise their principles and the interests of the public because they are beholden to UMNO pressures or demands?

(Speech when visiting Taman Bukit Indah, Pengkalan Rinting on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 10 am)

  1. #1 by Bigjoe on Tuesday, 2 April 2013 - 5:52 pm

    Pakatan’s battle cry is “Ini kali-lah”, BN, especially MCA, is “Hentam saja lah”..

  2. #2 by monsterball on Tuesday, 2 April 2013 - 6:08 pm

    MCA clowns will utter anything….to show their speaking skills.
    Now that LKS has proven MCA Chor Chee Heung is talking nonsense….that will shut another MCA mouth.

  3. #3 by Taxidriver on Tuesday, 2 April 2013 - 6:18 pm

    One would be wise to keep quiet if one doesn’t know or is uncertain about something lest you expose your own stupidity like our Yang Berhormat Chi Hong. Now he’s got it kaw kaw from LKS. For once, I agree with kutty calling the current crop of ministers 1/2 past 6. Macam ini kalau tak tukar kerjaan, hancurlah! negara yang tercinta. Mampuslah! rakyat

  4. #4 by Godfather on Tuesday, 2 April 2013 - 6:26 pm

    Chor chee heung….wasn’t he implicated in PKA but he said “I wasn’t aware” ? Give him a break, Kit, he truly doesn’t know what goes on around him. Umno loves people of his calibre.

  5. #5 by Taxidriver on Tuesday, 2 April 2013 - 6:29 pm

    Pakatan.s battle cry is ‘inik ali-lah’ BN’s battle cry is ‘ini last sekali-lah’

  6. #6 by yhsiew on Tuesday, 2 April 2013 - 6:37 pm

    Another deadwood shamelessly announced RM1,000 handout to each staff of the national oil company Petronas just weeks ahead of GE13. I don’t know where to hide my face if I find myself doing that as a leader. Yeah Kit, we need a new government and a new Cabinet which are mature, competent and honest.

  7. #7 by Taxidriver on Tuesday, 2 April 2013 - 6:56 pm

    YB Chi Hong would have been right if then kutty and ajib kor got the bola to contest in risky areas of other states like LKY instead of clinging on their respective safe constituencies of kubang pasu and pekan Had that happened, they surely would have passed a law to give one pension entitlement for every state an MP represents. It means today LKS very hosay. Hard luck, bro Lim

  8. #8 by ENDANGERED HORNBILL on Tuesday, 2 April 2013 - 7:29 pm

    Ah Jib gored and so he goes around distributing $$$… so that he can ‘buy’ votes.

    Never in history has a Malaysian PM stooped so low to beg for votes.

    All it shows is that this deadwood PM is going to be thrown into the trash can and trying both to delay this by giving out $$ to the garbage collectors.

  9. #9 by dawsheng on Tuesday, 2 April 2013 - 8:23 pm

    MCA leaders told so many lies there’s no more credible lies to hoodwink the voters.

  10. #10 by Winston on Tuesday, 2 April 2013 - 8:26 pm

    I agree entirely. Lots of deadwood should be chopped down and thrown away and new trees grow. – End of quote

    No, these are not deadwood.
    They are far more dangerous than deadwood.
    Deadwood are what the name implies.
    They are dead and wouldn’t bother anyone.
    But UMNO/BN is reminiscent of parasitic plants.
    These plants grow on other trees and suck nutrients from them, until they completely disintegrate.
    That’s how dangerous these plants are represent the party that has governed the country for five over decades.
    If PR doesn’t finish them off, they will leave this once green and robust country a hulk of its former self!
    Can Malaysians tolerate such an event from taking place?
    Vote for the PR and uproot these parasites!!!

    • #11 by kg on Tuesday, 2 April 2013 - 9:13 pm

      Right, parasitic plants. They are also not half past six, these people are very clever actually. Unfortunately, they apply their cleverness not in servicing the people, but to enrich their own pocket.

  11. #12 by pwcheng on Tuesday, 2 April 2013 - 9:00 pm

    Its bizarre that I can hear the MCA morons, especially the Chua father and son calling you a Mr “touch and go” and now Mr Chor calling you greedy (for extra pension). Its either they have a mental block or jittery for :
    They all can only hum like bumble bee(s),
    Closing their eyes and afraid to see,
    That moving away from ones present constituency,
    Is repositioning as a strategy,
    Unlike UMNO/BN has nothing, except giving out money, money, money,
    And now another MCA goon says for extra pension sounds really funny,
    MCA is definitely suffering from acute senility.
    Last hurrah for MCA as you are riding into obscurity.

  12. #13 by SENGLANG on Tuesday, 2 April 2013 - 9:02 pm

    Dead wood they may be but surely those people are not half past six. they are simply arrogant and lies specialist. they will tell what ever lies that suite them. they also asssume most Malaysians are ignorance and easily being fool by them.

    they tell lies and lies and moe lies. this was typical of mca

  13. #14 by jus legitimum on Tuesday, 2 April 2013 - 9:54 pm

    This political eunuch from Alor Star is just one of the countless liars from Bee End.He and all the political eunuchs and parasites from his camp can only resort to lies,false allegations,giving cash and handouts to win the simple minded voters.LKS and Pakatan must be given full support to give new hope to this nation in the coming GE.

  14. #15 by cinaindiamelayubersatu on Tuesday, 2 April 2013 - 10:03 pm

    dia jugak yang mengaku ada pembaziran dan rasuah dalam kerajaan tapi masih mampu senyum kambing depan belakang kiri kanan macc…ahh,umno suka koncu koncu macam ni yang boleh ditarik hidung macam lembu kondo izat…

  15. #16 by chengho on Tuesday, 2 April 2013 - 11:41 pm

    the time for new generation of Malaysia ; age below 60 eh

  16. #17 by sheriff singh on Wednesday, 3 April 2013 - 1:14 am

    Isn’t it obvious that there is a lack of talent in BN? We have a circus of idiots and clowns as Ministers running the country. Most don’t even have any common sense not to mention decency.

    Isn’t it time to end their bull-syit?


  17. #18 by Noble House on Wednesday, 3 April 2013 - 3:05 am

    Strangely, most if not all of the current BN Ministers are remnants from the time of the Mahathir’s era. What is there to speak of the MCA when even its President have no say in his own candidacy? Like the Gerakan, the MCA has no way to go but down.

  18. #19 by monsterball on Wednesday, 3 April 2013 - 8:26 am

    Age does not count in politics.
    It’s the right people with the right qualifications…to serve the country and people that elected them…to unite all as Malaysians first….race second.
    And so from young ones…middle age ones and old ones….all are qualified.
    Chengho’s commonsense….very poor man.

  19. #20 by lee tai king (previously dagen) on Wednesday, 3 April 2013 - 8:43 am

    pssst you know or not?
    know wat?
    that chor guy is a lawyer!
    Hah? OMG!!
    I no elucated but i think i much better then e.
    ya lor. I orso like dat think.

  20. #21 by TheWrathOfGrapes on Wednesday, 3 April 2013 - 11:18 am

    chengho – majority of deadwoods and half-past six morons rule…..

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