MCA president Ong Tee Keat

MCA president Ong Tee Keat (left) being greeted by party members immediately after he his election as party chief. It has not been a smooth sailing for him ever since

Malaysia Chinese Assocition (MCA) president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat was said to be bracing for attempted to destroy MCA and ousted him from his government’s portfolio.

The starling disclosure was reported by several Chinese language dailies today.

Ong said there are people attempting to destroy MCA via formation of a new party or toppling him, reported Sin Chew Daily.

The report said ‘should the attempt to topple Ong failed, certain forces within and outside the party will try to form a new Chinese-based political party, intended to replace MCA in the current coalition government.

The Chinese daily said Ong “is bracing for the possibility of being transferred to another ministry or losing his government job altogether, over the PKFZ fiasco”.

“I was told that I’m not Umno’s favoured MCA president”, Ong said, reported Sin Chew Daily.

In another report, Nanyang Siang Pau, quoting anonymous MCA central delegate member as saying “Ong told them there were three forces (ie, business, political and dark society) that had tried to stop the probe into Port Klang Free Trade Zone (PKFZ) scandal.

“The RM10 million donation issue cropped up because those planning to call for the party EGM, as they were looking for reasons to do so” according to Ong he said.

Ong said right after he was elected party chief, he had heard of talk that people from the politico-business arena were coming up with RM100 million to move a vote of no-confidence against him at an emergency general meeting (EGM).