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The MCA has made several outstanding achievements over the past decade under party president Datuk Seri Dr Ling Liong Sik. However, since three years ago, it has been beset with internal squabbles. In the second part of the interview conducted with The Star's Foong Pek Yee, Dr Ling gives his diagnosis of the situation.
MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Ling Liong Sik submitted an undated resignation letter to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad on Aug 15 last year, but his offer to quit has not been accepted so far.
Education Minister Tan Sri Musa Mohamad made front-page headlines in the major Chinese newspapers Friday with his statement on the relocation of Chinese primary schools running out of students and the introduction of Chinese language lessons in the national primary schools.
Many MCA leaders are among the 100,000 graduates of Tuanku Abdul Rahman College, beneficiaries of the party's cause to make education more readily available and affordable to the community. FOONG PEK YEE spoke to three ex-Tarcians to see how the college had shaped their destiny and the fund-raising campaign they are involved in to help Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman and fulfil the Chinese community's 32-year dream.