Guess what? During the last election campaign period, Gerakan Acting President Dr Koh Tsu Koon was coy when asked to debate on issues with the Opposition members. He even refused to answer an allegation made by blogger Jeff Ooi on the Motorola issue.
Now, his wife, Chui Kah Peng, has issued a 48-hour ultimatum to both Lim Guan Eng and Jeff Ooi to accept her invitation for a debate on the handling of the Persatuan Bunga Tanjung’s funds. PBT was the state organisation for wives of Barisan Nasional assemblymen and MPs and was headed by Chui.
At the last PBT annual general meeting on March 9, the day after Penang and four other states fell into Opposition hands, PBT members, the state organisation for wives of Barisan Nasional assemblymen and MPs, voted unanimously to dissolve the association.
In earlier statements, Chui said remaining funds amounting to RM590,665 were distributed to the Association of Wives of Ministers and Deputy Ministers (Bakti) (RM350,000), the Bureau on Learning Difficulties-PBT centre in Seberang Prai (RM220,000) and three other charitable organisations.
Chui was upset over a remark made on Jeff's website. "We are not ‘desperate housewives’ as Jeff Ooi had alleged and we take that statement as a real insult.” Jeff also drew a similarity between PBT and Balkis.
It is interesting to note that Chui is now at the forefront and it will be more interesting if Jeff or Lim decides to take up the challenge. Perhaps, Gerakan has found a new Penang chief since Secretary General Chia Kwang Chye, as usual, is still non committal to take over the post. Chui has shown more character than Chia, maybe she should go for the post instead. It will be a Malaysian "Bill-Hillary" tag team to watch.