The party delegates have spoken. Both leaders, Ong Tee Keat and Chua Soi Lek, were rejected by the delegates.
Ong lost a vote of no-confidence by a mere 14 votes. Chua was reinstated as a member of MCA but did not manage to retain his deputy president position.
Ong was rejected because his leadership style has upset a number of delegates. He was seen as arrogant and aloof. A number of delegates complained that Ong did not use the proper process to deal with Chua's sexual scandal. Chua was not seen as a desirable choice to take over the party too.
However, a vote of no-confidence is not a vote for the removal of the president but it should be enough to trigger a resignation of a leader who has lost the vote. Ong is expected to step down from the party leadership.
MCA is facing a serious leadership crisis at the moment. None of the leaders appear to be ready to take over the party leadership. The party leadership is already seen as weak and meek when facing UMNO in the coalition.
The exit of Ong Tee Keat and Chua Soi Lek will further weaken its leadership.
It is best for the party to call for a fresh election. The outcome of MCA EGM is a tragedy.