Over the next few hours, some would try to tear each other apart (in the Wisma MCA boardroom) and others would be debating if the embattled MCA president Ong Tee Keat should stay or step down.
I have an advice for Ong. He should ride into the sunset if he thinks that change is so easy to initiate and achieve. His detractors can call Ong a bad politician. I was told that he was too straight forward to be able to lead the party. In the end, the crocodiles have made a mince meat out of him.
But no one can blame Ong for not trying to stand up against his detractors, trying to fulfill his pledge to be accountable to the people on the PKFZ and to try to change the political culture in his party.
Ong must accept a bitter lesson. A habit which tolerates immorality, corruption and tribalism cannot be simply changed once it has been embedded into the MCA culture. Since the 80's, which MCA leader was seen as clean and innocent as a white piece of paper?
Hence, what Chua Soi Lek did - his prowess, his comeback kid stamina and his determination - actually caught the sympathy and imagination from many of his male colleagues. Yes, many men think that having an affair with younger women is a prove of libido. It is a cause to be celebrated and a bragging topic over beer and chivas.
If Ong wants to fight for a change and to convince us that he is serious, he should emulate his opponents such as Lim Kit Siang, Lim Guan Eng and Anwar Ibrahim.
The Lims and Anwar did not have it easy. Probably much tougher than a simple vote of no-confidence Ong faced at his party's EGM. A number of these delegates care more about their next session up Genting Casino than the outcome of the EGM anyway.
Ong may not like the Lims or Anwar but he should try to respect and emulate the struggle of these leaders who had faced detention, jail term and electoral defeat but came back with even more to offer.
Ong can choose to join the ranks of true national leaders and reformists or ended up as a cry baby or a whimper who walks away because some morally insensitive folks who thought he was not fit to lead them. They were just telling the truth. Many of us won't make the cut to lead the mafias.
Ong should go if he has lost his marbles to continue to fight for what he believes in. I still want the PKFZ to be investigated.