The Malay Mail reported recently on July 27 an allegation made by businessman Vincent Ng that he had once helped the MCA leadership conjure up “tens of thousands of phantom members” for the party.
The newspaper article, headlined ‘Phantom members rolled out for MCA-rigged polls, says businessman‘, claimed that the validity of the party’s registry is in doubt should allegations about the existence of these members – purportedly enrolled without their knowledge – prove to be true.
MCA has some 4,300 branches. Is the business of all 4,300 branches in good order?
Do recall the Kuala Lumpur High Court hearing of a 1988 civil suit where the judge, Justice Harun Hashim had declared that Umno was an unlawful society because of its 30 unapproved branches.
If some of the MCA’s 4,300 branches are marred by irregularities stemming from the alleged dubious membership roll, then the legality of the party itself might conceivably be challenged.