A party president is so powerful in Malaysia. Look what happened to PPP when Kayveas sacked Senator T. Murugiah recently for trying to 'topple' him. Samy Velly did almost the same thing to Subramaniam and his followers who were accused of wanting to 'bring him down'.
So powerful they are!
It applies in Umno, too. Long ago, Tengku Abdul Rahman sacked Dr Mahathir over his 'Malay Dilemma'. If not for the late Tun Razak, Dr M would not have made it to the party presidency and prime minister.
In MCA, the parting eposide between Ong and Chua started right from day one both won their respestive party positions. Ong want somebody else to become his deputy, not Chua whom he described as a 'pain in the arse'.
Politics need teaming, I suppose. I have observed this in Umno and other parties, including those in Sarawak and Sabah. If one does not come under the boss favor (stop talking about being a good person and doing good jobs), out he goes.
So, Chua. Maybe you could consider joining your other clan brother Chua Jui Meng who opted for Parti Keadilan Rakyat two months ago... or thinking about a splinter group, just like Gerakan and MCA about 30 years ago... or selling VCDs and other business?
Come to think about it, having parties like PKR, DAP and others are also good. Politics are dirty, alrite but so many people are after it.