If former MCA president Ong Tee Keat is seeking medicament from PKR, let him. Although his plan (if any) to join the Opposition is regretted, it is his call. Maybe Ong feels he is already a persona non grata to the party he once led.
So, it's true that Parti Keadilan Rakyat is a party for sour grapes like Ong and former MCA deputy president Chua Jui Meng. After holding senior Cabinet position for years, enjoying all the privileges and worked alongside with the other leaders of BN, they decided to burn down the bridges after losing their party seats.
PKR is truly a losers' pool.
I don't know what is pervading him (read here) but it seems that the former Dewan Rakyat deputy speaker has been on a silent mode since losing to Chua Soi Lek. And Chua himself has been lambasting Ong, describing him as being irrelevant to the party (here). War of words between the two could have been the cause.
I think many MCA leaders and members, and BN supporters do not like the idea of Ong's frogging. As general election is just around the corner, its repercussion on BN's prospect could be very adverse. Or is this what Ong actually want, for BN to lose?
Aahhh... Then many would question Tun Dr Mahathir's decision to leave Umno during Pak Lah's regime. It's different because he re-joined the party after Najib took over as Prime Minister and Umno President. It's not the case for Chua, and Ong too (if he leaves MCA) as they will not turn back.
The rumors are that, Ong has met Anwar recently. What transpired, only God and both of them know. Come to think about it, there is no reason whatsoever for Ong to meet the Opposition leader (whom he himself used to batter) unless for politic talks.
It's not a strange anymore for party leaders who lost their seat to turn their back on their own party. From someone who has been showing extreme fidelity towards the party, he would change to mangle it - just because he does not hold any senior position anymore.
And what do we call people like this? Political rogues! Once you turn your back on your own party, you will lose all the virtues. You have chosen to be an outcast.
So, look before you take the leap!