The one thing that piques my interest with a curl on my lips is the extract from The Star:
At about 2.30pm, the press were ushered into the 9th floor meeting room.
Ong together with Dr Chua and other central committee members then entered the room and took their seats.
However, the chair next to Ong - meant for deputy president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai - was empty.
Everyone waited for a while but there was still no sign of Liow.
Party secretary-general Datuk Wong Foon Meng then walked in and had a word with Ong.
The two then went out of the room.
About 10 minutes later, Ong came back into the meeting room, followed by Wong, Liow and vice-president Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha.As all Malaysians know, reading between the lines is an artform in a nation where leaders and their Press minions have mastered the dark art of saying things without so much saying so. These are gestures, nebulous words and phrases, body language and the like.
So.....is there anything that The Star report is alluding to? Might it be a pointer towards lingering, simmering matters that may fester and putrefy before breaking out as an angry pus-laden sore at some future date?
I'm not sure. As Mrs Pot sang to the Candlestand and the Clock in the Disney animation, Beauty and the Beast, maybe there's something there that wasn't there before (or, some such lyric).