MCA's EGM will go on as planned

MCA's EGM will go on as planned
Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek.

KUALA LUMPUR - The MCA's extraordinary general meeting (EGM) today will proceed as scheduled, despite advice from the Registrar of Societies (RoS) to reconsider it.

Party president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek has reassured the 2,380-plus central delegates that the EGM with its four resolutions has met all the requirements of the party's constitution.

The first resolution is to censure deputy president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai for his refusal to accept collective decisions by the party, and for his actions that have triggered infighting among members and tarnished the party's image.

Liow is also being censured for not playing his role as the MCA general election preparatory committee chairman.

The other three resolutions are to overturn an earlier decision by the party not to accept any government posts if its performance in GE13 was worse than that of GE12.

At a press conference at Wisma MCA here yesterday, Dr Chua said he had on Thursday evening received a letter from the RoS, requesting him to reconsider the resolution to censure Liow, and saying Liow can be referred to the party's disciplinary board instead.

Dr Chua said his reply to the RoS on Friday evening was that the EGM petitioned by 20 central committee members had met all the relevant provisions of the party's constitution, and that the party president is not vested with any power to go against the provisions under Article 30.2.

A copy of the reply had been forwarded to Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, he added.

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