IPOH, 25 Aug 2009: Five Perak MCA divisions have called on the party’s disciplinary board to suspend its president, Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat, and investigate an allegation that he received a RM10 million donation.
Batu Gajah MCA division deputy chairperson Datuk Lee Kon Yin said an investigation or an inquiry must be convened to determine whether the allegation was true to protect the good name, image and integrity of the party.
He said a memorandum on the issue, which was signed by the Batu Gajah, Ipoh Barat, Ipoh Timur, Tambun and Bagan Datoh divisions’ representatives, was sent to the party’s disciplinary board chairperson Datuk Ng Cheng Kiat today.
The board has to stop Ong from carrying out his duty and activities related to the MCA until his name is cleared, Lee told a news conference here today.
Ong, who is also Transport Minister, yesterday filed a RM500 million defamation suit against Bintulu Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing.
Ong claimed that Tiong, the executive director of Kuala Dimensi Sdn Bhd (KDSB), had issued a defamatory statement about giving him RM10 million, which was published in Malaysiakini on 12 Aug 2009.
Ong claimed that the statement was made in bad faith and with malice to prevent a fair and correct investigation into the abuse of funds by the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) and Kuala Dimensi’s role in the affair.
Kuala Dimensi is the turnkey contractor for the PKFZ project, which is also the subject of a probe by the Public Accounts Committee. — Bernama