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Five Perak MCA divisions call for Ong’s suspension

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

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3 Responses to “Five Perak MCA divisions call for Ong’s suspension”

  1. Thomas Lee says:

    There won’t be smoke if there is no fire.

    But common sense tells us that to give RM10mil in CASH in just three instalments is surely unusual. The three installments will probably be RM3mil, RM3mil and RM4mil. Imagine the suitcases needed to carry them!

    And to draw such a large sum from the bank each time will obviously need to adhere to certain banking precedures — (1) inform the bank in advance to prepare the amount for withdrawal, (2) the bank concerned will need to get the supply from Bank Negara as it won’t have such a large amount of cash in hand, (3) the person receiving the cash will have to sign various documents to confirm the transaction, and (4) security precautions have to be in place, like having security guards to accompany the person withdrawing the cash. The MACC can just confirm with the bank concerned and Bank Negara whether such amounts have been withdrawn and who received them. It can also check with the security personnel involved.

    Suspend Tee Kiat over the probe? If so, Chua Soi Lek will also have to be suspended over the sex video probe.

    I am no lover of the MCA, but I think Tee Keat did the right thing in filing the police report and civil suit. How else will there be an open public probe if the PKFZ case and RM10mil issue are not brought to court.

  2. Andrew I says:

    If we can’t catch him in the act, then we can at least try to turn his hair white.

  3. kanna says:

    I guess I’m not going to jump onto the bandwagon and ask for his scalp …………. guess we will have to wait and see …….but it really surprises me that so far, the Umno names have been very insignificant …………unbelieveable.

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