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Send signature list: MCA sec-gen to Chua supporters

KUALA LUMPUR, 8 Sept 2009: MCA secretary-general Datuk Wong Foon Meng wants supporters of sacked party deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek to submit the list of signatutes of one-third of the delegates, and state why an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) should be called.

“The faster they can do this, the better, then I can arrange for a meeting between both sides,” he told reporters here today.

“After the two requests are met, I will call the representative of party president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat and Chua … to discuss the resolution and how we should conduct the EGM,” he said.

Wong repeated his call to any quarters requisitioning for an EGM to adhere to the provisions of the party constitution.

Ong had also instructed Wong to hold an EGM following the sacking of Chua for tarnishing the party’s image by being involved in a sex scandal, of which a DVD of the sex act had been circulated to the public.

Chua, the former health minister, had claimed to have more than 800 signatures of delegates to enable for an EGM to be held, where his supporters would demand for the decision to sack him to be withdrawn and to accept him back into the party.

In KUALA TERENGGANU, Terengganu MCA chief Toh Chin Yaw said the state MCA did not encourage its members to support any side or sign the petition until the EGM was called.

“As the Terenganu MCA does not have that many members, an open show of support for any side will only disrupt harmony and stability in the state MCA,” he said here today.

Toh, who is also state Industrial, Trade and Environment Committee chairperson, said he would give members the freedom to make their decision at the EGM as he believed they were mature and wise enough. — Bernama

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