KUALA LUMPUR, 16 July 2009: Former MCA vice-president Datuk Chua Jui Meng is set to step down as the Bakri MCA division chairperson, as speculation has intensified that he may quit the party and join the opposition.
Bakri MCA division secretary Kelvin Lim said Chua, who is also a former health minister, has called for an emergency meeting of the Bakri MCA division at 7pm today discuss his position as chairperson.
“The emergency meeting will be held at the division office in Jalan Bakri, Muar tonight. After 7.30pm, a statement is expected to be released to the media. Datuk (Chua Jui Meng) has more or less made up his mind,” he told Bernama when contacted.
Chua, 64, has been Bakri MCA division chief for 23 years. He contested the MCA president’s post twice but lost to Tan Sri Ong Ka Ting in 2005 and Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat in 2008.
Chua could not be contacted for comment. — Bernama