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I will not have a chance to debate or defend myself in the EGM (on Oct 20). - Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai
YONG PENG: MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said his request to debate in the coming extraordinary general meeting (EGM) to censure him has been turned down.
“I will not have a chance to debate or defend myself in the EGM (on Oct 20),” he said.
He said the MCA central committee at its meeting last Thursday had decided that delegates would not be allowed to debate during the EGM.
“During the CC meeting that day, I said that I wanted a chance to debate and explain myself,” Liow said after a briefing to Johor party members here yesterday.
Liow said many party members had raised concerns for him and the party.
“They have given me lots of encouragements and they want me to hold on and not to give up.
“I am very thankful,” he said.
On Sept 30, 20 CC members petitioned for an EGM to censure Liow, saying that he had refused to accept collective party decisions and that his actions had caused in-fighting among members and tarnished the party’s image.
This was one of four resolutions in their petition. The other resolutions are about the party’s stand on the acceptance of appointments by the Federal Government, state governments and government-linked companies.
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