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PETALING JAYA: MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai says he is not resigning and that he has the right to contest for the presidency in the party elections.
He added that he had in July decided to offer hinself to fill the vacancy after president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek announced in May that he would not defend the post.
“It is his (Dr Chua’s) right to seek re-election, and it is also his right if he decides to resign as president,” he said in a telephone interview yesterday.
Liow said Dr Chua could decide on his own position, but the president did not have the right to insist on his (Liow’s) resignation.
“My track record is my best testimony and it is up to the central delegates to decide my role in the party,” Liow said.
In IPOH, party central committee member Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan has called for the EGM to be cancelled.
“I don’t think it is the right time to convene an EGM,” he told reporters yesterday.
On Sept 30, a total of 20 central committee members petitioned for the EGM.
One of the four resolutions for the EGM was to censure Liow for his refusal to accept the collective decisions of the party, and his actions had provoked infighting among party members after the recent general election, as well as tarnished the image of the party.
The other three resolutions were for the party to accept appointments by the Federal Government, state governments, local authorities and government-linked companies.
Ong, who was seen speaking at a press conference alone, said an EGM was usually convened to discuss bigger issues affecting the party or nation.
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