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Sunday October 20, 2013 MYT 9:28:00 AM
Sunday October 20, 2013 MYT 12:31:19 PM
by foong pek yee
Over 2199 MCA Members casting their vote at MCA EGM 2013.
KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 2,199 or 92.2% of the 2,385 MCA central delegates turned out for the party's extraordinary general meeting (EGM) here Sunday.
Speaker Datuk Yik Phooi Hoong said this had exceeded the quorum, which is a third of the delegates, required for the EGM to take place.
A small group of delegates interrupted the proceedings at 10.20am, asking the Speaker to allow debate on the resolutions prior to the voting.
Yik said the central committee had decided on the proceedings, and debate was not listed.
He advised the few delegates who made noise to voice their feelings at the ballot box instead.
His advice was met with a big round applause from the floor.
Voting began at 10.40am and finished in an hour.
Earlier, the entrance to Wisma MCA here was packed with delegates, who began arriving as early as 7am for the EGM.
Party president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek, who arrived about 8am, was seen going around to greet the delegates while they were having their breakfast.
Deputy president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai arrived 45 minutes later.
Liow, who is facing a resolution to censure him at the EGM, was greeted by his supporters who shouted "huat ah" ( good luck in Hokkien) to lend him their support.
The resolution says, among others, that Liow refused to accept collective party decisions, and that his actions provoked infighting among members and tarnished the party's image.
The other three resolutions are to overturn an earlier resolution by the party not to accept any government posts after its poorer performance in GE13 compared with GE12.
The results are expected around 2pm.
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