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Published: Wednesday December 4, 2013 MYT 4:05:00 PM
Updated: Wednesday December 4, 2013 MYT 4:41:40 PM

MCA polls: Chua Soi Lek won't defend post

Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek announcing that he will not defend his MCA president seat for the coming MCA election.

Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek announcing that he will not defend his MCA president seat for the coming MCA election.

KUALA LUMPUR: MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek has announced that he will not defend his post at the party elections on Dec 21.

He said this was in line with his announcement on May 6 that he would not seek re-election to take responsibility over the party's poor performance in the May 5 general election.

Dr Chua said he stood by his announcement despite intense pressure from his supporters to defend his post this round.

The three who have announced their candidacy for the president's post are deputy president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, former president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat and vice-president Gan Ping Sieu.

Speaking at a press conference at Wisma MCA to announce his political plans here on Wednesday, Dr Chua also revealed that he had been having talks with Liow over a unity plan for the party in the run-up to the December polls.

However, he stressed that the discussions, which were confined between the two of them, was for the future of the party, and not for personal standing in the MCA.

Dr Chua said he and Liow he had agreed upon many things, more than other areas still pending decisions, adding that talks would continue.

The posts being contested are for president, deputy president, four vice-president and 25 central committee posts.

Tags / Keywords: Politics, MCA, Chua Soi Lek

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