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Sunday February 16, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Sunday February 16, 2014 MYT 12:08:04 PM
by foong pek yee
KUALA LUMPUR: The MCA has sent out a notice dated Feb 14 for an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) to be held at Wisma MCA here on Sunday.
The agenda is to consider and, if thought fit, to pass a resolution – “That the General Assembly resolves to accept all government posts at all levels”.
The notice, signed by its secretary-general Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan, also listed reasons for the EGM.
It said majority of the Chinese community have disagreed with the party’s decision not to participate in the local authority, state and federal government since the May 5 general election last year.
According to the notice, organisations such as the Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry Malaysia and Federation of Chinese Associations Malaysia have openly urged MCA to rejoin the Cabinet and all levels of the Government to perform its duty as a Barisan Nasional component party.
It stated that MCA’s absence at the federal, state and local authority levels has resulted in the party not being able to raise issues concerning the policies affecting the Chinese community, and that this is not only felt by party members but also the Chinese community.
It said the annual general meeting (AGM) in 2011 had decided to decline all government posts if the party performed worse in the 13th general election compared to the 12th general election, and it was passed as a single resolution.
This, it added, was reaffirmed in the 2012 AGM.
The notice added that the Oct 20, 2013 EGM’s decision to accept only the local authority and state government posts was an anomaly.
The party, it said, had difficulties implementing the earlier resolutions, and this had delayed and affected the party’s participation in the national-level policy decision making.
On the short notice meeting, it said the MCA president had at the Feb 13 central committee meeting directed the secretary-general to give a shorter notice of not less than seven days to convene the EGM as per Article 31 of the party constitution.
The central delegates for the coming EGM can start to register on Feb 22 – between 3.30pm and 8.30pm; and on Feb 23 – between 8am and 11.30am.
The central delegates must produce their membership card (smart card) for registration.
There will be a pre-EGM dinner at Wisma MCA on Feb 22.
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