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Monday February 24, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Monday February 24, 2014 MYT 10:21:25 AM
by foong pek yee, beh yuen hui, christina tan, AND sira habibu
KUALA LUMPUR: When MCA returns to Cabinet – the number of posts given to the party will be the prerogative of the Prime Minister.
MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the party was ready to enter the Cabinet with the approval of a resolution to allow the party to accept government posts at all levels during an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) at Wisma MCA here yesterday.
Of the 1,982 central delegates registered for the EGM, only five had voted against the resolution while another four had abstained.
The party has 2,380 central delegates.
Buoyed by the strong mandate, a jubilant looking Liow said the outcome was a strong endorsement by the central delegates and Chinese organisations for the new leadership to forge ahead in their reformation and transformation work for the party.
Fielding questions from the media on the Cabinet posts, Liow said the party’s request (for Cabinet posts) would make sure the party could play an effective role in the Government.
On his list of candidates for the post and whether those aligned to former president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek would get appointed, Liow said: “We (MCA) are united. There is nothing personal nor any factionalism in our agenda.”
The MCA has seven MPs from the general election last year.
They are Liow, who is Bentong MP; MCA deputy president Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong (Ayer Hitam); secretary-general Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan (Tanjong Malim); vice-president Datuk Chua Tee Yong (Labis); central committee member Datuk Koh Nai Kwong (Alor Gajah); Datuk Wee Jeck Seng (Tanjong Piai); and Khoo Soo Seang (Tebrau).
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