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Ong Goes On Leave After MCA EGM

After losing the confidence of his party’s central delegates, MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat is taking four days’ leave until Wednesday and will not issue any statements, his aide said.

The Transport Minister’s office issued a terse two-line statement about his plans in the next few days. He is scheduled to attend the party’s central committee meeting on Thursday to discuss the outcome of the extraordinary general meeting (EGM) yesterday.

“Dato’ Sri Ong Tee Keat will be on leave from 11/10/2009 (Sunday) to 14/10/2009 (Wednesday). There would be no statements from Dato’ Sri Ong within this period,” Ong’s press secretary Lim Xiu Bin said in a statement.

“Thank you for your cooperation and understanding,” he added.

Ong had previously said he would quit the party presidency if he lost the no-confidence vote in the Oct 10 EGM. He lost the resolution by a wafer-thin margin of 14 votes, receiving just 1,141 votes against 1,155.

He had also said the presidential council that sacked estranged deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek should also quit if the central delegates voted to reinstate Chua’s membership which happened at the EGM. However, the delegates did not agree to give Chua his post back.

The decisions by the 2,307 central delegates have thrown the party into chaos as it effectively dumped both the president and the deputy president, who was sacked by the presidential council for bringing the party to disrepute with his sex DVD escapade.

The MCA central committee later revoked the sacking but instead suspended Chua’s membership for four years.

Both Ong and Chua have said they accepted the EGM’s decisions.

However, Ong has been cryptic about quitting the presidency as party officials say he can only be removed by a two-thirds majority rather than the simple majority obtained yesterday.

MCA’s allies in the Barisan Nasional have asked the second-biggest party in the ruling coalition to overcome the issue as soon as possible.

Source : The Malaysian Insider

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