Friday, March 05, 2010

AGM to proceed on Sunday despite objections

The MCA caretaker central committee today resolved to proceed with the party's annual general meeting on Sunday and demanded both the Wanita and Youth wings to follow suit. Secretary-general Wong Foon Meng cited party by-laws require the two wings to convene their respective annual general assemblies tomorrow as originally scheduled. The move is seen as an attempt by embattled MCA president Ong Tee Keat to prevent his detractors - Wanita wing chief Chew Mei Fun and Youth chief Wee Ka Siong - from scoring a crucial psychological victory. NONEEarlier today, both the Wanita and Youth wings' executive committees at their respective emergency meetings resolved to postpone their respective AGMs in anticipation that this Sunday's AGM for the central body would also be postponed.

The caretaker central committee has also decided to hold new leadership polls on March 28 and advised the two wings to do the same.

However, Wong stressed that the central committee cannot compel the Wanita and Youth wings to do so.

Wong was speaking to reporters after the three-and-a-half hour meeting. Ong was not present because he had to leave for another function in Putrajaya.

courtesy of Malaysiakini

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