MCA EGM: Liow Tiong Lai isn’t censured!

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NO HOLD BARRED! A fight to the finish.

CHUA SOI LEK AND LIEW TIONG LAI WILL CONTINUE TO FIGHT EACH OTHER IN THE OPEN.

Malaysiakini

EGM over, but Chua-Liow fued still on

 

The dust may have settled at MCA’s extraordinary general meeting (EGM) but factional struggles since the end of Ong Ka Ting’s presidency in 2008 is still likely to plague the party.

For now, the party’s president Chua Soi Lek and his deputy Liow Tiong Lai are at a stalemate.

At the EGM requisitioned by Chua’s supporters, they failed to obtain enough votes to censure Liow – a slap on the wrist that will disturb his chances at December’s party polls had it been passed.

On the other hand, the central delegates also rejected the motion to accept cabinet positions, thus dashing Liow and his close confidant Wee Ka Siong’s hopes of rejoining the cabinet anytime soon.

Final battle in December

..the stage looks set for another climatic battle within MCA for the next party election in December – where the real battlefield lies for what was once Malaysia’s second most powerful political party.

EGM over, but Chua-Liow fued still on

HOW WILL THEY VOTE?

MCA EGM to censure Liow Tiong Lai
Wisma MCA
Sunday, 20 October 2013
10.30am

Turn out: 2,199 out of 2,358 delegates 

MCA EGM: ‘No’ to cabinet posts, other posts ‘okay’

Malaysiakini

Liow non-committal on working with Soi Lek

Following today’s extraordinary general meeting (EGM), MCA deputy president Liow Tiong Lai stopped short of saying whether he would work together with president Dr Chua Soi Lek in his call for party members to set aside their differences.

At a press conference today, he said “I call upon all MCA member to set aside their differences. Now is the time to work together without factions and strengthen MCA.”

However when asked whether he can work with Chua, he did not answer the question and only reiterated his call to close ranks.

He did not answer a subsequent question on whether he would extend the olive branch to Chua.

Liow non-committal on working with Soi Lek

NO MINISTERIAL POST FOR MCA!

Malaysiakini

Who will be the next transport minister?

Now that MCA has reaffirmed the party’s stand on barring members from accepting cabinet positions, the spotlight now falls on a handful of Umno members who are in the running for the post of transport minister.

Currently, Umno vice-president Hishammuddin Hussein is the acting transport minister, a position normally reserved for MCA.

Of the 25 newly elected Umno supreme council members, there are nine who are neither a cabinet member nor a deputy minister.

Of this nine, three particularly stand out – Jamaludin Mohd Jarjis, Annuar Musa and Azalina Othman Said – because of their previous experience in the cabinet.

Jamaludin came in 12th place in the supreme council race while Annuar placed 16th and Azalina 19th. Jamaludin had once helmed the Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry while both Annuar and Azalina were once youth and sports ministers.

Who will be the next transport minister?

HOW THEY VOTED

The Resolutions

NO! to 1
To censure Liow for 1) his refusal to accept and respect the collective decision of the presidential council and central committee in which he participated, e.g. disciplinary cases etc; 2) for failing in his duty as general election preparation committee chairperson 3) tarnishing the party’s image by provoking infighting.

NO! to 2
To revoke the party resolution passed at the AGM of 2011 and 2012 in order to enable members to accept ministerial, deputy ministerial or any other cabinet posts;

YES! to 3
That party members shall accept appointments as senators or any other positions in government, e.g. hospital board members and in government-linked companies;

YES! to 4
That party members shall accept appointments at the state-level, such as state exco, council members, village heads and any other state government posts as deemed essential for the party.

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EGM MCA hanya mainan politik – Tiong Lai –

Star

October 20, 2013 MYT 3:29:32 PM

MCA EGM: Liow survives censure motion (Update)

Delegates also say no to Cabinet posts, but aye to other Govt positions

KUALA LUMPUR: The MCA deputy president survived a resolution to censure him by a 225-vote majority.

A total of 1, 190 central delegates voted against the resolution on Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, while another 965 were for it.

There were 34 spoilt votes.

Meanwhile, delegates disagreed on the second resolution for the party to overturn an earlier resolution to not accept any Cabinet posts as it had fared badly in GE13 compared with GE12.

A total of 1,090 disagreed to overturn the earlier resolution while 1,080 were for it. There were 18 spoilt votes.

For the third resolution,  delegates supported the party accepting appointments like Senators or any position in Government.

The delegates also supported a fourth resolution for the party to accept appointments at the state level, including state executive councillors.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2013/10/20/MCA-EGM-Liow-survives-censure-resolution.aspx

Malaysiakini

MCA EGM: ‘No’ to cabinet posts, other posts ‘okay’
2:51PM Oct 20, 2013

MCA delegates today rejected a resolution to overturn a previous party decision to bar members from accepting cabinet positions.

Of the 2,199 delegates present at the extraordinary general meeting (EGM) today, 1,090 voted against the resolution while 1,080 voted for it. There were 18 spoilt votes.

This means that the resolution was defeated by a mere 10 vote majority and it was decided with only 49.5 percent of the votes cast.

Meanwhile, delegates also rejected a resolution to censure MCA deputy president Liow Tiong Lai for his alleged failures during the general election and his antics immediately after.

This means that while Liow escaped censure, his attempts to steer the party towards accepting government positions – thereby allowing him to re-join the federal cabinet –  was also thwarted.

However, the party also voted in favour of two other resolutions that will allow the party to accept other positions such as senatorships, GLC positions, state government positions and village head positions.

MCA EGM: ‘No’ to cabinet posts, other posts ‘okay’

Resolution 1
To censure Liow for 1) his refusal to accept and respect the collective decision of the presidential council and central committee in which he participated, e.g. disciplinary cases etc; 2) for failing in his duty as general election preparation committee chairperson 3) tarnishing the party’s image by provoking infighting.

Star

Sunday October 20, 2013 MYT 2:49:04 PM

MCA EGM: Liow survives censure motion

 Liow Tiong Lai.

Liow Tiong Lai

KUALA LUMPUR: The MCA deputy president survived a resolution to censure him, narrowly, at an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) here Sunday.

Unofficial results as at 2.20pm showed that Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai had won by a 178-vote majority.

A total of 2,199 or 92.2% of the 2,385 central delegates voted, and Liow is said to have garnered about 1,190 votes.

Results were “leaked out” as early as 1.45pm when television stations showed Liow’s supporters hugging each other at the counting centre.

As at 2.30pm, a recount was underway for resolution two, which was to overturn an earlier resolution not to accept any Cabinet post due to MCA’s poorer performance in GE13 compared with GE12.

The Speaker said a recount was needed because the majority for resolution two was less than 1%.

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Datuk Seri Liow and supporters cheering upon surviving the censure by 56% in the MCA EGM

Resolution 2
To revoke the party resolution passed at the AGM of 2011 and 2012 in order to enable members to accept ministerial, deputy ministerial or any other cabinet posts;

MCA EGM: Delegates reject resolution to accept government positions.

ABN News

MCA EGM: It’s a recount!

By Noorsila Abd Majid

KUALA LUMPUR: The heat is on at Wisma MCA as there is a recount after voting ended at 11.40am.

Even though Speaker Datuk Yik Phooi Hoong did not give details on the recount and which motion it was for, it is believed that the motion to censure Deputy President Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai fell through.

In fact, at press time, supporters of Liow could be seen embracing each other in joy at the voting centre.

Liow, who is facing a resolution to censure him at the EGM, was greeted by his supporters who shouted “huat ah” ( good luck in Hokkien) to lend him their support.

http://news.abnxcess.com/2013/10/mca-egm-its-a-recount/

CHUA SOI LEK WANTS TO GET RID OF LIOW TIONG LAI.

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Voting began at 10.40am and finished in an hour.

Star

Sunday October 20, 2013 MYT 12:31:19 PM

MCA EGM: 92% turnout, voting over

Over 2199 MCA Members casting their vote at MCA EGM 2013.

Over 2199 MCA Members casting their vote at MCA EGM 2013.

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 2,199 or 92.2% of the 2,385 MCA central delegates turned out for the party’s extraordinary general meeting (EGM) here Sunday.

Speaker Datuk Yik Phooi Hoong said this had exceeded the quorum, which is a third of the delegates, required for the EGM to take place.

A small group of delegates interrupted the proceedings at 10.20am, asking the Speaker to allow debate on the resolutions prior to the voting.

Yik said the central committee had decided on the proceedings, and debate was not listed.

He advised the few delegates who made noise to voice their feelings at the ballot box instead.

His advice was met with a big round applause from the floor.

MCA EGM: 92% turnout, voting over

Malaysiakini

Liow’s life and death battle at EGM today

MCA deputy president Liow Tiong Lai will be fighting a life and death battle for his political career, as his boss Dr Chua Soi Lek seeks to thwart his ascent to president.

The extraordinary general meeting (EGM) today, requisitioned by Chua’s faction, will vote on whether to censure Liow – a move aimed at discrediting the leader before the party polls in December.

The other three resolutions are:

(2) Revoke party resolution not to accept any cabinet position.

(3) The party will accept appointments as senators or other government-related positions (e.g. in government-linked companies).

(4) The party will accept state-level appointments such as exco, local council members, village heads.

f Liow fails to fend off the censure vote, his credibility will be deeply eroded and his chances of succeeding Chua as president will be dim.

The MCA president had made it clear that he is out to axe Liow, calling him “weak” and “indecisive” and asking his number two to step down with him.

Chua had aggressively rallied his troops and gone all out to prove his point against Liow, but the latter’s tame responses to date is doing nothing to inspire confidence among the delegates and so is unlikely to bode well for him at the EGM.

Liow’s life and death battle at EGM today

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Huge turnout at MCA EGM to vote on censuring Tiong Lai – Bernama

The Sun daily

MCA EGM: Fight `injustice’, Liow tells delegates (Update 2)

KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 20, 2013): MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai (pix) said he hopes that the delegates will fight the `injustice’ that was inflicted upon him.

Liow also hoped that through today’s EGM, the delegates would be able to restore the party’s dignity.

When asked what will be his next move if the motion to censure him is passed, he said he did not want to make any speculations.

The Sun Daily

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