Central committee passes two resolutions connected to PKFZ scandal

(The Star) JOHOR BARU: The MCA central committee has unanimously passed two resolutions supporting party president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat in connection with the Port Klang Free Zone scandal.

MCA secretary-general Datuk Wong Foon Meng said firstly, the central committee fully supported Ong, who is the Transport Minister, to continue with the probe into the PKFZ.

“Secondly, the committee fully supports the MCA president in lodging the police

report and taking legal action against the allegations made by Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing that he had given RM10mil to the party,” he said.

Leading by example: Ong (left) and Wong putting on a face mask before the start of MCA’s central committee meeting held at the Johor MCA building at Jalan Segget Tuesday.

He was speaking to reporters after a four-hour central committee meeting at the Johor MCA building here yesterday.

Tiong, who is Kuala Dimensi CEO, had claimed that he had given RM10mil to MCA.

Most committee members were present at yesterday’s meeting which was held in Johor Baru as Ong had an official function here.

Among those who were absent were party vice-presidents Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen, Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha and Tan Kok Hong, and treasurer-general Tan Sri Tee Hock Seng.

Liow was away due to an A(H1N1) meeting and Tan was on medical leave. The others are overseas.

Wong said those not present had given notice of their absence prior to the meeting.

MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek and central committee member Datuk Tee Siew Kiong, who is Dr Chua’s former political secretary, were also at the meeting.

Asked about Tiong’s statement that MCA should not interfere in the issue of the RM10mil, Wong said there was no intention to interfere but accusations had been made against the party.

“The party’s name has been mentioned so we just want to make clarifications,” he said.

Wong also mentioned that the party’s annual general assembly would be held on Oct 11 while the Youth and the Women wings’ meetings would be held a day earlier.