KUALA LUMPUR: There will be no fresh MCA elections this month because only 13 elected members in the Central Committee (CC) have submitted undated resignation letters so far.
Eight more similar resignations are needed before fresh party elections need to be called, MCA Deputy President Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek said on Tuesday.
Fresh elections must be held within 30 days if 21 of the 31 elected representatives resign, said Dr Chua, who is also the chairman of the special committee for fresh election.
He had earlier chaired an hour-long meeting of the special committee at Wisma MCA here.
MCA vice-president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai and 12 other party leaders had submitted undated letters of resignation as CC members to MCA secretary-general Datuk Wong Foon Meng on Dec 15.
Others who tendered their resignations included Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Wee Jeck Seng, Deputy Higher Education Minister Datuk Dr Hou Kok Chung, veteran CC member Datuk Wong Mook Leong and vice-president Tan Kok Hong.
Ordinary CC members who had also submitted their undated resignation letters were Lee Wei Kiat, Datuk Yu Chok Tow, Wong Nai Chee, Senator Datuk Yeow Chai Thiam, Datuk Hoh Khai Mun, Datuk Liew Yuen Keong, Datuk Edward Khoo Keok Hai and Senator Datuk Alex Wong Siong Hwee. – thestar