- Published on Tuesday, 01 October 2013 17:08
KUALA LUMPUR: MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai has denied that the poor performance of the party in the 13th general election was his fault, pointing out that party president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek should take the blame instead.
In a press conference today, Liow responded to the attack against him by 20 party central committee members who requested for an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) to censure the deputy president for contributing to the party's loss in the GE.
Liow said that the outcome of the party's performance in the GE should be the responsibility of the president, pointing out that "it was Dr Chua who selected the candidates, the central committee members and MCA's strategy for the general election".
Liow also suggested that Dr Chua's "camp" was shifting the blame on him to divert the latter's "moral" issues.
On Monday, 20 MCA central committee members submitted a motion to have Liow censured for his failure to head the general elections preparation committee.
Representatives Datuk Edward Khoo, Datuk Tan Chin Meng and Datuk Ei Kim Hock submitted a requisition for the EGM for central delegates to consider the motion to censure Liow and to revoke the old party resolution that party members cannot accept cabinet, government, or state government positions.
- Carisma Kapoor/ New Straits Times