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Liow Survives Bid To Censure Him At MCA EGM

MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai survived a move to censure him at the party’s extraordinary general meeting (EGM) Sunday, by a slim majority of 225 votes or 54.4 per cent of the total votes received.

Of the 2,189 delegates who cast the votes, 1,190 voted against the motion to censure Liow while 965 voted for it. There were 34 spoilt votes.

The motion was to censure Liow over his alleged refusal to accept collective party decisions and failure as chairman of the party’s general elections preparation committee, thereby failing in his duty.

The result was greeted with thumping cheers by Liow’s supporters in and outside the Dewan San Choon, Wisma MCA in the capital, as soon as Speaker Datuk Yip Phooi Hong made the announcement about 3pm.

The delegates who attended the EGM Sunday morning also rejected a motion to rescind the party’s resolution in the 2011 and 2012 annual general assemblies to not accept any federal government posts after it performed badly in the 13th General Election.

This resolution received 1,090 nays as compared to 1,080 ayes.

Nevertheless, the delegates […]