PETALING JAYA, 11 Sept 2009: Sacked MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek today denied that he and his supporters were forming a new party.
Instead, Chua blamed party president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat for the speculation.
“All I want is to be a normal member of the MCA when I retire fully in future,” said Dr Chua, who was expelled from the Barisan Nasional component party on 26 Aug 2009.
Media reports have linked Dr Chua to the formation of a new multi-racial party called Malaysia Cinta Party or Parti Cinta Malaysia.
Dr Chua said he would sue Ong if there were further allegations on the matter.
“I would like to deny in very strong terms that we have any intention of forming any new party. I would say that this is a creation of Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat,” Dr Chua told a news conference.
“We have no such plan because we are confident that the extraordinary general meeting (EGM) that we are calling will be successful, not because they (the delegates) are supporting Dr Chua or are against Ong but because I have faith in the wisdom of MCA central delegates,” he said.
Asked if he would appeal his sacking before the 16 Sept deadline, Dr Chua said he still had time to consider his options.
He claimed that as of today, he had garnered 1,200 signatures from the central delegates to support him and the list would be disclosed by Datuk Seri Tan Chai Ho, the chief coordinator of the signature campaign.
The MCA headquarters and Dr Chua’s supporters are at a stalemate over two proposed EGMs as both sides are demanding to see each other’s agenda first. — Bernama