Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi will meet with new MCA president Ong Tee Keat to discuss the position of those cabinet ministers who lost in the recent party elections before making any decisions as to their posts. Is this a hint that the elder Ong and supporters will be thrown out of their cabinet post.

He said he did not want to make any statement on the matter.

“I would like to meet with the new MCA president for his views on the MCA minister and deputy ministers. Then, I can determine what should be done.

“For now, I cannot say anything specific. It is better for me to have discussions first with the new president,” he told reporters after chairing the fifth meeting of the Malaysia Aerospace Council (MAC) at the Parliament building, here.

In the MCA elections on Saturday, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan lost to former Health Minister Datuk Dr Chua Soi Lek in the four-corner contest for the post of deputy president. The other candidates were Datuk Donald Lim Siang Chai and Lee Hack Teik.