Datuk Wong Foon Meng

Datuk Wong Foon Meng

The MCA did not intend to intervene but when it was implicated in the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) issue, it had to make a stand and clarify the matter, said party secretary-general Datuk Wong Foon Meng.

“As a party, we would not like to intervene but when an accusation has been made and the MCA was linked to the RM10 million loan or whatever it is, we have to make a stand and make a clarification,” he said at a press conference after the party Central Committee Meeting at the MCA building at Jalan Segget, here Tuesday.

He was asked on a news report that Kuala Dimensi Sdn Bhd chief executive officer (CEO) Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing had told MCA to mind its own business in his reaction to the party’s denial of the RM10 million “donation” he had given.

Tiong had said: “I passed the money to a person, not to the party. Why is the party making noise?”

Kuala Dimensi Sdn Bhd is the turnkey contractor for the PKFZ.

Wong also said that the committee members at the meeting unanimously supported the call by party president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat, who is also the Transport Minister, for a transparent investigation of the scandal.

He said members also supported Ong’s action in lodging a police report and taking a legal suit against Tiong’s accusation that he had allegedly given RM10 million to the MCA.

Earlier, Ong said he had instructed all party members including the top office bearers to mobilise the party’s election machinery to help Barisan Nasional in the Permatang Pasir by-election campaign.

All including deputy president Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek attended the meeting except for four vice-presidents Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha, Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen, who had other official commitments, while Tan Kok Hong was on sick leave.

The meeting was held here as Ong was attending the ground-breaking ceremony for SRJK (C) Pei Chih in the morning. — BERNAMA