Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai center flanked by supporters including MCA Youth chief Wee Ka Siong.

Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai center flanked by supporters including MCA Youth chief Wee Ka Siong.

Malaysian often theatrics political have been dominated by the second largest party in the country Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA).

Latest report said Thirteen out of the 30 elected MCA central committee members have signed undated resignation letters, but they will only be effective once the conflicting factions agreed on the date to hold fresh elections, said MCA vice-president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. According to The Star:

“We have signed the resignation letters. But we have yet to put a date on them. We will do so when the consensus is reached for the date of the fresh election,” he told a press conference after the special briefing session at Wisma MCA yesterday.

Currently, there are 30 elected members in the central committee which comprises the president, deputy president, four vice-presidents and 24 members.

Under Article 41 of the party constitution, fresh elections for the central committee can be held when at least two-thirds of the committee resign.

In this case, 20 must resign before fresh elections could be held.

“We urge other central committee members to resign so that a fresh election can be held as soon as possible.

“This will enable the party to move forward as well as to restore democracy, dignity and integrity in the party,” he said.

However Dr Chua Soi Lek said it is up to Central Committee to decide how and when fresh poll will be held.

The MCA central committee will decide on how and when to hold fresh elections for mem­bers of the committee, said par­ty de­­puty president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek.

He said the matter would be discussed at the central committee meeting for a consensus, adding that its members have yet to be informed when the next meeting would be held.

“It is important that there is real consensus for the fresh election, and it must be held with full understanding. A fresh election will not resolve the crisis in the party if there is no love for the party and sincerity.

“The contest must not be a case where the winner takes all and the loser loses all, or else it will not solve the party crisis,” said Dr Chua who chairs a panel on fresh elections.