In another dramatic twist yesterday, former chairman of MCA’s legal bureau Datuk Leong Tang Chong claimed that the Registrar of Societies (RoS) never reinstated Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek to the MCA's deputy president's post.
Leong told a press conference that the RoS merely said that from the information supplied by Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek, ‘we are of the view the post of deputy president is not vacant’”. He also claimed that Liow Tiong Lai is still the party deputy president.
On November 5, the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib had said that the Registrar of Societies (RoS) made a “purely legal” ruling based on the MCA constitution in reinstating Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek as the party deputy president. He also said that the same provision used by the registrar also kept Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat as president.
Now that Leong has alleged that RoS did not reinstate Chua Soi Lek and that the MCA Central Committee was misled into believing that he was reinstated, lets see what Najib will say.
On November 5, Home Minister Datuk Hishammuddin had said that the decision made by RoS was based on the Societies Act 1966 and the MCA constitution.He added that his Ministry and the RoS would stand by the decision.
Before Najib and Hishammmuddin comment that any aggrieved party can challenge the RoS's decision, they should first let the public know whether they were actually aware of the contents of letter signed by the RoS before they commented on November 5?
Did they both comment earlier based on what the RoS had actually said in his letter or they had commented based on media reports that quoted MCA leaders that the RoS had decided to confirm Chua as MCA deputy president?