Published: Wednesday February 20, 2013 MYT 10:26:00 PM
Updated: Wednesday February 20, 2013 MYT 10:33:38 PM
Ong Tee Keat is not on MCA list as possible GE candidate
By REGINA LEE
PANDAN: Incumbent Pandan MP Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat (pix) is not listed as a possible candidate under MCA to defend the parliamentary seat.
MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek said Wednesday that Ong did not have the support from all the component parties in his constituency, which the latter had held for five terms.
“Ong doesn't have the support of his own division,” Dr Chua told reporters after attending a Chinese New Year open house organised by Pandan MCA here on Wednesday.
“Ong's name is not in the list prepared by the division, and I am dependant on the list prepared by the division,” he added.
He also introduced 39-year-old lawyer Gary Lim to reporters as MCA's choice of candidate for the constituency.