Wong, when contacted, confirmed that he had received the directive from Ong to convene an EGM within 30 days and that he was in the process of fixing the date.
“We are still fixing the date, time and venue of the EGM. I hope we can fix all these by later today and the notice can be issued tomorrow,” he told Bernama.
The agenda of the EGM has not been fixed yet, but Bernama learnt that high on the list is the seeking of the delegates endorsement of the presidential council’s decision sacking Dr Chua as well as a vote of confidence for Ong on his leadership.
Ong’s decision to call for an EGM comes in the wake of protests by Dr Chua’s supporters who have launched a signature campaign among the party’s delegates to call for an EGM.
Under the party constitution, an EGM can be called in three ways — requisition by one third of the delegates, directive from the party president, or requisition by one-third of the party’s central committee members.
The outcome of the EGM would be referred to lawyers to determine whether it had adhered to the provisions of the party constitution, she said when met after she had attended the “88 Taiwan Typhoon Memorial” at the Chempaka Buddhist Lodge in Petaling Jaya.