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Kedah Exco Retracts Resignation

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GEORGE TOWN: Kedah state exco member Dr Leong Yong Kong (pic), who resigned in protest over PAS’ Private Member’s Bill, have retracted his resignation from MCA.

Dr Leong said in a statement he made the decision to return to MCA after seeing the party leadership’s commitment with other Barisan Nasional component parties in opposing the Bill.

He had announced his resignation and become a Barisan-friendly independent last week over what he claimed was the party’s failure to stop the tabling of the Bill by PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang in Parliament.

“I have decided to withdraw my resignation to quit the party due to the request from the grassroots and support the president and central committee in defending the Federal constitution,” said Dr Leong.

He said MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai had assured him that the party would remain firm in fighting the Bill.

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