Published on: Friday, January 10, 2014
The group led by Tiong King Kiong and Yap Mah Siong is also standing firmly behind Liew's plan to pursue action against the Registrar of Societies (ROS) in court.
"Our principle and stand will not be influenced by the rival faction's claim and will continue to give full backing to Liew as LDP president," said Tiong.
Liew had insisted that he was the rightful president of LDP and demanded a written confirmation from ROS on claims by the rival faction that ROS had issued an official letter endorsing the party's congress and election held on Oct 19 and 20 last year by Datuk Teo Chee Kang's group.
"The legitimacy of Teo's election was clouded with illegality and he was hanging on to a piece of paper that had no legal value," said Liew in response to Teo's claim that ROS had a letter, addressed to the party Secretary General, received on Jan 2 this year in which Teo claimed ROS had agreed after conducting investigation the LDP party election by Teo's faction last October was proper and legitimate.
Liew stated he had not received the letter from ROS, which Teo claimed to have received, adding that he had instructed his solicitors to write to ROS requesting for a confirmation on this matter since the news of the decision by ROS was first reported in the local newspapers.