At the MCA AGM held on 10th October 2010, the PPP President Datuk M. Kayveas said that the Prime Minister’s statement that Malaysian Chinese who had made Malaysia their home for more than five generations should not be called immigrants anymore should be applied to other races also.
The PPP leader which is part of the Barisan Nasional Party said that more leaders should get up and say that fourth and fifth generation migrants whose ancestors were immigrants could not be called immigrants anymore.
Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said that Chinese who were already third to fifth generation descendants of immigrants could not be called immigrants anymore as they were born in Malaysia.
On a separate note Kayveas expressed full solidarity and support to Dr. Chua who he said was the most popular person and therefore ideally suited to lead the MCA, as its democratically elected leader.
Kayveas further said that if there were a few people unhappy with Dr Chua and his performance, they should follow the example of Chew Mei Fun and resign. Chew Mei Fun was the former Wanita chief. The comment was directed towards Kuantan MCA Wanita delegate, Khiew Yuh Jiuan, who expressed his displeasure at Dr Chua’s leadership at the Wanita AGM on Saturday.