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By Beh Lih Yi

MCA Wanita chief: Im no longer an Australian PR

MCA Wanita chief Dr Ng Yen Yen today denied she is a permanent resident of Australia following accusations from a rival party leader which questioned her loyalty to the country.

Ng, who is also deputy minister for culture, arts and tourism, however admitted to holding the status between 1990 and 1995.

In a press statement issued tonight, Ng said she had obtained the status to facilitate her frequent travelling to Australia to look after her three sons who were in their early formative years and studying there.

"My husband and I realised the need to be with them as frequently as possible to ensure the parental bonding within the family, as well as to ensure that they develop a strong value system and strength of character.