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Happy faces: Newly elected Temerloh MCA division chief Wong (third from left) cheering with his team after winning the divisional elections.
KUALA LUMPUR: There were landslide victories for several MCA central leaders at the party’s divisional elections.
In Perak, Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha, who garnered 266 votes, defeated Ding Siew Chee, who only bagged 21.
Kong, who is also MCA secretary-general, said his team at the elections yesterday won all the posts they contested — four vice-chairmen and 19 central delegates.
He thanked the delegates for their trust and confidence in him.
MCA national organising secretary Datuk Tan Chin Meng retained his Ipoh Barat division chief’s post, winning 230 votes against his opponent Lee Yoke Tin’s 39.
Tan said the result showed that the division leaders were very strong and united, adding that they sent a stern warning to Lee as well.
He said Lee had unfurled banners to condemn him and the party leadership at the MCA headquarters recently.
In Johor, MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek won a central delegate post in Batu Pahat MCA division, obtaining 242 votes.
Datuk Chua Tee Yong (pic) won the Labis division chief’s post.
The Labis MP and central committee member garnered 135 votes while his opponent Lim Cham Kok secured only 20 votes.
MCA vice-president Gan Ping Sieu retained his Kluang division chairman’s post, bagging 173 votes, while his opponent Chye Kwee Yeow obtained 94.
In Pahang, MCA central committee member Datuk Ti Lian Ker won 137 votes to retain his Kuantan chief’s post, beating Khiew Yuh Jiuan, who got only 83 votes.
Meanwhile, the intense fight for the Pekan MCA division chief’s post saw the state organising secretary Datuk Seri Lee Jin Xian losing by two votes.
Lee bagged 15 votes while his challenger Yeo Boon Geok polled 17.
There was one spoilt vote and voter turnout was 100%.
In Temerloh, Datuk Chuah Boon Seong failed to retain his division chief’s post, polling 100 votes against Datuk Wong Tat Chee’s 113. Voter turnout was 98%.
In Malacca, it was a close shave for Koh Chin Han, who retained his Jasin division chief’s post with a 16-vote majority – he bagged 164 votes against Datuk Ng Choon Koon’s 148.
The same went for Datuk Chua Kheng Hwa, who secured a 16-vote majority to win the Bukit Katil division chief’s post.
He obtained 117 votes while his opponent Datuk Vong Woon Chin obtained 101.
In Negri Sembilan, Siow Koi Voon won the Seremban division chief’s post with a nine-vote majority.
He received 174 votes against his opponent Jason Lee Kee Chong got 165.
Tebrau MP Khoo Soo Seang won the Tebrau MCA division chief’s post, getting 93 votes to beat Lew Kim Huat who received 51 votes.
In the Federal Territory, former Wanita MCA chief Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun won a central delegate’s post in the Wangsa Maju division while Datuk Yew Teong Look retained the division chief’s post.
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