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Published: Sunday December 22, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Sunday December 22, 2013 MYT 10:08:37 AM

MCA polls: Wee: We're brothers and can work together

All’s well: Dr Wee gesturing after winning the deputy president post.

All’s well: Dr Wee gesturing after winning the deputy president post.

KUALA LUMPUR: The MCA central delegates have elected a good mix of new leaders, said deputy president Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong.

“We are brothers and can work together. I hope the media can give us some room. There is no problem among us,” he added.

He thanked the delegates for their support and for the new mandate given him as the party deputy president.

“They have their own minds and did not vote according to any chai tan or menu. They were not easily influenced as well,” he said.

Dr Wee also expressed his appreciation to his opponent Datuk Donald Lim, saying Lim was a well-respected party veteran who had guided him along the way.

As for party president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, whom some had described as being soft-spoken, Dr Wee said Liow had proven himself to be a dignified leader because the latter had risen above the criticisms to become the party chief.

MCA line-up 2013-2016

Dr Wee also appealed to the media to give the new team some space by not raising allegations of different camps within the leadership.

When asked if the new line-up was chosen according to a brokered peace plan, Dr Wee said there was no such deal and that the election was a free-for-all.

“The delegates knew who to vote for in the best interest of the party,” he said, adding that Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon, who received the highest vote for central committee, was a good example of the delegates’ wisdom.

He said the delegates appreciated Dr Mah’s position as the sole MCA state assemblyman in Perak, and a leader who had contributed much to the people in the state.

As for his plans in the party, Dr Wee believed the party needed to rejuvenate and attract young voters especially teenagers who would be the new voters in next general election.

“Before this we focus on those 21 years and above, now, we want to focus on those who are 17 and 18, as they will be voters in 2018,” he said.

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