KUALA LUMPUR: The dust has settled, and newly elected MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai pledges to practise inclusiveness in reuniting and strengthening the party.
He urged members and leaders at all levels to close ranks immediately and work together as one family.
"There is no more Liow or Chua (immediate past president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek ) faction.
"We are all in one team and we are the MCA team," he said at the winding up speech for MCA's 60th annual general meeting (AGM) at Wisma MCA on Sunday.
Liow was elected MCA president on Saturday after defeating vice-president Gan Ping Sieu and former president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat, while Dr Chua did not seek re-election.
Liow urged members and leaders to give him and his team some time to reorganise things at all levels in the party for a new start.
He assured the party grassroots that he would continue to go to the ground and engaged them regularly, and not just during the campaign for party elections.The two-day AGM, which ended on Sunday, was attended by 2,352 out of the party’s 2,384 central delegates.