HUNZA Properties Bhd executive chairman Datuk Khor Teng Tong has been elected the new Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce president for the 2006/2007 term.
Khor succeeds outgoing Datuk Choot Ewe Seng, who is now the chamber executive adviser.
Siah Kok Poay was re-elected deputy president while vice-president Datuk Loh Geok Beng retained his post.
The other elected office bearers are vice-presidents Datuk Dr Rick-son Ong Seng Soon and Lee Joo Ping, secretary Tan Hiang Joo, trea-surer Lim Kooi Ting, public officer Looi Bean Keat and auditor Lim Tiong Chin.
The executive committee members are Wong Yim Fatt, Lee Wing Kong, Frederick Ng Kweng Chan, Ong Eng Choon, Finn Choong Khuat Seng and Kenny Tan Soo Nam.
In an interview after the election at the chamber located at the Penang Chinese Town Hall building, Khor said more business ventures needed to be encouraged as it would create more job opportunities.
“There are also other issues faced by the Chinese commercial world but we will deal with them one by one,” said Khor.
Honorary president Tan Sri Da-tuk Tan Kok Ping said the chamber practised democracy in electing its office bearers.
“The elected board members are free to voice their opinions and su-pport policies that help the Chinese community,” said Tan.