MCA Youth proposes age limit for chief’s post


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 29 Apr 2006

KUALA LUMPUR: The MCA Youth has proposed to limit the age of first-time contenders for its chief's post to 45. This would be discussed at its annual general meeting (AGM) in August. 

According to the proposal, incumbents can seek another term if they are 48 and below on nomination day. 

Youth chief Datuk Liow Tiong Lai said this would allow younger members to play decision-making roles.  

He said the proposal would need the approval of the National Youth Central Committee at its meeting on May 14 before getting endorsed at the AGM. 

“It will take effect at the party election in 2008,” Liow said after the movement's national executive committee meeting.  

Another proposal is that one-fifth of the Youth delegates sent by each division to the party AGM should be 35 and below while one delegate at the state level must not be older than 35. 

On another matter, Liow said Cheras MCA Youth chief Dr Toh Kian Kok, Ampang MCA chief Low Kin Mang and Jerai Youth chief Teh Gee Yau have been appointed as new central committee members.  

Kepong Youth chief Yap Tian Hoi and Batu Pahat Youth chief Yeo Boon Kim were invited to sit in the committee but they won't have voting powers. 

Liow said a Healthcare Development Committee, headed by Dr Mah Hang Soon, had been set up to look at health problems in Malaysia.  

“We want to inculcate proper eating habits in our young people,” he said.  

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