A TOTAL of 13 MCA state youth wings will have new chiefs by Sept 6, Sin Chew Daily reported yesterday.
With the ceiling age limit set at 45, nine youth chiefs would be leaving their wings while four others still eligible have decided not to seek re-election during the party polls.
Of the four, Perlis MCA youth chief Teh Chai Ann, Ooi Chuan Aik (Penang) and Wee Jeck Seng (Johor), have already declared they will not be defending their posts, while Kedah youth chief Datuk Boey Chin Gan is likely to follow suit.
Wee was quoted as saying he would be making way for others as part of the rejuvenation plan within the party.
The nine who have exceeded the ceiling age are Datuk Liow Tiong Lai (Pahang), Wong Koon Mun (Selangor), Hang Chin Pheng (Federal Territory), Chua Keng Hwa (Malacca), Foo Ming Chee (Negeri Sembilan), Datuk Tan Chin Meng (Perak), Wee Kheng Seng (Kelantan), Chin Wai Sun (Terengganu) and Chew Kok Wah (Sabah).
Elections for state youth wings will be held on Sept 6.
In Selangor, the wing's deputy chief Sheah Kok Fah and state secretary Kow Cheong Wei have expressed their intention to contest for the top post.
Two others, Datuk Song Kee Chai from Kapar MCA and Lee Li Yew from Selayang MCA have yet to announce their plans.
Other potential candidates for state youth chief posts include Datuk Ling Hee Liong and Mah Hang Soon in Perak; Ling Hee Keat, Toh Kian Kok, Chew Lian Keng, Datuk Chai Kim Seng, Datuk Chuah Poh Khiang and Ling Yoke Hooi in the Federal Territory; Koh Wan Leong, Ong Tang Chuan and Ng Siew Khoon in Penang; Chuan Poo Pee in Perlis; and Gan Tian Loo, Ngwe Hee Sem, Tai Boon Hock and Koh Chin Han in Malacca.
Hong Kong actor admitted into hospital
> China Press reported that Hong Kong actor Sek Kin, who played the bad guy in the Wong Fei Hung kung fu movies, has been hospitalised since July 12.
Sek Kin has been warded due to nerve and urinary problems.
He had difficulty walking after both limbs shrunk, the daily reported.
While he did not know when he would be discharged, Sek Kin was seen trying to do leg exercises in the hospital.
At the age of 95, he was still “speaking loudly” from his hospital bed and constantly performing physiotherapy for a speedy recovery.