KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Lee Chee Leong, who obtained the highest number of votes among the four MCA vice-presidents, is pleased with the new line-up of leaders.
Lee said he believed that they could inject a fresh breath of air into the parent body as well as its Youth and Wanita wings as most of the elected leaders were new faces.
“I hope the leadership will generate a new image for the party,” he said after the announcement of the election results at Wisma MCA here yesterday.
Lee, who is Kampar division chief and was previously an MCA central committee member, said he hoped delegates would respect the results of the election.
Meanwhile, Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon, who topped the 25-member central committee by getting the most votes, said the new leadership must not forget Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s reminder to the party.
“Like what the Prime Minister said, the party elections may be the last call, and are no longer a wake-up call for MCA,” he said.
The former MCA Youth deputy chief said the party must cherish the limited opportunity it had and restructure the party as soon as possible.
Newly-elected vice-president Datuk Chua Tee Yong was also satisfied with the results, saying that the decision by the central delegates should be respected by all.
“We want to thank the delegates for giving my team the support and also giving me a chance to serve as vice-president,” he said, adding that all the leaders must come back and work as a team after the election.
“We are looking forward to the next general election,” he said.
When asked as if the election outcome was a peace plan, Chua said it was best to move forward instead of analysing the results because it would not help the party.