IPOH: Perak MCA chairman Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon (pic) announced his decision to contest the party deputy president's post.
He said he had decided to represent Perak MCA and shoulder the heavy responsibility of being the party's number two person.
Speaking at the Perak MCA annual convention here Saturday afternoon (Sept 22), the 53-year-old cardiologist is the second aspirant for the post.
Former Johor executive councillor Datuk Tee Siew Kiong was the first to announce he was contesting the deputy president's post.
Incumbent deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong had announced his decision to go for the president's post after incumbent president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai announced that he is not seeking re-election.
Nomination is on Oct 15 and polling is on Nov 4.
The party will see a new line up – president, deputy president, four vice presidents and 25 central committee members.
Meanwhile, the Perak MCA convention passed seven resolutions to end its two-hour meeting.
The first resolution is to extend their gratitude to Liow for his services and contributions to the party and nation, especially in the last five years as party president.
The second resolution is to support Dr Wee to contest the president's post and Dr Mah to contest the deputy president's post to carry out party reforms to regain the rakyat's trust for the party.