Nicole Wong becomes first female MCA Youth chairman in its 63-year history


Wong Siaw Ting and her Deputy Tan Chee Hiong celebrating the victory. - Photo: LOW BOON TAT / The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: Nicole Wong Siaw Ting, 38,  made history as the first female MCA Youth chairman.

She won 136  electoral votes to beat Ng Kian Nam, who got 82 votes, in a straight fight for the top post on Saturday (Nov 3).

As of press time,  votes from about five out of the 149 divisions have yet to to be tabulated

Voter turnout for the 63-year-old wing of MCA was about 40%.

Wong, a mother of three, is the 14th MCA Youth chairman, and her predecessors include three former MCA presidents - Tan Sri Lee San Choon, Tan Sri Ong Tee Keat and Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

Her immediate predecessor Datuk Chong Sin Woon did not seek re-election.

Wong won a Youth vice-chairman's post in the 2013 party elections when the wing was first opened to females.

For the deputy chairman's post, Tan Chee Hiong polled 146 votes to beat Kang Chòo Nge who bagged 72.

A total of 47 candidates fought for 31 posts - chairman, deputy chairman, four vice-chairmen and 25 central committee members.
   

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