KUALA LUMPUR: It will be a straight fight for the party's top post as MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong and former central committee member Tan Chong Seng are vying for the post of MCA president in the party polls later this month.
Dr Wee and Tan submitted their nominations before the nomination process was closed at 5pm at Wisma MCA on Monday (Sept 11).
Both the positions of party deputy president and Wanita MCA deputy chief saw only one contestant respectively.
This means that incumbents Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon will remain as deputy president and Tee Hooi Ling will stay on as Wanita deputy chief.
Wanita MCA chief Wong You Fong is defending her post, going up against Datuk Ooi Siew Kim, who is Penang Wanita MCA chairman and Bayan Baru division chief.
The party's four vice-presidential posts will see seven candidates vying for a place.
They are incumbents Datuk Tan Teik Cheng, Datuk Lim Ban Hong and Datuk Seri Ti Lian Ker, and newcomers Datuk Seri Dr Wee Jeck Seng, Datuk Lawrence Low, Datuk Nicole Wong Siaw Ting and Dr Pamela Yong.
Three candidates were contesting for the party Youth chief post - party organising secretary Ling Tian Soon, who was also Yong Peng assemblyman and Johor Exco, Youth secretary-general Daniel Wa Wai How, and Klang MCA Youth member Bernard Chan Kee Siang.
A total of 48 candidates were vying for the 25 central committee member posts.
Polling for the MCA Youth and Wanita wings would be held on Sept 23, while the election of the MCA Central Committee was on Sept 24.
The party polls would involve 52,736 divisional delegates comprising 29,151 MCA delegates; 5,016 MCA Youth and 18,569 Wanita MCA delegates.
A total of 160 polling stations would be set up nationwide for the central committee election, comprising 149 divisional polling stations and 11 joint divisional polling stations.
MCA will hold its annual general assembly this coming Oct 21 and 22.