KUALA LUMPUR: The 2023 MCA party election has seen a new leadership line-up for its Wanita and Youth wings in the early hours of Sunday (Sept 24).
Party secretary-general Datuk Chong Sin Woon (pic) announced that Wong You Fong has defended her position as Wanita MCA chairman, while Ling Tian Soon emerged as the new MCA Youth chief.
Wong had 281 electoral votes, beating her opponent Datuk Ooi Siew Kim who received 98.
Wanita deputy chief Tee Hooi Ling received no challengers, while four candidates for the Wanita vice-chairpersons posts also won uncontested. They are Loh Siew Ying, Tan Choo Kuan, Tham Fong Kiew and Liew Kim Moy.
For the Youth wing, Ling won a three-cornered fight against Daniel Wa Wai How and Bernard Chan Kee Siang.
The Yong Peng assemblyman and Johor health and unity committee chairman, had 130 electoral votes against Wa with 58 while Chan received none.
His teammate Mike Chong Yew Chuan secured the deputy MCA Youth chief's post with 132 electoral votes against Nian Yien, who garnered 56 votes.
Also elected were 25 central committee members for both the Wanita and Youth wings.
Wanita MCA recorded a 47.76% voter turnout, where 7,794 of 18,506 delegates voted.
MCA Youth, on the other hand, achieved a 42.12% voter turnout, with 2,382 of its 4,987 delegates voted.
The election of the party’s main body is later on Sunday (Sept 24), with results expected at night.
This is the second party election conducted under the new enlarged delegate mechanism or electoral voting system after it was introduced and passed in an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) in 2016.
In the past, the central committee was elected by about 2,400 central delegates during the party election, which is held every three years during its annual general meeting (AGM).
With the enlarged delegate mechanism, the party expanded the election of MCA’s echelon to the divisional delegates, which now number more than 52,000 members nationwide.
Chong, announced the official results at 1am on Sunday (Sept 24) and congratulated the winners.
He then called on everyone to close ranks and reunite to strengthen the party as a team.
“I hope the new Wanita and Youth leadership line-up will help the party achieve new milestones and successes,” he said.
All winners will begin their terms after the party’s AGM on Oct 21 and Oct 22.
Below is the new leadership line-up for Wanita MCA and MCA Youth:
Chairman: Wong You Fong
Deputy chairman: Tee Hooi Ling
Loh Siew Ying
Tan Choo Kuan
Tham Fong Kiew
Liew Kim Moy.
Central committee members:
Kwang Swee Yuen, Tan Siew Neo, Ng Miow Hia, Lim Tzyy Ling, Woon Pek Poon, Khaw Lee See, Nyam Mei Ting, Wong Look Mooi, Lau Shein Mei, Loh Siew Mei, Kong Lee Mee, Gan Soo Mee, Tan Hiang Kee, Yew Kooi Pheng, Boon Kiam Lain, Chiong Ah Lin, Pang Kim Keok, Kong Lee Kyun, Tan Leok Puay, Kuang Foong Choo, Lim Lay Hoon, Pun Mie Lim, Teh Lay Cheng， Chan Quin Er and Ivone Low Yi Wen.
Chief: Ling Tian Soon
Deputy chief: Mike Chong Yew Chuan
Lee Yee Yuan
Wong Jung Quan
Tan Yang Pang
Wong Miew Kee
Central committee members:
Ong Chee Siang, Wee Boon Peng, Ler Soon Tzong, Chia Tieng Yong, Liew Yii Chi, Tai Shyh Shiun, Lee Kok Seng, Teoh Tuck Wah, Teoh Wei Loong, Lai Kah Haw, Ng Sing Phing, Fong Kwee Soon, Chang Tuen Hui, Kevin Chok Ngen Kerk, Ling Jin Shean, Tan Kian Khee, Teoh Choon Ming, Chung Kok Heung, Lee Yit Hann, Norman Fong Keng Man, Lim Soon Pin, Tay Kok Wea, Khoo Zi Hang, Chai Jie Yang and Ng Shau Chin.