Possible leadership change in Chinese education group


Compiled by HO JIA WEN, C. ARUNO and R. ARAVINTHAN

THERE may soon be a change in the Dong Zong leadership after the Johor chapter failed to secure a position as one of the six central committee states this year, China Press reported.

Based on past trends, the chairman of the Chinese education group is usually elected from among representatives by those voted as “central committee states” for the year.

As such, the report said that there is a slim chance of chairman Tan Tai Kim being re-elected after Johor, the state he represents, failed to be voted in.

The states that were picked were Melaka, Negri Sembilan, Selangor and Federal Territory, Penang, Pahang, and Sabah.

Each central committee state will be allowed to send three chapter representatives to form Dong Zong’s central committee while the remaining states are only allowed to send one each.

The central committee comprises 25 members.

Many are now placing their bet on deputy chairman Tan Yew Seng to take over the organisation.

However, Yew Seng said it was still early to decide and urged members to be patient and wait for the election on July 6.

> The daily also reported that Hong Kong celebrity Jacky Cheung is rumoured to have an estranged brother.

Taiwanese journalist Xu Sheng-mei claimed on a variety show that the sibling had a gambling problem and was a familiar face in Macau casinos.

Apparently, their mother had pleaded with Cheung to help his sibling who was in debt.

The singer relented but was said to have severed ties with his brother.

The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.

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