Monday, March 29, 2010

Soi Lek wins close race for No 1 post, Tiong Lai is the new deputy - The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek staged a stunning victory when he was elected the ninth president of MCA.

He defeated incumbent Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat and former president Tan Sri Ong Ka Ting at yesterday’s fresh party polls after a protracted crisis that had dogged the party since its AGM on Oct 18, 2008.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, who was aligned to Ka Ting, defeated Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha in a close fight for the deputy presidency.

Many observers see the election results — which had candidates from all three factions winning various posts — as reflective of the desire of members to close ranks and rebuild the party.


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