Sunday, March 28, 2010

Dr. Chua Soi Lek Wins MCA President Post 2010 !!

Posted on/at 11:45:00 PM by SBdude

Dr. Chua Soi Lek Wins MCA President Post 2010 !!

Former MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek won the president's post with a slim 68-vote majority today, edging former number one Tan Sri Ong Ka Ting and incumbent Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat in the party's electionsDr Chua, 62, polled 901 votes to Ka Ting's 833. Tee Keat came in third with 578 votes.

 Newly-elected MCA Deputy President Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai

Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai clinched the deputy president's post when he garnered 1,171 votes to beat former vice-president and fellow Cabinet minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha by 65 votes. Kong had obtained 1,106 votes.

For the four posts of vice-president, sole woman contender Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen had the highest number of votes - 1,528, followed by former vice-president Datuk Donald Lim (1,469), Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Chor Chee Heung (1,202) and Central Committee (CC) member Gan Ping Sieu (also 1,202).

Today's victory is a pleasant one for Dr Chua, who had to battle the two heavyweight rivals but showed that he remains popular in the party despite many upheavals.
MCA Election 2010 Result

A total of 2,315 of the 2,377 eligible delegates voted today, the highest ever turnout in the party's history.

A total of 101 candidates contested the posts of president, deputy president, vice-president (four) and CC member (25) in this party polls, which were last held in October 2008.

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