MCA” Scrambling for Posts”

Natasha while having her Kucei Rojak this morning was asked,”Whats your take on the MCA.? Who will Win? Will MCA survive the infighting?Seems everyones talking about it. The mainstream media is full of it and many theories are surfacing. Some say “UNSEEN HANDS” are involved while others say its 2 ONGS vs CHUA and its not the battle of the 3 Kingdoms as such.

The following is an article extracted fully from the inernet portal Malaysiakini:-

Nomination day today for the MCA polls on March 28 concluded, seeing an exceptional number of 101contestants vying for 31 party positions.

mca re-election nomination 220310 ong tee keat 01A total of ten nominees are going for the four vice-president positions while a record-breaking 86 candidates will be contesting the 25 central committee seats during the elections which will take place as part of an extraordinary general meeting (EGM).

Party leaders vying for top positions in the party were all quite unanimous in their talk of unity for the party’s transformation.

However, the tension was evident as all the three presidential hopefuls carefully avoided each another while their supporters engaged in shouting matches and booing their respective opponents.

mca re-election nomination 220310 chu mei funAlthough incumbent president Ong Tee Keat and former president Ong Ka Ting arrived within minutes of each other at the MCA headquarters at Jalan Ampang in Kuala Lumpur, they steadfastly refused to acknowledge each other’s presence.

As the two groups approached each other in the building, Ka Ting slowed down and continued to shake hands with his supporters, perhaps avoiding Tee Keat and allowing him to enter the nomination hall first.

While Ka Ting and former vice-president Liow Tiong Lai have announced their support for each other, former deputy president Dr Chua Soi Lek and Tee Keat have refused to divulge their alignment to any faction if any.

mca re-election nomination 220310 ong ka tingWhen asked about his running mate, Tee Keat claimed that the word had been ‘lavishly abused’.

“In our system, we do not have ‘running mates’ but our people think that this is similar to the US system and that is not true,” he added.

Chua expressed his disapproval with teaming and grouping up because he felt that it was the source of MCA’s currently fractured state.

Busloads of followers

At noon, the crowd outside Wisma MCA was dominated by the Orangeshirts – Tee Keat supporters – who lined up at the entrance with banners almost blocking any entry into the building.

mca re-election nomination 220310 supporter shoutingTheir chants of Ong’s name drowned out the chants of the other factions which were pale in comparison as these opposing groups amounted to no more than 20 people each.

However, 15 busloads of followers mainly from Perak later joined the crowd, causing the number of supporters for the Ka Ting-Liow group to swell up to over 400 within minutes, shortly before the arrival of the duo.

Earlier, Chua was the first to arrive and slipped into the nomination hall without much fanfare.

However, when exiting the building after filing his nomination papers, he found himself blocked by Tee Keat supporters, forcing him to take a longer route around the crowd.

Top guns confident

Asked about his prospects, Ka Ting said that he had ‘a good, fighting chance’ but would not take things lightly as it would be a challenging contest.

mca re-election nomination 220310 ng yen yenTee Keat, expressing confidence, said that he wanted to concentrate on rehabilitating the party.

“Most importantly, I am confident that the delegates can tell the truth from the lies,” he stressed.

Chua, on the other hand, in jest said that while he was confident, he was not that confident of winning the MCA presidency.

Meanwhile, vice-presidential candidate and current Tourism Minister Dr Ng Yen Yen quoted her ‘report card’ when asked if she was confident of being reelected.

“Since I was elected in 2008 as VP, I haven’t stopped servicing the community and the country whether it is in the women’s ministry or the tourism ministry. I will hope for the best and leave it to the delegates,” she said.

Following is the list of candidates for the MCA party polls on March 28 after nominations closed at 5pm today:

 

PRESIDENT

1. Dr Chua Soi Lek

2. Ong Ka Ting

3. Ong Tee Keat (incumbent)

 

DEPUTY PRESIDENT

1. Kong Cho Ha

2. Liow Tiong Lai

VICE-PRESIDENT (FOUR POSTS)

1. Khoo Keok Hai (Sandakan chief)

2. Chor Chee Heung (former central committee (CC) member)

3. Ng Yen Yen (incumbent)

4. Yap Pian Hon

5. Gan Ping Sieu (incumbent CC member)

6. Yew Teong Look (Wangsa Maju chief)

7. Wong Siong Wee (Kuala Kerai chief)

8. Donald Lim Siang Chai

9. Yeow Chai Thiam (Negeri Sembilan chief)

10. Loke Yuen Yow (former deputy secretary-general)

 

CENTRAL COMMITTEE MEMBER (CC)

1. Chew Lee Giok

2. Low Chew June

3. Wong Hock Aun

4. Chan Kam

5. Tan Ken Ten

6. Heng Chai Hing

7. Koh Nai Kwong

8. Ong Soon Boon

9. Lim Eng Kok

10. Tan Chin Meng

11. Ma Kok Ben

12. Loh Seng Kok

13. Tan Cheng Liang

14. Ng Kok Kiang

15. Teah Heok Kuin

16. Gan Tian Loo

17. Thong Fah Chong

18. Chong Itt Chew

19. Chang Chun Cheun

20. Soh Thiam Hock

21. Chin Hong Vui

22. Dr Hou Kok Chung

23. Sim Eng Peng

24. Shim Tshing Nyuk@ Agnes Shim

25. Gan Hong Su

26. Tan Chong Seng

27. Leong Siew Kam

28. Lee Chee Leong

29. Yeong Chee Wei

30. Tay Puay Chuan

31. Kian Sit Har

32. Wee Jeck Seng

33. Lim Yong@ Lim Chen

34. Ooi Siew Kim

35. Dr Jeffrey Goh Sim Ik

36. El Kim Hock

37. Ng Chok Sin

38. Chuah Poh Khiang

39. Koo Chin Nam@ Kho Chin Nam

40. Hoh Khai Mun

41. Yong Chen Leong

42. Senator Heng Seai Kie

43. Ong Chong Swen@Ong Chong Siew

44. Ng See Tiong

45. Pani Choo @ Chen Poi Chu

46. Lee Hock Tow

47. Tang Heap Seng

48. Lee Hong Tee

49. Kong Sing Chu

50. Lee Ban Seng

51. Yip Chee Kiong

52. Ho Yoon Ping

53. Chang Aik Ming

54. Tan Cat Keong

55. Teh Kim Poo

56. Theng Book

57. Wong Koon Bun

58. Tee Siew Kiong

59. Ong Chen Huing

60. Toh Chin Yaw

61. Chong Ah Yit @ Choo Meng Poo

62. Tan Ah Eng

63. Ti Lian Ker

64. Ho Cheng Wang

65. Yit Lee Kok

66. Loh Koi Pin

67. Lim Teck Chong

68. Ho You Meng

69. Tan Chai Ho

70. Dr Por Choo Chor

71. Lai Yeet Fee

72. Lee Kon Yin

73. Lee Wei Kiat

74. Ong Ka Chuan

75. Liew Yuen Keong

76. Koh Chin Han

77. Koe He Choon

78. Tang See Hang

79. Low Kim Mang

80. Wong Jee Yai

81. Chee Sien Chen

82. Yoo Wie How

83. Lau Chiek Tuan

84. Pang Tsu Ming

85. Lee Cheam Choon

86. Tan Kok Hor

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