MCA Youth education bureau chief Chong Sin Woon is now the party youth chief, defeating his opponent, Batu division youth chief Datuk Goh Gaik Meng with a 93-vote majority. Chong received 794 votes while Goh only managed to get 701 votes.
Chong's win is expected as he is seen as the protege of outgoing youth chief Datuk Wee Ka Siong.
In thanking those who voted for him, a jubilant Chong said he will improve political education among the wing's members. This would ensure members understand current issues and be better debaters to rebut accusations brought up by the Opposition.
"I respect the delegates decision and I will work with the entire team to strengthen the wing and play an active role to support the party," he pledged.
The deputy chief post was won by Lee Ching Yong with 844 votes, defeating Ting Tai Fook who obtained 650 votes.
Tomorrow, the Wanita wing will have its election where the post of Wanita chief will see a straight fight between Perak Wanita MCA chief Datuk Heng Seai Kie and former Penang Wanita MCA chief Datuk Tan Cheng Liang.
The parent body will have its election on Saturday, before convening the annual general assembly the next day. - December 19, 2013.