Wee Ka Siong has defended the post of MCA president for a second term, according to the official results of the party’s central committee elections announced by secretary-general Chong Sin Woon last night.
Wee, who is also Ayer Hitam MP, obtained 569 votes to defeat his opponent, former central committee member Tan Chong Seng, who received 11 votes.
Deputy president Mah Hang Soon retained his post unopposed.
For the post of vice-presidents, Tanjung Piai MP Wee Jeck Seng received the highest number of votes at 491.
Incumbents Lim Ban Hong (477 votes) and Tan Teik Cheng (469 votes) retained their posts of vice-president but Ti Lian Ker failed to do so, winning only 136 votes.
The other spot for the post of vice-president went to Lawrence Low Ah Keong, who received 470 votes.
Wee, when met, said the mandate he had received from the delegates was a responsibility that needed to be shouldered with more commitment to restore the party's glory.
"Our challenges are big and there are many more political twists and turns to go through. But I am confident of the new team that has been formed. We are confident (we will be able to) plan strategies and also various programmes to ensure that the party can do something that is in line with the times," he said.