Saturday, October 9, 2010

Equal chances for all, says Chua

KUALA LUMPUR: The MCA Youth and Wanita wings will be given equal chances to be appointed to party or government posts, MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek said.

He said gender and faction should not be the criteria in the selection of candidates; and what was important was that the candidates must be accepted by the people.

“In the event of a general election, the candidate must be able to secure a victory,” he said during a Wanita MCA annual general meeting (AGM) dinner here last night.

The Youth and Wanita would hold their AGM here today.

Meanwhile MCA secretary-general Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha said the proposed amendment to the MCA constitution making it automatic for every MCA Youth division to send a central delegate to the parent body’s assembly would be put to the vote at the parent body’s AGM here tomorrow.

He said the proposal would need the approval from at least two-thirds of the central delegates present at the AGM.

He added that the central delegates would cast their votes at Wisma MCA’s Dewan San Choon here before lunch.

On the rationale for the amendment, he said the Youth had wanted it.

“The constitution allows Wanita MCA to automatically send a central delegate to the parent body assembly and the Youth wing wants the same,” Kong said here yesterday.

MCA Youth chief Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong said 14 issues had been included in the resolutions of the movement’s annual general meeting today.

“One of them is the recruitment of female members into our movement.

“We hope the delegates can give serious thought on the issue and give their feedback to us,” he told reporters after chairing a briefing session for its division leaders here yesterday.

THE STAR (Saturday October 9, 2010)

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