Saturday, March 20, 2010

Kelana Jaya MCA division chief to contest CC post

With just two days left for nomination to the MCA polls, Kelana Jaya division chief Ong Chong Swen has announced her decision to contest for the post of Central Committee (CC) member.

“I’m going to contest for the MCA CC on March 28. I wish the central delegates will give me an opportunity to offer my services and be able to participate in party affairs,” she told reporters at the launch of Umno Kelana Jaya Health and Welfare Carnival here today.

This is the second time that Ong is contesting for the CC. In October 2008, she failed in her bid to become CC member when she garnered only 952 votes, which was short of 100 votes to become a CC member.

This time around, she is confident in bagging a post in the CC.

“In the past two years, I spent a lot of time working for my division. I would now like to be more active at party and national-level.

“I will utilise my website and blog to let the people know me and our division better.

“I wish delegates who supported me two years ago would continue to give me their support,” said Ong.

On former party president Tan Sri Ong Ka Ting offering himself as a candidate for the post of president, she said it was the right of the Kulai MP.

“In the current scenario, the most important thing is that the CC should be able to work as one to help stabilise the party.

Thirty-one posts are up for grabs in the polls on March 28 — one each for president and deputy president, four for vice-president and 25 for CC members.

Monday’s nomination will be from 1pm to 5pm. — Bernama

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