PETALING JAYA: MCA deputy president Wee Ka Siong has confirmed he would stand as a candidate for the president’s post in the party polls in November.
Wee, the only MCA leader who won a federal seat in the May elections, said many divisions were urging him to stand for the top party post.
“Since the incumbent Liow Tiong Lai isn’t seeking reelection, I feel dutybound to continue MCA’s struggle as the party’s sole MP,” said Wee, who was the minister in the Prime Minister’s Department under the previous administration.
Liow has been the MCA president since being elected in 2013.
Wee declined to give more details, and urged the party to focus on the Balakong by-election.
Besides his Ayer Hitam parliamentary seat in Johor, MCA won only two other state seats, Titi Tinggi (Perlis) and Cheka (Pahang).