Chew wins Beluran Chairmanship in first foray
A first foray into his Party’s division polls proved to be a right move for Sabah MCA Youth Chief Chew Kok Woh after he won the Beluran Chairman’s post yesterday. The 47-year-old businessman polled five votes against the three ballots obtained by his sole rival Chong Kam Wing, the Division’s Deputy Chairman, in the contest held after incumbent Lim Shean Pek declined to defend the post. The Beluran contest was one of the two fights for the Division Chief post in Sabah MCA. In the interior Keningau district, incumbent Peter Ma Kin Yee lost to his sole challenger Chen Siong Yee. Meanwhile, Chew who had been heading Sabah MCA Public Complaints Bureau since 1992, said his victory in Beluran meant more responsibilities for him. “This is another platform for me to serve the people and contribute to Sabah,” he said. Chew and Chen are among the handful of new faces heading the various Sabah MCA divisions. The Party’s incumbent Tawau Division Chief, Datuk Charlie Chang, gave way to his long-time Deputy Goh Chit Chuan. In Tuaran, State MCA Secretary Tan Kim Beng made way to the Division’s Youth Chief Chua Shieng Kian to head the division there.