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New Chinese Leadership in Malaysia: The Contest for the MCA and Gerakan Presidency


Chin, JU, New Chinese Leadership in Malaysia: The Contest for the MCA and Gerakan Presidency, Contemporary Southeast Asia: A Journal of International and Strategic Affairs, 28, (1) pp. 70-87. ISSN 0129-797X (2006) [Refereed Article]

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For the position of deputy president, one had to secure 20 per cent nominations, 10 per cent for the vice-presidency, and for a position in the UMNO Majlis Tertinggi (Supreme Council), a candidate must get at least 5 per cent of nominations from all party divisions (UMNO Constitution, Section 9.5). Mahathir's retirement was a watershed in Malaysian politics and MCA and Gerakan members saw the 2005 party elections as an opportunity to remind the leaders that they would not tolerate long-serving leaders Ia Mahathir. Issues such as Chinese education will be presented as Malaysian issues, that is, it is beneficial for Malaysians from all ethnic groups to support Mandarin education given the trade opportunities presented by China in the coming century.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Malaysian Chinese Association,, Ong Ka Ting, Ling Liong Sik, Chan Kong Choy, Chinese leadership, Barisan Nasional. party elections.
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Political science
Research Field:Government and politics of Asia and the Pacific
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Government and politics
Objective Field:Government and politics not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Chin, JU (Professor James Chin)
ID Code:99724
Year Published:2006
Deposited By:School of Humanities
Deposited On:2015-04-02
Last Modified:2015-05-05

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