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Mr. Tan Yew ...
Mr. Tan Yew Sing
President, Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce / Founder & Chairman, INTI International University & Colleges, Malaysia
MCCC to see hottest election - Nation | The Star Online
Tan Yew Sing
Tan Yew Sing
The triennial election of the Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce
(MCCC) next Sunday promises to see the hottest - and perhaps the ugliest - contest for top positions in the history of this trade organisation.
The June 26 election at a downtown hotel in Kuala Lumpur may be held amid tight security in anticipation of fiery debates at the general assembly of about 1,100 voting members before polling begins.
Ahead of the election, the rumour mills were kept churning by intriguing tales of candidates being set up, betrayal, insider trading, realignment of camps and anonymous letters to influence support for the two vying for the presidency - Tan Yew Sing of Inti Universal Holdings Bhd and Liew Choon Kong of Kong Wooi Fong Tea Merchants Sdn Bhd.
While Tan is vice-president I of the chamber, Liew is one of nine vice-presidents.
The next day, all the major Chinese media published news that Liew had agreed to support Tan
as the top leader and he
would retreat to the number two spot.
On the following day, Liew called for a press conference to reveal the real story and declared that he
was still gunning for the top post.
Bong, who had previously backed Tan
, surprised many by his
about-turn when he
recently threw his
support behind Liew.
has shared the reasons with his
close friends privately.
In an interview with Sunday Star, Tan
chances of winning the presidency as 50-50, saying that half of his
support will come from the Klang Valley and the other half from outlying branches.
This former leader of Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (SCAH) used to be critical of government policies in Chinese culture and education, and is also likely to enjoy support from MCCC's overlapping members in SCAH.
Groomed by the late Ngan to be the SCAH leader, he
might also obtain support from Ngan's friends and business associates.
Judging from statements made by many MCCC council members in the Chinese media, Tan
appears to command over 50% support from the council, according to MCCC vice-presidents Ngan Teng Yee and Datuk Lim Heng Ee.
now has no business dealings in China, he
says, "I want to lead MCCC
to promote trade and investments between Malaysia and China.
, as a national multiracial organisation, is the best platform to do so because it has attained recognition and status."
Among the ambitious targets he
has set for MCCC
is to help more Malay entrepreneurs enter the Chinese market and to move annual bilateral trade to exceed US$100bil (RM410bil).
But since last year, Tan
has been a hot target of poison pen letters - no thanks to controversies he
courted in past activities and associations.
There are allegations he
was involved in insider trading and setting Liew up.
There is also talk that Malaysia and Chinese officials are wary of his
On insider trading, the Securities Commission
had reported in its 2014 Annual Report that Tan
had paid RM778,258 as settlement for "breaches of insider trading provisions in the Securities Industries Act 1983" relating to shares of Inti
in September 2007.
Tan's radical past is also known to have caused concern to official quarters.
was leading SCAH's youth movement, he
issued a statement condemning the repression and massacre of students at Tiananmen Square, Beijing, on June 4, 1989.
winning chance at 50%, his
friends see him as having the edge.
strategy as early as a year ago.
, it is also a plus to have won over Ngan Teng Yee - the son of the late Ngan.
To secure more support from old-timers, Tan has convinced Tan Kai Hee of Hai-O Enterprise Bhd to support him.
Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese ...
Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall president Tan Yew Sing said the declining Chinese population was a natural trend due to urban culture.
said more Chinese were moving to the urban areas, where they preferred to raise smaller families.
"A significant portion of the Chinese community is also known to migrate overseas," said Tan
Inti College President (Tan Yew Sing) together with faculty lecturers attending Dr. Shaun's EQ seminar.
Tan Yew Sing, president of ...
Tan Yew Sing, president of the influential Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall, perhaps characterized best the change in mindset: "We only need Malaysian-minded ministers who cater to the needs of all."
Chin Huat Wong is a fellow at the Penang Institute
, a think tank linked to the Penang State Government.
He earned his PhD from the University of Essex on a thesis focused on Malaysia's electoral and party systems.
He is also a steering committee member of the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections 2.0, also known as Bersih 2.0.