GE13: MCA to contest 37 parliament, 90 state seats with 68 per cent new faces
KUALA LUMPUR: MCA will contest in 37 parliament and 90 state seats in the general election.
Sixty-eight of the 127 candidates are new faces.
A 25-year-old aspirant is the youngest contestant from the party, the second major component of the Barisan Nasional (BN).
The five female candidates fielded are also new faces.
MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek said 19 or 51.3 per cent of the 37 candidates for parliament seats and 49 contenders for the 90 state seats are first-timers.
MCA contested in 40 parliamentary and 90 state seats in the 2008 general election.
More to come.
-The STAR online-