MCA Youth chief candidate outraged over Facebook post

MCA Youth chief candidate outraged over Facebook post
Goh Gaik Meng.

KUALA LUMPUR - An MCA Youth division leader, who is vying for the top post in the wing, is red-faced over a Facebook post that depicts him as a character from a Ming dynasty novel and surrounded by four scantily-clad women.

Batu MCA Youth chief Datuk Goh Gaik Meng said the FB post gives the impression that he is a person who indulges in liquor and women, adding he has been back-stabbed.

The image on the post, which surfaced a week ago after he made his intention known that he is going for the MCA Youth chief's post, shows his face superimposed on the half-naked body of Zhu Bajie - a half-pig, half-human character from the novel Journey to the West - with the women.

Goh, a businessman, said the issue has tarnished his reputation in the run-up to the wing's election in December.

"The person who made this is also insulting the political maturity of the central delegates, who have their own judgment on the candidates," he said at a press conference here yesterday.

Goh decided to go into the contest as the MCA Youth post is being vacated by incumbent Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong, 45, due to the age factor. He is past the age limit of 40 for the post.

Two other aspirants for the top Youth post: education bureau chief Chong Sin Woon and Gombak MCA Youth deputy chief Vince Ong, as well as dozens of division leaders were at the press conference as well.

MCA Youth ICT bureau deputy chief Tan Bok Koon said they strongly condemned such conduct and called on members to stop using dirty tactics, like cyber-bullying and mudslinging.

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