List of Malaysian Chinese
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This is a list of prominent Malaysian Chinese people, categorised by profession.
- 1 Artists
- 2 Business people
- 3 Inventor
- 4 Judiciary
- 5 Politicians
- 6 Sportspeople
- 7 Writers
- 8 Others
- 9 See also
- 10 References
- Amber Chia (谢丽萍) – International model and actress
- Angelica Lee Sin Je (李心洁) – award winning actress
- Carmen Soo – International model and actress
- Carrie Lee Sze Kei (李詩琪) – International Actress / Host; Miss Chinese Cosmos International 2004/05 Champion [ Phoenix TV Hong Kong ]
- Chen Han Wei (Tan Hung Wee) – award-winning television actor based in Singapore
- Christopher Lee (李銘順）- leading television actor in Singapore; has also acted in joint China-Taiwan-HK-Singapore productions
- Isaac Hor 贺倾文- Online Personality / Host / Emcee
- James Lee – Film director
- James Wan – Film director
- Ling Tan (Tan Mang Ling) – International model
- Lyndel Soon – International actress
- Tan Sri Dato' Michelle Yeoh (杨紫琼) – International actress
- Ng Tian Hann – director
- Phyllis Quek – television actress and singer based in Singapore
- Tan Chui Mui – film director, has won an award in Pusan Film Festival 2006.
- Tsai Ming-liang (蔡明亮) – Taiwan-based award winning director
- Angie Cheung, Hong Kong actress
- Hannah Tan, singer and actress
- Vivien Yeo (楊秀惠) – television actress who has acted in Hong Kong movies and serials
- Koe Yeet – television and movie actress
- Crystal Lee – award winning child actress
- Yong Mun Sen, 杨曼生 – (1896–1962) Kuching born Penangite watercolorist and Malaysian artist.The Father of Malaysian Painting. One of the founders of Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts or NAFA, Singapore, Penang Art Society. 
- C. N. Liew – K.L. born Malaysian artist who took the traditional artform of Calligraphy to a whole new dimension with his creation of Surrealligraphy.
- Ah Niu (Tan Kheng Seong, 阿牛/陈庆祥) – singer
- Eric Moo (巫启贤) – Taiwan-based singer]
- Penny Tai (戴佩妮) – singer-songwriter who won the best composer in the 17th Golden Melody Awards
- Fish Leong (梁静茹) – Taiwan-based singer
- Victor Wong (黄品冠) – singer-composer
- Michael Wong (王光良) – singer
- Nicholas Teo (张栋梁) – singer
- Z Chen (张智成) – singer
- Gary Cao (曹格) – singer-composer
- Rynn Lim Yu Zhong 林宇中- singer
- Danell Lee Chieh Hun (李桀汉) – singer who won the second season of Malaysian Idol
- Karen Kong (龚建诗) – singer from Labuan island, East Malaysia. She performs in Malay, which is quite unique for a Malaysian Chinese singer.
- Lin Jian Hui (林健辉) – singer
- Quincy Tan (陈仁丰) – singer-songwriter
- Reno (蕾诺) – Female singer-songwriter who won The Best Chinese Act in Malaysia VIMA2010(Voice Independents Music Award)
- Liang (Tan Chung Liang) – singer from Klang. Performs songs in English and Malay.
- Che'Nelle also Cheryline Lim – Popular international pop singer
- Namewee (Wee Meng Chee) – Singer-composer who evoked controversy due to his music video Negarakuku
- Vince Chong – Singer
- Vivian Chua Yi Wen – Singer
- Gin Lee – Hong Kong-based singer
- Lester Fong 方逸伦 Hongkong China based singer producer
- Kenny Woo - Founder and Managing Director of Facilipack Industries Sdn Bhd, an integrated manufacturer of disposable packaging with revenues in excess of MYR150 million per annum.
- Nicholas Tan Meng Lim – The Nicholas Brothers were a famous JOHOR MALAYSIAN team of computing brothers, Asian WCG (2004–2008) and PC Wholesale(2009–2013).With their highly technique, high level of skills and daring innovations, they were considered by many the greatest gamer and programmer of their day.
- Chan Fong Ann – The 28th richest person in Malaysia 2011.
- Cheong Yoke Choy – Tin miner, philanthropist and benefactor of Chinese education during the British Malaya era.
- Chong Hock Leong- Malaysian born Chinese from Teluk Intan, Perak based in Jakarta. Chief executive Director of PT. Tri Jaya Semesta a private Credit Bureau in Indonesia.
- Dato' Choong Chin Liang – Businessman and Philanthropist, "Heart Man" of Ipoh
- Chung Keng Quee – first Malaysian-Chinese capitalist, innovator in tin mining, owner of the largest mine of all in the country, at that time, the Kong Loon Kongsi, in Kamunting, Perak, and with business interests in Mergui, Peru, Hong Kong and China, founder of the Penang Chinese Town Hall.
- Chung Thye Phin – the first Malaysian-Chinese miner to have introduced the latest appliances on the mines, under the supervision of a European engineer, founder of the Toh Allang Chinese Tin Company in Perak, the first Chinese limited liability company, in 1925, member of the Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce.
- Eu Tong Sen – founder of Eu Yan Sang
- Foo Choo Choon – A Hakka tin miner, revenue farmer and businessman from Penang and Perak was, in his time, said to have been the richest Chinese person in the world.
- Francis Yeoh – Runs YTL Group, son of Yeoh Tiong Lay
- Goh Peng Ooi – Founder and Executive Chairman of Silverlake Axis Ltd, the 21st richest person in Malaysia 2011.
- Jimmy Choo – London-based shoe designer
- Jeffrey Yap – Hedge fund manager base in Hong Kong
- Joel Neoh, winner of The Firm (TV series) and Malaysian Youth Entrepreneurship pioneer.
- Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Lau Cho Kun – managing director of Hap Seng Consolidated, the 22nd richest person in Malaysia in 2011.
- Lee Kim Hua – Widow of late Mr Lim Goh Tong, mother of Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, is the 5th richest person in Malaysia 2011.
- Tan Sri Dato' Sri Lee Loy Seng – Founder of Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad
- Datuk Lee Oi Hian & Datuk Lee Hau Hian – The 11th richest person in Malaysia in 2011.
- Tan Sri Lee Shin Cheng – Chairman/CEO of Malaysian conglomerate IOI Group, the 2nd richest person in Malaysia 2011
- Leong Sin Nam – A Malaysian Businessman.
- Lillian Too – Feng Shui master
- Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong – Billionaire businessman who developed Genting Highlands and owns Genting Group
- Tan Sri Lim Wee Chai – The world's largest producer of rubber gloves Top Glove's founder and Executive chairman/CEO, the 25th richest person in Malaysia 2011.
- Loh Boon Siew of Boon Siew Honda
- Loke Yew – businessman and philanthropist during British Malaya
- Mark Chang Mun Kee – Founder of MOL AccessPortal and JobStreet.com, current CEO of JobStreet.com.
- Ong Leong Huat – CEO of OSK Holdings Berhad, the 32nd richest person in Malaysia 2011.
- Peter Pek – Group managing director of the Malaysian operations of Mercatus+, spokesperson on branding.
- Tan Sri Quek Leng Chan, Chairman and co-founder of Hong Leong Group, is the 5th richest person in Malaysia 2011.
- Tan Sri Robert Kuok – The richest man in Malaysia and Southeast Asia 2011.
- Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah – Sunway Group founder and chairman, the 19th richest person in Malaysia 2011.
- Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay – Current Genting Group's CEO, the 13th richest person in Malaysia in 2011.
- Tan Sri William Cheng – Chairman of Lion Group which also owns Parkson Group, the 16th richest person in Malaysia 2011.
- Tan Sri Dato Seri Paduka Lee Kim Yew – Founder of Country Heights Holdings Berhad, philanthropist and advocate in promoting education.
- Tan Sri Teh Hong Piow, Chairman and founder, Public Bank,is the 6th richest person in Malaysia 2011.
- Tan Sri Datuk Seri Tiong Hiew King – The media and timber tycoon, controls Chinese media, Ming Pao and Sin Chew Jit Poh, managing director/CEO of Rimbunan Hijau Group, the 10th richest person in Malaysia 2011.
- Tong Kooi Ong – Chairman of Asia Inc.
- Tan Sri Vincent Tan – Businessman, owner of Berjaya Group, is the 9th richest person in Malaysia 2011.
- Yaw Teck Seng & Yaw Chee Ming – Father Yaw Teck Seng, the founder of Hong Kong listing Sarawak Forestry group Samling group. Eldest son Yaw Chee Ming is current CEO of the company. The family is now ranked 27th richest person/family in Malaysia 2011.
- Yeap Chor Ee – Once Present Penang richest man.
- Tan Sri Yeoh Tiong Lay – Founder of YTL Group, the 7th richest person in Malaysia 2011.
- Zang Toi – 5th Avenue New York fashion designer
- Chan Sow Lin – Tin miner of Kuala Lumpur, Chan Sow Lin LRT at Kuala Lumpur is named after his name.
- Dato' Chan Tien Ghee – Current chairman of Cardiff City Football Club, England.
- Dato' Lin Yun Ling – Founder of Gamuda Berhad, the 38th richest person in Malaysia 2011.
- Dato' Teow Peng Hee – Main asset, second son, Edward Teow huge
- Tan Sri David Law Tien Seng – The 39th richest person in Malaysia 2011.
- Datuk Tiah Thee Kian – Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman of TA Enterprice, the 35th richest person in Malaysia 2011.
- Dr Chia Song Kun – Founder and managing Director of QL Resources, the 24th richest person in Malaysia 2011.
- Ir. Lee Swee Eng – managing director of KNM Group, the 34th richest person in Malaysia 2011.
- Loke Chow Kit – Tin miner, Kuala Lumpur Municipal Councillor and owner of Chow Kit & Co. department store in KL. Jalan Chow Kit, Chow Kit Market and the Chow Kit area of KL carry his name.
- Puan Sri Datin Chong Chook Yew – Chairperson of Selangor Properties Berhad, the 29th richest person in Malaysia 2011.
- Tan Sri Tan Chia Kok Henry – The 100th richest person in Sarawak 2011
- Tan Sri Dato' Liew Kee Sin -Runs property developer and infrastructure company SP Setia.
- Tan Sri Dr Chen Lip Keong – Founder and CEO of NagaCorp Cambodia, the largest gaming and hotel operator in Cambodia, the 26th richest person in Malaysia 2011.
- Pua Khein-Seng (潘建成) – CEO of Phison Electronics Corporation, arguably one of the inventors of USB flash drive.
- Ng Choon Cheong is the inventor of Rainbow Loom, which is a plastic loom used to weave colorful rubber bands into bracelets and charms.
- Chan Sek Keong – Third Chief Justice of Singapore
- Chang Min Tat – former Federal Court judge
- Ong Hock Thye – former Chief Justice of Malaya
- Wee Chong Jin – First Chief Justice of Singapore
- Yong Pung How – Second Chief Justice of Singapore
- Hang Li Po – The wife of Malacca's Sultan Mansur Shah (1456–1477); related to the Ming royal court.
- Chung Keng Quee – Leader of the "Five Associations" or Go-Kuan and the Hai San, Kapitan China of Perak and Penang, member of the Commission for the Pacification of Larut, founding member of the Perak State Council, appointed by Imperial patent of the Ch'ing Emperor as Tzu-cheng ta-fu, and Expectant Intendant of a Circuit of the fourth rank
- Chung Thye Phin – Last Kapitan China of Perak, member of Perak State Council
- Chung Kok Ming – Member of Perak State Council, member of the Federal Council of the Federated Malay States.
- Yap Ah Loy – Kapitan Cina of Kuala Lumpur.
- Koh Lay Huan (甲必丹辜禮歡) – First Kapitan China Penang.
- Tun Leong Yew Koh – First Malacca Governor.
- Tan Hiok Nee – The wealthiest and most influential Chinese in Johor during 19th century, Johor Kapitan China, the second leader of the Ngee Heng Kongsi of Johor, one of the Kangchu Johor. Jalan Tan Hiok Nee in Johor Bahru is name after him.
- Wong Ah Fook – One of the most famous Kangchu Johor and Chinese Entrepreneur in Johor during 19th century. Jalan Wong Ah Fook in Johor Bahru is name after him.
- Yap Ah Shak – Kapitan Cina of Petaling.
- Yap Kwan Seng – Last Chinese Kapitan of Kuala Lumpur.
Malaysian Chinese Association
- Tun Tan Cheng Lock – Founder of Malayan Chinese Association
- Tan Siew Sin – First Minister of Commerce, third president of MCA
- Tan Sri Lee San Choon – Fourth president of MCA
- Tan Koon Swan – Fifth president of MCA
- Yun Dr. Ling Liong Sik – Sixth president of MCA.
- Tan Sri Ong Ka Ting – Seventh MCA president, Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Kulai, Johor
- Ong Tee Keat – Eighth MCA president
- Chua Soi Lek – Ninth MCA President
- Dato' Sri Liow Tiong Lai – Current President of MCA, former Minister of Health Malaysia, Member of Parliament for Bentong, Pahang.
- Dato' Sri Ng Yen Yen – Former Minister of Tourism Malaysia, Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Raub, Pahang, MCA Vice-President
- Chua Tee Yong – Son of Chua Soi Lek, former Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industries Minister of Malaysia.Johor, MCA Youth Chief.
- Dato' Seri Kong Cho Ha – Former Minister of Transport Malaysia, Former MCA Secretary-General, Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Lumut, Perak
- Chor Chee Heung – Former Minister of Housing and Local Government Malaysia.
- Hou Kok Chung – Former Deputy Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Kluang, Johor.
- Heng Seai Kie – Former Deputy Ministry of Women, Family And Community Development Malaysia.
- Lee Chee Leong – Former Deputy Ministry of Home Affairs Malaysia, Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Kampar, Perak.
- Donald Lim Siang Chai – Former Deputy Ministry of Finance Malaysia.
- Gan Ping Sieu – Former Deputy Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia.
- Wee Ka Siong – Former Deputy Education Minister I of Malaysia, Member of Parliament for Ayer Hitam
- Dato' Seri Ong Ka Chuan – Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Tanjung Malim, Perak
- Fong Chan Onn – Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Alor Gajah, Melaka
- Teng Boon Soon – Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Tebrau, Johor
- Tan Ah Eng – Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Gelang Patah, Johor
- Wee Jeck Seng – Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Tanjung Piai, Johor
Democratic Action Party
- Lim Kit Siang – Current DAP Advisor, Once an ISA detainee after Operasi Lalang
- Lim Guan Eng – Current Chief Minister of the State of Penang
- Lim Lip Eng – Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Segambut, Kuala Lumpur
- Loke Siew Fook – Member of the Parliament for Rasah, Negeri Sembilan
- Chong Chieng Jen – Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Bandar Kuching, Sarawak
- Chong Eng – Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Bukit Mertajam, Penang
- Chow Kon Yeow – Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Tanjong, Penang
- Er Teck Hwa – Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Bakri, Johor
- Fong Kui Lun – Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Democratic Action Party Treasurer
- Fong Po Kuan – Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Batu Gajah, Perak
- Hiew King Cheu – Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
- Liew Chin Tong – Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Bukit Bendera, Penang
- Nga Kor Ming – Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Taiping, Perak
- Dato' Ngeh Koo Ham – Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Beruas, Perak
- Sim Tong Him – Member of the Malaysian Parliament of Kota Melaka, Melaka
- Tan Kok Wai – Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
- Jeff Ooi Chuan Aun – Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Jelutong, Penang
- Dr. Tan Seng Giaw – Member of Parliament for Kepong, Kuala Lumpur
- Teresa Kok Suh Sim – Member of the Parliament for Seputeh, Kuala Lumpur
- Wong Ho Leng – Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Sibu, Sarawak
Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia
- Lim Chong Eu – Former Chief Minister of the State of Penang, second president of MCA and founding president of Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia, known as "Architect of Modern Penang"
- Koh Tsu Koon – Former Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Malaysia.
- Liang Teck Meng – Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Simpang Renggam, Johor
- Dato Seri' Tan Lian Hoe – Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Grik, Perak and former Deputy Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperative and Consumerism Malaysia.
People's Justice Party
- Chua Tian Chang – Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Batu, Kuala Lumpur, Informatian Chief of People's Justice Party
- Lee Boon Chye – Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Gopeng, Perak
Sarawak United Peoples' Party
- Dato' Sri Peter Chin Fah Kui – Current Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water Malaysia, President of Sarawak United Peoples' Party, Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Miri, Sarawak.
- Chan Seng Khai – Second mayor of Kuching South City Council.
- Ding Kuong Hiing – Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Sarikei, Sarawak
- Datuk Tiong Thai King – Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Lanang, Sarawak
- Datuk Song Swee Guan – First mayor of Kuching South City Council.
- Yong Khoon Seng – Former Deputy Ministry of Works Malaysia, Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Stampin, Sarawak.
- Liew Vui Keong – Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Sandakan, Sabah
- Tan Tee Beng – Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Nibong Tebal, Penang
- Wee Choo Keong – Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Wangsa Maju, Kuala Lumpur
- Tiong King Sing – Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Bintulu, Sarawak
- Datuk Amar James Wong Kim Min – The first Deputy Chief Minister of Sarawak and the president of the Sarawak National Party (SNAP)
- Jing Lee – South Australian Politician.
- Chung Thye Yong – first Chinese rugby player in the country, first racehorse owner in the country
- Chung Kok Ming – one of the finest tennis players in the country, in his time and first Asian committee member of the Perak Turf Club
- Soh Chin Aun – former National football captain
- Brendan Gan – Footballer (Soccer) that is currently playing for Sydney FC
- Nicholas Chan – Defender of Kelantan President's Team.
- Ng Joo Ngan – former Commonwealth cycling (road race) champion
- Alex Yoong – F1 racer
- Datuk Lee Chong Wei – Currently ranked No:1 men's singles in the world since 2009, Proton Malaysia Open Badminton Champion 2004–2006, ABC Champion 2006, Commonwealth Games Badminton Champion 2006, Olympic Badminton Finalist 2008, Olympic Badminton Finalist 2012
- Eddy Choong – Brother of David E. L. Choong, 4 times All England Badminton Champion.
- Wong Peng Soon – 4 times All England Badminton Champion
- David E. L. Choong – Brother of Eddy Choong. Men's doubles titles at the All-England Championships in 1951, 1952, and 1953.
- Ng Boon Bee – All-England men's doubles title in 1965, 1966, and 1971, and a member of Malaysia's world champion Thomas Cup (men's international) team in 1967.
- Tan Yee Khan – All-England men's doubles title with Ng Boon Bee in 1965 and 1966, and a member of Malaysia's world champion Thomas Cup (men's international) team in 1967.
- Tan Aik Huang – All England Badminton Champion
- Koo Kien Keat – The number 1 ranked men's doubles team in the world with Tan Boon Heong in 2010.
- Tan Boon Heong – The number 1 ranked men's doubles team in the world with Koo Kien Keat in 2010.
- Tan Ming Sen – Torchbearer for Malaysia in Beijing Olympic 2008 (Malaysia route).
- Chan Chong Ming – Malaysia men's doubles player.
- Chan Peng Soon – Currently ranked No:8 mixed doubles team in the world with Goh Liu Ying.
- Goh Liu Ying – Currently ranked No:8 mixed doubles team in the world with Chan Peng Soon.
- Tash Aw – author of The Harmony Silk Factory, which made the Man Booker Prize 2005 longlist and won the 2005 Whitbread First Novel award
- Woon Swee Oan – author of wuxia novels
- Tan Twan Eng – a Penangite author of The Garden of Evening Mists and The Gift of Rain. The Gift of Rain was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize award; The Garden of Evening Mists was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, won the Man Asian Literary Prize and the Sir Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, and was shortlisted for the IMPAC Literary Prize.
- Ngeow Sze Chan – Chinese physician
- See Yew Lee – Chinese author of "Kokko & May"
- Melinda Looi – Fashion Designer
- Carey Ng – Miss Universe Malaysia 2013
- Wong Siew Te – Zoologist and Malayan Sun Bear Expert
- Felixia Yeap – also known as Raisyyah Rania, Malaysian model