Raja Nong Chik Zainal Abidin
Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin
|Malaysian Minister of the Federal Territories and Urban Well-being|
10 April 2009 – 16 May 2013
|Preceded by||Zulhasnan Rafique|
|Succeeded by||Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor|
14 February 1953 |
|Political party||United Malays National Organisation (UMNO)
part of Barisan Nasional
|Spouse(s)||Nafesah Raja Nong Chik|
|Alma mater||University of Wales|
Dato' Raja Nong Chik bin Datuk Zainal Abidin is a Malaysian politician and the former Minister of Federal Territories and Urban Well-being. He is a Senator from the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) in the Dewan Negara, the upper house of the Malaysian Parliament.
Raja Nong Chik was born in the state of Perak in 1953 to a family of civil servants. His grandfather, Mustafa Albakri was the first chairman of the Election Commission of Malaysia and also Keeper of the Rulers' Seal during the premiership of Tunku Abdul Rahman. His father, Raja Zainal Abidin Raja Tachik was secretary-general in the Ministry of Health under second prime minister Abdul Razak Hussein.
He attended Methodist Boys' School, Kuala Lumpur and later Victoria Institution before studying at the Royal Military College. He obtained his Bachelor of Economics from the University of Wales and is a certified accountant.
Raja Nong Chik began his career as an entrepreneur at the Federal Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Authority (FELCRA) in 1978. He eventually rose to become executive director at a manufacturing company. As a prominent member in the Malaysian corporate scene, Raja Nong Chik became president of the Bumiputra Manufacturers' and Service Industry Association and also a member of the Malaysia Innovation Council.
He is currently the Patron of Kuala Lumpur FA.
Raja Nong Chik is a member of UMNO from the Lembah Pantai division. He became a Senator in the Dewan Negara in April 2008, and was appointed Federal Territories and Urban Well-being Minister by new prime minister Najib Tun Razak. He resigned from the Dewan Negara in April 2013 to contest in Lembah Pantai constituency in the 13th Malaysian general election, which he lost to incumbent MP Nurul Izzah Anwar, daughter of former deputy prime minister and opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim.
|Year||Pakatan Rakyat||Votes||Pct||Barisan Nasional||Votes||Pct||Independent||Votes||Pct||Ballots cast||Majority||Turnout|
|2013||Nurul Izzah Anwar (PKR)||31,008||51.39%||Raja Nong Chik Zainal Abidin (UMNO)||29,161||48.33%||Rosli Baba||167||0.28%||61,048||1,847||84.30%|