Teo Nie Ching

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Teo Nie Ching
MP
张念群
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Kulai
Incumbent
Assumed office
6 May 2013
Preceded by Ong Kow Meng
Majority 13,450
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Serdang
In office
8 March 2008 – 5 May 2013
Preceded by Yap Pian Hon
Succeeded by Ong Kian Ming
Majority 21,025
Assistant National Publicity Secretary of Democratic Action Party
In office
2008–2011
Preceded by Fong Po Kuan
Assistant Organising Secretary of Selangor Democratic Action Party
In office
2008–2011
Personal details
Born (1981-01-27) 27 January 1981 (age 33)
Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia
Political party DAPPakatan Rakyat
Spouse(s) Gan Saw Chien
Occupation Politician
Website www.wretch.cc/blog/teonieching

Teo Nie Ching (Chinese: 张念群; born 1981) is a politician, currently the Member of Parliament for Kulai. She is also holding the position as the Assistant National Publicity Secretary of the Democratic Action Party (DAP), a democratic socialist opposition party in Malaysia.

Teo comes from a political family. Her father was the secretary of DAP Labis Parliamentary Constituency Campaign Committee, while her sister and brother-in-law are the current Chief and Deputy Chair of the Dapsy Johor State Council.[1]

Teo completed her secondary school education in Chinese High School, Batu Pahat, Johor. She pursued her tertiary education under a twinning programme and obtained her law degree from the University of the West of England, in 2002. After graduating from the university, she spent one year to work as a librarian in UK and travel around Europe. In 2004, she received her Certificate in Legal Practice from the University of Malaya.[2]

In the 2008 general election, Teo ran for the Parliamentary seat of Serdang on a DAP ticket.[3] She won against the candidate from Barisan Nasional, Datuk Hoh Hee Lee, with a majority of 21,025 votes. She obtained 47,444 votes comparing to her opposing candidate who only bagged 26,419 votes.[4]

In the 2013 general election, Teo switched to the state of Johor, in the Barisan Nasional stronghold Kulai, and defeated their candidate Tay Chin Hein by 13,450 out of 43,338 votes.[5]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia[6]
Year Constituency Pakatan Rakyat Votes Pct Barisan Nasional Votes Pct Independent Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2008 P102 Serdang, Selangor Teo Nie Ching (DAP) 47,444 62.23% Hoh Hee Lee (MCA) 26,419 34.65% 76,236 21,025 80.4%
2013 P163 Kulai, Johor Teo Nie Ching (DAP) 43,338 57.78% Tay Chin Hein (MCA) 29,888 39.85% K. Surendiran 238 0.32% 75,010 13,450 89.3%

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "认识张念群". 17 February 2008. Retrieved 10 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Off The Edge – Boldly Going: Is young DAP set for uncharted territory?". 10 January 2010. Retrieved 10 January 2010. 
  3. ^ ""沙登小辣椒"首度亮相‧張念群為捍衛民主參選". Sinchew (Sinchew Online). 18 February 2008. Retrieved 10 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "General Election 2008 Results". TheStar (TheStar Online). 9 March 2008. Retrieved 10 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "PRU13 Keputusan Terkini". Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Malaysia Decides 2008". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 3 January 2010.  Results only available from the 2004 election.

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