Yong Teck Lee

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Yong Teck Lee
10th Chief Minister of Sabah
In office
1996–1998
Preceded by Datuk Salleh Mohd Said
Succeeded by Tan Sri Bernard Giluk Dompok
Personal details
Born (1958-10-03) October 3, 1958 (age 55)
North Borneo Lahad Datu, British North Borneo
Political party Sabah Progressive Party
Spouse(s) Datin Stella Kong Yin Kiun

Datuk Seri Yong Teck Lee (born October 3, 1958) is a Malaysian politician of Hakka Chinese descent. He is a former Chief Minister of Sabah and is currently the president of the Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP).

Political History[edit]

Yong became the Chief Minister for Sabah on 28 May 1996 to serve in a two year rotation arranged by the Barisan Nasional coalition in the state.[1] He had previously served as Deputy Chief Minister.[2] In 1994 he resigned from the United Sabah Party (PBS) citing dissatisfaction with its leadership, and established the SAPP, however the new party became members of the Barisan Nasional coalition led in Sabah by the PBS.[3] Lee led the SAPP in bolting from Barisan Nasional in 2008.

Before entering politics, Yong was a lawyer having studied in London.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chief Minister with a mission for State". New Straits Times (New Straits Times Press). 29 August 1996. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Bingkasan, Joseph (27 July 1990). "Rousing welcome for King and Queen". New Straits Times (New Straits Times Press). Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
  3. ^ Akmar, Shamsul (4 February 1994). "SAPP decides to contest Sabah polls under Barisan Nasional". New Straits Times (New Straits Times Press). Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Yong entered politics after law studies". New Straits Times (New Straits Times Press). 28 May 1996. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
Preceded by
Salleh Mohd Said
Chief Minister of Sabah
1996-1998
Succeeded by
Bernard Giluk Dompok