|Yang Berhormat Puan
|Member of the Penang State Assembly
for Padang Lalang
6 May 2013
|Preceded by||Tan Cheong Heng|
|Member of Parliament
for Bukit Mertajam
29 November 1999 – 5 May 2013
|Preceded by||Tan Chong Keng (MCA)|
|Succeeded by||Sim Chee Keong|
6 July 1957
|Political party||DAP – Pakatan Rakyat|
|Alma mater||Universiti Pertanian Malaysia|
Chong Eng (Chinese: 章瑛; pinyin: Zhāng Yīng; born on 6 July 1957), is a Malaysian politician for Democratic Action Party (DAP). She is currently the ADUN for Padang Lalang, Penang and an Exco in the Penang government. She was formerly the Member of Malaysian Parliament for Bukit Mertajam, Penang which she won since 1999 and held till 2013. She also served in the Women Crisis Center and Community AIDS Service Penang. She also holds deputy head membership for Women's Parliamentary Caucus and sits as a Standing Order Committee member. Chong Eng is currently the chairperson of the DAP Wanita, the women's wing of DAP. She is also the Deputy Secretary General for the party's Central Executive Committee.
She is married to Gunabalan Krishnasamy who is an artist. The couple have two boys, who are currently still schooling. One is studying engineering in a local college, while the other is in a Chinese-type Primary school.
Personal life and education
She was born in a Chinese new village in Pahang from a family of 10 siblings. She started her primary education in the only Chinese primary school in the village. She was also the first girl from the village to pursue her study in a local university, namely Universiti Pertanian Malaysia (now Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)). She eventually obtained her bachelor of Science degree in Human Development Studies from UPM. Now, she writes regularly in local Chinese dailies and have published three books.
She started her political career as a full-time research officer in 1990 with DAP Penang. Chong won the Batu Lanchang state constituency in 1995 Malaysian general election and became the first women to be elected into the Penang State Assembly. She was the sole opposition representative in the state assembly at that time.
|1995||N27 Batu Lancang||Chong Eng (DAP)||7,570||49.72%||Lee Boon Ten (Gerakan)||7,508||49.31%||15,449||62||76.48%|
|Tan Ban Yew (PBS)||148||0.97%|
|2004||N16 Perai||Chong Eng (DAP)||4,477||46.92%||K. Rajapathy (MIC)||5,060||53.03%||9,748||583||70.57%|
|2013||N15 Padang Lalang||Tan Teik Cheng (MCA)||3,727||16.62%||Chong Eng (DAP)||18,657||83.22%||22,585||14,930||87.43%|
|1999||Chong Eng (DAP)||26,874||52.84%||Tan Chong Keng (MCA)||23,937||47.06%||51,967||2,937||78.02%|
|2004||Chong Eng (DAP)||26,215||59.18%||Ma Kok Ben (MCA)||17,651||39.85%||45,442||8,564||77.37%|
|2008||Chong Eng (DAP)||27,817||55.75%||Ong Tang Chuan (MCA)||22,050||44.20%||50,823||5,767||79.31%|
- "About Chong Eng". Chong Eng blog. Archived from the original on 2 April 2008. Retrieved 16 August 2010.
- "Chong Eng (Bukit Mertajam)". The Nut Graph. Retrieved 16 August 2010.
- "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Archived from the original on 6 September 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2010. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
- "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Dewan Undangan Negeri 2013". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 11 May 2013. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
- "Malaysian Election Data". Malaysiakini. Retrieved 19 April 2013. Percentage figures based on total turnout.