Choong Shiau Yoon

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Steven Choong Shiau Yoon
锺少云
Division chair of the
People's Justice Party
In office
2012–2013
DivisionAyer Hitam
Preceded byPosition reestablished
Succeeded byWillham Siau
In office
2014–2021
DivisionTebrau
Preceded bySelva Kumaran
Succeeded byTBA
Faction represented in Dewan Rakyat
2018–2021Pakatan Harapan
2021–Independent
Personal details
Born (1957-12-07) 7 December 1957 (age 63)
Beruas, Perak, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Political partyPeople's Justice Party (PKR)
(2007–2021)
Independent
(since 2021)
Other political
affiliations
Perikatan Nasional (PN)
(allied) (since 2021)
Pakatan Harapan (PH)
(2015–2021)
Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
(2007–2015)
Alma materBrunel University London
OccupationPolitician, accountant
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese鍾少雲
Simplified Chinese锺少云
Hanyu PinyinZhōng Shǎoyún
Choong Shiau Yoon on Facebook
Choong Shiau Yoon on Parliament of Malaysia

Steven Choong Shiau Yoon (simplified Chinese: 锺少云; traditional Chinese: 鍾少雲; born 7 December 1957) is a Malaysian politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tebrau since May 2018. Currently he is an independent MP supporting the ruling Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition. Prior to that he was a member of the People's Justice Party (PKR), a component party of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) opposition coalition.

Early life and education[edit]

Choong was born on 7 December 1957 at Beruas, Perak. He went to Sekolah Menengah Teknik, Ipoh. He graduated with a Master's Degree in Business Finance at Brunel University London.[1]

Background[edit]

Choong has a vast experience as an accountant, auditor, tax agent and business consultant career.[2] He is a Partner at CSY & Associates PLT beside Managing Director and CEO at CSY Tax Services Sdn. Bhd. He also serves as a Senior Independent Non-Executive Director on the board of Country View Bhd since 27 March 2002.[3] He is also the Chairman for Malaysian Institute of Accountants, Chartered Member at Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia and Member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.[4]

Politics career[edit]

Choong chose to participate in politics by joining People's Justice Party (PKR) at the age of 50 in 2007.[5] He has been the Division Chairman of both Tebrau and Ayer Hitam and Deputy Secretary-General of PKR.[6] He made his debut contesting the Tebrau parliamentary seat in the 2013 elections but had lost by 1,767 votes to the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) candidate. In the 2018 elections, he contested Tebrau under the People's Justice Party banner again in a three-cornered fight and this time won by defeating candidates from the MCA and the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS).

On 28 February 2021, he was sacked from PKR to be an independent MP friendly to Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's ruling Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition together with Larry Sng.[7]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: P158 Tebrau, Johor.[8][9][10][11]
Year Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2013 Choong Shiau Yoon (PKR) 38,218 48.87% Khoo Soo Seang (MCA) 39,985 51.13% 79,835 1,767 88.23%
2018 Choong Shiau Yoon (PKR) 64,535 62.09% Hou Kok Chung (MCA) 27,310 26.27% 105,420 37,225 85.68%
Abdullah Husin (PAS) 12,098 11.64%

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "争取多10%马来票添胜算.钟少云:票票不能少" (in Chinese). Sin Chew Daily. 4 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Tebrau MP says PM understands his need to solve issues faced by the people". The Star Online. 28 February 2021. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  3. ^ "Board of Directors: Profile of Directors: Choong Shiau Yoon". Country View Bhd. Retrieved 7 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Shiau Yoon Choong – Chartered Member at Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia". Relationship Science. Retrieved 7 March 2021.
  5. ^ "Choong Shiau Yoon @ Steven Choong". PRU Di Sinar. Sinar Harian. Retrieved 7 March 2021.
  6. ^ "锺少云Steven Choong Shiau Yoon". www.enanyang.my (in Chinese). e南洋商报Nanyang Siang Pau. Archived from the original on 13 August 2018. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Muhyiddin confirms won over PKR's Julau, Tebrau MPs". Malay Mail. 28 February 2021. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  8. ^ "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2018. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  9. ^ "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  10. ^ "SEMAKAN KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM KE – 14" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 17 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  11. ^ "The Star Online GE14". The Star. Retrieved 24 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.