Chor Chee Heung

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Chor (曹).
Yang Berbahagia Tan Sri Dato Seri
Chor Chee Heung
Malaysian Minister of Housing and Local Government
In office
4 June 2010 – 5 May 2013
Preceded by Kong Cho Ha
Succeeded by Abdul Rahman Dahlan (Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government)
Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Alor Setar, Kedah
In office
21 October 1990 – 5 May 2013
Preceded by Oo Gin Sun
Succeeded by Gooi Hsiao-Leung
Personal details
Born (1955-03-15) 15 March 1955 (age 62)
Alor Setar, Kedah, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Political party MCABarisan Nasional
Children 3
Alma mater City University London
Master's degree (Business Law)
Occupation Politician, lawyer
Religion Buddhism

Tan Sri Dato' Seri Chor Chee Heung (Chinese: 曹智雄; pinyin: Cáo Zhì Xióng; Cantonese Yale: Chòuh Ji-hùhng; born 15 March 1955) is a Malaysian politician and was the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Alor Setar constituency in Kedah, Malaysia from 21 October 1990 to 5 May 2012. He is a member of the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA)in the governing Barisan Nasional coalition and was the Minister for Housing and Local Government.[1]

Chor was elected to the Alor Setar constituency in 1990.[2] He retained the seat in the 2008 election by 184 votes, before being defeated in the 2013 election.[3] In June 2010, he was promoted to Minister for Housing and Local Government. He had previously been a Deputy Minister,[4] and had served in various Parliamentary Secretary and Deputy Minister positions since 1995.[5]

Chor was a MCA Vice President.

Personal life[edit]

Chor was born in Alor Setar. Before entering politics, he was a lawyer.[5]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: Alor Setar, Kedah[6]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
1990 Chor Chee Heung (MCA) 22,714 54% Tengku Mohammad Farris (S46) 17,579 42%
1995 Chor Chee Heung (MCA) 28,943 69% Tunku Sofia Md Jewa (S46) 11,278 27%
1999 Chor Chee Heung (MCA) 27,847 64% George John (DAP) 13,258 30%
2004 Chor Chee Heung (MCA) 28,379 66% Siti Nor Abdul Hamid (PKR) 13,864 32%
2008 Chor Chee Heung (MCA) 20,741 48.0% Gooi Hsiao-Leung (PKR) 20,557 47.6%
2013 Chor Chee Heung (MCA) 25,401 47.3% Gooi Hsiao-Leung (PKR) 27,364 52.7%


  1. ^ "Chor Chee Heung, Y.B. Dato' Wira" (in Malay). Parliament of Malaysia. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "YB Dato' Chor Chee Heung". Retrieved 20 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "Malaysia Decides 2008". The Star (Malaysia). Archived from the original on 11 January 2010. Retrieved 20 December 2009. 
  4. ^ Tan, Joceline (2 June 2010). "Winds of change in Cabinet". The Star. Star Publications. Retrieved 4 June 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Chor Finally Makes It As Full Minister". Bernama. 1 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Archived from the original on 6 September 2011. Retrieved 19 March 2010.  Percentage figures based on total turnout.