Chow Kon Yeow

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Chow Kon Yeow

曹观友
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5th Chief Minister of Penang
Assumed office
14 May 2018 (2018-05-14)
GovernorAbdul Rahman Abbas
Deputy1. Ahmad Zakiyuddin Abdul Rahman
2. Ramasamy Palanisamy
Preceded byLim Guan Eng
ConstituencyPadang Kota
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Tanjong
Assumed office
10 May 2018
Preceded byNg Wei Aik (DAP-PH)
Majority29,599 (2018)
In office
30 November 1999 – 3 April 2013
Preceded byLim Kit Siang (DAP-PR)
Succeeded byNg Wei Aik (DAP-PH)
Majority4,477 (1999)
4,228 (2004)
18,489 (2008)
Member of the Penang State Legislative Assembly
for Padang Kota
Assumed office
8 March 2008
Preceded byTeng Chang Yeow (Gerakan-BN)
Majority1,661 (2008)
7,196 (2013)
7,808 (2018)
Member of the Penang State Legislative Assembly
for Pengkalan Kota
In office
21 October 1990 – 24 April 1995
Preceded byTeoh Teik Huat (DAP)
Succeeded byLee Hack Teik (MCA-BN)
Majority3,670 (1990)
Personal details
Born
Chow Kon Yeow

(1958-11-14) 14 November 1958 (age 60)
Kuala Lumpur, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
CitizenshipMalaysian
Political partyDemocratic Action Party (DAP)
Other political
affiliations
Pakatan Harapan (PH)
Spouse(s)Tan Lean Kee
ChildrenTwo sons
Alma materUniversity of Science Malaysia
OccupationPolitician
ProfessionJournalist
WebsiteOfficial Facebook account

Chow Kon Yeow (simplified Chinese: 曹观友; traditional Chinese: 曹觀友; pinyin: Cáoguānyǒu; born 14 November 1958) is a Malaysian politician and the current Chief Minister of Penang.[1] He is a member of the Penang State Executive Council as the Chairman for the Local Government, Traffic Management and Flood Mitigation Committee. He is also the State Assemblyman for Padang Kota in the Penang State Legislative Assembly and the Member of Parliament for Tanjong in George Town, Penang.

Chow is also incumbent national Vice Chairman and Penang State Chairman of Democratic Action Party (DAP), a component party of Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition. On 14 May 2018, he was selected to be the Chief Minister of Penang, succeeding Lim Guan Eng, who was appointed Finance Minister of Malaysia by Mahathir Mohamad.

Personal life[edit]

Chow was born on 14 November 1958 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He holds a Bachelor in Social Sciences (Hons) degree from University of Science Malaysia (USM). Before entering politics, Chow was a journalist by profession.[2][3]

Chow married Tan Lean Kee and the couple has two sons.

Election results[edit]

Penang State Legislative Assembly[4][5][6][7][8]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots
cast
Majority Turnout
1990 Pengkalan Kota Chow Kon Yeow
(DAP)
11,336 58.51% Loh Huck Hun (MCA) 7,666 39.56% 19,376 3,670 76.83%
1995 Chow Kon Yeow
(DAP)
7,523 44.27% Lee Hack Teik
(MCA)
9,036 53.18% 16,993 1,513 78.79%
Khoo Soo Hoe
(PBS)
131 0.77%
1999 Padang Kota Chow Kon Yeow
(DAP)
5,211 31.10% Teng Chang
Yeow

(Gerakan)
6,851 40.88% 16,758 2,955 77.01%
2004 Chow Kon Yeow
(DAP)
4,584 40.13% Teng Chang
Yeow

(Gerakan)
6,838 59.87% 11,655 2,254 63.66%
2008 Chow Kon Yeow
(DAP)
6,449 57.14% Teng Chang Yeow
(Gerakan)
4,788 42.42% 11,507 1,661 68.89%
2013 Chow Kon Yeow
(DAP)
9,563 80.03% Oh Tong Keong
(Gerakan)
2,367 19.81% 12,078 7,196 78.56%
2018 Chow Kon Yeow
(DAP)
9,278 85.75% H'ng Khoon Leng
(Gerakan)
1,470 13.59% 10,961 7,808 75.72%
Goh Saik Wei
(MUP)
71 0.66%
Parliament of Malaysia[4][5][7][8]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
1999 Tanjong Chow Kon Yeow (DAP) 23,437 54.00% Cheang Chee Gooi (Gerakan) 18,960 43.68% 43,403 4,477 70.85%
2004 Chow Kon Yeow (DAP) 21,652 55.41% Ooi Swee Hing (Gerakan) 17,424 44.59% 39,793 4,228 68.72%
2008 Chow Kon Yeow (DAP) 28,248 74.14% Keow Veon Szu (Gerakan) 9,759 25.61% 38,734 18,489 72.82%
2018 Chow Kon Yeow (DAP) 34,663 87.25% Ng Siew Lai (Gerakan) 5,064 12.75% 39,727 29,599 80.90%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chow Kon Yeow to be Penang CM - Nation". www.thestar.com.my. The Star Online. Retrieved 2018-05-12.
  2. ^ "So into politics". The Star (Malaysia). 22 April 2008. Retrieved 31 December 2009.
  3. ^ "So into politics - The Star". The Star. Pakatan Rakyat Penang. 22 April 2008. Retrieved 31 December 2009.
  4. ^ a b "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 1 May 2010.
  5. ^ a b "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  6. ^ "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  7. ^ a b "SEMAKAN KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM KE - 14" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 17 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  8. ^ a b "The Star Online GE14". The Star. Retrieved 24 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
Political offices
Preceded by
Lim Guan Eng
5th Chief Minister of Penang
2018 - present
Incumbent

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