Ding Kuong Hiing

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Ding Kuong Hiing
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Sarikei, Sarawak
In office
8 March 2008 – 5 May 2013
Preceded by Law Hieng Ding (SUPP-BN)
Succeeded by Wong Ling Biu (DAP-PR)
Majority 51 (2008)
Personal details
Born (1955-01-20) 20 January 1955 (age 60)
Crown Colony of Sarawak
Political party SUPPBarisan Nasional
Occupation Politician; engineer

Ding Kuong Hiing (Chinese: 陈冠勋; pinyin: chén guān xūn; born 20 January 1955) was the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Sarikei constituency in Sarawak from 2008 to 2013, representing the Sarawak United Peoples' Party (SUPP) in the governing Barisan Nasional coalition.[1]

Ding was elected to Parliament in the 2008 election. After defeating his opponent from the Democratic Action Party (DAP) by 51 votes, he survived a legal challenge to the election in the Election Court,[2] and an appeal to the Federal Court.[3] Before his election, Ding was a staffer to the Chief Minister of Sarawak.[4] In the 2013 election, Ding lost the seat to the DAP's Andrew Wong Ling Biu by 505 votes.[5]

Ding is an engineer by profession and is married with two children.[6]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: Sarikei, Sarawak[5]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
2008 Ding Kuong Hiing (SUPP) 10,588 48.0% Wong Hua Seh (DAP) 10,537 47.7%
2013 Ding Kuong Hiing (SUPP) 13,758 49.0% Andrew Wong Ling Biu (DAP) 14,263 50.8%


  1. ^ "Ding Kuong Hiing, Y.B. Tuan" (in Malay). Parliament of Malaysia. Retrieved 18 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Ding To Dedicate Himself To Serving Constituents". Berita Wilayah Sarawak (Bernama). 21 July 2008. Retrieved 18 April 2010. 
  3. ^ Wong, Jack (23 January 2009). "Court throws out appeal, Ding remains Sarikei MP (updated)". The Star. Retrieved 18 April 2010. 
  4. ^ Subeng Stephen, Edward (2 March 2008). "Bintangor Oranges May Not Be Sweet Yet For BN First-timer". Berita Wilayah Sarawak (Bernama). Retrieved 18 April 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 21 November 2014.  Votes for candidates finishing in third place or lower are not listed.
  6. ^ "Let's be caring". The Star. 21 April 2008. Retrieved 18 April 2010.