Er Teck Hwa

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Er (余).
Yang Berhormat Tuan
Er Teck Hwa
Er Teck Hwa.jpg
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Bakri, Johor
Assumed office
8 March 2008
Preceded by Chua Jui Meng (MCABN)
Personal details
Born (1972-12-17) 17 December 1972 (age 44)
Muar, Johor, Malaysia
Political party Democratic Action Party of Pakatan Harapan
Occupation Politician
Religion Buddhism

Er Teck Hwa (simplified Chinese: 余德华; traditional Chinese: 余德華; pinyin: Yú Dé Huá; born 17 December 1972) is a Malaysian politician and the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Bakri constituency in the State of Johor. He is a member of the Democratic Action Party (DAP) party in the Pakatan Rakyat opposition coalition.

The Star columnist Lee Yuk Peng has said that Er has impacted parliament with his "efforts to bring issues close to the heart for parliamentary deliberation" and had the "reputation of being a hard working and dedicated MP" prepared to ask questions in parliament despite his lack of proficiency in Malay.[1]

Early education[edit]

He started his primary education in SJK(C) Chung Hwa 2A, Muar. He continued his secondary education in SMK Jalan Junid, Muar.

Political career[edit]

Er was first elected to Parliament in the 2008 election winning the seat of Bakri from the governing Barisan Nasional coalition.[2] Upon his election, Er, a Mandarin speaker, stated that he was planning to hire private tutors to improve his Malay and English language skills to communicate more effectively with his constituents.[3]

Presistence paid off for Er when his second emergency motion on the accident involving an express bus was allowed to be debated in Parliament on 3 November 2010. He filed his first emergency motion on the fatal accident in Simpang Ampat[4] on 14 October 2010 but it was dismissed on 18 October 2010. This was also the first emergency motion to be allowed in 2010 as most of them were rejected on the grounds that there was no urgency for the matters raised.[5][6]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: P145 Bakri, Johor[2][7][8]
Year Opposition Votes Pct Government Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2008 Er Teck Hwa (DAP) 21,051 48.77% Tay Puay Chuan (MCA) 20,329 47.09% 43,168 722 76.55%
2013 Er Teck Hwa (DAP) 31,118 53.40% Lee Ching Yong (MCA) 26,051 44.71% 58,270 5,067 86.71%


  1. ^ "Ku Li ponders invite to head oil royalty caucus". The Star (Malaysia). Star Publications (Malaysia). 29 November 2009. Retrieved 23 October 2011. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b "Malaysia Decides 2008". The Star (Malaysia). Star Publications (Malaysia). Archived from the original on 11 January 2010. Retrieved 28 January 2010. . Percentage figures are calculated based on total turnout.
  3. ^ Tay, Gladys (18 March 2008). "Back to school for Bakri MP". The Star (Malaysia). Star Publications (Malaysia). Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 28 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "14 dead, 45 injured in horrific highway accident". The Star (Malaysia). Star Publications (Malaysia). 3 November 2010. Archived from the original on 16 October 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "Debate on bus crash allowed". The Star (Malaysia). Star Publications (Malaysia). 7 November 2010. Archived from the original on 7 November 2010. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "Parliament allows motion to debate on bus accident". The Star (Malaysia). Star Publications (Malaysia). 3 November 2010. Archived from the original on 15 November 2010. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 14 March 2017.  Results only available from the Malaysian general election, 2004.
  8. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Archived from the original on 6 September 2011. Retrieved 17 March 2010.  Percentage figures based on total turnout.

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