Hou Kok Chung

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Yang Berhormat Senator Dato' Dr.
Hou Kok Chung
何国忠
Vice-President of Malaysian Chinese Association
Assumed office
21 December 2013
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Kluang, Johor
In office
8 March 2008 – 5 May 2013
Preceded by Hoo Seong Chang (MCA-BN)
Succeeded by Liew Chin Tong (DAP-PR)
Majority 3,781
Deputy Minister for Higher Education
In office
8 March 2008 – 3 April 2013
Personal details
Born Hou Kok Chung
(1963-02-22) 22 February 1963 (age 54)
Kluang, Johor, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Citizenship Malaysian
Political party Malaysian Chinese AssociationBarisan Nasional
Alma mater University of Malaya
Occupation Politician
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 何國忠
Simplified Chinese 何国忠
Hanyu Pinyin Hé Guózhōng
Hokkien POJ Hô Koktiong

Dato' Dr. Hou Kok Chung (何国忠; born 22 February 1963) is a Malaysian politician and was one of the Deputy Ministers for Higher Education[1] along with Dato Saifuddin Abdullah in the Malaysian Cabinet. He is one of the four Vice-Presidents of the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) in the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition with the second highest votes during the party election on 21 December 2013.[2] Hou is an alumnus of Malaya University and used to work as an academician in the same university before he stood for elections.

In the 12th Malaysian general election, Hou Kok Chung contested in the Parliamentary area of P.152 Kluang on the Barisan Nasional (BN) ticket and polled 27,970 votes against his opponent Ng Lam Hua from the Democratic Action Party (DAP) who got 24,189 votes, a victory of a slight margin.[3]

In the 13th Malaysian general election, Hou Kok Chung contested again in the Parliamentary area of P.152 Kluang on the Barisan Nasional ticket and polled 33,215 votes against his opponent Liew Chin Tong from the Democratic Action Party who got 40,574 votes, a loss of greater margin.[4]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: P152 Kluang, Johor[5][6][7]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct Ballots cast Turnout
2008 Hou Kok Chung (MCA) 27,970 53.62% Ng Lam Hua (DAP) 24,189 46.38% 52,159 76.60%
2013 Hou Kok Chung (MCA) 33,215 45.01% Liew Chin Tong (DAP) 40,574 54.99% 75,308 86.80%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hui, Lee ting. Chinese schools in peninsular. Institute of Southeast Asian. pp. 239–. ISBN 978-981-4279-21-5. Retrieved 29 June 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2013/12/22/New-leaders-will-bring-a-breath-of-fresh-air-says-Lee/
  3. ^ "Johor – Keputusan Penuh Pilihan Raya Umum 2008". Harian Metro Online (in Malay). Kuala Lumpur. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "P.125 Kluang". Sinar Harian (in Malay). Kuala Lumpur. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "P.125 Kluang". Sinar Harian (in Malay). Kuala Lumpur. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Archived from the original on 6 September 2011. Retrieved 19 June 2010.  Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  7. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum 13 Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri 2013". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 8 May 2016.