Khoo Poay Tiong

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Khoo Poay Tiong
MP
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Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Kota Melaka
Assumed office
9 May 2018
Preceded bySim Tong Him (DAP/Ind)
Majority49,175 (2018)
Member of the Malacca State Legislative Assembly
for Ayer Keroh
In office
8 March 2008 – 9 May 2018
Preceded bySeah Kwi Tong (MCA-BN)
Succeeded byKerk Chee Yee (DAP-PH)
Majority3,205 (2008)
7,943 (2013)
State Leader of the Opposition
of Melaka
In office
1 July 2013 – 9 May 2018
GovernorMohd Khalil Yaakob
Chief MinisterIdris Haron
Preceded byGoh Leong San (DAP-PR)
Succeeded byIdris Haron (UMNO-BN)
ConstituencyAyer Keroh
Assistant National Organising Secretary
of the Democratic Action Party
Assumed office
12 November 2017
Serving with Thomas Su Keong Siong
(2017-2022)
Ng Suee Lim
(since 2022)
National Organising SecretaryAnthony Loke Siew Fook
(2017-2022)
Steven Sim Chee Keong
(since 2022)
Secretary-GeneralLim Guan Eng
(2017-2022)
Anthony Loke Siew Fook
(since 2022)
National ChairmanTan Kok Wai
(2017-2022)
Lim Guan Eng
(since 2022)
Preceded byVincent Wu Him Ven
Personal details
Born (1970-12-13) 13 December 1970 (age 51)
CitizenshipMalaysian
Political partyDemocratic Action Party (Malaysia) (Democratic Action Party)
Other political
affiliations
Pakatan Harapan (PH)
Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
Spouse(s)Lee Wei Cheng
Children3
Alma materB.A. (Honours) Economics, University of Malaya
Websitewww.kotamelaka.com

Khoo Poay Tiong (Chinese: 邱培栋; pinyin: Qiū Péidòng; born 13 December 1970)[1] is a Malaysian politician who has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Kota Melaka since May 2018. He served as State Leader of the Opposition of Melaka from July 2013 to May 2018 and Member of the Melaka State Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Ayer Keroh from March 2008 to May 2018. He is a member of the Democratic Action Party (DAP), a component party of Pakatan Harapan (PH) opposition coalition. [2] He has served as the Assistant National Organising Secretary of DAP since November 2017. [3]

In the 14th General Election 2018 general election, Khoo was elected to the Parliament of Malaysia for the Kota Melaka constituency, winning 76,518 of the 105,276 votes cast.[4][5]

Previously, Khoo was a former state assemblyman for Ayer Keroh state seat for two terms (2008 to 2013 and 2013 to 2018) and also a former State Opposition Leader for Malacca State Legislative Assembly for one term.

Personal life[edit]

Khoo is the eldest son of Khoo Nian Koon, a tailor in Malacca town. He is married to Lee Wei Cheng (李慧贞) with three daughters.

Education[edit]

Khoo Poay Tiong graduated with Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Economics from University of Malaya.

Political career[edit]

Prior to his political life, Khoo was a senior manager at Maybank before quitting his job to pursue full time in a life as a politician in year 2008. He was first elected as a State Assemblyman for Ayer Keroh, by successfully crushing a long held stronghold of Barisan Nasional of Ayer Keroh state seat by beating Chiew Hong Lan in the 12th General Election.

In year 2013, during the 13th General Election, Khoo retained his state assembly seat and was elected as the State Opposition Leader for the state of Malacca.

During the 14th General Election in year 2018, he contested for the Parliamentary seat of Kota Melaka and was elected as a Member of Parliament.

Election results[edit]

Malacca State Legislative Assembly[6][7][8]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2008 N16 Ayer Keroh P137 Bukit Katil. Khoo Poay Tiong (DAP) 11,309 58.25% Chiew Hong Lan (MCA) 8,104 41.75% 19,953 3,205 81.43%
2013 Khoo Poay Tiong (DAP) 18,934 63.27% Yong Fun Juan (MCA) 10,991 36.73% 30,402 7,943 88.83%
Parliament of Malaysia[7][8][9][10][11]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2018 P138 Kota Melaka, Malacca. Khoo Poay Tiong (DAP) 76,518 72.69% Choo Wei Sern (MCA) 27,343 25.97% 107,085 49,175 84.42%
Goh Leong San (IND) 1,415 1.34%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "P138 Kota Melaka". Democratic Action Party. Archived from the original on 17 February 2019. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Profile at the official portal of Parliament of Malaysia". Parliament of Malaysia. Archived from the original on 17 February 2019. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  3. ^ portalmaster. "Central Executive Committee". DAP Malaysia. Retrieved 11 October 2021.
  4. ^ Suffian Abu Bakar (11 May 2018). "BN Melaka silap percaturan". Utusan Malaysia (in Malay). Archived from the original on 17 February 2019. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Federal Government Gazette: Results of Contested Election and Statements of the Poll after the Official Addition of Votes – Parliamentary Constituencies for the State of Malacca" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 11 July 2010. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  7. ^ a b "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  8. ^ a b "Malaysia Decides 2008". The Star (Malaysia). Archived from the original on 11 January 2010. Retrieved 25 January 2010. Includes results from the 2004 election. Percentage figures are calculated based on total turnout.
  9. ^ "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum 13 (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  10. ^ "SEMAKAN KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM KE - 14" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 17 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  11. ^ "The Star Online GE14". The Star. Retrieved 24 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
Parliament of Malaysia
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Kota Melaka
9 May 2018–present
Incumbent