Kong Cho Ha

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Yang Berbahagia Tan Sri Dato' Seri
Kong Cho Ha
江作汉
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MCA Secretary-General
In office
7 April 2010 – 2 January 2014
Preceded by Wong Foon Meng
Succeeded by Ong Ka Chuan
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Lumut, Perak
In office
29 November 1999 – 5 May 2013
Preceded by Yap Yit Thong
Succeeded by Mohamad Imran Abdul Hamid
Malaysian Minister of Transport
In office
29 November 1999 – 5 May 2013
Prime Minister Najib Razak
Preceded by Ong Tee Keat
Succeeded by Hishammuddin Hussein
Malaysian Minister of Housing and Local Government
In office
9 April 2009 – 4 June 2010
Prime Minister Najib Razak
Preceded by Ong Ka Chuan
Succeeded by Chor Chee Heung
Personal details
Born (1950-09-15) 15 September 1950 (age 66)
Perak, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Political party MCABarisan Nasional
Occupation Politician

Tan Sri Dato' Seri Kong Cho Ha (simplified Chinese: 江作汉; traditional Chinese: 江作漢; pinyin: Jiāng Zuò Hàn; born 15 September 1950[1]) is a Malaysian politician. He served as the Minister for Transport from 4 June 2010 to 5 May 2013. He was the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Lumut constituency in Perak from 29 November 1999 to 5 May 2013. He is a member of the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) and had served as its secretary-general from 7 April 2010 to 2 January 2014.[2]

Kong became a deputy Minister after the 2004 election.[3] In April 2009, he replaced Ong Ka Chuan as Minister for Housing and Local Government.[4] In June 2010, he moved to the Transport portfolio, replacing Ong Tee Keat.[5]

During the MCA party Central Committee re-election in 2010, he partnered with Chua Soi Lek to contest for Deputy Presidency (Chua contested for Presidency).[6] However he was defeated by Liow Tiong Lai who was Ong Ka Ting's partner.[7] He was later appointed by Dr Chua, the new President, as the party's Secretary-General.[8] He was replaced by Ong Ka Chuan who was picked by Liow to become secretary-general again the second time on 2 January 2014.[9][10][11]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: P74 Lumut, Perak[12][13][14]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
1999 Kong Cho Ha (MCA) 20,661 41% Zaman Huri Haji Samsudin (PKR) 20,056 40%
2004 Kong Cho Ha (MCA) 31,824 61% Mustaffa Kamil Ayub (PKR) 15,801 35%
2008 Kong Cho Ha (MCA) 25,698 46% Suwardi Sapuan (PKR) 25,400 45%
2013 Kong Cho Ha (MCA) 32,140 44% Mohd Imran Abd Hamid (PKR) 40,308 55%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minister's Profile". Malaysian Ministry of Housing and Local Government. Retrieved 6 January 2010. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Kong Cho Ha, Y.B. Dato' Seri" (in Malay). Parliament of Malaysia. Retrieved 4 June 2010. 
  3. ^ Sujata, V.P. (1 April 2004). "Kong: 'I consider my posting as a challenge'". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 6 January 2010. 
  4. ^ Sujata, V.P. (12 April 2009). "Cho Ha gets down to work in Perak". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 7 January 2010. 
  5. ^ Tan, Joceline (2 June 2010). "Winds of change in Cabinet". The Star. Star Publications. Retrieved 4 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "Chua's the No.1". New Straits Times/asiaone. 29 March 2010. Retrieved 19 June 2010. 
  7. ^ http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/index.php/malaysia/57823-soi-lek-wins-liow-is-mca-no-2- Soi Lek wins, Liow is MCA No. 2 – The Malaysian Insider, 28 March 2010
  8. ^ http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/index.php/malaysia/59001-kong-is-new-mca-sec-gen Kong is new MCA sec-gen – The Malaysian Insider, 7 April 2010
  9. ^ "Ong Ka Chuan of Tg Malim Is Set To Become MCA Sec-Gen". The Rakyat Post. 29 December 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2016. 
  10. ^ "Ong Ka Chuan appointed MCA sec-gen". Bernama. Malaysiakini. 3 January 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2016. 
  11. ^ "Ong Ka Chuan appointed MCA secretary-general". ANTARAPOS. 3 January 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2016. 
  12. ^ "Malaysia Decides 2008". The Star (Malaysia). Archived from the original on 9 April 2008. Retrieved 7 January 2010.  Source includes 2004 election results. Results from previous elections not available.
  13. ^ "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.
  14. ^ "2013 Malaysia General Election NEGERI PERAK P.074 LUMUT". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 5 May 2013.  Results only available for the 2013 election.