Liew Chin Tong

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Yang Berhormat Tuan
Mohammad Liew Chin Tong
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Kluang, Johor
Assumed office
6 May 2013
Preceded by Hou Kok Chung (MCABN)
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Bukit Bendera, Penang
In office
8 March 2008 – 3 April 2013
Preceded by Chia Kwang Chye (GerakanBN)
Succeeded by Zairil Khir Johari
Personal details
Born (1977-11-27) 27 November 1977 (age 39)
Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Political party Democratic Action Party of Pakatan Rakyat
Occupation Politician

Liew Chin Tong (simplified Chinese: 刘镇东; traditional Chinese: 劉鎮東; pinyin: Liú Zhèn Dōng; born 27 November 1977) is a Malaysian politician and is currently the member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Kluang constituency in Johor. He had also served as member of Parliament for the Bukit Bendera constituency in Penang from 2008 to 2013. He holds the portfolio of Political Education Director and is a Central Executive Council member of the Democratic Action Party (DAP).

Liew was first elected to the Malaysian Parliament in the 2008 election.[1] A political strategist prior to his election, Liew has been credited for masterminding Pakatan Rakyat's takeover of the Penang State Assembly.[2] In the 2013 General Election, Liew wrestled the Kluang Parliamentary seat in Johor from MCA's Hou Kok Chung.



  • Liew Chin Tong (2013), Putrajaya Milik Siapa?: Genta Media
  • Liew Chin Tong (2013), Middle Malaysia: Centre Ground Is Battle Ground: Genta Media
  • Liew Chin Tong (2009), Speaking for the reformasi generation Kuala Lumpur: Research for Social Advancement (REFSA)


  • Liew Chin Tong and Francis Hutchison (2010), “Implementing Pro-Employment Policies at the Sub-national Level” in Ooi Kee Beng and Goh Ban Lee (eds) Pilot Studies for a New Penang, Penang: Socio-Economic and Environmental Research Institute (SERI), pp. 111–128.
  • Liew Chin Tong (2007), “PAS’ Leadership: New Faces and Old Constraints” in Lorraine C. Salazar and Daljit Singh (eds) Southeast Asian Affairs 2007, Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, pp. 201–213
  • Liew Chin Tong (2007), “PAS politics: defining an Islamic State” in Edmund Terence Gomez Politics in Malaysia: the Malay dimension Oxon: Routledge, pp. 107–137.
  • William F. Case and Liew Chin Tong (2006) How Committed Is PAS to Democracy and How Do We Know It? Contemporary Southeast Asia: A Journal of International and Strategic Affairs, Volume 28, Number 3, December 2006, pp. 385–406

Chinese commentaries[edit]

  • 《小市民的政治经济学》(2011)吉隆坡:众意出版
  • 《华教运动,动或不动》(2011)吉隆坡:新纪元学院校友会
  • 《亮剑—踢爆马来政治》(2007)吉隆坡:义腾研究中心

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: P48 Bukit Bendera, Penang[3][4]
Year Opposition Votes Pct Government Votes Pct Ballots cast Turnout
2008 Liew Chin Tong (DAP) 31,243 66.45% Chia Kwang Chye (Gerakan) 15,131 32.18% 47,016 73%
Parliament of Malaysia: P152 Kluang, Johor[5][6]
Year Opposition Votes Pct Government Votes Pct Ballots cast Turnout
2013 Liew Chin Tong (DAP) 40,574 53.9% Hou Kok Chung (MCA) 33,215 44.1% 75,308 86.8%


  1. ^ "Malaysia Decides 2008". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 31 December 2009. 
  2. ^ Tan, Joceline (10 March 2008). "The swing that caught everyone by surprise". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 31 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "Malaysia Decides 2008". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 3 January 2010.  Results only available from the 2004 election.
  4. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 19 June 2010.  Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  5. ^ "P.125 Kluang". Sinar Harian (in Malay). Kuala Lumpur. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum 13 Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri 2013". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 8 May 2016.