Lim Lip Eng

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Lim Lip Eng
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Kepong
Assumed office
9 May 2018
Preceded byTan Seng Giaw
Majority51,628 (2018)
61,081 (2022)
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Segambut
In office
8 March 2008 – 9 May 2018
Preceded byTan Kee Kwong
Succeeded byHannah Yeoh Tseow Suan
Majority7,732 (2008)
19,199 (2013)
Personal details
Lim Lip Eng

(1972-07-25) 25 July 1972 (age 51)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Political partyDemocratic Action Party (DAP)
Other political
Pakatan Harapan (PH)
Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
OccupationPolitician, lawyer

Lim Lip Eng (Chinese: 林立迎; pinyin: Lín Lìyíng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Lîm Li̍p-gêng; born 25 July 1972) is a Malaysian politician who has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Kepong since May 2018 and for Segambut from March 2008 to May 2018. He is a member of the Democratic Action Party (DAP), a component party of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition.

Early career[edit]

Lim is a lawyer by profession.[1]

Political career[edit]

Lim was first elected to Parliament in the 2008 election winning the seat of Segambut from the governing Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition.[2] Segambut had previously been considered as a BN stronghold.[3] The election saw urban Chinese and Indian voters swarm to the DAP and its coalition allies; however, given the large minority of Malay voters in Segambut, Lim's victory was also attributable to a sizeable number of Muslim Malays in the constituency backing the DAP, a secular party with few Malay members or politicians.[4] In the 2013 election he re-elected to the Segambut seat for second term.[5] In the 2018 election Lim switched to Kepong constituency and won the seat by an extremely large majority and percentage of total votes. He retained the seat in the 2022 election with a slightly smaller majority and percentage of total votes.


Lim Lip Eng was engulfed with a major controversy in August 2019 after suggesting that the implementation of Malay Khat Calligraphy into school children syllabus as rubbing "cow manure on our faces". After severe backlash he apologized and deleted the post from Facebook.[6]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia[2][5][7][8][9]
Year Constituency Candidate Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballot cast Majority Turnout
2008 P117 Segambut, Kuala Lumpur Lim Lip Eng (DAP) 25,046 59.13% Ma Woei Chyi (Gerakan) 17,314 40.87% 43,531 7,732 72.93%
2013 Lim Lip Eng (DAP) 41,383 65.10% Jayanthi Devi Balaguru (Gerakan) 22,184 34.90% 64,052 19,199 84.69%
2018 P114 Kepong, Kuala Lumpur Lim Lip Eng (DAP) 56,516 92.04% Ong Siang Liang (Gerakan) 4,888 7.96% 61,812 51,628 85.03%
2022 Lim Lip Eng (DAP) 64,308 88.92% Yap Zheng Hoe (MCA) 3,227 4.46% 72,657 61,081 77.06%
Phang Jing Fatt (GERAKAN) 2,795 3.86%
Yee Poh Ping (IND) 1,461 2.02%
Young Shang Yi (WARISAN) 528 0.73%


  1. ^ "Profile". Personal blog. Retrieved 19 January 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Malaysia Decides 2008". The Star (Malaysia). Archived from the original on 9 April 2008. Retrieved 19 January 2010.
  3. ^ "Ma to take on Lim in Segambut". The Star. 25 February 2008. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 19 January 2010.
  4. ^ Kee Beng Ooi; Jayaratnam Saravanamuttu; Hock Guan Lee (2008). March 8: Eclipsing May 13. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. p. 98.
  5. ^ a b "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 27 May 2010. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  6. ^ "Lim Lip Eng says sorry for sharing FB post over khat issue". The Star Online. 5 August 2019. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 5 May 2014. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  8. ^ "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum. Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  9. ^ "SEMAKAN KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM KE - 14" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 17 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.