Lim Lip Eng

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Lim Lip Eng
Faction represented in Dewan Rakyat
2008–2018Democratic Action Party
2018–Pakatan Harapan
Personal details
Lim Lip Eng

(1972-07-25) 25 July 1972 (age 49)
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 and is the Member of Parliament of Malaysia for the Kepong constituency in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur. He is a member of the Democratic Action Party (DAP) party in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition.

Lim was first elected to Parliament in the 2008 election winning the seat of Segambut from the governing Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition.[1] Segambut had previously been considered as a BN stronghold.[2] 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.[3] In the 2013 election he re-elected to the Segambut seat for second term.[4] In the 2018 election Lim switched to Kepong constituency and won the seat.

Lim is a Christian and a lawyer by profession.[5]


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[1][4][7][8][9]
Year Constituency Opposition Votes Pct Government 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%


  1. ^ a b "Malaysia Decides 2008". The Star (Malaysia). Archived from the original on 9 April 2008. Retrieved 19 January 2010.
  2. ^ "Ma to take on Lim in Segambut". The Star. 25 February 2008. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 19 January 2010.
  3. ^ Kee Beng Ooi; Jayaratnam Saravanamuttu; Hock Guan Lee (2008). March 8: Eclipsing May 13. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. p. 98.
  4. ^ a b "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 27 May 2010. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  5. ^ "Profile". Personal blog. Retrieved 19 January 2010.
  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.