Linda Tsen

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Yang Berhormat Datuk
Linda Tsen Thau Lin
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Batu Sapi, Sabah
Assumed office
Preceded by Edmund Chong Ket Wah (PBSBN)
Personal details
Born 1956
Sandakan, Crown Colony of North Borneo
Political party PBS
Other political
Barisan Nasional
Spouse(s) Edmund Chong Ket Wah (d. 2010)
Occupation Politician
Religion Christianity

Datuk Linda Tsen Thau Lin (Chinese: 曾道玲; pinyin: Zēng Dào Líng) is a Malaysian politician. She is the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Batu Sapi constituency in Sandakan, Sabah, representing the United Sabah Party (PBS) in the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition.[1]

Tsen, born in Sandakan in 1956, attended her early education at Chi Hwa Primary School and Tiong Hwa Secondary School in Sandakan. She later further her study at St. Brandon School, United Kingdom; Trinity College of Music, London and Fellowship London College of Music.[2] She is a musician and piano teacher, and has held the position of president of the Kota Kinabalu Music Society.[3]

Tsen was elected to federal Parliament in a by-election on 4 November 2010. The seat of Batu Sapi had been vacated by the death of Tsen's husband, Edmund Chong Ket Wah. She defeated candidates of the Sabah Progressive Party and the People's Justice Party.[4] She had previously served as the Wanita section head of United Sabah Party (PBS) for Elopura division.

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: Batu Sapi, Sabah[5]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct Others Votes Pct
2010 Linda Tsen (PBS) 9,773 64% Ansari Abdullah (PKR) 3,414 22% Yong Teck Lee (SAPP) 2,031 13%
2013 Linda Tsen (PBS) 13,085 57% Hamzah Abdullah (PAS) 9,287 41% Saiful Bahari Rashada Ahmad (STAR) 410 2%


  1. ^ "Linda Tsen Thau Lin, Y.B. Datin". Parliament of Malaysia (in Malay). Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "LINDA TSEN THAU LIN, BALU MENDIANG EDMUND CHONG CALON BN DI BATU SAPI". Admin 24 October 2010. Retrieved 21 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Linda Tsen, the late MP's widow, is BN candidate for Batu Sapi". Sin Chew Jit Poh. 25 October 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "A chronology of political events in Malaysia in 2010". The Malay Mail. Media Prima Berhad. 30 December 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Batu Sapi: Linda Tsen wins by whopping 6,359 majority". The Star. Star Publications. 4 November 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2011.  Percentage figures based on total turnout.