Liou Chen Kuang

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Liou Chen Kuang
DAP leaders and candidate at Machap.jpg
Liou Chen Kuang (centre, foreground without cap) contested and lost the 2007 Machap by-election
Personal details
Nationality Malaysian
Political party Democratic Action Party
Chinese name
Chinese 廖政光
Hanyu Pinyin Liào Zhèngguāng

Liou Chen Kuang is a Malaysian politician and businessman of Chinese descent from Machap Baru in Malacca state. He is a member of the Democratic Action Party (DAP) and was the party's losing candidate for the Malacca State Legislative Assembly seat of Machap in the 2004 general elections.[1] In the 2004 election, the late Datuk Wira Poh Ah Tiam of the Barisan Nasional (BN) defeated him by a majority of 4,562 votes.[2]

Despite the loss, on 30 March 2007, the DAP announced Liou will again contest for the party in the 2007 Machap by-election due to his "knowledge of the local terrain", grassroots support, and his willingness "to serve Machap constituents”. [3] Liou was eventually defeated, but by a marginally smaller majority.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Tan, M. (31 March 2007). "DAP fields same candidate". thestar.com.my. Archived from the original on 21 May 2011. Retrieved 2 April 2007. 
  2. ^ "Nominee Details for the state assembly - MACHAP". pilihanraya.com.my. Retrieved 2 April 2007. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "DAP's Liou to vie for Machap again (subscription required)". malaysiakini.com. 30 March 2007. Retrieved 2 April 2007.