Liou Chen Kuang
|Liou Chen Kuang|
Liou Chen Kuang (centre, foreground without cap) contested and lost the 2007 Machap by-election
|Political party||Democratic Action Party|
|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. 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.
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”.  Liou was eventually defeated, but by a marginally smaller majority.
Notes and references
- Tan, M. (31 March 2007). "DAP fields same candidate". thestar.com.my. Archived from the original on 21 May 2011. Retrieved 2 April 2007.
- "Nominee Details for the state assembly - MACHAP". pilihanraya.com.my. Retrieved 2 April 2007.[permanent dead link]
- "DAP's Liou to vie for Machap again (subscription required)". malaysiakini.com. 30 March 2007. Retrieved 2 April 2007.
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