Loh Gwo Burne

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Loh Gwo Burne
罗国本
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Kelana Jaya
In office
8 March 2008 – 5 May 2013
Preceded by Loh Seng Kok (MCABN)
Succeeded by Wong Chen (PKRPR)
Personal details
Born (1974-02-26) 26 February 1974 (age 43)
London, England
Nationality Malaysian
Political party People's Justice Party
Residence Malaysia
Alma mater University of Hull
China University of Political Science and Law
Occupation Politician

Loh Gwo Burne (simplified Chinese: 罗国本; traditional Chinese: 羅國本; pinyin: Luō Guóběn; born 26 February 1974) is a Malaysian politician. He was the member of the Malaysian Parliament for Kelana Jaya, Selangor, from 2008 to 2013. He sat in Parliament as a member of the People's Justice (PKR) in the Pakatan Rakyat opposition coalition.

Loh first gained fame when a video that he shot lead to a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the manipulation of judicial appointments.[1] In the 2008 election, he was named by Keadilan to contest the seat of Kelana Jaya,[2] and subsequently defeated Barisan Nasional candidate Lee Hwa Beng and independent Billi Lim.[3] He was not nominated by PKR to defend the parliamentary seat in the 2013 general election

Loh attended primary school at Sam Teck and secondary school at Poi Lam as well as ACS in Singapore. He has a degree in law from London and a master in law from China, though he has no intention to practice law.[4]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: P104 Kelana Jaya, Selangor[5]
Year Opposition Votes Pct Government Votes Pct Independent Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2008 Loh Gwo Burne (PKR) 30,298 51.68% Lee Hwa Beng (MCA) 25,267 43.10% Billi Lim Peng Soon 1,895 3.23% 58,625 5,031 71.91%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Davids who beat Goliath". The Star. 16 March 2008. Retrieved 16 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Wee, Gwo Burne to contest on PKR ticket". The Star. 22 February 2008. Retrieved 16 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Billi takes defeat in his stride". The Star. 10 March 2008. Retrieved 16 January 2010. 
  4. ^ Gwo Burne: Our Man in Kelana Jaya from Din Merican: The Malaysian DJ Blogger. 28 March 2008
  5. ^ "13th MALAYSIAN GENERAL ELECTION". The Star (Malaysia). Archived from the original on 9 April 2008. Retrieved 3 January 2010.