Anthony Loke

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Anthony Loke Siew Fook

陆兆福
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Minister of Transport
In office
21 May 2018 – 24 February 2020
MonarchMuhammad V
Abdullah
Prime MinisterMahathir Mohamad
DeputyKamarudin Jaffar
Preceded byLiow Tiong Lai
Succeeded byWee Ka Siong
ConstituencySeremban
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Seremban
Assumed office
5 May 2013
Preceded byJohn Fernandez (DAP)
Majority30,694 (2018)
12,553 (2013)
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Rasah
In office
8 March 2008 – 5 May 2013
Preceded byGoh Siow Huat (MCABN)
Succeeded byTeo Kok Seong (DAP)
Majority13,151 (2008)
Member of the Negeri Sembilan State Legislative Assembly
for Chennah
Assumed office
5 May 2013
Preceded bySiow Chen Pin (MCABN)
Majority1,155 (2018)
1,098 (2013)
Member of the Negeri Sembilan State Legislative Assembly
for Lobak
In office
21 March 2004 – 5 May 2013
Preceded byKhoo Seng Hock (MCABN)
Succeeded bySiow Kim Leong (DAP)
Majority6,928 (2008)
1,842 (2004)
2nd Parliamentary Leader of the
Democratic Action Party
Assumed office
11 July 2018
Secretary-GeneralLim Guan Eng
Preceded byLim Kit Siang
Personal details
Born
Loke Siew Fook

(1977-04-28) 28 April 1977 (age 43)
Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
NationalityMalaysian
Political partyDemocratic Action Party (DAP)
Other political
affiliations
Pakatan Harapan (PH)
Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
Barisan Alternatif (BA)
Spouse(s)Ng Chi Ling
Alma materNational University of Malaysia
University Malaya
OccupationPolitician
Websitelokesiewfook.blogspot.com

Anthony Loke Siew Fook (simplified Chinese: 陆兆福; traditional Chinese: 陸兆福; pinyin: Lù Zhàofú; Cantonese Yale: Luhk Siuh-fūk; born 28 April 1977; better known as Anthony Loke) is a Malaysian politician who served as the Minister of Transport in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration under former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad from May 2018 to the collapse of the PH administration in February 2020. He has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Seremban since May 2013, Rasah from March 2008 to May 2013. He has also served as Member of the Negeri Sembilan State Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Chennah since May 2013, Lobak from March 2004 to May 2013. He is a member, 2nd Parliamentary Leader and National Organising Secretary of the Democratic Action Party (DAP), a component party of the PH opposition coalition. He is widely seen as the successor to Lim Guan Eng as the new and 6th leader and Secretary-General of the DAP. He also served as State Chairman of the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) state opposition coalition before PH (successor to PR) took over power from the then-ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) state coalition in May 2018.

Background[edit]

Loke was born in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, and educated in St. Paul's Institution and SMK Seri Ampangan. He graduated from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 2000 with a degree in development science.[1]

Political career[edit]

In 2004 he was elected to the Negeri Sembilan State Legislative Assembly for the seat of Lobak, and retained his seat in the 2008 election, when he also won election to the federal parliament for the constituency of Rasah. In the 2013 election he switched seats at both state and federal levels, contesting and winning Chennah in the legislative assembly and Seremban in the federal parliament.

He apologised to Pakatan Harapan Chairman, Mahathir Mohamad after over 40 billboards featured the leader have to be covered after directed by Election Commission of Malaysia.[2]

He defended both his Parliament (Seremban) and State (Chennah) seats in 2018 election by defeating MCA's candidates, Chong Sin Woon (Parliament) and Seet Tee Gee (State) with a majority of 30,694 votes and 1,115 votes respectively.[3][4]

Minister of Transport[edit]

In the first Cabinet following Pakatan Harapan's victory in 2018 election, he was announced as the new Minister of Transport by the Prime Minister.[5] He was among the first of 14 Cabinet ministers. He was sworn in on 21 May at Istana Negara.[6]

Election results[edit]

Negeri Sembilan State Legislative Assembly[7][8][9][10][11][12][13]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2004 N11 Lobak, P128 Seremban Loke Siew Fook (DAP) 5,991 59% Khoo Seng Hock (MCA) 4,149 41% 10,140 1,842 71%
2008 Loke Siew Fook (DAP) 9,244 80% Siow Koi Loon (MCA) 2,316 20% 11,560 6,928 77%
2013 N1 Chennah, P126 Jelebu Loke Siew Fook (DAP) 5,128 55% Siow Foo Wen (MCA) 4,030 43% 9,372 1,098 84%
2018 Loke Siew Fook (DAP) 5,031 51% Seet Tee Gee (MCA) 3,876 39% 9,882 1,155 82%
Jamalus Mansor (PAS) 975 10%
Parliament of Malaysia[7][8][9][10][11][12][13]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2008 P130 Rasah, N. Sembilan Loke Siew Fook (DAP) 34,271 48% Yeow Chai Thiam (MCA) 21,120 29% 72,115 13,151 79%
2013 P128 Seremban, N. Sembilan Loke Siew Fook (DAP) 45,628 52% Yeow Chai Thiam (MCA) 33,075 38% 87,617 12,553 86%
Abd Halim Abdullah (Berjasa) 6,866 8%
John Fernandez (IND) 221 <1%
Bujang Abu (IND) 83 <1%
2018 Loke Siew Fook (DAP) 55,503 60% Chong Sin Woon (MCA) 24,809 27% 110,168 30,694 85%
Shariffuddin Ahmad (PAS) 11,506 13%

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anthony Loke infographic". Bernama. 21 May 2018. Archived from the original on 21 May 2018. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Kami minta maaf Tun M". Astro Awani. 2 May 2018. Archived from the original on 12 May 2018. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  3. ^ Raja Rahim, Raja Noraina (10 May 2018). "PKR wins big in Negri Sembilan". New Straits Times. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  4. ^ "DAP's Anthony Loke wins Seremban parliamentary seat". The Star (Malaysia). 10 May 2018. Archived from the original on 13 May 2018. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  5. ^ Langewiesche, William (1 July 2019). "What Really Happened to Malaysia's Missing Airplane" – via The Atlantic.
  6. ^ "PM Mahathir Mohamad announces Malaysia Cabinet". Channel NewsAsia. 18 May 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  8. ^ a b "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  9. ^ a b "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  10. ^ a b "my undi : Kawasan & Calon-Calon PRU13 : Keputusan PRU13 (Archived copy)". www.myundi.com.my. Archived from the original on 31 March 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  11. ^ a b "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13". Utusan Malaysia. Archived from the original on 21 March 2018. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  12. ^ a b "SEMAKAN KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM KE - 14" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 17 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  13. ^ a b "Federal Government Gazette, Results of Contested Election Parliamentary Constituencies for the State of Negeri Sembilan" (PDF). Election Commission. Retrieved 13 June 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.