Michael Teo Yu Keng

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Michael Teo Yu Keng
Vice President of the People's Justice Party
In office
19 June 2020 – 17 July 2022
Serving with Xavier Jayakumar Arulanandam (2020–2021) &
Rafizi Ramli (2020–2022) &
Chua Tian Chang (2020–2022) &
Chang Lih Kang (2020–2022)
PresidentAnwar Ibrahim
Preceded byAli Biju
Succeeded byAwang Husaini Sahari
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Miri
In office
5 May 2013 – 19 November 2022
Preceded byPeter Chin Fah Kui (BNSUPP)
Succeeded byChiew Choon Man
Majority1,992 (2013)
13,663 (2018)
Personal details
Teo Yu Keng
Nationality Malaysia
Political partyPeople's Justice Party (PKR)
(since 1999)
Other political
Barisan Alternatif (BA)
Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
Pakatan Harapan (PH)
(since 2015)
Residence(s)Miri, Miri Division, Sarawak, Malaysia

Michael Teo Yu Keng (simplified Chinese: 张有庆; traditional Chinese: 張有慶; pinyin: Zhāng Yǒuqìng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tioⁿ Iú-khèng[1]) is a Malaysian politician and gynaecologist who served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Miri from May 2013 to November 2022.[2] He is a member of the People's Justice Party (PKR), a component party of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) and formerly Pakatan Rakyat (PR) coalitions. He also served as the Vice President of PKR from June 2020 to July 2022. He is also a practicing gynaecologist at Teo's Clinic and Maternity Centre.

Political career[edit]

Teo entered the political arena as one of the pioneering members of PKR's Sarawak branch in 1999.[3] He went on to contest in his maiden election at the 2001 Sarawak state election in September that year for the seat of Senadin against the incumbent, Lee Kim Shin from the Sarawak United People's Party (SUPP) in a losing effort.[4]

In March 2008, Teo contested in the 2008 Malaysian general election, making his first attempt for the newly-created parliamentary seat of Sibuti.[5] He was unsuccessful in his campaign against Ahmad Lai Bujang from the United Bumiputera Heritage Party (PBB).[6][7][8][9]

A decade after first contesting for the Senadin state seat, Teo entered the 2011 Sarawak state election as a candidate for the same seat, once again running against SUPP's three-term incumbent, Lee.[10] Teo again lost out to Lee, but with a razor thin majority of just 58 votes.[11]

Teo registered to contest for the Miri parliamentary seat in the 2013 Malaysian general election on April 20, 2013.[12] Teo defeated SUPP's secretary-general, Sebastian Ting Chiew Yew, in a three-corner fight to become a first-time MP.[3][13][14][15]

Teo was announced as PKR's and the Alliance of Hope's (PH) candidate to defend the Miri parliamentary seat in the 2018 Malaysian general election on April 14, 2018.[16][17][18] Despite Miri being one of the targeted seats for SUPP to re-capture, Teo emphatically retained his seat with an increased majority.[19][20][21] Later in July 2018, Teo was re-elected unopposed as chairperson of PKR's Miri branch.[22][23]

In March 2020, Teo ran unsuccessfully for the chairman-ship of PKR's Sarawak state liaison committee. The new chairperson, Julau MP, Larry Sng Wei Shien, appointed Teo as one of three vice-chairmen instead.[24] In June 2020, Teo was appointed by Port Dickson MP and PKR president Anwar Ibrahim as a PKR vice-president (representing Sabah and Sarawak) to replace Lubok Antu MP Jugah Muyang (who himself was appointed to replace another defector, Saratok MP Ali Biju) who defected from the party during the 2020 Malaysian political crisis.[3][25]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia[26]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2008 Sibuti Michael Teo Yu Keng (PKR) 4,590 35.78% Ahmad Lai Bujang (PBB) 8,238 64.22% 13,030 3,648 58.84%
2013 Miri Michael Teo Yu Keng (PKR) 26,909 51.62% Sebastian Ting Chiew Yew (SUPP) 24,917 47.80% 52,132 1,992 74.21%
Chong Kon Fatt (STAR) 306 0.59%
2018 Michael Teo Yu Keng (PKR) 35,739 61.82% Sebastian Ting Chiew Yew (SUPP) 22,076 38.18% 58,439 13,663 72.70%
Sarawak State Legislative Assembly
Year Constituency Votes Pct Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2001 Senadin Michael Teo Yu Keng (PKR) 3,905 22.96% Lee Kim Shin (SUPP) 13,104 77.04% 17,490 9,199 62.17%
2011 Michael Teo Yu Keng (PKR) 7,276 49.80% Lee Kim Shin (SUPP) 7,334 50.20% 14,816 58 66.05%


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