Nga Kor Ming

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Nga Kor Ming

倪可敏
Deputy Speaker of Dewan Rakyat
Assumed office
16 July 2018
Serving with Mohd Rashid Hasnon
MonarchMuhammad V
Preceded byRonald Kiandee
Ismail Mohamed Said
ConstituencyTeluk Intan
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Teluk Intan
Assumed office
10 May 2018
Preceded byMah Siew Keong (Gerakan – BN)
Majority11,179 (2018)
Member of the Dewan Rakyat for Taiping, Perak
In office
8 March 2008 – 10 May 2018
Preceded byM. Kayveas (PPP – BN)
Succeeded byTeh Kok Lim (DAP – PH)
Majority11,298 (2008)
11,745 (2013)
Member of the Perak State Legislative Assembly
for Aulong
Assumed office
10 May 2018
Preceded byLeow Thye Yih (DAP – PR)
Majority12,064 (2018)
Member of the Perak State Legislative Assembly
for Kepayang
In office
5 May 2013 – 10 May 2018
Preceded byLoke Chee Yan (DAP – PR)
Succeeded byKo Chung Sen (DAP – PH)
Majority4,604 (2013)
Member of the Perak State Legislative Assembly
for Pantai Remis
In office
29 November 1999 – 5 May 2013
Preceded byWong Chong Sang (MCA – BN)
Succeeded byWong May Ing (DAP – PR)
Majority2,447 (1999)
2.303 (2004)
5,706 (2008)
Personal details
Born
Nga Kor Ming

(1972-11-11) 11 November 1972 (age 46)
Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia
CitizenshipMalaysian
Political partyDemocratic Action Party (1999-Present)
Other political
affiliations
Pakatan Harapan
Spouse(s)Wong Seow Ching
RelationsNgeh Koo Ham (cousin)
Children3
ResidenceAyer Tawar, Perak, Malaysia
OccupationPolitician
Solicitor and Advocate
WebsiteNga Kor Ming

Nga Kor Ming (Chinese: 倪可敏; pinyin: Níkěmǐn; born 11 November 1972), also known as David Nga, is a Malaysian politician. He is the Member of Parliament for the seat of Teluk Intan, Perak State Legislative Assemblyman for Aulong, as well as a Deputy Speaker of the Parliament. Nga is a member of the Democratic Action Party (DAP) in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) ruling coalition.[1] He also serves as the party's Deputy Secretary-General.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Nga Kor Ming was born in Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia,[3] but his family moved back to Ayer Tawar when he was small.[4] His family origin was Fuzhou ethnic and stayed at Ayer Tawar when they came to Malaya and majority believe to Methodist[citation needed]. He was christened David by the late Rev. Koh Gie Bing. His wife is also from Ayer Tawar; they have three children.

Education and professional career[edit]

Nga Kor Ming received a Bachelor of Laws from Universiti Malaya. Before his appointment to the Perak executive council, he practised as a lawyer in Ayer Tawar and also in Ipoh, Perak.

In 2007, he was recognised as one of Ten Outstanding Young Malaysians by the International Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Ministry of Youth and Sports in the category of 'Politics and Government'. This award was notable as it rarely goes to opposition politicians.[5]

Political career[edit]

Nga made his election debut and had been Perak State Assemblyman for Pantai Remis for three terms since the 1999, 2004 and 2008 General Elections. He became Member of Parliament for Taiping, Perak after defeating President of the People's Progressive Party (PPP), M. Kayveas with a majority of 11,298 votes in the 2008 General Election too on 8 March 2008. In 2008, with the formation of the Perak government by the coalition of DAP, PKR and PAS (known as Pakatan Rakyat) (PR), Nga was appointed to the state executive committee, with the portfolios of Education, Local Government, Housing and Public Transport. Perak had previously been ruled continuously by the Barisan Nasional (BN) (or its predecessor the Alliance) since the independence of Malaya (later Malaysia) in 1957. In the 2013 General Election, he was reelected in the Taiping parliamentary seat and won the Perak state seat of Kepayang too. In the 2018 General Election, he won the Parliament for the seat of Teluk Intan by defeating the incumbent, Mah Siew Keong of BN and the Perak state seat of Aulong concurrently.

Crisis and controversy[edit]

Racism Remarks[edit]

In 2011, Nga Kor Ming used the term "metallic black" to describe Mentri Besar Zambry Abdul Kadir, during political rallies in Kamunting. Nga Kor Ming apologised for his racist remarks for calling Zambry a "metallic black person". It was obvious that he was referring to Dr Zambry's skin colour or Indians when he uttered the phrase in various ceramah as seen in YouTube, which he subsequently denied.[6]

The apology was accepted by DAP national chairman Karpal Singh, however, it is believed that no disciplinary action was taken although DAP was known as a multi-racial party and its leaders were not known to pass racist remarks against any community or race until the racial slur by Nga Kor Ming.[7]

Tailorgate[edit]

In 2012, Nga Kor Ming sued blogger sekupangdua, whose true identity is Ahmad Sofian Yahya at Ipoh High Court for exemplary damages, aggravated damages and an order of injunction against further publication of defamatory words.[8]

It has been revealed that his wife's company was previously awarded the contract to make lounge suits for Ipoh City councillors when Pakatan Rakyat was ruling Perak.[citation needed]

DAP Perak stresses that MBI's award of tailoring contract was done by the council's tender board by way of open tender, it is claimed that Nga did not interfere in the committee overlooking the open tender process. The subject matter is a contract for 24 lounge suit for MBI councillors at the price of RM650 each and a total price of RM14,400.00.[citation needed]

Nga's wife's company, which submitted a bid for RM650 per suit, predictably ended up being awarded the job sometime in 2008. The open tender involved 4 other tailor companies and Nga's wife's company Ethan and Elton was awarded the contract despite being the most expensive at RM650, the lowest bidder Goodman Tailor having tendered for RM450.[9]

The DAP disciplinary committee cleared Nga Kor Ming of any power abuse in the awarding of a lounge suit contract to his wife's company.[10]

Election results[edit]

Perak State Legislative Assembly[11][12][13][14][15][16][17]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
1999 N32 Pantai Remis, P65 Beruas Nga Kor Ming (DAP) 9,896 55.86% Wong Chong Sang (MCA) 7,449 42.05% 17,716 2,447 64.09%
2004 N37 Pantai Remis, P68 Beruas Nga Kor Ming (DAP) 9,703 55.02% Wong Chong Sang (MCA) 7,400 41.96% 17,635 2,303 66.18%
2008 Nga Kor Ming (DAP) 12,188 61.83% Ooi Jing Ting (MCA) 7,112 36.08% 19,712 5.076 70.37%
2013 N29 Kepayang, P65 Ipoh Barat Nga Kor Ming (DAP) 10,948 62.32% Chang Kok Aun (MCA) 6.344 36,12% 17,566 4,604 79.50%
2018 N18 Aulong, P60 Taiping Nga Kor Ming (DAP) 18,123 56.40% Soo Kay Ping (Gerakan) 6,059 18.90% 24,182 12,064 75.24%
Parliament of Malaysia[11][12][13][14][15][16][17]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2008 P60 Taiping, Perak Nga Kor Ming (DAP) 28,098 59.63% M. Kayveas (PPP) 16,800 35.65% 47,123 11,298 71.52%
2013 Nga Kor Ming (DAP) 37,275 58.32% Tan Lian Hoe (Gerakan) 25,530 39.94% 63,913 11,745 81.80%
2018 P76 Teluk Intan, Perak Nga Kor Ming (DAP) 29,170 43.90% Mah Siew Keong (Gerakan) 17,991 27.10% 54,601 11,179 82.10%
Ahmad Ramadzan Ahmad Daud (PAS) 6,494 9.80%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nga Kor Ming, Y.B. Tuan" (in Malay). Parliament of Malaysia. Archived from the original on 28 June 2009. Retrieved 28 June 2010.
  2. ^ "DAP: Leadership". Democratic Action Party. Archived from the original on 12 June 2010. Retrieved 28 June 2010.
  3. ^ 倪可敏:心痛发展严重落后.-“重振火箭收服丹州”
  4. ^ Tan Sze Ming (Dec 6, 2012). "Malaysian Representatives alpha : Nga Kor Ming". #MyMP UndiMsia! Sinar Project. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Nga kor Ming - About". www.ngakorming.com. Retrieved 30 March 2014.
  6. ^ "Nga says sorry over metallic black jibe". The Star (Malaysia). Archived from the original on 1 December 2011. Retrieved 30 November 2011.
  7. ^ "Racial slur against Zambry uncalled for: Karpal". The Sunday Daily. Retrieved 1 December 2011.
  8. ^ "Nga filed RM10 million Libel suit against pro-umno's Blogger at Ipoh High Court". Nga Kor Ming's Blog. Retrieved 3 January 2012.
  9. ^ "Tailored for Abuse of Power". Stop The Lies. Retrieved 21 December 2011.
  10. ^ "DAP clear Nga of 'lounge-suit' corruption accusations". The Malaysian Insider. Archived from the original on 17 February 2012. Retrieved 16 February 2012.
  11. ^ a b "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 11 July 2010. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  12. ^ a b "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  13. ^ a b "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 5 May 2013. Results only available for the 2013 election.
  14. ^ a b "my undi : Kawasan & Calon-Calon PRU13 : Keputusan PRU13 (Archived copy)". www.myundi.com.my. Archived from the original on 30 March 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  15. ^ a b "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13". Utusan Malaysia. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  16. ^ 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.
  17. ^ a b "The Star Online GE14". The Star. Retrieved 24 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.