Ong Ka Chuan

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Yang Berhormat Dato' Seri
Ong Ka Chuan
Malaysian Second Minister of International Trade and Industry
Assumed office
28 July 2015
Prime Minister Najib Razak
Minister Mustapa Mohamed (First minister)
Malaysian Minister of Housing and Local Government
In office
18 March 2008 – 9 April 2009
Preceded by Ong Ka Ting
Succeeded by Kong Cho Ha
MCA Secretary-General (Second Time)
Assumed office
2 January 2014
Preceded by Kong Cho Ha
MCA Secretary-General (First Time)
In office
30 August 2005 – 11 November 2008
Preceded by Ting Chew Peh
Succeeded by Wong Foon Meng
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Tanjung Malim
Assumed office
8 March 2008
Preceded by Loke Yuen Yow
Majority 5,422
Personal details
Born (1954-05-29) 29 May 1954 (age 62)
Lenggong, Perak, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Political party Malaysian Chinese Association
Other political
Barisan Nasional
Spouse(s) Chan Beng Choo[1](曾明珠)
Children 2
Alma mater University of Malaya
Religion Buddhist

Dato' Seri Ong Ka Chuan (simplified Chinese: 黄家泉; traditional Chinese: 黃家泉; pinyin: Huáng Jiā Quán; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: N̂g Ka-chôan; born 29 May 1954) is a Malaysian politician and the Member of Parliament for Tanjung Malim, Perak.[2] Ong is secretary-general of the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA), a component party of the Barisan Nasional coalition for twice. The first time he was elected by the former MCA President Ong Ka Ting who is his elder brother on 30 August 2005[3][4] and the second time by the current president Liow Tiong Lai on 2 January 2014.[5][6][7]

Ong currently is the Second Minister for International Trade and Industry.[8][9] He was formerly Minister of Housing and Local Government'

Early and personal life[edit]

Ong was born in Lenggong, Perak. He graduated from the University of Malaya and worked as a school teacher before entering politics. He is married with two children.[1]

Political career[edit]

Ong was a member of the Perak State Assembly from 1986 to 2004,[1] before contesting the federal seat of Batu Gajah in the 2004 general election. He lost to Fong Poh Kuan of the Democratic Action Party (DAP), despite the Barisan Nasional coalition making widespread gains nationwide.[10] Despite this, he was appointed MCA secretary-general the following year and served concurrently with his brother Ong Ka Ting as president.[3]

In the 2008 general elections, Ong contested and won the Tanjung Malim parliamentary seat. He was appointed Minister of Housing and Local Government.[1] Later that year, Ong contested the MCA deputy presidency but lost to Chua Soi Lek, and was immediately removed as secretary-general by new president Ong Tee Keat.[11][12] In 2009, he was dropped from the Cabinet by incoming Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak.[13]

Election results[edit]

Perak State Legislative Assembly: Chenderiang[14]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
1986 Ong Ka Chuan (MCA) 7,754 64% Aw Too Yen (DAP) 3,825 31%
1990 Ong Ka Chuan (MCA) 9,482 68% Shelvarajah (DAP) 3,551 26%
1995 Ong Ka Chuan (MCA) 8,582 73% Harikrishnan (DAP) 2,271 19%
1999 Ong Ka Chuan (MCA) 7,168 59% Mahinder Singh (PKR) 3,611 30%
Parliament of Malaysia: Batu Gajah, Perak[14]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
2004 Ong Ka Chuan (MCA) 20,814 41% Fong Po Kuan (DAP) 28,847 57%
Parliament of Malaysia: Tanjong Malim, Perak[14]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
2008 Ong Ka Chuan (MCA) 21,016 55% Mohamad Azman Marjohan (PKR) 15,594 41%
2013 Ong Ka Chuan (MCA) 28,225 53% Tan Yee Kew (PKR) 23,897 45%


  1. ^ a b c d "New ministers and deputy ministers". The Star. Star Publications. 19 March 2008. Retrieved 18 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Ong Ka Chuan, Y.B. Dato' Seri" (in Malay). Parliament of Malaysia. Archived from the original on 14 April 2010. Retrieved 19 June 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Ka Chuan takes over from Chew Peh as MCA sec-gen". New Straits Times. New Straits Times Press. 31 August 2005. Retrieved 19 June 2010. 
  4. ^ "Ka Chuan named new MCA secretary-general". The Sun Daily. 31 August 2005. Retrieved 22 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "Ong Ka Chuan of Tg Malim Is Set To Become MCA Sec-Gen". The Rakyat Post. 29 December 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2016. 
  6. ^ "Ong Ka Chuan appointed MCA sec-gen". Bernama. Malaysiakini. 3 January 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2016. 
  7. ^ "Ong Ka Chuan appointed MCA secretary-general". ANTARAPOS. 3 January 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2016. 
  8. ^ TAM, MICHELLE (28 July 2015). "Cabinet reshuffle: MCA sec-gen Ong Ka Chuan appointed minister". The Star. Retrieved 22 May 2016. 
  9. ^ "MALAYSIA :MCA sec-gen Ong Ka Chuan appointed minister in Cabinet reshuffle". Asia One. THE STAR / ANN. 28 July 2015. Retrieved 22 May 2016. 
  10. ^ Foong Pek Yee (26 March 2010). "Kong-Liow tussle seen as a proxy fight". The Star. Star Publications. Retrieved 19 June 2010. 
  11. ^ Chua Soi Lek Elected As The Deputy President Of The MCA Warkah. 19 October 2008
  12. ^ Wong is MCA secretary-general The Star. 12 November 2009
  13. ^ "Syed Hamid, Azalina among eight dropped". The Sun. Berjaya Media Berhad. 9 April 2009. Retrieved 19 June 2010. 
  14. ^ a b c "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 19 June 2010.  Percentage figures based on total turnout.