Peter Chin Fah Kui

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Yang Berbahagia Tan Sri
Peter Chin Fah Kui
Peter Chin Fah Kui IAEA 2011.jpg
Peter Chin in 2011
Malaysian Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water
In office
10 April 2008 – 5 May 2013
Preceded by Shaziman Abu Mansor
(Energy and Water)
Succeeded by Maximus Ongkili
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Miri
In office
1990 – 5 May 2013
Preceded by Constituency established
Succeeded by Michael Teo Yu Keng
Majority 5,553 (1986)
8,181 (1990)
10,385 (1995)
10,706 (1999)
won uncontested (2004)
5,216 (2008)
President of Sarawak United Peoples' Party
In office
Deputy Richard Riot Jaem
Preceded by George Chan Hong Nam
Succeeded by Sim Kui Hian
Malaysian Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities
In office
March 2004 – 9 April 2008
Succeeded by Bernard Giluk Dompok
Personal details
Born (1945-08-31) 31 August 1945 (age 72)
Kuching, Borneo
Nationality  Malaysia
Political party SUPPBarisan Nasional
Spouse(s) Ruby Wee Hui Kiang(黄惠娟)
Children 3
Alma mater Gray's Inn
Occupation Politician

Tan Sri Peter Chin Fah Kui (simplified Chinese: 陈华贵; traditional Chinese: 陳華貴; pinyin: Chén Huá Guì; born 31 August 1945) is a former Malaysian politician. He was the Member of Parliament for Miri from 1985 to 2013 and served from 2004 to 2013 as a minister in the federal cabinet. From 2011 to 2014 he was the President of the Sarawak United Peoples' Party (SUPP). He is a Malaysian Chinese and of Hakka descent.[1]

Early life[edit]

Chin was born in Kuching, Sarawak. He is married to Puan Sri Ruby Wee Hui Kiang with whom they had 2 daughters and 1 son. He was educated as a Barrister-At-Law at Gray's Inn, London in 1971.

Chin returned to Sarawak and joined the law firm, M/s Wan Ullok, Jugah & Chin and started his law practice in Miri, Sarawak in 1972. He retired as a partner of the law firm upon his appointment as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Federal Ministry of Welfare in 1986.

Political career[edit]

He has been the Member of Parliament of Miri in Malaysia since 1985 and he was the party organising secretary of the Sarawak United People's Party (SUPP).

In 2004, he was appointed to the Cabinet of Malaysia as the Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities. Prior to his full ministerial appointment, his previous posts were Deputy Minister of Housing & Local Government and Deputy Minister of Science, Technology, Innovation.

On 10 April 2009, Chin was appointed as the Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water.

In 2011 he became the president of SUPP.[2] He retired from Parliament in 2013,[3] and stood down as SUPP's president in 2014.[4]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: Miri, Sarawak[5]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
1986 Peter Chin Fah Kui (SUPP) 15,933 55% Wong Ho Leng (DAP) 10,380 35%
1990 Peter Chin Fah Kui (SUPP) 18,904 57% Lo Yung Tee (DAP) 10,723 32%
1995 Peter Chin Fah Kui (SUPP) 23,977 63% Chong Kon Fatt (DAP) 13,592 36%
1999 Peter Chin Fah Kui (SUPP) 25,121 62% Yee Chai Yit (DAP) 14,415 36%
2004 Peter Chin Fah Kui (SUPP) Unopposed
2008 Peter Chin Fah Kui (SUPP) 19,354 57% Fong Pau Teck (DAP) 14,138 41%


  1. ^ "Re: Is Malaysian Cabinet minister, Peter Chin Fah Kui, a Hakka?". Retrieved 9 September 2008. 
  2. ^ "Peter Chin is new SUPP president; deputy is Richard Riot". Retrieved 13 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Chin: My name not in candidates' list submitted by SUPP". The Star. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Dr Sim Kui Hian to be new SUPP president". Borneo Post. 8 September 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 June 2010.  Percentage figures based on total turnout, including votes for third parties. Results before 1986 election unavailable.

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