Raja Nong Chik

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Yang Berbahagia Dato'
Raja Nong Chik
Dato' Raja Nong Chik.jpg
Malaysian Minister of the Federal Territories and Urban Well-being
In office
10 April 2009 – 16 May 2013
Preceded by Zulhasnan Rafique
Succeeded by Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor
Constituency Senator
Personal details
Born Raja Nong Chik bin Raja Zainal Abidin
(1953-02-14) 14 February 1953 (age 65)
Perak, Federation of Malaya
Citizenship Malaysian
Political party United Malays National Organisation (UMNO)
part of Barisan Nasional
Spouse(s) Nafesah Raja Nong Chik
Children Raja Farhana
Raja Hamzah
Alma mater University of Wales
Occupation Politician, accountant
Website rajanongchik.com

Dato' Raja Nong Chik bin Raja Zainal Abidin is a Malaysian politician, accountant and the former Minister of the Federal Territories (Malaysia)|Minister of Federal Territories and Urban Well-being. He was a Senator in the Dewan Negara, the upper house of the Malaysian Parliament from the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), a component party of the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition.

Background[edit]

Raja Nong Chik was born in the state of Perak in 1953 to a family of civil servants. His grandfather, Mustafa Albakri was the first chairman of the Election Commission of Malaysia and also Keeper of the Rulers' Seal during the premiership of Tunku Abdul Rahman. His father, Raja Zainal Abidin Raja Tachik was secretary-general in the Ministry of Health under second prime minister Abdul Razak Hussein.[1]

He attended Methodist Boys' School, Kuala Lumpur and later Victoria Institution before studying at the Royal Military College. He obtained his Bachelor of Economics from the University of Wales and is a certified accountant.[1]

Raja Nong Chik began his career as an entrepreneur at the Federal Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Authority (FELCRA) in 1978. He eventually rose to become executive director at a manufacturing company. As a prominent member in the Malaysian corporate scene, Raja Nong Chik became president of the Bumiputra Manufacturers' and Service Industry Association and also a member of the Malaysia Innovation Council.[1]

He is currently the Patron of Kuala Lumpur FA.

Political career[edit]

Raja Nong Chik is a member of UMNO from the Lembah Pantai division. He became a Senator in the Dewan Negara in April 2008, and was appointed Federal Territories and Urban Well-being Minister by new prime minister Najib Tun Razak.[2] He resigned from the Dewan Negara in April 2013 to contest in Lembah Pantai constituency in the 13th Malaysian general election, which he lost to incumbent MP Nurul Izzah Anwar, daughter of former deputy prime minister and opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim. In the 14th General Election, he contested the Lembah Pantai seat once again, but lost to Fahmi Fadzil, PKR communications director. [3]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: P121 Lembah Pantai, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur[4][5]
Year Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2013 Raja Nong Chik Zainal Abidin (UMNO) 29,161 48.33% Nurul Izzah Anwar (PKR) 31,008 51.39% 61,048 1,847 84.30%
Rosli Baba (IND) 167 0.28%
2018 Raja Nong Chik Zainal Abidin (UMNO) 27,715 41.80% Fahmi Fadzil (PKR) 33,313 50.24% 66,305 5,598 83.50%
Fauzi Abu Bakar (PAS) 5,277 7.96%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Profile, Official blog, retrieved 8 June 2010 
  2. ^ Meet Raja Nong Chik the new FT chief Archived 12 April 2009 at the Wayback Machine. The Star. 11 April 2009
  3. ^ First-timer Fahmi: This victory is for the people The Star. 10 May 2018
  4. ^ "13th MALAYSIAN GENERAL ELECTION". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 3 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen 2013" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 6 May 2013. [permanent dead link]

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