Steven Sim

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Steven Sim
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Ministerial roles
2018–2020Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports
Faction represented in Dewan Rakyat
2013–2018Democratic Action Party
2018–Pakatan Harapan
Personal details
Steven Sim Chee Keong

(1982-05-13) 13 May 1982 (age 39)
Bukit Mertajam, Penang, Malaysia
Political partyDemocratic Action Party (DAP)
Other political
Pakatan Harapan (PH)
(since 2015)
Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
Spouse(s)Chan Jo Rin
Alma materBukit Mertajam High School, Universiti Malaya

Steven Sim Chee Keong (simplified Chinese: 沈志强; traditional Chinese: 沈志強; pinyin: Shěn Zhìqiáng; born 13 May 1982) is a Malaysian politician who served as the Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration under former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and former Minister Syed Saddiq from July 2018 to the collapse of the PH administration in February 2020. He has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bukit Mertajam since May 2013. He is a member of the Democratic Action Party (DAP), a component party of the PH opposition coalition. [1]

In January 2011, he was appointed as a member of the Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP), one of the largest local governments of Malaysia.

He writes regularly for Penang Monthly (formerly Penang Economic Monthly) as well as contributing opinion pieces to prominent Malaysian online news portals such as Malaysiakini and the Malaysian Insider. He is also the author of "The Audacity to Think: An Invitation to Rethink Politics".[2][3]

In 2012, he was named as a Young Global Leader of the Geneva-based World Economic Forum. [4]

Sim also is the alumni of SK Stowell and Bukit Mertajam High School and can speak and communicate fluently in English, Malay, Hokkien and Mandarin. [5]

He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Penang Institute, a public policy think-tank based in Penang.

Education and pre-political career[edit]

Sim graduated from University of Malaya in computer science and served in a multinational corporation for three years before joining the Penang state government in 2008.[6]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: P045 Bukit Mertajam, Penang[7][8][9][10][11][12][13]
Year Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2013 Sim Chee Keong (DAP) 55,877 80.29% Gui Guat Lye (MCA) 12,814 18.41% 69,588 43,063 88.09%
2018 Sim Chee Keong (DAP) 63,784 85.40% Gui Guat Lye (MCA) 10,907 14.60% 75,977 52,877 85.37%


  1. ^ "Age no longer a factor, says deputy to youngest minister". Free Malaysian Today. 5 July 2018. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Launch of "The Audacity to Think" & "Better Penang" Mobile application". Penang Monthly. 13 June 2012. Retrieved 23 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Smart way to express your views". The Star. 10 July 2012. Archived from the original on 13 April 2013. Retrieved 23 September 2012.
  4. ^ "Penang Institute's Steven Sim awarded Young Global Leader by WEF". The Sun Daily. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 23 September 2012.[permanent dead link]
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  6. ^ Arnold Loh (26 June 2018). "Three Penang MPs lying low until official Cabinet announcement". The Star. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen 2013" (in Malay).[permanent dead link] Results only available from the 2004 election.
  8. ^ "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 5 May 2014. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  9. ^ "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 March 2017.Results only available for the 2013 election.
  10. ^ "my undi : Kawasan & Calon-Calon PRU13 : Keputusan PRU13 (Archived copy)". Archived from the original on 31 March 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  11. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13". Utusan Malaysia. Archived from the original on 21 March 2018. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  12. ^ "SEMAKAN KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM KE - 14" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 17 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  13. ^ "The Star Online GE14". The Star. Retrieved 24 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.

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