Su Keong Siong

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Su Keong Siong
Exco roles (Perak)
2008–2009Chairman of the Higher Education, Science, Technology and Communications
Faction represented in Dewan Rakyat
2013–2018Democratic Action Party
2018–Pakatan Harapan
Faction represented in Perak State Legislative Assembly
2004–2013Democratic Action Party
Personal details
Su Keong Siong

(1966-09-18) 18 September 1966 (age 55)[1]
Perak, Malaysia
Political partyDemocratic Action Party (DAP)
Other political
Pakatan Harapan (PH)
Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
Barisan Alternatif (BA)
Alma materUniversity of Wolverhampton

Su Keong Siong, known as Thomas Su (simplified Chinese: 苏建祥; traditional Chinese: 蘇建祥; pinyin: Sū Jiànxiáng) is a Malaysian lawyer and politician of Chinese descent. He is a member of Democratic Action Party (DAP), a component party of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition. He is currently serving as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Kampar and previously for Ipoh Timor.[2][3]

Earlier career[edit]

A Lawyer by profession, he earned a LLM cum laude from University of Wolverhampton before returning to Malaysia to work for C K LEONG & CO. in Ipoh. He was admitted to the Malaysian bar in 1994.[4]

Political career[edit]

Su first involved in politics when he contested but lost as DAP candidate in 1999 for the state seat of Malim Nawar in Perak. He however was successfully elected to the Perak State Assembly in 2004 and again in 2008 for the constituency of Pasir Pinji in Perak. During the short Pakatan Rakyat (PR) coalition rules of Perak, he was elected as an exco member in the state government led by Menteri Besar Nizar Jamaluddin in 2008. In the 2013 election Su won the Ipoh Timor parliamentary seat and succeeded incumbent Lim Kit Siang as its MP, who contested in Gelang Patah in Johor. In the 2018 election Su contested and won the Kampar parliamentary seat instead.


In 2014, he was charged of starting a peaceful assembly "without prior notice". He was later discharged and acquitted by Perak Court of Appeals, the decision also found the requirement of giving ten-day prior notice before holding a peaceful assembly unconstitutional.[5]

Election results[edit]

Perak State Legislative Assembly[6][7]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
1999 N39 Malim Nawar, P70 Kampar Su Keong Siong (DAP) 4,699 30.56% Lee Chee Leong (MCA) 10,678 69.44% N/A 5,979 61.90%
2004 N27 Pasir Pinji, P64 Ipoh Timor Su Keong Siong (DAP) 9,633 56.92% Cham Kam (MCA) 6,792 40.13% 16,923 2,841 69.78%
2008 Su Keong Siong (DAP) 12,526 65.76% Khoo Boon Chuan (MCA) 6,187 32.48% 19,047 6,339 71.65%
Parliament of Malaysia[7][8][9][10][11][12]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2013 P64 Ipoh Timor, Perak. Su Keong Siong (DAP) 49,086 75.24% Kathleen Wong Mei Yin (MCA) 15,086 23.13% 65,217 34,000 79.70%
2018 P70 Kampar, Perak. Su Keong Siong (DAP) 30,216 57.56% Lee Chee Leong (MCA) 18,415 35.08% 53,567 11,801 77.15%
Yougan Mahalingam (PAS) 3,864 7.36%


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  2. ^ "Su Keong Siong, YB". Parlimen Malaysia. Retrieved 3 March 2016.
  3. ^ "YB Su Keong Siong". Kuasa. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  4. ^ "About SU KEONG SIONG". Malaysian Bar. 21 October 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  5. ^ Kaur, Manjit (4 May 2014). "May 16 decision on Ipoh Timor MP's bid to throw out charge under Peaceful Assembly Act". The Star. Retrieved 3 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  7. ^ a b "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  8. ^ "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  9. ^ "my undi : Kawasan & Calon-Calon PRU13 : Keputusan PRU13 (Archived copy)". Archived from the original on 31 March 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  10. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13". Utusan Malaysia. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  11. ^ "SEMAKAN KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM KE - 14" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 17 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  12. ^ "The Star Online GE14". The Star. Retrieved 24 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.