Tan Kok Wai

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Tan Kok Wai

陈国伟
Special Envoy of Malaysia to China
Assumed office
1 August 2018
MonarchMuhammad V
Prime MinisterMahathir Mohamad
Preceded byOng Ka Ting
ConstituencyCheras
Chairman of Democratic Action Party
Assumed office
29 March 2014
Preceded byKarpal Singh
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Cheras
Assumed office
25 April 1995
Preceded byConstituency established
Majority14,375 (1995)
8,992 (1999)
10,970 (2004)
28,300 (2008)
37,409 (2013)
49,665 (2018)
Personal details
Born
Tan Kok Wai

(1957-10-07) 7 October 1957 (age 61)
Sepang, Selangor, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)[1]
Political partyDemocratic Action PartyPakatan Harapan
ChildrenOne daughter and one son
OccupationPolitician
Websitetankokwai.blogspot.com
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese陳國偉
Simplified Chinese陈国伟
Hanyu PinyinChén Guówěi
Hokkien POJTân Kok-uí

Tan Kok Wai (simplified Chinese: 陈国伟; traditional Chinese: 陳國偉; pinyin: Chénguówěi; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tân Kok-uí; born 7 October 1957) is a Malaysian politician and currently serving as the Special Envoy of Malaysia to the People's Republic of China, equivalent to a ministerial rank.[2] Tan is the Member of parliament of Malaysia for the Cheras constituency in Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur. He is also the National Chairman of the Democratic Action Party (DAP) in the governing Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition.

Tan was elected to Parliament in the 1995 Malaysian general election,[3][4] and is serving his sixth consecutive term.

It has been reported that Tan is known for his "fearless approach" in dealing with the government and "no-nonsense straight-up style".[3]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia[5][6][7][8][9][10][11]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
1995 Cheras Tan Kok Wai (DAP) 29,240 66.30% Mook Soon Man (MCA) 14,865 33.70% 44,329 14,375 69.38%
1999 Tan Kok Wai (DAP) 27,579 59.63% Lee Boon Kok (MCA) 18,587 40.19% 46,465 8,992 70.63%
2004 Tan Kok Wai (DAP) 26,940 62.70% Lee Boon Kok (MCA) 15,970 37.17% 43,200 10,970 63.72%
2008 Tan Kok Wai (DAP) 39,253 78.00% Jeffrey Goh Sim Ik (MCA) 10,953 21.76% 50,571 28,300 74.58%
2013 Tan Kok Wai (DAP) 48,249 81.53% Teoh Chee Hooi (MCA) 10,840 18.32% 59,492 37,409 82.00%
2018 Tan Kok Wai (DAP) 56,671 89.00% Heng Sinn Yee (MCA) 7,006 11.00% 64,074 49,665 81.29%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 【独家】陈国伟:结盟无损支持率 “相信马哈迪真心悔改”- (in Chinese). eNanyang.
  2. ^ "Confirmed: Tan Kok Wai is special envoy to China". Mohd Iskandar Ibrahim. New Straits Times. 31 August 2018. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  3. ^ a b Chan, Debbie (20 February 2008). "Dentist set to take on Cheras DAP strongman". The Star. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 20 January 2010.
  4. ^ "Rising from the ashes of defeat". The Star. 22 March 2009. Archived from the original on 25 March 2009. Retrieved 20 January 2010.
  5. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 3 April 2011. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  6. ^ "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 19 April 2013. Results only available from the 2004 election (GE11).
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ "my undi : Kawasan & Calon-Calon PRU13 : Keputusan PRU13 (Archived copy)". www.myundi.com.my. Archived from the original on 31 March 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  9. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13". Utusan Malaysia. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  10. ^ "SEMAKAN KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM KE - 14" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 17 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  11. ^ "The Star Online GE14". The Star. Retrieved 24 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.