Tan Kok Wai

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Tan Kok Wai
陈国伟
Special Envoy of the Prime Minister to China
In office
1 August 2018 – 1 March 2020
MonarchMuhammad V
(2018-2019)
Abdullah
(2019-2020)
Prime MinisterMahathir Mohamad
Preceded byOng Ka Ting
Succeeded byTiong King Sing
ConstituencyCheras
National Chairman of the
Democratic Action Party
Assumed office
29 March 2014
Secretary-GeneralLim Guan Eng
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)
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Sungai Besi
In office
3 August 1986 – 25 April 1995
Preceded byChan Kok Kit
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Majority1,526 (1986)
8,856 (1990)
Chairman of Pakatan Harapan for Kuala Lumpur
Assumed office
30 August 2017
Preceded byHimself
Personal details
Born
Tan Kok Wai

(1957-10-07) 7 October 1957 (age 64)
Sepang, Selangor, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)[1]
Political partyDemocratic Action Party (DAP)
Other political
affiliations
Pakatan Harapan (PH)
Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
Barisan Alternatif (BA)
Gagasan Rakyat (GR)
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: Chén Guówěi; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tân Kok-uí; born 7 October 1957) is a Malaysian politician who served as the Special Envoy of the Prime Minister to China in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration under former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad from August 2018 to March 2020.[2] He has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Cheras since April 1995, Sungai Besi from August 1986 to April 1995 and National Chairman of the Democratic Action Party (DAP), a component party of the PH coalition, since March 2014 after the death of his predecessor Karpal Singh. He is one of the longest-serving MPs of Malaysia since he had won every general elections since his first one in 1986 and has served as an MP for more than three decades, or 34 years as of 2020.

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]

Selangor State Legislative Assembly[5][6]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout%
1982 N32 Sungai Pelek, P083 Sepang Tan Kok Wai (DAP) 2,158 23.67% Ng Soon Por @ Ng Ah Hock (MCA) 6,528 71.61% 9,262 4,370 80.80%
Daud Jantan (PAS) 430 4.72%
Parliament of Malaysia[7][8][9][10][11][5][6]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
1986 P102 Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur Tan Kok Wai (DAP) 22,188 49.12% Mook Soon Man (MCA) 20,662 45.74% 45,408 1,526 70.01%
Shariffuddin Budin (PAS) 2,320 5.14%
1990 Tan Kok Wai (DAP) 32,169 56.56% Tan Chai Ho (MCA) 23,313 40.99% 57,303 8,856 70.87%
Abdul Hamid Selamat (IND) 1,389 2.44%
1995 P111 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur 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 P123 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur 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. ^ a b "SEMAKAN KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM KE – 14" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 17 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  6. ^ a b "The Star Online GE14". The Star. Retrieved 24 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  7. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 3 April 2011. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  8. ^ "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 19 April 2013. Results only available from the 2004 election (GE11).
  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)". www.myundi.com.my. Archived from the original on 31 March 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  11. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13". Utusan Malaysia. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
Political offices
Preceded by
Special Envoy of the Prime Minister of Malaysia to the People's Republic of China
1 August 2018–1 March 2020
Succeeded by
Parliament of Malaysia
New creation Member of Parliament for Cheras
25 April 1995–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Member of Parliament for Sungai Besi
3 August 1986–25 April 1995
Constituency abolished
Party political offices
Preceded by
National Chairman of the Democratic Action Party
29 March 2014–present
Incumbent