Tan Seng Giaw

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Tan Seng Giaw
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Kepong, Kuala Lumpur
In office
Preceded by Tan Tiong Hong (MCA-BN)
Succeeded by Lim Lip Eng (DAP-PH)
Member of the Selangor State Legislative Assembly
for Kajang
In office
Preceded by Chan Kok Kit (DAP-GR)
Succeeded by Choong Tow Chong (MCA-BN)
Personal details
Born Tan Seng Giaw @ Tan Chun Tin
(1942-05-26) 26 May 1942 (age 76)
Kota Bharu, Kelantan, British Malaya (now Malaysia)
Citizenship Malaysian
Political party Democratic Action Party (1979-)
Pekemas (1976-1979)
Spouse(s) Oon Hong Geok (温凤玉)
Children 2
Alma mater University of Leeds
Occupation Politician
Website tansenggiaw.blogspot.com

Dr. Tan Seng Giaw (simplified Chinese: 陈胜尧; traditional Chinese: 陳勝堯; pinyin: Chén Shèng Yáo; born 26 May 1942) is a Malaysian politician from the Democratic Action Party. He was born on 26 May 1942 in Kota Baru, Kelantan. After attending Primary and High School in Kelantan and Penang respectively, he furthered his education at Plymouth College and Leeds University, England. His multi-cultural academic and social background has resulted in Seng Giaw being fluent in Mandarin, English, Bahasa Malaysia, and competent in the writing of Malay in the Jawi script. Seng Giaw's academic qualifications include a M.B.Ch. B. (Leeds), D. Obs. R.C.O.G, M.R.C.P (UK) and finally a M.D. honours (Leeds) in 1976.

An active participant in student activities, he represented the Leeds Medical School on the British Medical Student's Association for five years, and was a founding member of the Chinese Society of the University of Leeds, where he held the office of Society President during 1965–66.

Over the years, Tan has gathered a wide portfolio of medical experience, having worked at various hospitals (both international and local), private practice clinics and a short period in the Royal Malaysian Army. Tan is working as a Specialist Dermatologist at the Chinese Maternity Hospital Medical Centre.

His social activities include the office of Pengerusi Kehormat of Persatuan Murid-murid Tua, Chung Ling for the states of Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang and Kuala Lumpur.

Tan's political involvement began in 1976, during which he served the people of Kepong on behalf of Dr. Tan Chee Khoon. He is the Democratic Action Party's National Vice-chairman and Member of Parliament for the constituency of Kepong.

In 1972, Dr. Tan married Oon Hong Geok, a paediatrician and has two daughters. His wife used to be active in the political scene and represented Taman Aman, Petaling Jaya as a state assemblywoman.

Election results[edit]

Selangor State Legislative Assembly[1]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
1990 Kajang Tan Seng Giaw (DAP) 10,138 61.95% Khoo Chai Hong (MCA) 6,227 38.05% 16,856 3,911 75.99%
Parliament of Malaysia[1]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
1978 Kepong Tan Seng Giaw (PEKEMAS) 17,827 36.95% Tan Tiong Hong (Gerakan) 20,055 41.57% N/A 2,228 N/A
Khoo Sin Geok @ Khoo Sin Tow (DAP) 9,971 20.67%
Kanda (IND) 390 0.81%
1982 Tan Seng Giaw (DAP) 29,368 50.51% Ker Kim Tim @ Kerk Choo Ting (Gerakan) 28,163 48.44% 59,465 1,205 76.94%
Ishak Ibrahim (IND) 613 1.05%
1986 Tan Seng Giaw (DAP) 33,049 64.81% Lum Weng Keong (Gerakan) 16,536 32.43% 51,476 16,513 71.73%
Wong Kim Lin (NASMA) 1,405 2.76%
1990 Tan Seng Giaw (DAP) 38,323 70.58% Lim Kim Hoe (Gerakan) 15,971 29.42% 54,679 22,352 71.23%
1995 Tan Seng Giaw (DAP) 25,075 55.56% Tan Poh Eng (Gerakan) 20,053 44.44% 45,454 5,022 75.62%
1999 Tan Seng Giaw (DAP) 25,085 50.77% Ma Woei Chyi (Gerakan) 23,319 47.20% 49,730 1,766 76.55%
Mano (IND) 1,003 2.03%
2004 Tan Seng Giaw (DAP) 23,282 52.07% Ma Woei Chyi (Gerakan) 21,428 47.93% 44,956 1,854 74.59%
2008 Tan Seng Giaw (DAP) 35,552 75.23% Lau Hoi Keong (Gerakan) 11,704 24.77% 47,508 23,848 78.17%
2013 Tan Seng Giaw (DAP) 47,837 82.30% Chandrakumanan Arumugam (PPP) 7,530 12.96% 58,585 40,307 86.11%
Yee Poh Ping (IND) 2,757 4.74%


  1. ^ a b "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 3 April 2011.  Percentage figures based on total turnout.

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