Wee Jeck Seng

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Wee Jeck Seng

黄日升
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Wee Jeck Seng, the Member of Parliament of Tanjung Piai.
Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports
In office
19 March 2008 – 4 June 2010
Serving with Razali Ibrahim (2009-2010)
MonarchMizan Zainal Abidin
Prime MinisterAbdullah Ahmad Badawi
Najib Razak
MinisterIsmail Sabri Yaakob (2008-2009)
Ahmad Shabery Cheek (2009-2013)
Preceded byLiow Tiong Lai
Succeeded byGan Ping Sieu
ConstituencyTanjong Piai
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Tanjong Piai
Assumed office
16 November 2019
Preceded byMohamed Farid Md Rafik (BERSATU-PH)
Majority15,086 (2019)
In office
8 March 2008 – 8 May 2018
Preceded byOng Ka Ting (MCA-BN)
Succeeded byMohamed Farid Md Rafik (BERSATU-PH)
Majority12,371 (2008)
5,457 (2013)
Member of the Johor State Legislative Assembly
for Pekan Nanas
In office
21 March 2004 – 7 March 2008
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byTang Nai Soon (MCA-BN)
Majority11,162 (2004)
Personal details
Born (1964-04-20) 20 April 1964 (age 55)
Pontian Kechil, Pontian, Johor, Malaysia
CitizenshipMalaysian
Nationality Malaysia
Political partyMalaysian Chinese Association (MCA)
Other political
affiliations
Barisan Nasional (BN)
Spouse(s)Lin Ruyun
Alma materUniversity of Sunderland
Northern University of Malaysia
OccupationPolitician
Websiteybweejeckseng.blogspot.com
Wee Jeck Seng on Facebook
Wee Jeck Seng
Traditional Chinese黃日升
Simplified Chinese黄日升

Dato' Sri Dr. Wee Jeck Seng (Chinese: 黃日升; pinyin: Huáng Rìshēng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Ûiⁿ Ji̍t-sing; born 20 April 1964) is a Malaysian politician. He is a member of the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA), a major component party of the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition. He is currently serving as Member of Parliament (MP) for Tanjong Piai constituency in the state of Johor since 2019 for the second time. Prior to that he served in that role the first time for a tenure of two terms; from 2008 to 2013 and 2013 to 2018 before losing it in the 14th general election.[1] Wee was also the former assemblyman (MLA) in the Johor State Legislative Assembly for Pekan Nanas from 2004 to 2008.

Background[edit]

Wee was born on 20 April 1964 at his hometown in Pontian, Johor. He is married to Lin Ruyun. He graduated with Bachelor of Business Management from the University of Sunderland.[2][3] Wee received his Doctorate in Public Management from Universiti Utara Malaysia in 2019.[4]

Political career[edit]

Wee was first elected as member of the Johor State Legislative Assembly for Pekan Nanas constituency for one term from 2004 to 2008.[5] Prior to Wee's election, he was MCA president Ong Ka Ting's political secretary.[6] Wee was elected to federal Parliament in the 2008 general election for the seat of Tanjong Piai.[7] Wee was nominated for the seat by the MCA after it was vacated by Ong to contest the Kulai seat.

Immediately after his election to the Parliament in 2008, Wee was appointed as a Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports in the government of prime minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.[8] He retained his appointment when incoming prime minister Najib Tun Razak reshuffled the ministry in April 2009.[9] However, he was dropped from the ministry in June 2010 following MCA leadership elections.[10]

Wee won and retained his Tanjong Piai parliamentary seat in the 2013 general election but lost his parliamentary seat to Mohamed Farid Md Rafik from the Malaysian United Indigenous Party (BERSATU) of Pakatan Harapan (PH) in the 2018 general election.[11] [4]

In November 2019, Wee managed to return as an opposition MP for Tanjung Piai after he was chosen by the BN as their candidate again to contest the 2019 Tanjung Piai by-election set-upon by the sudden death of incumbent Mohamed Farid[4] and won the six-cornered polls with a landslide majority of 15,086 votes.[12][13]

Controversy[edit]

In the 2019 Tanjung Piai by-election campaigning time where Wee was a candidate then, he was accused of wasting public funds recklessly during his term as Labuan Port Authority (LPA) chairman from 2017 to 2018 by his successor Chan Foong Hin.[14][15] It was disclosed under Wee, the LPA had committed to a three-year tenancy for an office at Menara UOA, in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur which was never occupied that would amount to RM526,836.96 and had splurged on its renovations included a high-tech toilet with auto/smart toilet bowl, in which the bill came up to RM343,180.50.[16][17]

Election results[edit]

Johor State Legislative Assembly: N55 Pekan Nenas[7]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2004 Wee Jeck Seng (MCA) 15,395 75.80% Tan Hang Meng (DAP) 4,233 20.84% 20,309 11,162 76.33%
Parliament of Malaysia: P165 Tanjong Piai, Johor[7][18][19][20]
Year Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2008 Wee Jeck Seng (MCA) 23,302 65.52% Ahmad Ton (DAP) 10,931 30.74% 35,564 12,371 77.82%
2013 Wee Jeck Seng (MCA) 25,038 54.88% Mahdzir Ibrahim (DAP) 19,581 42.92% 45,622 5,457 87.90%
2018 Wee Jeck Seng (MCA) 20,731 46.12% Md Farid Md Rafik (BERSATU) 21,255 47.29% 45,858 524 85.67%
Nordin Othman (PAS) 2,962 6.59%
2019 Wee Jeck Seng (MCA) 25,486 65.60% Karmaine Sardini (BERSATU) 10,380 26.74% 38,815 15,086 74.43%
Wendy Subramaniam (GERAKAN) 1,707 4.40%
Badhrulhisham Abd Aziz (BERJASA) 850 2.19%
Ang Chuan Lock (IND) 380 0.98%
Faridah Aryani Abd Ghaffar (IND) 32 0.08%

Honours[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Wee Jeck Seng". Malaysian Chinese Association. Retrieved 3 March 2010.
  3. ^ Muhammad Ariff Mohamad Nizam (30 January 2013). "Malaysian Representatives alpha : Wee Jeck Seng". #MyMP UndiMsia! Sinar Project. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  4. ^ a b c Nelson Benjamin (30 October 2019). "MCA's Wee Jeck Seng to contest Tg Piai again for BN". The Star Online. Retrieved 31 October 2019.
  5. ^ Li, Lam (20 April 2004). "Ong vows to serve people". Star Publications. The Star. Retrieved 3 March 2010.
  6. ^ "MCA President Moves To Kulai, End of the Road For Deputy Chief". Bernama. 22 February 2008. Retrieved 3 March 2010.
  7. ^ a b c "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 4 March 2010. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  8. ^ "Cabinet Can Discharge Responsibility Effectively – Ghani". Berita Wilayah. Bernama. 19 March 2008. Retrieved 3 March 2010.
  9. ^ "Najib Announces 28-member Cabinet". Bernama. 9 April 2009. Retrieved 3 March 2010.
  10. ^ Tan, Joceline (2 June 2010). "Winds of change in Cabinet". The Star. Star Publications. Retrieved 4 June 2010.
  11. ^ "Touting Malay wave, doctor poses strongest challenge yet to MCA's last bastion". Malaysiakini. 5 May 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  12. ^ "Barisan Nasional wins Tg Piai by-election with 15,086 vote majority". The Star Online. 16 November 2019. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  13. ^ "Wee Jeck Seng sworn in as Tanjung Piai MP". The Star Online. 18 November 2019. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  14. ^ "BN's Tanjung Piai candidate wasted public funds, says Labuan Port chairman". Free Malaysia Today. 13 November 2019. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  15. ^ "Don't ask about LPA, focus on by-election - Wee Jeck Seng". Malaysiakini. Malaysians Must Know The Truth. 14 November 2019. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  16. ^ "Jeck Seng put office renovation before boosting services, says Labuan port boss". The Malaysian Insight. 13 November 2019. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  17. ^ Hariz Mohd. (13 November 2019). "LPA sewa pejabat kosong, pasang tandas pintar ketika diketuai Wee" (in Malay). Malaysiakini. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  18. ^ "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  19. ^ "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  20. ^ "The Star Online GE14". The Star. Retrieved 24 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  21. ^ "MB Perak ketuai senarai penerima darjah kebesaran Melaka". Bernama (in Malay). The Star (Malaysia). 10 October 2009. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  22. ^ "200 terima darjah kebesaran, pingat negeri Pahang". Bernama (in Malay). Berita Harian. 28 July 2016. Retrieved 21 September 2019.