William Leong

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William Leong

Chair of the Major Public Appointments Select Committee
Assumed office
4 December 2018
Preceded byOffice established
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Selayang
Assumed office
8 March 2008
Preceded byChan Kong Choy (MCABN)
Majority3,567 (2008)
17,846 (2013)
40,657 (2018)
Personal details
William Leong Jee Keen

(1957-01-27) 27 January 1957 (age 63)
Ipoh, Perak, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Political partyPeople's Justice Party (PKR)
Other political
Pakatan Rakyat (PR) (2008-2015)
Pakatan Harapan (PH) (2015-present)
ResidenceKlang Valley, Malaysia
William Leong on Parliament of Malaysia

William Leong Jee Keen (simplified Chinese: 梁自坚; traditional Chinese: 梁自堅; pinyin: Liáng Zìjiān; born 27 January 1957) is a Malaysian politician and the Member of Parliament (MP) of Malaysia for Selayang constituency in Selangor. He is a member of the People's Justice Party (PKR) in the ruling Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition.

On 4 December 2018, Leong was elected chair of the Major Public Appointments Select Committee.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Leong is also a lawyer,[2] and has three children.[3]

Political career[edit]

Leong was elected to Parliament in the 2008 Malaysian general election, winning the seat of Selayang from the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition.[4]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: P97 Selayang, Selangor[4][5][6][7][8]
Year Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2008 William Leong Jee Keen (PKR) 30,701 51.67% Lee Li Yew (MCA) 27,134 45.67% 60,920 3,567 76.57%
Koh Swe Yong (PRM) 1,332 2.24%
2013 William Leong Jee Keen (PKR) 52,287 57.40% Donald Lim Siang Chai (MCA) 34,441 37.81% 92,528 17,846 87.38%
Mohd Hazizi Abdul Rahman (BERJASA) 4,152 4.56%
2018 William Leong Jee Keen (PKR) 60,158 61.38% Kang Meng Fuat (MCA) 19,501 19.90% 99,450 40,657 85.60%
Hashim Abd Karim (PAS) 18,343 18.72%

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Six new select committees announced, Anwar heads reforms caucus". Malaysiakini. 4 December 2018. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Capable individuals will be picked for the job". The Star. 11 March 2008. Retrieved 11 January 2010.
  3. ^ "The hard road to success". The Star. 3 March 2008. Retrieved 11 January 2010.
  4. ^ a b "Malaysia Decides 2008". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 11 January 2010.
  5. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  6. ^ "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  7. ^ "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  8. ^ "SEMAKAN KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM KE - 14" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 17 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.