William Leong

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William Leong
梁自坚
Chair of the Major Public Appointments Select Committee
Assumed office
4 December 2018
Preceded byPosition established
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Selayang
Assumed office
8 March 2008
Preceded byChan Kong Choy
(BNMCA)
Majority3,567 (2008)
17,846 (2013)
40,657 (2018)
23,619 (2022)
Treasurer-General of the People's Justice Party
Assumed office
20 July 2022
PresidentAnwar Ibrahim
Preceded byLee Chean Chung
Personal details
Born
William Leong Jee Keen

(1957-01-27) 27 January 1957 (age 66)
Ipoh, Perak, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Political partyPeople's Justice Party (PKR)
Other political
affiliations
Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
(2008–2015)
Pakatan Harapan (PH)
(since 2015)
Children3
Residence(s)Klang Valley, Malaysia
OccupationPolitician
ProfessionLawyer
Signature
Websitewilliamleongjeekeen.blogspot.com
William Leong on Parliament of Malaysia

William Leong Jee Keen (simplified Chinese: 梁自坚; traditional Chinese: 梁自堅; pinyin: Liáng Zìjiān; Jyutping: Loeng4 Zi6 Gin1; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Niô͘ Chū-kian; born 27 January 1957) is a Malaysian politician who has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Selayang since March 2008 and Chair of the Major Public Appointments Select Committee since December 2018. [1]He is a member of the People's Justice Party (PKR), a component party of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) opposition coalition. He has also served as the Treasurer-General of PKR since July 2022.

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[4][5][6][7][8]
Year Constituency Candidate Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2008 P097 Selayang, Selangor 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%
2022 William Leong Jee Keen (PKR) 72,773 50.23% Abdul Rashid Asari (BERSATU) 49,154 33.93% 144,841 23,619 79.81%
Chan Wun Hoong (MCA) 19,425 13.41%
Salleh Amiruddin (PEJUANG) 2,584 1.78%
Muhammad Zaki Omar (Independent) 945 0.65%

See also[edit]

References[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.