Wong Tack

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Wong Tack
Faction represented in Dewan Rakyat
2018–Pakatan Harapan
Personal details
Born (1959-03-14) 14 March 1959 (age 63)
Seri Telemong, Bentong, Pahang, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Political partyDemocratic Action Party (DAP)
Other political
Pakatan Harapan (PH)
Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
OccupationPolitician, environmentalist
Wong Tack on Facebook
Wong Tack on Parliament of Malaysia

Wong Tack (simplified Chinese: 黄德; traditional Chinese: 黃德; pinyin: Huáng Dé) is a Malaysian politician who has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bentong since May 2018. He is a member of the Democratic Action Party (DAP), a component party of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) opposition coalition.


Wong was born in Seri Telemong, Bentong, Pahang and had stayed in Sabah for a few years. He is a Malaysian Chinese of the Hakka descent.[1]

In November 2018, Wong was revealed as the poorest MP in the asset declaration list with a monthly income of RM22,412.64 as shown in the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) official website.[2]

Environment activism[edit]

Wong was the chairperson of Himpunan Hijau, or Green Assembly a Malaysian environmentalist movement protesting against the Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (LAMP), a rare earth processing plant operating in Gebeng, Kuantan, Pahang which he founded in 2011.[3][4] The Save Malaysia Stop Lynas (SMSL) group is currently led by Wong.[5] Somhow Wong's status as a genuine environmentalist was in doubt when he can only complain about waste management dangers that don't exist as safe and secured disposal techniques already existed. He was allegedly just more a propagandist in person who does not research enough before commenting facts and presenting views as well as to continuously to asserts unproven statements just to win an argument point.[6]


Wong for the first time was fielded in the 2013 general election as DAP candidate to contest the Bentong parliamentary seat[7] and has come close to defeat the incumbent, Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) president Liow Tiong Lai, losing by a total 379 votes.[8][9] In the 2018 general election he recontested again[10] and turned the table to defeat Liow for the Bentong parliamentary seat with a 2,032 majority.[11]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: P089 Bentong, Pahang
Year Candidate Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2013 Wong Tack (DAP) 25,568 49.63% Liow Tiong Lai (MCA) 25,947 50.37% 51,515 379 84.52%
2018 Wong Tack (DAP) 25,716 46.67% Liow Tiong Lai (MCA) 23,684 42.98% 55,106 2,032 83.40%
Balasubramaniam Nachiapan (PAS) 5,706 10.35%

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "客家公会补天穿团拜黄德秀客家话" [Wong Tack's Hakka Speaking Ability At The Hakka Association's Chinese New Year Celebration Event]. China Press (in Chinese). 16 Feb 2020. Retrieved 21 April 2020 – via Dailymotion.
  2. ^ Clarissa Chung (26 November 2018). "Wong Tack listed as 'poorest' MP". The Star. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  3. ^ "About Stop Lynas". Stop Lynas. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Wong Tack may not get second shot in GE14 amid rioting trial". Malaysiakini. 25 February 2018. Retrieved 21 April 2020 – via Twitter of Malaysiakini. {{cite web}}: External link in |via= (help)
  5. ^ Debra Chong (2011-03-20). "Kuantan city folk to lead anti-Lynas plant movement". Archived from the original on 2012-06-04. Retrieved 2012-08-07.
  6. ^ "Wong Tack, less an environmentalist, more a propagandist ― Arveent Kathirtchelvan". Malay Mail. 16 July 2019. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Wong Tack to stand in Bentong on DAP ticket". Malaysiakini. 12 March 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  8. ^ "MCA president to battle the odds in Bentong". Malaysiakini. 31 October 2017. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  9. ^ "When Green Almost Gave Liow The Blues". Malaysians Must Know The Truth. 24 December 2017. Retrieved 21 April 2020 – via Blogger.
  10. ^ "DAP's Wong Tack to face off with Liow in Bentong". thestar.com.my. The Star. 8 April 2018. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  11. ^ "Liow loses Bentong to Wong Tack". thestar.com.my. The Star. 10 May 2018. Retrieved 21 April 2020.

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