Wong Tack

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Wong Tack

MP
黄德
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Bentong, Pahang
Assumed office
10 May 2018
Preceded byLiow Tiong Lai (MCA-BN)
Majority2,032 (2018)
Personal details
Born
Wong Tack

(1959-03-14) 14 March 1959 (age 60)
Seri Telemong, Bentong, Pahang, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
CitizenshipMalaysian
Political partyDAPPakatan Harapan
OccupationPolitician
Websitewongtack.com

Wong Tack (Chinese: 黄德; pinyin: Huángdé) is a Malaysian politician. He represents the Bentong federal constituency in Parliament.[1] He is a member of the Democratic Action Party (DAP), a component party of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition.

Wong Tack is 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.[2]

He came close to defeating the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) president Liow Tiong Lai in the 2013 general election, losing by a total 379 votes. During the 2018 general election he successfully defeated Liow for the Bentong parliamentary seat with a 2,032 majority.

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2013 P89 Bentong Wong Tack (DAP) 25,568 49.63% Liow Tiong Lai (MCA) 25,947 50.37% 51,515 379 84.52%
2018 P89 Bentong 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%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Liow loses Bentong to Wong Tack". thestar.com.my. 10 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Wong Tack may not get second shot in GE14 amid rioting trial". Malaysiakini. 25 February 2018.