Wong Tien Fatt

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Wong Tien Fatt

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Chairman of Democratic Action Party Sabah
Assumed office
ChairmanTan Kok Wai
Secretary-GeneralLim Guan Eng
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Sandakan
Assumed office
Preceded byLiew Vui Keong (LDP-BN)
Majority1,088 (2013)
10,098 (2018)
Personal details
BornSandakan, Crown Colony of North Borneo (now Sabah, Malaysia)
Political partyDemocratic Action Party (DAP) (2013–present)
Other political
Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
Pakatan Harapan (PH)

Datuk Wong Tien Fatt (Chinese: 黄天发; pinyin: Huángtiānfā), also known as Wong Nyuk Foh or Stephen Wong, is a Malaysian politician who is the Minister of People's Health and Wellbeing of Sabah.[1] He is the Member of Parliament of Malaysia for Sandakan,[2] and currently holds the position of state chairman of the Democratic Action Party (DAP) for Sabah.

Political career[edit]

Criticism of ESSCOM failure and request for security enhancement[edit]

In 2015, Wong criticised the Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCOM) for its costly formation despite kidnapping cases are recurring and expressed disappointment towards "irresponsible and arrogant attitude by the government leaders as it seems as they are trying to avoid the blame from public".[3] A year before, Wong had proposed that he urged the government to implement the re-issuance of identity cards in Sabah since there are many migrants coming from the neighbouring southern Philippines.[4]


2013 general election[edit]

In the 2013 election, Wong faced Liew Vui Keong of Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and subsequently won the parliamentary seat.[5]

2018 general election[edit]

In the 2018 election, his party of DAP field him again to contest the seat to facing a new candidate Lim Ming Hoo from LDP.[6][7] He won the election with a large majority.[8][9]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: P186 Sandakan, Sabah[10][11]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
2013 Liew Vui Keong (LDP) 13,138 47.1% Wong Tien Fatt (DAP) 14,226 51.0%
2018 Wong Tien Fatt (DAP) 19,094 48.0%2 Lim Ming Hoo (LDP) 8,996 22.6%2
Table excludes votes for candidates who finished in third place or lower.
2 Different % used for 2018 election.



  1. ^ "Wong to brace for power devolution". The Borneo Post. 17 May 2018. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Maklumat Ahli Parlimen" (in Malay). Parliament of Malaysia. Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  3. ^ Tarrence Tan (20 May 2015). "MP: Sabah's 'toothless tigers' have failed the people". Free Malaysia Today. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  4. ^ Rohmatin Bonasir (3 April 2014). "Penculikan Sabah, KTP diusulkan diterbitkan ulang" (in Indonesian). BBC News Indonesia. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  5. ^ Winnie Kasmir (6 May 2013). "LDP president Liew loses in Sandakan". The Borneo Post. Retrieved 7 May 2013.
  6. ^ "Sabah DAP chief Stephen Wong to defend his Sandakan seat". Free Malaysia Today. 10 April 2018. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  7. ^ Winnie Kasmir (28 April 2018). "Incumbent Stephen Wong faces BN's debuntant Lim for Sandakan seat". The Borneo Post. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  8. ^ Winnie Kasmir (10 May 2018). "DAP wins big in Sandakan". Daily Express. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  9. ^ Nandini Balakrishnan (10 May 2018). "Historic Win: The Complete Result Of GE14's Parliamentary Seats Across Malaysia". Says.com. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 18 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout (including votes for candidates not listed).
  11. ^ "Sabah [Parliament Results]". The Star. Archived from the original on 18 May 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  12. ^ "Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak head list of 1,158 Sabah award recipients". Bernama. Borneo Post. 6 October 2018. Retrieved 6 October 2018.