Yong Khoon Seng

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Yang Berhormat Dato'
Yong Khoon Seng
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Stampin, Sarawak
In office
1999–2013
Succeeded by Julian Tan Kok Ping
Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for Padawan, Sarawak
In office
1990–1999
Personal details
Born Betong, Sarawak
Political party SUPPBarisan Nasional
Occupation Member of Parliament; pharmacist

Dato' Yong Khoon Seng is a Malaysian politician. He was the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Stampin constituency in Sarawak, representing the Sarawak United Peoples' Party (SUPP) since 1999 until 2013. He was a Deputy Minister for Works in the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition government.[1]

Yong entered Parliament in 1990 for the seat of Padawan.[2] He was immediately appointed as a Parliamentary Secretary.[3] Before entering politics, he was a pharmacist, graduating from the University of Queensland.[2] He was born in Betong, Sarawak.[3]

However, during the recent Malaysian general election, 2013, Yong was unable to retain the seat and was won by the Democratic Action Party (DAP) candidate, Julian Tan Kok Ping.

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: Padawan, Sarawak[4]
Year Barisan Nasional Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
1990 Yong Khoon Seng (SUPP) 16,362 61% Cheng Hui Hong (DAP) 9,751 37%
1995 Yong Khoon Seng (SUPP) 19,258 69% Akaw Nonjep (IND) 7,368 26%
Parliament of Malaysia: Stampin, Sarawak[4]
Year Barisan Nasional Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
1999 Yong Khoon Seng (SUPP) 18,810 60% Voon Lee Shan (DAP) 9,913 32%
2004 Yong Khoon Seng (SUPP) 21,155 59% Voon Lee Shan (DAP) 13,424 37%
2008 Yong Khoon Seng (SUPP) 21,966 50% Voon Lee Shan (DAP) 18,896 43%
2013 Yong Khoon Seng (SUPP) 22,993 35% Julian Tan Kok Ping (DAP) 41,663 64%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yong Khoon Seng, Y.B. Dato'" (in Malay). Parliament of Malaysia. Retrieved 7 April 2010. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b "Pharmacist-turned-politician prescribes development now". New Straits Times (New Straits Times Press). 5 August 1996. Retrieved 7 April 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Yong right man for the new job". New Straits Times (New Straits Times Press). 28 October 1990. Retrieved 7 April 2010. [dead link]
  4. ^ a b "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 7 April 2010.  Percentage figures based on total turnout (including votes for other candidates not listed).