Yong Khoon Seng

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Yong Khoon Seng

杨昆贤
Deputy Minister of Works
In office
19 March 2008 – 15 May 2013
MonarchMizan Zainal Abidin
Abdul Halim
Prime MinisterAbdullah Ahmad Badawi
Najib Razak
MinisterMohd Zin Mohamed (2008-2009)
Shaziman Abu Mansor (2009-2013)
Preceded byMohd Zin Mohamed
Succeeded byRosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin
ConstituencyStampin
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Stampin
In office
1999–2013
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byJulian Tan Kok Ping (DAP-PR)
Majority8,897 (1999)
7,731 (2004)
3,070 (2008)
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Padawan
In office
1990–1999
Preceded byStephen Yong Kuet Tze (SUPP-BN)
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Majority6,611 (1990)
11,890 (1995)
Personal details
Born
Yong Khoon Hian @ Yong Khoon Seng

(1941-12-22) 22 December 1941 (age 77)
Betong, Sarawak
Political partySarawak United Peoples' Party (SUPP)
Other political
affiliations
Barisan Nasional (BN)
Alma materUniversity of Queensland
OccupationPolitician
ProfessionPharmacist

Datuk Yong Khoon Seng (simplified Chinese: 杨昆贤; traditional Chinese: 楊昆賢; pinyin: Yáng Kūn Xián; born 22 December 1941) was the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Stampin constituency in Sarawak, representing the Sarawak United Peoples' Party (SUPP), from 1999 until 2013. He was a Deputy Minister of 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, at the 2013 general election, Yong lost his seat to a Democratic Action Party (DAP) candidate, Julian Tan Kok Ping.[4]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: Padawan, Sarawak[5]
Year Government 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[5]
Year Government 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%

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yong Khoon Seng, Y.B. Dato'" (in Malay). Parliament of Malaysia. Archived from the original on 24 November 2009. Retrieved 7 April 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ a b "Pharmacist-turned-politician prescribes development now". New Straits Times. 5 August 1996. Retrieved 7 April 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Yong right man for the new job". New Straits Times. 28 October 1990. Archived from the original on 7 April 2016. Retrieved 7 April 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  4. ^ "Chin admits Chinese leaving BN in droves". Borneo Post. 7 May 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Archived from the original on 6 September 2011. Retrieved 7 April 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help) Percentage figures based on total turnout (including votes for other candidates not listed).
  6. ^ "Muhyiddin leads recipients of state honours". The Star. 14 September 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2018.