Yeow Chai Thiam

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Yeow Chai Thiam
Personal details
Yeow Chai Thiam

(1953-04-19)19 April 1953
Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Died7 January 2016(2016-01-07) (aged 62)
Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Political partyMCABarisan Nasional
Alma materNational University of Malaysia (UKM)
Chinese name
Hanyu PinyinYáo Zàitiān
Hokkien POJIâu Chàithiam

Dato' Dr. Yeow Chai Thiam (姚再添; 19 April 1953 – 7 January 2016) was a Malaysian politician and medical doctor. He was a Malaysian Federal Senator[1] for one term, gaining appointment in 2009. He was a member of the Conservative Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) and the former MCA Chairman [2] for the state of Negeri Sembilan, the MCA is part of the Federal ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition which have been Malaysia's ruling political party since independence in 1963. Yeow served as the Assemblyman for Jimah and Lukut in the Negeri Sembilan State Legislative Assembly for 20 years and was the State EXCO for Utilities and Local Government for two terms.

Personal life[edit]

Yeow was born and lived in Port Dickson, and was married with two children [2]


Yeow studied medicine in the National University of Malaysia (UKM) and received his Doctors of Human Letters from Summit University of Louisiana.

Founder of Mawar Renal Medical Center[edit]

Yeow was the founder and Chairman of Mawar Renal Medical Centre, a non-profit General Hospital with the largest network of kidney dialysis centres in Malaysia comprising a total of 14 branches.[3]


Yeow died at the age of 63 after a long battle with cancer at his home at Port Dickson on 7 January 2016.[4]

Election results[edit]

Negeri Sembilan State Legislative Assembly[5][6]
Year Constituency Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
1986 N23 Jimah, P108 Rasah Yeow Chai Thiam (MCA) 4,571 46.82% M Kuppusamy (DAP) 4,795 49.12% 9,762 224 78.33%
John Fernandez (PPPM) 64 0.66%
1990 Yeow Chai Thiam (MCA) 6,684 58.70% Hu Sepang (DAP) 4,373 38.40% 11,387 2,311 78.23%
1995 N32 Lukut, P119 Telok Kemang Yeow Chai Thiam (MCA) 8,926 65.48% Chen Hun Chong (DAP) 4,289 31.46% 13,632 4,637 74.79%
1999 Yeow Chai Thiam (MCA) 8,055 59.37% Lee Fui Ming (DAP) 5,122 37.75% 13,568 2,933 72.53%
2004 N30 Lukut, P132 Telok Kemang Yeow Chai Thiam (MCA) 4,471 58.51% Wong Hong Chuan (DAP) 2,967 38.82% 7,642 1,504 75.45%
Parliament of Malaysia[5][6][7]
Year Constituency Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct Others Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2008 P130 Rasah, Negeri Sembilan Yeow Chai Thiam (MCA) 21,120 29% Loke Siew Fook (DAP) 34,271 48% 72,115 13,151 79%
2013 P128 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan Yeow Chai Thiam (MCA) 33,075 38% Loke Siew Fook (DAP) 45,628 52% John Fernandez (IND) 221 ≥1% 87,617 12,553 86%
Abd Halim Abdullah (Berjasa) 6,866 8% Bujang Abu (IND) 83 ≥1%


  1. ^ "Laman Web Rasmi Parlimen Malaysia - - Ahli Parlimen". Retrieved 6 August 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Dr Yeow Chai Thiam appointed senator". The Nut Graph. 27 April 2009. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Mawar Renal Medical Centre". Retrieved 6 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Former Negri Sembilan MCA chief passes away". The Star. 27 April 2009. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  6. ^ a b "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  7. ^ "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 March 2017.

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