Ong Ka Chuan
Ong Ka Chuan (simplified Chinese: 黄家泉; traditional Chinese: 黃家泉; pinyin: Huáng Jiāquán; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: N̂g Ka-chôan; born 29 May 1954) is a Malaysian politician and was the Member of Parliament for Tanjung Malim, Perak from March 2008 to May 2018. Ong was the secretary-general for twice for the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA), a component party of the Barisan Nasional coalition. The first time he was elected by the 7th MCA President Ong Ka Ting who is also his younger brother on 30 August 2005 and the second time by the 10th MCA President Liow Tiong Lai on 2 January 2014.
Ong Ka Chuan
|Minister of International Trade and Industry|
29 July 2015 – 10 May 2018
Serving with Mustapa Mohamed
|Prime Minister||Najib Razak|
|Deputy||1. Lee Chee Leong (2015-2016)|
2. Ahmad Maslan
3. Chua Tee Yong
|Preceded by||Mustapa Mohamed|
|Succeeded by||Darell Leiking|
|Minister of Housing and Local Government|
19 March 2008 – 9 April 2009
|Monarch||Mizan Zainal Abidin|
|Prime Minister||Abdullah Ahmad Badawi|
|Deputy||1. Hamzah Zainudin|
2. Robert Lau Hoi Chew
|Preceded by||Ong Ka Ting|
|Succeeded by||Kong Cho Ha|
|Secretary-General of the Malaysian Chinese Association|
2 January 2014 – 16 November 2018
|President||Liow Tiong Lai|
|Preceded by||Kong Cho Ha|
|Succeeded by||Chew Mei Fun|
30 August 2005 – 11 November 2008
|President||Ong Ka Ting|
Ong Tee Keat
|Preceded by||Ting Chew Peh|
|Succeeded by||Wong Foon Meng|
|Member of the Malaysian Parliament|
for Tanjong Malim
8 March 2008 – 9 May 2018
|Preceded by||Loke Yuen Yow|
|Succeeded by||Chang Lih Kang|
|Member of the Perak State Legislative Assembly|
3 August 1986 – 21 March 2004
|Born||29 May 1954|
Lenggong, Perak, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
|Political party||Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA)|
|Barisan Nasional (BN)|
|Spouse(s)||Chan Beng Choo|
|Relations||Elder brother of Ong Ka Ting|
|Alma mater||University of Malaya|
Early and personal life
Ong was born on 29 May 1954 in Lenggong, Perak. He graduated from the University of Malaya (UM) and worked as a school teacher before entering politics. He is married to Chan Beng Choo and the couple has two children.
MCA former President Ong Ka Ting, is his younger brother.
Ong was a member of the Perak State Assembly for Chenderiang for four terms from 1986 to 2004, before contesting the federal seat of Batu Gajah in the 2004 general election. He lost to Fong Poh Kuan of the Democratic Action Party (DAP), despite the Barisan Nasional coalition making widespread gains nationwide. Despite this, he was appointed MCA secretary-general the following year and served concurrently with his brother Ong Ka Ting as president.
In the 2008 general elections, Ong contested and won the Tanjung Malim parliamentary seat. He was appointed Minister of Housing and Local Government. Later that year, Ong contested the MCA deputy presidency but lost to Chua Soi Lek, and was immediately removed as secretary-general by new president Ong Tee Keat. In 2009, he was dropped from the Cabinet by incoming Prime Minister Najib Razak.
In the 2013 general elections, Ong successfully defended his parliamentary seat despite MCA suffered its worst electoral result in its history. As a result of MCA poor performance and its previously passed resolution not to take up cabinet posts in the government if it failed in the 13th general election, MCA will not take up any government position. Later in 2013, MCA elected Liow Tiong Lai as the new president and reversed its resolution. Liow appointed Ong as new MCA secretary-general for the second time then. In 2015, Najib Razak in a cabinet reshuffle eventually appointed Ong as the Second Minister for International Trade and Industry.
He was dropped as a candidate for the Tanjong Malim constituency in the 2018 election.
|1986||N.35 Chenderiang, P.33 Tapah||Ong Ka Chuan (MCA)||7,754||63.59%||Aw Too Yen (DAP)||3,825||31.37%||12,194||3,929||66.99%|
|1990||Ong Ka Chuan (MCA)||9,482||68.32%||Shelvarajah a/l Ponniah (DAP)||3,551||25.59%||13,879||5,931||66.59%|
|1995||N.40 Chenderiang, P.69 Tapah||Ong Ka Chuan (MCA)||8,582||72.67%||Harikrishnan a/l Vellapan (DAP)||2,271||19.23%||11,809||6,311||62.41%|
|Foo Koon Yow (IND)||168||1.42%|
|1999||Ong Ka Chuan (MCA)||7,168||58.79%||Mahinder Singh (PKR)||3,611||29.62%||12,192||3,557||60.63%|
|2004||P.66 Batu Gajah, Perak||Ong Ka Chuan (MCA)||20,814||40.85%||Fong Po Kuan (DAP)||28,847||56.62%||50,952||8,033||69.66%|
|2008||P.77 Tanjong Malim, Perak||Ong Ka Chuan (MCA)||21,016||55.15%||Mohamad Azman Marjohan (PKR)||15,594||40.92%||38,107||5,422||71.25%|
|2013||Ong Ka Chuan (MCA)||28,225||52.86%||Tan Yee Kew (PKR)||23,897||44.75%||53,399||4,328||82.80%|
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