Ting Chew Peh
Ting Chew Peh (simplified Chinese: 陈祖排; traditional Chinese: 陳袓排; pinyin: Chén Zhǔpái; born 1943) is a Malaysian politician from the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA), a component party of the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition. He was the former Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Gopeng constituency in Perak for five terms from 1987 to 2008. At the grassroots level, he was known for being the MCA former secretary-general for fifteen years from 1990 to 2005.
Ting Chew Peh
|Malaysian Minister of Housing and Local Government|
27 October 1990 – 14 December 1999
|Prime Minister||Mahathir Mohamad|
|Preceded by||Lee Kim Sai|
|Succeeded by||Ong Ka Ting|
|Member of the Malaysian Parliament|
for Gopeng, Perak
16 May 1987 – 8 March 2008
|Preceded by||Tan Koon Swan (MCA)|
|Succeeded by||Lee Boon Chye (PKR)|
July 1990 – 30 August 2005
|Preceded by||Ng Cheng Kiat|
|Succeeded by||Ong Ka Chuan|
|Born||March 21, 1943|
|Political party||Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA)|
|Barisan Nasional (BN)|
|Alma mater||University of Malaya|
University of London
University of Warwick
Politics and career
Ting graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Malaya in 1970 and obtained a Master in Sociology from the University of London in 1972. He also holds a Doctorate in Philosophy, which he obtained from the University of Warwick in 1976.
Ting started his career as a lecturer in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) from 1974 to 1980 and was subsequently an Associate Professor at the Faculty until 1987. He joined the MCA in 1981 at the age of 38, but continued to be very vocal on issues affecting the Chinese community, particularly on education and culture and the MCA’s role, through newspaper articles.
He was then made the Minister of Housing and Local Government in 1990, a post he held until 1999. In 1990 and 1995 general elections he won the Gopeng parliamentary seat under the BN - MCA ticket. In 1999 general election Ting retained Gopeng with a majority of 6406. He defeated Syed Ahmad Said Abas (MDP) and Abdul Rahman Said Alli (DAP). In 2004 general election, he defeated Dr Lee Boon Chye of PKR with a majority of 14,260 votes.
During the MCA General Assembly in 2005, for the MCA deputy president election, Ting got 738 votes was beaten by Chan Kong Choy with 1315 votes.
In the 2008 general election, his name was dropped together with other MCA leaders likes Datuk Chua Jui Meng (Bakri), Datuk Loke Yuen Yow (Tanjung Malim), Datuk Yap Pian Hon (Serdang), Datuk Wong Kam Hoong (Bayan Baru Parliament) dan Tan Yee Kew (Klang).
In the business sector, Ting was the chairman of the Port Klang Authority (LPK) in 2002 and was questioned on 3 September 2009 by PAC following Port Klang Free Zone losses. PKK's chairman received only RM2,259.95 per month allowance. Each board member gets an allowance of RM500 a month. As LPK chairman. Ting did not get big salaries.
|1987||Ting Chew Peh (MCA)||12,619||60.62%||Ahmad Nor (DAP)||8,096||38.89%||N/A||4,523||N/A|
|Tan Kee Chye (IND)||103||0.49%|
|1990||Ting Chew Peh (MCA)||14,991||62.64%||Hong Chin Poh (DAP)||8,940||37.36%||24,725||6,051||68.02%|
|1995||Ting Chew Peh (MCA)||22,774||74.04%||Lim Meng Loong (DAP)||7,986||25.96%||32,078||14,788||68.01%|
|1999||Ting Chew Peh (MCA)||21,254||57.56%||Abdul Rahman Said Alli (DAP)||14,848||40.20%||38,419||6,406||69.17%|
|Syed Ahmad Imdadz Said Abas (MDP)||829||2.24%|
|2004||Ting Chew Peh (MCA)||30,312||66.12%||Lee Boon Chye (PKR)||15,530||33.88%||47,566||14,782||69.47%|
Honour of Malaysia
Malaysia : Commander of the Order of Loyalty to the Crown of Malaysia (PSM) – Tan Sri (2003)
- "Drawing new blood into the MCA". The Star. 21 December 2003. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
- Chan Kong Choy won the deputy president of MCA seat
- Bernama (18 February 2008). "MCA gugur 40 muka lama" (in Malay). UTUSAN MELAYU. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
- YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Ting Chew Peh
- "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
- "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Results only available from the 2004 election.
- "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat".
- His PhD thesis