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Wee Choo Keong
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Wangsa Maju
In office
8 March 2008 – 5 May 2013
Preceded by Yew Teong Look (MCA)
Succeeded by Tan Kee Kwong (PKR)
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Bukit Bintang
In office
Preceded by Lee Lam Thye (DAP)
Succeeded by Lee Chong Meng (MCA)
Personal details
Born (1953-06-26) 26 June 1953 (age 62)
Kelantan, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Nationality Malaysian
Political party DAP (1990-1998)
MDC (1999-2008)
PKR (2008–2010)
Independent (2010–)
Occupation Politician, lawyer
Religion Buddhist
Website weechookeong.wordpress.com

Wee Choo Keong (simplified Chinese: 黄朱强; traditional Chinese: 黃朱強; pinyin: Huáng Zhū Qiáng; born 26 June 1953) is a Malaysian politician. He was the Member of Parliament for Bukit Bintang from 1990 to 1995 and for Wangsa Maju from 2008 to 2013. Wee has been a member of the Democratic Action Party (DAP), the Malaysian Democratic Party (MDC), which he formed, and the People's Justice Party (PKR), and an independent.[1]

Political career[edit]

Democratic Action Party[edit]

Wee started his political career as a member of the DAP and in 1990 was elected as member of parliament for the Kuala Lumpur Bandar constituency (later renamed Bukit Bintang).[2]

In 1993, an injunction was issued against Wee and two other defendants from "printing, circulating or publishing any allegation of impropriety about the companies" after a case was brought by MBf alleging the defendants "unlawfully conspired with each other with the predominant purpose of injuring the companies by unlawful means".[3] MBf later applied to have the defendants (including Wee) held in contempt of court for failing to obey the injunction.[3] The application succeeded against Wee and another of his co-defendants and Wee was eventually ordered to pay a RM7,000 fine on appeal.[3] The injunction against Wee brought by MBf was set aside in 2007 with the Court of Appeal ruling "The injunction was too wide in its terms and almost oppressive".[3] He later sought damages against MBf and AmBank (who had acquired MBf) for loss of income due his inability to be an MP and the damage to his professional standing as a lawyer.[4]

Wee was removed from the Kuala Lumpur Bandar seat in 1995 after a controversial court case which nullified his re-election that year due to the fine he had received.[2] He was ejected from the DAP in 1998 after being accused of damaging the party's image and went on to form the Malaysian Democratic Party (MDP).[2] He later attempted to join Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) but was rejected by the party who stated at the time they did not want renegades from DAP.[2] Due to the ruling against him in the 1995 court case, he was unable to contest the 1999 election.[4] He contested the 2004 elections but did not even receive enough votes to keep his deposit.[5]

Wee Choo Keong was later referred to by V.K. Lingam in the Lingam tape.[6] After the video tape was made public in 2007, Wee stated he intended to file for judicial review of the 1995 decision.[6] Later, he also lodged a report with Suhakam over the tape arguing it demonstrated his human rights had been infringed.[7][8][9]

People's Justice Party (PKR)[edit]

Before the 2008 election, although still a member of the MDP, he was invited to join the PKR now under the de facto leadership of Anwar Ibrahim and contest the Wangsa Maju constituency[2] which he later won with a slim majority of 150.[10]

In May 2010, Wee left PKR to sit in Parliament as an independent, citing disappointment with the PKR-led state government in Selangor's handling of the Dengkil sand mining scandal and what he called "little Napoleons and trendy leftists" taking control of the party.[1][11] He did not recontest his seat in the 2013 election.

Wee elected by the government as Tourism Malaysia chairperson on 17 June 2015.[12]


External links[edit]

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291 news items

Malaysiakini (subscription)

Malaysiakini (subscription)
Thu, 09 Jul 2015 00:48:28 -0700

KINIBIZ AirAsia Bhd has filed a suit against Wee Choo Keong who is the owner of the weechookeong.com blog. The airline has accused Wee of “knowingly and intentionally publishing false and malicious statements defamatory to AirAsia Bhd, damaging ...

Free Malaysia Today

Free Malaysia Today
Thu, 28 Jan 2016 00:30:57 -0800

Tourism Malaysia chairman Wee Choo Keong said that while he welcomed the move by the government, he also hoped there would not be “ridiculous conditions” imposed by the Immigration Department instead. “This visa-free condition was approved by the ...

Malaysia Chronicle

Malaysia Chronicle
Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:30:23 -0700

KUALA LUMPUR - Corporate lawyer-cum-political maverick Wee Choo Keong will now chart the nation's tourism development plans, assuming the Tourism Malaysia chairman post from Tan Sri Ng Yen Yen. “It came as a surprise and I am really honoured,” ...
Tue, 19 Jan 2016 16:23:50 -0800

Pic: Malaysia TodayOther than costs being much lower than at their home country, chairman of The Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board, Mr Wee Choo Keong told Malaysian Digest that Malaysia healthcare travel is highly regarded in Asia. “Our health care ...

Free Malaysia Today

Free Malaysia Today
Tue, 16 Jun 2015 22:02:47 -0700

KUALA LUMPUR: Minister of Tourism and Culture, Nazri Aziz has appointed former MP Wee Choo Keong as the new chairman of the Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (Tourism Malaysia). The appointment which takes effect today, will see Wee, ...

Malay Mail Online

Malay Mail Online
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 16:45:24 -0700

new Tourism Malaysia chairman Wee Choo Keong, a veteran politician who has taken on the task of returning Malaysia to being a tourism powerhouse. — Picture by Azneal Ishak KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 — Tourism in Malaysia took a hit with the two air ...

Free Malaysia Today

Free Malaysia Today
Mon, 01 Jun 2015 04:35:15 -0700

PETALING JAYA: Commenting on how Malaysians were all to keen on fleecing tourists that visited our country, Wee Choo Keong said locals had to stop thinking of them as commodities to profit from. In a blog posting, the former MP of Wangsa Maju advised ...

Free Malaysia Today

Free Malaysia Today
Tue, 14 Jul 2015 21:52:30 -0700

... about the race riots that erupted outside Low Yat Plaza over the weekend and instead wait for the authorities to wrap up their investigations and bring the perpetrators to book, said chairman of the Malaysian Tourism and Promotion Board Wee Choo Keong.

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