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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 (until 1998)
PKR (2008–2010)
Independent (2010–)
Occupation Politician, lawyer
Religion Buddhist
Website weechookeong.wordpress.com

Wee Choo Keong (simplified Chinese: 黄朱强, pinyin: Huáng Zhūqiáng; 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.


External links[edit]

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147 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 ...

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,” ...

TravelDailyNews Asia-Pacific

TravelDailyNews Asia-Pacific
Thu, 05 Nov 2015 19:11:15 -0800

To celebrate the occasion, the Chairman of Tourism Malaysia, Mr. Wee Choo Keong, gave a special welcome dinner for Air China officials and crew as well as the passengers of the inaugural flight tonight at Saloma Bistro and Theatre Restaurant in Kuala ...

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, ...
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 01:00:00 -0800

Malaysia has won the Best Stand Award and Excellent Organisation Award at the China International Travel Mart 2015. Tourism Malaysia Chairman Wee Choo Keong and Tourism Malaysia Senior Director of International Promotion Division (Asia & Africa) ...

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 ...

The Malaysian Insider

The Malaysian Insider
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 22:03:45 -0700

Tourism Malaysia chairman Wee Choo Keong is a former DAP and PKR member, and later turned Barisan Nasional-friendly. – The Malaysian Insider pic, June 25, 2015.Newly-appointed Tourism Malaysia chairman Wee Choo Keong has called those ...

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