Wee Ka Siong

Wee Ka Siong

Infobox Politician
honorific-prefix = Yang Berhormat Timbalan Menteri
name = Dr Wee Ka Siong (Chinese : 魏家祥)

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residence = Johor Bahru, Johor
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office = Deputy Education Minister I of Malaysia
term_start = 18 March 2008
term_end =
predecessor = Hon Choon Kim (1999-2008)
successor =
constituency =
constituency_MP2 = Ayer Hitam, Johor
term_start2 = 2004
term_end2 =
majority2 = 15,763(2004), 27,458(2008)
predecessor2 =
successor2 =
order3 = MCA Youth Chief MCA Youth
term_start3 = 18 October 2008
term_end3 =
predecessor3 = Liow Tiong Lai(2002-2005)
successor3 =
order4 = Secretary General of MCA Youth MCA Youth Wing
term_start4 = 20 August 2005
term_end4 =
predecessor4 = Liow Tiong Lai(2002-2005)
successor4 =
order5 = Malaysian Chinese Association Johor Bahru Division Chief
term_start5 = 27 July 2008
term_end5 =
predecessor5 = Freddie Long Hoo Hin 龙莆天(1993-2008)
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occupation = Deputy Education Minister of Malaysia
Member of Parliament
Nationality = Malaysian
birth_date = bda|1968|10|20|df=y
died =
birth_place = Jasin, Melaka,Malaysia
hometown = Tampin, Negeri Sembilan,Malaysia
party = MCA, Barisan Nasional
spouse = Lim Hai Ean 林海燕
children = 2 children
religion = Buddhist
civil partner =
website = http://weekasiong.com.my
website2 = http://kasiong.blogspot.com

Yang Berhormat Dr Wee Ka Siong (born 20th October 1968) is a Malaysian politician who has served as Member of Parliament since 2004. He is born in Jasin, Melaka to a Hakka (clan) Family and later brought up in Tamping, Negeri Sembilan. He is appointed by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Mr Abdullah Ahmad Badawi as the Deputy Education Minister on 18 March 2008.

He is also the secretary general for Malaysia Chinese Association Youth Wing, a child body of Malaysian Chinese Association(MCA), the 2nd largest political party in Malaysia. He is with MCA since 1992. Wee, who has an impeccable command of Bahasa Malaysia, English and Mandarin, represents the young, highly-educated leaders the MCA is trying to promote.


Prior his appointment as the Deputy Education Minister,he was the Malaysian Qualifications Agency,MQA (formerly known as LAN) director (2007-2009) ,Malaysia Youth Council Representative(2004-2005) and National Economic Consultative Council's member(1999-2000).

He receive his tertiary education from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia(UTM) on Civil Engineering in 1997-1992 . As a student in UTM, he was the chairperson of the non-Muslim council in University Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) where he studied civil engineering. He underwent an student-exchange programme to study in Tokyo for a month. He applied through the university and was sponsored by the Japanese government.

He later persue his Master in Traffic Engineering ( Nanyang Technology University, Singapore , 1993-1996) and later his Ph.D in Transportation Planning (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 1996-2001) . He is a qualified Civil Engineer and is a member of the Board of Engineering Malaysia(BEM).

He was awarded The Outstanding Young Malaysian (TOYM) Award in 2005 (Politics, Governmental Affairs & Legal)马来西亚十大杰出青年奖 . This award was given by the Junior Chamber International Kuala Lumpur, Puchong, Malaysia.


He is married to Lim Hai Ean林海燕,a lawyer and have 2 children.

Deputy Education Minister Office

Teh Yeow Meng 郑耀民 is in Wee's ministry as a senior private secretary 教育部副部长魏家祥高级机要秘书

While, his current private secretary is Mr Lim Ching Hao 林星豪,教育部副部长魏家祥机要秘书(A local graduate from University Malaysia Sabah)

Achievement and Millstone as a Deputy Education Minister

He promised the Chinese Community to re-open the SRJK Damansara School. He keep to his promiese and the school will re-open as a new school in 2009.

12th Malaysian General Elections (8 March 2008)

222 parliamentary constituency was created by Election Commission Malaysia in Malaysia with Johor maintaining the 26 constituency.

Wee Ka Siong managed to get 20,230 while Haji Hussin Sujak got only 6321 votes.

Wee Ka Siong beat PAS candidate's Haji Hussin Sujak with majority of 13,909 votes.

In this constituency, there are around 34,805 voters with 27,458(78.8%) voters come out to cast their votes. 907 votes are classify as nullified votes.

Wee Ka Siong is the MCA Member of Parliament who managed to get the highest majority votes in the 12th Malaysia General Election.

He is widely expected to be a Deputy Minister when Federal Government is formed.

11th Malaysian General Elections 2004 (21 March 2004)

"2004 election photo"

219 parliamentary constituency was created by Election Commission Malaysia in Malaysia with 26 constituency are in Johor states.

In 2004,Johor had increase 6 extra parliament seat due to the increse number of resident in Johor.

Ayer Hitam was one of the newly created constituency with 55.6% are Malay and 40.1% are chinese. The remaining 4.3% are Indian and 0.1% are others races.

Wee Ka Siong was given a chance to contest on the Barisan Nasional ticket. He was chosen because of his avid speaking.

In this constituency, there are around 32,562 voters with 25,218(77.45%) voters come out to cast their votes. 851 votes are classify as nullified votes.

20,065 polled voters support Barisan Nasional's new candidates in Ayer Hitam out of the 25,218 voters, while PAS candidates, Mohd Zamri bin Mat Taksis receive merely 4,302 votes.

Wee Ka Siong beat PAS candidate's Mohd Zamri bin Mat Taksis with majority of 15,763 votes.

In this 11th General Election, the Barisan Nasional (BN) scored a spectacular victory, polling 63.8% of the popular vote (up from 56% in 1999). In Malaysia’s first-past-the-post (or simple majority) electoral system, this translated into 198 of the 219 parliament seats, or 90.4% of all the seats in parliament. This is the ruling party’s highest ever domination of parliament.

10th Malaysian General Elections 1999 ( 29 November 1999)

In 1999 (10th Malaysia General Elections), 394 states seat and 193 parliamanet seat was created by the Election commision of Malaysia. With Johor having 40 states and 20 Parliament seat.

Notes and references

* [http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/7/20/nation/21873110&sec=nation Vernacular schools assured of allocation]
* [http://thestar.com.my/columnists/story.asp?col=onthebeat&file=/2008/7/20/columnists/onthebeat/20080720080037&sec=On%20The%20Beat MCA gears up for party polls]
* [http://www.utusan.com.my/utusan/info.asp?y=2008&dt=0719&pub=Utusan_Malaysia&sec=Terkini&pg=bt_09.htm Tambah peruntukan sekolah urus bil utiliti]
* [http://www.ioigroup.com/corporateInfo/corp_socialeducation.cfm Student Adoption Programme by IOI]


* [http://kasiong.blogspot.com 家祥部落格Ka Siong Blog]
* [http://weekasiong.com.my/ 魏家祥蓝色希望]

External links

* [http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/3/18/nation/20080318122250&sec=nation PM Malaysia announces new Cabinet line-up ]
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabinet_of_Malaysia Cabinet Malaysia 2008]
* [http://www.parlimen.gov.my/eng-DewRakyat_KedAhli_detail.php?id=378 Member of Parliament since 2004]

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