Boo Cheng Hau

Dr. Boo Cheng Hau (Chinese: 巫程豪; pinyin: Wū Chéngháo; born 1 October 1964) is a Malaysian politician of Democratic Action Party (DAP). He previously contested the Skudai state seat of Johor State Legislative Assembly on the DAP party ticket in the 1999 general election and the 2004 general election but had lost both the contests to the Barisan Nasional (BN). In the 2008 general election, he contested the Skudai state seat again and won to be an assemblyman for Skudai constituency. He retained the seat in the following 2013 general election. He has been the opposition leader for representing Pakatan Rakyat (PR) in Johor State Legislative Assembly from 2008 till 2015.

Boo Cheng Hau
Member of the Johor State Legislative Assembly
for Skudai, Johor
In office
8 March 2008 – 9 May 2018
Preceded byTeo Eng Tee (GERAKAN-BN)
Succeeded byTan Hong Pin (DAP-PH)
Majority12,854 (2008)
18,050 (2013)
Personal details
Born (1964-10-01) 1 October 1964 (age 57)
Political partyDemocratic Action Party (1994–)
Other political
Pakatan Harapan (PH) (2015-)
Pakatan Rakyat (PR) (2008-2015)
Barisan Alternatif (BA) (1999-2004)
Gagasan Rakyat (GR) (1994-1996)
WebsiteBoo Cheng Hau on Facebook

Boo was dropped as candidate for Skudai state seat as he disagreed to accept the party's plan and refused to move to contest the Labis, Johor parliamentary seat in the 2018 general election.[1]

Controversies and issuesEdit

On 25 October 2011, his clinic in Taman Universiti, Skudai, Johor Bahru, was broken into resulting with a loss of RM800.[2] Deputy Johor CID chief, ACP Che Yusoff Che Ngah said the incident involved a clinic worker noticed about 8 am before the police received a report about an hour later. Dr Boo when interviewed, said the incident involved the first time since the clinic opened 13 years ago.

In February 2013, an open verbal conflict erupted between Johor DAP chairman Boo and Johor People's Justice Party (PKR) chairman Chua Jui Meng, prompting calls from both DAP and PKR party heavyweights to weigh in for their party stalwarts. This as a result of accusations from either side accusing each other of splitting Pakatan Rakyat in the state of Johor.[3][4] The conflict was resolved after talks and mediation by the central leadership of both parties. One of the sign of reconciliation between Chua and Johor DAP was demonstrated when Chua received unconditional support from the DAP chief in the Segamat constituency which he was chosen to contest at the 2013 election. The seat was traditionally contested by DAP.[5]

Election resultsEdit

Johor State Legislative Assembly[6][7][8][9][10]
Year Constituency Opposition Votes Pct Government Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
1999 N38 Skudai, P143 Gelang Patah Boo Cheng Hau (DAP) 11,875 33.25% Khoo Kong Ek (GERAKAN) 23,042 64.51% 35,719 11,167 75.63%
2004 N48 Skudai, P162 Gelang Patah Boo Cheng Hau (DAP) 13,380 45.30% Teo Eng Tee (GERAKAN) 15,573 52.72% 29,539 2,193 73.00%
2008 Boo Cheng Hau (DAP) 23,214 68.22% Teo Eng Tee (GERAKAN) 10,270 30.18% 34,029 12,854 77.00%
2013 Boo Cheng Hau (DAP) 33,692 67.58% Liang Ah Chy (MCA) 15,642 31.37% 49,859 18,050 88.00%

External linksEdit


  1. ^ Nelson Benjamin (16 April 2018). "Dr Boo: I will remain in DAP". The Star Online. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Klinik ADUN Skudai dipecah masuk", 25 Oktober 2011.
  3. ^ Lee & Gasper, Regina & Desiree Tresa (20 February 2013). "Pakatan top brass weigh in on feud between Boo and Chua". The Star.
  4. ^ Gasper & Wong, Desiree Tresa & Pek Mei. "Johor DAP-PKR spat gets serious". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 22 February 2013.
  5. ^ Pragalath, K. "DAP, PKR join forces for Battle Segamat". Free Malaysia Today. Archived from the original on 13 April 2013. Retrieved 12 April 2013.
  6. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  7. ^ "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  8. ^ "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  9. ^ "my undi : Kawasan & Calon-Calon PRU13 : Keputusan PRU13 (Archived copy)". Archived from the original on 31 March 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  10. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13". Utusan Malaysia. Archived from the original on 21 March 2018. Retrieved 26 October 2014.