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Dr. Lee Boon Chye (Chinese: 李文材; pinyin: Lǐ Wéncái; born 26 September 1959) is a Malaysian politician and currently serving as the Deputy Minister of Health of Malaysia. He is the incumbent Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Gopeng constituency in Perak.[1] He is also a vice-president of the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), a component party in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government coalition.[2]


Lee Boon Chye

李文材
Lee Boon Chye (cropped).JPG
Deputy Minister of Health
Assumed office
2 July 2018
MonarchMuhammad V
Abdullah
Prime MinisterMahathir Mohamad
MinisterDzulkefly Ahmad
Preceded byHilmi Yahaya
ConstituencyGopeng
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Gopeng, Perak
Assumed office
7 March 2008
Preceded byTing Chew Peh (MCABN)
Majority7,768 (2008)
15,309 (2013)
29,778 (2018)
Personal details
Born
Lee Boon Chye

(1959-09-26) 26 September 1959 (age 59)
Segamat, Johor, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
CitizenshipMalaysian
Political partyPKR
Other political
affiliations
Pakatan Harapan
Spouse(s)Lo Lee Hong
OccupationPolitician
ProfessionCardiologist

Lee was elected to Parliament in the 2008 election,[3] defeating Ling Hee Leong, son of former Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) president, Ling Liong Sik to wrest the Gopeng seat away from the governing Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition.[4]

Lee is a doctor and a certified cardiologist. He graduated from medical school in 1985 from the University of Malaya. He also holds 2 post graduate degree, a Master of Medicine from the University Kebangsaan Malaysia and Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians from UK.[5]

Election resultsEdit

Parliament of Malaysia: P71 Gopeng, Perak[3][6][7][8][9][10][11][12]
Year Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2004 Lee Boon Chye (PKR) 15,530 33.88% Ting Chew Peh (MCA) 30,312 66.12% 47,566 14,782 69.47%
2008 Lee Boon Chye (PKR) 29,696 57.08% Ling Hee Leong (MCA) 22,328 42.92% 53,303 7,368 71.70%
2013 Lee Boon Chye (PKR) 47,558 59.59% Tan Chin Meng (MCA) 32,249 40.41% 81,442 15,309 83.88%
2018 Lee Boon Chye (PKR) 48,923 61.75% Heng Seai Kie (MCA) 19,145 24.16% 80,532 29,778 81.21%
Ismail Ariffin (PAS) 11,165 14.09%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lee Boon Chye, Y.B. Dr" (in Malay). Parliament of Malaysia. Retrieved 28 June 2010.
  2. ^ Tan, Joceline (25 October 2009). "Lobby for hot seat warms up". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 5 January 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Malaysia Decides 2008". The Star (Malaysia). Archived from the original on 9 April 2008. Retrieved 5 January 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "Many BN First Timers Lose in Election". Bernama. 9 March 2008. Retrieved 5 January 2010.
  5. ^ "States banking on fresh faces". The Star (Malaysia). 22 February 2008. Retrieved 5 January 2010.
  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)". www.myundi.com.my. Archived from the original on 30 March 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  10. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13". Utusan Malaysia. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  11. ^ "SEMAKAN KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM KE - 14" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 17 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  12. ^ "The Star Online GE14". The Star. Retrieved 24 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.