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Mah Hang Soon
马汉顺
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Deputy President of Malaysian Chinese Association
Assumed office
4 November 2018
PresidentWee Ka Siong
Preceded byWee Ka Siong
Ministerial roles
2020–2022Deputy Minister of Education
Exco roles (Perak)
2009–2013Chairman of the Health, Local Government, Consumer Affairs, Environment, Public Transport and Non-Muslim Affairs
2014–2018Chairman of the Health, Public Transport, Non-Muslim Affairs, National Integration and New Villages
Faction represented in Dewan Negara
2020–2022Barisan Nasional
Faction represented in Perak State Legislative Assembly
2008–2018Barisan Nasional
Personal details
Born (1965-07-19) 19 July 1965 (age 57)
Changkat Keruing, Perak, Malaysia
Political partyMalaysian Chinese Association (MCA)
Other political
affiliations
Barisan Nasional (BN)
Perikatan Nasional (PN)
Alma materUniversiti Malaya
ProfessionCardiologist
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Dato' Dr. Mah Hang Soon (simplified Chinese: 马汉顺; traditional Chinese: 馬漢順, Bàng-uâ-cê: Mā Háng-sông; born 19 July 1965) is a Malaysian politician who has served as Deputy Minister of Education I for the second term in the Barisan Nasional (BN) administration under Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob and Minister Radzi Jidin from August 2021 to October 2022. He served his first term in the Perikatan Nasional (PN) administration under former Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and Minister Radzi Jidin from March 2020 to August 2021, Senator since March 2020 and deputy president of the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) under President Wee Ka Siong since November 2018, a component party of the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition which is aligned with the PN coalition.[1] He was a member of the Perak State Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Chenderiang from March 2008 to May 2018.

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Traditional Chinese characters

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Background

Mah is a cardiologist and graduate of the University of Malaya. He has been involved in full-time politics since 2008.

Originally from Kampung Baru Changkat Kruing, Ayer Tawar, Perak Darul Ridzuan. He is the eldest of six siblings. His father's name was Mah Chow Nam (1944–2014), whilst his mother was Lee Kee Hiong (1942–), were smallholders of rubber and oil palm. He married Lim Soo Lee and had a son named Mah Song Wei (1996–).

Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA)

He is the current deputy president of MCA. He was previously the National MCA Youth Vice President and the Perak MCA Youth Chief in 2008–2010. From 2013 until now, he is the Chairman of the MCA Perak and the Central Council (CC).

Political career

In the 11th Malaysian general election, Dr. Mah made his debut and contested the Jelapang state seat in the Perak State Legislative Assembly. He failed to win the seat by 7,981 votes compared to Hee Yit Foong, a Democratic Action Party (DAP) candidate who gained 8,233 votes.

In the 12th Malaysian general election, he won the state assembly state seat for Chenderiang with a majority of 3,392 votes and retained it in the 13th Malaysian general election with a majority of 4,767 votes.

During his two terms as Perak State Assemblyman, Dr. Mah has served in the Perak State Executive Council as the Chairman of the Health, Local Government, Consumer Affairs, Environment, Transportation and Non-Muslim Affairs (2009–2013); and Chairman of the Committee on Health, Public Transportation, Non-Islamic Affairs, National Integration and New Villages (2014–2018).

Dr. Mah was picked as the BN candidate to contest the Tanjong Malim parliamentary seat instead in the 14th Malaysian general election (GE14) even though his candidacy received protest from incumbent Ong Ka Chuan's party supporters who had protested in front of the Bangunan Perdana, Putrajaya prior to the nomination day. He however lost to the People's Justice Party (PKR) candidate Chang Lih Kang. The total number of votes he received was 19,314 while the PKR candidate received 24,672 votes with a majority of 5,358 votes. Overall, BN lost the parliamentary majority and failed to form the Federal Government in the GE14.

Election results

Perak State Legislative Assembly[2][3][4][5][6]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2004 N31 Jelapang Mah Hang Soon (MCA) 7,978 48.16% Hee Yit Foong (DAP) 8,231 49.68% 16,921 253 70.39%
Foo Tiew Kok (KeADILan) 358 2.16%
2008 N46 Chenderiang Mah Hang Soon (MCA) 7,451 64.74% Arjunan A/L Muthu (PKR) 4,059 35.26% 12,115 3,392 66.96%
2013 Mah Hang Soon (MCA) 10,866 64.05% Amani Williams Hunt Abdullah (PKR) 6,099 35.95% 17,542 4,767 80.70%
Parliament of Malaysia[2][3][7][8]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2018 P077 Tanjong Malim, Perak Mah Hang Soon (MCA) 19,314 35.57% Chang Lih Kang (PKR) 24,672 45.44% 55,613 5,358 81.22%
Mohd Tarmizi (PAS) 10,311 18.99%
2022 Mah Hang Soon (MCA) 20,963 30.09% Chang Lih Kang (PKR) 25,140 36.08% 69,671 3,541 74.22%
Nolee Ashilin Mohammed Radzi (BERSATU) 21,599 31.00%
Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi (Independent) 1,032 1.48%
Amir Hamzah Abdul Rajak (IMAN) 609 0.87%
Ishak Zuhari (Independent) 328 0.47%

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Honours

Source: "Mah Hang Soon", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, November 28th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mah_Hang_Soon.

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