Chong Kah Kiat
|Minister in the Prime Minister's Department|
4 May 1995 – 13 March 1999
|Prime Minister||Mahathir Mohamad|
|Preceded by||Bernard Giluk Dompok|
|13th Chief Minister of Sabah|
27 March 2001 – 27 March 2003
|Preceded by||Osu Sukam|
|Succeeded by||Musa Aman|
|President of the Liberal Democratic Party|
|Preceded by||Hiew Min Kong|
|Succeeded by||Liew Vui Keong|
Chong Kah Kiat
2 June 1948
Kudat, Crown Colony of North Borneo (now Sabah, Malaysia)
|Political party||Sabah People's United Front (BERJAYA)|
Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)
Tan Sri Datuk Chong Kah Kiat (Chinese: 章家傑; pinyin: Zhāng Jiājié; born 2 June 1948) was the 13th Chief Minister of Sabah, Malaysia. He is also the former president of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).
History in politics
He contested and won the Kudat seat on a BERJAYA ticket in the March 1981 state election and was appointed Assistant Minister to the Chief Minister of Sabah the following year. He held the post until April 1985 when he lost the seat to Wong Phin Chung of United Sabah Party (PBS).
In March 1987, he became a member of the Berjaya Supreme Council but later left the party when it became clear that it was losing ground.
Chong and several Chinese leaders founded the LDP in 1989 and was made its pro-tem secretary general. Then in 1991, he became the party's president. He did not contest in the 1994 state election but a year later was appointed as Senator in the Dewan Negara, and subsequently included in the Cabinet of Malaysia as a Minister in the Prime Minister's Department. He quit the federal ministerial post in March 1999 to contest in the state polls. This time, he won back his traditional stronghold of Kudat, and was appointed state minister of Tourism Development, Environment, Science and Technology.
When Musa Aman took over the helm of the state government in 2003, Chong was appointed Deputy Chief Minister as well as the person in charge of the tourism, culture, and environment portfolio. It was then the rotation system was scrapped and from then onwards, the Chief Minister post was held by the United Malays National Organisation.
Honours of Malaysia
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References and notes
- "A survivor of Sabah politics" Archived 26 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine, Daily Express, 14 April 2007.
- "Chong quits Cabinet" Archived 21 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine, Daily Express, 14 April 2007.
- "從政卅餘年對國家社會貢獻良多" Archived 29 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine, Overseas Chinese Daily News, 17 April 2007.
- "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat".
| Chief Minister of Sabah