Thursday, 25 April 2013

P009 - Alor Setar (Datuk Chor Chee Heung)

Chor Chee Heung
Malaysian Minister of Housing and Local Government
Assumed office
4 June 2010
Preceded by
Assumed office
Personal details
15 March 1955
Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaya
(now Malaysia)
Political party

Dato' Chor Chee Heung (Chinese: 曹智雄; pinyin: Cáo Zhìxióng; Cantonese Yale: Chòuh Ji-hùhng); is a Malaysian politician and is currently the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Alor Setar constituency in Kedah, Malaysia. He is a member of the MCA in the governing Barisan Nasional coalition and is the Minister for Housing and Local Government.[1]
Chor has held the Alor Setar constituency since 1990,[2] retaining the seat in the 2008 election by 184 votes.[3] In June 2010, he was promoted to Minister for Housing and Local Government. He had previously been a Deputy Minister,[4] and had served in various Parliamentary Secretary and Deputy Minister positions since 1995.[5]
Chor was born in Alor Setar. Before entering politics, he was a lawyer.[5]