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Y.B Dato' Chor Chee Heung

Translation by Syed Zulfilda S.M. Noor


Y.B. Dato' Chor Chee Heung was born on 5 March 1953 in Alor Setar. He received his early education at the National Type (C) Chung Hwa Primary School, Sik. He was then transferred to the St. Xavier's Institution, Penang until standard three. Then, he was transferred again to the Iskandar Primary School, Alor Setar until he completed standard six. Y.B. Dato' Chor continued his studies at the Sultan Abdul Hamid College, Alor Setar he completed form five, and later entered a college in Singapore for his form Six. Because of his strong ambition to become a lawyer, in 1978 he left for London to study law at the Lincoln's Inn, London. From 1979 until 1980, he did his Master's degree in Business Law at City University, London.


  • Started his own legal firm in Alor Setar
  • Council Member, Kota Setar Municipal Council representing the Tionghua Business Association of Kedah (1985-1990)
  • Treasurer, MCA Alor Setar Division (1987)
  • Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Transport (May 1995)
  • Deputy Minister of Home Affairs (1999)

His active involvement in the activities of trade associations and his main career as a lawyer became useful and helped YB Dato' Chor to continue serving and pursuing his political career, in which he was deeply involved. He started to be on intimate terms with the MCA on the encouragement of his friends in the MCA.

Political Involvement

  • MCA Chief, Alor Setar Branch (1985)
  • MCA Chief, Alor Setar Division (1993)
  • Barisan Nasional candidate in the General Elections for the Parliamentary constituency of Alor Setar (1990 and 1995)

As a Member of Parliament, he played a role in taking steps to channel allocations available to enhance the livelihood and the and quality of life of the people, socially and economically, apart from strengthening the unity among the various races.

In appreciation of his services and contributions, Y.B. Dato' Chow was bestowed several honours and awards. They include the A.M.K., the J.P. and the D.S.D.K. which carries the title Dato'.

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