Peter Chin Fah Kui

Peter Chin Fah Kui (simplified Chinese: 陈华贵; traditional Chinese: 陳華貴; pinyin: Chén Huáguì; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tân Huâ-kuì; born 31 August 1945) is a former Malaysian politician. He was the Member of Parliament for Miri from 1985 to 2013 and served from 2004 to 2013 as a minister in the federal cabinet. From 2011 to 2014 he was the president of the Sarawak United Peoples' Party (SUPP). He is a Malaysian Chinese and of Hakka descent.[1]

Peter Chin Fah Kui
Peter Chin in 2011
Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water
In office
10 April 2009  15 May 2013
MonarchsMizan Zainal Abidin
Abdul Halim
Prime MinisterNajib Razak
DeputyNoriah Kasnon
Preceded byShaziman Abu Mansor
as Minister of Energy, Water and Communications
Succeeded byMaximus Ongkili
Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities
In office
27 March 2004  9 April 2009
Mizan Zainal Abidin
Prime MinisterAbdullah Ahmad Badawi
DeputyAnifah Aman (2004–2008)
A. Kohillan Pillay (2008–2009)
Preceded byLim Keng Yaik as Minister for Primary Industries
Succeeded byBernard Giluk Dompok
Deputy Minister of Housing and Local Government
In office
8 May 1995  26 March 2004
Serving with Tajol Rosli Mohd Ghazali (1995–1999)
M. Kayveas (2001–2003)
Prime MinisterMahathir Mohamad
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
MinisterTing Chew Peh (1995–1999)
Ong Ka Ting (1999–2004)
Preceded byJeffery Kitingan
Succeeded byAzizah Mohd Dun
Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Environment
In office
27 October 1990  7 May 1995
MonarchsAzlan Shah
Prime MinisterMahathir Mohamad
MinisterLaw Hieng Ding
Preceded byLaw Hieng Ding
Succeeded byAbu Bakar Daud
President of Sarawak United Peoples' Party
In office
11 December 2011  9 September 2014
DeputyRichard Riot Jaem
Preceded byGeorge Chan Hong Nam
Succeeded bySim Kui Hian
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Miri
In office
21 October 1990  5 May 2013
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byMichael Teo Yu Keng (PKR)
Majority5,553 (1986)
8,181 (1990)
10,385 (1995)
10,706 (1999)
uncontested (2004)
5,216 (2008)
Personal details
Born (1945-08-31) 31 August 1945
Kuching, British Military Administration (Borneo) (now Sarawak, Malaysia)
Nationality Malaysia
Political partySarawak United People's Party (SUPP)
Other political
Barisan Nasional (BN)
SpouseRuby Wee Hui Kiang (黄惠娟)
Alma materGray's Inn

Early life

Chin was born in Kuching, Sarawak. He is married to Puan Sri Ruby Wee Hui Kiang, with whom he has two daughters and one son. He was educated as a barrister-at-law at Gray's Inn, London in 1971.

Chin returned to Sarawak and joined the law firm, M/s Wan Ullok, Jugah & Chin and started his law practice in Miri, Sarawak, in 1972. Tan Sri Peter Chin was the chairman for Miri Municipal Council in 1984. He retired as a partner of the law firm upon his appointment as the parliamentary secretary to the Federal Ministry of Welfare in 1986.

Political career

He has been the Member of Parliament of Miri in Malaysia since 1985 and he was the party organising secretary of the Sarawak United People's Party (SUPP).

In 2004, he was appointed to the Cabinet of Malaysia as the minister of plantation industries and commodities. Prior to his full ministerial appointment, his previous posts were deputy minister of housing and local government and deputy minister of science, technology and environment.

On 10 April 2009, Chin was appointed as the minister of energy, green technology and water.

In 2011 he became the president of SUPP.[2] He retired from Parliament in 2013,[3] and stood down as SUPP's president in 2014.[4]

Election results

Parliament of Malaysia: Miri, Sarawak[5]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
1986 Peter Chin Fah Kui (SUPP) 15,933 55% Wong Ho Leng (DAP) 10,380 35%
1990 Peter Chin Fah Kui (SUPP) 18,904 57% Lo Yung Tee (DAP) 10,723 32%
1995 Peter Chin Fah Kui (SUPP) 23,977 63% Chong Kon Fatt (DAP) 13,592 36%
1999 Peter Chin Fah Kui (SUPP) 25,121 62% Yee Chai Yit (DAP) 14,415 36%
2004 Peter Chin Fah Kui (SUPP) Unopposed
2008 Peter Chin Fah Kui (SUPP) 19,354 57% Fong Pau Teck (DAP) 14,138 41%


Honours of Malaysia

See also

  • Miri (federal constituency)


  1. "Re: Is Malaysian Cabinet minister, Peter Chin Fah Kui, a Hakka?". Retrieved 9 September 2008.
  2. "Peter Chin is new SUPP president; deputy is Richard Riot". Retrieved 13 December 2011.
  3. "Chin: My name not in candidates' list submitted by SUPP". The Star. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  4. "Dr Sim Kui Hian to be new SUPP president". Borneo Post. 8 September 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  5. "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 June 2010. Percentage figures based on total turnout, including votes for third parties. Results before 1986 election unavailable.
  6. "Seven from Sarawak conferred Tan Sri title". Peter Sibon. Borneo Post. 1 June 2013. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  7. "1,114 to receive Pahang honours". The Star. 24 October 2009. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  8. Deputy CM heads State awards list. New Straits Times. 16 September 1989.
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