Raja Nong Chik

Datuk Seri Utama Raja Nong Chik bin Raja Zainal Abidin (Jawi: راج نوڠ چيق بن راج زين العابدين; born 14 February 1953) is a Malaysian politician, accountant and the former Minister of Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing. He was a Senator in the Dewan Negara, the upper house of the Parliament of Malaysia from the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), a component party of the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition.

Raja Nong Chik
SUMW DPTJ AMN
راج نوڠ چيق
Minister of Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing
In office
10 April 2009  15 May 2013
MonarchsMizan Zainal Abidin
Abdul Halim
Prime MinisterNajib Razak
DeputySaravanan Murugan
Preceded byZulhasnan Rafique
Succeeded byTengku Adnan Tengku Mansor (Federal Territories)
Abdul Rahman Dahlan (Urban Wellbeing)
ConstituencySenator
Personal details
Born
Raja Nong Chik bin Raja Zainal Abidin

(1953-02-14) 14 February 1953
Perak, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
CitizenshipMalaysian
Political partyUnited Malays National Organisation (UMNO)
Other political
affiliations
Barisan Nasional (BN)
SpouseNafesah Raja Nong Chik
ChildrenRaja Farhana
Raja Hamzah
Alma materUniversity of Wales
OccupationPolitician
ProfessionAccountant
Websiterajanongchik.com

Background

Raja Nong Chik was born in the state of Perak in 1953 to a royal-linked family of civil servants. His grandfather, Mustafa Albakri was the first chairman of the Election Commission of Malaysia and also Keeper of the Rulers' Seal during the premiership of Tunku Abdul Rahman. His father, Raja Zainal Abidin Raja Tachik was secretary-general in the Ministry of Health under second prime minister Abdul Razak Hussein.[1]

He attended Methodist Boys' School, Kuala Lumpur and later Victoria Institution before studying at the Royal Military College. He obtained his Bachelor of Economics from the University of Wales and is a certified accountant.[1]

Raja Nong Chik began his career as an entrepreneur at the Federal Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Authority (FELCRA) in 1978. He eventually rose to become executive director at a manufacturing company. As a prominent member in the Malaysian corporate scene, Raja Nong Chik became president of the Bumiputra Manufacturers' and Service Industry Association and also a member of the Malaysia Innovation Council.[1]

He is currently the Patron of Kuala Lumpur FA.

Political career

Raja Nong Chik is a member of UMNO from the Lembah Pantai division. He became a Senator in the Dewan Negara in April 2008, and was appointed Federal Territories and Urban Well-being Minister by new prime minister Najib Tun Razak.[2] He resigned from the Dewan Negara in April 2013 to contest in Lembah Pantai constituency in the 13th Malaysian general election, which he lost to incumbent MP Nurul Izzah Anwar, daughter of former deputy prime minister and opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim. In the 14th General Election, he contested the Lembah Pantai seat once again, but lost to Fahmi Fadzil, PKR communications director.[3]

Election results

Parliament of Malaysia[4][5]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2013 P121 Lembah Pantai, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur Raja Nong Chik Zainal Abidin (UMNO) 29,161 48.33% Nurul Izzah Anwar (PKR) 31,008 51.39% 61,048 1,847 84.30%
Rosli Baba (IND) 167 0.28%
2018 Raja Nong Chik Zainal Abidin (UMNO) 27,715 41.80% Fahmi Fadzil (PKR) 33,313 50.24% 66,305 5,598 83.50%
Fauzi Abu Bakar (PAS) 5,277 7.96%

Honours

References

  1. Profile, Official blog, retrieved 8 June 2010
  2. Meet Raja Nong Chik the new FT chief Archived 12 April 2009 at the Wayback Machine The Star. 11 April 2009
  3. First-timer Fahmi: This victory is for the people The Star. 10 May 2018
  4. "13th MALAYSIAN GENERAL ELECTION". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 3 January 2010.
  5. "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen 2013" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
  6. "Some 320 individuals awarded in conjunction with Federal Territories Day". L. Suganya. The Star. 1 February 2014. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
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