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DOB: 1761, born in Tong'an (Tóng'ān Qū / 同安区) District, Fujian Province, China
DOD: 1809
ANCESTRY: Minnan Hokkien from Tong'an ( Tóng'ān Qū / 同安区) District , Fujian Province, China
COUNTRY: Fujian, China
CATEGORY: Sea Merchant cum Pirates


• Cai Qian (1761–1809) was a Chinese sea merchant, considered by some as pirate during Qing Dynasty.
• Cai Qian was born in Tong'an District (Tóng'ān Qū / 同安区), Fujian, China in 1761.
• Facing starvation, he became a pirate in 1794.
• In 1799, Cai married a weapons expert Lin Yuyau (林玉腰) who spoke English.
• In 1802, Cai occupied Xiamen's guns bases.
• In 1804 and 1805 Cai and Tsai twice attacked Taiwan's provincial capital of Tainan but were defeated.
• In the battle of 1804, Tsai defeated the Qing fleet from Wenzhou. Within the next four years he fought many battles against Tsai and Cai, vowing to destroy their fleets.
• In January 1808, Cai Qian’s Fujian and Zhejiang admirals nearly destroyed their fleet near Hong Kong through a battle, which lasted one day and night. They succeeded in defeating their enemies, causing Qing's navy to begin fearing Tsai and Cai.
• In 1809, Cai Qian committed suicide

At the height of his power, Cai Qian and Cheung Po Tsai commanded hundreds of ships and thousands of pirates; he was Tsai's mate. They predated others on the seas of Fujian, Guangdong and Taiwan Strait and came to be considered a major threat to Chinese’s Qianlong Emperor political stability. Because the British businessmen sold English guns to Tsai, the Qianlong Emperor became angry with the British. The Qianlong Emperor blamed George Macartney over this issue, leading to Chinese hostility towards the United Kingdom during the Chinese Rites controversy.

In 1799, Cai married a weapons expert who spoke English. Her expertise has been beneficial to their accumulation of wealth. Some diaries say her name was Lin Yuyau (林玉腰) and that she had lived in Fangyuan, Changhua, Taiwan.

In January 1808, Cai Qian’s Fujian and Zhejiang admirals nearly destroyed their fleet near Hong Kong through a battle, which lasted one day and night. They succeeded in defeating their enemies, causing Qing's navy to begin fearing Tsai and Cai. Cai committed suicide by shooting himself with a golden bullet. It is said that Cai had a great treasure, which was hidden, on Matsu Islands: it had never been found to this day.


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Date Of Birth: 30th December 1977 in Ē-mn̂g / Amoy 厦门 (Xiamen), Fujian Province


ANCESTRY: Minnan Hokkien
COUNTRY: Ē-mn̂g / Amoy 厦门 (Xiamen), Fujian, China
CATEGORY: Sports - Badminton


• Ji Xinpeng who won an Olympic gold medal in men's singles at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.
Ji Xinpeng is the first Chinese badminton player to win an Olympic Gold Medal in men's singles badminton game.
• Ji Xinpeng was born in Ē-mn̂g / Amoy 厦门 (Xiamen), Fujian.

Having never previously captured a top tier event on the international circuit, Ji Xinpeng surprised the field at the 2000 Games in Sydney by defeating such top players as Taufik Hidayat, Peter Gade and, in the final, Hendrawan. Ji won men's singles at the Japan Open later that same year. Ji became a coach in the Chinese national badminton team in 2008.

Seventh seed Ji Xinpeng of the People's Republic of China won the men's singles final in a 15-4, 15-13 upset victory over number two seed Hendrawan of Indonesia Saturday to give China its second Badminton Olympic Gold Medal for the day. In the 45-minute second game, the classy Ji fought back from 4-9 down, then again at 10-13, winning the last five points in front of a rowdy, near-capacity crowd. He seized the game impressively, slamming in a skilled overhead smash down the sideline to Hendrawan’s feet, which had the Indonesian cramped for room. Ji started slowly in both games, but clawed his way back into control against the experienced Hendrawan, who uncharacteristically made several unforced errors at the net in an otherwise high-quality contest.


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Date Of Birth (DOB): 21 October 1982 in Bagan Serai, Perak, Malaysia

ANCESTRY: Minnan Hokkien
COUNTRY: Penang State, Malaysia
CATEGORY: Sports – Badminton


• Lee won the silver medal in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games for men singles Badminton game. Lee is the most successful Malaysian Olympian in history
• Lee captured his ninth Malaysia Open title, which broke the record of eight titles previously held by Wong Peng Soon.

• As a singles player was ranked first worldwide for 199 consecutive weeks 21/8/2008-14/6/2012
• Malaysia number one single player
• Currently ranked number one in the world
• Lee is one of the all-time outstanding badminton talents.
• Lee autobiography - 'Dare to be a Champion' - is a bestseller in his home country.
• Lee heroics at the top of the game for many years have earned him the title “Datuk”
• The Malaysian Prime Minister describe him as a “national hero”.

Datuk Lee Chong Wei is a professional badminton player from Malaysia who resides in Bukit Mertajam. Lee is a silver medalist in both the 2012 Olympic Games and 2008 Olympic Games, thus becoming the first Malaysian to reach the final of the men's singles event and ending Malaysia's Olympic medal drought since the 1996 Games. A World number one, Lee has a number of gold medals to his name after victory at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne and the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. He won back-to-back Yonex All England Open titles in 2010 and 2011 while 2013 saw him secure his 9th Malaysia Open title.

For Lee achievements, he was conferred with a Darjah Setia Pangkuan Negeri (DSPN), which carried the title Datuk by Governor of Penang, Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas on 30 August 2008. On 6 June 2009, Lee received the Darjah Bakti (DB) award, from Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin, in conjunction with the Birthday of Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong, for his achievements in the 2008 Olympics.

Lee was in a relationship with Wong Mew Choo, his teammate for 9 years. Lee Chong Wei announced his marriage with Wong Mew Choo after winning a silver medal in 2012 Summer Olympics. They tied the knot on 9 November 2012, and have the first child, named Kingston in April 2013.
>> Only 5 month after marriage? Is it passing an MBA? (Marriage by Accident)

On 16 March 2011, Lee received Permodalan Nasional Berhad shares worth MYR100,000 from Najib Tun razak soon after his triumph in the All England Open. He was appointed as KDU University College ambassador on 31 July 2011.

Lee's autobiography "Dare to be a Champion" was officially published on 18 January 2012.


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DOB: 26 January 1989 born in Tâng-oaⁿ-khu (Tong’an), Chôan-chiu (Quanzhou), Fujian

CHINESE/PINYIN NAME: 林清峰, Lín Qīngfēng

ANCESTRY: Minnan Hokkien from Tong’an (bordering Ē-mn̂g/Xiamen) in Fujian Province
COUNTRY: Tâng-oaⁿ-khu, Chôan-chiu, Fujian, China
CATEGORY: Sports – Weightlifting


• Olympic Gold medalist Lin Qingfeng is a Chinese weightlifter. He is 167 cm tall and competed for China at the 2012 Summer Olympics where he won gold, lifting a total of 344 kg (157 kg Snatch and 187 kg Clean and Jerk).
• Lin Qingfeng, the Ē-mn̂g(Xiamen)-born athlete who won gold in the men's 69kg weightlifting category at London 2012
• The 23-year-old finished 11kg clear of the competition silver medallist.
• It's the second Olympic gold in the history of Xiamen-born athlete, following badminton player Ji Xinpeng who won an Olympic gold medal in men's singles at the 2004 Sydney Olympic Games.
• Lin was trained in Ē-mn̂g(Xiamen) weighlifting team in 1999 and entered Fujian weighlifting team in 2003.

Born in 1989, Lin Qingfeng was raised in a poor family who lived on a meager income. His father Lin Zhiren is a porter, and his mother Ye Que is a cleaner. In 1999, 10-year-old Lin was chosen by a weightlifting coach in Ē-mn̂g(Xiamen), but his father strongly opposed him to practice weightlifting and even locked him up. However, Lin showed great interest in weightlifting and even sneaked out of home to take the training. "He loves the weightlifting sports ever since the childhood, so we had to let him go,” said the proud father.

Ē-mn̂g(Xiamen)’s weightlifter Lin Qingfeng, who won the only gold medal for the city at London 2012, was awarded 1.0 million yuan (about 158,000 U.S. dollars) at a commendation meeting held on Tuesday, reported Xiamen Economic Daily. Lin Qingfeng dream of buying his family a big house is no longer a dream. Lin did not reveal to reporters the amount of money he obtained from his bonus, but various media reports estimates its more than 2.5 million yuan (US$393,515). Lin ‘s coach Wan Jianhui and the chief coach of China men's weightlifting team Chen Wenbin were also awarded 1.0 million yuan each.

Ē-mn̂g(Xiamen) athletes achieved a strong performance at the 2012 London Olympic Games with a history-best result of 1 gold and 2 bronze medals. Other athlete from Ē-mn̂g(Xiamen) are the Bronze medal winner, archer Dai Xiaoxiang and badminton player Chen Long (men's single) were awarded 300,000 yuan (about 48,000 U.S. dollars) each, and their coaching staff were also awarded.


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Date Of Birth (DOB): 28th February 1918 in Anxi, Fujian Province
DOD: 23rd October 2007 in Kuala Lumpur
POJ (PE̍H-ŌE-JĪ ) NAME: Lîm Ngô͘-tông
ANCESTRY: Minnan Hokkien from Anxi (An-khoe kōan), Fujian
COUNTRY: Malaysia
CATEGORY: Businessman & Entrepreneur


• Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong was a prominent wealthy Malaysian Chinese businessman.
• He was renowned for his vision and courage in transforming Genting Highlands from an unexplored hilltop to one of the world's most successful casino resorts.
• Lim Goh Tong was once the 3rd richest man in Malaysia with a net worth estimated to be 4.2 billion USD; making him the 204th richest person in the billionaire list compiled by Forbes.
• The late Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong, the far-sighted businessman who gave this country its Genting Highlands’s Casino & Resort.
4 things to learn from Tan Sri Lim: To cherish & respect one’s mother; to be brave to talk to people; to believe in oneself and work hard; and to forge true alliances.
• He is a well-known philanthropist who contributed/donated funds to many schools, colleges, universities, charities, temples etc in Malaysia, Fujian and overseas.
• Lim’s 2004 memoir titled “My Story,” it describes his journey through life.
• Born in 1918 in Anxi (An-khoe kōan), Fujian Province, a mountainous county in southeastern Fujian province, China, Lim Goh Tong was the fifth child in his family.
• From being a bashful migrant from Anxi, China to being the affable man who built:
o Genting Highlands
o The Kemubu Irrigation Scheme in Kelantan,
o The Ayer Itam Dam in Penang,
o The Sanyen Paper and Power Plants in Selangor,
o The Asiatic Plantations, Star Cruises,
o The Chin Swee temple
o The townsip of Gohtong Jaya plus many others
• The story of Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong is of a visionary man who worked really hard, was astute, seized opportunities whenever they arose yet stayed down-to-earth and considerate of the needs of others.
• The late Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong had six children with his wife, Puan Sri Lee Kim Hua. She focused on bringing up the children and Lim would often take the whole family out on many wonderful outings.
• When Genting Highlands became a reality, and it was decided that an appropriate Chinese name be given for it, the first name suggested was Yin Ding (Silver Top). Some detractors, however, thought it “vulgar and not reflective of a mountain top”.
• It was Kim Hua who quietly suggested the name of “Goon Ting” in Hokkien, which means “Cloud Top” which later simplifies to “Genting”.
• Thinking of him as a father, I believe Lim will always stay on top of the clouds in the eyes of his children because he provided them two of the greatest gifts a father can ever give his child: love and education.
• Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong passed away on 23rd Oct, 2007 and was buried at Gohtong Memorial Park.
• When “The Black Eyed Peas” were performing in Genting on Oct 26, 2007 and rapper paid Lim Goh Tong a tribute by saying: “A man died recently who was responsible for the place where we are today. I’d like to ask for a moment of silence to honour his life and legacy.”

Mr. Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong’s Achievement and Awards
Lim had won many awards together with his company Genting Group for his entrepreneurship and his contribution, among them were:
• Malaysian Entrepreneurs Award 1985
• Manager of the Year Award 1986
• Business Achiever of the Year Award 1994
• Number 1 ranking of 10 Malaysian Leading Companies 1996
• The Best Employer Award 1996
• He was conferred the title "Tan Sri" by the government of Malaysia on 6 June 1979 in recognition to the contribution he has made to the country.
• In 1978 Lim set up Yayasan Lim, a family foundation that donates regularly to educational and medical institutions, old folk's homes, various organizations for the physically handicapped and other charitable causes.
• 2008 G2E Asia Visionary Award


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Date Of Birth (DOB): 1957 born in Malaysia
HOKKIEN NAME: Khaw Peng Tee, Professor, Sir
ANCESTRY: Minnan Hokkien
COUNTRY: United Kingdom
CATEGORY: Medical consultant ophthalmic surgeon researcher and professor


• Professor Khaw, specialises in glaucoma surgery both for paediatric and complex adult cases.
• Professor Khaw carry out research into the biology of healing, developing new treatments for scarring prevention and tissue regeneration after ocular surgery and disease.
Professor Peng Tee Khaw has been awarded a knighthood for services to ophthalmology in the Britain's Queen Elizabeth II during the Queen's Birthday Honours awards for 2013.
• Apart from the scientific achievement and the world-wide humanitarian implications, Peng Tee is also recognised for the economic benefits to the United Kingdom.
• For more than 25 years, Professor Peng Tee Khaw, 56, has pioneered treatments for glaucoma, working tirelessly to give people the gift of sight.
• Professor Peng Tee Khaw is the most respected Professor of Glaucoma and Ocular Healing and Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology
• Dr Khaw comes from an illustrious family. He is the youngest son of the late Tan Sri Khaw Kai Boh, a former MCA deputy president, a former housing and local government minister as well as one of the founding fathers of TAR College in the post-1969 period.
• Peng Tee is the brother of Professor Khaw Kay Tee, who herself had been awarded the CBE. Kay Tee was instrumental for securing Clare College, Cambridge, as the venue for the VIOS Grand Celebration in 2012.
• After finishing his education at St Johns Institution in Kuala Lumpur, Dr Khaw headed for England in 1970.
• After training in both general medicine and ophthalmology, he did a doctorate in cell and molecular biology of ocular wound healing at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and University of Florida of the United States.
• Professor Khaw has helped raise research and infrastructure grants of over £50 million and published over 350 papers.

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s Professor Peng Tee Khaw, the director of research and development and one of the leading eye doctors and researchers, has been awarded a knighthood for services to ophthalmology in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

In addition to his role at Moorfields and the Institute, Professor Khaw is the director of the National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Centre based at Moorfields and the Institute, and director of the eyes and vision theme of UCL Partners, one of the UK’s first accredited academic health science centres and now one of its first academic health science networks. Until May 2013, he was also president of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), the world’s largest eye and vision research organisation, the first UK-based president in the association’s 85-year history.

Professor Khaw trained in both general medicine and ophthalmology at Southampton University. After completing his surgical training, he did a PhD in cell and molecular biology of ocular wound healing at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and University of Florida, USA. He treats complex adult patients and children with glaucoma, receiving patients from all over the United Kingdom, Europe and other parts of the world. In 2012, Professor Khaw was named as one of Britain’s best children’s doctors in The Times Top Children’s Doctors list. He has given more than 20 named lectures and has published over 350 academic papers, chapters and books, as well as raising more than £80 million for research programmes and new clinical facilities.

Dr Khaw has an established record of developing new therapies. He developed surgical techniques, such as the Moorfields Safer Surgery System, which have significantly improved the outcome of glaucoma surgery, and developed new anti-scarring regimens that were eventually adopted internationally.

It was his vision – with that of “Daily Express” owner Richard Desmond – that saw THE RICHARD DESMOND CHILDREN’S EYE CENTRE open in 2007. It is the "largest hospital in the world" dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of children’s eye disease.

As part of the translational activities at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and the Biomedical Research Centre in Ophthalmology at Moorfields Eye Hospital, Professor Khaw is currently working with UCL Business (UCLB) to develop two new ophthalmic technologies for glaucoma:

‘slow-release’ micro-tablet which allows prolonged dosage of anti-scarring agent to the eye, thus preventing fibrosis and blindness post-surgery. This micro-tablet contains matrix metalloprotease inhibitors which inhibit scarring and increase the success of glaucoma filtration surgery. The development of this technology is currently funded by and MRC DPFS award.
• a solid formulation methodology for antibodies and protein therapeutics delivery into the eye. This tablet provides prolonged release of the antibody therapeutics and reduces the need for repeat injections

Professor Philip Luthert, Director of the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, said: “It is an extraordinary experience to see an individual clinician–scientist act as a beacon for innovation and outstanding clinical care within a specialty.

Professor Peng Khaw’s dedication to improving treatment for patients has had a marked impact on the world of ophthalmology. Integrating fundamental science with improved surgical technique, Professor Khaw has transformed the management of patients worldwide. His leadership at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital has inspired a generation of investigators. The lives of countless patients have been enhanced by his humanity, care and understanding.

Professor Khaw said: “I am very humbled to have been awarded this incredible honour (awarded a knighthood). I feel I have received this on behalf of all my colleagues here at Moorfields, UCL and around the world with whom I have been privileged to work, and who transform the lives of so many people every day.”


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Date Of Birth : 8th December 1960; born in Batu Pahat, Johor State

CHINESE/PINYIN NAME: 林冠英, Lín Guānyīng
POJ /HOKKIEN NAME: Lîm Kuan-ing; Lim Guan Eng
ANCESTRY: Minnan Hokkien. Ancestral village is in Zhangzhou, Fujian.
COUNTRY: Penang, Malaysia
CATEGORY: Politics, Chief Minister, Member of Parliament, State Assemblyman


• Lim Guan Eng is the 4th Chief Minister of the State of Penang in Malaysia
• Lim is the Secretary-General of the Malaysian Democratic Action Party (DAP).
• Lim is the son of Lim Kit Siang (former Opposition Leader of Malaysia Parliament)
Lim Kit Siang together with his son Lim Guan Eng first visited his ancestral home in China in Nov 2008 (reported in Chinapress). His ancestral village is in Zhangzhou, Fujian province which makes him a Minnan native. He met his 80+ years old brother-in-law during this visit.

Lim Guan Eng is the son of Lim Kit Siang (Leader of the Opposition in the Dewan Rakyat from 1973 to 1999 and 2004 to 2008). Guan Eng is married to Betty Chew Gek Cheng, a member of the DAP and a state assemblywoman in Malacca. He received primary education at La Salle Primary English School in Petaling Jaya, and later the Batu Pahat Montfort Primary English School. For secondary education, he went to Batu Pahat High School and Malacca High School.

Lim Guan Eng graduated from Monash University, Australia in Bachelor of Economics and was a qualified professional accountant by 1983. He was the president of MUISS (Monash University International Student Society).

Prior to his political career, Lim Guan Eng was a Bank Senior executive. Lim was first elected as a Member of Parliament for Kota Melaka in 1986. He was re-elected in the subsequent 1990 and 1995 general elections, albeit with reduced majority votes. He thus became the first person to be elected for three consecutive terms in Kota Melaka. He was also the first Malacca High School alumnus to achieve this.

After joining the Democratic Action Party, Lim Guan Eng was appointed as the DAP Socialist Youth Chairman in 1989 and was elected to that post in 1992. In 1995, he was elected as the DAP Deputy Secretary-General. Lim was elected as the DAP Party Secretary-General in 2004, and has held the position since.

The Malaysian police arrested Lim Guan Eng in 1994; follow his criticism on the government's handling of allegations of statutory rape in one of his constituents by former Chief Minister of the state of Melaka, Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Thamby Chik. Consequently, while the Attorney General decided not to press charges Rahim Thamby Chik, Lim was charged under Section 4(1) (b) of the Sedition Act 1948 for causing 'disaffection with the administration of justice in Malaysia'.

Lim Guan Eng was also charged under Section 8A (1) of the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984 for 'maliciously printing' a pamphlet containing allegedly 'false information' because he had described the alleged rape victim as an 'imprisoned victim' because she was initially detained by Malaysian police without parental consent for 10 days.

During the judicial procedure, Lim was quoted saying:
 “If I fail and have to go to jail, I have no regrets. I have no regrets of going down fighting for the principles of truth and justice. And pursuit of human rights, especially women's rights. There can be no women's rights if women rape victims are considered equally responsible, and even detained, whilst the accused remain free."
— Lim Guan Eng.

After a series of appeals, Lim was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment. He was, however, released after 12 months on August 25, 1999. Due to his incarceration, he was disallowed from standing for election to public office for a period of 5 years, and he was therefore ineligible to contest in the 2004 Malaysian General Election.

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Date Of Birth : 20th February 20, 1941 born in Batu Pahat, Johor State
POJ (HOKKIEN) NAME: Lîm Kiat-siông / Lim Kit Siang
ANCESTRY: Minnan Hokkien: Ancestral village is in Zhangzhou, Fujian.
COUNTRY: Malaysia
CATEGORY: Politics – Opposition Leader, Member of Parliament, State Assemblyman


• Kit Siang was also the country’s longest serving Malaysia Parliamentary Opposition Leaders, from 1974 – 1999, and 2004-2008
Lim Kit Siang together with his son Lim Guan Eng first visited his ancestral home in China in Nov 2008 (reported in Chinapress). His ancestral village is in Zhangzhou, Fujian province which makes him a Minnan native. He met his 80+ years old brother-in-law during this visit.
• Kit Siang has published 34 books
• Lim Kit Siang was first elected as an MP for the Bandar Melaka seat in 1969
• Lim Kit Siang led the party in the capacity of DAP Secretary-General from 1969 until 1999 when he was elected DAP Party Chairman, succeeding Chen Man Hin.
• In 2004, he refused re-appointment as the DAP Chairman and Karpal Singh was elected to replace him.
• Lim was then elected to an "advisory role" as the leader of a newly created body called the "Policy and Strategic Planning Commission".

Lim Kit Siang is a prominent leader of the Democratic Action Party (DAP), a Social Democratic opposition party in Malaysia. He is the father of current Chief Minister in the State of Penang, Lim Guan Eng. Lim was called to the Bar by Lincoln's Inn in 1977. He is married with four children. Since 1978,.

Lim Kit Siang first emerged as a politician when he was National Organising Secretary of the DAP from 1966 to 1969. At the same time he was also entrusted to edit the party's newspaper, the Rocket. The course of the political landscape changed when he was promoted to Secretary-General in 1969 after being acting Secretary-General for a short period during a turbulent period in the country's history. He considers himself a Democratic socialist and is also a supporter of social democracy.

Apart from 1999 to 2004 where Lim Kit Siang lost his seat due to the Chinese disenchantment with DAP entering into a political pact with the Islamist PAS for the general elections, Lim represented various constituencies in five states:

➢ Bandar Melaka (1969–1974)
➢ Kota Melaka (1974–1978)
➢ Petaling Jaya, Selangor (1978–1982)
➢ Kota Melaka (1982–1986)
➢ Tanjong, Penang (1986–1999)
➢ Ipoh Timur, Perak (2004–2013)
➢ Gelang Patah, Johor (since 2013)

Lim Kit Siang also served as a state assemblyman in Melaka and Penang during the following periods: Kubu, Melaka (1974–1982); Kampong Kolam, Penang (1986–1990); and Padang Kota, Penang (1990–1995).

After winning a parliamentary seat from Ipoh Timor during the 2004 general election, which also saw his party clinching the most seats of any opposition party, Lim Kit Siang became the Parliamentary Opposition Leader. In recent years the opposition have been campaigning for freer and fairer elections within Malaysia. In the March 2008 general election, he was re-elected as the Member of Parliament for Ipoh Timor with a majority of 21,942 votes. Lim Kit Siang is the new Member of Parliament for Gelang Patah in 2013.

Lim Kit Siang's son, Lim Guan Eng is currently the Secretary-General of the DAP Party and the Chief Minister of Penang.

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Number 40:

Date Of Birth : 15th August 1964 born in Tengkera, Melaka, Malaysia
POJ (PE̍H-ŌE-JĪ ) NAME: Chiu Ge̍k-chheng
ANCESTRY: Minnan Hokkien
COUNTRY: Malacca State, Malaysia
CATEGORY: Politician


• Betty Chew is the Member of the Malacca State Legislative Assembly for Kota Laksamana in the State Assembly of Malacca
• Betty Chew is a Malaysian Chinese politician from the Democratic Action Party (DAP).
• Betty Chew is the Chief of the DAP Malacca women's wing since 2005.

Betty Chew Gek Cheng is the wife of the current Chief Minister of Penang, YAB Tuan Lim Guan Eng, and is the daughter-in-law of the former Opposition Leader in the Parliament of Malaysia, Lim Kit Siang, who is also of the DAP.

In 2006, it was reported that Betty Chew Gek Cheng would become the first Malacca assemblyman to give birth while in office. At the time, Chew had three children with Lim: Rachael, aged 15, Clint, aged 14, and Marcus, aged 11.


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NAME ----------------- - COUNTRY ---------------- - CATEGORY

1. Zheng Chenggong (Koxinga) - China, Taiwan, Japan - Military Commander
2. Zheng Zhilong (Nicholas Iquan Gaspard) - China - Military Commander, Sea Merchant, Admiral
3. Goh Chok Tong - Singapore - Politicians, Former Prime Minister of Singapore
4. President Benigno S. Aquino Iii - Philippines - Politician, President
5. Ex-President Corazon Aquino - Philippines - Politician, Ex-President
6. Tan Kah Kee - Singapore & Malaysia - Businessman, Community leader & Philanthropist
7. Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng - Malaysia - Actress, Producer, Dancer, Miss Malaysia 1983
8. Liem Swie King - Indonesia - Sports: Badminton Player
9. José Rizal - Philippines - Politician. A hero-martyr of the Philippine Revolution
10. Yao Chen (Miss) - China - Actress

11. Hong Chengchou - China - Military Commander
12. Gong Beibi (Miss) - China - Actress, Presenter/Host
13. Raymond Lam Fung - China - Actor, singer
14. Hsieh Su-Wei (Miss)- Taiwan - Sports: 2013 Wimbledon Women Tennis Doubles Champion
15. Henry Sy. Sr. - Philippines - Businessman, Entrepreneur
16. Tun Dr. Lim Chong Eu - Malaysia - Politician, Former Penang Chief Minister
17. Tun Dr. Lim Keng Yaik - Malaysia - Politician, Federal Minister
18. Lucio Tan - Philippines - Businessman, Entrepreneur
19. Choy So-Yuk - Hong Kong - Politician
20. Tan Sri Dr. Koh Tsu Koon - Malaysia - Politician, Former Penang Chief Minister

21. Li Zhi - China - Philosopher, Historian & Writer
22. Takeshi Keneshiro - Taiwan, Japan - Actor, Singer
23. Zhu Xi Or Chu Hsi - China - Philosopher
24. Jeremy Lin - USA - Sports: NBA Basketball (Houston Rockets)
25. Sara Baiyu Chen - USA - Singer-songwriter and actress
26. Zhang Gaoli - China - Politician, Vice-Premier of PRC
27. Professor Emeritus Han Kuo-Huang - USA, (China, Taiwan) - Ethnomusicologist & musician
28. Lin Yutang - China - Writer, translator, linguist & inventor
29. Lin Qiaozhi (Miss) - China - Gynecologists & Obstetricians
30. Yin Chengzong - USA & China - Pianist & Composer, Professor & Artist

31. JJ Lin/Lin Jun Jie (Wayne) - Singapore - Singer-songwriter, composer & actor
32. Cai Qian - China - Sea Merchant, (Pirates ?)
33. Ji Xinpeng - China - Sports: 2000 Olympic Badminton Gold Medallist
34. Datuk Lee Chong Wei - Malaysia - Sports: 2002 & 2012 Olympic Badminton Silver Medallist
35. Lin Qingfeng - China - Sports: Weightlifting 2012 Olympic Gold Medallist
36. Tan Sri Dato Seri Dr. Lim Goh Tong - Malaysia - Businessman & Entrepreneur (Genting Casino)
37. Sir Dr Khaw Peng Tee (Professor) - England (UK) - Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Researcher
38. Lim Guan Eng - Malaysia - Politics, Penang Chief Minister, Member of Parliament
39. Lim Kit Siang - Malaysia - Politics, Former Opposition Leader, Member of Parliament
40. Betty Chew - Malaysia - Politics, State Assemblywoman

8) :lol: