Charles Santiago

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Yang Berhormat Tuan
Charles Santiago
சார்ல்ஸ் அந்தனி
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Klang, Selangor
Assumed office
8 March 2008
Preceded by Tan Yee Kew (MCABN)
Personal details
Born Charles Anthony s/o R. Santiago
(1960-11-01) 1 November 1960 (age 57)
Selangor, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Citizenship Malaysian
Political party Democratic Action PartyPakatan Harapan
Alma mater The New School[1]
Occupation Politician

Charles Anthony s/o R. Santiago (Tamil: சார்ல்ஸ் அந்தனி, translit. Cārls antaṉi; born 1 November 1960) is a Malaysian politician and is Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Klang constituency in Selangor. He is a member of the Democratic Action Party (DAP) party in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition.

Santiago was first elected to Parliament in the 2008 election winning the seat of Klang from the governing Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition.[2] Prior to his election, Santiago was an economist[3] and worked for non-governmental organisations such as the Coalition Against Water Privatisation[4] and Monitoring Sustainability of Globalisation Malaysia.[5] Santiago was re-elected to Parliament for Klang constituency in the consecutive 2013 and 2018 general elections.

Santiago is also Chairman of ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights.[6]

Election results

Parliament of Malaysia: P110 Klang, Selangor[2][7][8][9][10][11][12][13]
Year Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2008 Charles Santiago (DAP) 37,990 65.18% Ch'ng Toh Eng (MCA) 20,289 34.81% 59,323 17,701 76.23%
2013 Charles Santiago (DAP) 53,719 64.82% Teh Kim Poo (MCA) 29,034 35.04% 84,214 24,685 86.75%
2018 Charles Santiago (DAP) 98,279 77.34% Ching Eu Boon (MCA) 19,506 15.35% 128,536 78,773 86.06%
Khairul Shah Abdullah (PAS) 9,169 7.22%
Puvananderan Ganasamoorthy (IND) 120 0.09%

See also


  1. ^ Charles Santiago staff. "About Charles Santiago". Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Malaysia Decides 2008". The Star. Archived from the original on 11 January 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2010.
  3. ^ "Turning thirst into trade". New Straits Times. 15 March 2003. Retrieved 17 January 2010.
  4. ^ Yeen, Oh Ing (27 June 2008). "MP: Syabas profiting from reconnection fees". The Star. Retrieved 17 January 2010.
  5. ^ "Highest water rates in Selangor". The Star. 29 June 2004. Retrieved 17 January 2010.
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  7. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 27 May 2010. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  8. ^ "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 19 April 2013. Results only available from the 2004 election (GE11).
  9. ^ "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 March 2017.Results only available for the 2013 election.
  10. ^ "my undi : Kawasan & Calon-Calon PRU13 : Keputusan PRU13 (Archived copy)". Archived from the original on 30 March 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  11. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13". Utusan Malaysia. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  12. ^ "SEMAKAN KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM KE - 14" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 17 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  13. ^ "The Star Online GE14". The Star. Retrieved 24 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
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