Charles Santiago

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Charles Santiago
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Klang, Selangor
Assumed office
8 March 2008
Preceded by Tan Yee Kew (MCABN)
Personal details
Born (1960-11-01) 1 November 1960 (age 57)
Selangor, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Political party Democratic Action PartyPakatan Rakyat
Alma mater The New School[1]
Occupation Politician

Charles Santiago (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 Rakyat opposition coalition.

Santiago was first elected to Parliament in the 2008 election winning the seat of Klang from the governing Barisan Nasional 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 is also Chairman of ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights.[6]

Election results

Parliament of Malaysia: P110 Klang, Selangor[2]
Year Opposition Votes Pct Government 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%


  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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