Poh Ah Tiam

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Datuk Wira
Poh Ah Tiam
傅润添
Malacca's State Assemblyman for Machap
Personal details
Born 1 April 1952
Kampung Belimbing, Durian Tunggal,
Malacca, Malaysia
Died 15 March 2007 (aged 54)
Malacca, Malaysia
Nationality Malaysian
Political party Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA)
Occupation Teacher
Businessman

Datuk Wira Poh Ah Tiam (simplified Chinese: 傅润添; traditional Chinese: 傅潤添; pinyin: Fù Rùn Tiān; April 1, 1952 – March 15, 2007) was a Malaysian politician, businessman and community leader of Chinese descent.[1] Poh was born in Kampung Belimbing, near Durian Tunggal, Malacca. He and his family moved to nearby Machap Baru, where Poh in later years contributed significantly to the small town's development.[2]

After working as a teacher and later venturing into business, in the 1986 General Elections Poh stood as a state assembly candidate for Pulau Sebang and won. During his tenure, Machap Baru saw extensive development, with new housing and public facilities constructed in the town. Until his death, he was the Malacca state Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) Chairman, state assemblyman for Machap, as well as chairman of the Malacca State Housing and Local Government Committee. He died on March 15, 2007 due to renal failure arising from lymphatic cancer.[2]

Memorials

The Jalan Datuk Wira Poh Ah Tiam (Klebang Highway) a major highway linking Klebang and Kesidang and Datuk Wira Poh Ah Tiam Machap Recreational Park in Alor Gajah were renamed after him.

References

  1. ^ "Machap rep dies at 55". thestar.com.my. 2007-03-16. Archived from the original on 2007-03-19. Retrieved 2007-03-19.
  2. ^ a b Pandiyan, M.V. (2007-03-19). "Poh never forgot his roots". thestar.com.my. Archived from the original on 2011-06-08. Retrieved 2007-03-19.


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