Batu Sapi MP Datuk Liew Vui Keong Dies


Member of Parliament from Sabah, Malaysia, Datuk Liew Vui Keong, passed away at 11:40 on 2 OCTOBER 2020.

Datuk Liew Vui Keong died at the age of 60 due to lung infection.

Political career

Datuk Liew Vui Keong was born on January 18, 1960, and he has five children. He graduated from the University of London with an honours degree from the School of Law.

He was a Malaysian politician, chairman of the Sabah National Baath Party Congress.

Also, he is the former Minister of the Prime Minister’s Department of Malaysia. He was in charge of legal affairs, as well as Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry.


Datuk Liew Vui Keong was the chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party. He was also a member of the Sandakan Parliament from 2008 to 2013.

Datuk Liew Vui Keong won the seat that he represented the Liberal Democratic Party in Sandakan in the 2008 general election.

In 2009, Datuk Liew Vui Keong was a Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department.


He failed to effectively prevent the frequent hostage incidents that occurred off the coast of eastern Sabah in 2016.


In 2018, Liew led about 200 Liberal Democratic Party members to leave the party and then joined another Sabah-based political party.

After that, he also called on the Security Council to discuss with all parties. Otherwise, he thoroughly improved basic operating procedures and methods of dealing with pirates and armed organizations.

He withdrew from the Liberal Democratic Party in March 2018, switched to the Sabah Democratic Party, and later became the chairman of the Democratic Party.

Following Pakatan Harapan’s seizure of central power, he served as the Minister of the Prime Minister’s Department in charge of legal affairs under the 7th Prime Minister Tun Mahathir.

The last public appearance was at the Democratic Party’s exchange meeting with the people in preparation for the Sabah state election in early September.


In the 2013 general election, Datuk Liew Vui Keong faced Wong Tien Fatt of the Democratic Action Party (DAP) and lost his parliamentary seat.

In the 2018 election, Datuk Liew Vui Keong was selected as a candidate by his new WARISAN party to compete for a seat in the Batu Sapi parliament. He defeated Linda Tsen Thau Lin of the United Sabah Party (PBS) and successfully won the seat.

Capital punishment abolishment

After the establishment of the new Malaysian government, he was appointed as the Minister of Legal Affairs in the Prime Minister’s Office in 2018.

He stated that the new Malaysian government plans to abolish the mandatory death penalty for all situations. This including punishment for serious crimes.

Later, it was strongly opposed by many organizations and social groups in the country. These groups and social groups opposed the complete abolition of the death penalty because of the high level of serious crimes.

Mandatory Death Penalty.

Afterwards, Datuk Liew Vui Keong hardly appeared in the public but only expressed his position by publishing a statement.

Member of Parliament from Sabah, Malaysia, Datuk Liew Vui Keong, died of a lung infection at the age of 60. This means that Malaysia will usher in another by-election.


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