Yong Teck Lee
Datuk Seri
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 Yong Teck Lee (born October 3, 1958) is a Malaysian politician of Hakka
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 Chinese descent. He is a former Chief Minister of Sabah and is currently the president of the Sabah Progressive Party
Sabah Progressive Party
The Sabah Progressive Party is a political party based in Sabah, East Malaysia. It was registered on 21 January 1994 by dissidents led by former Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Yong Teck Lee from Parti Bersatu Sabah . Formerly a component party in the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition, SAPP officially...


Political History

Yong became the Chief Minister for Sabah on 28 May 1996 to serve in a two year rotation arranged by the Barisan Nasional
Barisan Nasional
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 coalition in the state. He had previously served as Deputy Chief Minister. In 1994 he resigned from the United Sabah Party
Parti Bersatu Sabah
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 (PBS) citing dissatisfaction with its leadership, and established the SAPP, however the new party became members of the Barisan Nasional coalition led in Sabah by the PBS.

Before entering politics, Yong was a lawyer having studied in London
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