Fan Yew Teng

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Fan Yew Teng (范俊登 12 May 1942 – 7 December 2010) was former Acting Secretary-General of the Democratic Action Party, Malaysia, former Member of Parliament for Kampar (elected in 1969) and Menglembu (elected in 1974), and former Selangor State Assemblyman for Petaling Jaya. He was arrested in 1969 and later charged under the Sedition Act for publishing, as editor of DAP's The Rocket, a speech by Dr. Ooi Kee Saik, then Penang DAP Chairman. He was eventually convicted for sedition in 1975. Fan was then disqualified from Parliament and denied all MP privileges, including his pension. He kept his parliamentary seat until 1977, when the Privy Council upheld the decision of the High Court. Fan left DAP over differences in 1978 to form the Socialist Democratic Party (SDP). He rejoined the DAP in 1998, during the transformative period of Reformasi in Malaysia. Provided by Wikipedia
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