Lee Hwa Beng
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From Malaysia Factbook
Datuk Lee Hwa Beng (born c. 1948, age 65) was a former 3-term MCA Subang Jaya state assemblyman (1995-2008). He was appointed Chairman of the Port Klang Authority (2008-2011) by the then Transport Minister Dato' Sri Ong Tee Keat, after he lost in Kelana Jaya against the DAP's Loh Gwo Burne (best known for his V.K. Lingam video clip) in the 2008 general elections.
In April 2012, Lee launched his book, PKFZ: A Nation's Trust - Betrayed, which chronicles the story of the PKFZ project, first mooted in 1997, and includes insights from his 3 years as the head of the Port Klang Authority (PKA), when the controversy erupted, as well as his role in the investigations.
Lee owns a partnership business, HB Lee and Co.
2. Sacked from MCA: On 3 October 2013, Lee Hwa Beng was sacked by MCA President Chua Soi Lek ahead of the MCA party polls for inviting DAP's Lim Kit Siang to the launching of his book, PKFZ: A Nation's Trust - Betrayed a year earlier in April 2012. (In recent times, Lee had been critical of Chua's leadership and had on many occasions expressed his dissent via Twitter.) Lee said that he was puzzled over the sacking, as there had never been any notice of disciplinary action against him from the party. In an immediate response, he tweeted: "Heard Dr. Chua Soi Lek (MCA president) just sacked me as an MCA member. Am honoured as he sees me as a threat once I was voted in as a national delegate".