Chew Choon Ming

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Xian Sheng's Personal Information

  • Name: Chew Choon Ming
  • Date of Birth: 6 August 1936
  • Date of Return to The Plane of Nothing: 5 June 2000
  • Place of Birth: Hume Street, Ipoh, Perak
  • Height: 5 feet 11 inches
  • Weight: 84 kg / 185 lbs
  • Citizenship: Malaysian

Xian Sheng's family

  • Wife: Soo Poi Eng (Deceased)
    • Date of Birth: 16 December 1940
    • Occupation: Pegawai Perkhidmatan Pelajaran
    • Married 1966
  • Daughter’s Name: Chew Mei Lian
  • Son’s Name: Chew Pit King


  • Spouse: Hue Chooi Yin
  • Daughter’s Name: Chew Mei Chun
  • Son’s Name: Chew Pit Tian


  • Father: Chew Yuen Sinn (Deceased)
    • Occupation: Clerk of Works
    • Date of Birth: 06 November 1906


  • Mother: Fam Poh Sim (Deceased in 1942) (Died during 2nd world war in Singapore)


  • Eldest Brother: Chew Choon Tet
  • 2nd Elder Brother: Chew Choon Fatt, Amn.

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Education

  • Anglo-Chinese School (1945-1951 ACS Klang, 1952-1955 ACS Ipoh)
    • Oversea School Certificate 1955
    • Pass - English Language, Geography, English Literature
    • Credit - Mathematics, Art
    • Third Division Certificate


  • Day Training College, KL (1958-1960)
    • Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia (Ministry of Education)
    • Sijil Guru (Teacher Certification)


  • Further Education Class
    • Higher School Certificate


  • Technical College, KL (1961-1962)
    • General Paper 6/7 & 4, History 7/7, Econ & Public Affairs 4/6, Art 7/6


  • University Malaya, KL (Sponsored by Government)
    • (May 1969-June 1970)
    • Diploma in Public Administration


  • Ten One – Unit (Post Graduate) Courses:
  1. Theory and Practice of Public Administration
  2. Applied Development Economics
  3. Constitutional and Administrative Law
  4. Inter – Governmental Relation in a Federal System
  5. Development Planning and Implementation
  6. Financial Management in the Public Sector
  7. Administrative Management and Analysis – Personnel Management
  8. Project Paper
  9. Political Theory and Political Behaviour
  10. Computer Science and System Analysis

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Xian Sheng’s cirricula vitae

Date Xian Sheng’s cirricula vitae
1953 – 1955
  • Hockey (Anglo–Chinese School, Ipoh), Athletics (House & School), Cricket (House), Badminton (House), Volley Ball (House Captain)
  • Representative literary & debating society
  • Air training corps cadet PK361
1956 – 1957
  • Clerk-in-charge, export forwarding department, M/S Paterson, Simons & Co Ltd, Port Swettenham (now known as Port Klang). Promoted to Chief Clerk at age 20, after 3 months with the company
Jun – Dec 1957
  • Teacher – English & Physical Education, Hwa Lian Public School, Pulau Ketam
1958 – 1959
  • Hon. Secretary Students’ Council, Day Training College, KL
1960 – 1961
  • Asst. Sports Secretary and Master-In-Charge, Rugby, Softball and Athletics, LA Salle School Brickfields, KL
1962
  • Sports Secretary, LA Salle School, Brickfileds, KL
  • Hon. Secretary, Day Training Graduate Committee, Asst Treasurer and Delegate, National Union of Teachers, Selangor
  • Member of the Kuala Lumpur Schools’ Sports Council
1963
  • Vice – Principal (Administration), Partner & Secretary, Tong Institute, KL & Klang
1963 – 1965
  • Hon. Secretary, National Union of Day-Trained Teacher's College (NUDTC), Selangor
  • Publicity & Liaison Officer, NUDTC, Peninsular Malaysia
  • Member of Teachers’ Panel, National Joint Council for Teachers (NJCT)
  • Publicity Chairman, Teachers’ Panel, NJCT, Editor-In-Chief, Suara Guru-Guru NJCT
Apr 1964
  • Presiding Officer (Kepong-Batu) Parliamentary & State Election
1966 - 1967
  • Secretary General, NUDTC
  • Secretary General, Malaysia Teachers' Union (MTU)
  • Chairman, Malaysia Teachers' Co-operative Thrift & Loan Society, Peninsular Malaysia
1968
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Teachers’ Provident Fund (TPF)
  • Executive Committee Member, Malayan Teachers’ National Congress
1969
  • Chairman Salaries Committee NJCT
  • Substantive Member, NJCT
  • Publicity & liaison Officer, NUDTC
1969 – 1970
  • Member of the Board of Directors, TPF
  • Secretary General, Malayan Teachers’ Union (MTU)
  • Chairman & Founder, House Owners’ Association, Kepong Baru, KL
  • Chairman, Vigilante Corps Kepong Baru
  • Publicity & Liaison Officer, NUDTC
  • Member, Malaysian Association of Public Administration
  • Chairman Goodwill Committee, Kepong Baru
31 Aug 1969
  • Received Sijil Penghargaan DYMM Yang Di-Pertuan Agong for bravery shown during May 1969 incident
Jun 1970 – Sep 1971
  • Employed as Management Consultant / Group Manager for the following companies
  1. M/S Lundu Sawmill Sdn Bhd, Lundu, Sarawak
  2. Negara Mining Sdn Bhd, Bau, Sarawak
  3. Tan Sum Guan & Son, Kuching
  4. Singapore Automotive Industries (PTE) LTD, Jurong, Singapore
Oct 1971
  • Teacher-In-Charge, Prefect & Discipline, Sports Secretary, Secretary of Canteen & Teachers’ Committee and Ketua Hadiah Loteri PIBG, S.R.K. Selayang Baru, Batu Caves, Selangor
  • Member, Association of Public Administration
  • Founder & Member of Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA), Kepong Baru Branch, KL
1975
  • Teacher-In-Charge: Prefect & Discipline, Career Guidance and Counsellor, Commerce & Book-Keeping (Principles of Accounts) in S.M.J.K. (ING) Kepong, Selangor
1976
  • Spiritual Leader of Baitiangong Movement
Jun 1979 – Jul 1980
  • Lieutenant M. P/001008 Angkatan Sukarela Persekutuan BAT C.20 Serial BC No. 044904 (PKBM Sek. Men. Kepong)
14 Apr 1982 - 1999
  • Assistant Registrar for Marriages No. 1391
Apr 1982 – Feb 1984
  • Secretary of Rukun Tetangga (Neighbourhood Watch Groups) WP 8813 for Kepong Baru Sector “A”
23 Aug 1985
  • Teacher at S.M. Kepong, Selangor Darul Ehsan
13 Sep 1985
  • Teacher at S.M. Puchong Batu 14, Selangor Darul Ehsan
1985 - 1986
  • Pengerusi Rukun Tetangga – Kepong Baru “A"
Jan 1986
  • Teacher at S.M. Bukit Gading, Kuang, Sg. Buloh, Selangor Darul Ehsan
19 Dec 1987
  • Pingat Khidmat Cemerlang Kelas Satu, Kesatuan Kebangsaan Guru-Guru Lepasan Maktab, Semenanjung Malaysia (Outstanding Service Medal Class One, National Union of College Trained Teachers, Peninsular Malaysia)
1 Mar 1988
  • Early retirement from teaching. A pensioner
May 1989
  • Member of Kelab Century Park, Melawati
  • Associate Member of Persatuan Menembak Selangor
19 Jan 1991 - Jun 2000
18 Nov 1993 - 10 Feb 1995
  • Chairman of the Pro Tem Committee of the Purchasers of Alam Jaya Abandoned Housing Project
1996
  • President of Persatuan Ampunya Jentera Pembinaan Berat Malaysia
1996
  • Member Venice Hill Golf & Country Club
1996
  • Ahli Seumur Hidup Yayasan Guru Malaysia Berhad
1999 - 2000
  • Chairman of the Pro Tem Committee of Palazzo Condos's Owners/Residents Association (Venice Hill Condo Golf & Resort)

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Xian Sheng’s Businesses

Date Major Partner Nature of Business
26 Mar 1983 Baixian Enterprise (Dissolved) Dealer in Household gas
16 Jan 1984 Syarikat Baixian Earthworks contractor/Hire of heavy equipment
2 Jun 1984 Syarikat Perniagaan Baixian (Dissolved) General contractor
8 Jun 1985 Bengkel MotorJenberat Baixian General Insurance
6 Aug 1985 Syarikat Makminbuah Baixian (Dissolved) Seafood Restaurant
9 Dec 1986 Baixian International PTY Limited (Reg No:385055-28) Sales & Repairs of Watches
19 Jan 1987 Syarikat Baixian Holdings (M) Sdn Bhd (Reg No:159063-D) Construction (Building) & Holding Co. for Baixian
31 Jul 1987 Baixian Boutique Beauty, Hairdressing, Dressmaking
31 Jul 1987 Baixian Institute Diploma/Certificate of Proficiency in Beauty
17 Mar 1992 Baixian’s Corner Canteen/Food outlets
10 May 1993 Restoran Baixian (Dissolved) Seafood Restaurant
27 May 1993 Produksi Soya Baixian, (Ref No:378094-T) Manufacturer of soya bean/bean curd
28 Feb 1996 Syarikat Perniagaan Baixian Sdn Bhd (Reg No:378139-M General contractor
28 Feb 1996 Baixian Heavy Equipment Sdn Bhd (Reg No:378109-H) Building contractor/Hire of heavy equipment
28 Feb 1996 Produksi Soya Baixian (Ref No:378094-T) Manufacturer of soya bean/bean curd
5 Apr 1996 Syarikat Makminbuah Baixian (Reg No:382614-H) Seafood Restaurant
12 Jun 1996 Baixian’s Corner Sdn Bhd (Reg No:390178-T) Canteen/Bistro
28 Jun 1996 Bengkel Motorjenberat Baixian Sdn Bhd (Reg No:392158-W) S&P of heavy equipment/Spare parts

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Sijil Penghargaan (Certificate of Appreciation)

Mr. Chew Choon Ming received the Sijil Penghargaan (Certificate of Appreciation) from DYMM Yang Di-Pertuan Agong on 31 August 1969 for courage shown during the race riots of 13 May 1969.

Xian Sheng single-handedly prevented the massacre of many Malay families, including the Head Master of S.K.Pengkalan Tentera Darat Sg. Besi from a group of parang (machete) armed group.

Sijil Penghargaan

Outstanding Service Medal Class One, National Union of College Trained Teachers, Peninsular Malaysia

Letter from En. Abd Karim expressing his gratitude to Mr. Chew Choon Ming

The following letter in the Malay language was written by Mr. Abd. Karim b. Abdullah, the headmaster of S.K.Pengkalan Tentera Darat Sg. Besi. The translation is as follows:

I have known Mr. Chew Choon Ming for the past 15 years. When I was living in Kepong Baru, a catastrophe took place during the race riots of 13 May 1969. On that night, a lorry carrying a large crowd of Chinese people stopped in front of my house with the intention of killing us and subsequently all the Malay families in Kepong Baru. I am thankful to God because on that night, Mr. Chew Choon Ming was on duty as the Chairman of Vigilante Corps, and he strongly protested against their intentions and prevented them from disturbing us. We are thankful to Mr. Chew and on the following morning, we were temporarily relocated to Kepong Police Station for our protection.

Mr. Chew Choon Ming is truly a man that upholds unity among the different races in Kepong Baru and without a doubt, a patriotic Malaysian that gave priority to security and unity.

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Newspaper cuttings of Xian Sheng, Chew Choon Ming

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