|Name Lim Chang||Role Malaysian Politician|
Tv3 berita 14 12 2011 lim boo chang letak semua jawatan keluar pkr
Lim Boo Chang (born 25 November 1955 in Penang, Malaysia; Chinese: 林武灿 ; pinyin: Lín Wú Chán) is a Malaysian politician. He obtained three separate academic achievements: Bachelor of Science in Applied Economics from North East London Polytechnic in 1981; Barrister-at-law from Lincoln's Inn in 1984, and ; Master of Literature from Nanjing University in 2006.
He was appointed to serve as a Penang Island Municipal Councillor from 1990 to 1995. He was elected and served for two consecutive terms as the Penang State Assemblyman of Datok Keramat from 1995 to 1999, and from 1999 to 2004.
He was conferred the federal title of Kesatria Mangku Negara or KMN by the Malaysian King in 2006.
He followed his father to join PGRM [Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia] in 1984 upon his return from UK after being called to the English Bar. Subsequently, he was elected as its National Youth Chairman and thus ex officio vice-president of the Party (1993–1996).
In December 1999, he joined the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA).
In December 2002, his party membership was suspended indefinitely by MCA for abstaining in voting on the opposition party DAP's motion to suspend the controversial Penang Outer Ring Road project. The suspension was later on lifted in September 2003, a few months before the Malaysian 11th General Elections.
He wrote two books on politics in Mandarin. One on his experience in Gerakan called<The Cross-Section> in August 1996 (ISBN 983-99150-0-2), and the other which is based on his Master thesis on the MCA titled <Towards a Participatory Model of Political Culture- A Treatise on the MCA's Development> in July 2005 (ISBN 983-42670-0-2).
He resigned on 4 April 2008.. He is now a political commentator and maintaining his own blog since 19 April 2008 via www.limboochang.com. He joined the People's Justice Party(or Parti Keadilan Rakyat,PKR) with his membership officially announced by the de facto leader of that Party Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim in Penang on 15 June 2008. He was announced as the Bukit Gelugor PKR division chief in October 2010.
He resigned from PKR on 14 December 2011 over his disagreement with the party's policy in the Penang Island Municipal Council.