Fong Po Kuan (Chinese : 冯宝君; pinyin: Féng Bǎojūn) (born 15 September 1973 in Perak) is a Malaysian politician from the Democratic Action Party (DAP) political party. She is able to communicate in Chinese, English, Malay and Arabic.
She did her STPM in Anglo Chinese School, Ipoh in 1992. After that she attended the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) from 1993 to 1997, and graduated with a law degree.
In 2003, Fong inquired in parliament why she had been compelled to wear the tudung for her graduation ceremony at IIUM. The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Education, Mahadzhir Mohammad Khir, stated wearing the tudung was encouraged but not mandatory. A year later, the IIUM Senate made it compulsory for female students to wear the tudung to their convocation ceremony.
In 2005, having noticed a few non-Muslim women wearing the tudung in the gallery, she raised a point of order about whether wearing the tudung was compulsory in Parliament. It was not.
Fong initially decided not to defend her seat in the 2008 general election. After DAP leaders asked her to reconsider, she finally agreed to run for re-election, retaining her Batu Gajah parliamentary seat with a majority of 24,627.
|Year||Parliamentary seat||Votes Obtained||Majority||Ballots Cast||Opponent||Turnout|
|1999||P63 Batu Gajah||19,867||won by 2,071||38,774|| Yeong Chee Wah (BN - MCA)|
Yang Kar Ming (MDP)
|2004||P66 Batu Gajah||28,847||won by 8,033||50,952||Ong Ka Chuan (BN - MCA)||69.66%|
|2008||P66 Batu Gajah||39,922||won by 24,627||56,270||Cheah Yoke Can (BN - MCA)||72.78%|