Alan Ling Sie Kiong

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Alan Ling Sie Kiong
林思健
YB Alan Ling Sie Kiong.jpg
Member of the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly
for Piasau
Incumbent
Assumed office
16 April 2011
Preceded by George Chan Hong Nam
Majority 1,590 (2011)
Personal details
Born (1983-02-19) 19 February 1983 (age 31)
Sarawak
Political party Democratic Action Party
Residence Miri, Sarawak
Alma mater University of Sheffield
Occupation Lawyer/Businessman

Alan Ling Sie Kiong (Chinese: 林思健; pinyin: lín sī jiàn; born 19 February 1983 in Sibu, Sarawak) is a Malaysian lawyer and politician. He is currently holding office of DAP Sarawak Secretary.

He spent his childhood in Nanga Medamit, Limbang, Sarawak where his parents started their first business venture by operating a small grocery shops next to a river in the rural area.

Ling received his primary education in SRB Chung Hua Limbang, North School Miri and secondary school in SMK St. Joseph Miri. He is a Christian.

Ling graduated from the University of Sheffield with a Bachelor of Laws honours degree. He is an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court in Malaya and High Court in Sabah and Sarawak.[1]

Ling became the partner of an established law firm Suhaili & Ling Advocates in Miri at the age of 27.[2]

Besides legal qualification, he is a licensed auctioneer, company secretary and also actively involved in business field even during his university time.

During his stay in United Kingdom, he was the President of KPUM (Malaysian Law Students Union in UK) for the term 2014/2015.

At the of 25, he successfully obtained license from Bank Negara Malaysia to operate remittance business in partnership with Western Union, it is one of the pioneers of non-bank remittance operator in Malaysia.

Ling also involved in investments, plantations and money services business.

Ling only joined DAP in 2011 and is the current elected Honourable Member of the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly for Piasau.[3] He won the seat at the age of 28 by upsetting the then Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister cum Sarawak United People's Party President Tan Sri Dr George Chan Hong Nam in the 2011 state election. He defeated Chan by a 1,590-vote majority.[4]

Ling is a charismatic young politician and has been widely known for his excellent oratory skill, down to earth approach and dedication towards his constituents. He has a community centre within his constituency to provide services to the people.

He has been appointed honourable/legal advisor to a few associations in Miri.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rolls (no. 1132)". Advocates' Association of Sarawak. 
  2. ^ "Suhaili & Ling Advocates. (Miri)". Advocates' Association of Sarawak. Retrieved 6 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Y.B. Encik Alan Ling Sie Kiong". 
  4. ^ "N.63 Piasau". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 6 May 2011.