Alice Lau (politician)

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Alice Lau

刘强燕
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Lanang
Assumed office
5 May 2013
Preceded byTiong Thai King (DAPPR)
Majority8,630 (2013)
14,546 (2018)
Personal details
Born
Alice Lau Kiong Yieng

(1981-07-30) 30 July 1981 (age 38)[1]
Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia
CitizenshipMalaysian
Political partyDemocratic Action Party (DAP)
Other political
affiliations
Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
Pakatan Harapan (PH)
Spouse(s)
Loo Chee Wee (罗智伟) (m. 2014)
Alma materInternational Medical University
University of Strathclyde[1]
OccupationPolitician
ProfessionPharmacist

Alice Lau Kiong Yieng (simplified Chinese: 刘强燕; traditional Chinese: 劉強燕; pinyin: Liú Qiángyàn) is a Malaysian politician of Chinese origin from the Democratic Action Party (DAP) currently serving as two-term Member of Parliament (MP) of Malaysia representing Lanang.[2]

A native of Sibu, she first contested for a seat in the Sarawak State Assembly in the 2011 state election, but was defeated by incumbent Wong Soon Koh.[3] In the 2013 general election, she was nominated by the DAP to contest for Lanang in Sibu. She defeated five-term incumbent Tiong Thai King in the general election with a majority of 8,630 votes, or 19.2% of the votes, becoming the first female MP elected from Sarawak from an opposition party.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Her father, Lau Cheng Kiong, was the chairman of Pelawan branch of Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP), a component of the Barisan Nasional government coalition.[4]

Lau is married to a businessman from Malacca, Loo Chee Wee.[5]

Education[edit]

A pharmacist by profession, she received her MPharm from University of Strathclyde.[1]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2013 Lanang Alice Lau
Kiong Yieng

(DAP)
26,613 59.68% Tiong Thai King
(SUPP)
17,983 40.32% 44,956 8,630 78.67%
2018 Alice Lau
Kiong Yieng

(DAP)
29,905 65.16% Kong Sien Chiu
(SUPP)
15,359 33.47% 46,419 14,546 74.90%
Priscilla Lau
(PEACE)
628 1.37%
Sarawak State Legislative Assembly
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2011 Bawang Assan Alice Lau
Kiong Yieng
(DAP)
5,508 42.95% Wong Soon Koh
(SUPP)
7,316 57.05% 12,936 1,808 77.26%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Change comes to Sarawak". The Rocket. 21 August 2013. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Maklumat Ahli Parlimen". Parlimen Malaysia. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Seven women triumph in S'wak election". Malaysiakini. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  4. ^ Chua, Andy (27 August 2010). "DAP candidate may have father as rival in Sibu polls". The Star Malaysia. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Lanang MP Alice Lau marries Melaka businessman". Borneo Post. 31 August 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2019.