Alice Lau (politician)

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Alice Lau

刘强燕
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Lanang, Sarawak
Assumed office
8 March 2013
Preceded byTiong Thai King (DAPPR)
Majority8,630 (2013)
Personal details
Born
Alice Lau Kiong Yieng

c. 1981 [2]
Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia
CitizenshipMalaysian
Political partyDemocratic Action Party
Spouse(s)Loo Chee Wee (罗智伟) (m. 2014)
Alma materInternational Medical University
University of Strathclyde[2]
OccupationPolitician

Alice Lau Kiong Yieng (simplified Chinese: 刘强燕; traditional Chinese: 劉強燕; pinyin: Liúqiáng yàn) is a Malaysian politician of Chinese origin. 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 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.[2] A pharmacist by profession, she received her MPharm from University of Strathclyde.[2] 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maklumat Ahli Parlimen". Parlimen Malaysia. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d "Change comes to Sarawak". The Rocket. 21 August 2013. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Seven women triumph in S'wak election". Malaysia Kini. 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.