Kelvin Yii Lee Wuen

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Kelvin Yii Lee Wuen
俞利文
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Bandar Kuching
Assumed office
9 May 2018
Preceded byChong Chieng Jen
(PHDAP)
Majority35,973 (2018)
28,891 (2022)
Youth Chief of the
Democratic Action Party
Assumed office
19 March 2022
DeputyYoung Syefura Othman
Secretary-GeneralLim Guan Eng
(2022)
Anthony Loke Siew Fook
(since 2022)
Preceded byLee Chuan How
5th Youth Chief of the Pakatan Harapan
Assumed office
29 July 2022
PresidentWan Azizah Wan Ismail
DeputyHasbie Muda
Nurthaqaffah Nordin
Adam Adli
Felix Joseph Saang
ChairmanAnwar Ibrahim
Preceded byLee Chuan How
Personal details
Born
Kelvin Yii Lee Wuen

(1986-08-31) 31 August 1986 (age 36)
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Political partyDemocratic Action Party (DAP)
Other political
affiliations
Pakatan Harapan (PH)
Alma materVolgograd State Medical University (MD)
University of London (LLB)
Northumbria University (LLM)
OccupationPolitician

Kelvin Yii Lee Wuen (Chinese: 俞利文; pinyin: Yū Lìwén; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Jû Lī-bûn; born 31 August 1986),[1] is a Malaysian politician from the Democratic Action Party (DAP), a component party of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition. He has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bandar Kuching since May 2018 and Chair of the Health, Science and Innovation Select Committee since January 2021 and is a member of the Budget Select Committee. He has also served as the Youth Chief or known as the Chief of the Youth Wing namely Democratic Action Party Socialist Youth (DAPSY) since March 2022 and 5th Youth Chief of PH since July 2022.[2] Yii also serves as special assistant to Chong Chieng Jen, Stampin MP.[3]

Education[edit]

Between 2006 and 2011, Yii was enrolled at the Volgograd State Medical University in Volgograd, Russia and obtained a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree.[3][4] He was also 1st vice president of the university's Malaysian Chinese Students Community committee for the 2009/10 term.[5]

In June 2016, Yii graduated from the University of London with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (LL.B. (Hons)).[3][4] Upon receiving his LL.B., Yii then studied for a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in medical law at Northumbria University.[3][4]

In September 2020, Yii completed a two-month online certification course in Business, International Relations and the Political Economy conducted by the London School of Economics and Political Science.[6]

Political career[edit]

On 24 April 2018, Yii was announced as the candidate of DAP to contest for the Bandar Kuching federal seat as one of the three new faces fielded by the party in the 2018 Malaysian general election.[7]

On 9 May 2018, he went on to win the seat and be elected as the new Bandar Kuching MP by a total of 48,548 votes and a majority of 35,973 votes.[8]

On 4 November 2018, he was elected into the DAP state party committee and appointed as Assistant Secretary for a term from 2018 to 2020 in the 18th Sarawak DAP state convention.[9]

On 4 December 2018, Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof appointed Yii as a member of the newly formed Budget Select Committee.[10]

On 14 January 2021, Yii was appointed as Chair of the Health, Science and Innovation Select Committee by Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat Azhar Azizan Harun.[11][12]

On 18 December 2021, he contested for the Batu Kawah state seat in the 2021 Sarawak state election. He was however defeated landslide by State Minister of Housing and Local Government of Sarawak Sim Kui Hian by a minority of 5,393 votes.

On 16 January 2022, he was reelected as a member of the Sarawak DAP state committee in the 19th Sarawak DAP state convention for another new term from 2021 to 2023. He was appointed a new position namely Publicity Secretary, taking over from Lanang MP Alice Lau Kiong Yeng who went on to be the deputy chairperson. The assistant secretary position left vacated by him was taken over by Larry Asap.[13]

On 19 March 2022, he was elected as the new Youth Chief of DAP, in other name, the Chief of DAP Socialist Youth (DAPSY), which is the name of the DAP youth wing in the DAPSY national elections by defeating Bandar Utama MLA Jamaliah Jamaluddin and DAPSY national secretary Eric Teh Hoong Keat by a total of 232 votes, taking over from former Member of the Perak State Executive Council (EXCO) and present Member of the Perak State Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Pasir Pinji Lee Chuan How. For the DAPSY deputy chief election, Ketari MLA Young Syefura Othman defeated the Batu Kitang DAP branch chairman Abdul Aziz Isa and Alice Lan Suet Ling by total of 212 votes and a majority of 43 votes to be his deputy.[14]

Personal life[edit]

On 17 March 2020, Yii tested positive for COVID-19 and was quarantined at Sarawak General Hospital. He was suspected of having been infected with the virus after meeting Sarikei MP Wong Ling Biu who was also tested positive for the virus.[15] He was announced to have recovered on 23 March 2020.[16]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2018 P195 Bandar Kuching, Sarawak Kelvin Yii Lee Wuen (DAP) 48,548 79.43% Kho Teck Wan (SUPP) 12,575 20.57% 61,483 35,973 75.11%
2022 Kelvin Yii Lee Wuen (DAP) 45,353 71.34% Tay Tze Kok (SUPP) 16,462 25.89% 63,575 28,891 57.95%
Voon Lee Shan (PBK) 1,760 2.77%
Sarawak State Legislative Assembly
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2021 Batu Kawah Kelvin Yii Lee Wuen (DAP) 2,434 21.83% Sim Kui Hian (SUPP) 7,827 70.20% 11,150 5,393 57.28%
Chai Keuh Khun (PBK) 756 6.78%
Fong Pau Teck (ASPIRASI) 133 1.19%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "P195 BANDAR KUCHING". Democratic Action Party. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Six new select committees announced, Anwar heads reforms caucus". Malaysiakini. 4 December 2018. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d "YB Dr Kelvin Yii Lee Wuen". Malaysian Medical Summit 2018. 2018. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  4. ^ a b c "Yii selected to attend YSEALI programme in USA". The Borneo Post. 20 April 2017. Retrieved 11 May 2021.
  5. ^ Teng, Kok Liang (18 May 2009). "MCSC Committee List 2009/2010". Retrieved 11 May 2021.
  6. ^ Yii, Kelvin Lee Wuen (11 May 2021). "#knowledgeispower #ImprovingSelf One of the values i treasure most since school is to always push myself, learn new things and be the best you can be for the benefit of those around you. So since i am in my current sphere, i always push myself to learn and upgrade so i can serve the people better in my role. Due to my schedule, i took up some short courses to expose me to fields I'm not familiar with before so i can have a more holistic understanding of policy-making in general. So this arrived in the mail after completing this particular course last year. I also always encourage different young people who i meet to never stop learning and always be best you can be for the good of your community". facebook.com. Retrieved 11 May 2021.
  7. ^ Sahari, Malissa (24 April 2018). "Tiga muka baharu DAP Sarawak diumum" (in Malay). Astro Awani. Retrieved 11 May 2021.
  8. ^ "LIVE: Keputusan PRU14" (in Malay). Sinar Harian. 9 May 2018. Retrieved 11 May 2021.
  9. ^ "Chong Chieng Jen re-elected as S'wak DAP chairperson". Bernama. Malaysiakini. 4 November 2018. Retrieved 11 May 2021.
  10. ^ "Special Select Committee on Budget holds first meeting". Bernama. New Straits Times. 29 January 2019. Retrieved 11 May 2021.
  11. ^ Boo, Su-Lyn (13 January 2021). "DAP's Yii Elected Chair Of Parliament Committee On Health, Science". CodeBlue. Retrieved 11 May 2021.
  12. ^ Lim, How Pin (14 January 2021). "Dr Yii: PSC on Health, Science and Innovation to scrutinise National Covid-19 Vaccination Strategy". The Borneo Post. Retrieved 11 May 2021.
  13. ^ "Chong Chieng Jen reelected Sarawak DAP chairman for 2022-2024". 16 January 2022.
  14. ^ https://www.nst.com.my/news/politics/2022/03/781555/dr-kelvin-yii-young-syefura-take-dapsys-top-two-spots[bare URL]
  15. ^ "Bandar Kuching MP Kelvin Yii tests positive for Covid-19". Malaysiakini. 17 March 2020. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  16. ^ "Covid-19: Bandar Kuching MP recovers, thanks Health Dept for their professionalism". Bernama. 24 March 2020. Retrieved 11 May 2021.
Political offices
Preceded byas Chairperson of Science, Innovation and Environment Select Committee Chairperson of Health, Science and Innovation Select Committee
13 January 2021–present
Incumbent
Parliament of Malaysia
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Bandar Kuching
9 May 2018–present
Incumbent
Party political offices
New title Assistant Secretary of Democratic Action Party (Sarawak)
4 November 2018–present
Incumbent