Vivian Wong Shir Yee

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Vivian Wong Shir Yee

MP
黄诗怡
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Sandakan, Sabah
Assumed office
11 May 2019
Preceded byWong Tien Fatt (DAP-PH)
Majority11,521 (2019)
Personal details
Born1989 (age 29–30)
Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
CitizenshipMalaysian
Political partyDemocratic Action Party (2012–present)
Other political
affiliations
Pakatan Harapan (PH)
ParentsWong Tien Fatt (Father)
Chong Mee Fook (Mother)
Alma materINTI College
Murdoch University
University of Malaya
OccupationPolitician
WebsiteVivian Wong Shir Yee on Facebook

Vivian Wong Shir Yee (simplified Chinese: 黄诗怡; traditional Chinese: 黃詩怡; pinyin: Huáng Shīyí) is a Malaysian politician. She is a member of the Democratic Action Party (DAP) in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition.[1] She is the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) for the Sandakan constituency since 2019.

Vivian was born and raised in Sandakan, Sabah. She is the youngest child of Datuk Stephen Wong Tien Fatt; the former MP for the Sandakan (2013–2019) and Minister of People's Health and Wellbeing of Sabah (2018–2019).[2] She has been an active member in DAP alongside her father since 2012 and worked as a special assistant to her father in his ministry before. Vivian was a financial consultant in Kuala Lumpur and a teacher at the International Korean School of Malaysia in Cyberjaya.[3] She also has been an activist and has also volunteered for welfare programmes in countries like Indonesia and Cambodia. She is a graduate with a Diploma of Communication and Media from INTI College Subang Jaya in 2010 and a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from the Murdoch University of Western Australia in 2013.[4] In 2018, she obtained another Diploma Degree of Early Childhood Education from the University of Malaya.[5]

Vivian was elected to the Parliament of Malaysia for the Sandakan constituency in the 2019 Sandakan by-election after the seat fell vacant upon the sudden demise of her father by heart attack who is also the incumbent.[6] She won by 16,012 votes out of the 21,595 votes cast with a bigger majority of 11,521 votes.[7]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia[8][9]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2019 P186 Sandakan Vivian Wong Shir Yee (DAP) 16,012 74.15% Linda Tsen Thau Lin (PBS) 4,491 20.80% 40,131 11,521 54.44%
Hamzah Abdullah (IND) 788 3.65%
Chia Siew Yung (IND) 178 0.82%
Sulaiman Abdul Samat (IND) 126 0.58%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile at the official portal of Parliament of Malaysia". Parliament of Malaysia. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  2. ^ REBECCA CHONG (25 April 2019). "Daughter of late Datuk Stephen Wong to contest in Sandakan by-election". The Borneo Post. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  3. ^ Poliana Ronnie Sidom (25 April 2019). "Pakatan's candidate wants to revive Sandakan economy". New Straits Times. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  4. ^ Kristy Inus (25 April 2019). "Vivian Wong wants Sandakan to return to its glory days". The Star Online. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  5. ^ "VIVIAN WONG, ANAK BONGSU MENDIANG DATUK STEPHEN WONG DIUMUM CALON DAP PRK SANDAKAN". Sabah News Today. 25 April 2019. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  6. ^ "OFFICIAL: DAP retains Sandakan, Harapan breaks losing streak". Malaysiakini. 11 May 2019. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  7. ^ Tracy Patrick (11 May 2019). "DAP wins bigger majority in Sandakan". Free Malaysia Today. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  8. ^ "OFFICIAL: DAP retains Sandakan, Harapan snaps losing streak". Malaysiakini. Retrieved 13 May 2019. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  9. ^ Tracy Patrick (11 May 2019). "DAP wins bigger majority in Sandakan". Free Malaysia Today. Retrieved 11 May 2019.