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Vivian Wong Shir Yee

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Vivian Wong Shir Yee
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Sandakan
Assumed office
11 May 2019
Preceded byStephen Wong Tien Fatt
Majority11,521 (2019)
11,031 (2022)
Personal details
Vivian Wong Shir Yee

(1989-03-27) 27 March 1989 (age 35)
Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
Political partyDemocratic Action Party (DAP)
(since 2012)
Other political
Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
Pakatan Harapan (PH)
(since 2015)
Parent(s)Stephen Wong Tien Fatt (father, deceased)
Florence Chong Mee Fook (mother)
Alma mater
OccupationPolitician, activist and volunteer
ProfessionFinancial adviser and teacher
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, financial adviser, teacher, activist and volunteer who has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Sandakan since May 2019. She is a member of the Democratic Action Party (DAP), a component party of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition. She is also the daughter of former State Minister of Health and People's Wellbeing of Sabah, former Sandakan MP and former State Chairman of DAP of Sabah Stephen Wong Tien Fatt.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Wong was born and raised in Sandakan, Sabah. She is the youngest child and daughter of Stephen Wong Tien Fatt, the Sandakan MP from 2013 and State Minister of People's Health and Wellbeing of Sabah from 2018 to his death in 2019.[2]


Wong graduated from the INTI College, Subang Jaya with a Diploma of Communication and Media from Subang Jaya in 2010. She also graduated from the Murdoch University, Western Australia with a Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations in 2013.[3] In addition, she graduated from the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur with a Diploma Degree of Early Childhood Education in 2018.[4]

Political career[edit]

Democratic Action Party and Special Assistant to the State Minister of Health and People's Wellbeing of Sabah[edit]

Wong has been an active member of DAP alongside her father since 2012 and previously worked as a special assistant to her father as the State Minister of Sabah.

Member of Parliament (since 2019)[edit]

2019 Sandakan by-election[edit]

In the 2019 Sandakan by-election held after the death in office of her father who was the Sandakan MP due to heart attack, Wong was nominated by PH to contest for the Sandakan federal seat. She won the seat and was elected to the Parliament as the Sandakan MP for the first term after defeating Linda Tsen Thau Lin of the United Sabah Party (PBS) and independent candidates Hamzah Abdullah, Chia Sew Yung and Sulaiman Abdul Samat by a majority of 11,521 votes.[5][6]

2022 general election[edit]

In the 2022 general election, Wong was renominated by PH to defend the Sandakan seat. She defended the seat and was reelected as the Sandakan MP for the second term after defeating Alex Thien Ching Qiang of the Heritage Party (WARISAN), Lau Chee Kiong of the Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) and independent candidates Peter Hu Chang Lik, Sheikh Lokeman and Lita Tan Abdullah by a majority of 11,031 votes.

Other careers[edit]

She is a financial adviser in Kuala Lumpur, a teacher at the International Korean School of Malaysia in Cyberjaya,[7] an activist and a volunteer for welfare programmes in Indonesia, Cambodia and other nations.

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia[8][9]
Year Constituency Candidate 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% 21,595 11,521 54.44%
Hamzah Abdullah (IND) 788 3.65%
Chia Siew Yung (IND) 178 0.82%
Sulaiman Abdul Samat (IND) 126 0.58%
2022 Vivian Wong Shir Yee (DAP) 16,673 53.92% Alex Thien Ching Qiang (WARISAN) 5,642 18.25% 31,533 11,031 55.67%
Lau Chee Keong @ Thomas Lau (SAPP) 5,054 16.35%
Peter Hu Chang Lik @ Hii Chang Lik (IND) 2,342 7.57%
Sheikh Lokeman (IND) 962 3.11%
Lita Tan Abdullah (IND) 246 0.80%


  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. ^ Kristy Inus (25 April 2019). "Vivian Wong wants Sandakan to return to its glory days". The Star Online. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  5. ^ "OFFICIAL: DAP retains Sandakan, Harapan breaks losing streak". Malaysiakini. 11 May 2019. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  6. ^ Tracy Patrick (11 May 2019). "DAP wins bigger majority in Sandakan". Free Malaysia Today. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  7. ^ Poliana Ronnie Sidom (25 April 2019). "Pakatan's candidate wants to revive Sandakan economy". New Straits Times. Retrieved 12 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.