Yap Soo Huey

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Yang Berhormat Puan
Yap Soo Huey
MLA
叶舒惠
Member of the Penang State Legislative Assembly
for Pulau Tikus
Assumed office
2013
Preceded by Koay Teng Hai (DAP)
Constituency Pulau Tikus
Majority 8220
Personal details
Political party Democratic Action Party
Alma mater Monash University
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese 叶舒惠
Hanyu Pinyin Yè Shūhuì
Hokkien POJ Ia̍p Suhūi

Yap Soo Huey (叶舒惠) is a Malaysian politician. Since 2013, she has been a member of the Penang State Legislative Assembly representing the constituency of Pulau Tikus. She is a member of the Democratic Action Party (DAP).

Yap graduated from Monash University, Australia, in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in Science, and was awarded Honours. She then commenced a doctoral candidature, studying the HIV virus, before returning to Penang to work for the Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng, on his science council. She was appointed as Lim's Science, Technology and Innovation Officer.[1]

In the 2013 election, Yap contested the seat of Pulau Tikus for Lim's DAP. She polled 11,256 votes, defeating her Barisan Nasional opponent with a majority of 8220 votes, as the DAP retained power in Penang.[2]

In the State Assembly, Yap has promoted bicycling as an alternative to automobiles.[3] She has also promoted the one-way traffic system in Pulau Tikus.[4] In 2014, she said that Pulau Tikus needs better public transport.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Science alumni in the world" (PDF). Monash University. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "13th General Election Results". Utusan. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  3. ^ Shankar, Athi (24 July 2014). "Pulau Tikus set to become bicycle-friendly". Free Malaysia Today. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Assemblymen thanked for Pulau Tikus traffic system". Malaysia Chronicle. 22 July 2013. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Penang needs efficient public transport system before building undersea tunnel, says DAP rep". The Malaysian Insider. MSN News. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2014.