Kathleen Wong Mei Yin

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Kathleen Wong Mei Yin
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Kathleen Wong @ Kat Wong is a member of the ruling party Barisan Nasional.
Australia High Commission Malaysia
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1970-10-12) 12 October 1970 (age 47)
Ipoh, Perak

Kathleen Wong Mei Yin (simplified Chinese: 黄美圆; traditional Chinese: 黃美圓; pinyin: Huáng Měi Yuán; born 12 October 1970) is a political activist promoting unity and harmony[citation needed] in Perak, Malaysia. Previously, she served as an Economic and Political Officer for the Australian High Commission in Malaysia. She acts as a liaison for the Australian and Malaysian government.[1] She is a member of the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA), a major component party of the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition.


Born and raised in Perak, Kathleen Wong or fondly known[according to whom?] as Kat Wong received her primary and secondary school education in Methodist Girl School in Ipoh, Perak.[2][verification needed] She later went on to pursue her A Level in Sunway College.[3][verification needed] She later went to New Zealand to Waikato University and obtained a bachelor's degree in Administration (1999).[4][verification needed]

Career in government agencies[edit]

Kathleen Wong served in various government ministries and office before she decided to go into politics. She served as an assistant registrar for the Malaysian Election Commission (2005 to 2008)[citation needed], visiting board member for the Tengku Permaisuri Bainun Hospital (2004-2007)[citation needed] and Taman Ipoh/Canning Zone Coordinator for the Ipoh City Council (2003-2005)[citation needed].

Joining politics[edit]

Kathleen Wong is the Deputy Director at Institute of Strategic Analysis and Policy Research (INSAP)[third-party source needed], a research center founded by the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA).[5] She holds various positions in MCA; and in the 2013 general election; she was chosen by the Barisan Nasional committee to be the candidate to contest Ipoh Timor parliamentary seat but lost.[6][7][8] In the 2018 general election; she was picked as the BN candidate to contest Ipoh Timor seat and she lost again.

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia[9][10][11][12]
Year Constituency Opposition Votes Pct Government Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2013 P64 Ipoh Timor, Perak. Kathleen Wong Mei Yin (MCA) 15,086 23.13% Su Keong Siong (DAP) 49,086 75.24% 65,217 34,000 79.70%
2018 Kathleen Wong Mei Yin (MCA) 13,722 19.54% Wong Kah Woh (DAP) 56,519 80.46% 71,726 42,797 78.40%


  1. ^ Australian High Commission Malaysia."Official Website For The Australian Commission in Malaysia", Retrieved on 29 April 2013.
  2. ^ MGS. "Methodist Girl School Official Blog", 29 April 2013.
  3. ^ Sunway."Sunway College Official Website", Retrieved on 19 April 2013.
  4. ^ The University of Waikato. "Official Website of Waikato University", retrieved on 2 April 2013.
  5. ^ Kathleen Wong Profile."Kathleen Wong Profile on Linked in", Retrieved on 29 April 2013.
  6. ^ Bernama."Think Before You Vote, Advice For Perak Chinese Voters", Bernama, 25 April 2013. Retrieved on 29 April 2013.
  7. ^ Audrey Dermawan."Perak BN finalised candidate list for 13th GE", 29 April 2013
  8. ^ News."GE13: Three ministers to defend their seats in Perak", The Star, 17 April 2013. Retrieved on 29 April 2013.
  9. ^ "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017.  Results only available from the 2004 election.
  10. ^ "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 March 2017. 
  11. ^ "SEMAKAN KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM KE - 14" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 17 May 2018.  Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  12. ^ "The Star Online GE14". The Star. Retrieved 24 May 2018.  Percentage figures based on total turnout.