Kathleen Wong Mei Yin
|Kathleen Wong Mei Yin|
Kathleen Wong @ Kat Wong is a member of the ruling party Barisan Nasional.
|Australia High Commission Malaysia|
Assumed office |
12 October 1970|
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 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. 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.[verification needed] She later went on to pursue her A Level in Sunway College.[verification needed] She later went to New Zealand to Waikato University and obtained a bachelor's degree in Administration (1999).[verification needed]
Career in government agencies
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), visiting board member for the Tengku Permaisuri Bainun Hospital (2004-2007) and Taman Ipoh/Canning Zone Coordinator for the Ipoh City Council (2003-2005).
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). 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. In the 2018 general election; she was picked as the BN candidate to contest Ipoh Timor seat and she lost again.
|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%|
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