Vivian Wong Shir Yee

Vivian Wong Shir Yee (simplified Chinese: 黄诗怡; traditional Chinese: 黃詩怡; pinyin: Huáng Shīyí) is a Malaysian politician 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) opposition coalition.[1]

Vivian Wong Shir Yee
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Sandakan
Assumed office
11 May 2019
Preceded byWong Tien Fatt
Majority11,521 (2019)
11,031 (2022)
Personal details
Born (1989-03-27) 27 March 1989
Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
Political partyDemocratic Action Party (DAP)
(since 2012)
Other political
Pakatan Harapan (PH)
(since 2015)
Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
Parent(s)Wong Tien Fatt (father)
Chong Mee Fook (mother)
Alma mater
WebsiteVivian Wong Shir Yee on Facebook


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 previously worked as a special assistant to her father in his ministry. Vivian has been 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 volunteered for welfare programmes in countries including 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 a Diploma Degree of Early Childhood Education from the University of Malaya.[5]

Political career

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 was also the incumbent then.[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

Parliament of Malaysia[8][9]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2019 P186 Sandakan, Sabah 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. 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.
  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.
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