Lim Hui Ying (born 1963) is a Malaysian politician who is currently serving as the Deputy Minister of Education in the Unity Government administration under Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim.

Lim Hui Ying
Deputy Minister of Education
Assumed office
10 December 2022
Prime MinisterAnwar Ibrahim
MinisterFadhlina Sidek
Preceded byMah Hang Soon
(Deputy Minister of Education I)
Mohamad Alamin
(Deputy Minister of Education II)
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Tanjong
Assumed office
19 November 2022
Preceded byChow Kon Yeow
Majority28,754 (2022)
In office
27 August 2018 – 5 November 2022
MonarchsMuhammad V
Prime MinisterMahathir Mohamad
Muhyiddin Yassin
Ismail Sabri Yaakob
Personal details
Lim Hui Ying

1963 (age 59–60)
Political partyDemocratic Action Party (DAP)
Other political
Pakatan Harapan (PH)
RelationsLim Guan Eng (brother)
Parent(s)Lim Kit Siang (father)
Neo Yoke Tee (mother)
EducationUniversity of Malaya (Bachelor of Arts)

She served as the Senator from August 2018 to her resignation in November 2022. She is a member and State Secretary of Penang of the Democratic Action Party (DAP), a component party of the PH coalition.[1][2]

Lim Hui Ying is the daughter of Lim Kit Siang.

Political career Edit

In the 15th General Election, Lim contested for the first-time and won the Tanjong parliamentary seat under the Pakatan Harapan ticket.[3]

She was then appointed to serve as the Deputy Minister of Education,[4] along with Fadhlina Sidek as the Minister of Education.

Parliament of Malaysia[5][6]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2022 P049 Tanjong, Penang Lim Hui Ying (DAP) 31,968 84.83% Tan Kim Nee (MCA) 3,214 8.53% 37,683 28,754 71.34%
H'ng Khoon Leng (GERAKAN) 2,501 6.64%

Controversy Edit

On 27 March 2023, Dewan Rakyat Deputy Speaker Ramli Mohd Nor has reprimanded Lim Hui Ying over their failure to prepare an answer for oral question-and-answer session.[7][8] Earlier, Ahmad Marzuk Shaary (PN-Pengkalan Chepa) had asked about the education ministry’s plans to ensure students received nutritious meals in school. However, Lim told the Dewan Rakyat that she had not prepared an answer, and asked to submit a written reply. She said:

May I answer it through a written reply?

An MP from Perikatan Nasional urged Lim to resign for failing to prepare an answer during the oral question-and-answer session in the Dewan Rakyat.[9] Meanwhile, MCA Youth secretary-general Daniel Wa Wai How said Lim’s salary should be docked by RM10, citing past DAP calls for the same type of punishment against ministers.[10] Shortly after the incident, her special aide issued an apology, saying that the situation was “out of the ordinary”.[11]

References Edit

  1. ^ "LIM HUI YING". Sinar Harian. Retrieved 11 December 2022.
  2. ^ "First time in history women helming Education Ministry". New Straits Times. 9 December 2022. Retrieved 11 December 2022.
  3. ^ See, Bernard (19 November 2022). "GE15: PH first-timer Lim wins in Tanjong". The Star. Retrieved 11 August 2023.
  4. ^ "In Malaysian first, two women take charge of education ministry". Free Malaysia Today. 9 December 2022. Retrieved 11 August 2023.
  5. ^ "The Star Online GE15". The Star. Retrieved 11 December 2022. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  6. ^ "Dashboard SPR". Retrieved 11 December 2022.
  7. ^ "Unprepared deputy minister chided for not being able to answer in Parliament". The Star. 27 March 2023.
  8. ^ "Deputy education minister rapped for not having answers ready". Malaysiakini. 27 March 2023.
  9. ^ "Resign, PN MP says after deputy minister draws blank in Dewan". MalaysiaNow. 27 March 2023.
  10. ^ "MCA wants RM10 deducted from DAP's Lim Hui Ying's salary for unprepared in Dewan Rakyat". 27 March 2023.
  11. ^ Anis, Nik Mazwin Binti Nik (28 March 2023). "Deputy minister ticked off for being unprepared". The Star.