N25 – PULAU TIKUS
Yap Soo Huey distinguished herself as a scholar in the field of virology, particularly HIV, before embarking on her career as a research scientist inAustralia’s largest virology and communicable disease research institute, theBurnet Institute, located in Melbourne. The Burnet Institute is a not-for-profit, independent non-government organization which aims to achieve better health for poor and vulnerable communities in Australia and overseas through medical research, education and public health. Soo Huey’s choice of this work place testifies to her own commitment to use her skills and knowledge for the betterment of vulnerable communities. In the course of her scientific career, Soo Huey received a number of international awards for research excellence, publication and presentation. She has also published in renowned international academic journals.
In 2011, Soo Huey took the decisive step of putting aside this promising career as a research scientist to answer a calling to serve her home state by nurturing scientific talent in Penang. She took up the position of Science, Technology & Innovation Officer in the Penang Chief Minister’s Office. Within a short 18 months, she organized the Penang International Science Fairs for 2011 and 2013, served as the Representative of the Chief Minister in the Penang Science Council and spearheaded the Tech Dome Penang Project.
Now, Soo Huey has decided to take her commitment to Penang another step further by contesting as the DAP candidate for the State Assembly seat of Pulau Tikus. Having grown up in Pulau Tikus, she knows the people and issues in her “hometown” only too well and is now ready to take on the challenge of making Pulau Tikus an even better place to live in by implementing her concrete 5-point manifesto.
Make a difference for Pulau Tikus together with Soo Huey!