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Teresa Kok Suh Sim

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Kok was political secretary to Parliamentary Opposition Leader Lim Kit Siang from 1990 to 1995. In 1995, she contested the Ipoh Barat Parliamentary seat on a DAP ticket but was defeated by the MCA candidate. Kok resigned as political secretary after that to further her studies. In the 1999 General Elections, Kok won the Parliamentary seat of Seputeh in Kuala Lumpur and was re-elected in 2004 and 2008 with a majority of 36,492, the largest majority in any constituency. She is the current MP for Seputeh , from Democratic Action Party and is the current Adun for Kinrara, Selangor

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Kuala Lumpur

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Democractic Action Party

Teresa Kok earned her first degree from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), graduating in the School of Communication.

She earned her second degree from University Malaya in political science, and a master of philosophy. Her thesis was on UMNO, titled "Factionalism in Umno During Dr Mahathir's Era (1981 - 2001)".

Political secretary to Parliamentary Opposition Leader Lim Kit Siang, 1990-1995.

Contested the Ipoh Barat Parliamentary seat on a DAP ticket but was defeated by the MCA candidate, 1995.

Won the Parliamentary seat of Seputeh in Kuala Lumpur, 1999.

Re-elected for Parliamentary seat of Seputeh in Kuala Lumpur, 2004.

Retained her Parliamentary seat of Seputeh in Kuala Lumpur, 2008.

In the new Selangor executive council, she was named senior executive councillor and put in charge of investment, trade and industry to ensure all funds are directed to Malaysians.

Reelected into Central Executive Committee of DAP during the party's National Congress (23–24 August 2008), Kuala Lumpur.

In Parliament, she was a member of the Select Committee on Review of Penal Code and Criminal Procedure Code.

Kok is the Secretary of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus (AIPMC). She was an active lobbyist for Burmese democracy and human rights since 1996 when she was the Coordinator of Political Leaders Network Promoting Democracy in Burma (PD Burma) in Southeast Asian region.

Party position: Publicity Secretary of DAP, National Secretary of DAP Wanita & Member of Disciplinary Committee

Position held in Parliament:

i) Member of Parliament Select Committee on Review of Penal Code & Criminal Procedure Code,

ii) Secretary and Co-Founder of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus, 2004

iii) Member of Inter-Parliamentary Union of Malaysian Parliament Committee.

Founder-member of the Malaysia Spring Single Mothers' Society and am the advisor to the society.

In 2004, Kok published a book compiling articles she wrote for the then Chinese daily Sin Chew Jit Poh. She continues to write a weekly column for the Chinese daily Sin Chew.

Seputeh, P122

Selangor Government Executive Committee for Investment, Trade and Industry, 2008-present (

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