Source: The KL Chronicle
As promised by The Kuala Lumpur Chronicle team yesterday, where we wrote on exposing @teresakok (here). Today we would start with introducing @teresakok to our readers. This info can be obtained at Wikepedia, but since we are writing “The @teresakok Chronicle”, we thought it was appropriate to insert this post.
Born and bred in Kuala Lumpur, Teresa is a second-generation Malaysian of Chinese descent. Kok is a member of the Hakka dialect group and her ancestors were from Huizhou, Guangdong Province, China. She speaks Malay, English and Chinese fluently. Kok is a Catholic.
She earned her first degree from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), graduating in the School of Communication, and; a 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)”.
I find even her background in Wikepedia is kind of hilarious. We have here a member of parliament (MP) of a chauvinist party writing about UMNO in her thesis. In addition to that, this racist MP also was educated in public institutions like USM and UM. This shows that, even though she is a Chinese, she was accepted into major government universities. This shows that the government was never racist or discriminated against the minorities in this country.
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 USM and UM. I have to applaud the government here, as even an opposition leader such as Teresa Kok is accepted into a government funded university without any biased or ill intentions.
In the 1999 General Elections, Kok won the Parliamentary seat of Seputeh in Kuala Lumpur with a majority of 5,200 and was re-elected in 2004 with a majority of 12,895, the largest winning margin among the 13 elected DAP MPs. In the 2008 General Elections, Kok retained her Parliamentary seat of Seputeh in Kuala Lumpur with a majority of 36,492, the largest majority in any constituency. Well, and now we have idiots like Bersih telling people that the elections are not clean and full of fraud. No wonder Teresa Kok managed to win by a 36, 492 majority. She had CHEATED during the 12th General Election!
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 the PKR led government.
I am a bit confused here, we have an MB, Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim a corporate leader taking care of Islamic Affairs and Teresa Kok, a graduate from USM with majoring in communication as an investment, trade and industry EXCO?
Teresa was reelected into Central Executive Committee of DAP during the party’s National Congress (23–24 August 2008) in Kuala Lumpur. She is currently the DAP National Organising Secretary, prior to this position she was DAP Publicity Secretary. She is also the National Secretary of DAP Wanita (the women’s wing of the DAP) and a member of the DAP Disciplinary Committee. 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.
We will touch more on Teresa Kok in the coming episode. Stay tuned!