Will Hannah Yeoh, Malaysia’s First Woman State Speaker, be Malaysia’s First Woman Speaker of Parliament?

In allowing itself to be used in attacking Hannah Yeoh, FMT became Fumble Malaysia Today, not Free Malaysia Today…

22 June 2018

Two candidates now in race for Dewan Rakyat Speaker

THE race for the post of Dewan Rakyat Speaker seems to have narrowed down to just two candidates after social activist S. Ambiga spiked speculation she was on the shortlist.

“I am not a candidate for Speaker,” said the former Bersih 2.0 chairman in a text message in a reply to Bernama.

Lawyer Ambiga was one of the three people speculated by the media for the position; the others are former Selangor state legislative assembly Speaker Hannah Yeoh and former minister Dr Rais Yatim.

Yeoh, reportedly the choice of her party, DAP, had, according to some media reports, come out tops in a Facebook poll.

When contacted, she declined to comment, saying the announcement should come from the government.

“Let the PH (Pakatan Harapan coalition) leadership decide and announce,” she said.




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Hannah Yeoh Profile Image Hannah Yeoh
Speaker of the Selangor State Legislative Assembly. ADUN for Subang Jaya since 2008. Lives for God. Ram’s wife. Mommy to Shay Adora & Kayleigh Imani.


This Star advert appeared last year. Hannah Yeoh was named the 6th most influential woman in Malaysia.


The first woman Speaker in Selangor

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Hannah Yeoh Tseow Suan
Speaker of Selangor State Legislative Assembly

Hannah Yeoh (hannahyeoh) on Twitter

Hannah Yeoh Verified account. @hannahyeoh. Speaker of the Selangor State Legislative Assembly. ADUN for Subang Jaya since 2008. Lives for God.

Hannah Yeoh has food poisoning. So do several journalists..

Was it the “asam laksa” served during tea-break?


1:10PM Apr 18, 2014

S’gor assembly gets food poisoning, caterer axed

The Selangor speaker and her deputy along with many others at the Selangor state assembly were hit by food poisoning yesterday.

Speaker Hannah Yeoh said the services  of the caterer responsible has  been terminated promptly after the many complaints received.

“We are satisfied with the findings of the investigation prompted by complaints from members of the media, the deputy speaker (Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad. left in phto with Yeoh) and staff of the speaker’s office (who were affected).

“I myself suffered food poisoning,” said Yeoh when met at the session today.

“We have decided to end the services of the caterer and will engage a new caterer for the next state sitting,” she added, apologisingfor the incident.

Yeoh said the caterer concerned was appointed through an open tender system and had provided meals for the state sitting since the start of the sitting on April 7.

Till yesterday there had been no such incident with the caterer.



Friday April 18, 2014 MYT 2:30:32 PM

Hannah Yeoh, journalists covering Selangor state assembly down with food poisoning

SHAH ALAM: Several media personnel covering the Selangor state assembly here are down with severe food poisoning after it is believed that the “asam laksa” served during a tea-break caused the problem.

At least 15 reporters and cameramen at the lobby here consumed the food, served between 4.30pm and 5pm on Thursday.

As of noon Friday, at least 11 reporters complained of severe diarrhoea and were attended by a doctor provided by the Selangor government.

Also affected were Speaker Hannah Yeoh, Deputy Speaker Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, two staff from the Speaker’s office and three state government staff.

However, none of the assemblymen complained of having stomach discomfor

5 Jan

Does anyone know who created this lie about me? I am considering legal action as it is creating hatred.

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S’gor speaker gets death threat after ‘fake’ quote

Selangor assembly speaker Hannah Yeoh has apparently received a death threat following an online post which alleged that she had made an insensitive remark regarding a pregnant woman in a photograph circulating on social network.


“I never said it (the remark on a pregnant woman). It is a dangerous game they are playing to create racial hatred. One guy on ‘Anti Semua Salah Umno’ Facebook page even called for me to be killed.

“It’s very scary. Police investigated (Pandan MP) Rafizi Ramli based on a fake email and racial hatred is being created based on fake quotes. When will they stop playing games?” she asked in a text-message to Malaysiakini.

She was referring to the post, which appeared on Facebook page ‘Anti Semua Salah Umno’, in which user Ben Firdaus last Saturday said: “Jom cari hannah ni… bunuh dia.” (Let’s look for this Hannah… kill her.)

Yeoh, who is also Subang Jaya assemblyperson and mother of two young children, was alleged to have commented that sitting cross-legged is actually good for pregnant women.

“Oi, Hannah! You can’t possibly make this ‘stupid as hell’ statement just because you want to champion your race! Do you have brains?

“Just imagine if the pregnant woman was Chinese and the ones sitting in the seats are Malays. Would Hannah Yeoh make such a stupid statement?” the ‘Anti Semua Salah Umno’ page administrator wrote in Bahasa Malaysia.

Yeoh said she is mulling legal action, but must first root out the individual who had first alleged that she had said such a thing.

“(This is) beyond imagination,” she said.


S’gor speaker gets death threat after ‘fake’ quote


Tuesday January 7, 2014 MYT 1:19:27 PM

Hannah Yeoh lodges police report over death threat

PETALING JAYA: Selangor assembly speaker Hannah Yeoh has lodged a police report early Tuesday morning at the USJ 8 police station after receiving a death threat over a fake quote attributed to her.

“I have lodged a police report this morning. I hope the police will investigate these cybertroopers who are spreading lies to create racial hatred,” said the Subang Jaya assemblyman.

The quote, which was posted in the Internet together with a photograph, alleged that the DAP politician encouraged pregnant women to sit cross-legged.

The post implied that it was not necessary to give up an occupied seat to a pregnant woman travelling in public transport.

The photograph showed a pregnant woman wearing a headscarf, inciting racial slurs from some commenters.

A Facebook commenter Ben Firdaus posted: “Jom cari hannah ni… bunuh dia. (Let’s find this Hannah… kill her.)”

After being alerted about the fake quote on Saturday, Yeoh immediately denied the claims on Twitter and Facebook.

Hannah Yeoh lodges police report over death threat

Does anyone know who created this lie about me? I am considering legal action as it is creating hatred. http://t.co/pUvCQCCWXH

Hannah Yeoh (@hannahyeoh) posted a photo on Twitter


Get the whole picture – and other photos from Hannah Yeoh


21 June 2013
Hannah Yeoh, 35, was sworn in as Speaker this morning.



TQ all for the kind wishes. Today my life changed again. I hope 20 years later, my daughters will look back at today & be proud of their mom.


Congratulations Hannah Yeoh for being the first woman speaker in Malaysia.




With 150 Revo volunteers at ss15 with MPSJ councillors Tony Chang and JKP1


Malaysian Insider

Malaysia’s first woman state Speaker — in her own words

By Rita Jong
June 21, 2013

Subang Jaya assembly member Hannah Yeoh has busted another glass ceiling for Malaysian women, becoming the youngest and the first woman to be appointed as the Speaker for the Selangor State Legislative Assembly.

Speaking to The Malaysian Insider, Yeoh said: “This is a recognition not only to women, but also to the youth leadership.”

She said she felt honoured to do the job when the state legislative assembly convenes. “I thank everyone who had voted for me and I give my assurance to give all assemblymen room to debate issues that concern the people.”

She said the people believed in them and had put them there. So they must use this opportunity to serve the people.

“I would also like to thank the previous speaker, Teng Chang Khim for his guidance in the last few weeks,” said Yeoh.

“Teng also gave me wise words which I will always bear in mind. He told me ‘never be afraid to do the right thing and to say no when necessary’.”

She said that in the first sitting of the assembly, the main task would be the formation of the Select Committee on Competency, Accountability and Transparency. – June 21, 2013.

Malaysia’s first woman state Speaker — in her own words



21 June 2013| last updated at 11:17AM

Hannah Yeoh sworn in as Speaker

SHAH ALAM: Subang Jaya assemblyman Hannah Yeoh Tseow Suan, was sworn in as state Speaker at 9.40am today.

Yeoh is the country’s first woman state Speaker.

Seri Setia assemblyman Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad was sworn in as deputy Speaker during the ceremony.

Subang Jaya State Assemblyman YB Hannah Yeoh being sworn in — NST Pix/Osman Adnan

Read more: Hannah Yeoh sworn in as Speaker – Latest – New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/latest/hannah-yeoh-sworn-in-as-speaker-1.304695#ixzz2WwCdwVQF



Selangor appoints country’s first female speaker
11:21AM May 30, 2013

DAP’s Hannah Yeoh (Subang Jaya) has made national history as the first ever female state assembly speaker when the Pakatan Rakyat Selangor government unveiled its new exco today.

Her deputy is Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad (Seri Setia) from PKR.

Selangor Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim announced the line-up this morning on his Twitter.

Selangor appoints country’s first female speaker

In the 10-person Exco, there are 5 women!

The other four women in the 10-person Exco

  • Dr Daroyah Alwi (Sementa, PKR): health, entrepreneur development, science, technology and innovation
  • Halimah Ali (Selat Klang, PAS): education and higher education, human capital development
  • Rodziah Ismail (Batu Tiga, PKR): welfare, women affairs
  • Wong Keat Ping, Elizabeth (Bukit Lanjan, PKR): tourism, consumer affairs, environment


Gender-blind Selangor exco line-up springs up women’s power

Harakahdaily, 29 May 2013

May 29: No, there isn’t any of the patronising gender-based quotas reserving places for the ‘fairer sex’, and in spite of this, Selangor appears to lead the way in showing that its female elected representatives are no pushovers when it comes to ruling the state.

In keeping with Pakatan Rakyat’s commitment to be gender-blind and merit-based, Subang Jaya’s popular state assemblywoman Hannah Yeoh has been appointed as speaker of the state assembly, replacing Sungai Pinang state assemblyman Teng Chang Khim.

In addition, four Exco seats will see women running the show, namely Bukit Lanjan state assemblywoman Elizabeth Wong, Batu Tiga state rep Rodziah Ismail and Dr Daroyah Alwai from Sementa.

This also means PKR’s representation in the state cabinet – with the exception, of course, of Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim – is comprised of women.

The other is PAS’s Selat Klang state assemblywoman Dr Halimah Ali, who is being retained in the line-up.

The new Exco members will be sworn-in tomorrow at Istana Alam Shah in Klang. None of the state party leaders from PAS, PKR and DAP will be among them.

The line-up this time will comprise of four from PAS and three from PKR and DAP respectively, in compliance with a request by the Selangor Sultan that six Malays and four non-Malays be appointed to the 10-member council to better reflect the state assembly’s racial composition.

But men can still breath a sigh a relief to know that they are still not endangered, for now at least!

They are represented by Sallehen Mukhyi (Sabak), Iskandar Samad (Chempaka) and Dr Ahmad Yunus (Sijangkang) from PAS, and Teng Chang Khim (Sungai Pinang), Ean Yong Hian Wah (Seri Kembangan) and Ganabathirau Veraman (Kota Alam Shah) from DAP.


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