Full Name : Dr Sim Kui-Hian
DOB : 18 August 1965
Highest Educational Qualification : Fellow Royal Australasian College of Physician (FRACP)
Political Party : SUPP-BN
Why did you decide to enter politics?
I entered politics to make a difference and help people. As a cardiologist, there is only so many patients that I can help and reach. As a politician, through good policies, I have the opportunity to reach and help more people. Not many will have the opportunity that I have to enter politics and lead a political party. I just did not want to regret later in life that at this point in time, when things are not going so well for Sarawak and SUPP, I did not step up and step forwards.
What is the fondest memory you have of your childhood?
Spending quality time with my mum and dad during the short holidays at the end of the year. My late father Tan Sri Datuk Amar Sim Kheng Hong was a politician and being grown up in politics when we were small, mum and dad hardly had time for my sister and I (later even when we come back home from Australia during the 2 weeks school semester break).
If you are elected as our ADUN, which is the biggest issue that you would like to tackle first in YOUR constituency and how would you do it?
Increase business opportunities and commence working on the transportation and traffic masterplan. Improving transportation and traffic are proven actions that we can take to improve the economic welfare of Batu Kawah and its surrounding areas.
What is your favourite Sarawakian food or drink?
Sarawak Laksa - my weekly sin. Please follow me on my Facebook.
Describe the Sarawak you want to see in 10 years.
Sarawak in full control of our education policies, taxation policies, oil and gas extraction rights.
Pan-Borneo highway effectively linking and reducing travel time across major cities in Sarawak like the North-South Highway in West Malaysia.
Access to all basic amenities such as electricity, water, telecommunications for all Sarawakians.
Continued racial harmony and religious freedom.
Increased representation of women in government and businesses.
Is there anything else you want to say to young voters?
Invest in time to learn of the key issues of this election that will affect you and your future generations. Issues of regaining Sarawak’s autonomy from Putrajaya are once in a life-time opportunity.
Find out how this could affect you; and then make the right decision come this election.