21 February 2021
Press statement by Wanita MCA National Chairperson Datuk Heng Seai Kie
Wanita MCA mourns the passing of Sdri Yap Yem Ming
Wanita MCA expresses our heartfelt condolences to the family of the late Sdri Yap Yem Ming who breathed her last today. Yem Ming’s death comes as a huge loss to the women’s wing of MCA, the party and society.
The late Yem Ming was a Wanita MCA Central Committee member by invitation, and she also headed the Wanita MCA National Chinese Associations and NGO Affairs Committee. Simultaneously, she helmed the Wanita MCA Selangor state treasurer* as well as Wanita MCA Selayang Division.
Actively involved in politics and public service throughout her entire life, Yem Ming had served in the Wanita MCA Central Committee for more than 20 years, as well as Secretary for Wanita MCA Selangor for 33 years, and Executive Secretary for Wanita MCA Selangor Secretariat for nearly 40 years. Starting from 1982, she chaired Wanita MCA Selangor Division until her passing. In terms of official posts, Yam Ming had served as assistant district councilor from 1984 to 2006, and an inspector at Selayang Hospital from 2007 to 2012.
Committed towards politics with love for the rakyat, at both party and official positions, Yem Ming dedicated herself towards the growth of Wanita MCA at both Selangor and national levels. She led the development of various party and government matters, and promoted community and women’s empowerment. Always giving her best, her outstanding performance coupled with merit and dedication serve as a role model for all Wanita MCA comrades and MCA members to emulate.
Adding to her accolades is that she treated everyone irrespective of background or status with sincerity. Ever the optimist, she was kind, friendly and approachable with a wide range of contacts. She won the respect and love from people from all walks of life, including women’s organisations and other bodies in Malaysia. Her demise is a huge loss to the women’s community in Malaysia and the party at state and national levels.
Wanita MCA will always cherish Yem Ming’s devotion to serving others and contributions to society.
May she rest in eternal peace.
Datuk Heng Seai Kie
Wanita MCA National Chairperson