I’m Sam Lim, your Member for Tangney.
I was born in Johor, Malaysia, in 1961 to very hardworking parents and I am the oldest of eight children.
I served for two years as a Police Constable with the Royal Malaysian Police Force, before leaving to become a dolphin trainer, and then went on to run several small businesses in Malaysia and then in Australia.
I moved to Australia with my wife and three children because I wanted them to receive a world-class education. I joined the WA Police Academy in 2006 and have since worked across Perth and regional WA.
I have always cherished and embraced my Chinese/Malay heritage. My diverse language skills led me to be appointed as a Diversity Engagement Officer with WA Police, where I work with multicultural communities across Perth.
In 2020, I was awarded Police Officer of the year for my work with multicultural communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
My family and I are very grateful for the opportunities Australia has provided to us. This drives me to give back to my community as a Police Officer, and now as the Member for Tangney.
I want for families in Tangney the same I want for my own family – good jobs, quality education and health care, and I know only a Labor government can deliver.