About LAI

Hello there, I am LAI

Andre Lai (黎正興), born and bred in Ampang is a certified IT Professional and businessowners. An average Joe hailed from Pekan Ampang, currently staying in Wangsa Maju with his wife and daughter – while managing both his businesses and political career based in Kuala Lumpur. He received primary and secondary educations in national school while maintain multilingual speaking capability in Bahasa Malaysia, English and Chinese dialects. In corporate world, his monicker is Andre – in most of the time, he is just known as LAI.

An IT Practitioner and Entrepreneur

Career started off as IT trainer specialized in Microsoft Server technologies, he established himself as trainer at young age of 20 with experiences in China, Singapore and mostly in Malaysia. For 7 years or so, Andre Lai conducted IT trainings under collaborations with agencies like HRDF and MDEC.

The next phase of Andre’s career is in brand enablement which expose him into corporation communication with established brands with multiple ‘technology’ enablement projects such as social media engagement, website and mobile application.

Years later, Andre became entrepreneurs and today, he is a proud owner/founder/director of coffee business owner CPRO & Associates Sdn Bhd.

Civil & Political Activists

Like many, political journey of Andre in KEADILAN started off as active participation in civil movements like BERSIH after GE12. He contribute in many elections – from states and general elections, where he generated his interest to be a part of mainstream politics.

He joined KEAIDLAN in PJ South Division, and promoted as branch organizing chairperson within the period of 2014-2017, under patronship of Bukit Lanjan state assemblywoman (ADUN) YB Elizabeth Wong. During the same period Andre served as active campaigners in BEBAS ANWAR movement, as well as key office bearers in multiple NGO and charity associations, in which he still held up until today.

Andre Lai actively involved in mainstream politics on GE14, as aide to ex Wangsa Maju MP, Datin Paduka Dr Tan Yee Kew. He contested and won as Wangsa Maju Division Chief, which later served as Federal Territory Vice Chairman since 2018. The experience Andre has during his tenure as Special Office of MP, brought him knowledges and experience in attending issues within government agencies.

Andre has been regular columnist in party organ Suara KEADILAN, while on same time exposed in mainstream media on news coverage about his community works and current affairs commentaries. Due to his commitment, Andre Lai was awarded with Ahli Mahkota Wilayah (AMW) from His Highness DYMM Seri Paduka Baginda Yang Di-Pertuan Agong on 2020.