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Eastvale California Mayor Jocelyn Yow Is Half Malaysian

today13 December 2020

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Her mother is a Vietnamese refugee and her father is a Malaysian immigrant.

According to Yow, her mother’s family had to flee Vietnam and seek refuge in the US in the 1980s, and around the same time, her dad moved to the US to pursue higher education and a better future.

Her father and mother got together in San Jose, California, where Yow was born.

“In 1996, we had to move to Malaysia when my paternal grandfather [in Alor Setar, Kedah] was diagnosed with cancer, and I ended up spending…

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Written by: Sadho Ram


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