WHO AM I? - A PERSONAL STATEMENT:
My name is Dr My Le Trinh. I was born in Cambodia in 1966 into a large family and at the age of five, I recall the death of my mother, a successful businesswoman, at the hands of Pol Pot’s henchmen. After a dangerous open sea voyage from Vietnam to Malaysia where I found myself in a refugee camp, I arrived in Australia in 1979 as a twelve-year-old refugee.
Initially, I lived in Perth with two of my siblings before I was reunited with my father after which time I began my education at two high schools in inner Sydney. After achieving high marks in the HSC, I was accepted into Medicine at the University of Sydney, graduating in 1992. After further study, I was admitted into the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and later received a Diploma of Child Health in 1997.
I worked as a GP in Castle Hill for twenty-two years during which time I co-owned and managed a successful medical practice that served the Hills district. During this time, I also undertook volunteer missions to Cambodia as a medical specialist to treat the rural poor, provide fresh water supplies, build sanitation for schools and even undertook sewing projects for women. I also committed my total savings of around A$330,000 towards dormitory accommodation in Phnom Penh for disadvantaged rural students studying in the city.
At home, I remain close and support my two grown sons, both medical doctors with the eldest, giving up medicine to become a Christian minister.
On 27th October 2021, I was suspended from practice, because I prescribed an off-label drug containing Ivermectin in treating a patient with Covid-19.
Having served both the Hills community in a medical capacity and provided volunteer medical assistance in Cambodia for over twenty years, I have a proven track record in actually helping people both here and overseas. in dedication and commitment can be carried on in the community as the local member for Castle Hill, representing the Liberal Democrats Party.
I speak Mandarin, Vietnamese, English and some Cambodian and as such, I look to work closely with the Asian communities across the Hills district.