Datuk Tay Lee Ly is the Legal Advisor of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (MDTCA) since December 2013. She has served in the Judicial and Legal Service for 30 years. As the Legal Advisor of MDTCA, she is also the head of the Legal Division of MDTCA and is involved in the drafting of legislations under the supervision of MDTCA. Among the legislations are Companies Act 2016 [Act 777], Interest Scheme Act 2016 [Act 778], Control of Supplies (Amendment) Act 2015, Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act (Amendment) 2014; Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act (Amendment) 2017, Cooperatives Commission (Amendment) Act 2014, Companies Commission (Amendment) Act 2014, Weight and Measures (Amendment) Act 2017, Trade Descriptions (Amendment) Act 2017, Consumer Protection (Amendment) Act 2017 and 2019, Trade Marks Bill 2019, Trade Descriptions (Amendment) Bill 2019 and Companies (Amendment) Bill 2019.
Before serving at MDTCA, Datuk Tay had served in various positions, such as, Chairman of Industrial Court Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, Legal Advisor to the Ministry of Works, Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities and Economic Planning Unit in the Prime Minister’s Department, Magistrate in the Petaling Jaya Court, Deputy Public Prosecutor, Senior Assistant Parliamentary Draftsman and Senior Federal Counsel in the Attorney General’s Chambers.