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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Chew Mei Fun a likely candidate for the Kajang by-election

It has been reported by Malaysia Chronicles that MCA has submitted only 1 name to the Prime Minister for candidature in the upcoming Kajang by-election termed as the Kajang Move by Rafizi. It is speculated that the person proposed as the sole candidate by MCA is former PJ Utara Member of Parliament an former Women, Family and Community Deputy Minister Chew Mei Fun.

Here is something that the Kajang electorate as well as Malaysians should know about Chew Mei Fun. In the days preceding the 12th General Election 2008, a question was posed to Chew Mei Fun: "With the BN whip perpetually in force and never lifted in Parliament, how can you as a BN Member of Parliament represent your constituency?" (Because of the BN whip, all BN MP must vote for any proposals or bills tabled in Parliament by BN and against anything coming from the Opposition IRRESPECTIVE OF MERITS).

Chew Mei Fun's answer: "It is not that simple. Before anything is tabled in the Parliament, a long process of consultation must take place. The stakeholders, NGOs, etc., are consulted...."

Not long after that, a bill was tabled in the Parliament proposing to raise the age for mandatory retirement of an Election Commission from 65 to 66 years.It is widely believed that the billl was specifically to enable Rashid to continue to serve as the Election Commission Chairman for the 12th General Election. When news broke, arrangement was quickly made for an urgent appointment with Chew Mei Fun.

At the appointment, Chew Mei Fun was asked: "Prior to the bill to increase the mandatory retirement age of Election Commission members from 65 to 66, how long was the consultation and who were consulted?"

Chew Mei Fun answered: "When I told you that, I was only referring to my Ministry"

Folks, you judge for yourself that if Chew Mei Fun or any other BN member become the Kajang by-election candidate whether you should vote for or against the BN candidate. For further info, refer to a previous article Why always vote against a BN candidate irrespective of reputation.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

The 14th General Election will be UMNO/BN toughest fight

PY Wong of Tindak Malaysia said things in Malaysia will only change when the people begins to suffer. And I agree. As long as people are comfortable, they are not bothered to do anything about the malaise existing in Malaysia. However, when it begins to affect their pocket, that is the time they start to notice lots of things are not how it should be.

And people in Malaysia are beginning to suffer from the subsidy pull back and the slowing economy. 

Kajang move: UMNO/BN will throw in everything they have to defeat Anwar Ibrahim

Latest move in the "Kajang move", the by-election in the Kajang state constituency caused by the sudden resignation of Kajang ADUN Lee Chin Cheh: UMNO big wigs already making their rounds in Kajang to woo voters.

My prediction: UMNO/BN will do all in their capacity to defeat Anwar Ibrahim who had been a constant thorn in their rear. Whether they succeed or not is a different question, but this is their best chance of causing embarrasment to Anwar Ibrahim. 

However, I hope they don't succeed.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Jika Anwar menang N25, harga satay turun

Folks, want prices to go down? Vote for Anwar Ibrahim in the coming by-election for the Kajang State Constituency N25 (Dewan Undang Negara {DUN}).

For if Anwar wins Kajang Constituency by-election, the price of satay will come down from RM1 a stick (secucuk) to 30sen a stick (secucuk) :-)

Satay Kajang Turun Harga Jika Saya (Anwar Ibrahim) Menang:

Anwar Ibrahim meme harga satay turun
Anwar Ibrahim meme harga satay turun

One more mime: meme Jika saya menang DUN Kajang Harga Satay akan TURUN:

meme Jika saya menang DUN Kajang Harga Satay akan TURUN
meme Jika saya menang DUN Kajang Harga Satay akan TURUN

Sunday, May 12, 2013

PRU13: Chinese ungrateful? What about Reformasi 1998 and PRU10 1999?

After UMNO/BN lost the popular vote in the Malaysia Thirteen General Election (PRU 13 or PilihanRaya Umum 13), UMNO politicians and media started attacking the Chinese as being ungrateful for backing the Pakatan Rakyat opposition. Even though in truth, instead of it been a Chinese tsunami, it is actually an urban and middle class tsunamin that swung against UMNO/BN.

Is calling Chinese ungrateful justified? Then what about the 1999 Tenth General Election where the Malays swung to vote for the opposition because of disgust at how Anwar Ibrahim was treated and because of Reformasi 1998? If not for Chinese swinging to support UMNO/BN and Mahathir, they would have lost the election then. And now they call Chinese ungrateful. Melayu mudah lupa (Malays forget easily).

Saturday, May 11, 2013

PR Selangor Thanksgiving Rally (Perhimpunan Kesyukuran)

Pakatan Rakyat will he holding a Thanksgiving Rally Thursday 23 May to celebrate success in retaining Selangor this Malaysia 14th General Election:

Selangor Pakatan Rakyat Thanksgiving Rally
23 May 2013 (Thursday/Khamis)
Starting 7.30pm
Venue: Padang Timur Petaling Jaya
(In front of Amcorp Mall near Taman Jaya LRT Station)

Pakatan Rakyat Thanksgiving Rally

Monday, May 6, 2013

BN won unfair victory with less than 50% popular votes

When everyone was so enthusiastic with the unprecedented crowds at Pakatan Rakyat's ceramah's and people were very confident of a PR victory, I had my worries. Worries about the traditional gerrymandering and malapproportionment which ensures that BN can win will less than 50% of the votes. In addition to that, there were worries about the effect of cheating, phantom votes, the buying of votes via BR1M handouts (with public money), crony mega dinners and worries about how those civil service who had helped BN implement very unfair policies and actions, would vote because of fear of retribution.

My worries were increased when, while the majorities were impressive, it was not a landslide majorites when preliminary results in Selangor began trickling in. Thus it was not a surprise when The Malaysian Insider revealed their calculations showed BN won only 5.22 million votes (48.7%) as compared with Pakatan Rakyat which won 5.489 million votes (51.3%) and still won by a simple majority.

Is it payback time for the cronies for helping BN retain a simple majority with public money? Let's hope not.

I am confident without all the gerrymandering, malapproportionment, vote buying, etc., Pakatan Rakyat should have won.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Pakatan Harapan Rakyat Grand Finale PJ

You are cordially invited to the Pakatan Harapan Rakyat Grand Finale for the Greater Petaling Jaya parliamentary seats of PJ UTARA, PJ SELATAN, KELANA JAYA & SUBANG on 4th May 2013 (Sat) 7pm!

It will be held in Kelana Jaya Stadium and we are expecting a 50,000 crowd on the eve of polling day to Usher in the historic opportunity to UBAH!

Please find below the details:
Date: 4 May 2013 (Sat)
Time: 19:00 - 23:59
Venue: Kelana Jaya Stadium, Jalan SS 7/15, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Wong Chen (P. 104 - KELANA JAYA)
Tony Pua Kiam Wee (P. 106 - PETALING JAYA UTARA)
Sivarasa Rasiah (P. 107 - SUBANG)
Hannah Yeoh Tseow Suan (N. 31 - SUBANG JAYA)
Nik Nazmi bin Nik Ahmad (N. 32 - SERI SETIA)
Haniza binti Mohamed Talha (N. 33 - TAMAN MEDAN)
Rajiv A/L Rishyakaran (N. 34 - BUKIT GASING)
Lau Weng San (N. 35 - KAMPUNG TUNKU)
Yeo Bee Yin (N. 36 - DAMANSARA UTAMA)
Elizabeth Wong Keat Ping (N. 37 - BUKIT LANJAN)
Dr Mohd Nasir bin Hashim (N. 39 - KOTA DAMANSARA)

Please bring your friends and family to join us for a great evening of fun and excitement!.

For more update, please visit Tony Pua's FB page:

Thanks a lot for your support.

Phantom voter? Contact TAHAN Squad hotline

After casting your vote, stick around the polling centre or go to another polling centre where phantom voters are likely to vote. Keep a lookout for suspicious voters who may be phantom voters.

Call TAHAN Squad hotline: 016-505 9065

Malaysiakini alternative sites when main site blocked

On election night, Malaysiakini will be bombarded with traffic. There may also be some funny matters going on between the user and Malaysiakini. Below is a full list of sites that will be carrying the live results. Please keep this email handy and share this email with friends who will be following the live results. Note some of the channels have https in them, these are secure channels.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Pahang Phantom voters - same name very similar NRIC number

For polling and counting agents in the following polling centres and polling streams in Pahang, watch out for this phantom voter who is officially registered to vote in Pahang:

Nama: Ab Rapar bin Awang
Tahun Lahir: 1949
Kad Pengenalan:

DUN: 084 /17 - Sungai Lembing
Parliament: 084 - Paya Besar
Pusat Mengundi: Sek. Keb. LKTP Bukit Kuantan
Saluran: 1
No. Siri: 310

DUN: 082 / 13 - Semambu
Parliament: 082 - Indera Mahkota
Pusat Mengundi: Sek. Keb. LKTP Bukit Setongkol
Saluran: 2
No. Siri: 431

DUN: 082 . 12 - Beserah
Parliament: 082 - Indera Mahkota
Pusat Mengundi: Sek. Keb. Balok
Saluran: 1
No. Siri: 248

I have checked it for myself. Go ahead and do the same at

Malaysia 13th General Election - Phantom voters

Thursday, May 2, 2013

RAHMAN Prophecy and end of BN rule

The RAHMAN Prophecy predicted accurately the series of Prime Ministers to helm Malaysia as Tengku Abdul Rahman, Abdul Razak, Hussein Onn, Mahathir, Abdullah Badawi and finally, Najib.

However, there is more to it. Let's number the alphabets numerically and then add up the numbers to get .....


A-1 K-6 K-11 P-16 U-21
B-2 G-7 L-12 Q-17 V-22
C-3 H-8 M-13 R-18 W-23
D-4 I-9 N-14 S-19 X-24
E-5 J-10O-15 T-20 Y-25


=18+1+8+13+1+14 = 55

So it means that BN can only rule for 55 years, has to end on 5th May (55
years too).

Altantuya and Teoh Beng Hock

There is more. The late Teoh Beng Hock was born on April 20, 1979 while the late Altantuya Shaarriibuu was born on May 6, 1978.

It so happened that the nomination date for Malaysia's 13th General Election was on the birthday of the late Teoh Beng Hock, that is, April 20. Would the rule of UMNO/BN ends on May 6, 2013, the day after polling day? Let's hope so for a better Malaysia.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Malaysia General Election 5.5.2013 Sign From God

Malaysia has been ruled by the same corrupt regime of UMNO/BN for 55 years but finally Najib has dissolved the Parliament on Wednesday (Rabu) and the useless Election Commission has declared Saturday as Nomination Day on a Saturday (Sabtu) and called for election on 5 May 2013, a Sunday (Ahad).

Are all these dates and days a sign from God? Consider these:

1)Pegumuman bubar Hari Rabu (Announcement of Parliament dissolution on Wednesday)

R-Rakyat (Public)
A-Akan (will)
B-Buang (throw out)
U-Umno (United Malay National Organization)

2)Tarikh Penamaan Calon Hari Sabtu (Nomination Day)

S-Semua (All)
A-Akan (Will)
B-Bersatu (Unite)
T-Tumbangkan (to overthrow)
U-Umno (United Malay National Organization)

3)Hari Mengundi Jatuh Pada Hari Ahad (Election Day falls on a Sunday)

A-Adalah (This is)
H-Hari (Day)
A-Akhir (Last)
D-Dato Seri Najib memerintah (Dato Seri Najib rules)

4)Tarikh Mengundi 5.5.13 (the election date is 5.5.13)

55 tahun Umno memerintah (55 years of UMNO rule)
2013 tahun yang terakhir (2013 is the final year of their rule)

ان شاء الله insya'Allah God willing

Friday, April 19, 2013

PJ DAP Ceramah Venue, Date and Time:

DAP PJ Ceramah Schedule: (All ceramahs start at 7.30pm)

20/4 Sat - SS2 Taman Bandar (commercial centre)
Speakers: Tony Pua, Elizabeth Wong, Hannah Yeoh, Lau Weng San, Yeo Bee Yin, Rajiv Rishyakaran, others to be confirmed

21/4 Sun - Taman Paramount (commercial centre, next to Giant)
Speakers: Lau Weng San, Yeo Bee Yin, Rajiv Rishyakaran, others to be confirmed

22/4 Mon - SS4C/5 (commercial centre)
Speakers: Charles Santiago, Lau Weng San, Yeo Bee Yin, Rajiv Rishyakaran, others to be confirmed

23/4 Tue - SS3 (covered basketball court next to Dewan Orang Ramai)
Speakers: Lau Weng San, Yeo Bee Yin, Rajiv Rishyakaran, others to be confirmed

24/4 Wed - Petaling Garden Jalan 5/46 playground
Speakers: Charles Santiago, Lau Weng San, Yeo Bee Yin, Rajiv Rishyakaran, others to be confirmed

25/4 Thu
(i) Pangsapuri Damansara Bistari (near SS2 Mall)
(ii) Pangsapuri Sri Aman (near Taman Paramount LRT)
Speakers: Lau Weng San, Yeo Bee Yin, Rajiv Rishyakaran, others to be confirmed

26/4 Fri - SS23 Tennis Courts
Speakers: Tony Pua, Lau Weng San, Yeo Bee Yin, Rajiv Rishyakaran, others to be confirmed

27/4 Sat - Sungai Way Football Field (opp SRJK(C) Sungai Way)
Speakers: Tony Pua, Teng Chang Khim, V Ganabathirao, Lau Weng San, Yeo Bee Yin, Rajiv Rishyakaran

28/4 Sun - Seksyen 17 (commercial centre car park - to be confirmed)
Speakers: Tony Pua, Lau Weng San, Yeo Bee Yin, Rajiv Rishyakaran, others to be confirmed

29/4 Mon - SS2 Taman Bandar (commercial centre)
Speakers: Lau Weng San, Yeo Bee Yin, Rajiv Rishyakaran, others to be confirmed

30/4 Tue - MBPJ Hockey Stadium, Jalan Selangor (near PJ Old Town Bus Terminal)
Speakers: Tony Pua, Lau Weng San, Yeo Bee Yin, Rajiv Rishyakaran, others to be confirmed

1/5 Wed - Kpg Chempaka Basketball Court
Speakers: Tan Kok Wai, Tony Pua, Lau Weng San, Yeo Bee Yin, Rajiv Rishyakaran, others to be confirmed

2/5 Thu - Seksyen 5 Jalan Gasing Satellite Carpark (near St Francis Xaviers Church)
Speakers: Lau Weng San, Yeo Bee Yin, Rajiv Rishyakaran, others to be confirmed

3/5 Fri - Seksyen 14 playground behind Digital Mall
Speakers: Lau Weng San, Yeo Bee Yin, Rajiv Rishyakaran, others to be confirmed

4/5 Sat - Finale (venue to be confirmed)
Speakers: Tony Pua, Lau Weng San, Yeo Bee Yin, Rajiv Rishyakaran, others to be confirmed

DAP Rocket has landed on the Moon!!

The move by ROS (Registra of Society) to not recognize the DAP CEC (Central Executive Committee) has the unintended effect of strengthening the cooperation and camaraderie between its component parties, PKR, DAP and PAS.

DAP has decided to use the PAS "moon" logo in Peninsular Malaysia and the PKR "eye" logo in East Malaysia.

So do help us kick out the corrupt and power abusing UMNO/BN from Putrajaya by helping to spread the news that the DAP Rocket has landed on the MOON

Please tell all the voters that where a DAP candidate is contesting, put your X in the box for PAS.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Appeal for election observers in pictures

PRU13 in preparation for Malaysia 13th General Election has appealed for volunteer observers. Let us hope that sufficient observers can be recruited to form the critical mass leading to real change for a free and fair election. Here goes:

Trust in Election Commission lacking
Why monitor elections
Monitor elections because it is our right
Monitor because we want free and fair elections
Election observers, polling and counting agents role
Election observers, polling and counting agents areas and period of duty

Too many to display in 1 post. Will upload balance in batches in due course.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

The coward of the country (Malaysia). Video & Lyrics

The coward of the country (Malaysia)
Sung to the tune of Kenny Roger's Coward of the Country.


Everyone consider him the coward of the country
He never stood one time to prove the people wrong
His papa named him Najib, the folks just called him yellow
It was a fact that he would always hide, in Rosmah's shadow
He was only 16 when his daddy faced May 13
He looked on as his daddy act, seized power from Tunku
Growing up with his dad as PM, he lived in utter luxury
No challenge or hardship, Najib just had it all

Promise you, dad, not to do the things you've done
Walk away from trouble if I can.
Now I don't care that I'm weak, I just turn the other cheek.
I trust you know me enough to understand
I'd rather cheat than have to fight like a man.

He's just a career politician, with no track record achievement.
Since graduation, he just received titles because he is Razak's son.
From minister to prime minister, he never had to fight.
They were all handed to him on a silver platter!
Najib never understood the hardships of the people
The struggle and the poverty, he doesn't care what matter most
From his dad to the mamak, he only learned to spin untruth
He cheated and lied, corrupt to the core, he only wanted power

Promise you, dad, not to do the things you've done
Walk away from trouble if I can.
Now I don't care that I'm weak, I just turn the other cheek.
I trust you know me enough to understand
I'd rather cheat than have to fight like a man.

Hindraf, Bersih, Lynas, Felda, they march with united voices.
All met by soldiers, shot with water cannons and tear gas.
When the people cried, Najib said "you help me, THEN I help you"
He doesn't even understand the PM's role, a public servant.
After 5 years of Najib's rule, enough is enough
The people are not holding back, they'll stand and be counted
All Malaysians are waiting for the GE13, VOTE FOR CHANGE
We said, "This is for all Malaysians," as we watch BN fall.
And we heard him say,

Promise you, dad, not to do the things you've done
Walk away from trouble if I can.
Now I don't care that I'm weak, I just turn the other cheek.
I trust you know me enough to understand
I'd rather cheat than have to fight like a man.

Everyone consider him the coward of the country

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Baru Bian & Brothers: This land is my land

Lyrics & video for the song "This land is my land" by Baru Bian and Brothers:

This Land is My Land
This Land is your Land
From Tanjung Datu, to the Lawas Highland
From the Rejang Valley, up the Usun Apau
This land was made for you and me

As I was driving, thru the Borneo Highway
I saw below me, the beach of Tanjong Lobang
I saw above me, the peak of Mount Murud
This land was made for you and me

I've roamed and rambled, I followed my footsteps
Through the virgin forests, of our mighty mountains
And all around me, a voice was saying
This land was made for you and me

This Land is My Land
This Land is your Land
From Tanjung Datu, to the Lawas Highland
From the Rejang Valley, up the Usun Apau
This land was made for you and me

I followed your low hills, down the coastal rivers
Your golden beaches, and the sunny bright waters
As the fog was lifting, a voice was calling
This land was made for you and me

In the street of the cities, along the longhouse ruai
By the kaki-lima, I see the people gathering
And the many are grumbling, and many are wondering
If this land's still made for you and me

This Land is My Land
This Land is Your Land
From Tanjung Datu, to the Lawas Highland
From the Rejang Valley, up the Usun Apau
This land was made for you and me
This land was made for you and me

This Land is My Land
This Land is your Land
From Tanjung Datu, to the Lawas Highland
From the Rejang Valley, up the Usun Apau
This land was made for you and me
This land was made for you and me

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Yeo Bee Yin – DAP latest talent

Subject: DAP's latest Talent

She's from Segamat therefore DAP should consider her a candidate for Segamat North. Yeo will be a SURE win and JOHOR is waiting for such a change. Everyone should read this article by Yeo Bee Yin. It's a personal reflection of how she sees this country that she loves and more importantly she is doing something more than just coffee talk and roadside commenting, like most of us. She's sacrificing herself by joining politics on hope that she can bring positive changes to this wonderful country. All the best to you Yeo. I do hope you achieve your dreams which is also the same dreams of many of us. Cheers!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

In short: Female, 29, love God, love lives, love Malaysia.
I grew up in a small town in Segamat (Johor) called Batu Anam. I attended SRJK(C)Hwa Nan and SMJK Seg Hwa for my primary and secondary education.
Until I get Petronas Scholarship to study Chemical Engineering in Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP), I couldn't converse in English at all (just like any teenagers from kampung). Thank God that I eventually graduated from UTP with a First Class Honours and was the top student for the year 2006.
Then I worked for Schlumberger, a US oil and gas company, as an international field engineer in Turkmenistan. I spent the next 2 years working in a male-dominated industry in the middle of desert or sea.
I then went on to pursue MPhil (Masters in Philosophy) in Advanced Chemical Engineering under Gates Cambridge Scholarship and completed it with a Commendation.
Since end of 2010, I've returned to Malaysia to serve my beloved country. I've been volunteering in DAP social media work since Feb 2012 and still working hard so that more young people will join us to make a change to our nation.

Favourite Books
The Little Prince

"Why are you involved in politics?" I think this is the question my family members, friends, and many others will ask.
It's a long story. I am writing this story today to make sure that, if ever, I forget what am I in politics for, it will serve as a reminder.
Part I: The Beginning - Seed of Love
It all started in 2001 with a prayer movement - 40-day Fast and Pray for Malaysia, organized by NECF (National Evangelical Christian Fellowship). I was a first year student in University Technology Petronas (UTP) when I came across this movement. Not knowing why, I felt the urgency to pray for our nation. Since fasting alone for 40 days is no joke, I managed to persuade my best friend (Thin Thin) to fast and pray with me. So that's the beginning of the story - I sowed the seed of deep love for the country and fellow Malaysians.
One of the prayer items in NECF booklet has always been this: that God will raise more righteous politicians in Malaysia. Being a very practical person, beside prayer, I also tried to persuade some of my righteous male friends to join politics. Well, I have to admit that I was a conservative person then, so to me, politics was the ground of men. I thought my role is to pray and to serve the underprivileged community in NGO works.
I remember I was only 18 years old when I did my first 40-day Fast and Pray for Malaysia. Looking back now, I realized, I too, can be a part of the answered prayer. How marvelous.
Part II: Years on Distant Shores
No, I am not a super patriotic person that nothing else matters to me beside Malaysia. Being a 'kampung' girl, I dreamed of going overseas - to study, to work and to see the world.
Part II (a): Eyes Opened
My dream finally came true in my fourth year in UTP.  I was offered a 6-month internship placement in BASF world biggest chemical site in Ludwigshafen, Germany. As a chemical engineering student, and being the first student in UTP to get the offer, it was indeed was a great blessing to me. So I went.
These photos show the entrance to BASF Ludwigshafen site, which housed about 38,500 staffs. I don't remember the size of the site, what I remember is, you need a bus to go from the entrance to your department building, and of course from one department to another. In 2005, I was a little tiny intern there. :)

Internship in Germany was my first taste of international exposure as they take interns from all over the world to Germany. Here are the pictures of some of my friends there. I spent countless of hours with some of these friends here discussing about socialism, welfare state, capitalism, democracy, war, revolution, religion, and just about anything under the sun.

Due to language barrier (I know little German), I needed an English-speaking church and I finally found one and  attended Rhein River Baptist Church (RRBC). RRBC is a church established to serve the spiritual needs of the American army who are based in Mannheim (a city near to Ludwigshafen). I was one of the few non-military church member there. Through my interaction with the American armies in RRBC, I began to understand what "Democracy", "Liberty" and "Patriotism" really mean. Below is a picture of me and some of my church mates in RRBC.

During my stay in Germany, I also took the opportunity to travel to neighboring countries like France, Italy, Luxembourg and England. It was in these trips that I foster my love for arts and architectures, which remain till today.
Before coming to Germany, as a top student, I thought I knew a lot. After I came here, I realized how little I knew about the world. I began to question why in Malaysia we did not learn a more complete world history, different political systems, different ideologies, arts and culture? Neither have we been taught to think critically and objectively. I began to realize that what we've been taught in the schools have been crafted in such a way that we can be easily manipulated if we are not careful. Our syllabus was (and still is) flawed and politically biased.
I have to admit that before coming to Germany, I was an ardent supporter of Dr Mahathir and his legacy. I read his book, watched his documentary, supported the blind protection of GLCs  and race-based affirmative action, thinking that it's true 'patriotism'. (You can see how brain-washed I was then.)

Six months of internship in Germany has completely changed my world view , my eyes began to open, my previous perceptions shattered and I began to see things very differently. There is actually a much BETTER way for Malaysia.

I was 22 years old then.

Part II (b): A Disheartened Young Malaysian

After the internship, I came back to Malaysia to finish my study in UTP and graduated in 2006. Before I finished my study in UTP, I received offer from my dream university, Cambridge University, for a program called MPhil in Advanced Chemical Engineering. I was so happy! So I started to apply for funding. I wrote to Petronas Education Unit (I was Petronas scholar), JPA, Khazanah, MCA  and many other governmental and non-governmental organizations. I didn't get any. Although disappointed, I wasn't blaming anybody as I understood that nobody was obliged to fund me. Despite financial difficulties in his business in 2006, my dad agreed to fund my study in Cambridge.
However, I still had one problem. I was bonded to Petronas for 10 years and was supposed to serve my bond after I finished my study in UTP. So I wrote to  Petronas again to ask for deferment of service until after I finished my master degree in Cambridge. A few weeks later, I was called to come to the education unit. I really thought things will be settled quickly and I might even had a chance to persuade them to fund my study.
So I went with high hope. There, I saw a nice guy, he told me that the program was great etc and he really wanted to help, but it was in the policy that they couldn't allow any deferment for the bond or I would have to pay up my bond in lump-sump. Hearing that made me realized that I had no way out. My dream had crashed. I did not blame Petronas for that, as they were just following the contract and it would be a havoc if every scholar would come and ask for deferment or for more funding. I understood that.
However, it was a small incidence in the education unit that made me utterly disappointed with how things work in Malaysia. While waiting at the lounge, I met two returning scholars from Nottingham University, UK. I started to talk to them. To my very surprise, they couldn't even speak proper English! After a while, an education unit guy came and met them, I accidentally saw their results - one of them get second class lower and the another one a third class. That blasted my mind. Here I was, with a CGPA of 3.95/4.00 (if it's in 100% scale, it would be a 98%) 'begging' only for 1 year of deferment, not even a scholarship, but was denied. Here they were, spent 4 years in the UK fully sponsored and yet spoke broken English and graduated with at most, mediocre results.
Am I not as much a Malaysian as them? Being a 23 years old, I was utterly disheartened and disappointed.

Part II (c): The Only Way out

It was just a few days after I came back from Petronas education unit that I received a call from an American oil and gas company informing me that I was recruited. How did I get the job? While searching for scholarships to Cambridge, I casually attended 5 stages of job interviews with this company as my mom adviced me to go for job interview experience. I really couldn't remember what I did during the interview. So being able to get the job, I would say that it's God's open door, or some may say that it is by 'accident'.
Anyway, going back to the story, I was given 2 options from the recruiter: one is to be a local staff and another one is international staff. Of course, there's a huge difference in term of compensation between these 2 options. If I were to choose the latter, I'd have to go to a country called "Turkmenistan", and the salary would allow me to pay up my Petronas bond in just a few months! Turkmenistan might sound scary to many, but I was so excited! I really wanted to see and know more about this part of the world! Since the offer was great and there was no way that I could attend Cambridge anyway, I decided to take up the international assignment.
Turkmenistan was where I spent most of my next 2 years. I was 24 years old when I left home for Turkmenistan.

Part II (c): When Money Rules

My life in Turkmenistan was summarized here.
Not only in Turkmenistan, I also spent 3 months in Alexandria, Egypt and some time in Baku, Azerbajian for work related assignment during my 2 years in oil and gas industry.
Being paid in a salary comparable to at least the general manager in Malaysia, I managed to settle my bond with Petronas very quickly and saved some for myself. With the traveling allowances from the company, I traveled to many other countries too during the holidays. Life was great, I worked hard, played hard. Because of the good compensation scheme, I did not really think much about what I really want to do in life, my dream or my passion for the country. What I went after were money, bonus and performance. I became terribly self-centered. I just didn't care anymore.
It was until 9th Mar 2008, when I opened The Star online and saw the news on the political tsunami that I realized how I still love and care about my country. They were just buried very deeply under my frustration and disappointment. How I wished I would be able to contribute to the change no matter how small the contribution was, instead of just seeing it as an outsider.
I began to question, why am I here? Is this really what I want to pursue? Do I do this because there's no more option? Do I do this just because of money? If I were born in the US with many other opportunities, would I still do what I am doing now? How many more Malaysians out there left Malaysia because they went for better opportunities, just like myself and many other Malaysians abroad I've met throughout the years?
My dream for a better Malaysia has re-ignited, click here to see what wrote back in 2008. After more than half a year of consideration, I quit the job just months before my second promotion (when I still could resist the temptation). I wanted to be back to make a change to my nation, so that our next generation do not need to wander around the world for a better future, because the better future IS in Malaysia. I knew that I am a nobody and of me coming back would not help much, but I thought I should just do my part as a Malaysian, to serve our nation, regardless.
However, before I was back for good, I wanted to fulfill my childhood dream first, that was, to study in Cambridge University. I did not need to worry about my finance anymore now as I could afford to pay for everything. So I re-applied and got the admission offer within a month.  A double blessing to me was that Cambridge Gates Scholarship, the most prestigious post-graduate scholarship in Cambridge University, also offered me a full scholarship! Everything was paid for including air tickets, living expenses and school fees! I was and always will be grateful for Bill and Merlinda Gates Foundation. 
With that, I went to Cambridge University at the age of 27 years old, a long-delayed dream finally came true.

Part II (d): Living Cambridge Dream

I had a great and fruitful year in Cambridge. It was an intellectual challenging year and I had countless of sleepless nights to finish up my writings etc. I enjoyed most of the lectures, which were usually delivered by the professors who are top in their respective fields in the world. Many of the lectures had greatly inspired me especially in the field of sustainable development and renewable energy. I just so enjoyed the abundance of knowledge there.Here is a picture of my friends and I in my college (Corpus Christi College) in Cambridge.

Putting personal development aside, what I had experienced in Cambridge continued to make my burden for Malaysia even stronger. Throughout the year, I've met with many brilliant Malaysian students or working adults from top universities in the UK. I usually asked if they will one day be back to Malaysia. For those with JPA or Petronas bond, they said yes because no choice, whereas for those who are not bonded, almost 80% said No or they'll only be back to Malaysia if they can't find a job in UK, Europe or US. Malaysia has become the last resort.  For the Gates scholars, it's even more dismal. Out of the 10 who have received the scholarships from 2001 to 2010 (unfortunately none received the scholarship in 2011 and 2012), I am the ONLY 1 who is back. Where do these people go? There are all at the foreign land seeking for better opportunities and a better future. Can we blame them for not coming back? NO, absolutely NOT. Malaysia has just too little to offer them.

Part III: Hello Malaysian Politics

After pursuing my personal dream, as I've promised myself, I was finally back to Malaysia to pursue my dream for the country. Even with a strong burden for the country, it hadn't crossed my mind that I should be in politics, mainly because to me, being a politician was too far-fetch. I had no idea as in where to start, what to do, and which party to join. Also, I had been bipartisan all my life. What I thought I would do to make a change was probably community works and joining NGOs.
Until my company did a project with Democratic Action Party (DAP) in their general election social media campaign that I was exposed to politics first hand. I finally came to realization that if I want to make a good impact in this nation, with the limited things I have, it can only be done effectively through politics.
So joining politics? It was a tough decision, especially this year, only 1 year plus after I started my own business. I am not a person that go after fame and power, why bother to join politics? In addition, I am already 29 years old, isn't that better for me to find a husband and start a family? (God knows, when I was young I wanted to get married at 25!). Why waste time fighting for a job, of which I'll risk losing every 5 years and getting a pay that is not even half of what I used to get? Will I be able to survive in politics in the long run?  As my mom has so rightly put it, "you can have a decent and comfortable life now already, why choose such a hard life?".
However, what my mom did not know, is my love for this nation since I was 18 years old, and my desire to see a better Malaysia.
As I look back my life, by the grace of God, I was blessed with good (and free) education, MNC job training as well as so many different opportunities of exposure. What I want to do now is really to be a faithful steward to the gifts of God and use them to bless more people, especially fellow Malaysians.
"For everyone to whom much given, of him shall much be required" Luke 12:48
So I've made up my mind to join politics.
Even after I've decided that I should join politics, I wasn't quite sure of which party to join. I was still a bipartisan by then, although I did hope that DAP will win more seats in the GE. So I examined through the ideology, history and leadership of different parties, and had finally come to a conclusion that DAP is the best choice for me.
Ideologically, I have always been a democratic socialist, so it fits just well.  Historically, DAP stood the test of time and never wavered in its principle. Thirdly, I think I can follow the leadership of DAP without worry for 2 reasons:
1. they usually make decision based on number and facts and not rhetoric, so most of the time they make sense to me
2. they uphold integrity and righteousness
One setback of DAP to me was the party ethnicity-mix. It is still made-up of mostly Chinese and I am definitely not very into a race-based party. However, as I was involved in the Roketkini (DAP Malay news portal) Facebook page promotion, I could see the effort of DAP to reach out to Malay population and a genuine intention top down to make DAP a multiracial party. No party is perfect anyway. So I decided to join DAP and believe that through hard-work and time, we can build a true multiracial party together.
Part IV: Hope for the Future
So now, I am in politics and volunteering in DAP. What am I going to do for the next 20-30 years in politics?
Firstly, my heart is to use my gifts to serve the people regardless of income, race and religion. I believe politician is in fact public servant, we should always work towards maximizing the interest of the public.
For the long run, my hope for Malaysia is very simple. I hope that through the hard work of our generation, we'll make sure that Malaysia can be a land of opportunities and equality for our children.  I hope that Malaysia can be a land where, no matter how big and what your dreams are, they can be fulfilled here; and no matter what your potential are, they can be reached here. I hope that our children, no matter where they study outside of Malaysia, they will so look forward to come back to Malaysia, not because of the scholarship bond, not because of other considerations, but because this is the best place for them to be. I hope for a Malaysia that is free from corruption, united regardless or race and religion as well as competitive in the global economy.
And now, I shall work hard for it. May God bless the works of our hands.
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