Saturday, March 28, 2009

12th Year Anniversary of the late Loh Jee Mee- " the pursuit of justice and service for the community."

Our family got together back in 1997 to work on the wordings for our late father's monument. We wanted a short sentence to reflect on his character, and to remind his grand children and great grand children of who he was. Justice and service for the community easily came to mind.

I had the privilege to witness some of his good work throughout my childhood. These include attending and rescuing effort for flood victims at Cenderiang, people in need of blood, police bail, passport and registration issues, disputes and etc. Some of those cries for help came past midnight and he would some times return home early in the morning with muddy pants.

Here is one article that I have gotten from the internet recently. The late Loh Jee Mee started pursuing for an Outpatients' Department in Tapah Hospital since 1966--a mission that he continued on as an elected town councillor in 1968 and subsequently as a Member of Parliament in early 70s.

(From The Rocket July/August 1968)

His perserverence for Tapah Hospital was shown on the following oral answer in the Malaysian Parliament in 1971. I found the following from the Malaysian Parliament website:

Friday, 16th JULY, 1971 at 2:30 pm, Questions for Oral Answer:

21. Tuan Loh Jee Mee: To ask the Minister of Health to
state when the much-delayed Outpatients' Department at
the General Hospital, Tapah will commence operation.

The outpatient's department in Tapah has benefited the community in Tapah over the years since its establishment and years to come.

Here is the link to 11th Anniversary:

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Brussel, Brugges and Paris

Some pleasure after business..

Grand Place, Brussels

Visited Bruges on the 22nd Feb. The historic city of Bruges is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Medieval architecture are found in and around Bruges.

Paris, March 2nd.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Let the people of Perak decide, not the 3 stooges

It does not matter if I had voted for the BN or PR, but what matter most is that the people of Perak did not vote for the BN to govern the state in the 2008 general election. In the last general election, PR has gathered 442, 660 votes against 399, 565 for the BN.

As of today there are 28 Pakatan Rakyat (PR) elected representatives, 28 Barisan Nasional (BN) elected representatives and 3 independent representatives in the Perak State Assembly. The 3 are not aligned with any political parties—not BN, not PR. Besides, the qualifications of the 3 stooges as a legitimate assembly are being questioned.

Perak and Malaysia is a multi racial society but there is not a single Indian representative in the new BN Perak Assembly and only ONE chinese representative. The March 2008 general election results has clearly shown that not only BN did not command the popular votes in Perak, but upright rejection from the substantial Chinese and Indian voters.

It is indeed a great dissapointment to see the BN claiming authority over Perak today. Should Perak be governed by the BN? I for one advocate for fresh poll and let the overall poll be the verdict. Let the people of Perak decide!

It is also sad to see my efforts-- the PR's effort to improve Tapah district office over the past few months gone down the drain because of the 3 stooges.