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Moments of Enjoyment

A busy day in the office. I have had five meetings with my constituents today. Later I will be going to do a buka puasa event in USJ 9 at Masjid Al Falah.

I want to use this posting to thank everyone who took part in the Triplet Orchestra Concert last Saturday. Mr.Chan of Media Rakyat just sent me a bunch of great photos. The concert played the classics as well as contemporary stuff, including Miyazaki movies, Star Trek and Game of Thrones. The most fun orchestra concert I have been to in years; at one point the conductor came out in a Thor costume. 

Well done to all the players and organisers from Sunway, Monash and Taylor’s. Subang Jaya rocks!

Thanking The Rescue Squads

Just a quick posting. News coming in that PH won the Sandakan seat by a good majority. This is much needed good news for PH. 

I am now at the Triplet Orchestra Concert, waiting for the event to start. This is a Sunway, Monash and Taylor’s collaboration. All three are in my constituency of Subang. 

Yesterday, my office together with JKP Zon1 sponsored a buka puasa with Balai Bomba Subang Jaya. We visited the Adib memorial, had a good chat with the Bomba crew and had a quick inspection on the state of the station. 

As you may know, this year my office is focusing education by repairing all 51 schools in Subang at the cost of RM2.5 million. Next year we will focus on crime, health and safety. We can only spend the federal community budget on federal buildings, so next year we will be rebuilding the Balai Bomba.

Reformation On The Go!

Good morning from Parliament. There is no sitting but a Parliament function, where the Speaker is giving a talk on Parliament reforms. I arrived at 8 am and met YB Nancy Shukri; we were the first MPs there. This event is expected to end at 11 am. After that, I have two more meetings, one on Lynas and the other with an American journalist. Then later in the evening, I will be attending a farewell event for the First Secretary Rifdi at the Singapore High Commission. I have known Rifdi for about 3 years and got on very well with him.

Meet At Subang

A busy weekend so far. This morning at 8 am in Kinrara, I was at an Indian army veterans event with YB Gobind Singh Deo. Yesterday, I had four events in Subang Jaya and my officer represented me for another event too. I want to thank all the organisers; Cilantro, Summit USJ, Good Shepard, USJ 5 Watch. I also attended a new temple and got some blessings from the sifu. Attached are some pictures of my weekend events.

Achievement and Lost

I attended a long briefing by the New Zealand Clerk for the Defence Select Committee, Mr Siebert. He talked about the rules, management and shared experiences running select committees. The talk started at 9.30 am and ended at 3.30 pm. At lunch, I met up with PKR think tank advisors to discuss the state of the education policies. 

Earlier this morning at 8 am, I had a meeting with the Parliament Research Officer to discuss Climate Change. I have been appointed to chair the AIPA Caucus Working Group on Climate Change, which will be held in KL in June. In fact my appointment was yesterday at another meeting in Parliament at 9.30 am.

Parliament is not in session, but my work on Parliamentary reforms have somewhat consumed a sizeable part of my time. Yesterday, I had two meetings in Parliament, one on AIPA and the other was a lunch meeting organised by YB Nik Nazmi where we met the principals of the Tent organisation, a refugees advocacy group. Tent is funded primarily by an entrepreneur who made his money in the yoghurt business, Hamidi Ulukaya. 

I also squeezed in a bit of time for a meeting with a writer from Reuters. And then last night, I attended a community event, a Bomba appreciation night at Summit USJ.

Today is also the last working day for our officer Tina Lai. She served our office diligently and professionally for two years and will be joining the law firm RDL in a couple of months. I will be throwing a farewell party for her tonight at my home. Some 30 of my officers, interns and volunteers (present and past) will be turning up.