Au Revoir

Last Friday, I said goodbye to the last three of my summer interns; Vincent, Chun Tung and Ili Mariah.

Vincent is pursuing his degree in English literature at Warwick University, my alma mater. I am also an avid reader of literature, and as such got along very well with him. Vincent is one of those interns who already have fully developed political ideas. He worked hard, friendly to all, asked lots of questions and contributed a lot to policy discussions. I have asked him to return for a second internship in the future.

This was Chun Tung’s second internship with us. He is currently studying engineering at Xiamen University. He has again shown a good attitude to work, friendly to his fellow interns, and always willing to help the officers. He is still not very interested in Malaysian politics and is still grappling with public policies. My officers in particular enjoyed having him around, and we look forward to him joining us again in the future.

Ili Mariah joined us after graduating with a BA in Cinema and Television Arts from California State University, Northridge. Her internship was for two to three weeks only, but she quickly made a positive impact to our office. She ended her internship after securing a job with an internet startup. She produced and edited excellent Monday Night Chats and wrote good Parliamentary questions. We wish her all the best on her future work life career.