1 November 2019
Good afternoon from my office in Kinrara. During this long budget Parliament session, I will be in my office only on Fridays, when Parliament rests. Today is turning out to be a very busy day.
I started with a 8.30 am meeting in Mont Kiara. Then I drove to my office. Policy meetings with interns Eun and Joyce on minimum wage. Meetings with Paul Mae and Ale on Parliament reforms. Marcus, the other intern is working on trade policies. Dhinaa on constituency matters, with a big pile of papers to sign.
Samy, the Ketua Cabang dropped in. There were also two cikgus from a local tabika. Mr Leong, my chief volunteer dropped by for lunch to update me on programs, budget and administrative issues. My wife and I will also attend a dinner party hosted by the Mexican Ambassador tonight.
I am also preparing notes for a new round of budget committee stage debates next week, going to give a speech this Saturday, and will be flying off to Phuket for a major human rights conference on Wednesday evening for 5 days.