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Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Conference

March 30, 2019

I will be going to Rantau for a full day of campaigning for Dr Streram tomorrow. My forward team has been working there for almost a week doing the HQ campaign planning.

I had a half day event at Universiti Malaya this morning. This is part of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign in support of human rights for Palestine and to pressure Israel to adhere to international laws. The BDS movement is a global non violent campaign that calls for the boycott of goods and services that support the illegal occupation of West Bank and Gaza.

I gave a short speech at the forum for panelists and then answered a few questions from the crowd. The event kicked off at 9 am with a speech from human rights expert, Saul Takahishi (he worked as a senior United Nations representative in Palestine for 5 years). I joined a panelist of two UM professors; Prof Nazari and Prof Roslan. Mr. Muslim, a Palestinian activist also joined us.

I was invited by Prof Nazari to give my policy views on trade and boycott. Having been a high school student in the mid 1980s, I witnessed the end of apartheid from the boycott of South African businesses. So I truly believe a non violent approach of economic boycott can yield better results than conflict.

I started learning about the Arab – Israeli conflicts from the peace and conflict study group in high school. My high school had a bunch of international scholars and we were idealistic and really wanted to change the world! Attending today’s event brought back memories of my young adulthood. It is good to be reminded that this world is full of injustices, and we all must do our bit to help.

Transparency as our priority

March 22, 2019

Hello everyone! Paul Mae here with some updates on our 2018 accounts.

Last week, we received notification from the Prime Minister’s Office that our accounts for 2018 were due for submission. Being a transparent office, we implement proper filing and accounting systems for all income and expenditure. Thanks to the interns and staff, we were able to submit our accounts to ICU JPM today! We have also helped other Parliamentarians with their submission this year.

Our office practices full accountability. All financial reports are available on our bi-annual newsletter at Stay tuned for more upcoming news!

Program Baik Pulih Sekolahku

March 16, 2019

Good evening everyone! Kevin Ling here, the new officer of P104. YB Wong Chen has requested that I write about our Program Baik Pulih Sekolahku 2019.

This morning, we met with the headmasters and YDP PIBG of all 51 schools under our constituency. The meeting was held to introduce our venture for the year, Program Baikpulih Sekolahku. This allocation was given by the PMO and our office acts as the liaison between the PMO and the school.

The allocation are expected to be used for all kinds of repair works and upgrades needed in order to facilitate better learning environment for our students.

As such, the amount of works required a full mobilisation from the office; let me take this opportunity to thank all my colleagues who are committed and professional, Paul Mae, Dhinaa and Tina. And not to forget our super dedicated interns, Diana, Shaiyla, Alethea, and Aaron. On top of that, we thank our councillors Jen, George, Fitri, and representative Oscar for their support.

We have been focusing on this project for quite some time now and it is our hope to witness that our efforts will bear its fruits eventually by allowing the students to sit and learn in a safe and comfortable environment, and that the schools can carry out its important mandate – education, without needing to worry for the necessity such as infrastructure.

More updates to come!

The King’s Speech

March 11, 2019

The Parliament ceremony went without a hitch. The King and all dignitaries arrived on time, and the ceremony went like clockwork. The King’s speech was very good reminding us to reform, serve the people and to fight corruption.

The King stayed for lunch and took time to meet us. I also caught up with MPs from both sides, ambassadors and reporters. These events are good to catch up on politics and try to gauge the political sentiment.

Welcome Kevin!

March 1, 2019

Good afternoon everyone! I’m Kevin Ling, the new officer at the P104 office. As I was asked by Tina to post up ‘a little bit about yourself’, so here am I fulfilling the obligation.

I have just completed my Masters of Law at the Australian National University; specialising in law, governance and development. I was also an intern at the office (Kelana Jaya then) about two years ago – during my internship I was given the opportunity to lead the first phase of Asset Declaration exercise.

Anyway, I am back now at the office working full time as an officer. I look forward to serving Subang (P104) and meeting the rest of you!