• Office of YB Wong Chen

New Year

Our office resumes service today. Happy New Year to all.

This morning my office is busy finalising our 2014 accounts and newsletter covering the period 1st July 2014 to 31st December 2014. We target to have these published by this coming Thursday. We strive to practice a transparent reporting system for our constiuents.

On the matter of the floods in the East Coast, some of my friends and readers have been asking about my hometown of Kota Bharu. Kota Bharu is slowly recovering, currently very dusty as the mud dries up. But there is also widespread illness. Personally, we were very lucky to have my parents’ home relatively free from the flood. For some strange reason, Taman Maju was not flooded out. So when the homes of our staff and friends were hit, they moved into our home for shelter.

Politically, 2015 is going to be very tough year. The court decision on Dato Seri Anwar’s trial is due. Within Pakatan Rakyat, Hudud has resurfaced again in Kelantan. For BN, things are even more uncertain, UMNO members are openly attacking Najib, signaling that an all out fight is near.

More problematic than politics, is the economy. Whilst politics may create news, it does not actually create jobs or put food on the table for the rakyat. For 2015, we may have to bear great economic problems. How will BN manage the country in a low oil price scenario? I am bearish on the economic front. Be that as it may, we pray and hope for the best but we should always be prepared for the worst.

#NewYear