ELECTED representatives have been urged to continue to serve the people with sincerity.
Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the struggle to bring positive and meaningful change to Malaysia must go on.
“We are in the process of bringing change to the country. I believe that actions are being taken to reform institutions in the Government; and this takes time.
“We must show the people our sincerity to serve. The rakyat’s expectation of us is high.
“They are yearning to have Malaysia Baru, despite it has only been months since Pakatan Harapan took over the Federal Government.
“We have to be realistic that it is impossible for the Federal Government to make all the changes in just a few months.
“We sincerely hope that the people can give us more time to actualise Malaysia Baru; the Malaysia that we hoped for,” Chow said in his speech during the Tanjong and Padang Kota Chinese New Year open house at Lee Sih Chong Soo building in Burmah Road today.
He thanked the rakyat for the support given.
“We still need your support to grow together. You have spoken during the 14th General Election and brought forth the political change in Malaysia after 60 years.
“We are grateful for the confidence and support you have in us and we will continue our struggle to serve you, the state and Malaysia,” Chow added.
Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar, who was present, called on the people to spend more time with those in need.
“Spend some time with those in need. Visit the homes for the aged. This is one of the ways to give back to the society,” she said.
Guests were treated to a sumptuous meal and traditional performances at the open house.
Chow, his wife Tan Lean Kee, Senator Lim Hui Ying, and other VIPs also took part in the ‘yee sang’ tossing ceremony to mark a fruitful year ahead.
Story by Christopher Tan
Pix and video by Chan Kok Kuan