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And don’t call me ‘YB’ please March 10, 2008

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In our meeting last night, Anwar Ibrahim brought us down to earth.

First – we have to change this ‘bodek’ feudal culture of Umno. ‘Yang Berhormat’ or YB is only appropriate in the halls of the state assembly or Parliament. Do the Brits or Australians go around calling their MPs or state legislators ‘Right Honourable’ in public? Nope.

So please don’t call us YBs. It gives me a strange icky feeling if you do.

Two – any unreasonable perks will be slashed. There will not be any redecorations in our offices and we will use the vehicles bought earlier by the state government. Our salary will also be cut. We gotto cut those wasteful and unnecessary spending.

Tan Sri Khalid is gonna run this state like a corporation. We are expected to file quarterly reports like an good company. Expect some redundant committees and positions created to appease the Umno-aites to be erased. And yeah – no belly-dancing in those ‘lawatan sambil belajar’. It’s ‘belajar sambil bekerja’.

Three – we will be open to everyone in regards to suggestions and inputs. We want to be take stock of what is immediate and urgent. And please give us time. Fifty years of nonsense will take time to be rectified and corrected.

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1. Rizal - March 10, 2008

Hi! Congratulations! It would be much appreciated if you could get someone to repair the road that links Tropicana to the Sprint Highway. The potholes are at a particularly dangerous corner – something bad could happen.

2. Lim Ann Hock - March 10, 2008

Eli… on behalf of my family in Sri Damansara, we would like to welcome you as our wakil rakyat in Bukit Lanjan. Both my mother and my vote to you for this election seem to be work for the first time out of many time that we vote in Bukit Lanjan.

Lot of work awaiting for you. especially to rectify and correct the demage done by BN state govt.

Pls work with your heart out for us.

Congrat again my beloved Rep for Bkt Lanjan

Mr Lim Ann Hock
Sri Damansara

3. WF Liew - March 10, 2008

The majority have placed their trust in you. Now You have to walk the talk, to bring the minority to your side!. This is once in a lifetime in Malaysia politics so show to all Malaysians, that you can do far more better than your predecessors. God bless!

4. MAHAGURU58 - March 10, 2008

I applaud all these measures that PKR is pushing for?

May the People’s Choice do it’s job exactly as it should to be a trailblazer for good governance!

Go prove it to them Liz!

Mahaguru58 is proud to have voted for change!

Go PKR Go!

5. Nizam Azim - March 10, 2008

Congratulations Elizabeth!

Yeah no bickering( am sure there’s none) about posts and all……take care of the rakyat first!

God Bless All Of You!

6. Niraj Sanghvi - March 10, 2008

I wrote a warkah kepada PM and I’m reiterating the gist of it here…

The IT world has grown considerably but there is no caretaker of the welfare of us knowledge workers. The companies that come to do business here exploit us to the bone and we need someone to stand up to this…apparently the law is supposed to side us but we do not see it. I think there is a need to educate the workers of their rights.

I will be glad to provide any form of input necessary be it knowledge or going out to do the nitty gritty…. let me know.

7. yh - March 10, 2008

granted eli. and best wishes in your journey.

8. Concerned Papa - March 10, 2008

This is the way to go…be prudent!

9. CJCM - March 10, 2008

Congratulation to you YB…. please take care of the rakyat…. and yes YB, we will not call you YB … :)

10. Mosesfoo - March 10, 2008

Eli

Congratulation.

Yes, very much…please setup some form of feedback, consultation mechanism with the people, even this blog of yours, for input or ideas,even those that may sound stupid. At the least it allows people to voice out their concerns.

On a very specific term, very specifically, how much time do you need to familairize yourself in your new role and what do you intend to do in the next 100 days, and first six months?

Thank you

11. Dan-yel - March 10, 2008

Good to hear that, remember ya we’ll watching all of you… ;)

12. arthur james - March 10, 2008

Great! Do it right at the 1st place.

13. ricky liow - March 10, 2008

Ah! A new dawn is upon Malaysia and I trust you guys to do the right thing for ALL Malaysians and FOR Malaysia.

Just as you will be filing quaterly reports to the CEO (in this case, MB), we the people too will be filing our reports to you but our report comes in every 4 or 5 years. I trust that at the end of the day, our report will be a delight to file.

14. rashid khan - March 10, 2008

It’s a big challenge down there. As a wakil rakyat, some people, espescially the business community will try to get closer to all of you for reasons they know. Selangor is a `rich’ state with many development projects and offering business proposals plus `incentives’. That’s the reasons why BN wakil rakyats are all very very rich.

So I sincerely hope all of you are able to withstand this challenge, so that at the end of the day, all BA’s wakil rakyat really serving the people and not be another BN stuff, accumulating wealth.

All the best, and always remeber people is the boss.

15. yum - March 10, 2008

Cool. Cool. Cool. I like you guys already.

Will you be publicising the perks a state exco gets?

16. arthur james - March 10, 2008

a 50 years rotten culture required years to clean up. hit at the hot spot. I believe with vast exprience from Guthrie, sdr Khalid should be able to do it well. Most importantly, implement cost reduction exercise in every corner of the world you can find. implement “lean and clean” environment policies for the state. Manage the state coffer with remarkable results. In time, we will be as clean as singapore. Only then we’re qualified to call ourself world class !

17. Phoebe Lee - March 10, 2008

It gives me the same feeling too. Probably is already been 50 years. You know what I mean? We really need a change. That’s the challenge. Everybody is putting a little faith for a better tomorrow.

18. cpwaterman - March 10, 2008

For a start, please do something loud & visible to get our Indians brothers out of the ISA camp. They were obviously bullied left right & centre by BN gomen.

19. teohwk - March 10, 2008

What you just said sounded totally alien to me. But it sounded good. :)

20. Rickhor - March 10, 2008

Dear YB, ooopss, sorry Dear Ellie,

First thing first – as elected representatives of PEOPLE, you must be with PEOPLE ALL THE TIME. This means that PEOPLE need to be able to have access to ALL the elected representatives. Therefore, all elected reps of Subang parlimentary and state seats, can you please let us have your contact numbers (mobile numbers to have direct access), followed by that of your respective operations and service centres.

And I do hope that you seriously consider setting up one service centre in Sri Damansara (not Sri Damansara Utama). We do not and have not seen the defeated YB’s face after she ws elected. No where to be seen and heard.

Cheers.
Rick

21. pablopabla - March 10, 2008

Congrats to you Elizabeth! I am glad BR has taken over the governance of Selangor. It was indeed a most pleasant surprise!

Now, just a quick suggestion:-

I know it will take some time but it would be worthwhile for all wakil rakyats to set up their website/blogs so that the ordinary rakyat can be kept abreast of what’s happening up there. We have seen how the internet has helped to garner a movement to help break BN’s stronghold and wakil rakyats must recognise that the rakyat will be more than interested to know what progress has been made through the internet medium. We want to be kept informed, just like how Lim Kit Siang has been keeping us informed all these while of the various issues which he raised in Parliament.

A website costs less than RM300 to set up (with a personalised domain name) and it will present the wakil rakyats in a more professional way. This website must have pages which give the information on the background of the wakil rakyat, qualifications, action plans, what principles he/she stand for, contact, information about the area under his/her care and links to relevant organisations. Make it professional. Look at Obama’s, Clinton’s or McCain’s site. It will also appeal to the youths of this nation as it will show them that their wakil rakyat is someone who is progressive looking and up-to-date.

Cheers!

22. james lim - March 10, 2008

Congratulations, Elizabeth!

First: I like your style… soar like an eagle in the skies but down to earth with your responsibilities!

Two: It’s an arduous task to be stripped of the luxuries in the past and making do with the bare necessities for a better future!!

Three: We have waited 50 years… what is a little bit more.

God bless you,
James Lim

23. Malay Women in Malaysia - March 10, 2008

Well done PKR!

I have faith and confidence that if PKR and the rest of our political opposition parties adopt such approach in their state administrations, Barisan Nasioanl will definitely face natural death in 2012!

Keep up the good work, Barisan Alternatif!

24. Kok Yoon Lee - March 10, 2008

Put the exco village up for rental

25. E.mah - March 10, 2008

Elizabeth,

Congratulations on being elected in your 1st term as the state assemblywoman for Bukit Lanjan.

Being prudent residents of BU , we know that together with the new state government and yourself you will bring about much change and accountability in the running of the Selangor state.

One wastage that is definitely a sore eye is the exclusive residential residence that the previous administration has built for the councillors to live in.Do you actually need it.If not sell it.

Good luck and you have all our support.

26. Ally - March 10, 2008

Elizabeth!

Way to go!!!!

27. monsterball - March 10, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS!!
wa wa wa..Liz has now fulfilled her dream. God bless her and family.
God bless all keADILan elected representatives.
They are like us…so they know what Malaysians want….most dear to all. true..FREEDOM & DEMOCRACY!!

28. frankie - March 10, 2008

Everything seems rosy with all these great speeches. I do hope things will turn out right, for us the rakyat who has voted you guys in, we will be patience but for I am not too sure on the BN supporters who are waiting to fire the first and multiple salvos if things go wrong.

On the brighter side, I think you are the hottest looking MP our august house has ever witness :-)

29. megaman - March 10, 2008

:-)

I can only smile after reading this …

30. wongboontwee - March 10, 2008

Good start. Please remember the ‘broom’ created by the predecessor. He was really swept by PEOPLES’ POWER eventually.

31. Julie Tan - March 10, 2008

Dear Elizabeth,

Great job ! I like your fast action and leading the way by example.
All eyes will be on the 5 states won by opposition.

I wished I have attended your ceramah. However I did attend Teresa Kok and Tony Pua’s ceramah.

All the best,
Julie

p.s. A friend in US recommended me to your website :))

32. sticiary - March 10, 2008

I would like to raise the over rated assessment rates imposed on medium cost condominiums in Petaling Jaya.Isn’t it absurd an owner of such a condo is paying more than double the assessment rate charged on a landed bungalow ? I hope the new Selangor state government should right this wrong which has been around for at least a decade.

33. Dr Vijay - March 10, 2008

Now that’s interesting.By instilling the word YB it actually alleniates one ,afterall it’s a peoples party chose by the people. Hope all will follow suit.
Regards

34. kok pin - March 10, 2008

hello,

admire your convictions regarding the title. Show you humbleness and grounded mindset.

Shows you want to serve the people from the same level. As oppose of serving the people from above them.

kok pin
bu 11

35. Joshua - March 10, 2008

Words cannot describe what I am reading. And I know it’s happening already, the efficiencies of the Opposition.

Today, all the DAP banners have been taken off the PJU areas, while BNs banners are still withering and making a wasteland look out of things, as they have always.

These are the correct words that all of us Rakyat wants to hear after winning…and not just words, I am seeing actions backing up words for a change.

Amazing, simply amazing.

36. Aloysius - March 10, 2008

Excellent start. Just make sure that it is not just a case of a new broom sweeps well.

37. andrew yap - March 10, 2008

I am a Malaysian living permanently in NZ. Yes, local people do not address their MP as YB or Right Honourable.
If all MPs follow strictly what Anwar had said, I am sure by 2013 election, BN will not get the simple majority in the Parliment.
Keep it up.

38. Bryan - March 10, 2008

I will not call you Yang berhormat but Yang berkhidmat to remind all you oppositions ybs that you have been elected to serve the people and not your own interest.

We ,the rakyat will be watching all you ybs closely and please don’t follow the steps of the BN ybs.

Remember,we the rakyat put you in office and we can take you out of office the next election if you don’t perform.

Stay away from corruption and be an incorruptable yb then you can be rest assured that your job will be retained when the next election comes.

Keep it up Yang berkhidmat,Elizabeth Wong.

39. Ko-chi - March 10, 2008

congratulations to the people, and to our new assemblywoman Eli Wong! paycut is a big surprise :p but if it’s necessary to show PKR-DAP-PAS is serious about transforming Selangor, Penang, Perak, Kedah, then let it be so. as for suggestion…bring back local govt elections! or at least revert to the good old days of appointing councilors from among the residents who are experts in their particular fields so that they can ensure the local councils are really doing the job for the good of the people.

and oh yes, work with the ACA to bring the full force of the law upon corrupt ppl of the previous gahmen like Zakaria, and Satem.

work hard! we have no time to lose to prove to the rakyat we can do a much better job! we must prepare to win in 2013!

40. Thenna - March 10, 2008

Well hats off to you Sdr Anwar.I wish you will “walk the talk”.And please no more nonsense from the elected ADUNS.You have our assurance that
we will back you on all the policies that will be implemented for the benefit of the people.As for the YB issue I guess you have made a point.
Well the ADUN’s are elected to serve the RAKYAT not to go on lawatan sambil belajar and to enjoys all the perks.

41. yatim - March 10, 2008

Dear Ms Elizabeth,
Let this be new chapter in Malaysian politics. Show the BN how to run a government in proper. No corruption, no abuses & no cronies. Bring those who have plundered people’s money to justice. The Rakyat is behind you. In next election we will erase the race based politics from M’sian politics.

GOD bless you and your colleagues to carry out the mandate of the people.

42. Gopie - March 10, 2008

Congrats,
We are all behind you.
Take away the “YB”, be different from BN.

43. Deva Kunjari - March 10, 2008

Dear Elizabeth
Elections are over and it is time to work. Welcome to government and hope that the rakyat will help all of you to remain focused on how best to serve.

There are many issues which need to be dealt with. I wish to highlight a thorn in the side for lawyers and all who own or wish to own property in Selangor….

If the new Selangor State government means business, could you please do something to make the Shal Alam Land Office efficient and effective? If you need any help in this regard, many of us are willing and able to provide guidance and assistance.

By the way I humbly request that the new administration does not dismiss the entire past of this country as 50 years of nonsense. There have been many good people who have rendered dedicated service in this period. Please dont fall into this trap which can raise unnecessary sensitivities, rather focus on what needs to be done.

Congratulations on your success.
wishing you the very best.
Good wishes
Deva Kunjari

44. Loke - March 10, 2008

I wish to comment & voice my “concern” on statment that “Tan Sri Khalid will run the state like a corporation….”

We have, in state of Selangor, central & district administrations that have been there for humpty years. Inefficiency, slacks & horrible work culture are the common feedbacks that one often hears.

It would be disasterous should a “KPI” style of performance management & evaluation is to be implemented. The end results may back fire, state employees cannot take it!

I don’t like to see our long waited state “coalition” government only rules for 1 term. After all, it is hard so see ALL could reach a consensus in power sharing & to lift Selangor to another height of achivement (economy, social & welfare etc of the rakyat)

I hope all the “Anak Selangor” would be very patience with Tan Sri & his team to turn around the running of the administration from tip to toe.

Let’s give our blessing to Tan Sri & his team & myself personally would continue to pray for new state governments of Kedah, Penang, Perak & Selangor, that God would shine a light to the leaders & wisdom in overcoming ALL tough, complex & sensitive issues, in fostering unity amongst Malaysian of all races.

Syabas & all the best.

45. Klaw - March 10, 2008

Dear YB (at least allow me just this once la)
Congrats on your victory.
I hope you guys will manage to uncover and undo the damage that has been done to Selangor, especially in respects to the dodgy contracts.

Let Selangor be a model of excellence for everyone, and that it reaches true developed status, instead of making frivolous claims like the previous state government.

46. Rianna - March 10, 2008

Yang Berhidmat, congrats.

Can you please tell PKR/Anwar to create a better website for the party and rakyat like PAS’ HarakahDaily.Net?

During the just concluded PRU12, it was difficult to get infor about PKR and its activities. We have to run around the net for new. Furthermore, the existing Suarakeadilan is not so informative and lacks current news about PKR, its leaders and the general happening that concerns the rakyat.The mainstream electronic and print media will continue to blackout the oppositions so get an appropriate website for PKR. Thanks.

Anwar’s vision sounds good. If you PKR follow this, we will have a new Federal govt come 2013.

47. Baljit Singh @ BJ - March 10, 2008

First and foremost, my Congratulations to the Winners of the recent Elections.

Also my Congrats to PKR for the selection of Tan Sri Khalid as the next Menteri Besar of Selangor.

Many people know that Tan Sri Khalid was the CEO of PNB, BUT many may not know how he steered PNB to the Heights whereby PNB was an Organization many envied Worldwide.

With his knowledge and expertise as well as foresight, he made PNB so profitable that PNB was able to pay-out High Dividens to the Ordinary Folk which in turn helped them to have a better life.

It was during his tenure as a CEO of PNB that i went to meet him at the tender age of 21 with a Proposal on conducting the “Diploma in Investment Analysis” in colloboration with Western Australian Institute of Technology (WAIT) now known as Curtin University.

As the Stock Market was picking up and the Industry growing, we in Malaysia did not have many Professionals to handle this Industry. He supported and even gave input / Ideas on how we can move forward.

With his support, we managed to convince the “Employees Provident Fund” to be the first to start this Program in-house. With this, EPF had many trained Investment Analysts to better Invest the Members money. For that i have full respect for him.

Since he was so GOOD at PNB making tons of Money for the Public, many others with Political connections wanted his seat and subsequently he was ousted. How and Why ? You need to find the answer.

Tan Sri Khalid being a man who does not take “NO” or “CANNOT” as an answer, went into Politics as it was the only way or route he could take to put things right.

Based on his Leadership qualities and capabilities, PKR roped him in and now with the latest elections results, the results speak for itself.

I have to agree with Mr Anwar Ibrahim that Selangor under Tan Sri Khalid at its helm will administer the State of Selangor like a Company and have quarterly reports like a good Company.

I as a Citizen of Selangor by birth, hereby humbly request one and all to give Tan Sri Khalid the full support he deserves so that SELANGOR progresses and becomes what PNB is today.

Trust me, all of us will see results NOT overnight BUT in due course.

48. klchan - March 10, 2008

Your work will be most daunting given that you need to work with govt servants entrenched in their ways for too long and a past political system that allows for it. But do write up a business plan with key performance indicators to check your achievements and we will be more than willing to mark your report cards. We will help you in our constructive criticisms and lead you when you go astray. Congrats and beware of the enemy within and without.

49. OnTheFence - March 10, 2008

Saudari Elizabeth Wong,
Congratulations and Good Luck.

May God keep guiding you in your service to the people.

50. kanna - March 10, 2008

Congratulation Dato Anwar,
At last all your effort and peoples hopes come true. We hope your way will make us happy. Do something that make us proud on you, remember all the people now waiting for your movement. Achive want ever u promise. We be behind you to support and we will be in front of you when you needed us.

51. Libra - March 10, 2008

Please keep reminding your colleagues our aspirations and hopes. Remind your PAS friends not to be too bothered about separate queues or serving liquor at hotels, holding hands, and gambling outlets but instead focus on fair play, good governance, transparency, housing for the poor etc.
Remind them that even Indians and Chinese voted for them.

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53. OD - March 10, 2008

Congratulations, Elizabeth. I’m so happy that we have got so many right thinking Malaysians into state and national legislatures.

Can we call you Yang Berkhidmat instead of Yang Berhormat? That’s how Wee Choo Keong won over voters in my constituency, Wangsa Maju

54. Rizal - March 10, 2008

Hi, I’ve got an idea – you could set up a website to specifically handle complaints (e.g. my comment #1 above). The public would be able to submit complaints and see the status of their complaints – maybe Open, Resolved, Closed, etc. Software engineers would be familiar with this concept, it’s like bug tracking software.

From your end this system would be able to produce graphs and charts to measure how many problems solved, unsolved, and complaints still outstanding.

55. Jasper Ang - March 10, 2008

Yes I am fully support and agree with NO to “YB”.

This is the most fundamental of respect and equal rights in a democratic system.

Let us (people) together support and watch our new government together.

56. Juan - March 10, 2008

Congratulations, Eli! My family’s votes for you are worthwhile after all!!

Please post on your site your people service center’s contact details like address, telephone, time to see you, etc.

Please work hard to prove the credibility of this alternative state government in serving the people’s interest.

And God willing, in the next election, we shall vote not only for alternative governments in several states but also for a new government to rule the country as a whole!

Top of mind request for you is to do something drastic and quickly about the dire state of MBPJ & MPSJ and the rest of other local councils!! The recalcitrant Pak Lah and his cronies, including Ka Ting couldn’t do anything. Within the powers of the new state government, please do something to clean up all the local councils.

Cheers,
Juan

57. dbctan - March 10, 2008

Congratulations!
What a great start for you and for so many others who will represent the rakyat in the halls of power. I hope your idealism will not be tainted in a field that is constantly referred to as ‘dirty.’ Keep the fire burning!

58. lina - March 10, 2008

yes please take out the YB. Its so BN.

We have delivered the election now listen to us and we will be there again five years time.

Again, congrats.

59. john - March 10, 2008

We voted you not because we loved the opposition but because we hated Barisan more. We hated their corrupted ways and abuses of power. We hated the way we were treated.
You opposition people have one chance to prove yourselves. If you fail we will not hesitate to kick you out. Spread the word.

60. Just - in - March 10, 2008

Dear all Opposition,
I wish to congrats everyone for such a beautiful year of 2008 to start with.
It will be difficult for all 3 to compromise but I hope you all will remember it is for the nation and not for individual satisfaction.
Do all you can for the needs of the nation.
We have suffer enough.
Look at every corner to improve.
Change the way that should not be
Hear the voice of the people.

61. Ira - March 10, 2008

I am glad that Malaysia has now a strong opposition. Congratulations to BA and to Malaysians!

I just hope something will be done for our ecosystem. There are lots of things to be done for our environment. For example, there is an urgent need to enhance the public transportation system.

All the best.

62. Jimmy - March 10, 2008

I like what I am hearing (reading) already. I wish you and your PKR-DAP-PAS colleagues all the best. We will be watching you and guiding you all the way. Most importantly, be humble and put your ears on the ground. Don’t sit on the ivory tower.

I know you won’t disappoint us.

Btw, YB also means “Yang Berkhidmat” (Yours in Service) :)

63. wits0 - March 10, 2008

Good start Eli ; Anwar got it right as far as (all-important)intention is concerned. The Y/M title bit is in fact truly fatuous. A person has to earn his/her own respect. It’s a queasy bit of nonsense to bedeck people needlessly and promote the Class thing mindlessly.

64. Rushdi - March 10, 2008

Hi Eli. Congratulation. Please dont acts like BN YB. We are rakyat biasa as well.

Rushdi Jamil

65. steven - March 10, 2008

Congratulations! I hope we won’t regret our decision to vote for you. Much needs to be done for the betterment of the people and it won’t happen so quickly. And I don’t expect it to happen overnight. However, I would like to highlight that as soon as the State Goverment is recognised and the MB is sworn in, that a press announcement be made to inform all Selangor state civil servants to return to their work and to do so immediately without giving excuses such as that they are waiting to see if there are new directives and new procedures, and that any complaints against them for not doing their work in the wake of the setting up of the new state government will be taken seriously, looked into and dealt with severely if found to be true. I say this because people I know have been encountering this problems from certain state departments/agencies today. I feel it is just yet another excuse by civil servants to not do their jobs. My question to the civil servants is that if they are waiting for the new directive(s), how long should they wait and what if no directive ever comes? So, if indeed the new administration intends to run the state like a corporation, then the first thing should be business as usual. When there is a change of management in a corporation, the business doesn’t stop, it still keeps going on while the management sorts things out and implements changes when they are ready. I hope that this can be seriously looked into and action taken as this would show that the new administration is mindful of the needs of the people, especially the business commuity, even though the new administration is just starting to sort out matters.

66. shid - March 10, 2008

good Luck YB…~ you will have our support~

67. J.D. Lovrenciear - March 10, 2008

We the electorate should also pause and reflect – Instead of now appealing, asking, demanding this and that from those we voted in, we should also recognize at the same time, very early into post-elections, that we too have a collective responsibility. Hence it is also appropriate to ask ourselves ‘What can I do to help my wakil and party to attain further success?’.

68. berubahuntukmalaysia - March 10, 2008

Congratulations. I am sure you will be a good MP. Ok, as you with Eli, i wont call you YB… :) Good Luck…

69. fbright - March 10, 2008

Dear Elizabeth,

My heartiest congratulations – we’re right behind all you guys – supporting you AND also, watching you.

Just one more suggestion: instead of only ditching the YB honorific outside Parliament and state assemblies, can I also suggest you guys don’t accept any further state titles (or Federal titles if you are ever offered one!) while you’re in office. The Barisan Rakyat ADUNS and MPs ought to set yourselves as examples. Besides, Datuk/Dato titles are dime-a-dozen right now and so debased.

These titles should be rewards for services to the public and given at the end of your tenure of service, if you deserve it. It should not be as a matter of right or for self-aggrandisement, as appears to be the case now.

God bless every one of you and god speed!

70. maxwell - March 10, 2008

Dear Elizabeth,

Congratulations on your victory! Although I don’t know personally, I have a feeling you will be an excellent assemblyman, who will be serving more than just one term.

Your site caught my attention because of the special segment you devoted to explaining the German word ‘aufheben’.

I too am interested in philosophy and history. And as far as I know there are very few people in the country who are familiar with Hegel, Marx, Critical Theory, post-modernism.

So when I saw the word ‘aufheben’ in your site, I was naturally curious. This was last year.

I very happy that you decided to contest in the general elections and won.

March 8 was a very happy day for me. It marked the dawn of a new era in the nation’s history for a whole new generation of Malaysians.

‘Philospher have so far interpreted the world.the point is to change it”–Karl Marx 11th These on Feuerbach.

Good Luck and All The Best !!!

71. Yakub Ng - March 10, 2008

The people have spoken, it’s high time for Malaysia’s public servants to start acting and behaving like servants of the rakyat and not to elevate themselves to be masters, lords and kings. The first step is to stop using forms of self glorifying titles such as: YB, YAB, YM, Tun, Tan Sri, Datuk Sri, Tuan, etc., and just be happy to be called Encik, Puan or Cik. This simple act will itself save our nation much resources and man-hours, and increase productivity.

72. LeongWW - March 10, 2008

Congrat. Now the real hard work begins!

73. June - March 10, 2008

Hi Eli,

Congratulations and please look into the security of Damansara Perdana which is getting increasingly bad.

I love the opposition. Congrats on the win again.

74. Vaseau - March 10, 2008

Congratulations Elizabeth.
Please start by totally cleaning up the local councils and improving the quality of our lives in real and tangible ways.
We need to see our leaders at all levels as role models of good conduct and not as they are today…corrupt, morally decadent, ostentatious and arrogant.

75. Bob K - March 10, 2008

Haiyah .. YB and Eli rhymes wor

76. KD - March 10, 2008

Hi, we all here in the office want to congratulate PKR and all opposition parties on the wonderful results. Please work to deliver what the sleeping and arrogant BN is not doing. The People Are Behind You!!

77. Joon - March 10, 2008

You’re an inspiration, Elizabeth. Congratulations!! I am looking forward to changes in Selangor. With elected representative like you, I am sure it’s going to happen.

78. Simon Yee - March 10, 2008
79. Jimmy Tan - March 10, 2008

Dear Elizabeth Wong,

My seven year old son saw me took down one of your electoral poster for collection and innocently said that he will tell ‘mummy’ that I have a new girlfriend! Woh .. I am in trouble!

Okay, I will not call you YB when you attend our BURA meeting (Bandar Utama Residents’ Association) this coming Sat 15-Mar-08. Just Elizabeth Wong! Cheers!!

80. Maverick SM - March 10, 2008

Eli,

First and foremost, congratulations for being elected by the rakyat.

And the most delightful news I hear is your call to all elected representatives of Barisan Rakyat not to be addressed as YB. I hope Khalid the new MB will also accept to be called Mr. Khalid, without all those glamour.

I am extremely pleased to hear that the state assembly will be run like a corporation which emphasized transparency, accountability, high performance, effective leadership and efficient management. I have suggested 6-criterias of good government here and I hope you would ponder over it as it may be helpful.

81. Media Guru - March 10, 2008

Congratulations! The work begins!
I wish to volunteer to help you run your community service centre at Kampung Kayu Ara or Damansara Perdana area for one day a week.
I am a resident of Damansara Utama, Damansara Kim and Damansara Jaya since 1975.

I know I can contribute in a very meaningful way to the community.
Please let me know where I can send my credentials.

82. NPillay - March 10, 2008

Congrats to you and all the Opposition Candidates!
Impressive start out here I must say…

Please, please clean up the ‘POLICE FORCE’..wash them, bleach them, turn them upside down, bleach them, whatever it takes to get them white as snow! It’s disgusting to see them taking sides and buttering asses la…

Cheers and may the MALAYSIAN PEOPLE’S FORCE be with you!

83. Jessica - March 10, 2008

congrats and best of luck eli. i am glad to have given my vote to all of you. you guys have so much work to do in selangor! pkfz, tolls, billboards, mppj’s shady accounts, gasing hill, etc… sure, it’s gonna take time, but with a will comes a way. and i have faith that your team will not let the people down. no more khir toyol yay! semuanya OK!

84. RAJ RAMAN - March 10, 2008

hi eli,as yo wish to be address.please do look into the indians poor in your bukit lanjan area.however please do the best services to all races.we are malaysian not by exit of this country ( when u goes oversea we fill the immigration form as malaysian.when back to malaysia,we are indian,chinese,malay.BE proud of malaysian.THE BEST WISHES FOR U AND EVERYONE U LOVE.love malaysia as malaysian.

85. Tien Sheng - March 10, 2008

Congratulations on your winning in Bukit Lanjan !!

86. hitam had - March 10, 2008

A humble start is good. Obstacles and shackles will be there in the begining but the important thing is to understand the laws of the land as much as possible so that you can effectively serve the community.

Dont let the administrators lead up the garden path.You cannot go wrong if you understand the law better than them. Old laws can be still relevant and improved upon. Fair promulgation and implementation of laws and rules should be the guiding principles.

Use IT to improve effective communication as you cannot be every all the time.

Sorry to preach to the converted but the hard work is only just begining!

Congrats!

87. chua - March 10, 2008

congrats Eli,

Great feeling that bloggers and netcitizens are relevant after all the BN dismissal of the power of the net. I suppose that’s history for ex minister of info. I suppose in future the role of the net would expand greater and every MP or WR would have a blog for citizen to address complaints. Great start for a new selangor and ex opposition party.

I hope all WR in the state government would work for a better tommorrow and not rape the coffer of the state treasury as the previous government did to the state.

good luck and best wishes

88. Shahrul - March 10, 2008

Congrats!

I suggest that one of the first order of business for the new Selangor government is to auction off the bungalows in “Exco Village”. Proceeds can go to a special fund for the rakyat in Selangor.

Similarly, all the excess fixed assets acquired by the previous state government could also be auctioned off and proceeds go this fund.

The fund should then be used for a specific good cause. Alternatively, proceeds can be used as rebates to assessments paid by the Selangor rakyat.

Yours truly,

A Selangor resident, part of your constituency and voter for PKR.

89. Allen aka Kowlat - March 10, 2008

Dear Eli, start the change with the council election. I wish you well.

90. Mavis - March 10, 2008

Congra!

91. One of the rakyat - March 10, 2008

Now that the Rakyat have given you all the chance to show what you all can do, dont let us down!

You mentioned that you all are opened to suggestions and inputs. How does one contact you besides this particular channel. was trying to look for your email on this blog but cant seems to find it

BTW congrats!

92. moo_t - March 10, 2008

This morning, I am thinking writing a blog title, “Just call him JeffOoi, call her Elizabeth Wong”. Now this is unnecessary.

The title of YB, Yang Berhormat are corrosive, it can corrupt one personalities!!!!! Just politely reject it even people insist to call you YB even they did it for respect. If you “get use to YB”, you personalities will ended. Because all we want are Elizabeth Wong, not the title YB.

I am amused that saudara Anwar Ibrahim aware of this.

93. tom - March 10, 2008

my supports goes to you and good work there!

94. Diane - March 10, 2008

Hello Elizabeth,

I attended your ceramah at Sri Damansara Utama and I like you for being down to earth. Though I am not eligible to vote (3 months shy from turning 21!) my parents had done their part by voting for you.

I pray that God will continue to give you lots of wisdom and inspiration as you serve in the confidence of the people.

Congratulations on winning the seat! Hope to see you around (unlike our previous state assembly woman).

Diane
Sri Damansara Utara.

95. KS Chok - March 10, 2008

Congratulations. If you do need any assistance in any way occasionally, please do prompt me.

I am a Damansara Perdana resident but worked in Bandar Utama.

Male, Chinese Malaysian, Architect by profession.

Most important, I believe everyone must step up when needed and do his/her part. Like what you & co are doing.

96. wattahack - March 10, 2008

Congrates Yang-Berblog Eli !
I know u will be super bz but we are going to organise a dinner for our group of bloggers like last time for a job welldone.
Welldone Eli make Selangor better for us! thks!

97. proud of u miss eli - March 10, 2008

1 st of all
congrats miss eli (“,)

to LIBRA, for your information, there was 2 candidates chinese muslims who won in PAS.

please dont think negatively, as DAP and PKR both are multi racial parties too (“,)

98. YS LEE - March 10, 2008

I am pretty sick of these titles like Datuk Seri, Tan Sri Tun etc. There are so many around that these titles that it hardly carry any respect anymore.

Anyway, as a student in Sydney many years back, I used to have a housemate(in Newtown, Sydney) that was very pro human rights like Elizabeth Wong, busy organising the peaceful Tianamen Square Massacre back in 1989. The spirit of DAP/PKR/PAS really reminds me of the energy these group of students had back then

99. Ahmad - March 10, 2008

Keep it up

100. YS LEE - March 10, 2008

Sorry, typo error in earlier posting

I am pretty sick of these titles like Datuk Seri, Tan Sri Tun etc. There are so many around that these titles that it hardly carry any respect anymore.

Anyway, as a student in Sydney many years back, I used to have a housemate(in Newtown, Sydney) that was very pro human rights like Elizabeth Wong, busy organising the peaceful street protest for Tianamen Square Massacre back in 1989. The spirit of DAP/PKR/PAS really reminds me of the energy these group of students had back then

101. tc lin - March 11, 2008

Congratulation to YANG BERTUGAS UNTUK RAKYAT. Make it our votes worth and dare to make a change. Hope the government officer will be more effective and honest dealing with rakyat.Pls set up more centre for us to communicate with you guy.

102. Chris Lim - March 11, 2008

hi, glad that you have won at my area, i;m a resident in Bdr Sri Damansara, i truly hope that you will do ue best for our area.

btw, i guess the important that you are always contactable whenever we need your help. please do not get MIA, do visit around this area more often. If you happen to be around this area, i would happily to meet you up. :)

good luck and all the best.

103. Chris Lim - March 11, 2008

Jus to add on, we would recommend that police would go-around our area more often, we noticed there is a lot motorcylist racing up and down over our condominum at Paradesa Tropica, Persiaran Meranti. Besides that, my lorry was also being forced open one month ago, some lorry spare part was damaged. We still notice there are some suspicious people wandering around our lorry.

besides police go-around our area, most probably building brighter street lights will help.

thanks in advance.

104. Elizabeth - March 11, 2008

LOL, Elizabeth, you’re already getting 1001 demands … ;) Yes, I’m so heartened when I read what you’re saying. I’m looking forward to NOT calling you YB. ;) That’s the way to go. In a democracy, politicians are supposed to serve the people, not the other way around.

We have placed our confidence in you. I KNOW you guys wil do well.

Because the spectre of sliding back into tyranny is hovering above us. That’s the biggest motivator of all.

Cheers,
From another Elizabeth

105. mindful mariner - March 11, 2008

Hearty congratulations Elizabeth on you resounding win.
What a refreshing change, to hear an elected representative expressing humility and sincerity.
It would be truly wonderful to see the demise of the pompous honourific prefixes and worthless (because of their prolificness) titles.
As an early commenter rightly said, respect must be earned, it does not come automatically.

106. Raveendran - March 11, 2008

Hi Elizabeth, how are you? Its good to see the real social workers and human rights fighter are going to represent the makkal sakthi in parliament/legislative. My support will be there for you.

107. anonymous (sorry is spelling is incorrect) - March 11, 2008

Do you think that we should erase the race-based school as well and just sekolah kebangsaan(s) and full supported by government? In Malaysia everthing is race-based school, political parties and big corporations such as xxxx domintated by a certain race. Because of this, we still can find Malaysians live in Malaysia for 50 over years cannot speak Bahasa Melayu or pretend not to speak.

108. KS - March 11, 2008

Liz, Congrats!!! I am not in your area (I’m in TTDI [Segambut], close enough) But I made sure my vote counted. You are absolutely right! I think we must be the only delusional country where the media and some people calls the PM “Our beloved PM”. The government is there to serve the people. Hence the term “government servant”, or now, “civil servant”. They do their job or be removed. And this was proved spectacularly at the polls. Once again, congrats, and I have full trust and conviction that you guys will deliver what is right for us and will not let us down.

109. daniel - March 11, 2008

congrats from daniel & shirley to our new WaiBees’. 50 yrs! god, has it been that long?! do the needful, please.

110. goldenscreen - March 11, 2008

Well, here are some of my suggestions:

1)It is imperative to study the legality of granting new newspaper permits, bypassing the restrictions placed by the federal government. These newpapers must be free from any political influence and be fair and neutral in it’s reporting vis a vis BN or BR. This is important so that the people in BR controlled states are not mislead by the BN controlled press, which I believe will launch a coordinated and brutal assault on the BR state governments. These papers can be sold in all 5 states (+ KL).

2)All 5 states (+ KL) should coordinate with each other in terms of policy and economic activities that span all BR states to maximise potential and output. In this way, it is easier to withstand economic pressure applied by the federal government. All BR state governments should help out each other.

3)Wipe out all corrupt and dubious councillers, state exco members, directors of state agencies and sports association beholden to the previous administration without any mercy being shown. Investigate corruption cases involving the previous administration and prosecute them to the fullest extent possible under the law. Do not allow them to remain in office lest they sabotage the new government.

4)Increase the wage of the police to gain their allegiance and loyalty. All corrupt high-ranking officers should be exposed and prosecuted, with the help of clean and honest officers. Identify and protect officers who are clean, have high integrity, efficient and incorruptible. Encourage whistle blowers to come forward by setting up an independant ombusdman, which will also serve as an avenue for complaints and suggestions by members of the public. The same applies for officers from the local councils.

Well, that’s all I can think of for now. Please handle the rakyat’s mandate with responsibility and humility. God speed.

111. CONCRATULATIONS - March 11, 2008

First & foremost please allow me to CONGRATULATE you on your successs. I am truely proud of the great success in the Opposition denying the arrogant BN the 2/3rd majority (& definately not forgetting the supporters who made this dream possible ).

Once again, CONGRATULATION TO THE OPPOSITION’S SUCCESS and SINCERE THANKS TO THE SUPPORTERS, who were instrumental in making this “50 year dream” possible.

112. bslim - March 11, 2008

Congratulations!
The people power has arised in GE 12. You fulfilled your manifesto during the 5 years period and we will be with your team. We want to see different approach and results as compared to previous govt.

Keep up your commitment to the people.

113. KKLow - March 11, 2008

Hi Ms Wong,

Congrats from Seremban on your election as State Rep for BL!
Screening down Mkini site,your headlines on ” don’t call us YB….” caught my eyes and I did a quick visit to your site to view the comments.
I totally agree with DSAI on the his instruction to all reps to withdraw the usage of the prefix YB as a mode of address for all PKR Reps. This is certainly the right step and I have to credit DSAI for this small but, in my opinion, a major strategic move to give the ordinary folks further confidence that PKR is truly working to place the concept of working for the people and this will allow them to connect with their Reps without having an atmosphere of condescension.

To bring this matter of address further, DSAI should impose an abstention for all Reps to receive any Royal awards, especially the grossly abused Datoship, during their tenure. This would certainly separate the new wave leadership from the old patronizing system where practically the entire assembly of BN Reps are made Datos,making it sound like the assembly is composed of Geriatrics!

From a cursory glance at the candidates list for the recent election we can say that it looks like a fight between the Datos and the ordinary folks as most of the BN candidates are Datos!

Historically, Datoships were created to act as a kind of recognition for services rendered, particularly retired Civil servants. I fully support such thoughts but regrettably the awards has been hijack to become a chip as a much abused patronizing political tool in recent times.

Reps are elected by the people to work for the people and as such have to come to the people and certainly not to stray away on some gradiose platform!

114. ls - March 11, 2008

Hi Eli

Congratulations. I am very happy to hear that Anwar is curbing all the excesses of the State. Expenses, posh cars, etc do not cut it in today’s world. Heck, juts as a comparison, as i’m in the UK, the local MPs even take public transport or bike it. Also, pls set up an efficient website with feedback and up to date information about the activities of the state, member’s profiles and email contacts. You need a good IT guy/gal to run it.

What about the increase in police on foot patrol to reduce crime? Not sure if that is within the State’s ambit? This change would be an immediate scenario that the voted public will see take effect.

115. Harris - March 11, 2008

“Power to the People”

Firstly, congratulations on your win over “that other candidate”. I live in Damansara, and I voted for you. It’s time for a massive change and hopefully a better one for us the people of Bukit Lanjan.

My family and I (especially my mother) are definitely fed-up with the so-called “promises” that the former rep has told us. My mother even has a couple of dislikings towards the defeated candidate over some issues regarding education and the environment areas. I hope N37 in Selangor will flourished into a better area for us to live in.

Once again, Congratulations Elizabeth Wong! We will be watching :)

Don’t be like the former… “Cakap tak serupa bikin”

116. Southall Man - March 11, 2008

Congrats and well done

Now what Barisan Rakyat should do is get a bunch of good I.T. people and create a BR website where ALL the BR representatives are listed. The Public should be able to contact and get responses from the reps by siting in front of thier PC’s . Lim Kit Siang has been doing a great job, we need EVERY YB to be like LKS . I don’t think this is too much to ask. I spend several hours visiting Malaysia Today and Malaysiakini everyday , likewise if BR can have a website as informative as MT, I sure will be visiting it to find our what is going on

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118. HK Sim - March 11, 2008

I would like to see that the taxi permits be given directly to the individual drivers and not to companies owned by well connected individuals who profit from multiple licences which add no value except increase hardship to the taxi drivers who rent the taxis.

119. saudariliz.voted4change - March 11, 2008

saudari elizabeth,
Congratulations PKR-DAP-PAS, but pls don’t let the victory inflate your egos. In the coming 4+ years NEVER EVER FORGET that its the RAKYAT that elected you bcos WE want to be in the drivers seat of our country
1) PKR-DAP-PAS should have a collective policy that all party members (not just elected reps) are referered to as SAUDARA/SAUDARI eg Saudara Anwar, Saudari Elizabeth, Saudara Khaled, Saudara Guan Eng, Saudara Husam and so forth..

2) PKR-DAP-PAS can start ball rolling by NOT starting their speeches with the 5 min time waster “tun, tan sri, puan sri, datuk, datin, yb…” – make it collective policy to start straight with ‘Saudara & Saudari’

3) All elected saudara/saudaris MUST immediately have a blog that is constantly updated. If you are not a blogger yet, contact one of the active saudara/saudari bloggers to be your rep in cyberspace

4) A collective PKR-DAP-PAS website w/ a DIRECTORY of all the blogs of Saudara/Saudari yang berkhidmat, contacts for mobiles, assts & Service Ctrs, an update of collective policies in the 5 states + WPKL & links to related websites. The best eg is MALAYSIA CENTRAL’s website – it is as simple as expanding their GE 2008 Resource page http://www.mycen.com.my/malaysia/election2008.html

5) Remember its the civil servants on the ground (counter clerks, local councils, land office etc) that can undo all your aspirations & hard work to serve the Rakyat – so deal w/ them quickly

Good Luck Saudara & Saudari – stay focussed its a long & winding uphill journey.

120. Wahoo - March 11, 2008

OMG! I think I love you.

Hurrah for good governance!!

121. Implosion - March 11, 2008

Wow. Lots of nitty gritty demands and people telling you what their views are. It must be hard to digest at the moment, so I won’t add to it.
There are many Malaysian Permanent Residents in Australia just waiting for someone like you to change their beloved country for the better so that they can return.

122. arthur james - March 11, 2008

Elizabeth and teams,

If you need assistance or advise relating to figures, please let me know.

All the best to you and teamates. The road infront is narrow and winding. Perseverance and patient will payoff.

123. geeclau - March 11, 2008

yes, I hate calling MP or ADUN the title of YB, Dato, etc… when I meet Tian Chua yesterday night at Sinchew, I called him MP Chua… I think YB is not needed at all even for official functions! The more we call them YB, the more they will forget that they need to berkhidmat to us, not for us to berhormat them!

Too bad johor PKR still not so strong. But I will continue to play my role in disseminating PKR’s ideology in my hometown in Johor! For sure I’ll be more active after finishing my graduate studies….

Ready to Serve, PKR!

124. Jega - March 11, 2008

Congratulations to you, Ms Elizabeth Wong.
I hope that the Barisan Rakyat will have a clean and efficeint government in the state. Your first step not to sell the cars cheaply to outgoing DUN, MB etc is laudable.

125. Puchong Mali - March 11, 2008

Dear Eli,

Congratulations on your unbelievable feat. I do not live in your constituency but yet I feel glad and inspired to have you as one of our new ADUNs in the state. Unfortunately the constituency which I live in is still lorded over by an arrogant ‘opposition’ ADUN. I was involved in an effort to prevent a developer from constructing a row of houses right in front of our houses, we knew that they have ‘worked’ hand-in-hand with the local council to get the approval without consulting we residents. All our petitions and letters fell on the deaf ears of the local council, the ADUN, ACA, Prime Minister’s office, and the ex-Menteri Besar’s office. We are still suffering from the dust and noise of the construction works. So this time round seeing the self-serving, arrogant and corrupt BN being thrown out of power, it is so mighty satisfying. I sincerely hope that the local council system be revamped and power be given back to we rakyat. It may not be easy and may take long time to achieve that as I understand that there are federal legislature issues involved , but I have high hope that this government will do its best to deliver it as promised in the election manifesto. So, well done ! For a better Malaysia ! Hidup Barisan Rakyat ! Barisan Rakyat for the rakyat!

126. Nora of Perth - March 11, 2008

When I first came here to Australia, I was a bit shocked to see that the people here can criticized their PM, Ministers and MP eg if they spend a cent of the public money for whatever and the next day, the paper will published it and the people will start to give their piece of mind. Does not matter whether who they are. The Prime Minister and others are knowned by their first name. No YB Tan Sri, Dato’ or whatever. They are the same as any normal people. Just imagine seeing our PM sitting next to his driver to an official function because between him and his driver, they are just the same. That is what the Aussie PM does.

I wish I’m one of those lucky one who brought changes to our beloved malaysia. But I’m proud to say that many many years ago, I’m proud to say that I was one of those millions who believe in the Reformasi. :)
This time it is really a Malaysia Boleh!

127. Mahendran - March 11, 2008

firstly, congrats Elizabeth!!!

and to read your promises..of the changes..nice. please show to the world how BA fellas can bring better dev and positive changes…

rakyat is watchin! congrats and best of luck!

128. yem1984 - March 11, 2008

Eli,

Finally, a Malaysian representing Malaysians. Enough of this racial politics!!

Hope your newfound responsibility will be one that is well carried out!!

129. hiten_mitsurugi - March 11, 2008

Congrats.. The people will continuously supporting you.. Give us hope for a new Malaysia..

130. Orangoren - March 11, 2008

Dear Elizabeth,

Congratulations!! I have some information pertaining to the previous administration’s project that is currently in progress, which involves lots of money. I have written to BPR before but no response…not surprising. I am in a position to provide you with the details of the project as I was directly involved in it and I wish to furnish the new MB and his team some information that may be used to prevent the project from continuing and therefore, money flowing out of the state’s coffer. I can be contacted at the email stated below.

131. surferboon - March 11, 2008

Eli,

The Exco houses were furnished by the gomen previously, how come Toyo has been removing furniture, furniture, furniture as reported in the MM. He can’t rob the treasury so now plunder what was in the residence? In a few day’s time, he will have forgotten that he has removed those that does not belong to him. Please report to the Police.

Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon only took his pillow

132. Jimmy - March 11, 2008

I second KKLow’s suggestion to do away with all the state awards for PKR-DAP-PAS MPs and ADUNs in all the 5 states. In fact, no awards at all during years of service. The highest award any of the reps should have is the respective state’s Pingat Perkhidmatan (Service medal) after the end of their term

Selangor:
Bintang Perkhidmatan Cemerlang (B.P.C.)
Pingat Perkhidmatan Cemerlang (P.P.C.)

Perak:
Pingat Jasa Kebaktian (P.J.K.)

Pulau Pinang:
Pingat Jasa Kebaktian (P.J.K.)

Kedah:
Bintang Perkhidmatan Cemerlang Negeri Kedah (B.C.K.)
Pingat Perkhidmatan Cemerlang Negeri Kedah (P.C.K.)

Kelantan:
Pingat Perangai Baik (P.P.B.)

Those already with state/federal awards should be always do away with having people to address them as Tan Sri, Dato, etc. Be people friendly. Just call their first name. Only at official functions that such honorifics should be allowed. Oh ya, pls cut down on addressing all the Tan Sris and Datos name. Those take a good 5 mins and most of the time the speaker lost us.

The Barisan Rakyat is heading the right direction, judging from your first day at work. I hope the coalition will work together and share experience to fortify the stronghold and bring about an efficient and transparent administration much needed by the people.

133. anonymous - March 11, 2008

Saya tak ada tujuan nak buat provokasi atau menyakitkan hati. Nak tau kenapa kat sini tak ada ornag guna bahasa malaysia, tapi berkata tentang sayangkan negara, memajukan negara tanpa mengira bangsa, bangsa Malaysia dan sebagainya. Adakah sebab “pandang rendah Bahasa Malaysia’, tidak fasih walaupun dilahirkan di negara ini atau lain-lain sebab. Saya kagum dengan keturunan bukan Melayu di Kelantan, Sabah dan Sarawak yang saya dapati memang fasih berbahasa Melayu sama seperti seorang Melayu. Keturunan bukan bumiputera di Malaysia juga didapati kurang dapat bercampur-gaul atau bercampur dengan komuniti masarakat bumiputera seperti yang kita lihat di negara selain Malaysia di samping mengekalkan budaya asal dan agama masing-masing. Saya dapati dari pengalaman saya di luar negara, adalah tidak menjadi masalah bercampur-gaul dengan masarakat tempatan di sana dengan mengekalkan keprcayaan dan budaya sendiri. Dari segi kemajuan, amat sukar untuk melihat negara maju dengan menggunakan bahasa asing seperti Perancis, Jerman, China, Jepun dan Korea. Kesimpulannya belajarlah cintai negara, bahasa Malaysia, dan cuba bercampur-gaul masyarakat pelbagai kaum negara,

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135. Adli Ehsan - March 12, 2008

Congratulations YB (Yang Berkhidmat)!…

Let’s now officially address YB under BA as Yang Berkhidmat!!!! Agreed?
It is now time to berkhidmat for the rakyat.

Remember Liz, all the YB’s are voted in by the rakyat and for the rakyat. Let’s help hand in hand and shoulder to shoulder to serve the rakyat, regardless of their ethnicities. Show to the world that if we hold strong to the principle of justice and goodwill, we (PKR, DAP, and PAS) can do and achieve more for prosperity, harmony, and better future.

136. Tan Ah Tah - March 12, 2008

Congratulations.

When Badawi was first elected as the Prime Minister he too had a lot to say about being prudent, frowned on all these wasteful mega projects ect. Like they say, new broom sweeps clean.

I pray that this is not the case with the party you represent. Walking the talk initially is easy but on a sustainable basis is not so because one can get used to the nicetites of life when yu are put ona pedestal.

I hope you will adopt the Singapore standard where they are not afraid to admit mistakes and no one is spared when they falter. This is an ongoing prcocess.

I wish you the very best and may God’s wisdom guide you.

137. tee heng giap - March 12, 2008

YB as in Yang Berkhidmat

138. LCY - March 12, 2008

As I View It.

Congratulation! It’s time Malaysian wake up. Guess 50 years is enough. I strongly believes the oppositon have mutual through a common understanding which with further enhancement it will form the New Genaration of Malaysian Govt. This term will be a yard stick for both to perform. The Rakyat have given the Opposition a chance to manage and show the Rakyat what they can do to convince and be elected for the years to come.

Elizabeth Wong, I like your humble write up. Looks factual and logical. Through what printed, you are aware of the surrounding and situation face by Malaysian. Like you said, Manage Malaysia like a Corporation. Totally agreed. Building Trust Through Quality Performances. In bussiness term every dollar spend, we need three dollar return. Ratio of 1:3.

1) The first in sight now is to weed out Corruption. If that is under control, automatically the funds will be there for growth and developement.

2) One Country One Race, MALAYSIAN. This will create a healthy compertition envirolment. Done with the Quota system. As long you are a Malaysian you enjoy the same benefits as others. Don’t forget we too pay the same tax rate.

3) Education is one of the pirority. Where much effort is needed to structual to meet international level. We are talking about going to space, Ask your true self, Are we ready? Are we equipped? You know the answer. As I understand, in anything we do, go down to basic; EDUCATION! We need to learn first before we are able to do the job right and perfect.

Lastly, in any Management you learn or practice, you will apply the word POST. Below are the basic princple;

1) P – Planning. In all management you need a plan to move forward. A projection of what you could management and development. A Short term and Long term. Short Term means 4 years, and Long Term means after 4 years, do you still want to manage Malaysia?

2) O – Organise. After you have Plan you need to Organise what you have Plan. Pirioritise the plan to ensure the full completion.

3) S – Staffing. Putting the right people at the right job. Plain and simple. Do what you know and know what you do.

4) T – Training. Everyone need to be train, enhancing knowledge. Effective equip themselves with the right know-how. Do it Right the First Time.

Above are the basic fundementals of good management.

139. Bernsy - March 12, 2008

Congratulations to you Ms Wong, in succesfully getting elected as a rep.
I know that you will do your best, and run the state like a corporation, and I have confidence that although you blog in English, you will use whatever medium , language or forms of communication to serve the people that have elected you. So I understand that you might not have to be extremely fluent in a particular language to carry out your duties…

Congratulations again !!

140. JEFF LEE - March 13, 2008

is there anyway you can get the message across to your comrades, PKR, DAP, PAS in the other states..??

http://malaysiakini.com/letters/79776

this is so so important to all of us who voted you guys in..do not allow us to be disappointed…

thank you so much.

141. Messy Christian (2.0) | Frugality and humility is the way to go - March 17, 2008

[...] Wong said in her blog (yes, we have bloggers who became politicians!): First – we have to change this ‘bodek’ feudal [...]

142. budin_1 - June 11, 2008

YB IS JUST A TITLE.SINCE 50 YEARS AGO SOME GANG MISS USE THE STATUS THAT AFFECTED OUR CULTURE.NOW IS THE RIGHT TIME TO
ADMEND IT.

EXCO VILLAGE IS GREAT…SO WONDERFUL AREA.PLS DUN ABANDON IT..

I SUGGEST SHALL SHARE WITH THE COMMUNITY,
LETS START THE ENVIRONMENT, AGRO-TOURISM, TRADITIONAL MEDIC TO BENEFICIAL THE RAKYAT..WE CAN DO OPEN LEARNING, TRAINING AND TOURISM PURPOSE.MIN COST, MAX BENEFIT.

EVERYBODY ARE INVITED! LETS RAKYAT MAKE SOME
“EXTRA INCOME” WITH THIER HARD WORK IN ORDER TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIVING.

THIS IS WHAT WE WANT..JGN BIAR HIDUP PUN SUSAH, MATI PUN SUSAH.

143. hafiz - February 18, 2009

sabar…penyokong pakatan di melaka menyokong anda.
kami penduduk area bukit katil (kampung Datuk Ali) majoriti menyokong pakatan & anda….


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