Congratulations, Minister of Health.
For the last couple of days, we noticed that you have at least, I dare not use the word finally because you may recur your mistakes intentionally or unintentionally, tried to refrain from attending the road shows organized by the chief. I iterate, your immediate boss is our beloved PM, and your bosses at large are the Rakyat of Malaysia!
You are still very young and if we are not mistaken, you are in the mid 40s. You still have a very far way to go, your political arena is full of blessings, if you treasure what you have now, but please remember all these blessings are from the Rakyat and from your sifu Lim AL. Lim AL is a very capable man. He had done a lot for the Rakyat and the nation. I recall an incident when there was a by-election in Pahang some time ago. The MB of Pahang earnestly requested Lim AL to help in campaigning even though that state constituency was for Gerakan. Lim AL rushed to that place after visiting a place where houses were burnt down (I think it was his constituency area) without going back home first. Can you remember how many days and nights your beloved sifu had been away from his house? Could you recall that the MB of Pahang made use of this sentiment and he uttered that “with Lim AL around, there is no worry of the by-election!” Consequently, the by-election was a great victory for BN. Can you remember that his mother was hospitalized then and he only went back to meet the mother after the by-election was over? Would you do that? Could you sacrifice not for your own interest only? Lim AL was an excellent State Exco and a good Minister of Labour (sorry I can’t use the word excellent for his performance in the ministry post as Dr. Fong had done much more and laid excellent work for the next minister who took over). This is the type of leader we Chinese in particular, especially those in the country sides, and the whole Rakyat in general, look for! Could you, and would you, follow what had been laid down by your sifu Lim AL as a politician? You were Lim AL's political secretary before, you know very well that he worked with his heart! He cared for all the Rakyat, irrespective of their dialects (not like the present one who cares much more of his own dialects!) and ethnicities. He was never selfish, except one thing: He insisted the parliamentary constituency he vacated must be passed to you (so you ought to follow his good practices!) and the ministry post must be given to Tan KC which later became one of the reasons for the occurring of the previous tremor and crisis in MCA, sigh! (We still can tolerate his actions for these two cases, after all he is still a human being who cannot run away from the weak point by choosing his own favourites.) I am sure you will know why Rayat, of all ethnic groups, still has him vivid in their minds!
You did a good job to help the SJKC which you had spent 6 years of primary school life by giving a handsome sum, but this is not enough. I am sure your village folks, your teachers and your schoolmates want to feel proud of you forever: the First Chinese Minister (an excellent and performing minister NOT a non-performing minister) produced by the village and the school! Congratulations again, you had created an excellent RECORD in the village and the school for the younger generations to follow! You need to help them to stand upright in front of every one and be proud of you forever! Your good name will remain as a legacy in the village and the school forever!
We hope you will really follow the KPIs set by our beloved PM. Please ask your secretaries to help you to memorize all the GOs, Rules & Regulations that govern all civil servants and cabinet members, apart from the DOs and DON’Ts. Please have more visits to hospitals and community polyclinics, check on the medical staff more frequently and avoid complaints against hospitals (like the case an MO was reading newspaper in a KL hospital. Please bear in mind, there is NOT even a second of free time during the working hours. The Hospital Director was WRONG to say that the MO made use of a few minutes reading newspaper while waiting for other patients to come in! To rectify this, you must apprehend GOs well !!!) from happening. Give your medical staff stronger supports as they are the front liners and I am sure patients who frequent hospitals also would like to meet you and forward complaints, if there are, directly to you when you are around. We are looking forward to have a selfless and excellent minister soon.
Congratulations again for doing things good for the Rakyat and the nation! (Dr. Wee was right in not following the road shows for many times.) Why should we bother criticisms from bloggers saying that you didn’t show your face in the road shows? Bear in mind, KPI by a Minister of Health for the Rakyat and our beloved homeland Malaysia is more paramount than the party issues.
May Buddha always be with you, blessing your conscientious contributions to the Rakyat and the nation.