The first ever blog i read was Malaysia's Most Influential Blog that belongs to YB Jeff Ooi and I have to say he is the very reason i started blogging. So, whenever i read anything about him, i get very emotionally charged. Despite being a very busy man, especially after being Jelutong's MP in Mar 2008, YB Jeff never fails to reply to my smses (as i would ask him about his eye operation, how's things going with 'jentera pilihanraya Pakatan Rakyat', amongst others and mind you, i am a total stranger to YB Jeff). He's truly a people MP, you could never find one in our shameful Gomen.
p.s. I hope his new phone is up and running now..
Recently, there have been rife rumuors that he will resign from his current position of Pulau Mutiara State Government's Chief of Staff on reasons that not many people in the state government could adapt to his level of professionalism (Read : he does things in fast and efficient ways that makest ex-B(e)N(d) people in the state government look anciently stupid).
Alhamdulillah, he won't do that. Alhamdulillah, he will stay on to make sure Pulau Mutiara will be a better place for its people and investors alike. Alhamdulillah, he shows the world that his responsibility to the people outweighs every single disappointment he has experienced for the past 1 year, trying to make things right when Gerakan had jumbled up everything in Pulau Mutiara, my dream 'home', for decades.
I understand how it feels doing things professional but people around you thinks you are trying to suck up to your bosses or your customers, and yes, i have even been regarded as flirty just being helpful, understanding and 'thinking outside the box'. Being raised by super efficient Mak, I cannot tolerate slow people, unnecessary complicated procedures (Mak always say "Kita buat dia, bukan dia buat kita") and 'dormant' people.
Our Ibu Pertiwi should have more leaders like YB Jeff - brainy, bold, brave and balanced persona.
Dear YB Jeff, my prayers and thoughts are with you and your beloved family during this difficult time. May God bless you always, as always.
Robet Frost says “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less travelled, and that has made all the difference". So, would you take that road less travelled in your life?