Sunday, July 27, 2008

Meet Carol Rasiah

Last week my office received a call from Carol Rasiah, a resident of Angsana flats in USJ 1. She informed us that her lift was not working. This caused her inconvenience and difficulty in moving about especially when she needed to purchase groceries from the shops below. My office then contacted the JMB (Joint Management Body) for her block to look into the matter.

Having a light moment with Carol

The JMB for her block did a great job. They discovered that cables were stolen from the lift and they arranged with the maintenance company for the same to be fixed. Within hours, the lift was working again! I paid a visit to Carol and introduced the JMB members to her. I would like to see the JMB paying serious attention to special needs of residents and serving the residents irregardless of race, gender and age. So far, the JMB there is efficient and has a good working relationship with me.

Introducing the JMB to Carol

Carol, despite her physical limitation, is one strong person. She told me during the visit that she would like to participate in teaching the poor students in Angsana when UMNO returns the hall back to the residents. (You can read about the story of the hall here). I have instructed the Land Office to take back the hall for the residents. A letter has been written to UMNO for the return of keys. My political secretary has made a number of calls to the secretary of the Minister for Rural and Regional Development Tan Sri Muhammad Muhammad Taib to fix an appointment but no reply from her so far. I don't believe in violence and I want to avoid any untoward incident, hence I have not made any physical attempt to re-possess the hall for the residents. I want things to be done in accordance to the law via the proper channels.

Back to Carol. Her independence, strength and desire to serve others encouraged me. We need more people like Carol around, one who will soar higher than her limitation, rises above to live life to the fullest and serve others around her. I am inspired!

6 comments:

nick yeoh said...

you are going to be in mainstream politics for a very long time if u keep up your good work...

hannah "incorruptible" yeoh.....thats your superwoman moniker from now on....

Ah Beng Crosby said...

Hannah, that is the reason why you were elected as ADUN, the higher up wanted you to be here in Subang to held those in need.

Great work Hannah, keep up the good work.

wong said...

another well done job for u,no more complain,just do it as u think it reasonable to do it,dont show us how much u do,but we can see how much u done,keep it goes,u can open those eye that always look down on u.as long our heart is sincere enough,god will lead the way.......again,....FIGHT THE CORRUPTION TO THE END.........

Anonymous said...

Hannah,

Ultimately, it is the Joint Management Board (JMB) for the flats who has to play a more proactive role and it is indeed good to know that the JMB for the Angsana flats were quick to respond to the problems faced by Ms Rasiah.

I am touched by Ms Rasiah's enthusiasm to teach poor students in Angsana and I am sure many of those who follows your blog can contribute, be it by teaching also or through contribution of teaching aids. I have read that Sdr Nik Nazmi (Adun Seri Setia) has a program at the Mentari flats and I am sure such programs, if it could be done at Angsana would benefit a lot of families. Perhaps, we could even start a donation drive for story books and maybe find a space to set up mini libraries ?

Just a thought.

Ron Hassan

The Hedonese said...

Kudos, Hannah! Carol is a friend and her optimism, independence and warmth touches the multiracial community at Angsana...

Keep up the good work for a Malaysia for all

usj rakyat said...

You are proudly a representative of our people, this is the kind of leader we hope to see for our beloved Malaysia.

You show us and we will follow you.


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