When I first started work as the state assemblyman of Subang Jaya, I attended to a lot of matters and was then told by people that my "works" were not reaching my constituents as a result of lack of publicity. I was criticised for not knowing how to handle media relations and etc.
Only about 10% of my works is being highlighted in my blog. Not every meeting, discussion or status update can be highlighted in my blog (due to confidentiality and privacy reason, sometimes requested by the complainants themselves) and therefore only information pertaining to the general interest of my constituents will usually be featured in my blog.
Now that my works are constantly being featured in the media, I have now been accused by certain individuals that I am only interested to seek publicity for myself. Either way, accusation comes flying at me. What do you think?
For six months (since campaign time in February 2008) I had taken no rest. I worked and I worked and I worked. Even on Saturdays and Sundays I had to attend to matters and events. I am not complaining, this is my blog and I just want to share my struggles and emotions. Last weekend, I decided to take a short break as long as 2 days! I ran free on the beach and dived into the waves in the sea just to let go of some of the frustrations bottled up within me. I took time to admire the mountains and the works of the Creator. Don't mistake me as being emotional. A state assemblyman can often feel tired and drained and I want to be real with my constituents and readers here, lest I become a fake politician.