Saturday, February 14, 2009

My return to SMKSU

Today is Valentine's Day. While others are spending their time celebrating with their loved ones at movies, meals and malls; the parents, teachers and students of SMK Subang Utama in SS18 have chosen to return to school on Saturday to do a massive Gotong-Royong Perdana. I exhorted the students that this is a genuine way of expressing their love for their schoolmates and teachers - by cleaning up and getting rid of breeding grounds for aedes mosquitoes because dengue threatens the lives of their loved ones in school. This to me is the best demonstration of love by the young ones of Subang Jaya.

The students in Dewan Sumbangsih


Parents and teachers



Students cleaning up the gardens and drains


MPSJ and Alam Flora contractors were also present with the assistance of Mdm Theresa Ratnam Thong (MPSJ councillor for Zone 1)


Together with Mr Rudy Yong, chairman of PIBG repainting a section of the school hall


That's my name up on the board for 1995/96

This photo is taken together with the junior prefects of the school. One of the girls told me that she wants to be just like me when she grows up. This is my first invitation by a PIBG (Parent Teacher Association) to attend an event in a public school in my capacity as the state assemblyman for Subang Jaya. A big thank you to the PIBG for making this possible.

I had to hold my emotions while addressing the students and teachers because it means a lot to me to be able to finally return to my alma mater and motivate the younger leaders in our community. Being in the school hall encouraged me to press on in my journey of rebuilding the nation. In 1995, we could only dream of having our own school hall, we raised funds for one but left school too soon to see this dream materialised. 12 years later, I now addressed the school in their new school hall. This reminds me that pioneers and builders may not necessarily live to enjoy the reward of their labour. The next generation will instead reap the harvest. Someday in Malaysia we will breathe the air of real democracy. We just have to keep building for now and have faith that the uncomfortable renovation works will soon be over and God willing, we shall be able to at least bear witness to the establishment of a righteous nation.

16 comments:

BB said...

Well done YB. It's heartwarming to see an assembly person to be sincere in your service.

Continue to inspire and assist the people, especially the young ones. Teach them to serve with sincerity from young.

Hope that we can have more YBs like you around.

God bless and spread the LOVE. Be the SALT and LIGHT.

Anonymous said...

Bravo, PIBG SMKSU for acting without fear or favour!
More PIBGs should come out and do this, invite your duly elected reps to inspire the young ones!
Parents hold the key to transformation in schools too!

Kian Ming said...

YB,

Good to hear that you finally made it back to your alma mater. I'm sure you are an inspiration to many of the students there.

Kudos should also ben given to the PIBG at SMKSU for standing firm.

Sharma D. Pillai said...

Hi Tseow Suan,

Wow..!!! our school got a hall now? Not bad... Is our giant card still there?

Well, it was a pleasure serving under you during the 1995/96 prefectorial board... lots of happy memories back then....

Anonymous said...

Way to go YB. All Malaysians appreciate and support your efforts to build real democracy in Malaysia. That's why we have to fight hard to regain Perak that was stolen from the rakyat.

Lumut Votes said...

Perak was not stolen from the rakyat. It was actually a daylight robbery.

Anonymous said...

I am from the class of 91 and i know so many folks from the class of 89-->91 that made it big in the US. Many became US citizens and now serve a higher purpose. Good luck to the rest of you.

Anonymous said...

good job..maybe you should do this at other school on rotational basis instead of just your school...kl

gk said...

Hannah,

You are great. Keep it up.

Subangfans said...

Dear Hannah,

Live a correct, strong and cheerful life, and be victorious to the very end.
Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Well said, we trust that you are heaven send to fight for the human right of Malaysian in our beloved country currently engulfed by the evil forces . We hope your dream come come sooner in the next GE. Fight on ...

meldee said...

Hannah,

It's wonderful that you were so welcome back in SU. I'm also an alumni (Class of 2003) and pass by the school every day. (It's about time they had a school hall! It looks spiffing.) I hope SU churns out more leaders like you.

Bless :)

D-1 said...

Keep it up Hannah. Hope you continue the struggle with us to strive for a better town, state and nation.

SU alumni Class of 2005. :)
-Proud to be from SU-

Anonymous said...

DEAR HANNAH, A BIG THANK YOU FROM ALL PIBG MEMBERS OF SMKSU.
YOU ARE SUCH AN INSPIRATION TO SU STUDENTS.

CHEERS N KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!

Anonymous said...

please do more fogging, while getting rid of breeding grounds, you can slow down the process of mosquito breeding by destroying adult mosquitos... less adult, less breeding. Male mosquito are ussually outdoor so they are easy target during fogging, if fogging prove difficult then I suggest, MPSJ invest in mosquito traps in public places to reduce the adult mosquito population.

Kemai said...

hi YB ... Good job .. really appreciating you for coming to school to help us out : ) btw .. im in the photo of your blog !!! .. :D haha. Cheers