Thursday, March 19, 2009

Keeping the faith

My physical body is tired but my mind is finding it hard to rest. This is another one of those heartfelt postings for my supporters and friends only (those who want to criticise me for ranting out may stop reading now lest you accuse me of complaining).

It's way past midnight and my husband is sitting in front of his laptop listening to Fields Of Gold. It's calming. I've had a tough day, a stressful one. Encountered some nasty people. To be honest, I frequently ask myself, how long more do I have to endure politics? I despise politicking. I believe in grace. I hate corruption. I love mercy. I am often confused as to how I should feel managing people, managing difficult people.

I pray more young people, more clean people would rise to the call to serve the nation. I want to make changes. Making changes in very trying circumstances can exhaust you. I want to finish my race and complete the task God has given to me - to serve the people of Subang Jaya, to prove to our nation that not all politicians are corrupt and to bear witness that righteousness can indeed exalt a nation.

May I look back to this posting someday and say with all conviction : I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

This particular scripture reminds me of Haris Ibrahim’s recent posting. Thinking of you Haris, as you mourn the passing of your beloved mom. Our condolences to you and your family.

39 comments:

SK said...

Stay strong, Hannah!

You've indeed proven over the time that you're the exceptional case of good politicians out there.

Desmond said...

Dear Hannah,

You ARE fighting the good fight, you WILL finish the race and you WILL keep the faith!

The best is yet to come for you and Subang Jaya!

Eyes Wide Open said...

YB

Please keep strong and hang on for another day. The day is coming when a new Malaysia will be born - this is true!

What we are experiencing now is the birth pangs. When the new Malaysia is born, all this pain will be forgotten, overtaken by joy!

The light will come soon. It would be such a pity for you to just be a one-term rep. Our country needs people like you to restore the culture of integrity and service in government.

Proverbs 4:18
The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.

It will not always be dark!

Respect to you.

pez said...

yb keep on the fight!

Anonymous said...

Dear Hannah,

You're doing a great job and I appreciate what you're doing for Subang. Keep it up and keep your faith! We're all rooting for you! :P

3rd dimension said...

Hello Hannah,
It sound familiar one year ago when you started facing all kinds of problems.
See, one year gone by and you just have to go on.
like running marathon, at some stage you feel so pain, can not breath, but if you stay on keep running, suddenly you have the extra strength from no where, you just speed right to the end!
Keep going.

Richard Loh said...

YB Yeoh,

We know its tough and tiring but hang on there. You must know by now a majority of the rakyat are standing beside and behind you all the way.

Do not give up now. We will fight, continue to fight and fight till we see change.

May GOD bless you and give you the strength to shoulder on.

Anonymous said...

As per Mother Teresa,

"People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.

What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.

Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.

In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway."

All the best YB Hannah Yeoh

Patrick said...

'Evening... relax & hve a glass of wine Or listen 2 d music 'REBIRTH'
We will be right behind you all d times!!!Stay Cherrio!....

Anonymous said...

Dear Hannah,

You would not be fighting the political battle alone. The whole rakyat is with you especially those in Subabg Jaya. With the grace of god, you will find your path towards a more just, fair , free of corruption , transparent and free Malaysia is all worth the while.

The arrogant and big bully BN/UMNO is putting obstacles to all opposition projects but the determination to ensure a more propsperous Malaysia will prevail.

You are the light for many Malaysians to fight the evil wrongdoings within the BN system and hopefully PR government will succeed in wresting the Federal govt.

The Success Biz said...

Hi Hannah, Please keep up the good work. I am very inspire every time I go to your blog and read about your honest and sincere postings. I wish I have a dedicated and tirelessly working MP in my ward.

Timothy from Singapore

Chris said...

You are one whom I admire for you are doing what I wish I have the courage to do.
For the love of Malaysia and for the benefit of its people. Nothing less.
Thanks Hannah for being there for the people.
You deserve more than a patt in the back. *HUGSSSS
Hang in there

Anonymous said...

You are the best!

Teh said...

Good evening Hannah,

You have been doing a great job. Keep hanging in there. I know it is tough and I know you will survive beautifully because your intent is good and sincere. I really envy Subang Jaya constituents for having such a fine wakil raykat.

Always remember 'when the going gets tough, the tough gets going'

Well done!

petluc said...

You are not alone indeed!

And there are many of us here walking not behind you but right by your side...walking and fighting hand in hand!

And it is alright to SHOUT OUT! from time to time

And as always, greetings and a big thank you to RAM too....

Gavin said...

Depend on the Lord for strength to carry on.
Matthew 11:
28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

Isaiah 40:
28 Have you not known?
Have you not heard?
The everlasting God, the LORD,
The Creator of the ends of the earth,
Neither faints nor is weary.
His understanding is unsearchable.
29 He gives power to the weak,
And to those who have no might He increases strength.
30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary,
And the young men shall utterly fall,
31 But those who wait on the LORD
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.


Phillipians 4:10-13
10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at last your care for me has flourished again; though you surely did care, but you lacked opportunity. 11 Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: 12 I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Your enemies are not the opposition or people.
Ephesians 6:
11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Thank you for putting the people's interest at heart
Mark 10:
42 But Jesus called them to Himself and said to them, “You know that those who are considered rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. 43 Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant. 44 And whoever of you desires to be first shall be slave of all. 45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”

Hang in there!
1 Corinthians 15:58
58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

God bless you as you continue to labour for Him.

Anonymous said...

it was the second time i saw u in mamak near by sdmc.. knew it was u... u seems busy discussing something... well determination of u really aspires us all while attending ur kelana jaya talk just b4 general election.. all the best!

ngkokmoi said...

Prov 12:2-3
A good man (and woman) obtains favor from the Lord, but the Lord condemns a crafty man.

A man cannot be established through wickedness, but the righteous (man or woman) cannot be uprooted.

Kenneth said...

Good politicians care for the rakyat. You come under this category. Keep up the good work!!

Alan said...

Dear Hannah,

Just ingore those people, if
you do not need to face them
anymore.

When we really look around us,
we will notice that good people are really more than bad people.
So, we must always tend to stay
together with good people,
so that we will have lot more
positive energy force around us.

People who treat us badly
will not feel anything, after
they go back and sleep. However,
we will feel very sad and
frustating by the time we sleep,
because we always try our best
in treating others well, and
we will wonder why certain
people will treat us in such
a bad way.

So, you really got to try
your best in getting used in
all these, and try not to let
all these bother you by the
time you sleep.

I do not know what has actually
happened, but I think if some
people simply raise voice in
front of you, asking you why
you do not do this and that, or
asking you to do this and that
in rude manner, then those people
really do not know about how
to respect each other.

There is no way which you can
easily liase with such people,
as they are usually very
self-centered.

So again, just always remember
that there are more good people
around you. Just look at the
feedbacks here and you can
notice that.

No matter what you face, as long
as you still have the desire
in serving this community, we
will sure vote for you in the
next election.

Your kind of job is truely not
easy to do. Those who always
raise voice in front of you,
asking you to do this and that,
or asking you not to do this and
that, they should go back to
kindergarten to learn what
"Respect" really is!

All the best.

Alan
USJ 8 Resident.

Subang Indah said...

YB,

"The most essential factor is persistence - the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come." - James Whitcomb Riley

kiwiboy88 said...

Hannah,

Many of us in Subang Jaya feel blessed that you are doing what you do. Leave some space to refuel. Those who work building good karma will always be supported even when it all appears a little crazy.

Anonymous said...

Hannah,

YB Subang kita!!!

My favorite things said...

Hi Hannah, this is my 1st visit to your blog. The thought struck me that perhaps there are some of us who can and are available to help you "hold up your arms". Please tell us who to contact if we wish to volunteer.

Be strong in His strength and may God bless you,
Rina

Anonymous said...

Hi Hannah,

Keep up the good work. Hard work and persistence will eventually pay off. Don't get discouraged by those mean people. You're a great role model for all the kids out there. Trust me, as long you keep this up, you will never lose the rakyats votes. You will make a great MP as well one day. I hope you can also get some feedback from your blog.

Bless you.

LFS

J Khoo said...

Dear YB Hannah,

You do not know how much respect we have for you for your genuine conviction to want to bring some sense of righteousness to the way our country is being run.

It would have gone to the dogs if not for the strong desire for change by the people. You stood up and made it count for us - us ordinary people. You have done it with all your might and will and on our behalf.

While we emphatise with the fact that you are mentally drained and tired, we know that you have made the difference.

Rome was not built in a day and so using the same logic, we should not expect you to bring the change overnight. If it is of any consolation to you, at least your presence have slowed it (the rot) down significantly.

We can only tell you that we truly support all the things you are doing and we will continue to pray for your health and your will to continue to soldier on and not let such negative forces (and there are plenty and most are evil) bring you down.

And you do have your number 1 supporter, your husand, Ram.

So best wishes YB. Hang in there. You are doing just fine!

Best Regards,

J Khoo

jennifer said...

Keep it up, Hannah!

Anonymous said...

Hannah
You have done well.
Pls keep it up. You owe it to nobody but yourself to keep the fight.
USJ is behind you.

P. Sakthivel said...

Dear Hannah,

Don't give up. You should be proud of yourself. My conviction tells me that you are a very down to earth person who loves to help others. So keep doing that and love it. Politics will always be there, but be prepared to leave footprints that will impact a generation to lead others to greater good

++MeLisSa++ said...

Just want to say there will be a new generation that will take their place for the Kingdom of God. We will run! Do not get tired of doing what is good. Hang in there :)

We, the next generation will take our place when it is our turn. Keep serving Him faithfully. Take care. God IS with you, Hannah!

吾説八道 (林伯芳) said...

...more clean people would rise to the call to serve the nation. I like this.

My mum told me you did a good job.

May God bless you.

cK said...

Hi YB!

Thank you for looking after Subang. No words can express the relief I have whenever I read your blog: Here is someone who cares for the people - and a leader at that.

It is normal to feel defeated every now and then; but after a good rest of body, mind and spirit, all will look better.

Gambate! Tambah Minyak! Add oil! Ka Yao! Jia You! But don't forget to rest the engine every now n then =D

Supporting you all the way.

allurban said...

Hannah,

You are a shining example for all of us.

Regards, Moaz Yusuf Ahmad

Anonymous said...

Dear Hannah,

When you are feeling tired and hopeless, please watch this video " Are you going to finish strong" by Nick Vujicic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqantZJ6WwM

Hope it inspire you!

All the best!

lincll said...

hang in there, hannah!
subang jaya residents feel really blessed to have such a sincere + hardworking wakil rakyat like you!
indeed, you are a shining example, both as a politician and christian.
best regards to you and ram.

lee said...

Hannah,
You have been doing a good job and deserved a pad on your back. Keep up the standard of your services, your dedication and determination and above all, the faith and trust in yourself that you can and will make a change.

vienna said...

Hang in there.
Because you've inspired me.

In the near future,
I would want to join & support you to fight for & uphold righteousness in politics.

Dear fellow Malaysians,

Talking is cheap.
Nothing happens if everyone opt to just talk.
Let's do something,
to help our beautiful country,
shall we?

Vien.

Machiavellian said...

Dear Hannah,
I'm proud to say that I came from the same secondary school as you did. I am proud to tell my friends in Subang we chose to be different for once.

The benchmark of good leadership is your performance during times of hardship. Trials and tribulations make ordinary people legends.

We are judged not by how well we coped with torrid times and not how well we pleased everyone. I've grown to learn that the good in men are often disguised, and to uncover it takes some 'scrubbing'. The 'nasty' people you meet are only misled and in need of help. desperation is a terrible thing, it makes us succumb to the meanest of means.

Hang in there:) You've done a great Job so far

Richard Cranium said...

Remember, this is a marathon, not a 100 metre race. Learn to pace yourself, and surround yourself with good honest people.

Nehemiah was tasked with rebuilding the wall, and he faced constant snarky people.

In my book, you are doing a heck of a job.