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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Two thumbs up for Jeff Ooi - could we all give him a new car?

I admire Jeff Ooi and since my better half is from Penang, I am happy that Pakatan Rakyat leads the state and we've got people like Jeff running the ship. So I give him two thumbs up for drawing no salary and getting no perks for doing his job as reported by Malaysiakini:

He is the chief of staff of the Penang chief minister’s office. Although it is a powerful position, it is a voluntary job for him.

“I draw no salary. I wasn’t given any perks. There’s not even a chauffeur-driven car,” quipped blogger-turn-politician Jeff Ooi.

Source: Malaysiakini

Yup, Jeff doesn't even have an official car and had his wife's car towed away (by the police) after the first parliament sitting.

When Anwar Ibrahim made a stop over in Kuching, Sarawak; there was quite a number of people who waited for him at the airport. The traffic police were really happy that day as their summons quota for the month was met.

This raise the question, "When Pak Lah came to Kuching, nobody got summoned for illegal parking, so when Anwar comes kena samanlah?"

So Jeff is not alone here. It's interesting the way The Star paints Jeff:
AN opposition MP had an unpleasant start in Parliament when his car was towed away by the traffic police for parking outside the Parliament house.
Still haven't learn their lesson. For once can MSMs stop labeling people and just address everyone as MPs (regardless of political affiliations). In parliament, every MP is equal. They are a representative of the people and this is up and above party affiliations or political divides.

Freedom of the press should be the next thing to be reformed.


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