Friday, March 7, 2008


Liew cries after school function


Tears rolled down Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Liew Yun Fah’s cheek as he walked out of the Sekolah Kebangsaan Pasir Putih hall here yesterday. What was supposed to be a happy day for many proud parents and pupils turned sad almost immediately after the Students Excellence Awards event ended. Liew has been the guest of honour of the event for the last four years. Several parents and school staff could not hold back their tears as the incumbent Merotai assemblyman walked out of the hall. Many stretched their hands out to shake his hand, wishing the man who had represented them for the last four years, the best of luck. Liew was replaced by Pang Yuk Ming to contest for the N58 Merotai State seat under the Liberal Democratic Party for Barisan Nasional in the 12th general election. He won with a 4,305 majority in the 2004 general election. Parents who were approached, described Liew as a friendly, approachable and dedicated YB (Yang Berhormat). Earlier, Liew in his speech urged the people, especially youths, to work hard and improve themselves to reach greater heights. He thanked the people for the tireless support given to him during his one term as their representative, adding that he would continue to render his service when needed. “I am willing to help the people because I believe that there is no end in my struggle for the good of the Merotai people. I am determined to work hard for you !! and have no intention of retiring. My door is always open to you if you need help,” he said. At the event, Liew presented the Education Ministry’s Kumpulan Wang Amanah Pelajar Miskin Poor Students Trust Group) assistance to 154 students.