Chua’s on the go, every minute counts
NORTH-SOUTH EXPRESSWAY (Sept 22, 2012): Every minute counts for 69-year-old Datuk Chua Jui Meng. For the PKR vice-president who is also Johor PKR chief, even when he is in his car, he is either penning his political strategies, preparing his speech or points on a public issue, or catching up on some reading.
Here, Chua is pictured in his car along the expressway heading south for Malacca to attend a wedding dinner reception.
He spent more than two hours at the wedding dinner reception of Mr & Mrs Ng Yok Hong’s daughter.
“There is no excuse for me to find no time for the happy occasion of an old friend. Ng was my second secretary in Muar’s Tanjong MCA branch in the ‘80s.
“It was also the first English-speaking branch in Muar,” Chua said.
One for the album … Chua (centre) is seen here with the newlyweds Roger Hiew Chun Fatt and Ng Shu Chien, and happy parents Mr and Mrs Ng.
Yum Seng! (Cheers!) … A toast to Ng and his daughter and son-in-law (right)
Chua said: “Life has been hectic as an Opposition politician. It is an interesting experience, requiring lots of energy. Unlike when I was in the ruling coalition, there is no protocol in the Opposition.
“I now have to cover the ground of the Malay heartland. It’s indeed very challenging and I have to work doubly hard.
“Shuttling between Kuala Lumpur and Johor Baru has become a norm for me. I still have much energy to help save Malaysians from the plundering Barisan Nasional.”
After the dinner, Chua headed for Johor Baru where he spent a night before embarking on a day-long inspection of Pengerang tomorrow morning.
Pengerang is under Johor BN’s siege where its socio-eco traits are being threatened by a RM60 billion Petronas Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (Rapid) mega project.