About Me

In my previous life, I was a wife to a loving husband and a mother to two beautiful children.

I was active in a lot of association and club activities.

I was involved with an NGO working with victims of sexual crimes and their families. Names of victims which we’ll soon forget, but the heinous crimes commit against them – it will stay in the mind, refused to be erased and come back to haunt us every time we walk out of the house (or worst even when we are alone at home) or every time we see our Mother or daughters or female family members or friends walk out the door.

And on the 8th of March 2008, I became a YB.

By protocol, they call me Yang Berhormat – YB. But in principle, my principle, I am Yang Berkhidmat.

All the voices we cried from below, all the tears we shed, they used to echo back to us as if we were crying out to cold hollow caves. Now I am there, we are there, the Rakyat is there. We are in the position to hear the appeals of the abused, marginalized, the oppressed.

Suddenly, we are empowered to do something…suddenly, I have to take leave from my husband and my children to look after a bigger family. Suddenly, my family is extended to include all the Rakyat in Penang whom I have the responsibility to care for, to love and to protect.

 

Lydia Ong Kok Fooi

Comments

  • yeo  On June 21, 2008 at 2:46 am

    我们-威省海南会馆- 弟子规研习班- 因LCD 壞了,我们需要一架,方便我们教学, YB 您是否能替我们解决?
    负责人:杨庆传 019-4131638。04-5390789。

    *弟子规, 圣人训, 首孝悌,次谨信,
    泛爱众, 而亲仁, 有余力,则学文。*

  • Rocky Yap  On December 23, 2008 at 2:53 am

    you are a wonderful person.

  • USM Student  On February 15, 2009 at 8:11 am

    Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.
    I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks.

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