KUCHING, Dec 17: “To learn from the people in our community is one of the purposes of me joining politics,” says Sarawak Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Women chief Cherishe Ng.
The young politician said endless wisdom lies among the people who are from all walks of life and she sees invaluable experiences in these people including the residents of villages in Sarawak.
“Regardless of one’s social status, rich or poor, varied races, ages and educational backgrounds, the masses are all masters of their own trade and I have much to learn from them,” she said.
Though she might be seen as a greenhorn in Sarawak politics, she explained that she had shown great interest in this field since young due to the influence of her family.
Thus, she expressed her understanding that a cordial and intimate relationship between the people and a political party is the solid grassroots support for that party.
Without the people’s support, any party like a splendid building with no solid foundation would collapse in no time.
“Keadilan (PKR) leaders and members are concerned with the well being of the people, the problem of which can only be brought to light through interaction and dialogue.
“By understanding the hardships of the people, only then will the party be able to come up with an appropriate strategy aimed at solving their problems.
“That’s how the party and party leaders can progress and strengthen,” she said during a dialogue session with about 40 residents at Kampung Tabuan Dayak.
There at the function, she appealed to all participants to give her guidance, which she humbly welcomes, in her political career and with joint efforts to realise the improvement of the people’s standard of living for a better Sarawak.
Ng’s father, Bandar Kuching PKR chief Dominique Ng and PKR Stampin Branch chairman David Chow were also present at the dialogue session jointly organised by both PKR branches.—DayakDaily