Love Knows No Boundaries

Posted by M ws On Wednesday, July 11, 2012 0 comments
Love knows no boundaries, or so they say. A mother's love is very strong and history has shown how many have sacrificed a lot because of their families (men as well!). However, in our earnestness in desiring the best for our children or grandchildren, I strongly believe honesty, integrity and wisdom are vital.

Read the following news reports and see how two women loved differently. The first is a touching report of how great is a grandmother's love for her grandson (God bless both of them and may some kind Samaritan help them soon) and the second is one most of you would have read of a Minister and how she does not regret what she did for her son.

Report #1

According to The Star:

A PARTIALLY blind elderly woman was seen selling newspapers by the roadside with her seven-year-old grandson in Singapore, reported China Press.

The boy was seen doing his homework, having meals and sleeping on the ground while keeping his grandmother Lim Yuk Hua, 63, company.

Lim's husband died five years ago while her only daughter is married to a man who stays in Seremban.

She wanted her grandson Teh Chee Yong to live with her in the republic so that he could benefit from the good education there.

Many netizens expressed concern over their plight after pictures showing Lim and her grandson sitting by the roadside were uploaded to the Internet.

Lim, when approached by a reporter, claimed that she had been selling newspapers for more than 30 years.

She said her eyes had been partially blinded by the ashes of burnt prayer paraphernalia some 20 years ago.

She added that she had to support herself by selling newspapers as her daughter was barely making ends meet.

“I earn about S$400 (RM1,000) monthly.

“Although life is tough, I am happy because we have no problems securing two meals. Besides that, my grandson is very obedient,” she said.

Report #2

Yen Yen: No regrets over Australian PR status
by Kow Gah Chie of Malaysiakini

MCA vice-president Ng Yen Yen has expressed pride in her decision to seek permanent residence (PR) in Australia some 17 years ago, for the sake of her son's education.

"I went to Australia for my son's education. I am very proud of it (as) my son is a very successful lawyer. I have no regrets," said Ng, who is also tourism minister.

She told a press conference that she had applied for PR status in the 1990s, but that she gave it up in 1995 when her son completed his studies.

Ng was referring to a remark that DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng had targeted at MCA ministers during yesterday's debate 2.0, saying that not every Malaysian is able to get PR status in Australia.

Even through he had not named her, Ng said she was offering the clarification in order to “prevent being misunderstood”.

She also said Lim had revealed his lack of vision and policies, and had avoided answering questions during the debate.

"This is typical of Guan Eng. He ran out of issues and instead dug up something that happened 20 years ago," she said.

Ng was also unhappy with Lim (left) for bringing up the RM1.8 million Cuti-Cuti Malaysia Facebook issue during the debate.

She urged social media users to correct Lim’s "total ignorance", and said the money spent was for tourism campaigns and advertisements.

Raising the matter of the controversial of RM5 million ‘Kancil carpark’ near the Penang Hill, Ng said she holds Lim responsible for the demolition of the facility due to bad design and construction.

"Hey, (if) you can't even build a RM5 million carpark,what can you do ?" she said with obvious sarcasm.

Appeal on Pempena ruling

Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board chairperson Victor Wee, who was at the press conference, said Pembangunan Pelancongan Nasional Sdn Bhd (Pempena) will file an application to stay a High Court decision to wind up the company.

The Tourism Malaysia subsidiary was ordered to wind up its operations last month after failing to repay RM12.4 million to Kah Bintang Auto Sdn Bhd for the purchase of 120 units of Hyundai Sonata for its taxi service.

The SunDaily reported that the petition was not defended.

Wee said Pempena will discuss this with the official receiver to seek the best solution for all parties.

*Dato' Sri Dr. Ng Yen Yen is a Malaysian politician and the current Minister of Tourism in the Malaysian Cabinet. She is the current Vice-President of Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA).

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