Hii King Chiong : Serving The People Is Not Patented And Earnest Service Should Be Lauded

20.10.2015--United People’s Party (UPP) Piasau chairman and Majulah Miri founder Dato Hii King Chiong said that serving the people is not an exclusive right to anyone or any organisation and earnest service to the people should always be lauded and respected.

He pointed out that it is important to earnestly serve the people with their interests at heart and not to steal credits or mislead the people through belittling others and elevating oneself.

He expressed his disappointment over repeated obstructions to the provision of service by Majulah Miri and false accusations which not only hurt the service workers but also misled the people.

“Recently those who had sought assistance from Majulah Miri told me that they were reproached for seeking help from the so-called informal organisation and cautioned to request for assistance via formal channel. These are some very unflattering remarks.”

He emphasised that if political parties or elected representatives had performed their duties properly by listening to the people, doing more and talking less, Majulah Miri would not have existed as nobody would have come to seek help.

He felt sorry for those who were reproached and stressed that if it is wrong of him serving the people, he hoped the displeased individuals would give advice.

He pointed out that it is important to walk into the people at the grassroots level to understand their difficulties and help solve their problems instead of doing nothing but making criticisms and false accusations for self interests.

Hii said that no matter how high the rank or position, one must be humble in serving the people and listen carefully to what the people really need. Those who only know how to talk big, do little and showboat would never hear the people’s true voice.

He said that Majulah Miri has solved scores of community issues since establishment and its success is hugely down to ‘trust’. If the elected representatives had performed their duties and put the people first, Majulah Miri did not have to come forward to help solve the problems of the people accumulated over decades.

“Although I am a businessman, I understand the importance of gratitude and giving back to the community. These were also the teachings of my late father. Therefore, as long as it is within my ability, I will never ignore or refuse a plea for help.”

Hii emphasised that his service philosophy is to solve the problems and improve the quality of life of the people without claiming any credit or expecting anything in return. He believed that sincerity will earn true friendship and support. He added that it is important to have a thorough understanding of a problem in order to solve it effectively.

He hoped that all the false allegations can be put to an end and look forward to the joint efforts of everyone in striving for peace, stability and prosperity of Miri city.