Hii King Chiong Urges Everyone To Curb Prejudice For The Benefits Of Chinese Community

09.03.2016--United People’s Party (UPP) Piasau chairman Dato Hii King Chiong said splits between ethnicity and political parties had seriously affected the unity of the Chinese community. He hoped that everyone would curb prejudice, put aside personal animosities and work together for a better future.

Also Majulah Miri founder, Hii made the statements in his speech tonight at Chinese New Year celebration dinner organised by SJK Chung Hua Lutong Miri.

Hii said he has a special feeling for SJK Chung Hua Lutong and was always concerned with the development and needs of the school.

“I’ve done my part for SJK Chung Hua Lutong but frustratingly faced political oppression. I was under huge pressure to even set foot in the school and dared not speak a word when I helped solve problems. The truth is I did not fear for myself but rather feared for the innocents being implicated or condemned by others because of me, which I would not want to see happen.”

He hoped that he could get a better understanding with Chinese educationists through the gathering and make more contributions to improve the learning environment for the benefits of multiracial students.

Hii emphasised that it is important to earnestly serve the people and listen to their voice with a humble heart. If one considers oneself to be superior and powerful, it is impossible to truly understand the real thoughts of the people and any service will be in vain.

He believed education exceeds politics and education must not be toyed with in the hands of politicians.

“Although I am UPP Piasau chairman, I never give assistance in the identity of a political figure. Sincere service is to earnestly put people first without expecting anything in return. This is Hii King Chiong’s way of doing things, in the past, now, and in the future, I will never change.”

He pointed out that in order to achieve personal agendas and purposes by some individuals, the Chinese community had already lost too much. He hoped that in the future, politicians will walk the talk to fight for the rights and interests of the people instead of shouting slogans and making empty promises.

“Although I am a businessman, I humble myself and walk into the people. Representatives elected by the people should understand better. Remember, elected representatives will not be what they are now without the people’s support. The people are the real BOSS.”

Hii added that Majulah Miri will continue to uphold its service philosophy despite having to face challenges and obstacles. This is because Majulah Miri will never be bothered with false accusations and criticisms.  As long as the people live well and happy, Majulah Miri will be hugely satisfied.

“There are no forever enemies or forever friends, you just need to open your heart.” Hii emphasised on learning to release clenched fists so as to embrace the world and welcomed any constructive opinion and suggestion because community service is a never ending journey.

He also took the opportunity to thank Miri City Council (MCC) and The Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) Miri-Bintulu for their efficient services on upgrading the drainage system in front of SJK Chung Hua Lutong to solve flooding woes and provide better infrastructure.