Liberty, Equality, Fraternity For All Sabahans.
Born in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah ( Formerly British North Borneo) to a working class family. My father was a police officer, while my mum was a clerk.
I am married to a wonderful nurse and we have a baby boy.
My early Kota Kinabalu education was in Chung Hwa Kindergarten, SRJK St Agnes and SM All Saints. Subsequently, I continued my education in St Peters Lutheran College in Brisbane, Australia and completed a Bachelor of Science (BSc) from the University of Queensland in 1991. While in Australia I was very active in overseas student affairs especially in helping new Sabah/Malaysian students via the Sabah Students Association and Malaysian Students Association.
I decided to travel to India where I successfully completed a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MB,BS) from the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College in 1997. In India I continued being in the forefront of student affairs.
Since my return to Sabah I have worked in Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kota Kinabalu and Hospital Duchess of Kent in Sandakan.
I was the Hospital Director in Hospital Beluran, where I saw firsthand how poor and desperate our Sabahans are. I tried my best to help them. I successfully fostered high team spirit among my staff that culminated in us achieving the prestigious full three years Accreditation award from MSQH (Malaysian Society for Quality in Health).
I received the Anugerah Perkhidmatan Cemerlang 2002 (Distinguished Service Award 2002) from Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Sabah (Sabah State Health Department).
After Beluran I was seconded to University Malaya Medical Centre in Kuala Lumpur for two years. On my return I was tasked with the duty of starting medical services at the brand new Hospital Pitas. Making Hospital Pitas operational have been a challenge to my administrative skills. Being short of doctors I still had to see in-patients, go on call, escort patients to Kota Kinabalu as well as being the Hospital Director.
In 2007, I was honoured to receive the award of Outstanding Young Person of Sabah- Certificate of Merit for Humanitarian & Voluntary Service from JCI (Junior Chamber International, Kota Kinabalu).
In 2008 after 13 years in government service, I decided to resign to join a medical practice in Kota Kinabalu.
From the state richest in natural resources especially timber and petroleum, Sabah now is the poorest state and has to beg bowl in hand to Kuala Lumpur. We must stop the rot and fight for our rights as safe-guarded by the 20 points agreement when Sabah joined (I emphasise Joined) to form Malaysia. Now except for a very rich few, the rest of Sabahans are treated as poor, third class citizens.
Sabahans may NOT have a General hospital, enough doctors, Uninterrupted Electricity supply, Clean potable water, clear unpolluted skies or even new gen sets, but Sabahans have the power to change all this by the stroke of the pen. We still have a chance to vote to bring a tsunami of change to sweep away the rotten and bring in new people who really care and will work hard for the rights of Sabahans before it is really too late.
In 2010, I joined DAP Sabah and was Chairman of DAP Sabah Health and Medical Advisory Bureau as well as Chairman of DAP Tg. Aru branch. In 2010, There was no STAR party in Sabah fighting for our Borneo rights.
When in 2012, STAR Sabah was formed and after reading and analyzing the truths contained in the BORNEO AGENDA, I had NO Choice but to switch to STAR as a more suitable platform to fight for our Sabah Rights as a Malaya based party cannot or will not fight and safeguard our rights. Only A Sabahan knows what we need and will truly fight to reclaim and preserve our Sabah rights.
Since forming Malaysia with Malaya, Singapore and Sarawak on 16th September 1963, Sabah has become (in a short span of 49 years) from the richest state to the poorest state in Malaysia with the most number of hardcore rural and urban poor. How did we get to this sad state of affairs is due to the erosion of the 20 points safeguards, but most importantly it is the rape and pillage of our state’s resources by successive leaders who are only out to represent themselves, their corrupt lifestyles and that of their family and cronies. They forget that they were elected to work and represent the poor people, but the way they act is like the “YB” title is a license to make money by any corrupt way possible. YB to me means “Yang Berkhidmat”.
As a Sabahan born and bred, having been a medical doctor and hospital director in Beluran and also in Pitas (both districts unarguably among the ranks of the poorest districts in Malaysia), I understand the health needs of the people in Sabah in particular and Malaysia in general. I have the medical skills, people skills and administrative skills but most importantly the patriotic fire to fight for the rights of Sabah and Sabahans which have been neglected for so long.
SAVE SABAH, SAVE MALAYSIA.
INI KALILAH, KITA AMBIL BALIK!
SELAMATKAN SABAH TANAHAIRKU!
- Anugerah Perkhidmatan Cemerlang 2002 (Distinguished Service Award 2002) from Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Sabah (Sabah Medical Services Department).
- The Outstanding Young Person of Sabah 2007- Certificate of Merit for Humanitarian & Voluntary Service from JCI (Junior Chamber International, Kota Kinabalu).
- Chairman, DAP Tanjung Aru branch (2010-2012).
- Chairman, Sabah State DAP Medical & Health Advisory Bureau(2010-2012).
- Chairman, Residents committee of Dah Yeh Damai, Kota Kinabalu City.
- Life Member, Malaysian Medical Association.
- Life Member, Hakka Association.
- Contributing Partner, MAKNA (Malaysian Cancer Foundation).
- Contributing Partner, WWF (World Wildlife Foundation).
- Volunteer Medical Doctor to NGOs.
- Lions club of Tanjung Aru.
- The Academy of Family Physicians of Malaysia.
- Society for the Advancement of Hormones and Healthy Aging Medicine Malaysia.
- Vice Chairman, STAR Party, Sabah
- Chairman, STAR P172 Kota Kinabalu.
- GE-13 (current)- Candidate STAR Party Sabah State Assembly (DUN) N15- API API.