Shah Alam, 24 Oktober; Saya telah ke Dewan Undangan Negeri Selangor pagi tadi untuk bertemu pimpinan EXCO Wanita KeADILan – YB Gan Pei Nei, Elizabeth Wong, Rodziah Ismail dan Haniza Talha.
Kehadiran di sana merupakan pengalaman saya pertama kali berada di DUN Selangor dan menyaksikan persidangannya. Saya tidak dapat mengelak dari membuat perbandingan perjalanan persidangan dan substance perbincangan dengan yang berlangsung di Parlimen.
Perbahasan di DUN Selangor, khususnya daripada pihak Kerajaan Negeri Selangor adalah jauh lebih perinci dan bermakna daripada yang biasa didapati di Parlimen. Perbahasan lebih terkawal, cultured dan beradab.
Dewannya juga cantik, dengan setting yang cermat agar dapat dimanafaatkan sepenuhnya oleh Ahli-Ahli yang Berhormat dan pihak-pihak Jabatan Kerajaan yang memberikan input terhadap perbahasan.
Kuantan, October 21; Last Sunday, after sending my children to their respective educational institutions (we seem to be communicating much in the car these days), I had wanted to rush to Kuantan to meet the grassroots. Alas, on the road in Subang, the car’s accelerator suddenly got stuck and the gear didn’t work. Well, I was quick enough to play with the clutch and brought the car to the roadside. It was close to 8pm and quite dark without anyone in sight. I didn’t think I should leave the car – this is post-modern Malaysian urban area where crime rate is high.
It took me some minutes to think the next course of action…then called up some people…A couple of friends called back to say that help was on their way. Well, thank God for such friends in need…
It was some while when someone called to seek my actual location. It was some another while when the help came. He knocked on my screen, smiling…
“Apa hal ni , Kak Rozaini?” he inquired with his continuous smile; he looked young and energetic.
“Laa…sorrylah menyusahkan you malam-malam macam ni. Ha-ah, kereta ni tiba-tiba accelerator nya jam semacam…kete tak boleh move. I have no idea apa kenanya…” I responded. Saw that he brought his wife and two little children. One of them had come out of their car parked behind mine and was so eager to help Dad repair my car.
While Ahmad(not his real name) saw to my car, I chatted with his wife, Wati(not her real name either). They were from Shah Alam. My friend whom I called had contacted another friend, who contacted Ahmad.
Ahmad, it seemed was an expert in cars and often help friends in distress. Frankly, I did not know him personally. The bond of friendship from the friend I called had reached Ahmad to relieve me from my distress. Ahmad, to my surprise was actually an Ahli Majlis in the Selangor State (from KeADILan). Great choice of an Ahli Majlis. Is he the sample for the rest of Ahli-Ahli Majlis Pakatan Rakyat in all states that that it governs? I hope so.
My car repaired…as good as it was before…God knows how the lid cover of the engine oil tank got stuck on the accelerator gadget. Must be my son who last filled the engine oil tank – he must have forgotten to put back the lid and the lid just rolled to jam the accelerator’s gadget.
But I was really impressed with Ahmad, his wife and little children who came all the way from Shah Alam to help. I wonder, what was the process that produce such products like Ahmad & his family?
Well, I decided to cancel going ahead to Kuantan, as the advice by Ahmad and his wife, too, and went home before travelling to Kuantan early the next day.