By : Markus Lim
This picture shows a thousand words.
Ever since my dad is elected as the Finance Minister of Malaysia, he has been working extremely hard to figure how to settle the enormous debts our country is in.
His wish is for our country to be backed on track soonest possible. To some, they may think that the position as FM is glamourous, but to me I think it is a non-stopped stress job for him.
For the past 6 months, I have seen him working non-stop from 8am till 11pm, 7 days a week. I don’t really know if he has a straight 8 hours sleep since May this year. Sometimes he even skips lunch or dinner to attend meetings, or just to finish his pile of works in the office.
During the recent pre-budget period, at times he only had less than 3 hours of sleep for the whole week. He worked with his team till late night and had to overnight in the office to prepare his first budget. He wants to ensure that everybody will have benefited even though they have only limited fund.
Once, I followed his daily schedule and was totally worn out at the end of the day. Many people would ask me why my dad despite his hecticness managed to look fresh all the time. I still could not figure out how but believe his passion for the people and country that keeps him motivated always.
Despite my mum’s advice for him to slow down, he will still work as hard because he thinks the sooner the welfare of the people and country improved, the country will be backed on track soon. Some nights, my dad will come back home late almost midnight and tell me he is exhausted just by looking at numbers from work.
Looking at this picture,many may give criticism on it, but for me, I am very proud of my dad. To me, he will always be a hero in my heart.
Here, I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the opposition for posting this picture to enable everyone to know that my dad is working extremely hard for the country. – TTKM-
(This article is the opinion of the writer and not necessarily represent TTKM. It was first published at Lim Guan Eng’s son, Markus Lim facebook account- Editor)