Greetings to each and every one of you.
This is your fellow Malaysian Lee Wai Hong.
Soon after my birth in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur in 1980, I moved to Happy Garden of Old Klang Road where I have been living until today. Since my childhood days, I have affectionally admired the name Happy Garden or Taman Gembira meaningfully coined and dedicated to this residential area. And indeed, whenever residents here are asked about the community in which they live, they would instinctively relate themselves as being “happy folks” blessed with the identify of who they are and what they do.
Growing up in a well-to-do family, I met my wife some 20 years ago and today we are parents of two adorable kids.
I completed my primary studies at SRJKC Confucian in Sungai Besi, while my days in Sekolah Menengah Taman Desa also left me with lots of fond memories. Upon graduation, I studied Information Technology at APIIT and somehow went on to “earn my livelihood” as an IT practitioner for most part of my career life. Currently, I am a self-employed website engineer – I have built no less than 300 websites for various enterprises and organizations in the past 20 years.
Under the influence and meticulous upbringing of my dad, I grew up associating myself with a good number of NGOs of Malaysian Chinese origin. From the locality-oriented “Persatuan Wui Leng Kuala Lumpur & Selangor” to the family surname-based “Selangor & KL United Lee’s Association ” and to the Chinese NGOs flagship “Kuala Lumpur & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH)”, these are the venues where I have learnt enormously and benefited profoundly. In particular, PWLKL has given me the early opportunity of learning how to deal with public assets, help fellow members, plan for events, and you name it. It goes without saying that I have also exposed myself to the invaluable mentorship of NGO leaders on the values of humanity and virtues of righteousness.
Joining KLSCAH marks a crucial milestone in my life. It is where I have been enlightened on democracy, human rights, rule of law, and politics.
Entrusted by KLSCAH Youth in 2016, I was elected as its 14th Head of Youth. During the 14th General Election in 2008, the KLSCAH Youth council members and I organized the crowdfunding campaign UndiRabu, which subsequently raised well over RM200,000 and assisted at least 2,000 voters to travel home. A week before GE14, the "Sending Your Votes from Overseas" campaign drummed up by us also won praises far and wide.
Today, four years on, I deeply feel that as ordinary folks, we should no longer outsource our political rights entirely to political parties. And in return, elected members of the legislative assembly should always prioritize the interests of voters, not those of political parties.
In the past, I was active in social movements and intervened in politics with the empowerment from our civil society. Today, I envisage the feasibility of leveraging on the pathway of running for election as the platform to fulfil my vision of true statesmanship.
I hereby reach out for your support. This time around and God-willing, together we shall make it come true with the very mandate in our own hands!