Calon Barisan Nasional Kebun Bunga
Hello! I am Ooi Zhi Yi, 34, born in Penang, a place where politics has been lively since decades ago.
Growing up in a middle class family; we were taught to study and work hard with many of my relatives grew up to be professionals; working as doctors, engineers, accountants. I was one of the few that took the different path.
I studied Social Science in Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and have learnt a lot about the society and community. Through participating actively in Red Crescent Society, United Youth Movement of Malaysia, Leo Club and now Lions Club since my younger years, I soon developed a huge responsibility and interest towards the development of the community. Eventually, I participated in politics by joining Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia in the year 2005.
The opportunity to volunteer in politics since 13 years ago has enabled me to bring myself to the next level, where I have the chance to involve by assisting the community in many different ways.
When I have been appointed as the coordinator, I came to understand the Kebun Bunga constituency problems and issues even more. Subsequently, I make plans and raise issues to the authorities to make Kebun Bunga and also Penang a better place to live in.
However, many of our policies have failed to address the problems faced by Penang people. Politicians of today regardless from which side of the political spectrum are too focused in personal ambitions and political games and has has sacrificed progress and development.
I believe that the young, fresh politicians must lead the way to fill up the political vacuity by practicing a better political culture. By practicing better political culture, we will be able to develop the community as a priority.