My journey - Wong Hon Wai 黃漢偉

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My journey - Wong Hon Wai 黃漢偉

Lawatan ke Projek Rumah Kos rendah di Seberang Perai Tengah 黃漢偉巡視大山腳廉價屋

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 09:04 AM PDT

Terdapat 6 projek perumahan kos rendah sedang dijalankan ketika ini di Seberang Perai Tengah dengan tawaran harga bermula RM35,000 hingga RM42,000.

6 lokasi itu adalah di Desa Titi Panjang, Mukim 14 (60 unit), Desa Impian (69 unit), Century Court, Permatang Tinggi (247 unit), Seri Akasia, Penanti (134 unit), Park View Residency, Juru (174 unit) dan di lokasi yang dilawat Exco Perancangan Bandar & Desa, Perumahan dan Kesenian, Wong Hon Wai hari ini, Rumah Pangsa Tropika (114 unit).

Menurut Hong Wai, kadar permintaan di Seberang Perai dan di sebelah pulau adalah berbeza. Katanya, salah satu daripada projek di sebelah pulau ditawarkan sebanyak 234 unit dan permintaannya adalah melebihi 1000 orang.

"Keadaan ini berbeza di Seberang Perai, permintaan pembeli bagi kos rendah agak rendah. Contohnya, di Taman Sungai Duri Permai, walaupun selepas mendapat Sijil Penghunian (OC), masih ada lebih daripada 100 unit belum terjual."

Hon Wai dalam pada itu menggalakkan rakyat Pulau Pinang khususnya di Seberang Perai untuk membeli rumah-rumah berkenaan, dengan membeli borang dan menghantar permohonan ke Bahagian Perumahan Kerajaan Negeri, di Komtar.

As reported in Sinchew.










Profile of Wong Hon Wai - Working Hard for All

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 08:41 AM PDT

N33 – Air Itam



Party Position
DAP Penang State Treasurer
Elected Positions
Penang State EXCO Member
State Assemblyperson for Air Itam

Working hard for all

There are a lot of things that BN loves labeling DAP. Chinese Chauvinist, communist, anti- Islam, anti-Malay. But these baseless accusations are merely ways to discredit the DAP as a party for all. But one thing that one cannot deny is the leadership platform that is laid out by DAP.

Wong Hon Wai joined DAP in 1997 after graduating from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia with a degree in Computer Science.  As someone who believes in improving himself, he went further and obtained a degree in Jurispudence and became a qualified lawyer.

"Before that, I had assisted YB Chong Eng and observed how the State Assembly works," Wong explains. His stint as a political assistant made it obvious that Wong was ready for a life in politics. After meeting Lim Kit Siang at parliament when he was 24 years old, he was one of the DAP's recruits when the party was on a campaign to recruit 800 graduates.

Wong became the election agent for Chow Kon Yeow, in an experience that would expose him to the world of campaigning. In 2008, Wong himself was selected as a candidate. But he did not expect to win.

"I wanted to give it my all….My election agent and I stayed in my office during the entire duration of the campaign because if we had to spend travelling time… wait for each other, we would be losing precious time," he says.

His dedication paid off. Wong won the Air Itam state seat and was appointed State Exco in charge of Town and Country Planning, Housing and Arts.

Being appointed a State Executive Councillor was a big change for Wong, it was now time for him to build his own personal profile. Profiling is an important aspect of politics as an individual will be known for his style and professionalism. Public perception is built during this period.

"When it comes to Air Itam, I serve with a multi-racial approach and do not favor any single race. Everyone has the right to better living," Wong stresses.

He believes that as elected representatives, all people regardless of race need to be taken care of. There mustn't be any leanings to a particular race.

One of his greatest triumphs was SRJK Rajaji in Air Itam which was renovated thanks to a combination of state and federal funds. The school was in a deplorable state for the past 50 years. Wong highlighted the issue in the Penang State Assembly and got the attention of both the federal and state governments. 

The students were relocated to Rifle Range temporarily while renovation was taking place.

"Every child deserves the right to education. The BN government should get down to the ground to see to it," Wong firmly states.

As the Exco in charge of housing, Wong admits that housing prices are still a problem in the state. He is looking to resolve the issue by further exploring affordable housing options and opening up new areas in the state for housing development. As the population of the state increases, there will be a need for proper affordable housing for the growing number of Penangites.

Wong is also the Exco in charge of the arts, a portfolio that is often forgotten in a state administration. But Wong seeks to promote Penang as an arts and culture hub for Malaysia.

The arts have always been the pride of Penang as historically, Penang has been a melting pot of many different cultures. A unique amalgamation of cultures emerged from this and continues to evolve until today. To keep this symbol of pride hidden would be a complete waste and Wong has been working hard to promote the arts.

He also makes time to share artistic pursuits with his family, when his schedule permits it. "That is priceless," he says.

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