Friday, August 29, 2008

I have set up 16 Women and Children Aid Units in various MCA Divisions in Selangor to provide information and counselling for those who needed assistance... PJ Utara Women and Children Aid unit is providing services on every Wednesday from 8pm-10pm at my service centre @ 36B, Jalan SS21/39, Damansara Utama, PJ, Selangor.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

MCA SS25 Launches Lofelong Learning Centre in PJ

The Star Online: Tuesday August 26, 2008

MCA launches Lifelong Learning Centre in PJ


ENRICH your life by learning an extra skill such as mental arithmetic or take up a new hobby like singing.
All these are made possible at the MCA SS25 Lifelong Learning Centre in Petaling Jaya.
The courses are organised in conjunction with the Lifelong Learning campaign launched by MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting.
“We want to promote the spirit of life-long learning and bring it to the community,” said Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun during the soft launch of the centre.
Lifelong learning: Chew announcing the courses available during the soft launch of the SS25 MCA Lifelong Learning Centre.
“As we are a non-profit organisation, the course fees are cheaper,” she said.
Among the courses offered are Mandarin, Bahasa Malaysia, mental arithmetic, personal grooming, yoga, cooking, basic Japanese conversation, singing and choir, handicraft, graphic design, and motivation workshops. There is also a High EQ Parents Training course.
“In PJU where many residents are English-speaking, there’s a demand for Mandarin lessons.
“This is just a start, we will increase the courses according to demand,” she said.
The vegetarian cooking class by celebrity chef Agnes Chang will be held at the Chempaka Buddhist Lodge instead of the centre due to space constraint.
According to Chew, there are ample parking bays near the centre, which is located in a light industry area.
She added that while SS25 residents were encouraged to join the courses, those from other places were also welcomed.
Classes will begin after 10 students have registered. Classes such as Chinese Knots, Basic Computer and English Conversation are in the pipeline.
For more information about the courses, visit or call 03-78055282. MCA SS25 Lifelong Learning Centre, No. 17A, Jalan SS25/41, Mayang Industrial Park, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Cervical Cancer Awareness Campaign

The STar Online:
Tuesday August 19, 2008

Cervical Cancer Awareness Campaign

A CAMPAIGN to raise awareness of cervical cancer, which also offers subsidised rates for the vaccination, will be held at the Damansara Jaya Residents and Owners Association from 8am to 1pm on Aug 24.
Organised by Yayasan CRSM (the Crisis Relief Squad of the MCA) and the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Malaysia, the campaign will also include free health checks like blood pressure, blood sugar, weight measurement and dental checks.
Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun said, at a press conference, that a talk on cervical cancer would also be held where vaccination would be available at a subsidised rate for the first 200 participants. She added that those interested should register with MCA’s CRSM by calling 03-2161 8044.
Dr R. Gunasegaran, chairman of the social responsibility committee of the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Malaysia, who was present at the press conference, said cervical cancer was the second most common cancer among Malaysian women diagnosed with cancer.
“About 13% of women diagnosed with cancer suffer cervical cancer.
“It is only cervical cancer that has vaccination as a preventive measure at the moment,” he said.
Dr Gunasegaran also said most women diagnosed with cervical cancer were aged between 35 and 45.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

The Star Online : Sunday August 3, 2008

Chew-Tian Chua debate highlights power issue

KUALA LUMPUR: The debate between MCA's Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun and PKR's Tian Chua on the current political scenario touched on power struggle and the possible crossover of politicians.
During the debate, which was conducted in Mandarin and held at Wisma MCA here on Friday night, the audience also participated by giving their views on current issues in Malaysia, including the talks between Umno and PAS, the development gap between the peninsula and Sabah and Sarawak, and many other topics.
For and against: Chew speaking during the debate with Tian Chua at Wisma MCA on Friday night. Guests included a political analyst and a lawyer.
Chew, the Wanita MCA deputy chief, said Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat should place priority on serving the people, adding that having a two-party system could serve as a check and balance.
“Be it Barisan or Pakatan, the only way (to deal with this) is to look after the people's interest – Malaysians at large, without stressing on ethnicity,” she said.
Chew also said power struggle had led to chaos in the current political situation and that people were worried and frustrated.
She said the current political scenario was changing all the time.
“After the general election, one should settle down and move on, not plan to wrest power or change the government within three months by getting politicians to cross over,” she said.
Chew said that if party-hopping were allowed, voters would not know if the votes they had cast were for the party they had chosen in the first place.
Chua said chaos in the current political situation was due to the frequent change of policies.
Citing an example, he said the ruling party announced that fuel price would not be increased and yet it did.
“It has no relation to power struggle or who wants to be president of a political party but rather with the fear and anxiety of politicians in the ruling party. They are fearful that they may lose power at any time. They are no longer confident that they will have power for another 50 years,” he said.
The debate, moderated by TV newscaster Victor Gu, was also joined by guests – political analyst Jamaluddin Ibrahim, commentator Dr Ei Sun Oh, MCA’s Chang Sin Woon and Carol Chew, lawyer Leon Lu, journalist Kuek Ser Kuang Keng, university student Foo Yong Kian and former Universiti Malaya debate champion Chin Shin Liang.