Thursday, November 5, 2009

Sibu In The Blue Ocean - Part 4

Dream is not only an inspiration, it is also a driver for us to forge onwards. Martin Luther King Junior's famous " I have a dream...." was an inspiration to lots of people.

Similarly, in taking up the developmental issues of Sibu, we must dare to dream!

Tan Kee Hian said Sibu parents are proven dreamers. They are prepared to stretch to the fullest their financial means to send their offspring to overseas for higher education, dreaming their sons or daughters would excel one day.

With that, Kee Hian then called on Sibuians to daringly have dreams/visions for Sibu for the betterment of our hometown.

The speaker put the challenge to the floor to dream Sibu to be a place:

1. Where educated and most talented sons and daughters want to return to live and work during their prime years of their lives.
2. Which is a magnet for aspiring young people from the rest of Sarawak and Malaysia to come to fulfill their dreams.
3. Which is recognised nationally and regionally as a Centre of Excellence for certain sectors, subsectors or domains.
4. Which is a dynamic and intellectually stimulating society which (a) encourages thinking by people of all ages; (b) respects for creative pursuits; (c) facilitates diverse forums for constructive debates, and (d) brings up forward-looking leaders.

The picture shows Mr. Tan Kee Hian speaking at the public forum. Photo: Terrence Tan of MPI

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