Friday, 24 April 2009

Wind of change...?

Earlier this week, we had our first meeting with the new Minister of Tourism, YB Dato' Sri Dr Ng Yen Yen. We were told to wear our uniform, which was in the shade of cream and light brown, because it is a Tuesday, and on Tuesdays we have to wear the uniform. The Minister arrived in an elegant turqoise chiffon kebaya with matching shoes and coiffured hair! Quite befitting as a Minister of Tourism, where first impression DOES matters. Unlike the butch, once upon a time...

She was so fired up with the first assembly, urging us to work hard, bring the tourism industry to a higher level and to be a happy Ministry. She told us that all the other ministers congratulated her when it was announced the she was to be the Minister of Tourism. She mentioned that when she was in the Women's Affairs Ministry, everyday she's be faced with sad stories - of babies being abandoned, husbands beating their wives, single mothers, etc. Therefor, in Tourism everyone must be happy and smile a lot as it will be reflected in your performance and to the industry.

I guess she's right. We were in misery for the past year since the previous minister ruled with her iron fist. Good RIDDANCE to her. We need a new life. I can forsee the days of working late as in Datuk Kadir's time. Dato' Sri Dr Ng Yen Yen mentioned that her door is always open and she worked until 10pm. Yikes! But she said that every monday, nobody is allowed to stay late as it should be a quality time with the family. Hmmm...balance in work and life? Dare I hope that it is to be so....

And finally, she said that as we need to be a happy Ministry we should not be in uniform (and a drab one at that, I might add!). We should be wearing colours, like the Colours of Malaysia (which is also Citrawarna in tourism terms), we should not be restricted in uniforms. So, from now on we should be wearing colours. Now, that is in your FACE, former disgraced minister!

To early to tell about our new Minister but I have a good feeling about her....

4 comments:

Fad Ariffin said...

wahhh marah betul with "the previous one" ek? hahahha... totally agree with you. When she came to MAH dulu pergh! merepek meraban jer bercakap.

This new minister, hopes she could bring back the 'colors' into MALAYSIA.

Beautiful Life said...

Salam Fad...

hehe to each his own I suppose. Hey where r u now?

shariel said...

Nuwal, new minister ke??? WOW... Baguz tuh. (btw, this is Sharon Lu)

Beautiful Life said...

Hey Sharon!!!! Thanks for visiting my blog...Long time no hear...yeah its Datuk Sri Dr Ng Yen Yen now...and she's very2 energetic, creative....hey how's life eh?