Thursday, 7 August 2008

My Ministry Of Transport Journey

By Chow Kum Hor

Deciding to work for Datuk Ong Tee Keat in the Ministry of Transport was one of those come-what-may moments. The offer came rather unexpectedly, not too long after the watershed March 8 general election.

At that time, it seemed rather silly to jump into an unfamiliar territory. For starters, the threat of the government crumbling via crossovers was a big concern. For me, that scenario, if turns out to be true, would render me jobless faster than the fall of five states during the poll. And then, there was this uncertainty over the MCA elections. Again, the political dynamics in the party was very fluid then (it still is) and my job security hinges on the boss' political survival. To top it off, I was fairly comfortable as a journalist, the only trade I had ever known then.

Still, I took the Giant Leap of Faith. At that time, I had only a vague idea of what I am getting myself into. But my gut-feeling was loud and clear: Go with a capital "G".

Three months on, I still have moments when I question if I had made the right move. But so far, it's been one helluva journey. And I look forward to the road ahead.

1 comment:

eileen said...

I commend you for leaping into the vast unknown. I won't be as brave as you.