LKS, Get Well Soon

By Wong Ho Leng

Because of the Sarawak election, he delayed his cataract operation…

That fateful morning, we were put up at Kingwood Hotel, Kuching. I wasn’t surprised that LKS had called at 7 something in the morning. He does that quite often to me, to exchange political views. But this was an exceptional morning. He said something was wrong, and he wanted to meet me at the cafeteria of the hotel. 15 minutes later, he called again, and asked me to be in his room. I saw LGE, in his pyjamas, with his dad. LKS had a serious eye infection. We earnestly looked for a specialist. It was too early, and it was a Sunday. Anyway, we managed to get one. CSC would be coming to fetch, and I accompanied LKS to his breakfast. We shared about his fear. From outside, he was cool as a cucumber. He obliged when hotel guests requested photo shoots with him. None of them knew that one of LKS’s eyes had suffered a serious vision impairment from a rare infection. To me, it was a long breakfast. As Siew Chiang’s car drove him off, I offered a silent prayer for LKS.

LKS is a workaholic. Despite his eye operation, he still worked with his iPAD, and, we still communicated over the phone. Each time, before we delved into politics, I asked him about his condition, and he would give me the most elaborate detail. He must have gone through unthinkable pain, and, reading the text of LGE’s statement, I can understand LGE’s feelings towards his dad…

Sdr LKS, our prayers are with you. Do Get Well soon.





4天后,我和父亲就飞往砂州赴宴及谢票,并在周六入住古晋的Kingswood Inn酒店。隔天清早7点从浴室出来时,我发现手机有父亲的未接来电,感觉“有点不妙”。











  1. #1 by k1980 on Monday, 9 May 2011 - 2:08 pm

    Any bn politician afflicted by such a serious eye infection would had flown off for overseas medical treatment (at the taxpayers’ expense). Remember former transport minister Chan Kong Choy who went for medical checkup in Australia and hence absented himself for 2 weeks just when PKFZ was debated in Parliament?

  2. #2 by cinaindiamelayubersatu on Monday, 9 May 2011 - 3:03 pm

    Get well soon. we need you to witness the upcoming tsunami in GE13

  3. #3 by ENDANGERED HORNBILL on Monday, 9 May 2011 - 3:23 pm

    YB LKS, the people understand that the Sarawak election was a momentous point in history. Yr personal sacrifice came at this hour of great need. Few would have understood the depth of yr sacrifice if the stories are left untold. So. thanks YB Wong HL.

    We truly hope you will not lose the sight of that eye under stress. We will all pray for yr speedy recovery. At this point it would be more prudent to take a good rest and allow yr body to heal before the next great GE effort.

    May God bless you richly and keep you in His grace.

  4. #4 by tak tahan on Tuesday, 10 May 2011 - 1:20 am

    We’ll always be by your side.Please rest as well as we need you to lead the battle to UBAH.Kit,Kit Boleh!

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