In November 1999, for the first time I was elected as Member of Parliament for Tuaran. This might mark a new journey for this new kid on the block, but the story began way back.
I was very blessed to have had the opportunity to venture out of my comfort zone in my village Lokos, Sabah, to the bigger cities such as Kuala Lumpur. The state government of Sabah sponsored my Form Three (Secondary Three) studies in SMK Ranau, after which with good grades in the Lower Certificate of Education (LCE) I was sent to Setapak High School for Form Four and Form Five.
After earning the Malaysian Certificate of Education (MCE) I learned of several pre-university options before me, most notably Asasi Sains (Foundation in Science) at a national university. Regrettably due to the lack of effective communication means in suburban areas back then, I had to pass up the opportunity to apply for those options. Nevertheless I was once again rewarded a scholarship from the Sabah government to do Form Six, this time at Sekolah Menengah Sains Selangor, a fully residential school in Kuala Lumpur.
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