A letter to CM Lim Guan Eng

 

Dear CM Lim,

 

Because of you, we, Zero Fitness Dance Studio, who had rented the theater 1 of Wawasan Open University Penang on 26th February 2011, was threaten to cancel our event!

 

On 25/2/2011, 6:49pm, the Vice Chancellor of Penang WOU, Prof. Wong Tat Meng, telephoned me via their AV technician Mr.Halim’s handphone, the key contents of conversation are as below:

 

Wong:

I want to tell you, our place is now in bad condition, we have two functions going on tomorrow!

 

Me:

So?

Wong:

So you have to cancel your event!

 

Me:

What! Why?

Wong:

I have the rights to cancel your event without any reason! There are two ways for you now, change the venue or change the date!

Me:

What? How do I get a place now and how do I inform all my performers and audience in such a short time? This is impossible!

Wong:

I don’t care, this is your business!

Me:

Why is this my business? This is your internal problem, you should settle for me!

 

Wong:

OK, my solution is, if you want to use the theatre, you cannot use the car park!

Me:

Why? But I was told by your admin staff, Charlene, that I can use the car park at Level 4.

 

Wong:

It is not written in black and white, I can deny!

Me:

What is this? Your open concert is outdoor, we are inside the building, why we cannot use the car park inside the building?

 

Wong:

Because CM Lim is here tomorrow!

Me:

So what? There is no conflict, we are using the theater!

Wong:

I don’t care, if you want to argue with me, you have to cancel your event! Also, your guests have to be here before 7:45pm, because CM Lim will arrive at 8:00pm, when he is here, I will close the gate and no one is allowed to come in or move around!

 

Me:

I am very disappointed with WOU’s management, I actually planned to take up a course there but now, it is no way!

Wong:

I don’t care!

 
 

Besides, on 26/2/2011, there were more unfair issues happened during the night:

  1. WOU posted a notice, ‘Parking for PPO Concert Only ‘(the open concert) on the trees in front of WOU main entrance.
  2. When the guests of PPO Concert arrived in their cars, they were politely invited to drive in , however, when our guest’  cars only approached the entrance, they were chased out!
  3. The cafeteria was used by PPO Concert, so we who have pre-ordered the food from the cafeteria was forced to pay extra RM180 to rent the foyer of Theater 1 to place the food!
  4. We paid RM2000 for finger food, but the quantity and quality we got worth less than RM1000!
  5. WOU staff who helped to control traffic on main road, had actually ‘reminded’ the co-workers to ignore our guests who have to cross the road.
 

CM Lim, are you the one who commanded WOU to bann people from walking and moving around when you are enjoying the concert?

 

CM Lim, are you the one who told WOU to only respect people who play and know the art of music and to contempt people who dance? These are the feelings of all my performers and guests throughout the night!

 

This issue has severely damaged your image as a Chief Minister; we think WOU was abusing their authority under your name! We have to stand strong and voice out now!

    

Yours faithfully,

 

       

 

       ……………..

The Zero Fitness Dance Studio,

The Performers &

The guests of Zero’s 6th Hafla on 26/2/2011