Outlined here is clarity, simplicity, commitment and sacrifice of an exemplary Malaysian, a Christian who seeks to fight with her deep faith, impeccable character and profound courage to secure, by God’s strength and with much prayer, a better future for all Malaysians. There is great hope for Malaysia if many more Hannahs could be replicated in politics.
Dr. Daniel Ho
Senior Pastor, DUMC, Petaling Jaya
Hannah’s story grips you with its refreshing honesty. From finding God to rediscovering her confidence, to the miracle of her marriage proposal and her amazing journey into politics, it speaks about God. It fired me to pray for such a generation to rise up and rebuild our land! It will inspire you to always seek God’s best in the face of many “good” options; for it is in surrender to Him that the best will be given to us.
Dr. Philip Lyn
Senior Pastor, Skyline SIB, Kota Kinabalu
Hannah’s story is not only about politics. It is about a spiritual journey of self-discovery. It is also about the role of values and faith in public office. Hannah’s Christian convictions show us how faith is a prime mover for righteousness, justice and good governance in the state and the nation. She truly believes that politics needs more good people if positive change is to happen, and because of her faith, has shown that she is willing to walk the talk.
Selangor State Assemblyman, Hulu Kelang
Life often doesn’t pan out the way we plan it. But when an unexpected opportunity fell into her lap, Hannah seized the day and the rest is history. This book tells of how she leads by example, and, more importantly, how she holds steadfast to her values. Incorruptible and with a strong sense of justice and fairness, Hannah is a true-blue Malaysian. I have no doubt that she will lead and inspire a new generation of young Malaysians to play their parts in securing a brighter future for this country we love.
Member of Parliament, Petaling Jaya Utara
My friendship with Hannah transcends shared political beliefs. We are both products of strict religious upbringing (albeit in different settings) which have shaped our firm belief in fairness and justice. Hannah epitomises the new generation of Malaysians who see things from a perspective free from the bias of race and prejudice. Her story will inspire Malaysians to claim their stake under the Malaysian sun.
Member of Parliament, Pandan
About the Author
Hannah Yeoh Tseow Suan is the Speaker of the Selangor State Legislative Assembly and State Assemblyman for Subang Jaya, Selangor. Hannah won the N31 state seat in the General Elections 2008 as a DAP candidate at the age of 29. She was elected as the Speaker at the age of 34, making her the first woman and youngest Speaker in Malaysia. She obtained her Bachelor of Laws from University of Tasmania. She is married to Ramachandran M, an IT entrepreneur. They are now proud parents of two baby girls Shay Adora Ram and Kayleigh Imani Ram. The couple is passionate about nation-building and seeks to inspire Malaysians to play their respective parts in establishing a righteous nation free from corruption and racial discrimination.