"Is he a bird? Is he a plane? No! He is Hii Tiong Huat!"
I am calling him as "The maddest man in town" not for negative reasons, I will tell you why in a short while.
He's more well-known in his Chinese name 许长发 as his face and his big name quite frequently being printed on Sibu local newspapers. He is not a MP or state assemblyman neither a local council member nor politician, yet he always acts as the voice of community. He even doesn't mind to walk onto the street single-handed with banner on hand or wearing t-shirt with special wording written on it to protest against the local council or any authority concern on issues which have close relationship with Sibuian daily life.
Among his "crazy" actions including stop his van in the middle of a busy road then kept pointing his finger to a blockage in a major drain which he believed was one of the reason of frequent flooding in Sibu. His message to the local council was clear, clean the drain and remove the blockage to allow smoother drain water flow thus reduce the flooding. However, his act was causing traffic jam and his van was smashed by some of the angry public.
Local council then lodged a police report on him for his action but the incident came to an end after he removed back the road sigh to its original place. He did so not for vandalism, but to awaken the sleeping local council the road lack of road sign is life threatening which I really agree with him!
By now you should know already why I called him "The maddest man in town"? He is mad for good sake, for community welfare and for Sibuian or even Sarawakian and not for his own benefits! He is much better than a lot of local council members who sitting inside air-cond office doing nothing yet earning big money! Can you find another one which is madder than him in term of this? That's why he worth a respect at this point!
[Hii with his new uniform posting at Dewan Undangan Negeri Kuching and protested against the banning of some state assemblymen]