On 23rd July 2013, a special group of people paid a courtesy call to YB Datuk Mary Yap, the new Deputy Education Minister of Malaysia in Putrajaya.
The group consisted of the Girls’ Brigade International President’s Committee (IPC) who were meeting in Kuala Lumpur. Together with International President Ruth Chikasa from Zambia were IPC members who represented Africa, Asia, Europe, the Pacific and the Caribbeans & Americas. In attendance was Bishop Dr Ong Hwai Teik who was also the Asia Chaplain and National Chaplain. He had given priority to this visit despite a hectic schedule, to represent the Methodist Church in Malaysia and not only presented a book to YB Datuk Mary Yap, but also said a special prayer for her. Datuk Mary, prior to her appointment as Deputy Education Minister, was the chairperson of the Federation of Councils of Christian Mission Schools Malaysia.