Thursday, November 6, 2008

Obama's victory/ 奥巴马的胜利


I am back to work.

One must admire and congratulate Barack Obama being elected the 44th President of USA, and the first Afro-American to be elected.

This is indeed a proud and defining moment for American politics. Race or colour of the skin does not count in US during election! Obama’s victory is a watershed in US and may change the American political landscape. Civil rights activists have finally realized their dreams and the US’s dream of the opportunity.

I cannot say the same about Malaysia. Colour and religion still play an important role in Malaysia daily life. I am not even talking about the position of the PM and Deputy PM, if the CEO of Government Linked Companies and State Development Corporations colour do matter (e.g. PKNS recently). To many people in Malaysia, race matter a lot.

The colour of the skin may work against you, though you may be the best candidate for the job. Martin Luther King once said: “Judge a man by his content of his character but not his colour.” Racial harmony is fragile and very superficial in Malaysia. Some call it mutual tolerance.

John Mc Cain, fought a long and hard battle, like an old warrior that never die. He should be admired and congratulated for his grace in conceding early defeat and accept the American voter verdict. He had no hesitation in congratulating the winner, no bitterness, no excuse and certainly no signature campaign to show that he still have significant support.

Accept the verdict of the voter and life move on. MCA politicians should emulate Mc Cain’s graciousness rather than bad mouth the victor in the party election. To the loser, it is not the end of the world. To the victor, it is only temporary since party election is once every 3 years.

兹通知大家,我回来了。

这一天,人们都在热烈欢呼声中,恭贺及赞赏奥巴马当选美国第44任总统,创造历史成为美国首任非裔黑人总统。

对美国政治而言,这确实是个骄傲和决定性的时刻,因为美国大选已跨越种族和肤色考量!奥巴马的胜利象征着美国政治走到一个分水岭,而且很可能会改变美国的政治景观。这场变革,不实现了美国民权份子的愿望,也给了美国人一个“机会”的梦想。

回到马来西亚,却不能一概而论。在我国,肤色和宗教对我们的日常生活仍然发挥重要的影响。如果官联公司和各州发展局(雪州发展局为例)的首席执行长必须视肤色而定,那我们要如何不分肤色投选正副首相?对许多大马人来说,种族考量仍然很重要。

你或许是有关任务或工作的最佳人选,却因肤色有别而没有入选。已故的美国黑人人权领袖马丁路德·金说过:“要从品格和能力上判断一个人,切勿以肤色定胜败。”事实上,马来西亚的种族和谐是脆弱的,也很表面。有些人认为其实这是互相容忍。

麦凯恩在美国总统一战中,像一位不死的老战士奋力迎战。败选后,他坦然接受选民的决定,毫无怨责、不以借口推搪,更不搞签名运动来展现他的人气和支持率,反而落落大方地向胜利者道贺。这种风度和领袖素质绝对值得我们钦佩和赞赏。

接受选民决定,继续展开生活。
马华政治人物应效仿麦凯恩的泱泱大风,接受代表的意向和决定,而非不断地中伤胜利者。马华党选3年一次,败选并非世界末日,胜利也只是短暂。希望以这两句话与所有马华同志共勉,大家继续诚恳为党、国效力。

8 comments:

St Ong said...

Sir, welcome back.
Hope we also looked the new era of MCA new leadership team.

Huang said...

Dr. Chua, you are the Obama of Malaysia, IF you really and boldly want to CHANGE the nation for the betterment of the people.

Obama has broken several records. First, he is an African-American. Second, he is a black , a minority, in a white world. Three, he is the Harvard law graduate, the most qualified man.
Four, he has turn the red States blue! Ohio, Florida, Pensylvania.
Five, the Democratic Party holds sway in both Houses of Congress.

Have you noticed that the word " Change " has indeed changed the world? "Change" became the symbol for change in Malaysia in the March 8th election. The Opposition Parties made " Change" as a sign of progress. And progress is what people want.


S.H. Huang

CWI MALAYSIA said...

Millions of young people, people of color and ordinary workers have had their confidence raised. Many will be inspired to step forward into political activity as a result of this election. Many of them will see the need to mobilize campaigns and protests in an attempt to keep Obama's attention on those who elected him. Others will be forced into struggle to defend themselves against the cutbacks and attacks resulting from this recession. The wave of political awakening which Obama rode to power was not the creation of his campaign, and the radicalization of the U.S. working class won't stop with the end of this campaign - just the opposite, in fact!


Movements that develop will inevitably come into sharp conflict with an Obama administration. Events will expose Obama, and Congressional leaders as representatives of big business. As a result the way will be prepared, for a new political and class awakening in U.S. society. Consciousness of the need to break with the Democratic Party will grow. More than ever, the question of building a political voice for working people will emerge onto the political agenda. The idea of a new anti-corporate, antiwar political party, a party of working people, will gain traction in the minds of millions, as ordinary people struggle to find a path toward genuine change, a way out of the economic and social crisis engulfing U.S. society.
http://asocialistmalaysia.blogspot.com/2008/11/us-political-awakening-propels-obama-to.html

Johnny said...

1. America took 200 years to achieve this dream - The best man for the job.
2. Malaysia will take 2000 years. However I am sure we will achieve this dream also.
3. But for now the Chinese's hope is on MCA to look after their rights and interests and not sell out their race.
4. There are still some MCA leaders who think more for themselves rather than the party or the race.

Ikrak said...

But your are remembered as the florist cheebye fucker.

Obama don't fuck cheap florist cheeby in cheap hotel.

But in Malaysia polisickening like you are well accepted. Look at those scums in your other component. You have people after the fucked Mongolian slut they murdered her to get maximum thrill. There your PM.

Pearls said...

Yup.. Obama and John McCain are shinning examples of what leaders should be. It is very unfortunate we have none here....

Our leader in waiting is scandalous with nothing to offer but flip flops statements about our economy. Dont even go near that path of inspiring the nation or renewing faith in the nation like what Obama did during his victory speech. I dare not even think what our future is going to be and that is simply pathetic!

So, while the world has seen a great nation take a giant towards unity and peace.. we?? God help us!!

Clement said...

I feel sorry for ikrak,a man who has only porno image and bad thing in his mind.

If you are a man tell PM straight to his face. Coward!

max said...

Dr., welcome back!
All of us also have a Dream.
Hope the new leadership will
achieve more.

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