Saturday, September 27, 2008

连载漫画诋毁候选人--健康政治文化?



转载自《当今大马》

随着马华党选逼近,党内开始出现各种抹黑候选人的手段,已宣布竞选署理总会长的蔡细历,昨日就针对一系列抹黑他的漫画,向警方报案。蔡细历昨日中午12点半左右,向八打灵再也警察局报案,并且向警方呈上他所收到的抹黑漫画作为证据。

一系列抹黑漫画共12张
他周五早举行新闻发布会披露,这一系列共12张抹黑漫画,是在今年8月开始寄发给马华所有中央代表的住家,每个星期大概寄出两三张。由于蔡细历也是中央代表,因此他也有收到有关的漫画。蔡细历报案时,向警方提供了两名被怀疑是幕后黑手的马华党员名字,其中一人是中央代表。不过,他拒绝向记者披露有关人士的名字。

影射向中央代表派钱买票
他向记者出示所收到的第12张漫画,指他以每人1万令吉,收买1500名马华中央代表。他批评,此举是侮辱中央代表,并损害党的形象。“我知道有关漫画皆被寄至所有马华中央代表的住家和各大主流媒体机构,并在我宣布竞选署里总会长后寄得更加频密。”

“有关漫画内容不但指我在70年代行医时毫无医德,同时也指责我在出任卫生部长期间,在各大卫生部大型发展计划中皆有股份。”“我必须强调的是,我根本没有给予每名马华中央代表1万令吉的贿款,同时也不可能每一个卫生部的大型发展计划我都有股份。”

幕后黑手获取卫生部资料由于这一系列的抹黑漫画,主要攻击蔡细历出任卫生部长期间涉及贪污与不道德行为,因此他怀疑攻击他的幕后黑手有办法透过卫生部获取资料(who have access to the Ministry of Health)。此外,他表示,由于中央代表的住家地址并不容易取得,因此他怀疑幕后黑手也可能与马华秘书处有特定关系。

不过,当记者询及他所怀疑的幕后黑手是否拥有官职时,蔡细历则回答说,没有。他说,由于能够获取卫生部资料和所有马华中央代表的资料者并不多,因此调查涉嫌者的范围已经缩小。“我认为他们两人都有朋友在秘书处的。虽然这两人并没有官职,但却时有跟官职的人拥有工作关系的。”

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

My Manifesto/ 竞选宣言



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竞选宣言全文请点击:

http://soilekmanifesto.blogspot.com




Dr Chua Soi Lek: Your candidate for MCA Deputy President

To all of my fellow comrades,

It is with great humility that I make this announcement today to say that I shall offer myself for the post of MCA Deputy President in the upcoming MCA party elections.

There comes a time when one realizes the importance of service to the community, party and ultimately the nation. It is only a question of what you have to offer.

I have led a life of service in MCA, and I believe I continue to have the energy, the ideas and most importantly the leadership to bring about the change and reforms necessary for the progress of the party and more importantly the country.

As most people already know, I relinquished all party posts early this year. However, many grassroots members encouraged me to stay on and serve the party and the nation. Hence, I went back to basics again as an ordinary member, and participated in elections from branch to division levels in the party.

I have also been meeting with grassroots members from all over the country. I have had many discussions and consultations with them about what they, as the backbone of the MCA, feel should be the direction the party should take. Many of these ordinary members also encouraged me to continue serving and contributing to the MCA and to the country, because of my experience, particularly in dealing with party members, government leaders, Cabinet members on community and national issues.

They feel that my capability and experience in these areas will be strongly needed to help reform, re-engineer, rebuild and revitalise the party, in order to meet the needs and demands of the community and nation at this critical period of change in Malaysia today. The grassroots strongly feel that MCA should have a strong team at this critical period to be a force of change - to have real change and real politics, taking into consideration the political reality and landscape in Malaysia today.

Hence, I have come to a decision and pledge not to let down the expectation of the grassroots for me to work closely with the other to-be-elected leaders as a team to put MCA back into its position of leadership and reform, from the dismal state it finds itself in now.

As I declare my decision to seek the support and endorsement of party members and delegates in this coming party election, I wish to reiterate that the way forward for MCA is to be a real political party, which can fit into the new political landscape, and to reflect the political reality of the day. Hence, the party election campaign should be a battle of ideas, to introduce reforms for the party to go forward based on 3 platforms:

1. Real Politics, Real Influence;
2. Real Equality, Real Rights;
3. Real Socio-economic Growth

I believe that the new direction for the MCA must be all encompassing. The party must look into all issues that are close to the hearts of the people and to take quick and decisive measures to resolve them. The MCA must be able to reach out to the people to listen to their concerns. The party must have relevance, enthusiasm and vigor.


拿督斯里蔡细历医生声明
“即起发动真正的改革”


敬爱的马华同志,

今天,我诚心向大家宣布,本人将在今年10月举行的马华中央选举中,竞选马华署理总会长的职位。

人到了某个时候,会有所悟觉得自己应该为社群、党及国家献一份力,以及服务群众的重要性。问题只在于你可以做些什么、效劳什么。

我在马华公会服务20多年了。到今天,我深信我还有魄力、智谋及最重要的,我有领导能力促成马华的改变与革兴,以顺应党内和国家的发展趋势。

大家也知道,我在今年初已卸下所有的党职。尽管如此,全国很多基层同志鼓励我留下来继续为党国服务。所以,我回到原点从基层做起,在支会和区会改选中重新寻求党员及代表们的委托。

这段期间,我也亲自走访全国多州和基层党员交流,听取和收集大家对党的改革和方向的意见。交流过程中,许多党员表达认同我在党、内阁和政府(从州到中央)的经验,尤其是处理国家及民族课题的表现,并鼓励我留守马华,继续为党国服务和贡献。

大家认为我的能力和经验,必定能够协助党的改革、重整及重建,以迎合新的政治生态及反映政治现实,并符合国家及民族的期望。

党基层也坚信,面对严峻挑战和考验,马华必须要有一个强大和坚毅的领导队伍,发挥和实践真正的从政勇气及政治理念,来推动马华改革的新力量。

经过慎重的考量,我因此决定不辜负党基层对我的期望,我要与将被选出的工作团队携手合作,带领马华脱离困境再出发。

当我决定寻求党代表的支持和委托时,我要向代表们重申,马华未来要走得更远就一定要成为真正的政党,一个能契合新政治生态及反映政治现实的政党。所以,此届党选是政见及理念之争,要为党推介改革方案,使党能够奠定在三个基础上继续向前迈进:
1) 真正的政治,真正的影响力;
2) 真正的平等,真正的权利;
3) 真正的社会经济成长。

(详细方案可阅读本人的竞选宣言)

我认为马华必须要有全面的新革兴方向。我们要正视与民众息息相关的课题,勇敢提出并迅速解决。更重要的是,马华要能够直达群众,贴近和听取民意。马华要展现一股强大精神,获取民众认同马华是一个积极、热诚、充满活力,也切合时局的政党。

Monday, September 15, 2008

The Government Should Repeal the ISA/ 废除内安法•释放郭素沁RPK

The recent arrests of three individuals, under the Internal Security Act (ISA) have been roundly condemned by politicians and the people alike.

The widespread dissatisfaction with the arrests, especially with what happened to Sin Chew Daily reporter Tan Hoon Cheng, shows the time is right now for the ISA to be reviewed.

I am glad that at last some leaders in my party, the MCA, and also from other Barisan Nasional (BN) parties have come out strongly against the ISA.

The detention of individuals without trial is fundamentally unjust. In Malaysia we have other laws, including many other security legislations, to deal with issues which are sensitive.

The issue of the ISA does not just affect one race. It affects all Malaysians. Many of us here have, of course, criticised the United States for detaining suspected terrorists without trial at the Guantanamo military base.
I am not suggesting that the police in Malaysia have acted in the same manner as what goes on in the US. But the principle remains the same, that detention without trial is unjust. The police are given far too much discretionary powers under the ISA.

And while I believe right-thinking individuals are a majority within the police, the ISA is still subject to abuse. Politically, this is also a chance for the BN government to regain some initiative in competing for the support of Malaysians.

The opposition parties have for years been using the repeal of the ISA as a rallying cry. Perhaps it is time for us in BN to seize the initiative once and for all and review the ISA. This will show the people that we have a government which listens to them.

The ISA can be replaced with some other legislation which offers protection against abuse and which allows judicial review.

I would also like to take this opportunity to call on the police to immediately release Seputed MP Teresa Kok and blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin. Justice is a bipartisan issue. It does not matter if Teresa is from the DAP and if Raja Petra is a fierce critic of the BN government.

We as Malaysians are mature enough to debate issues in a mature manner. The Malaysia we all aspire to is one which is mature, open and progressive. After 51 years of independence, let us move forward not backwards.

政府日前援引内安法令扣留3名人士,震惊全国,引起激烈谴责声浪。

这一轮的逮捕行动引发讨伐声浪,尤其当撰写“华人寄居论”新闻的《星洲日报》高级记者陈云清也一并成为逮捕目标,民间的不满达到沸点。此现象显示政府是时候检讨内安法令了。

这次事件中,我很高兴看到一些马华及其他国阵成员党领袖,挺身强烈抗议内安法令。事实上,未经审讯就扣留一个人是不公平的。政府其实可以援引其他条例来处理敏感课题。我们了解内安法令相关的课题,应该是影响全民而不只是单一种族。

我们常都批评美国未经审判就扣留疑似恐怖分子者在关塔那摩军事基地。我并非暗示大马警察的作为像美国,但事件的原则是,未审先扣是不公平的。目前,警察在内安法令底下掌握太大权力。但我相信大部分的警员思维正确,他们也认同内安法令容易被滥用。

从政治角度来看,此事件其实也给国阵政府一个再次争取人么那支持的机会。反对党多年来以废除内安法令口号博取人民支持,目前国阵是时候化被动为主动,下令废除内安法令。

这么做是要让人民知道,我国有一个听取民意的政府。我们可以用其他遏止滥用及强调司法改革的条例去取代内安法令。

因此,我在此呼吁警方即刻释放士布爹区国会议员郭素沁及部落客拉惹佩特拉。公正是超越党派的,不管郭素沁是来自民主行动党,或拉惹佩特拉一直在批判政府,这些背景都无关至要。

大马人民是成熟的,可以用成熟的方式去辩论课题。我们要的是一个成熟、开明及先进性马来西亚。我国独立迄今51年,我们应该要向前迈进,而不是后退。

Saturday, September 13, 2008

内安法扣陈云清•警方双重标准


报道巫统升旗山区部主席阿末依斯迈“寄居论”的星洲日报高级记者陈云清在《内安法令》下被扣留!


我严厉谴责警方未经查实就以内安法扣留的这名记者。这根本是矫枉过正、反应过敏。


“寄居论”在华社引起激烈反弹,掀起千层讨伐声浪,过后还延烧国阵,导致槟城国阵成员党关系决裂。巫统虽然已经对出言不逊的阿末依斯迈内部处分,但仍然无法安抚受伤害的华裔同胞,因为当事者不但没有悔意,还把祸源归咎采访的记者。


这名记者只是执行采访工作,报道当事人说的话。警方其实只需查实记者所报道的内容是否和阿末依斯迈所说的相符。当然,警方有权请记者到警局问话协助调查,我相信陈云清也很乐意配合,但未经查问就援引《内安法令》扣留她,这么做绝对无法让我们接受和信服。人民也会反问政府,发表“寄居论”的阿末依斯迈既已经造成种族关系紧张,为何警方不援引内安法将他扣留查办?


双重标准处理这件事,政府和警方的行动不但将引起公愤,重则引发“官逼民反”效应,民心尽失,加速国阵倒台!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Johor MCA Youth and Wanita Election

A lot of people think that since the State Wanita and Youth candidates who are closely aligned to me lost in the state elections, it means that politically I am dead. The Chinese press has gone to town on this.

Not many people are aware that most of the MCA central delegates come from MCA parent body rather than Youth and Wanita.

In terms of numbers, they are small. But in terms of perception, it is important and those that do not know MCA politics may feel demoralized by the lost.

In fact I think the Youth candidate who lost had done creditably well in securing nearly 46% of the votes. Considering that he comes from the parent body being a divisional chairman and preparation for the elections was done barely 5 days prior to nomination, whereas his opponent had been Youth secretary for 2 terms and had the backing of 2 deputy Ministers who also hailed from the Youth movement in Johor.

As for the Wanita candidate who lost by 51 votes, she lost because of the extreme poor turnout by the delegates (of less than 65%). This however appears to be the trend in all states as far as the Wanita component is concerned. There is a pressing need to look into the root causes of this phenomenon.

Since the delegates have decided, we will have to respect their choice. Life has to go on, in the same way, politics has its ups and downs and it is how you handle the downs rather than the ups that determine your lifespan in the political arena.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

BN, AND UMNO IN PARTICULAR, MUST BECOME MULTI-RACIAL AGAIN TO SURVIVE

As we move closer to September 16, I do not know if Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim can pull off the sensational feat of overthrowing the Barisan Nasional (BN) government.

What I do know is that there are many Chinese voters supporting the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) alliance. These are the voters who turned away from MCA and gave us a real bloody nose in the March elections.

But PR appears to have support also from the Indians and even a significant number of Malays.

In short, the PR alliance is turning into what BN used to represent.

To most Malaysians, the BN coalition had always been associated with moderation and multi-racialism even though it was recognized that Umno was the dominant party in the partnership.

Right now, BN is associated with racism, arrogance and corruption.

And while all BN component parties should take responsibility, it is Umno as the dominant party which is most tainted by such a perception.

Such was Umno's poor standing, especially among the Chinese, that the DAP had one major rallying cry which won them and lost the MCA the Chinese votes: "A vote for MCA is a vote for Umno."

Six months down the road, MCA is still fighting that perception.

But of course, we in the MCA can never hope to achieve a turnaround in public perception if Umno does not actually change.

Recent events show that Umno, when backs are against the wall, resorts to playing the race card.

It is a matter of public perception that the recent UiTM protests was instigated by quarters within Umno.

The racist comments of Bukit Bendera Umno chief Ahmad Ismail is another example.

So what can MCA do?

Pull out of BN? Will that really help, beyond satisfying our egos that we can help stick the knife into the backs of Umno.

Unfortunately, there is no direction within the MCA now.

We are busy with our party elections. I am worried that once we in the party finish deciding who our next leaders will be it may already be too late.

That is why I so wanted the party election campaign to be a battle of ideas instead of the slander and dirty politics which so turn people off.

Anyone who wishes to be MCA president, or be part of the senior leadership, must be able to convince Umno that multi-racialism is the only way out to save BN.

The BN must become multi-racial and moderate again. We must re-seize that branding back from PR and Anwar Ibrahim.

BN should eventually turn into a single-multi-racial party which really represents the interest of all Malaysians.

Realistically this cannot happen immediately of course.

But we must set it as a real target, instead of brushing the suggestion aside.

Perhaps the MCA should suggest some structural changes within the BN framework to reflect a more multi-racial outlook, to shake off the perception that BN is merely a coalition of race-based parties.

It pains me to see that it is the acting Gerakan president who has come up with suggestions to introduce a code of conduct for BN parties, while the current MCA leadership and those endorsed to take over the party do little to save MCA and BN!
9月16日近在眉睫,拿督斯里安华依布拉欣是否可以推翻国阵政府让民联执政还是未知数。但我们知道,民联得到很多华裔选民的支持,他们原是马华的支持者,但在308大选时把票投给了反对党,给我们一个很大的教训。

其实不只华人,印裔选民、甚至不少马来选民也转向支持民联。民联在很短的时间内得到人民支持,人民接受民联是一个代表各族的政党,正如以前的国阵。

虽然巫统在国阵体系中的主导角色已被公认,但大部分人民还是认同,国阵联盟的施政秉持中庸及多元种族路线。不过,现在的国阵已和种族主义、傲慢及腐败挂钩。国阵精神变相,全体成员党固然有责,但作为主导政党的巫统,罪责最大。

对人民尤其是华人而言,巫统已经非常败坏,此情况因而催生了“投票等于投巫统”的观念,在马华和民主行动党之间,选民最后把票投给了后者。308大选已经结束6个月了,马华还无法让华裔选民消弭这样的观念。事实上,若巫统还是冥顽不灵不愿改变,马华将无法扭转这种劣势。

最近发生的一些事件清楚显示,巫统还一直在玩弄种族课题。不久前的玛拉工艺大学学额开放抗议事件,一般的看法认为这是由一些巫统党员教唆发动。巫统升旗上区部主席阿末依斯迈的“华人寄居论”是另外一个例子。

巫统玩种族牌,马华可以做些什么?

脱离国阵?这样做除了能够在巫统背后刺一刀自我满足以外,真的有帮助吗?

很不幸的,马华目前并没有明确方向。我们正为党选忙碌奔波。而让我担忧的是,当我们选出党的新届领导层后,一切都为时已晚。

这也是为何我一再坚持此届党选必须是政见及理念之争,而不是耍使令人不齿和下三滥的肮脏手段来倒伐对手。任何有意成为马华总会长或领导核心的领袖,都须具备能力来说服巫统只有贯彻多元种族主义才可以挽救国阵。

国阵必须重展其多元族性及中庸的精神,这是国阵的品牌,我们要从民联及安华手中夺回来。国阵最终要成为一个足以代表全民利益的多元种族政党。

当然,这无法在一朝一夕落实。但我们要以此为目标。

或许,马华可以向国阵建议在机制上进行足以反映多元种族观的改变,以消弭人们视国阵为一个以种族为基础的联盟的印象。

其实让我难过的是,连民政党代主席丹斯里许子根已开口呛声,建议国阵推行一项行为守则,反观马华现任领导层及那些被钦点的接班人,至今还没有提出任何挽救马华及国阵的行动
。(Updated on 5/9/08)

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