Sunday, February 1, 2009

It's Time to Resume Work

Chinese New Year is over.  It is time to work.  The Ox year is recognized as a difficult year, both at the economic and political front.

Maybe I should disclose what I have told the Chinese media in one of the Open House event that I attended. 

After the 1st day celebration of Chinese New Year in MCA Headquarters, I received a lot of phone calls about my seating arrangement during the function that was graced by YAB Deputy Prime Minister.  I was placed together with MCA veterans. 

My response has always been the same.  I don’t really care about seating arrangement during functions.  I have to attend the Chinese New Year Celebration hosted by MCA and how the leadership wants to place me; I leave it to their wisdom or lack of it.  Since this is their prerogative, I will not complain.

Party leadership can control my appointment in the party.  However, it cannot restrict my thinking, movements and activities. 

I told the press about the ups and downs of politics and that I personally have been through and seen some of it.

Leaders can consolidate their positions, but it must have some “CLASS” of its own and not be too blatant as to provoke anger among members. 

A politician’s destiny within the party is determined by its members, but elected representative is determined by the Rakyat.  You can hold high post in the party but it’s the rakyat that will determine their political life in the general election. 

If you lose in the general election, it signifies the rejection by the rakyat and your party position becomes meaningless.  In short, you may be a great party leader, but the Rakyat is still the boss.

Some comrades within the party treat me as an enemy.  In fact, reliable sources informed me that some MCA State Chairman informed their division chairmen not to invite me for functions. 

One MCA Minister went to the extent of instructing senior officials that they should not co-operate or help me in anyway in the course of my work as Chairman of Government Policy Monitoring Bureau. 

To REINFORCE this, there was even this SMS going around among MCA Leaders that I am a liability to the party, hence, Chinese civil servants that go near me are taking unnecessary risks. 

I treat all these with an open mind.  They treat me as an enemy but I treated them as friends.  It must be frustrating to some of my comrades in the party.

Some leaders talk of seeking consensus, but their action speaks otherwise.  Time is running out and is not on our side. 

The same leader talks about unity but their action are often the most DIVISIVE.  They seem to live in a make belief ‘World of their Own’. Good luck to them!

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农历新年假期已结束,是时候重返工作岗位。步入2009金牛年,这一年却被公认是经济和政治的艰辛年。

新年期间,我出席了一些新春活动。也许我需在此要重述我出席其中一个新春团拜场合,对媒体所发表的言论。

大年初一,我出席马华举办的新春团拜。翌日,各方朋友纷纷来电询问有关关我在在团拜的座位安排事件。马华团拜当天,我被安排与马华元老同桌。中文媒体较后点题报道此景(详文可阅读128日的中文报章)。

我的回应始终如一。我不会在乎座位的安排。我必须出席这项马华活动,领导层如何安排座位我管不着,这要视乎他们的智慧。况且,这是领导层的权力,我无法投诉。

党领导层可以控制我的党职委任。然而,却不能限制我的思想、行动及活动。我也告诉媒体,在我跌宕起伏的政治历程,类似的遭遇和经历已见惯不鲜。

领袖可以巩固他们的职权,但总要有点水准,不该明目张胆地挑衅同志的愤怒。政治人物的命运将由他的党员决定,票选的代议士则由人民来决定。你可以在党内担任高职,但人民手中的一票可以决定你在全国大选的存亡。输了普选,表示人民否决了你,而你在党内的职位也失去意义。简言之,你可以是党内了不起的领袖,但人民始终是最大的老板。

一些党同志视我为敌人。事实上,可靠的消息来源告诉我,一些州主席也通知区会主席不可邀请我出席活动。一名马华部长甚至命令部门的高级官员,不可与我合作,或以任何形式协助我执行马华政府政策监督局的工作。

为了加固其指示,甚至传发短讯予众马华领袖,内容是:蔡细历是党的债务,靠近他的华裔公务员等同进行不必要冒险。

我泰然看待的一切。他们要与我为敌,我还是待之如友。这样该会让党内一些同志觉得受挫。

有领袖嘴里谈寻求共识,做的却是另一套,言行不一。时不与我方,我们不能再虚耗时间了。惟同样的领袖不断喊团结但他们的行为最分歧。也许他们都乐于活在自己相信的世界里。我祝他们好运!

17 comments:

細水長流 said...

拿督斯里
当不公平时,会有一大班同志站在您的背后,努力向前吧!加油!支持您。

chchoo said...

作为一个领导人,却無海纳百川之氣度,可悲!可悲!

我不想接受"只講不做"或选择性办事的领袖,但有比马华更好的选择吗?

GentleMan said...

公羽霸主竟然不但罔顾广大基层的意愿整合马华,还频频
做出下三流的阴招,及变本加利挑衅基层的忍耐力,实在令人切齿。
这领头‘ 蛮牛 ’已经越陷越深 就要变成 ‘ 疯牛 ’跌入万丈深渊。

Low said...

I just realized blog is the best place/media to follow up what is happening to our leader and it is just like a virtual speaker which you would have no time limit to "speak up". Where you seated is no more an issues. Space is never the constraint. No one care who you seat with BUT "listen" to what you said. No one is able to "block"/"stop" anyone to meet anyone virtually. We still hear you.

吾説八道 (林伯芳) said...

chchoo兄貴,
有。
脱政党化下市民们将会自动自发的组织市民运动来维持市民本身的利益或市民的基本权益。

Anonymous Says said...

Something is going on in Thailand. The Thais are never satisfied with their leader. Each time there is a new leader, each time the people would come out in full force and demonstrate. So it is the people who decide who they want for a leader. Something is also going on in Barisan Nasional. There are cracks here and there and these cracks are getting worse.

yakuzanam said...

i believe no one can ever stop your fighting spirit. you have shown it in the recent party election.

you have also shown that you have deep and sincere passion to revive MCA. you can just quit MCA or politics upon resigning from all position BUT you came back in one-piece. your leadership, analytical mind and outspoken are well-known by party members.

being cornered by the minority party member IS okay because i do believe the majorities ARE not in slumber mode. the minority shall be outnumbered when the next party election comes.

hope you shall be given a bigger mandate to fully lead MCA by then(regardless of bn is still the ruling-government). there are still many tasks yet to be carried out to revive MCA after the march 08 general election.

gong xi fa cai and BEST of health.

Cassandra said...

Dear Dr. Chua,

My fren told me you very arrived later 1 hour to the open house to greet visitors at the main entrance. The others were there before 8:30am greeting the rakyat.

Your wife was very friendly.

But you do not look as friendly, hope you ok?

Cassandra said...

Dear Dr. Chua,

In the spirit of a new year, perhaps you as a senior, can show the other junior MCA members how to act sagaciously and not always scold your own colleague members in public.

It's not nice feeling to be antagonistic.

I like my leaders to act kindly and not simply scolding somebody because of publicity or position.

I still remember your campaign pledge to play the role of a dutiful deputy to support the President. Sorry to say this, I don't feel you are honouring your pledge with all your scoldings.

I hope you can play role of a kindly leader like Zhou En Lai who always stand up for his leader solidly.

TQQ

Kanny said...

Low, as a Schizoid Personality Disorder like OTK, he can't even believe what he was wrote on his own blog, and said that it's not belongs to The President of MCA, how can we trust him?

Rose said...

If they continue to waste their time on injury our comrades, a EGM will punish them not far in the future!

PoliBug | 波力拔克 said...

够了!够了!!

身为马华党员,有这样的一位总会长,让我们引以为耻!到底我们还得丢脸到什么时候??

再纵容他这样疯癫的玩弄下去,马华真的要完旦了!

Mike said...

马华总会长道明马华访华的目的在经济,而经济的重点在柔佛!这算什么?是要柔佛养活全马人民呢?还是政府只能养活柔佛一州?或者,只是希望来届大选,国阵只求留守柔佛,其他人等,死不足惜?

其实翁总会长的心思也不是太过慎密,会这么说,只是投其所好,打蛇随棍上罢了,要知道候任首相纳吉早在内阁里宣布集资柔佛,重点发展滞延多时的柔佛依士干达经济特区,翁诗杰不过是得闻佳讯,匆忙起程,赶着预先向柔州子民发话,预得头彩罢了。

纳吉怎会如此破釜沉舟,将火力集中在发展位属慕尤丁的柔佛州呢?道理其实非常简单,需知西马北、中、南三大经济要塞,除了柔佛,中部雪州,北方槟城皆已沦陷于民联,国阵政府权掌中央经济支配权,总不会笨到去发展槟、雪,为民联作嫁,因此,柔州成了首选。

而翁诗杰的想法就决然不同了,他之所以如此配合,无非也不过为了三大因素:

第一,捡现成便宜
要知道内阁通过的发展重项,挪动的资金岂会是小数?这么一大笔钱丢将进来,柔州经济不有改善才是罕事!纳吉倾全国之能力挽柔州已是必行之事,翁诗杰只要动把口,少工立大功,甚至还可以免劳立大功,何乐而不为?

须知马华今时已不同往日,值此环境,翁诗杰方借口访华,以分散无能于集资国内华商的窘境。

第二,为移师南方作预备
须知翁诗杰乃败掉雪州的垂头将军,这回捧到天上掉下来的热煎堆,第一件事就是躲到柔佛这个安全城堡来,管他外头风大雨大,只要在柔佛搞好宣传,废了原有的权力班子,想要再恁着砸狗的肉饱子保住一席坐垫,实在不是一件难事,比较于眼下大势走拙的马华现状,想要力挽狂澜,绝非他那点微末道行能及!

未来的大选,此翁必不敢踏出柔州一步!即然如此,其他州属的死活,还关他屁事?这也是为什么他连魏家祥也甘愿牺牲,在众目睽睽之下都势必侵占柔州,再猛踩蔡细历的原因,事实上,为了明哲保身,他连整个马华的命脉都已不屑一哂。

第三,捧巫统大脚
看翁诗杰在马来主权课题上的态度,便知此人言如虎、行如鼠,马华以今时今日的声势,已让他不敢在巫统面前抬起头来作人,因此,在千呼万唤之下,他硬挤出来的三大拼经济策略,竟然就是:引外资、买国货、供贷款;明眼人只要一看,便知道都是废话,废在哪里?废在这些都是巫统数十年来一成不变的烂调调,如果这些能成,大马经济早已不是如今的规模了!

翁诗杰之所以搬出这些旧家私,除了自己无能、身边无人之外,最重要的还是“避重就轻”,免得说到痛处,惹巫统反感!如果他真要提出有实际建设效用的方案,则三大策略应该稍作修正,改为:1. 严惩贪腐,还外资信心;2. 不分种族奖掖国货商家,分均使用国家资源振兴全民经济;3. 透明化贷款标准与配额,公平公正公开,免于裙带利惠,浪费资源!

如今翁诗杰所为,无非只在狂骚不痒处,而这种“抓怕死、放怕飞”的政治把戏,除了让巫统开心,对全民又有何助益??身为国阵二当家,马华难道已因翁诗杰一人的政治议程而失去良知了吗??

在如此领袖的耍弄之下,马华亡党,已是意料中事。

Lee said...

Dear Dr Chua,
Your fighting spirit is really admirable. Please keep it up. You will prevail as the recent performance of MCA leaders are getting from worse to worst. E.g Transport Min. Accident rate getting Higher. Health Min. Dengue is getting critical and Housing Min. Along is getting Bolder with their Banners all over Housing Estates.
We need you to stay on to get rid of these useless leaders in MCA if MCA is still a significant party in the coming election.

shltplnk said...

about the seating arrangement, you were placed together with MCA veterans, that was arranged by OTK! I hope we can have Extra Ordinary Meeting soon! I cant wait for the next MCA elections!

chchoo said...

伯芳兄,
市民运动所需要的社会代价是有必要进一步探讨的. 而我不认为华社已准备好. 谢谢您的指教.

呉 和豪 said...

Dato Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek

Once again A happy new year to every one.

May this energetic Ox bring us every good things

I just want to try to make my comment from Buddhist point of view though I may not be qualify enough.


1) “I don’t really care about seating arrangement during functions.” That showed that Dato Seri has the

wisdom to see beyond and think beyond , Lord Buddha is great because he can see beyond and look

beyond and became the great social reformist , he even gave up his throne in order to promote social

equality and to abandon the castle system.


2 “ Party leadership can control my appointment in the party. However, it cannot restrict my thinking, movements and activities.”
No one save us but ourselves not one can and no one may. We ourselves are master of ourselves.

3“If you lose in the general election, it signifies the rejection by the rakyat and your party position becomes meaningless. In short, you may be a great party leader, but the Rakyat is still the boss.”

When we remember we must always think of the source , we also must always think of our roots”

We must think that we can become leader because of support of Rakyat , we must be thankful to them and willing to serve them.

We must always think of the interdependence among beings .

4 “To REINFORCE this, there was even this SMS going around among MCA Leaders that I am a liability to the party, hence, Chinese civil servants that go near me are taking unnecessary risks.”
How far is this true I don’t know . But it would be a sad things if one is prevented from giving constructive view in order to improve the performance of an organization. But I treat this common because it do occur in MCA branch and Chinese organization where vocal members are prevented from giving their constructive view by senior officers. This is not healthy and that show how immature we are.
5 “ I treat all these with an open mind. They treat me as an enemy but I treated them as friends. It must be frustrating to some of my comrades in the party.”
Happy to learn that you can think beyond and have some quality of Jesus Christ
Christ said “Thou Shalt loveth thou opponents”

6 In conclusion it is very non productive to initiate “SMALL ACTIONS”

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