Monday, July 27, 2009

I am not after Ong's posts, says Chua/ 从没想过要取代翁诗杰当交长 蔡细历促自我反省开特大传闻

This is the summary of my press conference held in Penang yesterday. Below are extracts of the press conference from the New Straits Times dated 27.07.09.

By Audrey Dermawan

GEORGE TOWN: MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek took a swipe at party president Datuk Ong Tee Keat yesterday, saying he is not after Ong's political and government posts.

He said Ong, who is also transport minister, should stop "playing victim" and have confidence in himself.

Dr Chua said Ong should cease doubting his sincerity in wanting to work together for the betterment of the people and the country. 

"I want to stress here that I am not interested in becoming the next transport minister or any minister. Ong can keep it for himself or others.

"If my name is being recommended, I will turn down the offer," Dr Chua said.

His comments followed a claim by Ong on Saturday that outsiders were using the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) issue to subvert the MCA and oust him as party leader.

Dr Chua said if what Ong claimed was true, then he should share it with his colleagues in the cabinet.



"He should not be projecting an image that he is alone in this and under tremendous pressure. 

"If at all there is an anti-Ong movement, there is an anti-Chua movement as well, which is even more strident.



"I am prepared to help him lodge the police report on the threats he had received. 



"Even the inspector-general of police has advised him to report. Why is he reluctant? 



"Is he like the opposition who has no faith in the police?"

Dr Chua asked after a meeting with Bukit Gelugor Ba-risan Nasional component party leaders here.



Dr Chua, who is also the BN chief co-ordinator, said if the PKFZ matter was not handled properly, it would affect the image of MCA and BN. 



He said Ong should separate his duties as the party president and as minister.



He also touched on rumours of an extraordinary general meeting being planned by certain quarters to discuss Ong's position.



"I heard that four months ago. It is highly surprising that Ong should be subjected to such an EGM.



"Tun Ling Liong Sik served for 17 years, Tan Sri Ong Ka Ting for five years, but there was no such thing as an EGM.

"Why Ong? The time has come for him to re-evaluate himself." 

He added that the MCA, after having performed badly in last year's general election, should close ranks. 

"I don't think this is what our supporters want. We do not have the capital to play politics and be divided.



"We should be fighting towards unity and not self-disruption." 

He said just as Ong demanded respect, the party president should also accord the same respect to other party leaders.

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转载自当今大马, 26.07.09

by 刘嘉铭

马华署理总会长蔡细历表示,他从没想过取代翁诗杰当交通部长,只想做好本身的国阵总协调与马华署理主席的工作,因此翁诗杰不必提心吊胆,害怕有人欲取而代之。

我根本没意图成为交通部长,他若推荐,我仅能说声谢谢。不过,他还是将该职位保留给自己或其他人选好了。

他更自嘲说,仅希望翁诗杰容许他扮演好一名有名无实且被打压的署理总会长和国阵总协调的角色。

他应该有自信,不应怀疑我们不支持他。我没官位和影响力,他为何不谈论党内更有影响力的人士,而以为我威胁他的地位。

他是今午在槟城贵都酒店与槟州武吉牛汝莪区国阵协调员会面后,召开记者会如此表示。出席者包括被指在北马酝酿倒翁的郭家军领袖,如郭家骅、骆福汉、黄秀金与陈来庭。

翁诗杰日日前在接受988电台早点说马访问时坦言,不担心倒翁势力,更表示如果有关势力得逞,那么蔡细历可接任他的党职。而他也愿意腾出交通部长职,并由继任者决定是否继续追查巴生港口自由贸易区课题。

不阻止党员召开特大挽救党

针对召开特大推翻总会长的说法,蔡细历表示,若林良实和黄家定分任总会长17年和5年相安无事,那翁诗杰应对当选后9个月就传出特大的消息,自我反省与检讨,何以其领导引起基层不满。

我承认,造访每个阶级领袖时都听闻(召开特大的说法),甚至早在4个月就出现。但希望党员保持冷静与理性,因为召开特大非同小可,我也不支持随意召开。

不过他补充,不会阻止党员召开特大,但若真落实,则必须是以挽救和团结马华为出发点,不是因私利推翻总会长。

反击党内有反蔡医生运动

他也反击翁诗杰声称党内存有倒翁运动的指责,声称党内其实更明显存有一股反蔡医生势力,长期破坏他身为党老二的公信力。

他本身就在我当选后质疑我的道德,称我是有污点的再循环政治人物。

他接着举例,光碟风波重现和警方接获新的投报、翁诗杰政治秘书等人士施压他辞职、一家与马华有关的英报5度报道一宗影射他滥权的土地案件以及下个月纪委会传召他出席的听证会。

难道以上不是反蔡,而是爱护蔡细历的运动?为何要制造这些恐惧?党内人士担心被列入黑名单而视我为敌,不敢与我交往。

若真被威胁愿代翁诗杰报警

他促请,翁诗杰分清楚总会长和部长的职责,每天不断评论巴生港口自由贸易区课题,将制造只有一人勇于担当的假象。

总会长出任交通部长是我党的一个传统,自贸区风波处理不当虽会影响马华和国阵形象,但这不该与党务混为一谈。

我感受不到党内外存有多股包括财力在内的力量欲推翻他。若有恐吓等恶势力威胁其性命,身为交通部长的他应向内阁反映。若所作所为是为党、国家和人民,我担保,首相与副首相等必充当后盾。

他不认为翁诗杰需单独承担,何况全国总警长已要求他报警,但不见行动。

我愿意帮忙他报案,难道他像在野党一样,不信任作为我国主要执法机构的警方?

尊重票选领袖降低特大呼声

蔡细历表示,若翁诗杰妥当履行职责,众人必给予支持。而他本身也仅要求后者给予空间,履行受支持者委托的职责。

他若懂得尊重票选领袖和与基层合作,那也有助于减少要求召开特大的声音。

他提醒,马华已经没本钱分裂,党员与选民对内斗内耗感到厌倦,要党团结一致协助首相落实一个大马的概念,以人民而不是权位为先。

否则不必等在野党出手,马华已自我摧毁。

纳吉关心但非干涉马华党务

当被一名记者询及马华总财政郑福成指某方人士或不满性爱光碟听证会结果而欲召开特大时,蔡细历则要求记者向发言者求证消息来源。但他认为,若一名高层领袖要在党内制造紧张气氛与不怀好意,则不是一件好事。

蔡细历也表示,早期党内安排的多次调解都未取得成果,但他感激纳吉两个月前劝勉两人要密切合作。

不过慎言的他不忘提醒说,纳吉的关心不可被解读为干涉马华党务。

他被询及时坦承,召开记者会是要媒体做证,当我与纳吉在中国时,他(翁诗杰)在房内见我说要好好合作,不过一周后一切皆打回原型。

2 comments:

I swear said...

I laughed when I read a Chinese Newspapers yesterday. It said Dr Chua is not aiming for Minister post.

While I have more respect for Dr Chua than most MCA ministers/DUN/MP/some without portfolio important members and their gang members, I find it hard to believe Dr Chua is not aiming for Minister post.

Every single MCA, UMNO, Gerakan and MIC fella I know wants to be a Minister, whatever the portfolio is. This is because there is MEGA Money to be made. And these politician I know told me crap stories about "demi agama, bangsa dan negara." The money is so MEGA that sometimes I think maybe I also want to be a Minister.

All I have seen are land alienation, projects, commissions and all sorts of robberies disguised as legal transactions.

aisahrahman said...

Dr. Chua, I think you are wasting time with this hopeless & incapable chap. He's been sitting on as transport minister for over a year now and has done nothing since! Get him out of the picture asap and get things moving in the correct direction! You are a Dr. You should know the correct prescription for his illness...

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