Tuesday, August 4, 2009

PRESS STATEMENT BY DATUK SERI DR. CHUA SOI LEK ON HEARING SESSION

Today, the MCA Disciplinary Board convened a hearing on the videotape involving me. The hearing is the result of a complaint filed in May 2008, a complaint which since has been withdrawn.

At the outset, let me say that many of my comrades in the MCA urged me not to attend the hearing, pointing out that it was just another attempt to bury me politically. At the same time, others wanted to turn up at the party headquarters to show their support for me.

I am touched by their concern for my well being as well as my future in MCA.

Regardless of what may be the motivation behind the disciplinary hearing, I was always going to show up. Why? Because a political party lives and dies on one critical fact - the ability of its members to respect the institution of the party and obey orders.

In addition, mounting a show of force would only add unnecessary tension and aggravation to MCA and Barisan Nasional at a time when we need to show our best side to the Malaysian public.

When I apologised and resigned from all government and party posts on January 2 2008, this course of action was prompted by a desire to take personal responsibility for my actions.

I went through a life crisis and I must thank my wife and family members and friends and comrades for their support during that difficult period.

When I stood for party elections last year, I made it clear that I was putting myself at the mercy of my party comrades. If they felt that I was not a suitable candidate and did not have any more contributions to make for MCA, I would have ended my political career. As is turned out, I received strong support from party comrades, enabling me to be elected deputy president.

Now that I have been elected by my comrades as a deputy president and appointed as a BN chief coordinator by the Prime Minister, I have a duty to perform and have been travelling to various states to strengthen the BN machinery. I hope my comrades would allow me the space and time to dedicate my time to the party and BN. I have no other agenda.

I have served the party for 24 years. I want to immerse myself in my work, rather than be distracted by character assassination and other shenanigans. I realise that there are people that will continue using the tape against me. I cannot stop them.

I can only promise to do my best for MCA. The Malaysian public has little patience for political conflicts, mind games and spin. If we fail to meet their expectations, we will all be consigned to oblivion.

I hope my comrades would remain calm, united and continue to serve the party, while awaiting the disciplinary board to make its recommendation to the party.

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马华纪律委员会今天基于一项于去年对我光碟事件所提出的投诉召开听证会。有关投诉者不久前已宣布撤销有关投诉。

不少党内人士从一开始都纷纷促我别出席听证会。他们认为,这是另一个企图终结我的政途的陷井。与此同时,也有许多党内同志执意在今午现身马华总部为我打气,以表支持。

我非常感激他们关心及精神上的鼓励。

不管听证会背后有何动机,我已决定依时出席。理由很简单。我认为,任何一个政党的存亡取决于它能否确保其党员遵循党章,以及服从领袖。党员的纪律攸关政党的兴衰。

目前,马华和国阵极须向马来西亚全民表现最好的一面,政治领袖在这关头派伐互剿,只会进一步加剧内部的压力。 20081月,我公开道歉并辞去所有党职和官职,以示我对个人的行为负责。能从容地面对和渡过这场生活危机 ,我必须要感谢我的妻子、家人、朋友以及党同志们,在困境中对我的无限支持。

我于去年决定竞逐马华党选已表明立场,如果基层和代表认为我非合适的人选,或对党已无所为,我愿意退下。不过,选举结果证明,我获得党员强大的支持而当选为署理总会长。

如今,我除了是票选的马华署理总会长,也是首相纳吉委任的国阵总协调,身负重任和委托.

我已亲往多州执行己任,展开改善和强化国阵机制的工作。

我必须重申,本人没有其他议程,只希望我党同志们,允许我拥有工作的空间和时间,为马华及国阵效力。

我加入和服务马华长达24年,我会继续专注工作,不会让卑鄙人士得逞,行使人格谋杀或其他计谋力图干扰和分散我的精力。我也了解,将有一些有心人士会继续利用光碟事件打击我,但我无法阻止他们这么做。

我只能承诺,我会为马华竭尽全力。马来西亚人民已经对国内的政治纷争感到厌倦。如果马华不能达到选民的期望,我们必将失去人民的委托。

在等待纪律委员会提出方案予党进一步定夺的同时,我希望所有马华同志能保持冷静、团结一致,更重要的是继续为党服务。


10 comments:

指南山人 said...

Dear Dr.Chua,
對於紀律委員會; 感覺如同"司馬昭之心,路人皆知"; 真的....悲哀!!!

春天 said...

Brave man deserves big applause !

Pak Pandil said...

You are a threat to OTK. He is afraid that you will outshine him, so he needs to 'finish' your political carrer now.

Well if MCA and BN don't want you, then you are welcomed to join PR. I think they will appreciate you more....

Suci Dalam Debu said...

In Politics, you suffer alone but share the have to share any gains with supporters and foes.

At this moment, somebody wants to nail you kaw kaw.

Lawan jangan tak lawan.

Anonymous Says said...

It is good you showed up in the hearing because this will help many people to understand the situation. Do these complainants receive any rewards ? By the way, you were at Jalan Ampang today. But there were so many people surrounding you and it is too far away to say hello.

Tuanku said...

Dear Dr Chua,

Malaysians are very touched to read your press statement pertaining to your sex scandal in 2008. We felt proud with you when you apologised and resigned from all government and party posts on January 2 2008, this course of action was prompted by a desire to take personal responsibility for your sinful actions.

Yes, you are a real gentleman politician in Malaysia. However some enemies in BN said that you are a running dog for UMNO leaders since you have defended the policemen actions against anti-ISA supporters and PR in your recent article. As such, some Chinese and other Malaysians may wonder why Dr Chua is playing "two faces political sandiwara" game in MCA/ BN after your Empire Strike Back to win VP MCA post. Frankly speaking you are unwelcome by Ong's teams because many MCA members and Chinese were very worried about your strong connection with UMNO and going to topple OTK in MCA Taiko poll.
It's TRUE ? Are you a real coward dog for BN Masters and is going to betray Chinese people in Malaysia ? Otherwise, you are a good guy in MCA whereas your enemies are bad dogs in MCA. Who is angel and demon now ?

Well, the Disciplinary hearing today is intended to raise hatred in the Chinese people against you with such dirty complaint from a MCA guy. If you seek forgiveness from your family members and Buddha, then go ahead to defend Chinese constitution rights. Otherwise, kindly reconsider to join your former comrade, Dr Chua Jui Meng in Pakatan Rakyat for the benefits of Malaysians.

All Malaysians have a big "LAUGH" out loud to read the front topic in Utusan Melayu news today when a smart Malay journalist calling his own race, "MALAY IS A COWARD" society to stir up racist issue for UMNO masters. What a shameful coward article?

Yes, Dr Chua is a brave man cum politician and not a Chinese coward who dares to speak out for all Malaysians Malaysia. BRAVO !!

donplaypuks® said...

It is plain BS that once a complaint has been filed that it can't be withdrawn by the very person who lodged the complaint. This is not a charge under the Criminal Code and parties and societies have a lot more flexibility.

If the very complainant has withdrawn his charge, then there can only be 1 reason for Ong Gua Ta Kut to proceed with any inquiry.

Vendetta and power play at a time his popularity has sunk to the bottom because of the PKFZ scandal!!

By this selfish act, OGTK will have sown the seeds for MCA's implosion and DAP's upward surge!

dpp
We are all of 1 race, the Human Race. That is all that really matters.

kenny said...

Dear Datuk Seri

I sincerely believe that this is time for you to resign as Deputy President and fade away.

This is time for the new generation. MCA need to be strong to stand up to UMNO. You, Datuk Seri, is making MCA weak. You, Datuk Seri, is helping UMNO to make MCA weak.

This is time for you to make the ultimate political sacrifice. Please resign.

wongysg said...

Well you should attend to face those joker.Why waste your time already proven deputy post ,whats there to show jump over why torture by them.Datuk first WE were bully by umno and now another joker come tomrrow what next.I only mca member not bn member.

問文 said...

去年的事,马华纪律委员会为什么今年才行动?

为什么要选在现在?

原因何在?

目的又是什么?

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