Thursday, February 11, 2010

Press statement: No for THE STAR Chairmanship





“我希望《星报》能继续壮大 。为了顾全马华、《星报》股东及读者的最大利益,我决定不接受有关推荐。”


MCA Deputy President Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek today stated his decision not to accept the appointment as Star Group Chairman.

In a press statement, Chua confirmed the speculation sparked by two chinese news papers few days earlier.

“The party leadership discussed on that and I was recommended for the post. In view of the fact that I am still active politically, It is best I am not accepting offer. ”

Chua said, the decision was made based on the best interest of the Party, Star shareholders and readers.

He strongly feel that it is inappropriate for him to hold top position in a media company while he is still actively involve in politics.

“I want to see The Star grows from strength to strength and I would like take this opportunity to thank the leadership for it confident in me.”


OpenMIND said...

thumbs up to dr csl. a man who stand firm.

may there be more people like u ...

Lua Kun Eng said...


1.You have made a wise decision. I can see that accumulation of wealth is not your top priority.

2.If MCA could have more of this kind of qualified and professional leaders, MCA would never disappear from our country's political arena.

3.You must have realised that the readers would think along this line: If Dr.Chua is the Star, and if Dr.Chua is also MCA, then the Star is MCA. It is difficult to remove this misconception.

4.The Star must not only be free, it must also be seen to be free.


D'evil said...

Dear Datuk Seri

I congratulate you for making such wise decision. It reflects your wisdom and beliefs. It is the decision of a good leader.

Wishing you and your family a Happy Chinese New Year.

Suci Dalam Debu said...


A good decision because it is simply not right to do it.

On the other hand, The STAR don't have much credibility and NST is worse and I wouldn't even touch it with a 10-ft pole except for sports news.

tc88 said...

A strategic decision. As Deputy President, many may view becoming STAR Chairman as a conflict of interests and more importatn as hungry for corporate titles, as do so many politicians including those from Pakatan. How numerous have we heard that people join political parties particulary the BN component parties to make money and get directorship.

As Deputy President, you have more urgent and important tasks like re-engineering the party to make it relevant to Malaysians and the country. The position empowers you to speak out against racism, abuses, excesses, etc, tasks you cannot do as a minister.

Nevertheless, the STAR has degraded to a paper that is becoming irrelevant and a bulletin of BN in general and MCA in particular, or more specifically to the President. You have suffered from this skewness when you were fighting the President.

Though you have not accepted the Chairmanship of STAR, I hope you can reform the paper and makes it the People's Voice or as orignally Suara Tunku Abdul Rahman. Many may not remember this acromym.


Unknown said...

This is part of your plan as you still harbour the hope of being MCA President. Now I can see how greedy old man you are. Your son been given a chance to be in the central committee but you still not satisfy. You screw others girlfriend and wife and still not satisfy.

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