行动党双重标准

我们肯定讨厌生活中做事双重标准的人,一般而言,这类人在社会中不受欢迎,因为他们根据地位或其他因素,以不同的态度对待不同的个人或群体。

当一名政治领袖“双重标准”做事时,情况将变得更恶劣,因为他们将以不平等的方式对待人民,但他们却向社会表达这是一个常态。

最近,马来西亚反贪污委员会拘留了几个人,调查柔佛州的贪污案件,包括相信涉及土地舞弊案的掌管柔州房屋及地方政府委员会的行政议员的长子及其特别事务助理。

行动党国会领袖林吉祥对此问题发表意见时,呼吁柔佛州务大臣拿督斯里卡立诺丁在反贪会调查土地交易舞弊案期间休假。

我们真的不知道,这位资深的政治人物凭什么做出这样的呼吁。

首先,这个案件只涉及柔佛州行政议员的儿子,而非州务大臣。

其次,柔佛州行政议员拉迪夫班迪已经请假,以便调查工作不受任何干扰。

回顾北马,在槟城,所有的槟城人都知道槟州首席部长林冠英也因为一宗土地案被控上庭,但民主行动党领袖并没有呼吁首席部长请假。

在南马,现在不是柔佛州务大臣或他的助理,或他的儿子被调查,但林吉祥却要求他请假。在北马,槟州首席部长因土地案被调查及被控上庭,但林吉祥却保持沉默,这就是行动党领袖一向来的双重标准!

行动党的双重标准也体现在前首相敦马哈迪身上。当敦马在位时,行动党,尤其是林吉祥对他有深仇大恨,他们批评敦马的每一个政策和举动,仿佛马哈迪领导的政府已经糟糕到无以复加的地步。

今天,当马哈迪决定成立一个政党来挑战巫统时,行动党领袖突然称赞他是一位出色的政治人物,并开始与他合作。

也许,作为一位“真正的政治人物”,行动党领袖是对的。他们从一开始就一直在玩政治,只为了确保他们能够继续生存,以及在政治路上取得胜利。他们玩了这么多年政治,可能已经完全忽视了社会的发展。

可能一些年老领袖患有痴呆症,不记得他们以前说过的话,或宣传过的理念了。

无论他们为了什么而抱持双重标准,作为一位领袖,他们已经向社会展示了一个坏榜样,他们的支持者可能认为他们的所作所为是正确的。

我们的社会已经生病了,充斥许多社会问题。我们不能再继续鼓励人们做错事了。

如果政治领袖不能在生活中做一个好榜样,也许是由草根阶层来教训这些领袖的时候了。我们应该主动告诉他们,他们的所作所为是完全错误的!

Love Penang is not just a lip service. Prove it with actions.

Love is probably one of the words that are used often around the world. And it is definitely a popular word in Penang recently especially last week during the Valentine’s Day.

Every living being in this world experiences love since the day they were born. The ‘love experience’ is different in everyone and in every different phase of life.

When we were born, we feel the love from our parents through their care and nurture. When we start to grow up, we have friendships to love. To a certain point of time, some will have partners, get married and have a family on their own.

We all know love can only be proved through actions.

But there are also many people who talks only about love but doesn’t show it in their actions. These are one of the causes of arguments and relationship issues.

If we are not cautious, we might end up having ‘love issues’ with the DAP leaders. The Penang State Government that they are representing now has recently launched an ‘I Love Penang’ campaign. It appeared to be a long-term campaign by DAP as we can see that the slogan were used in many different events across Penang.

Just because a minister has a thought about converting Penang into a federal territory and talks about it in an interview, DAP launched such a massive campaign against it. Did they realise not that, the idea was not officially proposed. Even if it was officially proposed, it requires a very tough process to pass through.

Article 1(2) of our federal constitution states that Penang is one of the 13 states in the federation and Article 2 states that even merely altering the boundaries of any state requires consent of that particular state and the Conference of Rulers.

It is almost impossible to make such amendments even if Barisan Nasional were to gain power in the state again.

As usual, DAP are so immersed into politicking that they grab any single opportunity from the words of people to turn it into a political issue. And this time, the words of Tengku Adnan Mansor which didn’t even made it to the ‘official table’.

When the DAP launched the ‘I Love Penang’ campaign, again that they have forgotten that there are still many issues that were not solved by them yet. By not solving them, it is just a proof that their campaign is just a lip service.

Hill deforestation, flood issues, traffic congestions, sales of heritage sites to foreigners, unsustainable development, lack of low medium cost houses, loss of foreign direct investments (FDI), closure of factories, and many other local issues which affects the livelihood of the people.

Amusingly, there are even some DAP leaders who still blames the previous state government for the mistakes done today. It has been nine years the DAP has taken over the Penang state government. After nine years, if they are still blaming the previous state government for the problems of today, they can only blame themselves. They are slapping themselves as it shows that their ‘love’ is without ‘actions’.

On the matter of turning Penang into a federal territory, I am confident that Gerakan Penang will not allow it to happen as well. As to my personal stand, I strongly believe that Penang should always stay as a state of its own.

Let us not be swayed away by the way DAP play politics and focus on what we need to do to really love Penang. To Love Penang, we need to save Penang.

Let’s not merely say that we love Penang; let us show the truth by our actions.

This article has been published in Mandarin in Kwong Wah Yit Poh dated 25th February 2017.

不应空谈“爱槟城”,请用行动证明吧!

爱是世界各地的人们最经常使用的词语之一, 而它最近在槟城绝对是最受欢迎的词语, 特别是在上个星期的情人节。

每个生命在诞生的那天起,就会感受到爱。每个人的“爱的体验” 是不一样的,每个人在生命中的每个阶段,对“爱” 也会有不同的感受。

当我们出生时,我们感受到父母亲照料和培育我们的爱。 当我们成长时,我们有友谊的爱。来到生命的某个阶段, 有些人会寻觅到真爱,与自己的爱人结婚及拥有一个家庭。

有一点可以确认的是,我们知道“爱”只能通过行动来证明。

但也有很多人只懂得谈论爱,却不曾在行动中证明爱, 这是引发争论和破坏关系的主因。

行动党领导的槟州政府最近发起了“我爱槟城”运动。 行动党似乎准备把它搞成长期运动,因为我们可以察觉到, 这个口号在槟城许多活动中被广泛使用。但是,如果我们不够谨慎, 就可能最终与民主行动党领袖产生“情伤”问题。

当时,只是因为一位部长接受采访时, 建议要把槟城变成联邦直辖区, 行动党就发起了这样一场大规模的运动来反对。他们是否知道, 这只是一个人的一个想法而已,还没有通过正式的管道被提出。 即使它被正式提出,也需要经过一场非常艰难的过程才有可能通过。

马来西亚联邦宪法第1(2)条规定,槟州是联邦13个州属之一; 而第2条规定,即使只是改变任何州属的边界​​, 也需要有关州属和统治者会议的同意。

因此,即使国阵夺回槟州政权,也几乎不可能做到这样的修正。

一如往常,行动党是如此沉醉在政治伎俩之中, 他们不放过任何一个政治化课题的机会。这一次, 轮到了东姑安南的言论,即使这不是一个官方言论。

行动党发起“我爱槟城”运动之际, 他们却忘记了他们还有很多仍未解决的问题。 只要一天无法解决这些问题, 就只能证明他们的运动只是空口说白话。

屈指数来,这些问题包括在山坡砍伐森林、水灾问题、交通拥堵、 卖古迹区老屋给外国人、不可持续的发展、缺乏中廉价屋、 失去外国直接投资、工厂关闭,以及许多影响人民生活的民生问题。

荒谬的是,竟然有一些行动党领袖仍指责今天的问题, 是前朝政府犯下的错。行动党已经执政槟州9年,9年后的今天, 他们怎么还可以针对今天的问题去责怪前朝政府?事实上, 他们只能责怪自己!其实,他们正在倒自己的米, 因为种种问题已证明他们的“爱”,是没有任何“行动”的。

有关把槟城变成联邦直辖区一事,民政党绝对不会允许它发生。 至于我个人的立场,我坚信槟城必须是一个属于自己的州属。

我们千万不要被行动党玩弄政治而影响,反而, 我们必须关注应该做些什么来真正地爱槟城。要爱槟城, 我们就必须拯救槟城!

别只随便说说爱槟城而已,让我们用行动来证明我们的心意吧!

Don’t scold during the harmonious Chinese New Year celebrations

With just a blink of an eye, the Chinese New Year is about to end. The time flies simply so fast, so quick; that 15 days of celebrations is just a short moment.

The short moment that we have is a previous moment where it is one of the occasion for our friends and family to gather for a reunion.

In Malaysia, it is particularly unique when we celebrate the Chinese New Year. Not only the Chinese celebrates the occasion; but every other races comes together to celebrate. I feel it is even more special for a Malay-majority nation to observe the Chinese New Year with public holidays and we are one of the very few countries to do it. Among the other countries that observes the celebration as a public holiday are China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Indonesia, Philippines, South Korea and a few others.

As a Chinese, I believe many of us know that there are many rituals and customs during the Chinese New Year. One of the basic things is to usher the New Year with many positive messages and words. Our houses are decorated with bright colours especially red. Positive messages in red couplets are displayed. Beautiful greetings in Chinese New Year cards, emails, text messages were delivered to family and friends. All these are done is to hope that our family, friends and ourselves have a good year ahead. POSITIVITY is the key during the occasion. These are one of the things that we should do, but there are also things that we shouldn’t do.

I remember that my elders used to remind me and my cousins that we must not argue or scold during the CNY. We are supposed to create a happy environment. When we meet people, we must wish each other good luck, prosperity, good health, happiness and many other nice words.

This time around, there are many political leaders even trying to politicise such a harmonious occasion. I’ve been to some of the CNY events in the community, and certain DAP leaders who are up on the stage, simply just talk about politics throughout their speech. Even in the official CNY messages, politicising it and bringing negativity into it.

I agree that many Malaysians are having a difficult time with the increment of cost of living especially when families need to purchase lots of household items for the celebrations. But why can’t CNY messages be as simple as wishing Malaysians a better livelihood throughout the year ahead, hoping for our nation to develop in the coming months.

It is a matter of fact that we are facing many challenges ahead, but we are already working hard to strive through most of the time. Can’t we just put a few days off from the people to enjoy the time with the family and friends?

Even in the online news portal, Malaysiakini, tends to spin the story of the lion dance troupe who refused to perform for the Prime Minister during the Parti Gerakan national CNY open house.

Lion dance is a culture that has been practiced in Malaysia for generations. We all know well that part of the performance in the lion dance is to peel the mandarin oranges or pomelos and serves it to the guest of honour. And in the case during the Parti Gerakan CNY open house, the lion dance performer were crouching and peeling the fruits for the PM. It definitely will take some time to do a good peeling of it.

How can such a news portal spins it to a story of the lion dance troupe disrespecting the PM? How unprofessional can they be?

I wonder if they can live a day without spinning, twisting and politicking.
Again we must remind ourselves; it is not only about comparing who is the lesser devil; we must think and compare who is able to deliver better as the nation’s leaders.

And before we end the 15 days of celebration, let me wish everyone again a Happy Chinese New Year. May all Malaysians be blessed with prosperity, good luck, health and happiness!

This article has been published in Mandarin in Kwong Wah Yit Poh dated 2nd February 2017.

别在气氛和谐的农历新年开骂

眨眼间,农历新年快结束了。时间飞逝得那么快,长达15天的欢庆回首一看,也只是一个短暂的时刻。

农历新年虽然短促,但却是我们与家人和朋友团聚的珍贵时光。

马来西亚的农历新年十分独特,不仅华人庆祝,其他种族也跟我们一起同欢共庆。我觉得更特别之处是,一个以马来人占大多数的国家,亦能把农历新年列为公共假期。我们是极少数把农历新年列为公共假期的国家之一,其他国家还包括中国、香港、新加坡、台湾、印尼、菲律宾、韩国等。

身为华人,我相信大家都知道农历新年有很多仪式和习俗,最基本的是必须在新年期间说好话,为身边的人带来积极向上的祝福语,以满满的正能量迎接新年。我们的家里都以明亮的色彩进行装饰,特别是红色。红彤彤的对联书写对新的一年充满展望的鼓励话语,而农历新年贺卡、电子邮件、短信上,都是美丽辞藻的问候,特别传达予家人和朋友,希望我们的家人、朋友和自己都能拥有一个美好的一年。积极正面是农历新年的关键元素,这些都是我们应该做的事情。当然,农历新年期间,也有我们不应该做的事情。

我记得小时候,长辈经常提醒我和堂表兄弟们,不可在农历新年期间争吵。我们应该创造一个快乐的新春氛围,当我们与别人见面时,必须相互恭贺,祝福彼此行好运、步步高升、身体健康、生活幸福等等。

今年,许多政治人物却企图将这样一个和谐的欢庆时光政治化。我出席一些社区的农历新年庆祝活动时,一些站在舞台上的民主行动党领袖,只在演讲中谈论政治,甚至在正式的农历新年献辞,政治化一些课题,灌输民众许多消极的想法。

我同意,现在很多马来西亚人面临生活费高涨的艰难困境,尤其是当一个家庭需要购买大量的过节用品时,更是倍感压力。但是,为什么农历新年献辞不能简单地祝愿大马人民在未来一年拥有更好的生活?期盼我国未来几个月能够取得蓬勃发展?

事实上,纵然我们面临许多挑战,但大家都努力渡过一关又一关的难关。难道这几天我们就不能暂停一下,好好与家人享受天伦之乐?好好与朋友相聚一番?

即使新闻网站当今大马,也在农历新年期间,倾向于扭曲报道舞狮团在民政党新春团拜活动上为首相演出的新闻。

舞狮是马来西亚世代相传的文化,我们都知道,舞狮表演的一部分是为贵宾剥柑或柚子。

在民政党新春团拜,舞狮趴在地上为首相剥柑,当今大马却报道成舞狮团不愿为首相表演。这个新闻网站怎么可以如此扭曲新闻?怎么可以把这件事报道成舞狮团不尊重首相?他们怎么可以如此不专业?

如果一天没有扭曲和政治化课题,我不知道这些人还活得下去吗?

再次,我们必须提醒自己,不要再去比较谁是比较小的魔鬼了,我们必须认真思考,谁才能更好地领导这个国家。

在长达15天的新春佳节结束之前,我再次祝大家农历新年快乐,也祝愿所有马来西亚人好运连连,恭喜发财,幸福安康!

群众在TN50扮演重要的角色

当今时代,群众是一个重要的元素,也是一个大趋势。众包、众筹、众搜等等……今天群众可解决世界上的许多问题。

随着2050年国家转型计划或TN50的推出,群众不仅在实现这个计划方面扮演重要的角色,如果这项计划获得人民最大的参与度,它将是一个可看到巨大成果的计划。

基本上,TN50是跨越2020年到2050年的国家发展计划,具有明确的30年目标,而这些目标通过筹备阶段,即2017年至2019年之间的的协商过程中制定。

有些人可能会误解,这个计划是首相两个星期前发起的,并且取代了“2020年宏愿”。事实上,首相发起的是“对话”,或讨论、规划和阐明TN50的过程,是延续“2020年宏愿”的国家发展政策。

群众,尤其是青年的参与,是TN50成为一个由下而上的有效政策之关键。一个国家的政策必须由基层群众的声音决定,而不是由一小撮坐在顶层的人士决定。何况,当2050年到来时,今天的青年已变成年人,他们之中一些人更将是国家的关键决策者。因此,为了生活在我们所渴望的世界中,青年必须积极表达,并有所贡献于制订TN50政策。我记得一句名言就这样说:“你自己必须成为你在世上想看到的那个改变。”

社交媒体在马来西亚和全世界创造了全新的政治参与浪潮。由于今天可从互联网轻易获取许多资讯,许多人已经被唤醒,开始对本身国家的政治和施政感兴趣。很多马来西亚人开始针对政府政策和领导人发表评论、批评及谴责。

我认为TN50给马来西亚人提供了机会,也让我们提出建设性的观点和想法来制订国家政策。与其不断批评和谴责,我们不如趁此机会,在这个建立在草根基层上的政策制订过程中做出贡献。

要制订一个真正以草根基层为本的国家政策,就必须获得更多人提供想法。

每个人的想法都是独一无二的,因此每个人所提出的想法同等重要。此外,不同的人,但重复的想法也必须被提出,因为这代表了这个想法的重要性。

在一个计划中参与对话,也是激发新想法和新火花的重要一环。每个马来西亚人可能来自不同的背景,拥有不同的心态,因此,一个想法可能会引发另一个更好的想法,唯一的实践方式是群众现场讨论。

正如我在早前的元旦文章中所提到的–呼吁群众塑造一个全新的政治思维。我相信TN50是一个极佳平台,大马人可在此平台上提出各种概念和想法,共同打造一个更美好的马来西亚。

The crowd plays an important role in TN50

In this current era, crowd is an important element and is a trend of today. Crowdsourcing. Crowdfunding. Crowdsearching. And many other ways of solving our world’s problems using crowds.

With the launching of the Transformasi Nasional 2050 or the TN50 initiative, crowd plays an important role not only in making it a reality, but an effective one if it achieves maximum participation from the people.

Basically, the TN50 is a national development initiative spanning the years from 2020 to 2050. It will be driven by clear 30-year goals and targets, which are being developed via a consultative process in the preparatory phase from 2017 to 2019.

Some may misunderstood that the plan was being launched by the Prime Minister about two weeks ago and is replacing the Vision 2020. As a matter of fact, what was being launched was a “conversation” or the process of discussing, planning and articulating TN50; in which will continue Vision 2020’s journey as the nation’s development policy.

The participation of the people especially the youth of today is extremely crucial in making the TN50 an efficient policy that comes from bottom to up rather than from the top to bottom. A nation’s policy must be determined by the voices of the grassroots majority rather than being decided by a small group of people sitting at the top. Moreover, when 2050 comes, the youth of today will become adults, and some will be key decision makers of the country. Therefore, in order to live in a world that we desire, the youth must articulate and contribute in crafting the TN50 policy. As there is a famous quote, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”

The social media has created a new wave of political participation in Malaysia and also the world. With the easier access to information through the internet, many were awakened and became interested in politics and governance in the nation. A lot of Malaysians begin to comment, criticize and condemn on certain government policies and leaders.

I think the TN50 gives the opportunity to Malaysians and it is also time for us to give constructive views and ideas to craft a national policy. Instead of just criticizing and condemning, it is an opportunity for us to contribute in making the policy which is built from the grassroots.

The key in making a national policy a real grassroots policy is by getting more participation from the people in contributing ideas.

Not everyone may have the same ideas; therefore as everyone ideas is unique, it is equally important for all of it to be raised. Repetition of ideas by different people must also be made if they have the same one, as it will signify that particular idea as an important one.

By participating in a conversation in a program is also important to brainstorm and spark new ideas. Every Malaysian may have different backgrounds and mindsets, and one idea may spark another better idea, and the only way to do that is to meet up for live discussions in groups.

As I have written in my early new year article, I have called for a fellowship to craft a new political mentality. I believe that TN50 could be a good platform for us, Malaysians to put in our ideas and thoughts to make a better Malaysia.

This article has been published in Mandarin in Kwong Wah Yit Poh dated 27th January 2017.

在你决定复仇之前,先挖好两个坟墓

2016年杪我们见识了槟城的政治风气有多恶劣,也促使我们反省政治介入我们生活的程度,以及改变政治思维是多么重要的一件事。

今天许多年轻人都爱泡咖啡馆,他们经常光顾槟城各家不同主题的咖啡馆,包括“最热门”的Kaffa。

根据新闻报导,2016年12月杪,Kaffa老板黄家业批评槟州首席部长林冠英压制新闻自由。他的声明刊登三天后,槟岛市政厅和威省市政局马上取缔他的咖啡馆并发出传票。

槟岛市政厅甚至以违建为由拆除了Kaffa位于槟城国际机场的厕所。

我们都同意,违法的企业和个人都应该被采取行动,因为我们必须同意,当局需要确保所有法律和条规都被遵循。

因此,Kaffa是否违法,必须被当作一件独立的事情来看待。如果存在违法行为,Kaffa就必须被采取行动。

在此个案,当局发表声明说,Kaffa的大街分店没有营业执照,以及没有采取措施防止虫害繁殖。

生活在槟城的我们都知道,非法营业、卫生问题和非法扩张,是多么严重的问题。

可是,在这么多违法店铺当中,为什么偏偏Kaffa被突击检查?是刚巧在业主批评林冠英之后吗?

而且当局在四天内进行了三次突击检查,这似乎是朝着这个指定咖啡馆进行的密集行动。

Kaffa在槟城营业已有一段日子了,为什么多年后才突然被突击检查和收到罚单?就好像当局刚刚才恍然大悟一样。

黄家业对民主行动党的批评和当局针对Kaffa展开行动的巧合性,令许多人相信当中含有复仇因素。

行动党究竟对言论自由的立场是什么?尽管他们高喊为言论自由而斗争,但许多批评林冠英和其心腹的人士,最终却成为了受害者。行动党是真诚倡导言论自由,或这仅是一个口号而已?

除了Kaffa个案,邓章耀、卢界燊、范清渊也曾因为通过媒体提出几个问题而被带到法庭上。

也有人指出,当一些新闻没有刊登或刊登得不够突出时,林冠英和他的心腹也会质问报馆。请大家记住,一则新闻是否有价值,不是由政府或政党决定的。编辑和记者绝对拥有决定其价值的权力。

复仇是一个永无止境的循环,一个人即使成功复仇又如何?他的对手随后同样会展开复仇行动。如果有人,特别是州领导这样做,就会在社会上推崇报复心态。复仇心态是正常的吗?我们会鼓励复仇的行为吗?

我们不希望政坛只集中精神于报复,互相厮杀或互相拆台。同样的,在我们的日常生活中,复仇是互相残杀的行为,所谓冤冤相报何时了。

正如孔子所说的:“在你决定复仇之前,先挖好两个坟墓。”

Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves

The end of 2016 is another act of how politics in Penang can be nasty and shows how important it is for us to change our political mindset and how politics should be conducted in our lives.

Many youth of today follows the trend of café-hopping and has frequently patronized different cafes in Penang, including the ‘hottest’ one; Kaffa.

According to the news, in the end of December 2016, the Kaffa’s owner, Patrick Ooi has criticized the Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng for oppressing media freedom. Three days after his statement was published, the Penang City Council and Seberang Prai Municipal Council issued summons to his café for violating various offences.

The City Council has even demolished the Kaffa’s washroom at its outlet at the Penang International Airport; claiming it as illegal construction.

We may agree that businesses and people who have offended the law or regulations should be taken action against. We have to agree that authorities need to ensure laws and regulations are adhered to.

On whether Kaffa has disregarded the local regulations or not is one matter. If there is an act of offence, summons and actions indeed has to be taken.

In this case, the authority has made a statement that one of the outlets at China Street was summoned for not having an operating license and for not taking steps to prevent pests from breeding.

Living in Penang, we all know and it is very obvious that how huge is the problem of businesses operating without licenses, hygiene issues and illegal extensions.

Of so many offenders, why was Kaffa’s premises selected to be ‘raided’; and it was done ‘coincidentally’ after the owner criticized Lim Guan Eng?

And the raid has to be done three times in four days. It seems like an intensive operation done towards that specific café.

Kaffa is known to have operated their businesses for quite some time in Penang. Why it was suddenly raided and summoned after all these years? It was as if the authorities just got to know about it.

The coincidence of Patrick Ooi’s criticism towards DAP and the action taken towards Kaffa has led many of us to believe that there is an element of revenge.

It just made many hesitated towards DAP’s stance towards freedom of speech. Despite shouting their slogans of fighting for speech freedom, many have become victims for criticizing Lim and his henchmen. Are they really sincere in advocating freedom of speech or it is just merely a lip service?

It is not only this case, but Teng Chang Yeow, Jason Loo and Huan Cheng Guan was brought to the court for several issues that they have raised in the press.

Remember, it was also raised that Lim and his henchmen queried some of the press when certain of their news were not published or the coverage is too little to gain prominence. Whether certain news is considered worthy is not dictated by the government or political party. The editors and reporters have the prerogative to decide on the value of it.

The act of revenge is a never-ending cycle. A person may be successful at revenging but it will cause his or her opponent to take the same action again. If someone, particularly leaders of the state keeps this cycle going, it will only affirms the mindset of the people that revenge is normal act. Are we here to encourage such an act?

We do not want our politics to be focuses on revenges; fighting with each other and pulling each other down. It is the same in our lives. Revenge is an act of killing each other, and it never ends.

As Confucius has said, “Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.”

This article has been published in Mandarin in Kwong Wah Yit Poh dated 13th January 2017.

勇敢去追求

转眼又是年杪,全新的一年即将到来。

年杪是许多人休息度假的时候。人们在辛劳工作一年后, 总会在年终好好犒赏自己。这也是反思过往,展望新年的时候。 我们回顾过去一年的成就和错误,从中吸取教训。

新的一年,代表新的喜悦和挑战即将迎向我们。

回顾我国去年的政坛大事,几乎都是政党之间的对抗。 来自不同政党的政治人物,为了本身的政治目的而互斗不休。

没有人的生活可避开政治,但我们今天的问题是太过于关注政治, 我国缺乏健康和建设性的政治风气。

我们似乎已经变得非常个人主义。

政治精英奋力攀上权力巅峰。

中产阶级也忙着爬梯子,期盼早日成功。

贫穷人士为了糊口而终日忙碌。

我们的国家渴望改革,但我们需要的改变是什么? 换掉政府真的会改变社会和我们的生活吗?

从政治角度而言,并非换掉政府就能改变社会。更重要的是, 我们必须改变自己的心态,政治领袖们亦如是。

以我国当前的政治局势而言,“改革” 很容易演变成愤世嫉俗或烦躁不安,所幸,尚存希望。 改变不会在一天、一周或一个月内发生。有时需要好几年的时间。 我认为,我们可以先从本身开始做出改变。

我认为,在某种程度上,我们已经需要寻找另一种意识形态, 我们需要一个涵盖草根民主和人民协作决策的政治形式。

第一步是本身内心的改变,即改变我们对政治的心态。 我们需要政治革新,改革我们的心态, 追求一个真实的进步和发展之政治形式。

政治不是彼此竞争,或赢得选举及获取权力。 每隔几年举行一次的选举将产生赢家和输家。 我们必须确保胜利者为国家带来真正的进步,而非滥用权力。

我们必须经历一场艰难辛苦的征途才能达到这个目标, 并需要共同努力使之实现。我们可能来自不同的政治阵营, 我们可能有不同的政治立场,我们可能拥有不同的背景。 但千万不要放弃,让我邀您、我们一起抱着勇气去追求,一起走过这征途, 作为我们2017年的共同愿望。

在未来一年,让我们一起启动政治改革–

不再计较谁在选举中胜利或失败;

不再计较谁拥有比较多的权力;

不再计较谁比较不邪恶,或谁更腐败。反而, 我们必须比较谁更能做事,谁更适合当国家领导;

不再沉迷于政治八卦、人身攻击、人格谋杀;

不再热衷于对抗式的辩论和争吵;

而应该在经济、社会、环境和政治上改变我们的国家。

应该专注于解决人民所面临的切身课题和问题

应该只是纯粹地一起为了国家的进步,以及更美好的前景而奋斗。

在2017年,我呼吁这个团体一起前进,抱着勇气去实现心愿, 创造我国迈向第一世界的全新政治心态, 开辟未来全新的政治斗争方式。