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花几十亿玩口号 —— 温维安

Posted in Chinese Article by dapjlntembikai on October 13, 2009

Artikel Bahasa Cina oleh Sdr. Oon Neow Aun, S/U Publisiti Caw. & Ahli Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai

原刊2009-09-22东方日报《纸上议会》

我在电脑上搜寻了老半天,想找一些马来西亚普腾收购莲花后究竟做了一些什么东东的资讯。

我很失望,我找不到任何足以令人感到高兴和自豪的具体报告及分析。莲花被我们买下来后,好像处在半冬眠状态。人民已差不多要忘记莲花这个名字时,最近才被咱们迷上《一个马来西亚》口号的首相提醒,原来莲花是属于我们的!

马来西亚真是一个凡事都“Boleh”的国家。咱们国家虽小,人民平均年收入只不过几千美元,但豪情万千,玩得起每年必须耗费数十亿令吉来维持的F1车队,要和法拉利争锋;要和布朗GP斗快。

人家的F1车队都以赞助商的名字来命名,赚取天文数字的广告费,咱们则把F1政治化。纳吉慷人民之慨,花几十亿人民的钱玩世上其中一项最昂贵的游戏,把车队命名为《一个马来西亚莲花第一方程式车队》,我除了佩服得目瞪口呆之余,还流了一身冷汗!

花那么一大笔钱搞F1车队值得吗?马来西亚人民能得到什么实质的益处?我们是否能通过F1车队把莲花的成就提升到更高的层次?我们制造的莲花汽车能卖到全世界去吗?我们的研发工程师及技术人员能从F1车队学习到什么吗?

也许我应该说服自己不需要太过思虑及悲观,更不必想那么多那么远。也许我应该告诉自己,《一个马来西亚》的口号能和F1扯上关系,让全世界知道马来西亚只有1个,而不是2个、3个、4个,这个“成就”已值得几十亿令吉了!《一个马来西亚》这个令我常常感觉奇怪和不知所谓的口号从此名扬天下,我应感激纳吉的超凡创意,还是应催眠自己,义无反顾的和纳吉一起沉醉在《一个马来西亚》那种虚无飘渺的幸福安全感中?

马来西亚其实没有本钱去追求虚荣的名堂,国阵政府应脚踏实地,一步一脚印做好本份,而不是好高鹜远,想一步登天!

纳吉花人民的钱玩《一个马来西亚》F1口号,我思前想后都无法认同这是正确的决定。我始终认为F1是F1,《一个马来西亚》是《一个马来西亚》,两者互相挂钩,总叫人感觉别扭和牵强。

纳吉要推销《一个马来西亚》口号有许多方法,有些甚至不必花费人民一分钱,例如实行公平对待全民的政策,不再分土著和非土著就是最实际的做法,不知道纳吉是否同意?

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Press Statement: 行动党大山脚登米盖支部副主席沈志强于24-6-2009发表之文告

Posted in Chinese Article, Development, Economy, Penang, Press Statement by dapjlntembikai on June 24, 2009

[English translation below]

针对马华大山脚妇女组主席吴瑞音于6月22日发表之文告冀林冠英别滥用槟州的天然资源来生产盈利打击本地商家及批发商,沈志强认为,槟州供水机构(PBA)生产并售卖“岛屿矿泉水”(Island Spring Water)为消费者带来多一种选择,只会增加市场的竞争力,未必伤及商家们的利益。

市场上的商品愈趋多元化,将让商家和消费者同时受惠,因为他们可以选择其它更便宜的品牌。商家及批发商可以在同类产品之间进行利润比较后再进行买卖;而消费者也可在同类产品之间进行比较并自由选择。

沈志强认为,任何产品本身应该具有竞争力,而商家更不应因经济风暴而丧失了竞争能力,要不在这个全球化的时代里,缺乏竞争力的产品很快就会被其他产品取代。他相信在槟州政府CAT的原则之下,政府将公平地对待任何群体,除了关注商家们的利益,同时也顾及消费者的利益。更重要的是,槟州供水机构(PBA)是公营机构,因此该机构所赚取的盈利将回馈到人民身上。

沈志强表示,市场上良性的竞争将会给人民带来好处,所以他希望吴瑞音不要因政治立场不同而误导人民以为“岛屿矿泉水”的生产将会对本地矿泉水市场造成恶性竞争。

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English translation

MCA Does Not Understand A Pro-People Economics

240609 | Bukit Mertajam

A statement made by Bukit Mertajam Wanita MCA chairperson on 22 June 2009, criticizing the move by PBA Holdings Bhd. (PBAHB), which through its subsidiary Island Springwater Sdn. Bhd. had announced that they will market bottled processed water, showed how MCA does not understand a pro-people economy advocated by the Penang State Government. The statement criticized PBAHB for burdening the market with more competition and killing local businesses in this field.

Such statement only showed the kind of patronage economy practised by MCA all these years especially while in government together with UMNO-Barisan Nasional. This patronage economy is not only against the concept of socialist’s economic justice but is also totally against the principles of a liberal free market economy.

PBAHB’s introduction into the bottled water market should be welcomed on two grounds:

Firstly, in a globalised economy, healthy competition should be allowed to flourish to benefit both businesses and consumers. Competition ensures price are steadied by demands of consumers and not wimps and fancies of greedy businesses. Competition also ensures continuous spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation among competing businesses to excel in the same market.

Secondly, PBAHB is a GLC with the Penang State Government and by default, the People of Penang, being its biggest owner. Profits generated from PBAHB’s businesses is ultimately profits channeled back to the People’s coffer. This new pro-people economy advocated by the Pakatan Rakyat State Government is definitely a novelty to MCA which is still clinging on to their patronage economy that benefits only a few.

The Penang State Government’s move therefore, showed a shrewd sense of business and wisdom in investment which benefits all, the market and the People.

Steven Sim
Vice Chairperson
DAP Cawangan Jln Tembikai

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书生变战士 – Scholar Turned Fighter

Posted in Chinese Article, Parliament, Politics by dapjlntembikai on June 18, 2009

YB Sdri. Chong Eng’s column article in Kwong Wah:

周一国会下议院议长班迪卡逐出7名民联议员,其中三个是霹雳州民联政府的灵魂人物:州务大臣尼查、高级行政议员倪可汉和行动党名嘴太平国会议员倪可敏,另三个是回教党开明派议员哈达医生、朱基菲博士和马夫斯,公正党的代表是哥巴拉,每人被禁出席国会两天。

尼查在当天才宣誓成为武吉干当的国会议员。他宣誓后站在原地,拿出“解散州议会”的头巾绑上,高举右手,大声喊:“Bubar, bubar, bubar DUN Perak, Hidup, hidup, hidup rakyat!”,多个民联议员也纷纷一边系上头巾一边跟着喊口号,国阵后座议员则纷纷抗议,部长们被这突如其来,史无前例的举动愕住了,看傻了眼。… continue here

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