21 October 2008

Change Does Not Mean "Reform" - Apa maksudnya?

Change Does Not Mean Reform

The recent MCA General Assembly has presented a plate of hot "water spinach" (The surnames of newly-elected party President Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat and Deputy President Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek pronounced as "Weng Cai" in Chinese, which is similar to "Yong Cai" that means water spinach).

"Water spinach" is one of the favourite dishes among local people. The problem is, this plate of "water spinach" from MCA is too salty and spicy.

The objective for MCA central delegates to order the dish is very obvious, that is: reform!

However, the result may be different from their subjective views. Yes, the party's top leadership has changed. But change does not mean reform.

"They fight against each other before the elections and they spoke insincerely after the elections."

Reform is a long way. The fact is, Ong and Chua do not match at all. It would not be easy for them to carry out reform for the party.

Both Ong and Chua tried to play down the conflict between them after the party elections. Ong said it depends on the cook to make the "water spinach" taste better while Chua said the dish will be good if no one add too much of belacan (shrimp paste) into it.

However, a wording game just cannot conceal the fact. The pair of an "outspoken" president and a deputy who is "bold enough to do something and accept responsibility for it" are just like two people from different planets working together. We are concerned about whether they can cooperate in good faith in the future. But I am afraid that many may see it the negative way.

MCA central delegates are really brave this time. They have conveyed a strong message that they want reform. But the election results have highlighted the factional disputes in MCA.

The loss of Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan means the end of Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting's era. At the same time, it also indicates the rise of Ong and Chua.

It is worth of observation that Ong and Chua have their respective supporters and power. They fight against each other before the elections and they spoke insincerely after the elections. Can a great man brook a rival?

The election results also show that some old forces still play an influential role with their crucial votes. This third force in the party should not be ignored.

Today's MCA has come to a new "three kingdoms" or even a "four kingdoms" era. The change is huge and the challenge this time is how to work together rather than how to reform.

In short, skills and wisdoms are required to turn this too salty and spicy "water spinach" tasty. (By LIM MUN FAH/ Translated by SOONG PHUI JEE/ Sin Chew Daily)

[sumber : Sin Chew Online]

Nota :-

1. Saya tidak membaca keseluruhan tulisan diatas sebenarnya. Saya lebih berminat akan tajuk tulisan tersebut. Jika kita teliti, ia membawa pengertian yang mendalam serta isyarat kepada bangsa mereka di dalam mempertahankan, menjaga serta kesinambungan survival bangsa mereka.

2. Walaupun kita orang Melayu telah diperingatkan dengan pelbagai isyarat tetapi kita buta, kita alpa dan terus lena dengan keasyikan dunia semasa tanpa memikirkan masa depan diri, bangsa, agama dan negara. Bangsa lain terus bersatu, menguatkan ikatan kekeluargaan mereka, memajukan bangsa mereka, memperkasakan pengaruh dan kuasa mereka walaupun mereka berbeza fahaman politik. Masih buta kah kita lagi?

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