Monday, August 4, 2008

Tian Chua - Chew debate highlights power issue

TheStar Online


KUALA LUMPUR: The debate between MCA's Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun and PKR's Tian Chua on the current political scenario touched on power struggle and the possible crossover of politicians.

During the debate, which was conducted in Mandarin and held at Wisma MCA here on Friday night, the audience also participated by giving their views on current issues in Malaysia, including the talks between Umno and PAS, the development gap between the peninsula and Sabah and Sarawak, and many other topics.

For and against: Chew speaking during the debate with Tian Chua at Wisma MCA on Friday night. Guests included a political analyst and a lawyer.

Chew, the Wanita MCA deputy chief, said Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat should place priority on serving the people, adding that having a two-party system could serve as a check and balance.

“Be it Barisan or Pakatan, the only way (to deal with this) is to look after the people's interest – Malaysians at large, without stressing on ethnicity,” she said.

Chew also said power struggle had led to chaos in the current political situation and that people were worried and frustrated.

She said the current political scenario was changing all the time.

“After the general election, one should settle down and move on, not plan to wrest power or change the government within three months by getting politicians to cross over,” she said.

Chew said that if party-hopping were allowed, voters would not know if the votes they had cast were for the party they had chosen in the first place.

Chua said chaos in the current political situation was due to the frequent change of policies.

Citing an example, he said the ruling party announced that fuel price would not be increased and yet it did.

“It has no relation to power struggle or who wants to be president of a political party but rather with the fear and anxiety of politicians in the ruling party. They are fearful that they may lose power at any time. They are no longer confident that they will have power for another 50 years,” he said.

The debate, moderated by TV newscaster Victor Gu, was also joined by guests – political analyst Jamaluddin Ibrahim, commentator Dr Ei Sun Oh, MCA’s Chang Sin Woon and Carol Chew, lawyer Leon Lu, journalist Kuek Ser Kuang Keng, university student Foo Yong Kian and former Universiti Malaya debate champion Chin Shin Liang.

2 comments:

Kerajaan Rakyat said...

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Saya titipkan puisi ini berdasarkan titipan asal saya bertanggal 28.02.2008. Hari ini saya beri nafas baru sebagai bekalan kita untuk berjuang di Permatang Pauh.

Perjuangan di Permatang Pauh bukan untuk dan bukan juga kerana Anwar Ibrahim.

Perjuangan di Permatang Pauh adalah “Amanah Demi Memartabatkan Kedaulatan Agama, Bangsa, Rakyat dan Negara”.

Anwar Ibrahim hanyalah pemangkin dan peneroka kepada perjuangan rakyat ke arah Malaysia yang Adil, Makmur, Aman, Selamat dan Sejahtera.

Demi memperjuangkan kesejahteraan rakyat, Anwar Ibrahim terpaksa merengkok di Penjara Sungai Buluh. Setelah enam tahun terpenjara, Anwar bebas dan meneruskan perjuangannya. Berbekalkan semangat juang yang mampan bersama RAKYAT, kezaliman dan pengkhianatan UMNO terus diburu dan wajib dikafankan.

Sekarang adalah menjadi tanggungjawab seluruh rakyat Malaysia yang cintakan keadilan, kemakmuran, keamanan, keselamatan dan kesejateraan hidup untuk membantu dan meneruskan perjuangan murni dan ikhlas Anwar Ibrahim.
Perjuangan Anwar Ibrahim adalah “PERJUANGAN RAKYAT”.
Kemenangan Anwar Ibrahim adalah “KEMENANGAN RAKYAT”

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Selagi mampu ku pendam.
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Hak bangsa ku dicuri, dihamburkan.
Hak bangsa ku dicicir, dimusnahkan.
Hak bangsa ku digadai, dilupuskan.

Agama ku dipermudah, dipermainkan.
Agama ku diremeh, dirobak-rabikkan.

UMNO dan Barisan Nasional,
Kami membenci kau secara total,
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Hujah kau macam orang sakit mental.

50 tahun lamanya kepada kau ku gantung harapan.
50 tahun lamanya kepada kau sanjungan ku berikan.

Kau hancurkan segala harapan.
Kau musnahkan segala sanjungan.

Kini aku bangkit menentang,
Bersama rakyat yang telah kau aibkan,
Akan kami tuntut hak kami dikembalikan.

Harapan kami bukan kepada kau lagi.
Sanjungan kami tidak untuk kau lagi.
Undi kami jangan kau tagih lagi.

Wahai ALLAH, kami mohon pertunjuk MU.
Wahai ALLAH, kami mohon bantuan MU.
Wahai ALLAH, kami mohon keredhaan MU.

Dengan kebesaran dan kekuasaan Mu wahai ALLAH.
Dengan rahmat dan keizinan Mu wahai ALLAH.

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“Wahai Maha Pencipta dan Penguasa seluruh alam ini.
Gagalkanlah cita-cita zalim Barisan Nasional untuk
memenangi pilihanraya kecil di Permatang Pauh”.

Amin Ya Rabbal Alamin.
http://www.kerajaanrakyat.com/

kaiser said...

chew mei fun fikiran kolot nampaknya...
dia ingat kita orng cina masih lagi orng Tong-Shan,hari hari ungkir tiada MCA tiada nasionality Malaysia.
kepala otak dia!
cina bangsa Malaysia sekrng,MCA biar kita tinggal tetapi jadikan kita hamba,apa yg dia orng bagi?