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November 24, 2009

Young Chinese Malaysians and MCA members and their destiny in history

Me received a very serious sounding email from a young MCA member friend. Share with you…

Looking into MCA history of 60 years, I’m afraid this is the only time an attempt at reform is seriously underway. And this is happening in our lifetime…

Seems like young Chinese Malaysians and MCA members have a chance to stamp our mark in history.

Sigh…like it or not, we’re part of it. We can’t run away, and I see a vision of my descendent pondering on my life philosophy years later when I’m old and grey.

I wonder how would they react to my stand on

• Backbone bending, kow towing to big bro UMNO?
• Warlordism in the little world of MCA?

Heavens forbid they carry the shame at my lack of courage to be a part of change.

My personal wish is to see MCA discard its central delegate warlords, ‘triads’ and their leftovers, through a reform.

I guess I don’t have to like Ong Tee Keat. I don’t have to like Chua Soi Lek. I don’t have to like the likes of Liow Tiong Lai, the tearful Wee Ka Siong or Chew Mei Fun either.

I don’t relish wearing face mask or wear black + light candles (my parents hate it and frown upon it as they deem it very sueey reserved for sanctity of human funeral). Won’t get anything done, wasting time.

Should I or shouldn’t I talk to all of these MCA leaders directly? What, How, Got to think how to go about it?

Me pity this young Hamlet, he should just go ahead and question his leaders directly. Go get them and dialogue, query and query those people to heart’s content… Be the change you want to be, man!

In fact, MCA members and the chinese community who want reform should seriously look into the MCA that members want and check out the real agenda of all their leaders(and their backroom handlers) involved.

Members should go and give the players a strong message what they want these appointed ’leaders’ to do for MCA. Speak up now or remain silent forever.

P/S: Blur? Read here and here for some titillating context of MCA’s interesting makeup. Remember to use your thinking equipment wisely.

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May 26, 2008

A political strategist’s 2 sens to UMNO Presidential candidate aka Malaysia Prime Minister

The silat prancing has started. Lift one knee up, steady tracing an invisible pattern on the ground with the other foot, switch, both hands swinging in graceful movement- with one eveready to pull out the keris at the moment of danger.

Played out correctly from years of training, deploying of various skillsets and tuning up the senses, the silat can be very elegant and engrossing to all its audience.

Isn’t this so like what the potential candidates for UMNO leadership are doing now? How I wish the silat by UMNO can be made more elegant so that all Malaysians can enjoy an engrossing performance. Stuff like this cannot find in malaysiakini.com or malaysia-today.net. Luckily, I bumped into my political strategist friend at the local mamak.

After some heady tea halia, I cornered my friend to share some basic ingredients for a successful silat.

Q: How, please?

A: First thing to do is to make your stand clear. State your stand something like: loyalty to the King, country and the rakyat who voted you to power and your party can come next.

Q: Wow. Ya lah, ever since Badawi became PM it became agama, bangsa dan negara. You made it the other way round. This reminds me of the Rukunegara “Loyalty to the king and country.” What next?

A. Back up your stand and demonstrate it in words and actions. Say what you mean and do what you say. For example, if one says “We guarantee not to condone narrow views on religion or race supremacy” – just walk the talk. Confront or discipline those going against this stand even though they are own party members. The rakyat see this and rakyat will ‘know’ you are not partisan in dispensing justice. This creates confidence, respect and most importantly, loyalty to the candidate. Kinda like a fan club.

Q. Like that other party members who refuse change will hate this person.

A. What’s more important? You want to shine as a deadwood party yes man or a party man possessing vitality and promise of future greatness?

Q: Don’t understand la. Speak English please.

A: Just go get yourself a DVD of the movie 300. You’ll get to feel the spirit of heroism, no need to understand. Train, train and train to acquire the fighting skills, choose your circle of men carefully – check their skillsets, then go for the battle. That’s how great empires were built.

Q: Please.. just give me the juice in simple language.

A: A country that aspires for greatness examines its potential leaders carefully. The rakyat exercises their right to question, test political candidates for their political stand and personal values. In Malaysia, after the tsunami of 12th General Election, the rakyat have dropped their blind loyalty and picking up their rights to admonish and punish lesser leaders or pretenders.

Q: Ok, philosopher. Tell me how to do it ok?

A: I’ve just told you, my friend.
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Aiyah… all these political strategist experts, they sure don’t give away their trade secrets that easily.

:p

April 27, 2008

Look no more! The best Leader for Malaysia is…

Fu Yoh!

I received this from a good friend who reads Mandarin local newspapers.

In the words of dear friend:
“I found that this interview is one of the best MCA President interview I ever seen in my life. I tried my best to translate the key points to share with all of you.”

And so, here are the key points so lovingly translated by dear friend, I now have pleasure to share with you.

Point no. 17 & 20 is Fu Yoh! Can MCA do it? How come Malaysiakini not covered this ???

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(Headline, covered 3 whole pages on 25/4/08 Sinchew)

1. MCA does not agree to Ketuanan Melayu

2. Malaysia is NOT an Islamic State.

3. Uphold the spirit of the Federal Constitution.

4. Against the “selective interpretation” of Federal Constitution by certain groups of people. The Constitution not only mention about Malay Privilege but under sec 153(7), the non-Malay rights shall not be deprived. Sad to say that certain people in power only mention and implement part of the Constitution and thereafter take this to their respective political agenda.

5. To eliminate “bumi” and “non-bumi” policies as such policy were set up in 50s…60s, NO more relevant and acceptable for the new generations and people at large. Young generation does not understand why do they need to be “classified” on the day they born.

6. Against all the unfair and unequal treatment under the NEP. Malay newspapers created confusion and racial tension by misquoting MCA and leaders’ speeches.

7. MCA realized they did not perform up to the people expectations

8. People has no patience to wait for the result of “internal negotiation/compromise”

9. All the Parties within BN shall work hand in hand in developing policies and decision making, no more “politic of compromise”

10. MCA has to work hard to change its role from “UMNO’s follower” to “UMNO’s partner”.

11. ISA, OSA, Sedition Act to be reviewed.

12. Two-party system is good for the national development and progress

13. Learn from China and Taiwan in making revolutionary change

14. MCA to focus on Social Responsibilities, Education and Equal Rights

15. Social Responsibilities: Legal System, Anti Corruption, healthy politics, Economic Development, Needy Group.

16. MCA will carry on with its reforms irrespective of how UMNO will change.

17. Will support Pakatan Rakyat policy if it is good for the people.

18. BN shall work harder and perform better than Pakatan Rakyat, to gain support from the people

19. In MCA, all the decisions make collectively by team, be it Political Bureau, Presidential Council or CC, instead of only President. These include selection of candidates for the minister post and senators. This model only started after he took over. It has never been in this mode before OKT.

20. MCA CC will discuss the proposal of President to be elected and voted direct by all members.

21. He accepts and feels that is normal, under such circumstances (lost in GE), bound to have some people accuse him for certain decisions made that caused the lost.

22. To change and reform a 50 year-old MCA, it takes time. He believes 6 months is a reasonable time frame.

23. MCA needs to be united, not depend on a few key leaders to rejuvenate/reform

24. If BN does not want to change according to the people want, we are going to lost the power in next GE.

March 15, 2008

A cyber prescription for Barisan Nasional. Pak Lah are you listening?

Perhaps some Malaysiakini readers may have already written about this. But this take is better. hehehe…

Click here for an expert’s 2 sens advice for poor BN…

Any BN leaders out there can carry this important message back to your leadership?

NB: Wouldn’t hurt newly crowned state governments to read it too.

January 30, 2008

Wen Jia Bao got balls – MCA dare you follow?

Filed under: Citizenry, Family, Life, Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , — bananachinese @ 12:17 pm

In a rare move for a Chinese politician, Prime Minister Wen Jiabao apologized yesterday to hundreds of thousands of people stranded in train stations across his country due to bad weather and a power crisis. CNN story here.

“I apologize to you all,” said Wen, using a bullhorn to address stranded travelers at a train station in Hunan province. “We are currently trying our best to repair the system.

“First we’ll fix the electric grid. After that, the trains will run again. … Then all of you can go home for the Chinese New Year,” the premier said, bringing applause from the crowd.

Sigh…  See how big brother show the world that the China government is in control and taking responsibility for the situation?

And this touches me heart… 
Brutal winter weather has pounded China’s central, eastern and southern sections, stranding hundreds of thousands of travelers ahead of the holiday. Wen flew out of Beijing en route to Hunan province on Monday night, had to detour to neighboring Hubei province because of the bad weather. He completed his trip by train, arriving in Changsha City, Hunan’s capital, on Tuesday morning.

MCA oh, MCA.

Your big homeland brother has shown courage and how to exercise leadership in this modern times.

Can you let go your servile mentality and take the hint from big brother of the world?

Time now to talk straight and direct to Malaysians. Don’t be stupidly clinging on to old paradigm. Old thinking worked well last time when us Malaysians were not sent to school. Now most can read and write. Somemore people now got opinions and their minds and hearts can reject your illogicality of thoughts and actions.

It’s a possibility if MCA don’t change gear to follow big brother Wen’s style for the new world order, I fear MCA may exit out of Malaysia history by the next, next General Elections. For being outdated mah, must throw away lah, expired already what.

P/S: Sorry lah, MCA to scold you. But I see MCA is the better party within BN. If I don’t help give you some clues, then who will? What about Malaysiakini? Malaysia-today?

December 11, 2007

Bersih: Roads to Parliament blocked

Dear PM Badawi,

A handful of your people are increasing their attempts to communicate with you. Their outreach methods via demonstrations, etc may be clumsy, ‘intolerant’ and ‘not the Malaysian way’ but please do take a listen to them. Please give these people who may have voted for you in 2004, a chance to reach out to you.

In 2004, I believed in your image of a ‘persuasive leader‘. I still want to believe it.

Dominant and institutional leaderships just do not cut it anymore.

Do connect with your people, especially the disenchanted ones. Use blue ocean strategy or whatever that’s believeable and workable. I’m sure you have with you, suitable advisors with adequate life experiences to assist you through.

Breaking news from Malaysiakini.

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