2009年7月23日星期四

政治家的智慧―――写东姑拉沙里

他的口才,比不上一些政客的雄辩,
他的手腕,比不上一些权力狂的运筹帷幄,
出自一个活跃的老巫统党员的口,
至少,这次,是少有的开明心怀,开诚布公,坦白,宏观。

他知道这是个烂透的政党,病入膏肓,
“那是被一种叫贪腐的病毒侵袭,让这个政党每况愈下,
越是微弱时,越是需要扇起浓浓的种族主义,和
扭曲与滥用公共机构,来维持他的权势政权”。

“先贤的建国努力,他们的清廉正直,要求公平,和忠于执行职务委托 ”,
他从历史和心灵深处寻觅,是他不愿离去的原因,
你可以体谅他的民族主义吗?
要自己的民族茁壮,站起来,不是罪过。

民族主义有别于种族主义,
“马来民族主义,不应该是一个建立在土著与移民的零和游戏上的,
我们的本意是要共同建立一个家园,
一个联合在繁华,自信和宽阔视野的马来群体中,
不是永无止境的分而治之的下等政治手段。
我们的本意是要培养起一些马来领袖,能当之无愧的领导这个国家,
面向全体人民的共同未来,为马来西亚的未来,
不是一再回顾,哪段被英殖民地政府,阴差阳错把大家撮合在一起的历史"。

他说党派政治,到了这个地步,不再是重要了,
“我们未来的政治必须建立在健康,公开竞技的民主系统上",
我们需要一个跨越政党,一个唤醒全体人民,全面当家作主的醒觉。

“我们的公共机构的公信力已经被侵蚀得荡然无存,
当民众的信心低于一个极点,一个民主的政体将不再运作”,
人民当家的要求问责的公共机构,
我们需要一个革新的政府,让人民重拾对这个国家的信心。

我们期盼全民的醒觉,真正的民主,问责的公共机构,当之无愧的政治人物!

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附录:东姑拉沙里:我为什么不能接受再益的邀请


Source: The Malaysian Insider
By Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah

JULY 22 — I am honoured that Datuk Zaid Ibrahim should speak so highly of me, and consider me worthy of national leadership. He invites me to join PKR, and to dissociate myself from a party which he now finds fascist and racist.

I am under no illusions that Umno is bound for destruction on its present course. Neither do I hold unrealistic expectations about the possibility of reform when the rot has gone so deep.

I offered myself for the Umno presidency last year on an agenda of thorough-going reform. I proposed a complete democratisation of Umno by opening all positions to election by every ordinary member and abolishing quotas on candidacy. I said Umno must do this to be consistent with the principle of democratic governance demanded by the Federal Constitution. Every member’s vote must count, and every member must be free to offer himself for leadership. I was stopped by the quota system that I opposed.

I am the last person to entertain illusions about the ease of reforming Umno. The party that I joined half a century ago as an idealistic young man has indeed lost its soul. It has become corrupt, this corruption has weakened it, and as it grows weaker it is tempted more and more to fan racial feeling and abuse public institutions to maintain power. This is a death spiral.

I am aware of Umno’s weaknesses. I have not failed to point them out from a sense of loyalty to the cause for which Umno was formed in 1946, a cause which our present corruption betrays.

I am not in Umno because I “harbour hope of saving Umno” in its present incarnation. I remain because the cause for which Umno was formed, and the principles which guided its promotion, has not gone away just because we have lost our way 60 years later, and they need to be upheld.

The high principle of Tunku Abdul Rahman, Tun Razak and Tun Ismail, their devotion to nationbuilding, their incorruptibility, their sense of fair play and their devotion to duty, exemplified for me as a young man the meaning of this cause, and how it could be both Malay and Malaysian, nationalist and cosmopolitan, traditional and contemporary, at one and the same time.

The Malay cause was not premised on an eternal zero sum game between the native and the immigrant. We meant to build a nation united by a prosperous, confident and enlightened Malay community, not a permanent state of divide and rule by political lowlife. We meant to foster Malay leadership worthy of national leadership, and we looked to our common future as Malaysia rather than to our past as people accidentally brought together by colonial history.

So much is ideal. Yet it is important that we hold up ideals in today’s moral chaos. The future of our political system lies in a healthy, competitive democracy. If so, whether or not it looks realistic right now, we shall need a reformed incarnation of this nation’s most important political party. The Umno ideal which I embraced half a century ago has a role to play in the future we hope for.

A second reason I shall not be accepting Zaid’s kind offer is that things have deteriorated to the point that party affiliation is really not the issue anymore. The issue is how we are to save our country.

Our major public institutions and our political system have degenerated to the point that the public no longer trusts them. A democratic system of government cannot function below a certain threshold of public confidence. The suspicious death of Teoh Beng Hock under the custody of a watchdog body reporting directly to a prime minister who has his own public confidence issues may have pushed us below that threshold.

What we must do now goes beyond political parties. We need the rakyat to rise up to claim their institutions, and demand that our public institutions are answerable to them. We must wake up to our sovereignty as citizens, reclaim the constitution which constitutes us as a nation and guarantees our rights, and demand a comprehensively reformed government to restore public confidence. We must do this before it is too late.

8 条评论:

· 康华 · 说...

拉沙里有他的理想,但,巫统还重视他吗?他如何还能在里边拓展他的抱负?

正掌心 说...

我没有政治家的远见,没有办法回答康华兄的问题。

我只能猜想,

当他深深的知道,这个政党已经死死的和这个民族绑在一起,这就是大部分马来民族的命运时,他会怎样的考量?

如果我没有记错了,拉惹博得拉在他一篇博文说过:有一天,当巫统在野时,他才会考虑加入巫统。

多一份的宏观;多一份的开明;多一份人文主义;多一份公平公正廉洁的呼声;多一份爱和鞭策自己的民族,与其鼓吹仇恨强取;我想,毕竟是马来西亚人的福气。

套Tengku的话,“things have deteriorated to the point that party affiliation is really not the issue anymore. The issue is how we are to save our country.”

当然,跳到外面,合力把他彻底的毁掉后重建是其中一个方法。

林福松 说...

"What we must do now goes beyond political parties. We need the rakyat to rise up to claim their institutions, and demand that our public institutions are answerable to them. We must wake up to our sovereignty as citizens, reclaim the constitution which constitutes us as a nation and guarantees our rights, and demand a comprehensively reformed government to restore public confidence. We must do this before it is too late."

Very well said, but what are those steps to make those noble causes into reality?

山城客 说...

同意郑兄。姑里是值得敬重的领袖。国家能否继续向前,还看他马来人的智慧到哪。像姑里,像再益,像慕沙希淡等,都是有智慧的开明马来人。可惜,奸佞当道,贻误了国家。国家没有再多50年可以给我们空耗,再有种族冲突事件发生的话,老马要负最大的责任,即使他已死,也要拖出来鞭尸。希望有更多的开明马来人看清目前的局势就好。

正掌心 说...

Hock Song,

What just said, is indeed no better way to summarise what need to be done in Malaysia.

This is exactly what he is saying. Regardless of where you are and who you are, regardless of whichever political parties you belong to, regardless who form the next government, even if PR formed the government, THESE need to be done.

Winning the GE alone, will not automatically grant us THAT?

Lots of dedications, open-minded, thinkings, selflessness and hardworks (not "short-cut" and quick-fix) I guessed.

Anyone can enlighten us on this please?

正掌心 说...

李兄,同意。所以我们大家努力营造的,是一个有利的空间和舆论环境,让相对开明,正面,无私,合理,正直,相信公正公平民主等大原则的言论可以壮大。那些极端的,歪理的,自私自利的,就等他静静的老死去吧!

ANAK MALAYSIA SEJATI 说...

赵明福是证人也进了棺材 姑里:大马人怎感安全?
时间:2009-07-22 12:55:04 来源:本报报道 作者:记者
(吉隆坡22日讯)昨天被再益赞扬为最没有种族主义巫统国会议员的东姑拉沙里表示,赵明福的死亡显示马来西亚反贪污委员会已经成了“流氓”(rogue)。

他说,赵明福死亡的原因必须被找出。“如果被传召给于证据的证人,在第二天发现死亡,马来西亚人怎么会感觉安全呢?我国已经独立50年,需要让被传召的人最后进了棺材吗?”

“你知道吗?这是个死亡议题。人民要知道,我要知道,这是怎么发生的。这个证人,只是要给证据,他甚至不是那2千4百令吉款项的涉案人。一些涉案金额数百万令吉的人,却侥幸逃脱,也没有被传召接受调查。”

更常被称为姑里的他在接受《大马局内人》访问时指出,如果政府没有听取皇家委员会的意见,成立皇委会是没有用的。林甘短片事件爆发后所成立的皇委会就是一个例子。

“皇委会是用元首的名义成立的,但是政府却没有实行皇委会给于的建议,我觉得这是对最高元首的一种侮辱。

反贪会处理小案 忽略大案

也是前财政部长的姑里也点评反贪会的表现,认为其在铲除贪污的表现上不如香港的廉政公署。他抨击反贪会只处理小案件,却忽略大案子。

另一方面,一名不愿具名,被委任来监督反贪会的顾问也表示,反贪会才新成立并不能成为它处理赵明福死亡案件所引发非议的藉口。

这名现年42岁的消息来源说,他在昨天于布城参加了一个由反贪会第一副总监阿布卡欣(Abu Kassim Mohamed)所主持的闭门简报会。据悉,咨询和防止贪污顾问团( Panel on Consultation and Prevention of Corruption )的5名顾问都有列席。

该顾问团也要求政府成立皇家委员会。他说:“我很感谢阿布卡欣给了我们系统化和透明的解释,而不是报纸上能看到的报道。”

消息来源说,反贪会第二号人物告诉他,赵明福是以证人的身份被传召,而不是嫌犯,他可以随时离开。

他说:“反贪会在这起事件上的反应,增加了民众的怒火。”

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很可惜,90巴仙或更多的污桶领袖和盲从的党员,都没有这种胸怀!

所以,大家还是要推翻国阵,没有其他选择!

推翻国阵,推翻暴政!

没有其他选择!已经完全没有其他选择!

正掌心 说...

Anak Malaysia Sejati, 我对你的思路和观点没有异议。

我只是认为,推翻一个腐败的政权,把烂透的系统彻底摔毁只是第一步,接下来是重建。国阵和民联都一样要面对,我不相信改变政府就会一夜间改变一切。

要怎样重建?重建些什么?必须清清楚楚知道,这全面的醒觉是至关重要的,这点我们必须开始思考。

我不相信真正的民主,可以建立在盲目跟从的百姓,没有真正醒觉人民的国度里。这,我们必须为我们的下一代负责。