Sunday, 30 October 2016

唯有停止财富权力贪婪掠夺 马来西亚才会有发展的机会 / Robert Kuok: Only when the greedy grabbing of wealth & power stops, will Malaysia have a chance to progress.

唯有停止财富权力贪婪掠夺
马来西亚才会有发展的机会


译者:陈华明



这是郭鹤年在马来西亚投资的概括思想。

马来西亚大企业家大都把大量资金投资到海外,而不是重新投在马来西亚。

这显然预示着马来西亚和它的人民的前景并不乐观。

过去几十年的历史显示,许多华人企业已经被政联公司(GLCs即government-linked corporations的缩写) 或者是跟政治挂钩的马来商人所接管。

许多庞大大家庭企业和巨大公司渐渐转向安全的投资地区如新加坡或香港,他们感觉他们的财富和商业王国在那些地区是相对安全可靠,免受贪婪权贵攫取的危险。

大家想一想吧,这是一个矛盾的说法!

一方面,马来西亚政府告诉我们,他们(政府)正在招引外商投资。

另一方面,他们(马来西亚政府)却排挤国内投资者(其中许多是华裔人士)

以下是郭鹤年在一次《星报》专访的另一个有趣的回答:

对如何理解(政府)对马来西亚华人社会的歧视,郭鹤年另有说法。他说:

这只将会导致激烈的争论,对任何人都是没有好处的。这种争论或将带给居住在马来西亚的华人不幸和伤害。这绝不是造成在种族之间的各种敌对的原因。

对我而言,马来西亚的未来,决定在经济状况。它从来就是如此。

唯有停止财富权力贪婪掠夺,马来西亚才会有发展的机会。

否则,它将走下坡。

在现阶段,人们吃饱了撑着可以喧闹。等到他们空肚子(饥饿)的时候,再看吧。

当经济充满动力的时候,所有种族和宗教课题都会导致矛盾冲突。

现在正是那些政治人物在他们实在难以控制之前, 明智地停止操弄这些课题的时候了。

我不是因为华人拥有这些商业,才提出以上所述见解。

在商言商,华人社会的大企业家,尤其如此。

他们(华社大企业家)的财富,并非属于所有华人。这句话的意思是,对任何种族来说,一个成长的经济对支撑(马来西亚)这个国家是有重要意义的。

对大都在私人领域工作的华人而言更是如此,许许多多华人如今已大失所望。

马来西亚经济和马来人

在马来人开始指责华人和不厚道地称呼华人之时,他们应该停止下来,考虑一下他们已有多少人得益于政府扶助政策而成长为富裕的中产阶级。

它(上述财富)不是天上掉下来的。它不完全是来自石油钱(petro-money)。它是来自一个强大稳定的经济。

间接地说,它来自一些正当权利被侵蚀的具有合法地位的非马来人的牺牲和贡献。

它来自非马来人承担他们建立他们的企业的各种风险而把商业成果分配给马来商人。

无论哪一种财富,华人所拥有的,都是他们已经支付的。他们不是免费获得的。

他们当中,有些人甚至借高利贷,担负最大的风险,大多数人牺牲了他们的家庭生活。

不是所有人都成功受益,有些人失去了一切,包括财富和家庭。

从较低的角度看,他们之中有些人跳飞机到国外,非法工作数年,以积存足够的钱来购买住屋和经营生意。




Robert Kuok :
Only when the greedy grabbing of wealth & power stops, 
will Malaysia have a chance to progress. 



Encapsulating thoughts of Robert Kuok on Malaysia.

Malaysia's tycoons are investing heavily overseas instead of re-investing in Malaysia.

This definitely does not bode well for the country & her citizens.

As history past decades has shown, many of the Chinese businesses have been taken over by either GLCs or Malay businessmen aligned with politicians.

Bit by bit, many of the huge family corporations and big businesses are leaving for safer havens such as Singapore or Hong Kong, where they feel their fortunes and business empires are relatively safe and secure from greedy hands.

Come to think of it, it's an oxymoron.

On one hand, the Malaysian government tells us that they are trying to attract foreign investors / investments.

On the other, they are pushing away local investors (many of whom happens to be of Chinese ethnicity).

Another interesting reply from Robert Kuok in a Star interview below: ...

Asked about the sense of discrimination among the Chinese in Malaysia, Kuok demurred, saying:

"This will lead only to highly controversial statements, which is not good for anybody. It may cause grief or hurt those Chinese who are living in Malaysia, one must never be the cause of any kind of inter-racial hostility.

To me, the future of Malaysia rests on the economy. It always has.

Only when the greedy grabbing of wealth & power stops, will Malaysia have a chance to progress.

Else, it will go downhill.

For now, the people can afford to make noise on a full stomach. Wait till their stomachs are empty.

All the racial & religious issues will lead to conflict when the economy tanks.

And it is prudent for politicians to stop playing up these issues, before they really get out of hand.

I'm not raising these points because these businesses are owned by the Chinese.

Businessmen are businessmen. Particularly the big fishes in the Chinese community.

Their wealth do not belong to all the Chinese. The point is, regardless of ethnicity, a growing economy is important to sustain this country.

More so for the Chinese whom are largely in the private sector. And many, many Chinese these days are losing hope.

The Malaysian economy and the Malays

Before the Malays start accusing & calling the Chinese unkind names, maybe they ought to pause and consider about how far they have come with a growing affluent middle-class and benefiting from affirmative policies.

It does not come free. It does not come solely from petro-money. It came from a strong and stable economy.

Indirectly, It came from sacrifices by the normal non-Malays who had to give up some of their rights.

It came from the risks non-Malays had to make to build up their businesses, and then share it with Malay businessmen.

Whatever the Chinese own, they paid for it. They did not get it for free.

Some had to borrow from loan-sharks, taking most of the risks. Most sacrificed family time.

Not all benefitted and became wildly successful. Some lost everything, fortunes & family.

At the lower spectrum, they sacrificed years working overseas illegally to save enough to buy their home & capital for business.

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人民之友 对我国下届大选意见书
(华 巫 英)3种语文已先后贴出

作为坚守“独立自主”和“与民同在”的立场的一个民间组织,人民之友在今年9月24日对即将来临的第14届全国大选投票,发表了一篇以华文书写的“意见书”,题为:投票支持"反对国家伊斯兰化的候选人": 反对巫统霸权统治!莫让马哈迪帮派"复辟"!

这篇意见书的英文译稿(标题是:Vote for “candidates who are against State Islamisation”: Oppose UMNO hegemonic rule! Prevent “the return to power of Mahathir’s faction”!)已于10月22日张贴在本部落格。马来文译稿(标题是:Undilah "calon yang membantah pengislaman negara": Menentang pemerintahan hegemoni UMNO! Mencegah puak Mahathir kembali kepada kuasa!)也已接着在11月13日在此贴出。

此外,人民之友也将通过电子邮件、微信、WhatsApp等方式,尽可能向全国各民族、各阶层、各行业、各宗教的团体和个人,传送我们的这份“意见书”供参考。我们欢迎跟我们对下届大选的立场和见解一致的团体和个人,将这份“意见书”传送到更多的人手中去!

我们希望,我们在意见书内所表达的对下届大选的立场和观点,能够准确而又广泛地传播到我国各民族、各阶层的人民群众中接受考验,并接受各党派在这次全国大选斗争和今后实践的检验。


Pandangan Sahabat Rakyat terhadap PRU akan datang telah diterbitkan dalam tiga bahasa (Melayu, Cina dan Inggeris)

Sebagai sebuah pertubuhan masyarakat yang berpendirian teguh tentang prinsip "bebas dan berautonomi" dan “sentiasa berdampingan dengan rakyat jelata”, Sahabat Rakyat telah menerbitkan kenyataan tentang pandangan kami terhadap Pilihan Raya Umum ke-14 yang bertajuk "Undilah calon yang menentang Pengislaman Negera: Menentang pemerintahan hegemoni UMNO! Jangan benarkan puak Mahathir kembali memerintah! " (投票支持"反对国家伊斯兰化的候选人": 反对巫统霸权统治!莫让马哈迪帮派"复辟"!)dalam Bahasa Cina pada 24hb September 2017.

Penterjemahan Bahasa Inggeris kenyataan tersebut yang bertajuk Vote for “candidates who are against State Islamisation”: Oppose UMNO hegemonic rule! Prevent “the return to power of Mahathir’s faction”! telah diterbitkan dalam blog kita pada 22hb Oktober 2017 manakala penterjemahan Bahasa Melayu telah diterbitkan pada 13hb November 2017.

Selain daripada itu, Sahabat Rakyat juga akan menyebarkan kenyataan ini seluas mungkin kepada pertubuhan dan individu semua bangsa, strata, profesyen dan agama seluruh Negara melalui email, wechat, whatsApp dan pelbagai saluran lain. Kami amat mengalu-alukan pertubuhan dan individu yang berpendirian dan pandangan sama dengan kami untuk turut menyebarkan kenyataan ini kepada lebih ramai orang!

Kami berharap pendirian dan pandangan kami berkenaan pilihan raya kali ini yang dinyatakan dalam kenyataan tersebut dapat disebarkan dengan tepat dan meluas untuk diuji dalam kalangan rakyat semua bangsa semua strata sosial melalui penglibatan mereka dalam amalan pelbagai parti politik dalam pertempuran pilihan raya umum kali ini mahupun amalan masa depan.


The Chinese, English and Malay renditions of Sahabat Rakyat’s opinions about next election have been published consecutively

As an NGO which upholds “independent and autonomous” position and "always be with the people" principle, on 24 September 2017, Sahabat Rakyat had released a Chinese-written statement of views with regard to the voting in the upcoming 14th General Election, entitled “Vote for candidates who are against State Islamisation: Oppose UMNO hegemonic rule! Prevent the return to power of Mahathir’s faction!” (投票支持"反对国家伊斯兰化的候选人": 反对巫统霸权统治!莫让马哈迪帮派"复辟"!)

The English rendition of this statement entitled "Vote for “candidates who are against State Islamisation”: Oppose UMNO hegemonic rule! Prevent “the return to power of Mahathir’s faction”!" and the Malay rendition entitled "Undilah "calon yang membantah pengislaman negara": Menentang pemerintahan hegemoni UMNO! Mencegah puak Mahathir kembali kepada kuasa!" had been released on 22 October and 13 November respectively.

Apart from that, Sahabat Rakyat will also make every effort to disseminate this statement as widely as possible to organizations and individuals of all ethnic groups, religions and all walks of life throughout the country via email, WeChat, WhatsApp and other channels. We welcome organizations and individuals with the same position and views to spread this statement to more people!

We hope that our position and views pertaining to the next General Election expressed in the statement will be accurately and widely disseminated and also examined by the popular masses of various ethnicity and social strata through their involvement in the struggle of the next General Election carried out by various political parties and their practices in all fields in future.

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