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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