Friday, November 20, 2015

City Harvest trial: 21 months to 8 years' jail for leaders

City Harvest trial: 21 months to 8 years' jail for leaders

Kong Hee was given the heaviest sentence of eight years' jail while Sharon Tan received the lightest at 21 months. 

POSTED: 20 Nov 2015 14:38
UPDATED: 20 Nov 2015 16:25

(Left to right) Sharon Tan, Chew Eng Han, Kong Hee, Tan Ye Peng, 
John Lam and Serina Wee. (Photos: Ngau Kai Yan)


SINGAPORE: All six City Harvest Church (CHC) leaders were sentenced to between 21 months and eight years' jail on Friday (Nov 20).
Senior pastor Kong Hee was sentenced to eight years in prison. 
John Lam, former secretary of the church's management board, was sentenced to three years in prison. 
Sharon Tan, former finance manager, was sentenced to 21 months in prison. 
Board member Chew Eng Han was sentenced to six years in prison.
Senior pastor Tan Ye Peng was sentenced to five years and six months in prison.
Serina Wee, former finance manager, was sentenced to five years in prison. 
Bail for all six was extended, and the start of their sentence deferred until Jan 11 next year. 
Judge See Kee Oon, in sentencing the leaders, said that Kong Hee was the most culpable, followed by Tan Ye Peng, Chew Eng Han, Serina Wee, and John Lam. 
The six were found guilty on Oct 21 on all counts of criminal breach of trust, and falsification of accounts. They were in court on Friday for oral submissions. 
The leaders set up sham bond investments to fund the Crossover Project, the church's attempt to reach out to non-Christians by propelling Kong Hee's wife, Ho Yeow Sun, to pop stardom. Sun Ho, as she is commonly known, was not in court on Friday.
In court, the defence argued that the co-accused were merely following orders and acting in the interests of the church, and thus their sentences should be calibrated.
The prosecution team consisting of DPPs Mavis Chionh, Tan Kiat Pheng, Christopher Ong, Joel Chen, Jeremy Yeo and Eugene Sng, submitted that "each of the accused persons played their respective roles in a conspiracy with intent to cause wrongful loss to CHC and to defraud the auditors".
"They did not merely wait passively for Kong Hee to instruct them to carry out each specific act and deception needed to drive the conspiracy forward. They took their own initiative to deceive and mislead the trusting members of CHC where necessary, and cannot escape responsibility for those acts," said the prosecution.
After hearing the submissions from both sides, Judge See passed the sentence at 3pm.
"For us ex-members, we'll leave it to the judge. We have to respect the Honour's decision. As what the prosecutor says, we need to do it right now because it will have a great repercussion on other mega churches on what and what cannot be done," said a man who identified himself as a former City Harvest member.
After the sentencing, Sharon Tan's lawyer Paul Seah said that he and his client "will look at the judge's comments" and decide what to do next.
Tan Ye Peng's lawyer N Sreenivasan said that it has been a "trying time" for his client and that Tan "needs to pray, reflect and discern". 
- CNA/wl
Source: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/city-harvest-trial/2278238.html?cid=twtcna

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Prophecy on Malaysia during The Feast of Tabernacle in Kuching on 2015 Oct 3 & 4

10 Oct 2015


Allen Faubion
Glory of Zion International Ministries

Malaysia is a Rainbow Country, in a sense that it is a unique country with diversity. Its diversified races, religions and cultures existed in acceptance, harmony, tolerance and peace.

Malaya gained independence from the British in 1957 Aug 31. Few years later Singapore, Sarawak and Sabah gained independence too and joined Malaya in 1963 Sep 16, thus, the formation of Malaysia. Unfortunately, Singapore left in 1965 Aug 9 and became a Sovereign State.

Many citizens who lived through the old days before 1990 could testify the blessed state as a Malaysian in which every body could enjoy each other. Of course there was the dark age of 1969 May 13 incident which had marred our image. Nevertheless, it had little impact during the days of 1970s and 1980s.

It was sad that eventually the power that be had steered the country into racial and religious extremism. It was getting worse in the last ten years. It was especially serious in the past one year where the government have many unresolved scandals which plagued the country's currencies.

Let us continue to pray for Malaysia. We have confidence that God is in control of our nation. We love Malaysia, we don't play up racial issues. All of us are Malaysians no matter what race you are.

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The following is a prophecy for Malaysia.

Date: Oct 3 - 4
Venue: SIB, Kuching
Speaker: Rev. Allen Faubion

Disclaimer: Some people, including Christians, are always critical of Prophecies. They will question the position of the Prophets and labelled them as "Prophets of Doom". However, whether the prophecies came from God is not for us to judge. Prophecies always come with conditions. God requires the Christians to do their parts.

Prophecy for Malaysia:

God is government and the government of Malaysia is upon His shoulders. There will be signs of change at Putrajaya in the next 30 days.

Be ready for economic highs and economic lows for the nation of Malaysia in the coming months. We are in the economic lows, and have great anticipation for economic highs.

Economic highs are in days ahead.  God's plan for Malaysia, until the January of 2016, is for us to shift into the economic highs.

We decree & declare that the Malaysian’s political & economic structures will be adjusted abruptly to God's plan, and there will be no other substitute but everything Godly! Amen!

God's Word is everlasting, and we must stand firm upon HIS Word and the promises of Him for our nation.  God is our source.  We should be at the center of His heart and, above all, STAND FIRM in a time of the nationwide "shifting sand!"

The Year 5776 has the Divine double portion of grace to slay all giants in our path and all mountains looming over our life. Our weapons of warfare are the shofar and the Divine provision for year, a tent peg (Vav/Waw). 

No human has ever seen the fullness of what is ahead but Malaysia will enter her destiny destined by God. 

All will acknowledge our God is Sovereign! 

Amen!

Friday, September 25, 2015

解读“希望联盟”的成立

照片来源:Malaysiakini

2015年9月24日
作者:陈亚伦
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此文章也刊登于《星洲日报》的“言路版”,不过被它们删掉一些内容。
请阅:http://opinions.sinchew.com.my/node/37767?tid=38
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   公正党,行动党和国家诚信党已宣布组成“希望联盟”,取代已死亡的人民联盟(民联)。在我看来,此次行动稍微仓促了点,一次开会讨论就作出决定,真的快餐文化!为什么不再多开几次会讨论细节后才来宣布呢?

        首先,经过了几年的合作,为什么还用“Pakatan(联盟)”,而不用“Barisan(阵线)”呢?他们是否没有信心这结盟能长久呢?其二,“Harapan(希望)”乃等于摸索,并不是现实(reality)。譬如,我希望有一天去美国游玩,但我可能我一辈子都去不成。此联盟的组成就是带给人民希望赢得执政权,但希望总归希望,千万不要带给人民假希望,因为若天天都“希望”的话,迈入布城可能还是遥不可及!广东人的俗语或许是任何民族都适用的,即“不怕生坏命,最怕改错名!”

        其三,为什么走不出“安华当首相”的圈子呢?我对安华当首相没有意义,只是要看到此联盟有更大的宏图。A、要在国会修改宪法,除非联盟赢得三分之二议席,否则,以大马目前的政治不成熟理念,在野阵线肯定不会支持的。B、仓促把安华案件重审,使他无罪释放。以民联向来批评司法不独立的情况下,此举不也是在操纵司法吗?C、为什么公正党还有跟伊斯兰党藕断丝连?几个月前,伊党不是爆料它们不要安华,却要东姑拉沙里当首相的吗?

        其四、“Harapan”的中文要用那个词?用“希望”还是“盼望”?纵使我不喜欢这联盟的名称,我认为“盼望”比较恰当。还有,它的简称是什么,目前报纸和电子媒体各称各的。并且简称也须顾及汉语和其他方言的谐音,免得政敌用来开玩笑。

        结论时给我个人看法:1、不要一定要等安华了,别让人民认为你们没有人才。必须开始栽培年轻有为的领袖,凸显一些人的形象。2、在西马,民联在第13届大选并没输,只是被裁在东马手中。3、“希望联盟”必须忍痛摒弃伊党,公正党必须即刻作决定,以布局来届大选。伊党声称跟新联盟合作一对一对打国阵,请问怎样打?伊党肯定不会放弃目前跳槽诚信党议员的议席,若由伊党出征,华裔肯定不支持。在混合选区,若伊党,诚信党和巫统对打,非马来人就是造王者。那马来人选区三党对打怎么办?4、新联盟应该走的棋子应包括拉拢巫统的议员组成联盟,因为还有不少巫统党员是有正义的。要达成入主布城,“希望联盟”,你们还得靠巫统党员。不要再像上届满有信心,自以为是了!

        5、要拉拢东马的国阵政党加盟吗?是好主意,但我目前似乎看不到那些政党有任何动静。东马落后,地广人疏,人民多不能接触资讯。那里甚至有些选区约一千人就是一个国会选区,这情况就能以少少利益收买人心。啊,行动党的砂拉越梦和沙巴梦,我赞赏,但认为他们对来届大选可能白做了!但不要气馁,做多几届吧!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

为何国旗横摆游行倒反? During march, why placed the national flag upside down when held horizontally?

遵照既定禮儀‧遊行國旗“倒反”美麗誤會


(雪蘭莪‧八打靈再也31日訊)針對網民質疑國慶慶典遊行中的國旗倒反一事,大馬國防衛隊總部公共事務主任巴克提亞諾解釋,國旗遊行的禮儀是,國旗綁在旗桿的那一邊(即藍底及6道紅白相間的橫條)永遠先行,飛揚處(14道紅白相間的橫條)則在後。
  • 國旗遊行的禮儀是,國旗綁在旗桿上的那一邊(藍底及6道紅白相間的橫條)永遠先行,而且貴賓看到的藍底必須是在上方。(圖:星洲日報)
他說,因此,當國旗遊行的方向是從貴賓台的左到右,從貴賓台處看,國旗的藍底在貴賓眼裡就變成出現在右上方。

“反之,當國旗遊行的方向是從右到左,從貴賓台處看就如同平日所見(藍底在左上方)。”
他也補充,國旗禮儀也要求國旗的藍底在貴賓眼裡必須是在上方,而不能在下方。

“當遊行隊伍經過貴賓台時,隊員就會不同幅度地舉高國旗,讓國旗向貴賓台呈傾斜狀。”

(星洲日報)

来源:http://news.sinchew.com.my/node/441216

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

出席 净选盟 4.0 人数计算方法不 一 关德辉算给大家看




2015年08月31日 | 记者:郭振业 整理报导

净选盟4.0集会於昨天(30)晚上和平落幕。净选盟主办方宣称参与2天集会人数共超过50万人;各媒体与警方也提供自身估算数据,报导出席人数数据各不一。该如何计算出席集会者人数?本地艺人关德辉在面子书列出一道简单方程式计算集会人数的小撇步。
他於傍晚5时在面子书列出一道简单模式计算,並按照该方程式算出,出席人数共超过53万人。
「若一人佔地4方尺左右,一个长度2公里、宽度100米左右的人龙:
2000mX3.28英尺(ft)=6560英尺(ft)
100mX3.28英尺(ft)=328英尺(ft)
6560X328=2151680英尺(ft)²
2151680英尺(ft)² / 4 =537,920
基本上是超过53万的人潮。」
关德辉表示,以上数据还没加上这两天来来去去的短期参与者。他也称讚大马集会不比亚洲其它国际大城市如香港、臺湾、韩国等区域的示威活动逊色。
同时,他也祝愿马来西亚58岁生日快乐。
今年44岁的大马艺人关德辉是演员兼歌手,曾演过多部大马电影及电视剧,也曾赴香港发展,更发行过多张专辑。他的最新电影作品是《华Xiao英雄》。
计算出席集会人数方法
根据台湾泛科学网报导,计算出席集会人数方法有下列几种:
一是「雅克布斯法」(Jacobs Crowd Formula),是至今多为沿用的计算方法。以集会场地面积换算,依疏密程度,再乘以每单位面积的人数计算。这方法比较常用於静態的群眾集会,美国、韩国、菲律宾、新加坡等都用这方法计算集会人数。
此外,另一套计算方法是以面积来估算。假如游行人潮非常整齐排成一列一列,只要估算一列有几个人,一条街能容纳几排人,就能估算出一条街上参与游行人数。
另外,估算游行后遗留的垃圾,也是可用来计算人潮规模的方法之一。
来源:http://www.orientaldaily.com.my/entertainment/yl600784

Monday, August 31, 2015

500,000 were at Bersih 4, says organiser


31 August 2015 5.48 p.m.
The organiser of Bersih 4 sees the event as a huge success and that approximately 500,000 people had taken part in the rally.
"The total number of people who participated in Bersih 4, for the entire 34 hours, is estimated at 500,000," Bersih secretariat head Maria Chin Abdullah said at a press conference today.
Maria said Bersih, a coalition of NGOs pushing for electoral reforms, would consider hosting Bersih 5 if the demands made during the weekend's rally are not met.
"We will consider it. (But for now) we would like to reiterate our demands until they are fulfilled.
"We don't just want the prime minister to step down, but also to reform our institutions," she said.
The 34-hour rally on Saturday and Sunday saw tens of thousands of participants gathering, mainly along Jalan Tun Perak and aroundf Dataran Merdeka.
However, police estimates suggest that only 25,000 people took part on the first day.
Dr M's agenda
Meanwhile, Maria said she and the Bersih secretariat members were prepared for possible arrests, adding that their legal team was on standby.
On Dr Mahathir Mohamad's brief appearances at the rally, Maria's deputy Sarajun Hoda said the former prime minister had his own agenda.
"Firstly, he wants to see Najib step down. Secondly, he wants BN to be in power," said Sarajun.
Mahathir first visited the protest grounds on Saturday evening, stating that he was witnessing "people's power" and that the protesters should carry on.
Yesterday, Mahathir made another appearance, but made it clear that he was not supportive of Bersih's cause, which includes extensive institutional reforms to prevent abuse of power.
However, Mahathir said that street demonstrations were justifiable as a last resort, citing how Filipinos had to take to the streets to depose dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
Source: http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/310565

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

同性恋不是辩驳可解决的

The rainbow flag is a symbol of 
pride and LGBT social movements in use since the 1970s.
(Author's comment: So called "rainbow" is actually not a rainbow. 
A rainbow created by God is 7-colored, but theirs is 6-colored.)
(作者的评语:所谓的“彩虹”并不是彩虹。上帝创造的彩虹是七彩的,
而他们的却是六彩的。)

2015年7月7日
作者:陈亚伦牧师

      626日,美国最高法院以54判决同性恋行为在美国合法化。随即在社交网站和whatsApp等广泛被讨论。我有不少的基督徒朋友都愤愤不平传来各种反对的文章和信息,但我都无动于衷,没有加入为“Keyboard warrior”(键盘战士)行列。我对这议题似乎心已死!

        个中原因务必谈谈背景故事。我早在15年前是第一个跟欧阳文风在《星洲日报》展开笔战的小子,持续到三年前结束,太疲倦了!欧阳在过程中最终出柜承认是一个同性恋者,几年前竟然在美国成为牧师,也在马来西亚开设教会。

        报章刊登两派作者的言论,公说公有理,婆说婆有理,我发觉继续下去乃没完没了的。所谓心死,乃指若我在上述电子媒体大喊大叫又何用?美国还不是合法化了?全世界二十多个国家已经合法化了,陆续还有国家跟风的。

        反对的声音大多数来自基督徒,因为他们的圣经明文不允许同性恋。而佛教徒鲜少发言,因为佛经没有论到同性恋是罪。再加上轮回的教义,死者投胎,可能在下世男男结合,或女女结合,因果或许就是前缘未了,今世再续前缘。伊斯兰教义不允许同性恋,穆斯林也不高调谈论。在极权的伊斯兰国乃必须就地正法的!

        美国是一个只有几百年历史的新兴国家,以信仰耶稣为主,秉持“In God We Trust”(我们信靠上帝)为治国动力。随着外来的移民增加,及基督徒疏于家庭的宗教教育,基督徒的人数虽然还是占主要比率,但其中却不少是有名无实的。这可从各州公投堕胎合法化和同性恋合法化支持维护道德者节节败退即可见一斑。

        时代进展,人民强调人权,以尊重别人的选择为大前提,可以把道德抛诸于背后。孩子还幼小时做错事,但父母不可以体罚他们,孩子都有人权嘛!女性怀胎选择不要把腹中的孩子生下来,把胎堕了,大人以“我的”人权作这个决定,然而,为什么没有想到胎儿也有人权要活下来呢?

        如果支持同性恋的公投者和法官不是基督徒,不懂得圣经的话,基督徒无必要对他们生气。但若基督徒和教会也从坚守圣经立场到逐渐妥协的话,那才可怕!教会不力,又却骂政府,何解?我认为,若同性恋者决定信仰基督教,可以参加教会,只不过不要喧宾夺主,影响教会的信仰。若不然,最好他们组织自己的教会。

        事实上同性恋是一个很古老的行为,自从亚当和夏娃犯罪堕落后,人类就迅速败坏。亚当不久后,上帝降下硫磺与火焚烧道德沦丧(包括同性恋行为)之两座城市所多玛与蛾摩拉。总之,赞同和反对同性恋的互相辩驳,在末世的今天,是不会改变它会持续“兴旺”的趋势的。生活还是要过,就让创造人类的上帝主宰判决吧。

        澳洲在美国法院通过同性恋合法化几天后即签署保护教会圣职人员的法令,即圣职人员可以不主持同性恋者的结婚仪式而被追究责任。希望那些已经同性恋合法化的国家也这样做,以尊敬圣职人员的人权。最重要的是,教会和基督徒家庭本身要加强读经,祷告和宣教。

Monday, June 22, 2015

支持行动党马来西亚政治斗争长跑

2015年6月22日
作者:陈亚伦


陈亚伦(右)与沙末赛益(中)摄于可拉那再也体育场

  马来西亚经过半世纪的长大,看到不少国家越长越衰,总引以为戒。要国家好,虽然我们只有少群正义公民,就必须去芜存菁,不过这是逆流而上的使命。很多人不肯付代价,因为抱着“多一事不如少一事”心态,所以宁愿不敢作出大胆的动作,乱一点不要紧,只要不影响他们的日常作息就足够矣!

        我看到行动党就是国家中流砥柱之一,所以有几方面我要鼓励它们不要心软,政治斗争是长跑接力赛,途中必定很多人放弃,因为许多旁人向你泼冷水,但别放弃,因为陆续会有新血加入阵容。

        一、 制定两线制。因着伊斯兰党在民联不合作,原则上阵线应该不复存在,别藕断丝连,还拉拉扯扯干嘛?行动党必须向伊党高唱那首老歌“再回头我也不要你”,歌词真适合你俩!所以行动党必须致力于找能够合作的伙伴来组新阵线,若加入的政党是以国家利益为大前提的话,两线制的实现机率就会大跃进。

        二、超越种族和宗教的政治。在大马一个多元种族和宗教的国家,单一种族和
单一宗教的政党及政治是国家的致命伤。如果国家的领导人出发点是为了自己的种族和宗教斗争,其实就是转牛角尖,至终没空间好转!行动党是个超种族的政党,但向来都给人有意无意乱骂为华人政党。不过近来行动党做得好,马来族开始加进来,诸如几天前国家文学家沙末赛益加入是好事。它们必须加强招收年轻有为的马来族,好过看伊党面色来浪费时间且模糊了焦点!

        三、带领大马作利民的改革。民联不复存在,找伙伴组阵线,未来政治演变什么
状况都可能出现。开明派 PasMa,基本上从那些人的表现和言论都看到他们有推动改革的品质。他们也表明若成立政党,会收非穆斯林人士作党员。只是美中不足的,乃是它们还沿用 Pas 这个名称,摆脱不了宗教色彩。以宗教治国对异己是不公的,我建议它们采用超越宗教斗争的党号更有说服力。

        不能预料的变化状况可多,包括诸如行动党元老林吉祥曾表达自己的意思,希望那些愿意拯救大马沉沦的人士,无论在朝在野都可以合作。巫统也有一群为了国家的乱七八糟状况而担心的国会议员,加上砂拉越和沙巴的一些国阵国会议员,因着有些对两州人民长期争取的课题受到中央政府无下文对待而不满的,不久他们会不会另有“意中人”呢?那么不必等到第14届全国大选,大马政治真的会实现林吉祥的宏景了吗?这个开斋节之后,将陆续看到清晰状况了吧?

致退出行动党的林汉龙公开信

2015年6月22日
作者:陈亚伦

伊斯兰党不及格
照片来源:http://watan-online.com/?p=3408


  林汉龙先生622日刊登在《星洲日报》“言路版”的文章“退出DAP公开信”(http://opinions.sinchew.com.my/node/36840?tid=38),我作个回应。本人不属任何政党党员,只是经常关注马来西亚的时事,有时会以文字发表看法。

        无论什么事情,“原则”是非常重要的。民联由三党组成,大家签署联盟共同的政策后,务必遵守。若有一方违反,是违反者毁约,而不是他人。现在,伊斯兰党在没有跟另两个伙伴政党的商讨下,偷偷向国会提呈“伊斯兰刑事法”私人法案,请问是谁毁约?伊党也偷偷跟巫统谈判结盟的可能性,一脚踏两船,请问是谁背叛了谁?

       就举个例,如果林汉龙跟两个朋友要搞一个企业,目标是成为大马最大的企业。但其中一个伙伴经常跟另一个势力庞大的同样企业暗中谈合作的可能性,请问你还能够容忍他下去吗?你还会不受到你们的企业遭他带来的威胁性吗?

        行动党过去一年已经很努力给伊党很多回头的机会了,但直至6月份伊党的党大会通过跟行动党断交的议案后,行动党给伊党的机会已经到了尽头矣!

        从伊党三番四次的背叛民联的动作,难道林汉龙没看到它们的只为自己种族和宗教斗争的政党吗?两年前505大选,隔日506巫统与伊党即开始谈判合作。真的如果当时民联胜得执政权的话,也给伊党背叛而再由国阵执政呢!

        林汉龙为什么还认为民联必须维护继续三党合作?第14届大选还有最迟三年即出现伊党露出马脚的事,乃是上天给大马的恩典。不然,行动党若假装三党仍然合作没事的话,那才是为了想执政国家而出卖支持者呢!若还是维持三党的民联出战下届大选的话,你还能相信伊党在选举后不会搞破坏吗?

        在此民联闹剧,反而我认为公正党更虚伪。阿兹敏或许就是为了继续坐那把大臣椅子,不愿意接受民联已死的事实。你看民联三党,谁是在上届大选真正努力致使政局变天的政党呢?民联三党在大选的群众大会都在喊口号“Ini kali lah!”(就是这次了!)。许多不满国阵的人民以为那次真的会政局变天。喊归喊,但另两党却不如行动党说到行到,不惜调派强将攻打不一定会胜的选区。猛龙过江,它们却有可能就溺死者江中!真的上天不负苦心人,行动党比前一届增加了10个国会议席,公正党反而少一席,伊党少两席!甚至公正党实权领袖安华都不敢博,要攻打霹雳巫统强区却想打不打!如果另外两个盟党都各自增加10个议席的话,大马政治形势就不一样矣!

        林汉龙,你的意思是认为行动党走错棋,应该容忍下去,民联三党维持原状吗?你对行动党的四项控诉,真的看得那么透彻吗?这四项是:一、政治形象恶劣。二、政治EQ差。三、政治能力低。四、政治文化烂。这番言论很熟悉,哦,对,是巫统常常诬告政敌的言论!

        国阵已经执政了60年,而在野政党正在起步,努力结盟来斗争,万事起头难,林汉龙应该要知道。所以不要希望改变能够一步登天,如果民联在吵吵闹闹也是成长必经之路。吵闹更好,不吵闹才可怕。你看,国阵的成员党,从一开始平起平坐,大家都敢发言,但最终由强势的巫统控制言论,其他成员党明知巫统做错事也只敢怒而不敢言。看看马华和民政党,关乎影响国家前途的事情,按良心纵容,至终必被淘汰。大马的老一辈已经消失了,年轻人看东西不再是像前辈那般怕事的,而是据理力争的一辈。

        行动党不停地争取时间,致使马来西亚的政治改革。国家的不利课题天天在膨胀,行动党并不会无视。行则变,变则通!民联完蛋了,不要紧,再组织新联盟。行动党努力召集那些为了国家利益而斗争的人士加入行列,尤其是年轻人,他们超越种族和宗教观念,乃值得支持。马来西亚人活在这个国家,不是单单为了自己的种族和宗教斗争,如果我们来到一天连衣食住行对应付不来的话,那么你的种族和宗教优越感对你有什么帮助呢?

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林漢龍‧退出DAP公開信



致民主行動黨:

本人決定退出行動黨。此信內容已經通過電郵寄至行動黨,可是遲遲沒有收到回應,為了讓本人的看法讓行動黨高層看到,只好把退黨信變成了公開信。

本人最初是受到潘儉偉的政治演說的影響而加入行動黨。505大選也自願當了一名選票PACABA小組長。

那時,覺得行動黨的領袖還有大將之風,行動黨的理念可以治國,所以鼎力支持。

針對火箭月亮風波事件,我對行動黨的政治智慧深感失望。此黨已經不是我原來支持的行動黨;原來不是人人都是我敬佩的“潘儉偉”。

個人退黨理由如下:

(一)政治形象惡劣

不排除媒體有片面的報道,但是林吉祥,林冠英為首的一線領袖的形象越來越自大,應該不是空穴來風。

比如近期回應於伊黨分裂的事件,得理不饒人,火上加油的氣勢,我不能苟同。分分合合乃政治兵家常事,以一個融合的馬來西亞為大前提,運籌政治智慧穩固民聯為大局才是大事。
可惜在這非常時期,不論在東馬西馬的火箭領袖的表現,我只看到了剛烈的焚天燒海,卻看不到深思熟慮的穩重。這樣的領袖,如何治國?

(二)政治EQ差

哈迪阿旺說,民聯三大巨頭,各有自己的議程,本來就是眾所周知的。反對腐敗,反對強權才是民聯共同的目標。異中求同,就是伊黨開出最好的下台級。可是DAP認為同床異夢,非友既敵,選擇在伊黨大會期間不留餘地的杯葛而且對空謾罵。如此不友善,不禮貌的行動等同於用行動來說:斷交。伊黨大會,大勝的保守派吞得下這口氣他們就是窩囊!所以伊黨宣佈跟行動黨一刀兩斷,本來就是孤掌難鳴的事,也並非一日之寒。

促使民聯關係破滅,行動黨難辭其究。這樣的黨,如何處理未來更大的國事與衝突?

(三)政治能力低

伊法落實事件,行動黨的激烈反對本人贊同。但是在激烈反對後,有沒有協商,包容與諒解?民聯合作擁抱之前之後大家都清清楚楚知道伊黨的這個議程。這是一個公開的計時炸彈。現在炸彈引爆了,行動黨都還沒有找到折中的解決方按,這讓我懷疑,1.行動黨一開始就是為了選票,明知山中有虎,偏向虎山行。2.行動黨的政治手腕與能力另我失望。再來,哈迪阿旺跟巫統眉來眼去以是不爭的事實。在關係緊張的當而,行動黨又提出新民聯的概念。這不止斷送了民聯的希望與未來,還可能撮合伊巫聯線。如此短視的言論,真的不敢相信是來自於行動黨高層。

(四)政治文化爛

上樑不正下樑歪,行動黨高層領袖牙尖嘴利,批鬥兇狠的習慣根深蒂固。這導致越來越多的行動黨支持者在網上有如政治暴民,把批評行動黨的言論罵的狗血淋頭。如果去小城鎮的咖啡點轉一轉,打聽一下,不難發現很多樸素的叔伯都對行動黨領袖的作風怨言四起。本人認為,行動黨一線領袖沒有做好政治文化模範,導致一部份的行動黨領袖與黨員態度惡劣,不可一世,政治文化低落。借一句馬華名言,魚頭爛了,換政府,路在何方?
505的熱血退下了,民聯的挑戰才是真正的到來。本人希望你把我的名字從會員名單刪除的同時也認真地深思我提出的四點看法。

謝謝。

林漢龍

Sunday, June 21, 2015

WSJ: Najib used 1MDB's funds for GE13

4:15PM Jun 19, 2015

Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report today claimed that 1MDB's funds were used to bankroll Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's campaign in the 13th general election.

The report said this was achieved by having 1MDB make overpriced purchase of power assets from Genting Group in 2012.

Genting then made a donation to a foundation controlled by Najib before the 13th general election and it claimed the funds were used for campaigning.

"The 1MDB fund in October 2012 acquired a Genting unit that owned a 75 percent stake in a 720-megawatt gas-fired power plant near Kuala Lumpur.

"The price, which was equivalent to about US$740 million at the time, came to RM2.3 billion.

"A few months after the sale, a unit of Genting called Genting Plantations Bhd made a donation of about US$10 million to a Najib-linked charity, according to a spokesperson for Genting Plantations," said the report.

The foundation, WSJ said, was Yayasan Rakyat 1Malaysia, which lists Najib as chairperson on its website.

"Though set up to help underprivileged Malaysians through education and sport, this charity soon got involved in spending that appeared designed to help Najib retain power in the May 2013 election," it said.



1MDB, which has accumulated RM41.8 billion in debt, is owned by the Finance Ministry, a portfolio held by Najib.

'Spent millions'

WSJ said 1MDB's purchase of Genting's stake in the power asset was around five times what it was then worth.

"The price, which was equivalent to about US$740 million at the time, came to RM2.3 billion.

"Genting later reported it had a 1.9 billion ringgit extraordinary gain on this sale, implying a value for its stake in the power plant of just 400 million ringgit - or less than one-fifth what 1MDB paid for it.

"In a second sign that 1MDB paid a high price, the fund’s financial statement for the fiscal year ended in March 2013 said the power unit’s property, plant and equipment were worth a little under RM500 million at the time of acquisition," it said.
 

WSJ said the "donations" to Yayasan Rakyat 1Malaysia were then poured into the election campaign in Penang for BN's bid to recapture the state.

"It and other charities linked to the government spent millions of dollars before the voting in Penang, a northern state that was an important election battleground.

"Najib visited Penang during the campaign and announced that Yayasan Rakyat 1Malaysia would donate RM2 million to two local schools.

"These schools serve Chinese communities that are not a poor demographic but whose support would be crucial to win votes in the area," it said.

'Goldman pushed to raise money before GE13'

It said regulators found the charity had failed to file its required financial status since 2013.

WSJ added that Goldman Sachs, which received a handsome commission for raising US$3 billion (RM11.22 billion) in bonds for 1MDB, was pressed to do so quickly shortly before the general election.

"Goldman Sachs Group Inc arranged the bond sale and took on extra risk to get the deal done quickly at 1MDB’s request, according to a person familiar with the matter, earning unusually high profits as a result," it said.

Shortly after the general election, Kinibiz reported that Genting made an unexpected RM190 million in donations, believed to be related to the election.

"Analysts were puzzled that the Genting group made such a huge donation, and that too spread out over several companies, in just one quarter, significantly impacting its bottom line.

"They speculated that the so-called donations could be election-related, using charities as fronts. It is normally unthinkable that such large contributions were made to charities, Kinibiz quoted an analyst as saying.

The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) did not directly address the allegation in the WSJ report.

“Unfortunately, the prime minister’s political opponents, unwilling to accept his record or the facts, continue to try to undermine him with baseless smears and rumours for pure political gain," the PMO told WSJ.

WSJ said it was told by 1MDB to refer the matter to Genting. Genting Group declined to comment.

Malaysiakini has contacted the PMO, 1MDB and Genting Group on the WSJ report and is awaiting their responses.

Source: http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/302433

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Pakatan's death announced, DAP seeks new allies

12:39PM Jun 16, 2015

Penang chief minister and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng today announced that Pakatan Rakyat has met its demise.

"The DAP central executive committee (last night) accepts the PAS muktamar's motion to sever ties with DAP and effectively, that Pakatan ceases to exist.

"As Pakatan was formed by the three parties based on consensus and bound by the common policy framework, the PAS muktamar's motion effectively killed off Pakatan.

"Pakatan therefore ceases to exist," he added in a media statement.

Lim said DAP will work with PKR and other forces who aspire to see the end of Umno and BN's one-party rule to reshape and realign Malaysian politics with the aim of winning Putrajaya for the people.
"DAP will work towards a broad based and principled new coalition that shall emerge to fill the political vacuum that can rekindle hopes of change to realise our Malaysian dream for a better future for all,"
he added.


As for the Selangor state government, he said DAP will support for the leadership of Selangor Menteri Besar Mohd Azmin Ali to re-frame the state government with  a new functioning coalition.

This, he added, must be based on the common policy and the Selangor GE 2013 election manifesto that received an overwhelming mandate of more than 60% of the popular vote.


Hadi caused Pakatan paralysis

Delving into history, Lim said Pakatan was formed on April 1, 2008 as a joint response by DAP, PKR and PAS to the deep yearning for political change by Malaysian voters following the political tsunami of the 12th GE in 2008.

"With the massive support from Malaysians, the opposition won more than one-thirds of parliamentary seats and five state governments.

"The leaders of DAP, PKR and PAS agreed to form Pakatan with a set of shared principles in the hope of uniting all anti-Umno/BN forces to bring forth a new era of politics and governance of integrity, accountability and democracy in a progressive Malaysia.

"It was agreed then that decision making in Pakatan would be based on consensus and mutual trust at the leadership council.

"The coalition was not meant to be a coalition of convenience but one that is guided by ideas, principles and ideals for a new Malaysia," he added.

However, Lim said in several major incidents over the past year, including the Selangor menteri besar crisis, decisions agreed upon by the leadership council was violated by PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang.

This, he added, resulted in near-paralysis of the coalition.

He said the situation was exacerbated by Hadi’s willingness to forge a unity government with Umno and his support for Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak despite the 1MDB imbroglio.

"The breach of promise made personally by Hadi at the leadership council on Feb 10 to discuss the hudud laws proposed by PAS first with Pakatan partners before being tabled to the Kelantan state assembly or a private motion by Hadi in Parliament further immobilised the entire leadership council.

"This breach of promise by Hadi was followed by the momentous decision on June 6, when the PAS muktamar, the general assembly and the highest authority of the party, accepted without debate a motion to sever ties with DAP," he added.


Source: http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/302006