Friday, April 8, 2011

GIVE THEM HOPE - CHANGE!


201147日在拉让公园听完行动党讲座后的感想

改变 —— 给我们的孩子带来真正的胜利

各位砂拉越的人民,

今晚我无法入眠,不知你们是不是也在心中思考着未来。当你发现你看到的和听到的不一样时,你早应该知道国阵将在这次的砂拉越州选继续愚弄你们,再一次的让你们后悔多5年,然后继续这样下去……

你们不一定要到行动党的讲座会听政党领袖们高谈阔论、批评国阵的腐败、高唱“改变”,你只要用心看一看你的周围,然后想一想我要一个怎样的家园,然后你就会知道“改变”是你的权力。为了拥有更好的生活,你必须改变!国阵执政砂州43年来,一直误导人民,让人民以为“改变”是要过河——但过河很难,因为那一座桥还没有建好。

那座“桥”在哪里?为什么还没有建好?人民几时可以渡河到更好的彼岸?

国阵政府的贪污腐败和金钱政治已经让马来西亚的硬体发展和人文发展被忽略了。那座迫切需要的“桥”最终只能变成一种要求改变的口号。人民要“改变”,但国阵继续跟人民说:“建桥真的很难,需要很多时间,请你给我更多时间!”——桥最终没有建好,人民每天划舢板过河。

想问你,“马来西亚”没有了谁不行?马来西亚没有了人民的决心,不行!那座桥就是你要的马来西亚——马来西亚人的马来西亚,平等的政策,安全的生活环境,公平法律的权益保证,人民丰衣足食,国家风调雨顺。

在“诗巫补选”中,行动党让人民看到了他们建桥的信心。人民开始委托民联建桥,那个还在找诸多籍口的国阵开始着急,继续呼吁人民给他们更多的时间。

我叫追求改变中的西马的朋友不需要替砂州人民担心,他们知道水灾、知道路陷、知道贪污、知道白毛、知道“改变”并不难。

不要听人家说建桥很难,改变很难,不要忘记白毛已经在对岸。5年才坐一次飞机回来丢给你们几个穷钱、几句谎言,然后吵着你说:“投我!投我!”

让我们一起替我们的孩子建一座人人都可渡过的桥,好吗?请你替他们做一个明智的决定,好吗?这一次的州选,无论如何并不是行动党的胜利,是人民的胜利,你的孩子的胜利!他们不会感谢行动党,他们会感谢你!你所做的一切不都是为了他们吗?

孩子们或许听不懂台上的人在讲什么,但谁不知道他们需要一个廉洁公正的政府?我从他们的眼中看到了最真挚的期待——那就是“改变”!

作者:陈欣瀛(槟城)

Xin-Ying Tan







7 comments:

Anonymous said...

现在人民联合党呼吁砂罗越华籍选民投票给他们,否则面对朝中无人的局面,那不正是马华和民政党,308 2008 大选前对半岛华籍选民说的话吗?结果如何?五州落入民联的手中!今天槟城和雪兰莪的州政府不是很好吗?最少行政比较透明,少贪污,州预算有盈余。最简易的方法是:比较国阵和民联的领袖,看那一类比较清廉,自然会找到答案。

shanghaistephen said...

wah....not bad ah Bernard....OCBC oso can write in chinese ah ?

btw...I know it was not meant for me to read....but I believe the message is the same...IT IS WRITTEN ON THE WALLS AND CORRIDORS OF EVERY LONGHOUSE IN SARAWAK....
"CHANGE IS NOW....UBAH !"

Cheers bro and take care !

elizabeth said...

A translation of aunty Ubah’s letter to all Sarawakians.

My reflections after attending a DAP Ceramah on 7th April 2011

UBAH! DELIVER THE REAL VICTORY TO OUR CHILDREN!

Dear Sarawakians,

Tonight, I am restless, I could not find sleep. I wonder, are you too like me, also pondering about our future. When you discover to your dismay, that BN’s promises are not translated into action, you should know already, that the BN is out to fool you once again at this coming state election. They intend to once again, let you live with regret for another 5 years, and the next and the next…

You don’t have to attend a ceramah to hear the speakers articulate the issues, nor their critique of BN’s corruption, or rendition of the UBAH melody. You only need to carefully survey your surroundings, and ask yourself, what sort of country you would like to live in. Then you will come to the conclusion that, UBAH is your God given right. You must UBAH, so that you can have a better livelihood. BN has ruled Sarawak for 43 years, and all the time it has been misleading the people, deceiving them into believing that to UBAH, they must cross a mighty river…. O what a difficult thing to do, because a bridge has not yet been set in place!!

Where is that bridge?? Why hasn’t it been built? When can the people be able to cross the river for a better life across the yonder shore?

Development of the state’s basic infrastructure as well as the socio and economic conditions had been sorely neglected, robbed by the corruption and money politics practised by the BN government. So much so that the much needed ‘bridge’ has become a rallying call for change. The people want UBAH, but BN continues to tell us that, “Building the bridge is not an easy task, it takes much time to complete it. Please give us more time.” Sadly, in the end, the bridge will never be built and the people have to cross the river in their sampan.

Let me ask you a question, who in Malaysia is indispensable? Well, it will be hopeless if the people are not determined. That ‘bridge’ is the Malaysia you long for. A Malaysia for all Malaysians, a Malaysia that offers equal opportunities, safe and secure neighborhood, a fair legal system, economic wellbeing and a peace and harmonious nation.

During the Sibu by-election, the people had shown their determination to build that bridge. The people had begun to entrust the task of building that bridge to the Pakatan Rakyat. This worries the BN much, but yet, all they can do is to ask the people for more time!!

Let me say this to you our West Malaysian friends who are seeking change, you need not be unduly worried about our Sarawakian brothers and sisters. They are not ignorant, they know all about the floods, the potholes, the corruption, the ‘white hair one’, and they know that UBAH is not difficult.

Please do not be swayed by the BN’s talk that building the bridge is very hard, nor that effecting change in Sarawak is difficult. Don’t forget that the ‘white hair’ is already in the opposite shore across the river, in the land of plenty. He flies in to see you every 5 years, and drop you a dime or two, weave a few lies, and then demand that you “vote me, vote me”.

Together, for our children’s sake, let us be determined to build a bridge that everyone can use. Can I plead with you, on their behalf, to make a wise decision this time? Bear in mind, the victory of the DAP or Pakatan at this state election is your victory, and your children’s victory!! Your children would have you to thank for, for just such a victory.

The children who attend the ceramah may not understand what is being spoken of, but undoubtedly, they have a dire need for a just and righteous government. I can see it in their eyes, their desire and longing for just such a day. That’s UBAH!

zorro said...

Shang,its written by a lady comrade.She spoke about it after she shot the picture of those kids on Thursday night ceremah and decided to put her thoughts together. I told her I will post it.

zorro said...

ELI,thanks a heap. I owe you a treat.Where and when?

xinyingtan said...

thank you Elizabeth for doing the translation! I owe u a treat too!Can i use it to circulate to my English reading friends! We need to spread the messages to as many people as possible during this campaign period! Let's UBAH together!

elizabeth said...

Dear Zorro, glad to be of service... xingying, feel free to use it..