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新加坡民主党主席黄淑仪博士: 向赛.查哈利致敬!

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(中/英文版)向赛.查哈利致敬

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又一位在1950和1960年代永垂不朽的反殖民主义的战士与我们永别了。

不同于历史。

年纪88岁的赛.查哈利静悄悄地离开了。他一生中的峥嵘岁月大部分都献给了新加坡的反殖民主义和独立斗争,以及在李光耀统治下的牢狱度过17年。

他外表冷静但显示着钢铁般的斗志!他面对着长期不经审讯的监禁,仍然坚持不拿自己的原则做交易以换取从牢狱里释放出来。

傅树介医生曾经公开地说,

李光耀就是“一个政治儒夫”。他也说,只有儒夫才会求助于监牢来对付他的政治对手,而不是让对手在同一个平台就自己理想与他们进行辩论,让最好者最终获胜。

赛爷爷曾经是马来语文报章《马来前锋报》的总编辑。他在1961年领导了一场为争取报章独立自主长达93天罢工斗争。他在1963年2月2日冷藏行动下的被捕的,这是当选为前新加坡人民党的主席后隔天被捕的。行动党对他感到恐惧是因为他不仅仅受到马来族同胞尊敬,而是由于他精通三种语言,普遍。受英文教育和受华文教育受到选民欢迎和共同尊敬的政治人物。

我有幸在几年前马来西亚吉隆坡与他见过几次面。尽管他的身体健康不是很好,他的性格永远都是保持着开朗和乐观。当我们要在芳林公园举行预期即将到来纪念冷藏行动50周年纪念时,他尝试要到新加坡来参与。然而,身体的不便行动让他无法成行。但是,这一切却阻挡不了他接见来自新加坡、马来西亚以及世界各地的访客。

安息吧!赛爷爷。

民主党新加坡民主党主席:

黄淑仪博士

Tribute to Said Zahari

Another unsung hero from our anti-colonial struggle in the 1950s and early 1960s has left us. Unlike the victors of history,

Said Zahari, age 88, went quietly as he had done for the most part of his life, be it when he was fighting against the British for Singapore’s independence or when he sat in prison for 17 years under Lee Kuan Yew’s rule.

His calm demeanour belied a spirit of steel that saw him bear the cruelty of long imprisonment without trial and yet not for a moment compromising on his principles to seek release from incarceration.

Pak Said had publicly called

Lee Kuan Yew “a political coward”. He had said only a coward would resort to jailing his opponents instead of taking them in a political contestation of ideas and letting the best man win.

Pak Said was editor-in-chief of the Malay-language Utusan Melayu who led the 93-day strike for editorial independence in 1961. He was elected president of Partai Rakyat just one day before he was arrested in Operation Cold Store on 2 February 1963. He was much feared by the PAP as he was held in high esteem by both the English-speaking and the Chinese-speaking people, not to mention the Malays. His proficiency in the three languages contributed to his popularity among the electorate.

I had the privilege of having met him a couple of times in his home in Kuala Lumpur a few years back. Despite his ill health, he was cheerful and gentle as always and contemplated coming down to Singapore to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Operation Cold Store at Hong Lim Speakers’ Corner. His physical immobility thwarted that plan but he never stopped receiving streams of visitors from Singapore and elsewhere in Malaysia and the rest of the world.

May you rest in peace, Pak Said.

 

民主党Singapore Democratic Party

Dr Wong Souk Yee


Chair

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