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(中/英文版)王惠楠医生告诉历史的真相:一个具有近代历史意义的事件 Wong Wee Nam: “A near-historic moment”

一个具有近代历史意义的事件

詹时中与徐顺全

在他的著作:《教师、思索者与叛逆者,为什么?——爱国者徐顺全》一书的章节里,王惠楠医生回忆起他尽力把詹时中先生回到民主党:

在大约接近2010年年末,詹时中先生与新加坡民主联盟主席之间有些问题。这个矛盾最终导致詹时中先生和他所属的新加坡人民党必须离开新加坡民主联盟。

201012月,在《网络公民》(TOC)主持的《面对面座谈会》上,我与詹时中先生见面。他说,他要与我谈谈。他邀请我参加新加坡人民党驻足的圣诞节聚会。会后我们继续在他的家里喝茶。在他家里,他提出了有意参加集选区的选举。他邀请我成为他的集选区的候选人之一。我告诉他,我有一个比较好的想法。我邀请他、他的太太、我的朋友陈祥源(Bentley Tan到我的家里听我提出的建议。

在这次的集会里, 我们提出了我们如何能够协助詹时中先生留下一个永久的遗产。基于他与新加坡民主联盟之间产生的问题,我们意识到公众的印象是詹时中先生一个人在扮演独角戏的角色必须得到解决。

我们要大众铭记着詹时中先生是通过自己第一次的政治斗争而创立了新加坡民主联盟的。不是哪些人可以一起掌控着新加坡民主联盟的。他需要向新加坡人民展示自己的宽容大量和具有远大理想的。

我和陈祥源(Bentley Tan)的想法是,

在目前环境里最好的组织和最快恢复元气的政党就是新加坡民主党。他们拥有一支具有献身精神、高瞻远瞩、扎实的理论基础、智慧实力和具有良好资源的团队。

从我们所感觉到的是,

他们(指新加坡民主党)不会不愿意与詹时中先生一起工作。在他们的常年晚宴上,他们的第13届纪念特刊和集会上,他们都没有忘记詹时中先生是新加坡民主党的创立者。在播放有关党的建设的视频里,他们甚至强调这个历史事实。

我和陈祥源(Bentley Tan)都认为,假设詹时中先生能够重新回到新加坡民主党一起出厂价集选区的竞选将会是有着历史里程碑的时刻。

他将会被视为是(新加坡民主党)元老回到自己老家一样。这对于象征反对党团结一致具有极其高度的象征意义。这也将意味着(新加坡民主党之间的和谐和紧密的关系)。我们坚信,一旦实现这个局面将会在群众中产生积极的看法。

我们向詹时中先生保证,徐顺全将会接受我们的看法。詹时中夫妇同意我们安排双方一方一次非正式的见面,以便看看这个想法如何实现。我与徐顺全联系,并把自己的想法告诉了他。他同意尽快与詹时中夫妇见面。

鉴于适逢当时选举的气氛正在炙热中,报馆记者正在四处寻找有关新闻,为此,我们决定双方的见面不适宜在公开场合,我们决定在副秘书长陈两裕(John Tan Liang Joo)家里作为会面地点。

当我们于2011年在陈两裕(John Tan Liang Joo)见面。双方并没有因为初始见面那种尴尬的局面,而是直接进入了坦诚和热情的讨论。我们建议詹时中先生回到新加坡民主党担任类似于资政的领导人带领一支团队参加集选区的竞选。我们的讨论并没有立即达致决议,各方提出要回去考虑有关的问题。

接下来的会谈地点是在京皇酒店(Hotel Royal)的三轮车咖啡厅(Trishaw Coffeehouse)进行。在这几天里,徐顺全和詹时中不再忌讳于在公共场所的会面了。

詹时中先生建议在这里见面。当时它是新加坡民主党中委会经常用来开会和许多重大决定的地点都是在这里做出的。因此这个地点是值得怀旧的。

当天晚上的见面同样还是无法达致任何最终的决定。

在两个星期后,又在同一个地点举行另一次的会谈。詹时中先生终于说,他积极倾向于在新加坡民主党旗下参与下一届的大选。徐顺全博士没有意见。

徐顺全甚至提出了策划一个迎接詹时中先生回到新加坡民主党的盛大欢迎仪式。他提出了在接下来的星期六傍晚六点在欢迎詹时中先生的正式常年晚宴后,新加坡民主党的新闻网站上上载詹时中的讲话……

请阅读王惠楠医生的章节:“顺全:个人的观点”和其他与徐顺全博士接触后的感言。徐顺全博士的书籍将于2015411日星期六正式出版发行。

 

Wong Wee Nam: “A near-historic moment”

 

詹时中与徐顺全

In his chapter in the book Teacher, Thinker, Rebel, Why? Portraits of Chee Soon Juan, Dr Wong Wee Nam recounted his effort to bring Mr Chiam See Tong back into the SDP fold:

Some time towards the end of 2010, Mr Chiam See Tong was having some problem in the Singapore Democratic Alliance of which he was Chairman. The differences finally reached a stage when he had to leave the SDA and withdraw his Singapore People’s Party from the Alliance.

On 20 December 2010, at the Face-to-Face Forum organised by The Online Citizen, Mr Chiam met me and said he wanted to talk to me. He invited me to his SPP Christmas party and later on to have coffee at his residence. At his house he revealed he intended to contest a GRC and wanted me to consider joining his team. I told him I had a better idea and invited him, his wife, Lina, and my friend, Bentley Tan, to my house a week later to listen to my proposal.

At that meeting, we explored how we could help Mr Chiam leave a lasting legacy. With his problems with the SDA,

all of us acknowledged that the public perception of Mr Chiam as a one-man show needed to be addressed. We wanted the public to remember Mr Chiam as the leader he was when he fought his first political battles and built SDP into a potent force, not someone who could not hold the SDA together. He needed to show Singapore he was magnanimous and had big ideas.

Bentley and I thought that

the best organized and most resilient party at that moment was the SDP. They had a very dedicated and focused team, strong ideological backbone and intellectual muscle, and good resources. From what we sensed, they were not averse to working with Mr Chiam. In their annual dinner, their thirtieth anniversary magazine and at rallies, Mr Chiam was always acknowledged as the founder. In their video presentation about the party, that fact was always emphasised.

Both of us felt that

if Mr Chiam rejoined the SDP to contest the GRC it would be a momentous and historic moment. He would be like a patriarch returning home to his roots. It would be the ultimate symbol of opposition unity. There would also be sense of reconciliation and closure. We believed the reaction from the public would be positive.

We assured him we could get Soon Juan to accept the idea. The Chiams agreed to an informal meeting with Soon Juan to see how they could work the thing out. I contacted Soon Juan and gave him a summary of my proposal. He agreed readily to meet up with the Chiams.

As election fever was in the air, with reporters snooping around, we decided the meeting should not be in public and chose the then Assistant Secretary-General John Tan Liang Joo’s house as the venue.

When we met at John’s house in January, the initial awkwardness gave way to a frank and cordial discussion. We proposed that Mr Chiam return to SDP as a mentor-like leader to lead a team to contest a GRC. No decision was reached that night and everyone was asked to return home and think about it.

A subsequent meeting was held at Trishaw Coffeehouse in Hotel Royal.

In a matter of days, Chee and Chiam no longer had any reservations about meeting in public. Mr Chiam suggested this place because it was nostalgic as his old SDP had used it for their CEC meetings and made many important decisions there.

That night again no firm conclusion was reached.

Two weeks later, there was another meeting at the coffeehouse.

Mr Chiam finally said he was keen to go with the proposal to contest the next GE under the SDP. Dr Chee had no objection.

He even showed that he had thought the whole thing through by bringing out a master plan listing out the sequence of events for Chiam’s homecoming. He would draft out Chiam’s speech to be released the following week on the SDP web-news at 6pm. This would be followed by Chiam’s official return at the SDP Annual Dinner…

Read Dr Wong’s chapter titled “Soon Juan: A Personal Perspective” as well as other contributors’ views of, and dealings with, Dr Chee. The book will be launched on 11 April 2015, Saturday.


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(中/英文版本)民主党武吉巴督补选候选人徐顺全博士: 有效率的市镇会是民主党的首要任务 Chee announces candidacy: Effective TC management top priority

民主党

SDP以下为民主党秘书长徐顺全博士在主席宣布为武吉巴督单选区补选候选人的讲话全文:

有效率的市镇会是民主党的首要任务

假设我有幸被获选为武吉巴督国会议员的话,我的首要任务将确保武吉巴督市镇会是一个有效率和生产力的市镇管理会。

民主党的目标是要超越目前行动党管理的市镇会的管理水平。我们将会为自己设定一个透明化和负责任标准的市镇会的管理制度。

我们同时将会首创一个新型的市镇会的管理制度。这个制度将会是由武吉巴督区人民共同参与策划和管理自己的社区的市镇会。

我们的第一个目标是确保行动党管理的市镇会工作的完整移交。为了达到这个移交目标,我们将会成立一个工作移交小组。它将在3个工作日里按照以下的程序进行工作移交事务。

(民主党接管后的,下同。)武吉巴督市镇会将不会委托任何管理公司进行管理市镇会的一切事物。我们将聘用合格和有经验的专业人士成为我们的部分管理人员和处理区内居民关注的事务。

武吉巴督市镇会将保留目前大部分仍然在裕廊市镇会里的武吉巴督市镇会的职员。这样将会有助于我们新的工作团队到现场进行接收(行动党)市镇会的移交工作。

民主党已经列出详细的管理市镇会管理的计划。这个计划是关于如何有效和顺利的接管(行动党)市镇会及其工作。我们已经特别说明了接管工作在首个30天的工作任务和接下来的100天的工作任务。这个100天的工作任务如下:

  1. 提交一份完整的有关过度和移交的报告;

  2. 编制一份清晰的市镇会的预算计划;

  3. 呈报第一份财务临时报表;

  4. 编制市镇会第一个12个月武吉巴督市镇会的工作计划表;

  5. 编制一份有效率的维修保养计划。

我 们的任务不仅仅是管理武吉巴督市镇会区内的事务。我们将会培养一个成功的市镇。那就是让区内居民能够感受到属于自己的独特性。这样的独特性是社区和市镇会管理层共同集思广义的把武吉巴督建设成自己真正的家园——一个邻里之间互相问候、伸出一只手帮助那些有需要的人以及互相照顾的社区。

我会邀请居民们评估在民主党管理下的市镇会的表现,包括我们已经做出的承诺和许诺。

我将会确保武吉巴督区居民在国会有一个有效的声音。我将会把您们的希望和强烈的愿望,同时也会把您们的所面对的困苦和我所关心的问题带进国会里。我将会竭尽所能的提高国会辩论水平和提升新加坡政治和管理水准。我们将会通过这样的途径引领我们的国家走向未来的希望和信心。

简而言之,我将使自己成为一个称职、建设性和具有同情心的国会议员。我将会成为武吉巴督区人民的骄傲。在这个庄严的誓言下,我仅此宣布,我将成为(民主党)武吉巴督单选区补选的候选人。

新加坡民主党秘书长

徐顺全

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民主党

SDP

Chee announces candidacy:

Effective TC management top priority

My priority as MP of Bukit Batok (BB), should I be fortunate enough to be elected, will be to ensure the efficient and productive management of the BB Town Council. The SDP’s goal is to surpass current levels of performance of PAP-run town councils. We will set new standards for transparency and accountability in estate governance.

The SDP also looks forward to pioneering a new model of town council management where residents are involved in the planning and running of their community.

Our first objective is to ensure a seamless takeover of the town council management. To do this, we will establish a Transition Team within three working days following the election to handle the transfer.

The BBTC will not engage a managing agent. Instead, we will employ qualified and experienced professionals as part of the management team, and I will personally see to the effective running of the TC and to attend to the residents’ concerns.

The BBTC will retain the bulk of the existing staff from the current Jurong Town Council Bukit Batok Office. This will allow the new team to hit the ground running upon taking over the TC.

We have laid out detailed plans in our SDP Town Council Management Plan on how to effect a smooth takeover of the TC and its work, and we have specified our takeover plans in the first 30 days followed by the first 100 days. By the first 100 days, we will, among other goals, achieve the following:

  1. Submit a comprehensive report of the transition and handover processes,

  2. ​Establish a clear budgetary plan,

  3. File the first financial interim report,

  4. Produce the work-plan for the first 12 months of BBTC operations,

  5. Compile a set of effective maintenance strategies.

Our mission is not only to manage the BB estate well, we will also cultivate a successful town where residents develop a unique sense of belonging. It is a place where members of the community and the town managers put our minds together to make BB a real home – a home where neighbour greets neighbour, the better off lend a hand to help lift up those in need, and friends look out for one another.

I invite residents to track our performance of the BBTC under SDP management as well as the promises and commitments that we make.

I will also ensure that BB residents have an effective voice in Parliament. I will bring their hopes and aspirations as well as their hardship and concerns with me into the House. I will endeavour to raise the quality of Parliamentary debate and elevate the level of politics and governance in Singapore, and, by so doing, take our nation to a future full of hope and confidence.

In other words, I will be a competent, constructive and compassionate MP, one that BB voters will be proud of. With this pledge, I hereby announce my candidacy for the by-election in Bukit Batok SMC.

Chee Soon Juan

Secretary-General
Singapore Democratic Party 

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(中/英文版)民主党主席黄素芝博士宣布有关决定参与武吉巴督区补选候选人的决定 Dr Wong Souk Yee: SDP DECIDED TO CONTEST IN BUKIT BATOK BY-ELECTION

 民主党

民主党主席黄素芝博士民主党主席黄素芝博士与2016年3月20日在武吉巴督区进行访问选民活动时向媒体公布有关民主党将参与来届武吉巴督区补选的候选人决定的讲话全文如下:

各位媒体的先生们、女士们,

谢谢您们出席今天民主党宣布即将来临的武吉巴督区补选候选人的发布会。

武吉巴督区对民主党而言并不陌生。我们在1991年代全国大选时,民主党派出的候选人关汝经(Mr Kwan Yue Keng)参加选举。当时我们义不容辞的与行动党进行对垒。我们获得了48.2%的支持票。

由于我们的得票率与行动党相当接近,在接下来的四届全国大选武吉巴督单选区被划入了裕廊集选区,直到2015年它再一次被规划成为单选区。我们在2015年的全国大选时派出了桑达西迈(Mr Sadasivam)参加竞选了武吉巴督的单选区。

为此,我们对于即将来临的补选感到高兴.它能够再一次给予民主党有机会与武吉巴督单区的选民进行接触。武吉巴督单选区与民主党之间已经成为一个极其密切不可分割的一部分。我们是武吉巴督单选区为民主党的大家庭的一份子。我们期待与行动党在这次补选中进行一个健康与成熟的竞争。

我在此请2015年全国大选民主党武吉巴督候选人桑达西迈(Sadasivam)给各位说几句话。

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Dr Wong Souk Yee:

             SDP DECIDED TO CONTEST IN BUKIT BATOK BY-ELECTION

民主党

民主党主席黄素芝博士

Members of the media, thank you for your presence here today at the SDP Launch of Candidate for the upcoming Bukit Batok By-election.

Bukit Batok is familiar ground to the SDP.

We contested here in the 1991 General Election where our candidate, Mr Kwan Yue Keng, garnered an impressive 48.2% against the incumbent PAP.

Perhaps because we were so close to winning, the Bukit Batok constituency was drawn into the Jurong GRC for the next four general elections until the 2015 GE when it became an SMC again.

We have been back since then, contesting at the Bukit Batok SMC at last year’s GE where we fielded Mr Sadasivam.

We are therefore happy that the coming by-election is giving the SDP another opportunity to strengthen our connection with the residents of Bukit Batok. Bukit Batok is very much a part of the SDP; we feel very at home here and look forward to a healthy and mature contest with the PAP in the by-election.

It now leaves me to invite Mr Sada, our 2015 GE candidate for Bukit Batok SMC to say a few words.

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