Thursday, June 10, 2010

UMNO Punca gelaran ditarik - Chua Jui Meng

Lihatlah Dunia… betapa angkuhnya para pemimpin UMNO.. mereka memperkudakan Sultan untuk membalas dendam!!.

Ahli MT PKR yang juga bekas pemimpin MCA, Chua Jui Meng yang telah ditarik balik gelaran ‘Datuk’ dan ‘Datuk Seri’ mendakwa UMNO Johor sebagai dalang disebalik penarikan gelaran itu oleh Sultan Johor.

Gelaran tersebut telah dianugerahkan kepada beliau oleh Almarhum Sultan Johor yang lalu ketika beliau menjadi Ahli Parlimen Barisan Nasional.

Menurut Chua Jui Meng beliau telah diberikan amaran akan ditarik balik gelaran tersebut sebelum ini.

“Amaran telah diberikan kepada saya sebelum ini mengatakan Menteri Besar Johor Abdul Ghani Othman akan mengusulkan kepada Sultan Johor untuk menarik balik gelaran yang dianugerahkan itu jika saya menyertai PKR” Katanya.

Chua juga mengatakan seorang Datuk dari UMNO telah memberikannya amaran agar tidak meneruskan niatnya untuk menyertai PKR.

“Saya sangat kecewa dengan tindakan yang dilakukan oleh pemimpin UMNO/BN” Chua juga menambah beliau tidak menyalahkan Sultan kerana beliau faham tentang permainan politik yang bermain dibelakang penarikan gelaran tersebut.

“Saya masih menghormati Sultan kerana beliau merupakan pemerintah negeri saya” kata Chua.

Bekas Menteri Kesihatan itu juga menambah dia akan memulangkan pingat Datuk itu apabila dia menerima surat rasmi menurutnya lagi pihak Istana telah menghubunginya sebanyak dua kali bertanyakan tentang Pingat tersebut.

Bagaimanapun Chua akan mengekalkan gelaran ‘Datuk’ yang dianugerahkan oleh Pahang dan Selangor, yang juga membawa gelaran yang sama..

Itu sebahagian dari terjemahan seterusnya sila baca dibawah..

Jui Meng stripped of Datukship, blames Johor Umno

By Rahmah Ghazali and Stephanie Sta Maria

PETALING JAYA: PKR supreme council member Chua Jui Meng has been stripped of his "datuk" and his "datuk seri" titles, and the former MCA leader claims Johor Umno had a hand in this.

The titles were conferred on him by the late Sultan of Johor when Chua was a Barisan Nasional MP.

Contacted this afternoon, Chua told FMT that he was warned about this before.

"There were warnings given to me previously, saying that Johor Menteri Besar Abdul Ghani Othman would advise the (current) Sultan of Johor to take back my datukship if I join PKR," he said.

Chua claimed that he was also warned by another “Umno datuk”, whom he declined to name, not to go overboard.

"I am very disappointed with Umno and BN leaders for doing such a thing,” he said, adding that he does not blame the Sultan because he understands the “politics behind the move”.

"I still respect the Sultan because he rules my state (Johor)," said Chua.

The former health minister said he would return his “datukship medals” when he receives an official letter, adding that the palace had called him twice asking for the medals.

He, however, will keep his "datukship" as he had been conferred state awards by Pahang and Selangor, which carry the same title.

'I am willing to sacrifice'

Although he seemed unfazed by the “unprecedented” move by the palace, Chua expressed his regret as the awards were conferred by the late Sultan of Johor, Sultan Iskandar Ismail, "who had always been kind to me".

Sultan Iskandar passed away on Jan 22 this year and was succeeded by his son Ibrahim Ismail.

"He (Sultan Iskandar) was a ruler who was very concerned about me. He even conferred on me a special award... I will always remember his kindness and encouragement," said Chua.

However, his fond memories of the late Sultan were shortlived now that he has to return the “datuk-ship”.

"It has not been even a year since he passed away and now the son wants to take back what the father had given to me.

"I am a little sad...” said Chua. However, he stressed that championing the people's cause is more important than honorific titles."I am willing to sacrifice everything for the benefit of the people, especially in Johor. This will only boost my spirit to fight for them," he said.

'Umno's hand'

Echoing Chua, PKR deputy president Dr Syed Husin Ali pointed the finger at Johor Umno, saying Ghani was "ultimately responsible".

"It is also sinful because Chua did not commit a crime to deserve this. I presume that there is a lot of political pressure behind this. Ghani must clearly explain the basis for this (action) as he is ultimately responsible," he said.

Meanwhile, PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution claimed that Umno Johor has “all the answers” as it had a "role" in this development.

"It is obvious why this had happened," he told FMT.

Saifuddin, however, believed that Chua would have been "fully aware" of the consequences before joining PKR.

"He did not request or apply for the title and I don't think he deserved this just because he made a political stand," he said.

However, he said it is the “perogative of the sultan to strip him (Chua) of his titles as it was awarded to him by the previous ruler”.

Chua joined PKR in July 2009, citing, among others, loss of confidence in the MCA leadership led by former president Ong Tee Keat and the sudden “mysterious” death of DAP political aide Teoh Beng Hock under the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission watch.




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