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马来西亚中华大会堂总会(华总) 总秘书拿督黄益隆 疫情告急不宜选举

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华总总秘书拿督黄益隆 认为,有鉴于国内冠病疫情持续告急,短期内都不应举行任何选举。

他说,不论是全国大选或是砂拉越州选等,都不适合在这期间举行。

他说,首相丹斯里慕尤丁也已经坦言,刚结束的沙巴州选举已经加剧了疫情恶化,各造都应引以为鉴,不宜重蹈覆辙。

也是 民都鲁省华人社团联合会活动看板 FORCA #名誉会长 的 #黄益隆 日前为民都鲁省华总第16届第2次会员代表大会主持开幕时,呼吁朝野政党和人民,在此非常时期都应以国家利益为重,放下不必要的政见与歧见,一起抗疫和拼经济,才是上策。

他说,全球都受到冠病肆虐,我国更引发第三波疫情,确诊病例过去一周几乎每天都创下纪录,疫情加剧,严重打击国家经济,也导致人民的生活受到影响。

“如果在进入行动管制令2.0,也将引发许多问题。在第一次行管令期间,很多领域受到严重打击, 千疮百孔而奄奄一息,即使政府给予庞大援助金,与金融机构推出暂缓还贷等措施,如果第二轮行管令再执行的话,国家还有能力再支撑这些援助措施措多久?”

“第一波疫情中国家发展几乎停滞不前,大部分经济领域停顿,国内经济陷入危机,这需要多久才能让市场慢慢恢复及人民的消费信心?如果一切再重来,相信很多领域将面对自动倒闭的情况!”

他说,为了战胜这场战役,前线医护人员日以继夜工作,为的就是尽快阻断疫情蔓延,让人民恢复正常生活。

他呼吁全民全面配合政府展开的一系列积极抗疫行动,遵守标准作业程序,勤洗手,戴口罩,保持人身距离和关注自身与家人健康,如非必要减少外出等,这是人人应尽的责任。

另一方面,黄益隆也强调华团扮演的积极和正面角色是非常重要且必须的,它是华社一个不可或缺的组织,通过凝聚力量、加强团结,从中寻求共识,并发出一致的声音、立场和行动。

“我国华团在各领域都有效扮演自身角色,任何时候华团都不会式微,也不会在时代发展的洪流中被淘汰。”

他也赞扬民都鲁华总创立自1987年以来,在社区、文化和教育课题上充当民间团体和政府的沟通桥梁,同时也设立百万教育基金,以银行生息方式提供贷学金和教育奖励金。

他说,疫情期间,民都鲁华总也曾发动属会筹款,并筹获首批超过6万令吉赈灾基金,为国家抗疫尽一份力的精神是让人认同和鼓舞的。
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Huazong: Instead of playing politics, both Govt and opposition should work together to fight Covid-19 and to stimulate economy

In view of continued ‘flare-ups’ of Covd-19 in the country, the Federation of Chinese Associations Malaysia (Huazong) has again cautioned the government against holding elections during this period of time.

Its Secretary-general, Dato’ Dr Wong Aik Loung underscored that whether it is the much talked-about nationwide snap election, or the imminent Sarawak state election, both are inappropriate during this extraordinary time of a deadly pandemic.

He noted that, even the Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had recently acknowledged that the recently concluded Sabah state election was partly to be blamed for the deteriorating Covid-19 situation in the country.

“Hence, this should be regarded as a terse reminder for all quarters not to repeat the same devastating mistake,” said Dr Wong.

Dr Wong who is also the Honorary President of the Federation of Registered Chinese Associations (FORCA) Bintulu Division said this while officiating at the association’s second 16th annual general meeting (AGM), on Sunday.

Besides this, he also called on all quarters, including political parties from both sides of the divide, to set aside their political differences and to work together for the best interest of the country, especially in fighting against the Covid-19 outbreak and to keep the economy going.

He acknowledged that the entire world has been devastated by the deadly pandemic, with our nation now experiencing the third wave of the pandemic with a record high number of confirmed infections over the last one week. This has again seriously impacted on our economy and the people’s livelihood.

“If we are forced to implement Movement Control Order 2.0 (MCO 2.0), it would certainly trigger a lot of issues. As we have all seen the devastating impact the first MCO has had on almost all economic sectors and businesses, it’s indeed dreadful to imagine for how long the government can afford to provide us with all the necessary assistance, if we are to implement MC0 2.0.

“Currently, many countries are still reeling from the devastating impact of the first wave of Covid-19 pandemic, with some countries in economic crisis. If we are to start all over again, many businesses may not survive!” he said.

He also paid tribute to all those fighting in the frontline, our medical personnel especially, for risking their lives to keep us safe.

Dr Wong thus called on the people to continue to give their full support and cooperation to the government’s ongoing efforts of fighting the pandemic, and to strictly adhere to the recommended or mandated Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), such as wearing face mask, keeping social distance in public places, washing hands regularly, and to avoid going out unless necessary.

Meanwhile, he also underscored the important roles of Chinese organizations in the country, especially citing their indispensible role in uniting and speaking up for the Chinese community.

He was convinced that their existence would continue to remain relevant and their roles would not diminish amidst the strong current of rapid developments.

Besides this, he also commended FORCA for its significant contributions to the local Chinese community, in terms of culture and education developments, since its inception in 1987. Among others, it has established an education trust fund to provide study loans and rewards to those needy and underprivileged students.

During this trying time, the Federation together with its member associations also helped raised more than RM60,000 in aid of fighting Covid-19.

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