Sabah DAP does not understand what "trust" means
By Datuk Philip Yong (Oct 21, 2011)
is a pity that DAP's Hiew Kin Cheu and Junz Wong do not understand the
fundamental principle of trust in public affairs.
In public affairs, a key teaching of Confucius is that leaders and
government must earn and keep the trust of the people.
A disciple once asked the sage, which is most important in governing a
Is it weapons (to defend the country) or food to feed the people or trust
in the leaders (government)?
Confucius taught that trust is most important. This is because without food, the people
will not fight even if they have weapons. But if the people have no trust
in its government (leaders), then the whole country will collapse even if
there is food and weapons. This is what is afflicting both UMNO and DAP
DAP has promised the Sarawak people that if they voted DAP on April 16
(416), then "white hair" (Sarawak Chief Minister) would fall. DAP promised
that if "white hair does not fall, then people will eat grass". But after
the Chinese voted DAP, "white hair" still won handsomely. DAP has misled
the Chinese into the opposition.
Similarly, Sabah DAP thought that they have done better than SAPP at the
Batu Sapi by-election and cannot stop sneering at SAPP. Both Hiew King
Cheu and Junz Wong have now confessed that their objective was to finish
off SAPP instead of beating BN at Batu Sapi. This is another confession of
DAP-UMNO collusion at Batu Sapi.
Before this open confession, the people were not aware of this DAP
betrayal of the joint PKR and SAPP pact to beat the BN. As agreed at the
joint PKR-SAPP meeting on 21 October 2010, PKR and SAPP would not attack
each other and would strive to outnumber BN in the by-election votes. But
DAP betrayed not only SAPP but also PKR.
Because the SAPP and PKR contest at Batu Sapi was friendly, the trust
between PKR and SAPP was not breached. So, soon after the Batu Sapi
by-election, SAPP and PKR have little difficulty to re-establish the
friendship by attending each other's functions.
But the DAP leaders not only became more arrogant and continuously attack
Even after SAPP, as a good will, attended their harvest festival, their
leaders showed gross discourtesy by attacking their guests publicly.
In Chinese history
of Liu Bang-Xiang Yu battle, this DAP betrayal is like the "Houng Men
Feast" whereby the host lured his guests to his feast to murder the
Sabah DAP thinks they have won at Batu Sapi but instead they have
lost the trust of the people. It seems that green horns like Junz Wong
have no idea that DAP top guns like Lim Kit Siang and Karpal Singh have
also lost elections before.
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The battle of Batu Sapi is the beginning of many more battles in SAPP's
struggle for Sabah and its people.
By: Datuk Philip Yong Chiew Lip, former MP and former Deputy President of
SAPP. 21 October 2011