On 5 July 2008 I was officially invited by the headmistress and Board of Governors of Sekolah Rendah Mun Yee to attend a dinner function to raise fund for the building of a school hall, which was attended by the parents and donors.
I had a few programs to attend on that night but I gave priority to Mun Yee School’s invitation without knowing that there was a plan to humiliate me.
At the main table were three politicians. Datuk Wong, MCA Youth; Datuk Yew Teong Look, the ex-MCA MP for Wangsa Maju who is also the Chairman of MCA Wangsa Maju Division; and I together with the political secretary of Deputy Minister of Education, Datuk Wee Ka Siong.
Surprisingly Datuk Wong was asked by the said Deputy Minister to read out his speech for the occasion – a slap in the face for Datuk Yew Teong Look!
The chairman of the Board of Governors of the school then called both the MCA leaders to make their respective speeches and I was by-passed. I felt this was a pre-planned under-handed tactic by the chairman of the Board of Governors and I made a statement to the press about it.
When the headmistress and the chairman of the Board of Governors knew about it, they came to talk to me and gave me their so-called excuse that the Ministry of Education had recently issued a directive stating “that all schools cannot allow opposition MPs to speak in any school function.”
I told them that from my experience this cannot be true and only last month I attended the Lee Rubber School uninvited and I was called upon to say a few words. During the Lee Rubber School function, I was also informed by the member of the Board of Governors that a certain MCA leader was extremely upset with my presence and being allowed to speak. This is completely ridiculous.
Upon hearing my statement that they had pre-planned to humiliate me, both the headmistress and the chairman of the Board of Governors became aware that I knew of them playing dirty MCA politics. They were also aware that I knew that they were lying about the said Ministry’s directive.
During the debate on the Ministry of Education in Parliament today, I pressed the Deputy Minister of Education to clarify whether there was such a directive to ban opposition MPs from attending dinner organized for parents and donors of the Mun Yee School. I demanded for a clarification in order to either stop BN from abusing their power or to expose the dirty politics of MCA.
The Deputy Minister categorically told Parliament this evening that the Ministry never issued such a directive to ban opposition MPs to make or deliver speeches during such dinner function and it was all up to the headmistress and the Board of Governors to decide.
From the Deputy Minister’s reply, it was crystal clear that the headmistress and the chairman of the Board of Governors were lying through their teeth when they said that the Ministry had made the said directive.
Actually both of them had reduced themselves to be MCA stooges and played their brand of dirty MCA/BN politics.
Since both of them are MCA stooges, from now on they should only ask for donations from the MCA/BN leaders, members and supporters.
Until and unless both of them make a public apology or resign for their lies and playing MCA/BN dirty politics, members of the public should seriously reconsider their decision to support the donation drive led by both the headmistress and chairman of the Board of Governors because they are bringing politics into the compound of the school.
Building of facilities for schools is the sole responsibility of the government and since Mun Yee is controlled by MCA, the Board of Governors together with the headmistress should demand that the government pay for the cost of building of the school hall.
The headmistress should not have allowed the school children to go out at night in school uniforms to solicit for donations like beggars.
Since the chairman of the Board of Governors and the headmistress of the school are MCA stooges, they should demand that MCA get the BN government to pay for the building of the Mun Yee school hall otherwise they are inefficient and seemingly taking advantage of the innocent students, their parents and donors.
– 翻译员：cc liew, Wee Choo Keong 致于万二分谢意 –
我告诉他们说我这些都是不实的，因为在上个月我在没有被邀请的情况下出席了南益华小（SJK (C) NAN YIK ‘LEE RUBBER’）宴席，当时我曾被邀请上台说两句话。在南益华小的宴会中，我也被该校董事主席告知，部分马华领袖对我上台演讲的事感到极度的懊恼，这是完 全可笑的！