2009年10月29日星期四

做人難,做特首更難

特首曾蔭權最近被傳媒窮追猛打,質疑他藉著「慳電膽計劃」向姻親輸送利益,又說他的弟婦提早獲雷曼賠償。某些傳媒連日來在頭版不斷報導炒作,先不論其手法是否過份,但曾特首並不得到傳媒的支持,而且新一份施政報告不得民心似乎是事實。因為如果特首是民心所向,就算傳媒怎樣炒作也不會對他造成影響。 歸根究底,問題在於特首不是我們選出來的。像美國總統奧巴馬及其幕僚可以公開點名批評當地某傳媒,但特首只能不點名怒吼,就是沒有民意在背後撐腰。

不過,今次事件我倒有點同情曾特首,今時今日的香港,做人已經艱難,原來貴為一區之首一樣難,因為我們對特首這個職位有了一個新的標準,就是要他或她「斷六親」。例如:

日後香港的特首不可隨便行街睇戲吃飯,因為行街 Shopping 吃飯,有人會質疑特首為什麼幫襯A公司/食肆而不幫襯B,C,D或者E。啊!一定是利益輸送!特首睇戲,選港產片嗎?為什麼特首看這一齣而不看另一齣?啊!原來和某片商關係要好,一定是利益輸送了!好了好了,避嫌不看港產片看外國片好嗎?啊!特首不支持本地電影產業!

做香港特首不可以有兄弟姊妹,因為弟婦獲雷曼賠償,一定被人質疑是靠關係,盡管賠償少於六成,比其他雷曼持有人的賠償少;妹妹任職銀行高層,又一定被人質疑是靠關係,而且該銀行最近發新的紀念鈔票,隨時又可能被指責是輸送利益。

做香港特首不可以結婚生子,結了婚就自然有親家,親家最好是打工仔一名不要做任何生意,否則政府日後推出任何政策,特首隨時會被指輸送利益。生了孩子,送出外國讀書嗎?一定被人質疑連特首自己都信不過本地教育;孩子在香港讀書嗎?政府日後推出任何教育政策都可能被質疑是為特首的孩子度身定造,以權謀私。

做香港特首一定要是鐵人不可以病倒,一旦有病需要入院治療,政府任何的醫療政策或者任何新買的器材又可能被質疑是為特首而設,對市民不公平。

敢於挑戰權貴,為市民吐烏氣,看起來的確大快人心,但試想想,受害的卻是我們市民自己。政府官員做什麼都給人罵,甚至人身攻擊,你是政府官員,還會敢於推出新政策嗎?不如抱著少做少錯,多一事不如小一便的處事心態好了。我之前的一篇文章《對《永遠的反對派》的我見》也講過,政府做得好應該讚,做得不好應該彈,只彈不讚看似是監察,但其實和一味唱好一樣,是各走極端,並不是好事。有人認為頌讚政府的聲音多,反對的聲音少,所以傳媒應該做永遠的反對派,如果換了在其他欠缺新聞及言論自由的國度,我同意;但香港言論極度自由,所以傳媒不必擔當永遠的反對派,我認為只需要做到公正持平就已經足夠。

我們做內部審計的也是一樣,一味彈 Auditee 這個地方做得不好,那些個地方有問題,他們做得好的地方卻一句也不提不讚的話,除了有礙大家的工作關係外,在其他人心目中,內審就會變成 Problem Finder 之類的「麻煩友」,而不是 Problem Solver「好幫手」

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10 則留言:

kt 說...

i think the key step of declaration was missed. If CE declared his relationship at Executive Council before the proposal made, public suspicion on this case should not be raised.

CE's relative should not obtain privilege over the public. The Lehman Bother's case, public have a question why she can get back her money before the general public.

I think that there is still not adequate explaination given from CE on these 2 cases.

CE is the most senior position in the government. He has the responsibility to set the tone of top. If the public / government staff perceived CE obtain privilege from his position, the culture of government and the society would be affected.

篤篤篤撐 說...

不是斷六餐, 而是作為一區之首, 遇上有利3疑點時, 一定要保持敏感道, 否則雨面d人有樣學樣,o甘會點 ?

我試下一陣寫篇文回應一下

匿名 說...

某程度我都覺media為難了特首,不過,特首相比他弟弟的公開信,他細老更懂表達和謙卑.我可能我還記得他吹口哨的那一刻.

Faithtrust100

Ebenezer 說...

曾特首功過且不作論斷,但傳媒的手法我卻不敢恭維。

姑勿論曾特首是否抵鬧,但砌人者必須要用文明手段,否則我一概嗤之以鼻!

如果為求打低對手,不惜空穴來風,甚至顛倒黑白,那跟當年文革的紅衛兵,將對手鬥垮鬥臭,無限上綱有何分別?

師兄你出此Blog文,肯定又搞大風了,哈哈!

Bittermelon 說...

Hi kt,
CE did make the declaration. The point in discussion is that such declaration does not require CE to cover his son's father-in-law as well. As a person may have hundreds relatives, I don't think it is practical to cover all relatives. It is not fair too.

Hi 篤篤篤撐:
期待你的文章^^

Hi Faithtrust100:
佢細佬份聲名真係好過特首既好多好多.

Ebenezer兄:
打風,應該不會啦,因為戰場已經係余若虛兄既地盤出現咗^^

匿名 說...

"CE's relative should not obtain privilege over the public. In the Lehman Brothers' case, public have a question why she can get back her money before the general public."

CE owes the public a detail explanation in this regard. In particular, what sort of mini-bond and the amount involved are important issues.

匿名 說...

"CE's relative should not obtain privilege over the public. In the Lehman Brothers' case, public have a question why she can get back her money before the general public."

CE owes the public a detail explanation in this regard. In particular, what sort of mini-bond and the amount involved are important issues.

匿名 說...

Hi Bittermelon~

I like reading your passage very much. Though I agreed that CE is quite poor, probably her position and his salary is paying him for accepting that. (Just like those pop stars - "食得咸魚抵得渴")

I saw one point you mentioned that IA got to appreciate the auditee. But I wonder how that practice can be made, via face-to-face discussion or on the report??? That is really hard. IA works are so challenging, esp. on the interpersonal parts! 左右做人難。

Fung

Bittermelon 說...

Hi Anonymous,
You are right, CE owes us an explanation for that issue. However, as far as i remember, some mini-bond holders had settled with the banks and received "compensation" before other holders did.

Bittermelon 說...

Hi Fung,
Thanks for your support.

Usually, I will give some credits to auditee in my audit report (either in Executive Summary section or recommendation in Detailed finding section) if they are really doing well. For example, briefly describe auditee's effort to minimize and monitor risks. mention in the report that auditee has fixed the problem immediately when finding was raised, etc.

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