几天前,SGM寄出了一封备忘录。

A few days ago, a memo from SGM was sent out… (English text after the Chinese text)

大家好!适逢SGM综合文化中心成立15周年纪念,SGM公关部暨先锋会委员联合推行艺文教育系列巡回分享,题为“创价艺文之道”,主要内容为创价学会驰骋于文化大道、艺术大道的理念与实践。分享会上除了主题分享,也会为大家介绍即将于10月15日至12月18日,在SGM综合文化中心举办的第九回SGM典藏展,展题为“发现美——SGM典藏展”。此外,各本部代表也将推行各地域的团体观览安排。

巡回分享会将以本部单位举行,全吉隆坡共有21个本部单位的中文会场和1个吉隆坡单位的英文会场。此分享会可公开给所有干部、会友和创价之友参加。

每个本部都有一份分配好日期的日程表,这是为了鼓励干部和会友来参加这次教育之旅。我们确信这次旅途中倾注了许多努力和计划。我们十分赞赏SGM开展了这次活动。

我们相信这个项目是对于花费马币$2790万购买古董和艺术品这件事的一个回应。在多年购买古董和艺术品之后,SGM终于主动来讲解介绍和展示他们这几年来获取的收藏品。

然而,让我们不要忘记这些艺术收藏品是用会友辛苦挣得和真诚地贡献的钱所买的。

我们把我们自己放在一个会友的立场上。我们料想当他们在研究那些艺术收藏品时,以下这些问题将会浮现在他们的脑海里:

1.这件艺术品的价格是多少?

2.是谁评估的这件艺术品的价格?它看起来对我来说并不是非常贵。

3.是谁同意的买这件艺术品的决定?

4.买这些东西真的有必要吗?

5.这对马来西亚的广宣流布有帮助吗?(我认为没有,因为会员人数已经停滞超过十年了)

6. 为什么这些年来卖买古董没有传达给会友呢?

我的钱用于可以造福其他会友和广宣流布目的是不是更好,比如:

1.建造更多的教育设施(比如,其他州的Tadika Seri Soka)或者资助想在TSS学习但是负担不起的低收入群体的学费。

2.在Cheras会馆建造多层停车场(前总理Choo-San十年前就提出了这个建议但一直没有进展)。在开会时,会员只能把他们的车辆停在山顶,然后步行大约十分钟到会馆。也发生过过住在邻居抱怨车子停在了他们家门口的情况。池田先生在建立SGM会馆时一向考虑得十分小心谨慎,从而不会给会员和我们的邻居带去不便。

3.翻新和池田和平纪念馆的卫生间。一些厕所,特别是池田和平纪念馆的,出了故障,气味也很难闻。同样,我们为什么不为成员的便利考虑呢?他们一直都在使用会馆。

4.帮助几年前的尼泊尔地震受灾者或者柔佛洪水受灾者?在尼泊尔地震时,会友必须要在会馆举办的一个慈善晚会上从他们自己的口袋里掏钱去帮助尼泊尔地震受灾者。如果SGM可以把资金用于帮助那些不幸的社会团体,难道不会比购买古董更有意义吗?

我们真的想知道SGM会如何回答会友思想中的这些问题。我们也希望SGM可以把这个话题插入到教育之旅的分享中去,不要只是借此证明马币$2790万变成了一件件的艺术品和古董。

我们希望SGM的高层干部能够在做出任何决定时把会友放在他们心中的第一位。毕竟,我们需要对会友贡献的每一分钱负责,保证钱被用于最符合会友和社会的利益的用途,而不是某些个人利益。


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A few days ago, a memo from SGM was sent out.

The main topic will share on Soka Gakkai’s ideology and practice in the realm of culture and art. Besides the theme sharing, there will be an introduction of the 9th SGM Art Collection exhibition titled “Discovering Beauty – SGM Art Collection Exhibition” and promotion by respective Honbu leader on the Honbu group tour arrangement.

The educational programme will be held in 21 Honbu based Chinese venues and 1 KL based English venue and opened to all leaders, members and soka friends to attend.

There was a time table with allocated dates for each Honbu to encourage leaders and members to attend this tour-cum-education.We are quite sure that a lot of efforts and planning have been put into this and we applaud SGM for running this.

We believe this programme is a response to the issues raised on the spending of MYR$27.9M on collection of antiques and art. SGM takes the initiative to educate and showcase the collection that SGM procured over the years.

However, let’s not forget that these art collection were purchased using members hard earned and sincere contribution.

We put ourselves in a member’s point of view. We imagined these are the questions that will arise in their mind as they study the art collection:

  1. How much was this piece of art?
  2. Who assessed it’s price? It doesn’t look terribly expensive to me.
  3. Who approved the decision to buy this art?
  4. Was it really necessary to buy them?
  5. Has it helped kosen-rufu in Malaysia? (We presumed not much, as membership has been stagnant for more than 10 years)
  6. Why are these not made known to members all these years and the collection were only brought up after these issues were revealed?

Is it better for my money to be used for other purposes that will benefit members and kosen-rufu, such as:

  1. having more education facilities (for example, Tadika Seri Soka in other States) or subsidizing TSS school fees for the lower income group who wish to study in TSS but could not afford to do so.
  2. multi-level car park in Cheras Kaikan (previous GD Choo-san announced this 10 years ago and still no progress. During meetings, members have to park their cars right up to the hill and walked 10 minutes to Kaikan. There were also incidents where neighbours complained about cars parked outside their houses. Ikeda Sensei will always give careful consideration when it comes to building SGI centres so that it will not inconvenient members and our neighbours.
  3. renovation of toilets in IPA and Kinekan Hall. Some of the toilets particularly the Kinekan’s are faulty and smelly. Again, why have we not thought of the members’ convenience? They are the one using the centre all the time.
  4. helping Nepal earthquake victims or Johor flood victims a few years ago. During Nepal earthquake, members have to fork out from their own pocket to help the Nepal earthquake victims in a charity night event at Kaikan. Wouldn’t it be more meaningful if SGM can channel the funds to helping the unfortunate communities THAN buying antiques?

We really wonder how SGM will answer these questions that are in the members’ mind. And we hope SGM will slot this as a topic to share during the education tour and not just doing it to proof that the MYR$27.9M went into the pieces of art and antiques.

We hope that SGM’s top leadership will put members in their heart first before making any decision. After all, we need to be accountable for every dollar that the members contribute and ensure the money is used in the best interest of the members and communities and not for some personal agendas.


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