Yang Chengyi (left) was sacked for being too busy helping victims of the Yaan earthquake to meet with CPC mandarins. Image via SCMP.
Never fear citizens of Sichuan! While the transportation of food and water to remote areas affected by the Yaan earthquake continues to be held up by logistical and transport problems, Communist Party officials are busying themselves with the truly important matters: firing their subordinates who are too good at their jobs.
Yang Chengyi, an official from Qingyuan township, was removed from his post last week for missing a meeting with his superiors. Why was Yang absent? He was busy overseeing relief activities elsewhere.
[Villagers] contended that the deputy chief was only away from his post when party disciplinary inspectors arrived because he was busy allocating relief materials in remote areas.
Internet users applauded Yang’s down-to-earth working style, saying that officials like him should be promoted, not sacked.
Many wryly noted that doing nothing had become the common practice for party cadres.
Yang refused to comment on his own removal, saying he was too busy participating in relief efforts to discuss the move.
“I just want to do my best for the relief effort, there are tons of things to do,” he said, his voice cracking. “I don’t want to defend myself. I just want to do my best to help the villagers.”
Yang has continued to participate in relief efforts despite his sacking.
(h/t: Beijing Cream)