Umno gives up on Chinese vote
Reuters had this story yesterday, ‘Malaysia government losing Chinese support’:
“The trend risks deepening racial fault lines if, as some analysts expect, the lead party in the coalition, Umno effectively ‘gives up’ on the Chinese vote and focuses on championing Malay rights to secure support in rural areas.”
I wrote along the same track too in my FMT article yesterday saying, “Post GE, the establishment will be decidedly Malay and the opposition Chinese-dominated”.
Reuters pointed out that “Najib has tried to unite the country with a highly touted program called ’1Malaysia’.”
Here’s how the Malaysian Firstest politician greeted Najib’s programme. She is reported in Harakah – like spam, she’s … EVERYWHERE! … in the media (there’s simply no getting away from her).
According to the Harakah article titled, ‘1Malaysia in BN logo: ‘It’s no more national unity’.
“Ridiculing the move [to incorporate elements of the 1Malaysia artwork into the BN logo], Hannah said it … smacked of hypocrisy and would enable BN to spread its political propaganda to the schools …”
The “popular Adun” – Harakah‘s description of her – slammed 1Malaysia as being mere “political slogan”.
She ridicules 1Malaysia but proposes her own version of Anak Malaysia. Even her newborn baby must be put under the glare of political publicity.
She ridicules Najib but nonetheless persists in pestering him endlessly to get her own way despite the existing rules and regulations at the National Registration Department.
What is Umno to think about the Chinese votes? Does The Star have any clue?
The Reuters story had this to add: “MCA leader Chua Soi Lek acknowledged the party leadership had been too ‘low profile’.”
Tahu pun. Yah lor, the party leadership had been too ‘low profile’. I blogged about it in ‘The ‘size of balls’ no joke with MCA’ which provides an explanation as to why the leadership had been too ‘low profile’.
I log on to the MCA party website to read and the leadership does have some cogent things to say.
But as my posting on the ‘size of balls’ explains, the Gunting Dalam Lipatan selalu dok snip-snip-snip so that its coverage of the MCA men – the paper’s coverage of Wanita MCA and Beliawanis is scantier than a stripper’s costume, i.e. very little – diminishes the value of what they’re saying.
Whereas what the DAPSters want to hear and are ever ready to lap up is now the choir of sweet angels going kissy-kissy …
Nga Kor Ming who said, “All Malaysians are my brothers and sisters including Dr Zambry”.
Ng Wei Aik who said: “Marilah kita bersama-sama hidup dalam negeri ini dengan suasana muhibah, kasih sayang dan semangat kekeluargaan yang tinggi.”
Lim Guan Eng who said: “Let us embrace the future by embracing every Malay, Indian, Chinese, Kadazan and Iban, as Malaysian brothers and sisters, Malaysian sons and daughters.”
And of course all the stuff that Hannah has been saying in her Occupy Masjid campaign, so much so that even Harakah is giving her Selangor Times level promo.