Hannah Yeoh’s mother is a Cantonese speaker. The Cantonese originate from Guangdong province in China. Nonetheless it appears that Hannah has renounced her Cantonese heritage as today she claims her race to now be Anak Malaysia.
Regardless. A little bit about the Cantonese in Guangdong a dozen years ago and the penjelma (“pendatang” is a forbidden word) from that province who sailed here earlier during the mass migration years.
“The extent of dog eating in China appears to vary by region, appearing to be most prevalent in Guangdong,” says independent e-newspaper Animal People.
Guangdong is also the only province known for eating cats (more…)
My title concept above derives from the Blut und Eisen speech given by Prussian prime minister Otto von Bismarck to the Landtag (Parliament) when he “rejected demands for liberal reform“.
The relevant portion that lent Bismarck’s famous 1862 peroration its name is as follows: “… it is not by speeches and majority resolutions that the great questions of the time are decided – that was the big mistake of 1848 and 1849 – but by iron and blood”.
His country needed a war general
Bismarck was born in an aristocratic family and his “political views in the beginning of his career were those of a typical country squire” – see his profile here.
It did not take him long to realize that “being principled and tradition-bound” wouldn’t cut it in cutthroat politics. Soon enough, Bismarck’s ideas adapted instead to become “very pragmatic”.
On 17 Sept 1862, Prussia was in such a crisis that the king “seriously considered abdicating his throne“. Fortunately for Kaiser Wilhelm I, he had a war general in Bismarck – the strategist who would shortly win three wars in eight years.
Iron Chancellor‘s calculated plan of power politics
Bismarck’s Blood and Iron speech was delivered on 30 Sept 1862. Blut (blood) denotes the willingness to fight and Eisen (iron) refers to the military.
“The series of wars did not happen by accident. They were part of Bismarck’s calculated plan of power politics, aggression, and annexation. The realpolitik Bismarck defined in his famous ‘Blood and Iron’ nine years earlier had given birth to the German Empire.” – see ‘Bismarck’s Blood and Iron Speech 150 Years Later‘ (The New American, 30 Sept 2012)
Bismarck is considered to be the Father of Germany and was the Fatherland’s first chancellor – see, ‘How Otto von Bismarck forged the German Empire’ (The Global State, 23 Jan 2015).
Moral of the story: Aggressive action is demanded when “we are in exceptional circumstances“.
It is not by speeches that great questions are decided
The time for talk is over.
Najib can cuba pujuk on fostering “unity” till his face turns (the BN logo) blue but it would be to no avail. He will still daily be called racist and extremist, and hurled the vilest nicknames by the biaDAPs.
MCA itself admits that 88 percent of the Chinese are with the DAP – see below. Other estimates put the figure as high as 95 percent.
Sooo very sneaky, and they dare call others ‘racists’
MCA is also wringing its hands about what scumbags the DAP are.
Wanita MCA chief Heng Seai Kie today pleaded to the DAP, “Stop twisting my words and playing racist politics” – see below.
How very typical of the DAP’s sneaky methods. The evangelistas deliberately misrepresented Heng and put up the sly billboard – see above – in Permatang Pauh crediting to the Wanita MCA chief the misquoted words, “Melayu bayar lebih GST, GST manfaatkan kita (orang Cina)”.
To put it simply, DAP are dajjal
Impossible to accept MCA’s word anymore either
If nine out of every ten Chinese are DAP supporters, then pray tell who does the MCA represent?
Tomorrow following the Permatang Pauh by-election result, you can expect the MCA to bleat that the Chinese are beginning to return to the BN. Wrong. This will not happen unless there is a change in their Hate mindset.
How did MCA allow nine of out of every ten Chinese to turn into such vitriolic BN haters? After all, the party owns the biggest media conglomerate in the country.
It is suicidal to fight a war on many fronts. In front of Umno stands the DAP army. At the back of Umno is the scissors-wielding MCA which is already beyond the control of its top leadership.
No general will want to expose the back of his army to the enemy within.
BELOW: The EvangeliSTARs wielding their pen
Jump ship from the sinking BN Titanic
The outcome of the Rompin by-election is a clear signal of how weak the BN has become. Here is a traditional Umno heartland comprising rural Malays, Felda settlers and orang asli.
Ethnic minority voters are negligible in Rompin – the Chinese only 2.49 percent while the Indians are 1.15 percent. Hence the by-election result is a true reflection of Malay ground sentiment.
Rompin’s flagbearer Umno demography yesterday sent a clear message to the ruling party by opting to stay at home on polling day. With Malay support ebbing, the BN’s position is now so precarious that there is really no room for any weak links, particularly ones that can no longer be trusted.
MCA is a liability and internal threat. It can deliver nothing; not when the community MCA purports to represent only want to see the BN anchor party dead.
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s famous last words were “Saya pantang dicabar”. If Najib wants to live up to his declaration “Pantang anak Bugis menyerah kalah”, then he should think and act like a war general. The Umno support base will accept nothing less.
The most important detail of the Rompin by-election result is that the total votes for PAS remained constant – almost no reduction.
- Hasan Arifin (Umno) got 23,796 votes
- Nazri Ahmad (PAS) got 14,901 votes
- Jamaluddin Jarjis (Umno) got 30,040 votes
- Nuridah Mohd Salleh (PAS) got 14,926 votes
In the interval of exactly two years between 5 May 2013 (13th general election) and 5 May 2015 (yesterday), Umno lost 6,244 votes. PAS only lost 25 votes.
Turnout dropped drastically
- GE13 : 85.9%
- By-election : 73%
Since there is no change in the level of support for PAS, then the logical conclusion is that it is the BN voters who were not motivated to come out to vote.
- GE13 : 883 votes
- By-election : 591 votes
- JJ’s majority in May 2013 : 15,114 votes
- Hasan’s majority in May 2015 : 8,895 votes
Massive drop in majority. This is bad news for the BN and is a harbinger of the trend of pro-establishment people choosing to abstain from voting.
Almost the same number of roughly 14,900 voters gave their support to PAS in 2013 and 2015. It is the BN voters who mogok or clearly boycotted the by-election.
The bottomline is that the pro-establishment crowd are very unhappy with the regime.
Die lor like this
This is what will happen in GE14 if the present trajectory remains unchanged.
The ABU people will be as fanatical, if not more, as they were “ini kali lah” in 2013.
The 95 percent support – see Straits Times report below (on Permatang Pauh) – by the Chinese will be maintained or even increased.
BN has lost the Hindraf segment of Indian support which it had in 2013 when Waytha Moorthy hopped on board.
Minorities can win elections – Obama did
The DAP is going all out on its efforts to agitate the Christians and natives in Sabah and Sarawak. A number of Christian-majority seats held by BN could fall to the DAP in the same way that BN lost a raft of semi-urban peninsular seats in GE13.
Think the ‘Obama Effect’ and how an ethnic minority man won the White House despite his white opponent from the Republican party getting more white votes (the majority race) than did the Democrats’ black presidential candidate.
Years ago Tun Daim already warned that the DAP are “streetfighters” (his word). They wear knuckle dusters and aim to punch your lights out when they land a blow.
If BN wants to survive GE14 and hang on to Putrajaya, then it has to go on war footing N-O-W!!
BELOW: Infographic slide presentated by Muhyiddin at the 2014 Umno general assembly
Muhyiddin: “BN will lose with only a 2% vote swing”
Party deputy president Muhyiddin Yassin in his speech to the Umno general assembly on 25 Nov 2014 said:
“Maka dalam perhimpunan kali ini, saya ingin mengajak saudara dan saudari supaya ikhlas dan jujur dengan diri kita sendiri. Kaji adakah parti kita berada dalam keadaan yang selamat? Adakah parti kita disenangi oleh sebahagian besar rakyat? Adakah parti kita bakal beroleh kemenangan dalam pilihanraya akan datang?”
Muhyiddin also said that based on GE13 stats, 44 BN Parliament seats are “grey” – see chart above – where the ruling party won with small majorities of between 0.1 and 5.9 percent.
He warned that with a drop of two percent popular support, the BN haul of Parliament seats will be reduced to 103. A simple majority in Parliament requires a minimum of 112 seats. “BN will lose,” he declared.
“Dua peratus bukan banyak, kalau saudara kira bahagian parlimen, kalau undi sekian banyak, kiralah dua peratus turun, maka kita akan ada dalam keadaan amat berbahaya,” tegas beliau. See 29 Nov 2014 FMT report – ‘Berubah atau mungkin ditukar- Muhyiddin‘
DAP attitude is it’s a Dog-Eat-Dog world out there
The DAP has made no bones that they wanna kill Umno – that’s what the ABU! ABU! ABU! demented chant is all about. Pleeeaaase! A war general is what BN needs.
DAP’s shoot-to-kill policy
Najib has to take a tougher stance. If not, support for the BN will keep depleting and depleting so that by the time 2018 rolls around, BN will go into the general election as the desperate underdog.
And here is my frank opinion of the DAP. In my earlier posting yesterday, I made a mention of an abused dog in Foshan, Guangdong that had its eyes gouged out and its body tortured with knife stabs – gory photo HERE. That is what the DAP will do to Umno.
It is the fate waiting to befall Umno if the leadership still refuses to get its act together. The DAP is vicious!
BELOW: 95 percent Chinese voted for Anwar in Permatang Pauh
Below is Hannah Yeoh’s tweet saying, “For a Subang Jaya girl like me, this place in Permatang Pauh is simply heavenly! ”
Regular commenter Calvin Sankaran said @ 2015/05/05 at 3:25 pm, “I am not sure if the picture is in Permatang Pauh even”.
Mengikut laporan The Straits Times (sebuah akhbar Singapura), Anwar Ibrahim telah memperolehi 95 peratus undi pemilih Cina, 70 peratus India dan 48 peratus Melayu di kawasan Parlimen Permatang Pauh dalam pilihanraya yang lepas.
Fuyoh, bukan setakat sokongan 90 peratus Cina bagi pembangkang dalam PRU13 sepertimana yang sering digembar-gemburkan tetapi sampai tahap 95 peratus tu! (more…)
In his interview published yesterday in Malaysiakini, Saifuddin Abdullah cautioned that “Umno may veer further to the right if Islamist hardliners win in the PAS muktamar in June”.
Saifuddin, who is Global Movement of Moderates CEO, said Umno should live up to its of being a moderate party regardless the scepticism greeting its claim to such a credential.