Sakmongkol: Good chance to “kill off MCA for good”
‘A present for the Umno delegates — a dead MCA‘, headlined Sakmongkol’s blog yesterday.
Datuk Sak believes that MCA can be “wiped out” if 30 percent of the Malay electorate can be persuaded to vote opposition in those Parliament seats where the party is the incumbent.
“MCA is finished”, declares the ex-Umno former state assemblyman. According to him, only in Air Hitam, Alor Setar and Alor Gajah – all three significantly Malay-majority areas – does MCA stand “a fighting chance”.
Datuk Sak is articulating what has been the DAP clarion call to the Chinese electorate to “kill off MCA for good” (Datuk Sak’s words).
The ongoing drive by DAP among the Chinese community to finish off MCA is very vicious and permeates every level of mass communication.
Now Sakmongkol has added a Malay twist to it and in the most arresting words, “A present for the Umno delegates — a dead MCA” (evocative of throwing a “running dog” carcass at the feet of the Malay “master”, imagery which is a popular DAP depiction of MCA).
Sakmongkol’s 30-percent Malay formula
I’ve reproduced below the table prepared by Datuk Sak premised on the 2008 electoral roll of MCA areas.
For ease of calculation, the former Umno Pekan info chief has hypothesized the electoral turnout in the coming general election to be a uniform 80 percent. In actuality, the percentages have in the past varied from the low to high 70s percentile. In Alor Setar for example, the voter turnout was 72 percent.
In addition to Datuk Sak’s forecast figures, I’ve added another column for comparison’s sake, i.e. the number of votes obtained by MCA in the 2008 general election.
Going by Sakmongkol’s (overly) optimistic projection, MCA might be able to retain 5 of the 15 seats the party is holding presently.
From his analysis of the seat profiles, Datuk Sak is confident that the “prospects of eliminating MCA are good”. He believes that Air Itam and Alor Gajah are the only two safe seats for MCA in the next GE.
Sakmongkol’s cyber campaign aimed at Malays
Datuk Sak tells the Malays, “MCA is your enemy. Its president made fun of Islam.”
Sak is basically rehashing the DAP line that is similarly pushed by other leaders in his party such as Anthony Loke who thundered “Chua Soi Lek orang paling celaka” as well as tweeted that MCA is insulting Islam.
He calls MCA “a racist party consisting of anti-Islam Chinese”.
This charge is aligned to the Malaysian First approach that considers the BN communal formula as ‘racist’ and any Chinese who does not subscribe to their evangelical profession of brotherly and sisterly love as being anti-religion if not wholly godless.
DAP, defender of Islam today
Sak also labels the MCA “confrontational” due to the party leaders voicing their disagreement on the hudud issue unlike the DAP Occupy Masjid activists who have made the mosque and surau their second home.
Singling out the Air Hitam and Alor Setar constituencies, he says it is sinful for the Malays there “to vote for MCA infidels”.
Compare: MCA Chinese are depicted as infidels. On the other hand, DAP evangelists are advertised as a mosque’s best friend.
The Star highlights Hannah Yeoh bringing ‘Ramadan cheer for the needy‘, Hannah ‘Yeoh gives RM5,000 to surau‘ and on another occasion blaring that she forked out RM2,000 each to six mosques and RM1,000 each to 16 surau.
For the payment of RM1,000 per surau, The Star publicizes Hannah Yeoh as the female equivalent of Guan Eng’s Caliph Umar Abdul Aziz in stature. And the opposition dare bash the RM500 BR1M payment per household as a bribe?
Have the MCA representatives never helped Malays at all in these last 60 years? From reading The Star, you might not think much of any MCA’s efforts. As has been pointed out before in these pages, the MCA folks are largely invisible in that paper.
Which is why Sakmongkol can get away with accusing MCA of being enemies of Islam, infidels and anti-Malay in tandem with The Star‘s propaganda-assist in portraying the new 2.0 Chinese opposition as Islam huggers, godly and righteous politicians and a new breed of Malay lovers.
The question is whether the public would be hoodwinked by the “racist” and “anti-Islam” allegations levelled against the MCA. Regular readers of The Star probably might!
Si Gunting keeps snipping and snipping away
Sakmongkol’s accusations against Chua Soi Lek and MCA follow the standard DAP template.
Datuk Sak also fires a more targetted shot in saying that “Malays in Batu Pahat know the real anti-Malay character of Chua Soi Lek”.
Dr Chua’s former Parliament constituency is Labis.
Batu Pahat is where the illicit sex episode was taped. Screenshot below is the tweeter (solicited by The Star‘s Twitter ‘Live Session’ programme) who condemned Dr Chua’s tryst. The Star invited a tweeter who publicly slagged Dr Chua as an adulterer to host its online programme.
The Star peddling Firster ethos
Chinese voters appear to be a lost cause.
It truly boggles the mind how MCA is not only losing the perception war but that it has allowed its own media machinery to push an entire ethos contrary to the BN spirit which serves only to put MCA on the backfoot.
A popular meme is that Malaysians are ready to embrace multiracial parties and thus MCA, MIC and Umno which are raced-based are resoundingly rejected for being “racist”.
This DAP hot air balloon can be punctured but The Star doesn’t attempt to do that. Not in the slightest bit.
Take the Selangor Wanita DAP line-up headed by Hannah where there is not a single Malay face. What kind of multiracial party is DAP boasting? Even in its national line-up there is no elected DAP Malay. Zilch.
If the blogs can point out that DAP’s much touted multiracialism is a mere facade, how come The Star cannot? I’ve thus far never read any stories critical of the DAP evangelists in the MCA paper, have you?
Ditikam belakang oleh musuh dalam selimut
It’s most ironic that Sakmongkol writes, “Umno wants to save its Islam bashing partner at all costs even if it means speaking like an infidel”.
His article can be read in pdf here — ‘A dead MCA’ (click).
So Umno wants to save MCA but The Star is subtly stabbing MCA time and again.
Undeniably DAP 2.0 is media savvy but when its promotion and publicity campaign is being carried out by none other than sister publication ‘Buy Star, read Rocket‘, then it’s really no wonder that a DAP Malay politician can gleefully crow “A present for the Umno delegates — a dead MCA”.
We all know who’s sticking one of the sharp lethal objects in the back of MCA.
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