(1) Blame Umno
Admitting that the failure to elect Malay candidates is “a setback to the DAP cause to represent all Malaysians”, Lim Kit Siang gave the following excuse.
“It has always been an uphill task for the DAP to reach out to the Malays, with the Umno and its mainstream media carrying out a sustained campaign to poison the minds of the Malays and demonise the DAP as anti-Malay and anti-Islam.”
Source: LKS press statement (17 Dec 2012)
So you see, the Malays failed to do well in the DAP election because the party has been unable to reach out to the Malays to persuade them to become DAP members who can vote their own Malay delegates who get to vote for the 20-member CEC.
It is all Umno’s fault for successfully poisoning Malay minds into believing that DAP is anti-Malay and anti-Islam and thus dissuading Malays from joining DAP.
(2) It is the Malay’s own fault
Kit Siang says that the Malays place a higher priority on “the politics of race as represented by Umno and the politics of religion as represented by PAS”.
According to him, “the politics of Malaysian solidarity, democracy and justice as represented by DAP has taken a lower priority” among Malays.
So you see, it is the Malays’ own shortcoming that they’re unable to appreciate the politics of National Solidarity, Democracy and Justice offered by DAP.
If Malays can truly appreciate the philosophy of colour blindness and Firstness, then they would join the DAP. As DAP party members, these Malays can then vote their Malay delegates who get to vote for the 20-member CEC and Malays would thus get elected to the party supreme council.
The problem with the Malay race is that they lack forward planning. They should have flooded the DAP branches with Malay members so that these members can choose Malay delegates to attend the DAP congress to vote for the Malay contenders for CEC seats.
(3) But never mind, the future is still bright
Kit Siang explains why:
“Over the decades, more and more Malays have realised that what the Umno propaganda mills have churned out against the DAP, that it is an anti-Malay and anti-Islam party, are pure lies and falsehoods.
As a result, DAP is getting increasing Malay support not only from ordinary Malays, but also Malay voters. This is what is frightening Umno and BN.”
The good news is that Malay voters are increasingly supporting the DAP.
(4) Better still, Umno is now scared shit
“… reaffirmation of the Middle Malaysia concept by the just-concluded 16th DAP National Congress in Penang [has] struck fear in Umno/BN and reverberated throughout the country, ringing alarm bells …”
That’s why Umno leaders have resorted to the politics of fear warning about another May 13 like Shahrizat Jalil or about “chaos” like Muhyiddin Yassin, adds Kit Siang.
Kit Siang swears:
“The 16th DAP National Congress is testimony of DAP’s unbowed commitment to grow, develop and expand as an inclusive Malaysian party representing all Malaysians, whether Malays, Chinese, Indians, Orang Asli, Kadazans or Ibans; whether Muslims, Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Sikhs or Taoists; and whether in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah or Sarawak for a Middle Malaysia.”
(5) Plus DAP is not scared of Umno at all
Kit Siang explains why:
• Firstly, 1Malaysia has never been endorsed by the Umno general assembly which is stuck in the Ketuanan Melayu mindset and rejects Ketuanan Rakyat
• Secondly, Umno refuses to guarantee that it will transfer power peacefully to Pakatan Rakyat should BN lose the election and this refusal indicates that Umno is scared that this time they might really lose
• Thirdly, failure to touch even on the problem of corruption, which has become worse under Najib. A “clean and incorrupt government” is, on the other hand, “one of the pillars of a Middle Malaysia” promised by the DAP”
Kit Siang concludes with the promise that if Pakatan Rakyat succeed in their ‘100 Days to Putrajaya’ campaign and form the next federal government say with 125 parliamentary seats (PKR 45, DAP 40 and PAS 40), “the stage will be set for the fruition of a Middle Malaysia”.
DAP obtaining 40 Parliamentary seats is possible and probable.
But PKR getting 45 (!?) and PAS getting 40?
Oh well, if it makes the ignoramai happy to swallow the Pakatan’s Putrajaya winning formula, why should we be the ones to spoil their happy dream?
By the way, did you know that the plural of ‘formula’ (singular word) is formulae. There is a decided pattern to forming plural words, for example alga-singular, algae-plural.
The plural of mouse is mice and louse is lice
The plural of tooth is teeth and goose is geese
The plural of memorandum is memoranda, datum (data), medium (media), criterion (criteria)
The plural of analysis is analyses and hypothesis is hypotheses
The plural of alumnus is alumni – pronounced ‘alumnai’ . The plural of fungus is fungi (pronounced ‘fungai’), cactus (cacti), focus (foci), nucleus (nuclei), radius (radii), stimulus (stimuli) and syllabus (syllabi)
So the plural of ignoramus is logically ignoramai.
Meaning, RAMAI juga yang cukup ignorant, terutama sekali di kalangan pengikut kultus taksub pro-Pakatan.