From DAP North to DAP South (Part 1)
The greatest achievement of DAP North, as Lim Guan Eng likes to remind everyone all the time, is the tripling of Penang’s financial allocation for Islamic activities.
Year 2010 Department of Statistics figures are used in our calculation because the nationwide census is carried out only once every 10 years — 2010, 2000, 1991, 1980, 1970, 1960 and 1957. Ethnic breakdown by state is available in the 2010 census whereas population statistics for the intervening years between the decennial censuses are projections
In 2010, there were 636,100 Malays residing in Penang. Since Malaysian Malays are constitutionally adherents of Islam, these residents can all be said to be beneficiaries of Guan Eng’s generous budget for Muslims to hold kelas al-Quran dan fardhu ain (Kafa) and the allowances paid to mosque officials.
RM27,400,000 ÷ 636,100 persons ÷ 365 days = RM0.12 daily
Calculated per head, each of the 636,100 Penang Malays benefited to the tune of 12 sen daily from the state government’s allocation to finance the upliftment of religious knowledge among the Muslim community.
Bible Belt girding the west coast
Commencing from the party’s stronghold in Penang north-east – which has a Chinese-majority population of 1,561,383 islanders – the DAP 2.0 evangelist faction cuts a swath through the Perak territory of the Ngeh-Nga warlord cousins, and thence to Subang Jaya.
Kuala Lumpur is the country’s most densely populated state. And KL is DAP land.
Penang overall packs the second greatest number of inhabitants per square kilometre (1,490/km²) in Malaysia. However George Town and its outlying areas are at an even higher density of 4,293 inhabitants/km². And Penang is DAP land too.
DAP political evangelism has managed to spread like a pandemic because the population density (see table, right) allows for many carriers to be easily infected, especially as the evangelist politicians are now in possession of the state resources — money, machinery and media including The Star.
FT Parliamentary seats: DAP (5), PKR (3), Umno (2), PAS (1), Independent (1)
- Kepong: Dr Tan Seng Giaw (DAP)
- Batu: Tian Chua (PKR)
- Wangsa Maju: Wee Choo Keong (Independent)
- Segambut: Lim Lip Eng (DAP)
- Setiawangsa: Zulhasnan Rafique (Umno)
- Titiwangsa: Dr Lo’Lo’ Ghazali (PAS)
- Bukit Bintang: Fong Kui Lun (DAP)
- Lembah Pantai: Nurul Izzah Anwar (PKR)
- Seputeh: Teresa Kok (DAP)
- Cheras: Tan Kok Wai (DAP)
- Bandar Tun Razak: Khalid Ibrahim (PKR)
- Putrajaya: Tengku Adnan Mansor (Umno)
(FT does not have any state seats)
Not only does KL belong to the DAP but so does Petaling with its huge population of 1,812,633.
Subang Jaya is the capital
Petaling is located in the centre of the Klang Valley and Subang Jaya is the district capital.
One can see from the list of Parliamentarians and state assemblymen in the electoral seats within the Petaling administrative district that many of them – including PKR’s Elizabeth Wong and Xavier Jayakumar – are tucked under the Pakatan Bible Belt.
“Take Subang for Jesus!”
A profile of the DAP Selangor is revealed in Syed Akbar Ali’s blog posting titled ‘Jawatankuasa Wanita DAP Selangor 100% Melayu !!‘ (29 Nov 2012).
Syed Akbar was only kidding when he added ‘Abdullah’ to all their names (screenshot below) but otherwise the list is correct. Wanita DAP Selangor had foreshadowed the national DAP congress in their mutual failure to include any Malays among elected office bearers.
The composition of the Wanita DAP Selangor exco smacks of an uncannily similar crony-and-family affair as Prema Arasan is Teresa Kok’s Special Assistant, Buvaneswary is the wife of DAP leader Ganapathi Rao and Kashturi Raani is the daughter of the late DAP Perak chairman P. Patto.
The Wanita DAP Selangor deputy chairman Lee Kee Hiong was previously Lim Kit Siang’s personal aide.
Evangelistas critical mass
The population bar chart (above) shows that Sabah and Sarawak are respectively the third and fourth most populous states after Selangor and Johor.
Christians in these two Bornean states are increasingly becoming DAP followers in the urban and Chinese constituencies.
It is a fallacy that the Christians are “only 9 percent” and thus a very weak community. Read ‘Christianization and the 9 percent factor‘
Golly, how the Christians can just eat and eat!
In The Star today alone, there are dozens of article headlines (below) touching on the Christmas season which indicate how much the well-to-do simply spend and spend and spend.
A merry and sweet Christmas 4 hours ago – The kitchen in Joyce Jason Rajan’s home …
Festive g-astronomy 6 hours ago – Indulge in delectable spreads at the lobby-level G Café during the Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner and Christmas Day Buffet Dinner, both priced at RM138++ per adult …
Profusion of delights 6 hours ago – The Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner will be a truly international halal spread. The Christmas Day Lunch is just as tempting with dim sum, sushi and maki rolls, …
Gorgeous SBK Shades for Women 12 hours ago – CHRISTMAS GIFTS · MUMS & KIDS · LAST CALL · StarBuys … Italian Ladies’ Sunglasses … The Finest Selection of Guess Watches for the Ladies … Dazzling Swarovski Crystal Button Earrings … Bulova Ladies Box Set Necklace …
Traditional Christmas goodies served at KLCC store 14 hours ago – OE Fine Jewellery hosted a festive party at their Suria KLCC flagship store in Kuala Lumpur recently…
Treasure trove to be unearthed at Habib showrooms nationwide 14 hours ago – Habib held a polka dot-themed Christmas Party recently …
Chopstick Cooking Institute principal prepares roast turkey 14 hours ago – Choong, the principal of Chopstick Cooking Institute Ipoh, also showed those present at the inaugural Christmas Meal …
Holiday vibes add to the thrill of a night out 14 hours ago – An extended weekend in store, should we survive today, with Christmas parties galore …
Guests feted to Christmas dinner and entertained by carollers 15 hours ago – It was an evening filled with celebration for corporate clients and guests of Prince Hotel …
Besides the ones above, there are dozens of other Star stories about Christmas carolling sessions, Christmas album launches, “spectacular Christmas Band performance”, etc over the past 24 hours in the paper’s online. These stories hint at how rich is the Christian community (come on lah, a poor and persecuted people don’t party at expensive hotels).
Neither will a helpless and persecuted community be feted by no less than the Menteri Besar at a posh venue.
Khalid Ibrahim tweeted the photo below at a Subang Jaya resort which he captioned: “Menghadiri jamuan sambutan Hari Krismas peringkat negeri Selangor. Suasana meriah dengan penuh kegembiraan“.
Sitting beside Khalid (on his left) at the VIP table are PRK state assemblypersons Xavier and Gan Pei Nei. As you can see, the Khalid administration celebrated Christmas early in grand style, indicating that Christianity is not a marginalized religion insofar as Selangor is concerned.
Does the Menteri Besar of the country’s richest and most populous state hosting such a lavish Christmas function indicate to you that Christians are powerless and persecuted?
Part 2 continues with ‘Orang Guan Eng membolot separuh daripada kerusi-kerusi CEC‘