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The Jurassic Museum awaits

The screenshot below shows a page in Lim Kit Siang’s blog today featuring the headline ‘It’s over for MCA‘ — an article by Mohd Ariff Sabri Aziz (Sakmongkol).


It is part of the overweaning Pakatan confidence as reflected in the cover of the latest issue of the Aliran magazine — see below — and which also contains an essay by lawyer Tommy Thomas.

(Aliran is the Penang NGO whose honorary assistant secretary yesterday accused some BN politicians of “scaremongering” while at the same time touting Malaysiakini, Malaysian Chronicle and Aliran as his recommended sources of reliable information).

Aliran cover

Also writing on the same theme of MCA curtain call is high profile multi-millionaire Koon Yew Yin, published today in The Malaysian Insider.

I’ve summarized below Koon’s views on the imminent demise of the MCA.

Please note that they are HIS views and not mine.

Readers of this blog have sometimes asked me what is it that the Chinese are thinking. Well, there are roughly some 7 million of us in the country and I wouldn’t know what is in the mind of those other 6,999,999 Chinese.

Although I’ve been sharing my views with you, I’m admittedly unrepresentative since I refuse to vote for the opposition in GE13 – a decision which puts me in a small minority.

Koon Yew Yin’s idea of what the Chinese want will better reflect the wishes of majority and that’s why I’m reproducing them here. It’s always good to be aware of different perspectives.

I shall have my say later in a separate posting to follow on from this one.

Game over for MCA, predicts Koon Yew Yin

Koon Yew Yin predicts that the coming general election will ring the death knell for the MCA which he views as “a thoroughly politically discredited and morally bankrupt party”.

He doesn’t reckon the BN handouts to be able to win over disenchanted young Chinese voters who demand ‘Change’.

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Koon writes that the Chinese “want a party that can stand up to Umno and its almost 60 years of self-serving politics of racism, cronyism and opportunism …”.

According to feedback that Koon has obtained from the Chinese community and through his participation in political ceramahs and interaction with the man in the street, the multi-millionaire forecasts that “the MCA and Gerakan will be wiped out”.

He does not believe that their candidates will be able to win even in Umno-dominated constituencies.

His worst-case scenario is based on two important considerations, i.e. the inability of Umno to “change” and the inability of MCA to discard its role as “a toady and boot-licking party”.

Thus Koon advocates a pragmatic course of action for MCA members to take, i.e. ditch their support for BN.

He encourages individual MCA leaders and MCA members to signal their disgust at Umno which has treated the MCA like “a lap dog”. This can be done by refusing to support BN in the polls.

He calls upon them to “make a stand for change by working to ensure that the BN loses and for the opposition to take over Putrajaya”.

Koon argues that while such a move may be difficult for the party top brass who have profited from lucrative contracts, commissions and Datuk/Tan Sri titles, it is nonetheless doable for the MCA middle rankers.

“[T]his is the right time to shift their allegiance to the opposition coalition and for them to work to ensure a Pakatan Rakyat victory,” declares Koon.

In his outline on how MCA mid-level leaders and ordinary party members can contribute to ousting Umno, Koon lists the following:

(1) “urging constituency members not to vote blindly for BN candidates”

(2) “secretly providing support to opposition candidates”

(3) “alerting the NGOs monitoring the elections of the BN’s dirty tricks and likely abuses”

(4) “dragging their feet on being co-opted as a BN election worker; etc.”

Koon cloncludes with saying:

“Unlike the party’s leaders who have accumulated so much wealth by being cronies of Umno, the middle-level and grassroots leadership have gotten crumbs while being kicked around. Only by working for change will they be able to win back the respect of the Chinese community and convince their friends and children that they have not sold out the Chinese community by being members of the MCA.”


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37 thoughts on “The Jurassic Museum awaits

  1. Lé God & his kuncu kuncus can forget about my vote.

    Just a few observations. I have several circle of friends. The first would be my church buddies comprising almost entirely of professionals e.g. lawyers, engineers, architects, accountants etc. I’d say around 60% Chinese, 30% Indians & 10% various races. In terms of support for BN, I’m almost exclusively alone. Their reasons for wanting to vote for PR would be the trite ones – Allah issue, religious persecution, racial discrimination, corruption etc. As most are rather comfortable financially, they feel that the government is doing nothing of note to help them.

    Another circle of friends would be colleagues. They comprise of approximately 40% Malays, 30% Chinese, 20% Indians & the rest, various races. Around 90% are earning below 3500 gross per month. As such, they are in the target group of government programs to enhance their livelihood. It is interesting to note that some 90% are supportive of the government’s efforts. Of the remaining 10%, they’re adamant on change, made up almost entirely of Chinese with a smattering of Indians & Malays. I’ve realized that in this group is made up almost exclusively of those in management positions.

    The third group is my social circle made up mainly of university & school buddies. Its a mixed bag of about 40% Chinese, 20% Malays, 20% Indians & the rest made up mainly of Sarawakian natives. Again, virtually everyone are professionals here. Of the Chinese, about 3/4 supports PR. For the Malays & Indians, the support is approximately equal for both BN & PR. As for the Sarawakian natives, they’re unanimously behind BN.

    I made these few conclusions.

    – The Christians will vote for PR due to perceived persecution & discrimination
    – The professionals & higher income earners will vote for PR as they feel they’re not getting any goodies from the government’s programs
    – The lower to middle income group, the target group for assistance are supportive & grateful of the goverment’s efforts
    – The Sarawakian natives are staunch BN supporters
    – The Malays are likely to vote for BN mainly due to economic & religious reasons
    – The Chinese voters are almost entirely pro PR but wary about PAS (1/2 are unsure if PAS is contesting the seat)
    – The Indians are coming back with the exception of professionals & Christians
    – Sarawakians will still be the FD for BN. Even the Chinese there are a mixed bag with almost equal support for both sides of the divide

    If these observations translate to the national polls, MCA will be well & truly buried.

    1. re: “The Sarawakian natives are staunch BN supporters”

      Interesting. I confess that I’m divorced from Sabah & S’wak politics. However, I’ve a better grasp of Penang attitudes than Jonnymalaya.

      So, in a nutshell, the Chinese is in the DAP bag. (LOL! Chinese who don’t wish to vote Pakatan should make my blog their watering hole. Spread the word …)

      Christians, incl. Indian Christians for Pakatan.

      Malays split, Indians if they’re lower income may incline to BN.

      Overall, the BN demography is still more inclusive than the Pakatan demography. This will definitely be so should some of the fringe PAS & PKR Malays crossover.

      1. Sarawakian natives are a simple (not backwards) lot. Twenty years ago, it takes 3 hrs to make a 45km journey to my mum’s kampung. This is because the road is a gravel one. There are rocks as big as a fist upon which your tyres run. Electricity was powered with generators for those who can afford one. If you can’t, you’re left with candles, kerosene & gas lamps. LPG cylinders are unheard of as everyone cooks with a kerosene stove or more commonly, firewood. Water supply is obtained from streams, mountain springs & rain water. Completing form 5 then was a big deal.

        In the mid to late 90s, the government started tarring the road. Today, it takes 20-30 minutes for a drive to the countryside. Electricity supply came next with the government even arranging for internal wiring for RM80 with fixed numbers of powerpoints, switches & light bulbs. The same with water supply. As most houses have their own piping system, the government arranged for the pipe connection from the meter point to the water inlet point.

        Today, a number of those in the kampung have nice, big houses with a car or two. Kids graduating from universities are also common occurence. Despite that, a lot of the older generations are still tilling the soil out of habit and/or for financial reasons. The government realizing this, provides fertilizer & pesticide on a regular basis (bi monthly or quarterly) for those registered with the local agriculture office. Even for those who want to have their own free range chickens, they can get a certain number of chick periodically from the same office.

        The little that the natives get make them grateful for the government’s help. Thus, it translates to votes for BN. In fact, if you see the last state election, if I’m not mistaken, only 3 seats with mainly native voters were lost to the opposition. One was lost to Baru Bian mainly due to dissatisfaction over the dropping of the incumbent. The other was a surprise PKR victory. And the last was lost to an independent candidate known to be backed by the incumbent who was dropped due to internal party power struggle.

        If I were a betting man, I’d say DAP will retain Bandar Kuching. Will probably win Miri. As for Sibu & Bintulu, could go either way. The rest, BN has them locked, in most areas, comfortably. Their biggest enemy in Sarawak will not be PR but themselves with the internal strife in SPDP & PRS. My prediction? BN to secure 28 of 31 seats.

        1. I forgot another seat. Stampin, currently held by Yong Khoon Seng, deputy minister of works should also fall to DAP as the incumbent will not be defending the seat after 5 terms.

          1. establishment = bumiputera + Muslim

            federal opposition = Chinese + Christian

            Jihad vs Crusade

            btw, here’s the list of Ministers and Deputy Ministers who are Sabah and Sarawak Christian natives:

            Bernard Dompok, Maximus Ongkili, Douglas Uggah Embas, Idris Jala, Joseph Kurup, Joseph Salang Gandum, Joseph Entulu anak Belaun, Jacob Dungau Sagan, Jelaing anak Mersat, James Dawos Mamit and Richard Riot anak Jaem

            Don’t hear their loud voices on kalimah Allah unlike Bishop Paul Tan, Bishop Ng Moon Hing and Rev. Eu Hong Seng.

          2. It is telling that the 5 Catholic bishops in Sarawak have made no comments over the matter despite the fact that it affects Sarawakians if usage is disallowed.

            Archbishop John Ha, Archbishop Emeritus Peter Chung (Kuching), Bishop Joseph Hii, Bishop Emeritus Dominic Su (Sibu) & Bishop Anthony Lee (Miri) repeated the same mantra over & over. Pray that the parties involved are granted wisdom & guidance & let the law of the land decide.

            To be fair, the government is kind to the Catholic church in Sarawak. Sacred Heart Sibu has a statue of Jesus outside standing around 30m high. St Joseph’s Kuching sits on prime land, 500m from centre of the city, Padang Merdeka. Catholic cemeteries are available at St Joe’s, Sacred Heart 7th Mile, St Anne’s Kota Padawan & a huge stand alone cemetery behind the Sarawak Turf Club.

            In my mum’s kampung, the area is known as Singai comprising of about 10 kampungs along a stretch if road around 10kms. There is 1 church & 7 chapels along that road. All Catholic. Also, the Catholic Memorial & Pilgrimage Center is located along the road. It has hostel facilities, mess hall, activity hall, amphitheater & grotto for services, retreats, seminars etc for a few thousand.

            So are the Catholics & by extension Christians persecuted? I don’t see it at all.

            1. In Jerusubang they feel they are. It’s true that some of the charismatic/ evangelical churches are squatting in shoplots. Quite a sorry sight.

              I feel that the parishioners ought to be permitted to build churches that look more like traditional church architecture with the cross displayed on the steeple if they so wish (i.e. the local councils should not trot out excuses to disallow or delay approval of their building plan)

              On the flip side, some of the mega’churches’ which have expanded through preaching the Prosperity Gospel (e.g. City Harvest) have enough funds to build religious centres that look grand, e.g. DUMC phase 2. However, these churches are feared by the orthodox Muslims as the DUMC episode which transpired has shown us.

          3. I’ve been to Gereja Kristus Aman in TTDI. Also in a shoplot, 3 storeys if I recall correctly. As the service was conducted at the 1st floor & we were at the 2nd, we followed mass through a 14 inch TV. Sobering experience. I won’t want to speculate on the evangelical churches but I’m somewhat mystified as to why the Catholics have so many churches in close proximity here in KL.

            For example, St Francis Xavier, Assumption Church, St Ignatius & Kristus Aman within a few kms of each other in PJ. Another example would be Our Lady of Fatima, Holy Rosary, St John & St Anthony also within a few kms in KL. The church is complaining about the shortage of priests. Not surprised considering how thinly they’re stretched.

            You have a point about the local councils making life difficult when it comes to church buildings. Case in point would Shah Alam’s Divine Mercy. Took like a decade of going back & forth before they can finally build it. Even then, it was in an industrial estate without a cross.

            I think Christians have to stop, take a breather & reflect on things. Their penchant for justice in the name of God & religion rubs others the wrong way.They need to go back to basics. Read the bible. Understand it. God says “Love your neighbours as I have loved you” so there can be no ifs & buts there. You can’t quote one part of the bible relevant to what you do & disregard another as it contradicts it.

            Sadly, I don’t foresee that happening anytime soon. In fact, within a decade I believe Christianity in Malaysia would be something like an elitist group. Small in numbers but influential & powerful.

          4. >>btw, here’s the list of Ministers and Deputy Ministers who are Sabah and Sarawak Christian natives:
            >>Bernard Dompok, Maximus Ongkili, Douglas Uggah Embas, Idris Jala, Joseph Kurup, Joseph Salang Gandum, Joseph Entulu anak Belaun, Jacob Dungau Sagan, Jelaing anak Mersat, James Dawos Mamit and Richard Riot anak Jaem
            >>Don’t hear their loud voices on kalimah Allah unlike Bishop Paul Tan, Bishop Ng Moon Hing and Rev. Eu Hong Seng.

            – Use of ‘Allah’ by Christians no longer an issue – Dompok

            Read more:

            – Ongkili to raise ‘Christian threat’ seminar in Cabinet


            – Don’t politicise ‘Allah’ issue, says PKR chief (Baru Bian)


            So I disagree that this issue is only being championed by Chinese Christians…

            1. Jonny, you’re insisting that “this issue is [NOT] only being championed by Chinese Christians” alone.

              I’ve said that the Sabah & S’wak Christian native BN Ministers are not making loud noises. It is the Bishop Paul Tan, Bishop Ng Moon Hing and Rev. Eu Hong Seng who have been very vocal.

              (a) Bernard Dompok

              He said: “You know like the ‘Allah’ issue raised by (DAP) Lim Guan Eng, actually this is already a non-issue.” Interpret as LGE, Paul Tan, Ng Moon Hing, Eu Hong Seng making an issue out of a non-issue. Making noise when they should keep quiet.


              (b) Maximus Ongkili

              Jonny, please provide a citation on what YAB Menteri Ongliki has actually said on the kalimah Allah issue.

              The link which you gave says that the Council of Churches Malaysia demanded Christian ministers to bring up the issue in Cabinet. The president of CCM is Bishop Thomas Tsen and the Deputy President is Bishop Philip Lok. Both Chinese wor.

              CCM is making noise. Ongkili is silent. You will have to tell us what the peribumi Christians Dompok and Ongkili have said exactly on the kalimah Allah so that we can compare whether they sound like Bishop Paul Tan.

              (c) Baru Bian is PKR politician lah but fine, he’s native.

              Baru Bian said: “Witness the ‘Allah’ issue, the deafening silence by the prime minister in the face of Ibrahim Ali’s call for the Malay Bible to be burnt, Dr Mahathir’s association with Perkasa and most recently, the revelations of the ongoing RCI in Sabah into Project IC.”


              re: Baru Bian’s complaint of “deafening silence” on the part of the BN bigwigs. So again, Jonny, please link us to what the BN Christian Sabah & S’wak native ministers (there are so many of them as per list) have said on the kalimah Allah issue.

          5. Again this is where facts are selectively chosen to suit your agenda.

            From my link:

            “UPKO president Tan Sri Bernard Giluk Dompok said the use of the term ‘Allah’ by Christians was no longer an issue, and Sabah could import Indonesian Bibles without any problem.
            He said bibles printed in Indonesia could be brought in freely into Sabah and can even be re-printed.

            “Datuk Seri Maximus Ongkili told The Malaysian Insider he will ask Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who holds the education portfolio and hails from the southern state, to explain why the seminar, organised by the state’s education and mufti departments, was allowed.”

            Now, had a Chinese or Indian christian made this statement, certainly your reaction would be very different.

            Again, lets not forget that SIB (a native Borneo church) & Jill Lawrence Ireland is also bringing this issue to court.

            1. Right, “He said bibles printed in Indonesia could be brought in freely into Sabah and can even be re-printed.”

              So what (why) was the fuss that LGE kicked up on 24 Dec 2012 since Dompok says “no issue”?

              Just take up my challenge lah and provide us with what Dompok, Ongkili or anyone of the Ministers in the list actually said about kalimah Allah.

          6. “UPKO president Tan Sri Bernard Giluk Dompok said the use of the term ‘Allah’ by Christians was no longer an issue, and Sabah could import Indonesian Bibles without any problem.
            He said bibles printed in Indonesia could be brought in freely into Sabah and can even be re-printed.”

            – Sabah can import and also reprint Indonesian bibles
            – The Indonesian bible uses the word Allah in it
            – It also is no longer an issue… any polemics either from Umno, MCA, PAS, DAP, PKR, Perkasa, Jakim, Jakam, Makan or Makam, or even Helen Ang… is moot.

            Now, had a Chinese or Indian Christian leader said this, we would predictably have yet another article from you, perhaps claiming that Indonesian bibles are freely being brought into Malaysia without obstacle, with some hazy link to evangelists, The Star paper, and Hannah Yeo.

  2. Helen,

    The one thing that crossed my mind when I read Koon’s piece is the proposal of unity (UMNO-PAS) government. Dapsters has realised that it is a game of numbers after all.

    For discussion sake, let’s imagine if the Malays are united and mobilise as one, and does not subscribe to partisan politics, I think the loudmouth Chinese a.k.a Dapsters will be hard pressed to win back the trust and respect from the Malay community or else they might just to pack and ship themselves out as they will find it very uncomfortable to live in this country.

    Also, just imagine the hysteria coming from Dapsters if a similar message were to be conveyed to the Malays/Bumiputra.

    1. re: “will find it very uncomfortable to live in this country”

      Sigh … I’m aware.

      Unfortunately, like I’ve said, I’m in the very small minority to disprove of their Dapster politics as well as to object to their behaviour on the kalimah Allah issue.

      They are very vicious in their harassment and smear campaign against me.

      On whether the Malay parties are playing the Race and Religion card, I think it’s the same, i.e. Yes.

      Umno has been appealing for Malay unity and also raising the spectre of the Christian bogeyman.

      If PAS shifts, then Malay unity it is. I don’t see PKR as having strong roots and I also bear in mind that Semangat 46 dissolved and was absorbed into Umno. (On a side note, Usno was absorbed into Umno Sabah.)

      A regular commenter Shamshul Anuar warns that Chinese are voting ourselves out of govt. I think we could be voting ourselves out of the country in the long-term, i.e. concurring with the flow of your comment above.

      1. The idea that PAS will return to UMNO will be remote, at least for this coming GE. Things might change if UMNO wins big.

        As for the fate of MCA and Gerakan, we need two viable multi-racial coalitions. If MCA and Gerakan lose big time, I predict that they might be willing to be co-opted into a United Malaysian National Organization or a National Front party. I think the latter is more plausible as it enables UMNO, MCA, MIC, PPP and coalition parties to remain in existence, with the new BN party a one step forward from the current system. It will be interesting if the BN party hold elections to determine their own President, Vice President etc., and we can see how the multiracial platform deals with membership structures and whether it will become an elite representation system.

        I can daydream, can’t I?

        1. Some Umno leaders, such as Onn Jaafar, had it in them personally but the tide did not favour.

          To have Onn Jaafar mark 2, the supporting structure (i.e. mindset of Umno, MCA, MIC etc) members must be open to the idea of Umno as United ‘Malaysian’ Nat.Org.

          And since it is Umno that is the one supposed to open up and absorb the stragglers, then the decision is reliant on the Malay outlook as well as the worldview of the soon-to-be rump MCA et al (I predict an exodus from MCA to DAP during and after GE13).

          Looking at the behaviour of Dapsters, which sane Umno member would risk opening up their party to the Chinese? ROTFL

      2. “Umno has been appealing for Malay unity and also raising the spectre of the Christian bogeyman. ”

        Actually, when the Christians raised the kalimah issue, most Muslims were able to fill in the blanks themselves. The Muslims who care, anyway.

        1. Just yesterday, the DAP vice chairman (appointed on Malay quota) was accused of spreading Christianity in his former uni, a charge which he denies.

          For Dr Ariffin to be dikafirkan sebegitu reflects the convenient use of the Christian bogeyman.

          I do indeed understand why the kalimah Allah issue will be defended – and rightly so – by Umno and I don’t blame the state Islamic apparatus for doing the same.

          In fact in my past postings, I’ve indicated that I understand why the Majlis Syura made the only decision possible [for it] under the circumstances.

          But the Dapsters who have been barking at PAS are totally unable see from the PAS point of view at all and they also buat tak tahu (or probably they cannot ever recognize when they themselves are at fault) that their own sec-gen restarted the whole business with his X’mas message.

          Our friend Shamshul’s theory of “collision course” looks likely as Dapsters seemingly cannot be reasoned with and now the PAS grassroots are beginning to memberontak.

  3. Sis, 2 years ago when your blog was only 30,000+ hits i was waving the “none of the above” banner as an “army of one” and now i finally you see the “none of the above” as the third choice in this election. but you took along time to come this view.

    You know what, i think you are too late, in this 2 years have shifted my views. The dapster’s methodology has change my motivation in local politics. Ì now can clearly see the enemy within the malaysian society.

    Ì see the opposition will take to the street regardless what ever the result may be, only if PR wins will the street demos will stop.

    My own straw polls shows a shift towards BN but not enough for a confident 2/3 majority.

    But the major casuality will be race relation in this country. Cause now we know what will happen next with a good degree of certainty. You can bury your heads in the sand, but you cannot stop imagining what will happen next.

    But the only salvation out of this is internet technology, in the last 1 year i have been studying it.

    U see like medic you need to find a vector, isolate it and destroy the source of the plague.

    Let put it this way, i have meet HY twice without him knowing i was there. If these dapster thinks the they can hid behind the internet….. well if computer idiot like me can track some down, imagine…….

    You can cure the patient.

    1. Yup, without the MCA as a moderating factor, race relations will take a turn for the much worse.

      And yup, ABU has promised to take to the streets.

      “ABU and its allies have already warned that if the people are cheated at GE13, BN will have to face us on the streets.” — Haris Ibrahim (5 Feb 2013)

      1. If they take to the streets, I wonder if we should have a counter movement. My preferred name for this movement would Fuck-U-PR (FUPR)

        When it’s time to chant, all members would go “Fup-per! Fup-per!”

        Our mascot would be a green donkey with a turquoise blinkers and a rocket up its ass.

    2. “Ì now can clearly see the enemy within the malaysian society.”

      kp, you’re not the only one. I’ve been reading quite a number of comments in the blogs since 2008, and I feel that we may be surprised with the results of GE13.

      My reason for saying so? Remember that phrase “you are not alone?”

      Yeah, that.

      1. I have the same reading (prognosis) as you of the GE13 results but those people on the march to Putrajaya will not even know what hit them when Tunguska strikes.

        Anyway, it won’t be long now. Max 3 months or so.

  4. In his outline on how MCA mid-level leaders and ordinary party members can contribute to ousting Umno, Koon lists the following:

    (1) “urging constituency members not to vote blindly for BN candidates”
    (2) “secretly providing support to opposition candidates”

    (3) “alerting the NGOs monitoring the elections of the BN’s dirty tricks and likely abuses”
    (4) “dragging their feet on being co-opted as a BN election worker; etc.”


    I don’t think Mr Hussin or any Blacks voters would want to make a deliberate calls to the Republican Blacks to sabotage their party because if they do that they are actually insulting the Black communities and worse “every action will be followed by a reaction”.

  5. the irony part’s the millionaires that are asking for change. How the hell can we take it seriously? Are these guys not rich enough and had been parasites long enough benefitting so much from the government yet still have the audacity to scream crony, oppressor, racist, etc and demand for change?

    Are they for real? Seriously.

    Greed has no border and stupidity can’t be tought!

    1. The thing with a lot of Chinese is that they have insatiable hunger & thirst. This can be a good thing if it means working hard & getting the job done. But it can also be a bad thing as it means greed & gluttony.

      It is mystifying that they agitate for change considering how kind the country has been for them over the years, especially in financial terms. Personally as I fall in the two categories of “oppressed” – Chinese Catholic, I still don’t see how we’re pushed to the brink. Granted there are some issues here & there but none are insurmountable with a little bit of understanding & tolerance

  6. Actually, i do not believe that MCA will be buried this coming election. The Chinese are a very pragmatic lot. I do not think that the non-christian Chinese would put everything in one basket, so to speak.

    I truly believe that there are those within the DAP who are just as disgusted by Lim Guan Eng’s arrogance and would love to see DAP go back to its original roots and not be a mouthpiece for the Chinese Christians only. That’s why you see more and more DAP leaders speaking out and websites like the DAP Insider coming up.

    There are Chinese out there who are just as wary of Guan Eng, as the Malays are. and rightly so. Guan Eng is a dictator. He has no place in our country’s political scene. So, i do not think that MCA will be buried this coming election. And even if it were to loose, i do not think that it will opt out or be kicked out of BN. For malaysia to survive, it needs cooperation from all the races in malaysia. And the BN formula works.

    As for the election, i truly believe BN will win, with more votes than the 2008 election. And with this new mandate, i believe the first call for the gov is to use the new Security Act on those activists and political leaders who have threaten the security and peace of this country. That will put to rest all the calls for an arab spring revolution.

    Should BN loose however, PR will win with a very slim majority with DAP winning the most number of seats. When this happens, i am almost sure that Anwar will then call on PKR and all the anwaristas within PAS to leave PR and join force with BN to form a unity gov with him as the PM, of course. Why? Because i cannot see anwar kow tow-ing to the Chinese DAP which he has no choice but to do should he stay with PR.

    Anwar, if you read his history, has a deep rooted dislike towards the Chinese. Just read his policies when he was in government. Do you honestly believe that he has changed? There is no way in hell he will be under any Chinese, much less Guan Eng. he may have his tail between his legs right now, but as soon as he has power, he will get rid of the baggage that he does not want. He has no loyalty towards anyone, only towards himself. So, i really think he would rather form a unity gov with BN than to ‘work together’ with DAP. That is why, when he went out from prison, he still eyed joining UMNO again. And that is why he established a new political party, and not join PAS. Easier to jump ship should he want to.

    So, while the Chinese in DAP is salivating at finally getting the political power on top of the economical power that they already have, anwar and his geng are dreaming of another completely different dream.

    That’s why there is a saying out there: do not play politics with the malays. ( or something like that).

    This is just my opinion. You may agree or you may not. That is your right.

  7. Helen,

    I feel MCA will survive this coming election. in fact, i believe it will do better this time.

    The malays generally are “less angry” with Najib. as such, UMNO will I believe get the lion share of Malay votes. and not forgetting Malays who now lean towards UMNO will naturally vote for MCA in areas where MCA contests. I must say however I have met several UMNO members who refuse to vote for MCA as they are angry that MCA tends to take the easy way of pleasing the chinese rather than confronting DAP. That however changed a bit after Dr Chua takes over MCA.

    Besides, the perception that Guan Eng is the ‘supremo” in chinese politics is not without challenge. It has been said again and again so much that people are influenced by the perception.

    1. The most visible yardstick of whether MCA is willing to confront DAP to set the record straight on various misconceptions is to litmus test the content of the supposed MCA mouthpiece.

      The huge pool of young voters is a setback to the MCA. The digital generation is one of soundbites and eye candy and instant gratification.

      The Star Media group – which even has its onw SwitchUp.TV claims to have an audience of 5.63 million. If so, why is MCA foundering so badly and sidelined by public discourse?

      1. Helen ang,

        Had not for Malay votes, it is true that MCA would be wiped out long time ago.

        The way i see it MCA simply refuses to sccept reality that as long as it tolerates nonsense from DAP, it will continously mocked by the chinese community. I repeatedly say that MCA is stupid to allow Star to be the “mouthpiece” of DAP.

        It will only hasten its demise. WHY UMNO is still relevant is because although as the leading party it is lenient with PAS, it never allows PAS to dictate what is right for Malay community.

        1. re: “I repeatedly say that MCA is stupid to allow Star to be the “mouthpiece” of DAP.”

          It would be good if you or other readers could tweet this message to the politicians who matter.

          Even today it was reported in the NST under the headline,’Umno to appoint rep in each division to monitor elements of sabotage‘.

          I don’t understand why MCA is allowing itself to be sabotaged. Or why the MCA allows its paper to get away with burying critical stories.

  8. Fakin’ Fake Calvin, Hi there.

    Since you seem to have actual direct or indirect hands on knowledge of the Borneo states, can you please give me your take on what you think of UBF and its coalition partners. Naturally we read the media and the media twist it but it is nothing like hearing from someone who is localized or have some connection with the ground people over there.

    We Peninsular Malaysia folks are so full of ourselves with the BN/DAP (oops!!!-PR) that we fail to recognize the importance of the Borneo states and their thoughts until the election bell rings. Maybe you can lead me on to some sites/bloggers from there where critical thinking flows for the betterment of community than what is politically expedient.

    I think we Peninsular Malaysians are very disengaged with the local scene in the Borneo states.

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