FMT today featured an article titled ‘BN heading for political disaster‘. Penned by Jimmy Chua Jui Meng, the write-up made 190 readers ‘Happy’. It made only 10 readers ‘Think’.
Screenshot below of FMT reader feedback.
The pro-opposition supporters were happy because Jimmy Chua Jui Meng had declared that “Najib’s popular rating [is] falling by the day”, and “the only outcome for BN-Umno in GE13 is nothing short of political disaster”.
For good measure, the PKR vice president also proclaimed:
“Malaysians have BN and MCA to thank for selling out Malaysians, particularly the Chinese, big time for Umno’s self-serving wealth grab agenda. The Wealth Ownership policy will certainly benefit Umno leaders, their families and cronies, just like how the NEP has enriched Umnoputras, not the majority Malays.”
If you’re a rational person, the first thing that ought to strike you about his accusation that MCA sold out the Chinese is that Jimmy Chua Jui Meng seems to have forgotten he himself was:
- an MCA member from 1976 until his departure in 2009 (33 years)
- an MCA Member of Parliament for five consecutive terms (22 years)
- a Deputy Minister/full Minister in the BN Cabinet 1990-2004 (14 years)
- an MCA vice president since 1990 and making a bid for the party presidency in 2005 as well as 2008
If the MCA was responsible for selling out the Chinese big time, then what does that make him? Hey, the man tried twice to become party president!
Jimmy Chua Jui Meng additionally blamed the then MCA big four – Ong Ka Ting, Chan Kong Choy, Fong Chan Onn and Chua Soi Lek – for allowing the NEP to be extended to enrich Malays under a 30 percent quota asset divestment (well that’s what he implied in his article).
Is the current PKR vice president (nee MCA vice president) presently a poor man? Did his long career in politics sheltering under the BN umbrella impoverish him?
Jimmy Chua Jui Meng also fingered the self-serving Umno leaders for grabbing the country’s wealth for their families and cronies. He added that the NEP has only enriched “Umnoputras”.
Urm, weren’t those Umnoputras his very own colleagues in the Cabinet? For one-and-a-half decades he was rubbing shoulders with the very top of the Umno brass. Guess it never occurred to him until now that they were robber barons, huh.
Chua Jui Meng is a politician. But more importantly, Jimmy is an evangelist. Therefore, it needn’t surprise you at all that such miraculous views should come from him.
But then what do you make of the 190 readers thrilled to bits to read his article? Heh heh heh.
The behaviour of opposition supporters indicates to us their firm belief that Pakatan is in possession of a magic washing machine. It’s an appliance that spins and rinses clean any BN politician the moment he crosses over. (And don’t call him a frog ya. Katak is only reserved for labelling those who hop from Pakatan to BN.)
Everywhere around the world, people are sceptical of their politicians. Only in Malaysia are a very special breed of politicians regarded as the Holy of the Holies.
Do note that only 10 readers marked that the article made them ‘Think’ whereas 190 readers marked that it made them ‘Happy’. This ratio is surely one that gives Malaysia a reason to cheer Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna!