For the first time in the history of our country, there will most likely be no MCA Ministers joining the cabinet line-up when the next federal government is formed.
Si Gunting hinted as much. Padan muka MCA that its scissors be the one to announce the ‘glad tidings’.
Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai in his Sunday weekly Star column wrote yesterday:
“Figures from the various intelligence surveys have been rolling in, and they show that the Barisan will still be in power after the polls.
The Malay votes, especially in the rural heartland of the 222 parliamentary seats, have remained strong while the Indian votes, which went to the opposition in 2008, have returned comfortably to the Barisan fold.
Chinese voters, however, remain difficult with the majority supporting the DAP in the 45 Chinese-majority seats.
The problem is that even if the Barisan retains power at the federal level and most of the states, the governments would be dominated by the Malays if the Chinese candidates of the Barisan do not do well. In fact, the Chinese would end up sitting on the opposition benches, as in Sarawak.
There are already growing concerns that the Chinese voters, in wanting to punish the Barisan, will end up voting themselves out of a direct say in the federal government.“
Congratulations Star! Mission accomplished
The Star slammed Utusan
See screenshot of tweet below
Octogenarian Dr Mahathir Mohamad had flown to Lahad Datu to pay a visit to the troops. His trip and tribute to the uniformed and armed forces tapped into the national (Malay, since the majority of soldiers are Malay) psyche.
On the other hand, MCA, with its collection of at least two dozen Datuks in the party presidential council alone, had collectively contributed a mere RM2,000 to each of the families of the policemen who were killed by the Suluks.
Dr M at 88 has still got a full tank of political smarts whereas the MCA post-tsunami is nothing but a clueless shell (orang Melayu kata tinggal bangkai aje).
If the Chinese party’s ostensible mouthpiece The Star is anything to go by, the spirit of MCA is already astrally projected to the DAP 2.0.
How MCA committed harakiri
While the MCA has blithely allowed The Star editors and their newspaper to promote the DAP Malaysian First-Malaysian Malaysia, it is Dr M the 88-year-old who is compelled to roll up his sleeves to take the ‘Anak Bangsa Malaysia’ bullshit by the horn.
In fact, Dr M has taken so many opposition bulls by their horns that he can well start a cattle farm.
It is really the MCA’s job to take on the DAP. However with the exception of Chua Soi Lek’s superhuman effort, the rest of his party do not even try. Tidur dan koma lima tahun.
It is The Star‘s job to take on the alternative media. But the MCA-owned paper – far from countering the opposition’s propaganda offensive – has itself been at the forefront of furthering the DAP 2.0 cause.
Why has it been left to an 88-year-old to do the heavy lifting while the fat cats continue to look after “the bottom dollar“?
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For years the DAP supercyber bullies have been allowed to terrorize cyberspace unchecked while The Jerusubang Star provided copious positive publicity to the Bintang Tiga Evangelistas.
Those who live by the scissors shall die by the scissors
It needed Dr M to forcefully articulate his party’s stance on the kalimah Allah, saying “Umno believes that the word Allah is exclusive to Islam”.
He summed up the hollowness of the evangelista claim, writing on ‘The Allah Controversy‘ in his blog (31 Jan 2013):
“Christians and Jews know very well that in all their bibles, the Old Testament and the New Testament, and in the King James and other versions the word Allah had never appeared as the name of God.”
“In their effort to spread Christianity in the Malay speaking world the Christian missionaries used the word Allah for reasons best known to themselves. Whatever, the word Allah for God is not derived from Jewish or Christian sources.”
“In any case, the need does not arise as most sermons are not in Malay.”
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Dr M warned in his blog posting on ‘The Allah Controversy‘ that:
“Religious confrontations can lead to very serious consequences. It can lead to violence and killings even. This peaceful country will not be peaceful anymore if we have religious violence.”
“While we can have political differences, we should not resort to our religious differences to win elections. It is a double-edged sword and those who live by the sword shall die by the sword.”
MCA failed to back up Umno
I’ve earlier mentioned that MCA had committed seppuku with scissors.
Do not forget who it is that comprise almost all of the MCA newspaper’s top editorial staff. (It sure ain’t the Muslims.) And they can’t even recognise the Arabic letters alif-lam-lam-ha and hence were summoned by the Home Ministry over the publication of Erykah Badu’s tattoo.
On the kalimah Allah issue, the MCA took a position contrary to that of Umno. Its Jerusubang Star reported that MCA wanted the government to remove conditions on the use of ‘Allah’.
MCA president Dr Chua Soi Lek also supports the decision to allow the use of kalimah Allah by Christians.
How Malays perceive MCA
Utusan Malaysia and the New Straits Times have taken the bullet for Umno and Malay interests while The Star still goes its merry money-making way.
Both Utusan and NST have been publishing articles critical of the opposition and in the process suffer being labelled “Umno running dog” and its reporters “Umno prostitutes / Umno whores”.
The Star studiously avoids reporting negatively on the DAP Great Ones if it can help it.
The success of the DAP in capturing the “hearts and minds” of the Chinese is bolstered, not blocked, by the tone and direction of The Star contents.
Last week veteran newsman Kadir Jasin blogged: “After successfully delivering a knock-out blow to the Gerakan in Penang during the 2008 General Election, the DAP appears to be aiming its next killer kick at the MCA in the coming polls.”
While The Star‘s shenanigans signed the MCA’s death warrant, it is the kalimah Allah issue and the pro-evangelist slant of the MCA that deals the mortal blow.
MCA and the Chinese should read yesterday’s NST interview with Tun Daim Zainuddin with great care. Mull over his words below and try to get the message:
“If the Chinese don’t understand this, they will be sorely mistaken when push comes to shove.”