Ref: Hannah’s vigilantes to patrol Subang Jaya streets
In her press statement yesterday, Hannah Yeoh said:
“They [BN] should not fear our flags, but instead fear the power of the people. We hereby remind Barisan Nasional Kelana Jaya to stop employing dirty tricks and it is about time that the leaders of MCA Kelana Jaya begin assuming responsibility for the misconduct of their members and supporters. Our residents and supporters in Subang Jaya have been placed on high alert and will be monitoring the streets right up to polling day.”
Hannah also cautioned: “We pledge a clean and fair elections and we in Pakatan Rakyat will not tolerate anything less.”
What does Hannah Yeoh mean by warning BN to “fear the power of the people” and “we in Pakatan Rakyat will not tolerate anything less”?
What do they intend to do, in the name of The People, to enforce their intolerance?
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By Calvin Sankaran
It is too kind to call these folks as “vigilantes”. The election date is not yet even fixed but we have all sorts of army of thugs being mobilised. I have a bad feeling over these developments.
I sense that these mobilization of thugs are not so much to prevent phantom voters (if there are any) but to create a Malaysian Chinese Spring to topple the BN govt when, as expected, Pakatan fails in its bid to occupy Putrajaya in the 13 GE.
I am afraid, there will be chaos and street demos after the GE13 and the dapsters will be out in force on the streets to display their anger over “BN’s blatant cheating”. We had seen that in Sibu before.
Calvin’s comment originally @ 2013/04/09 at 10:37 am
What does 90 percent DAP-Chinese mean?
By Helen Ang
The word REVOLT is defined as “insurrection” and carrying these shades of meaning: “To oppose or refuse to accept something”, “to break away from or rise against constituted authority”, “a renouncing of allegiance as to a government” (among the milder meanings).
Hannah Yeoh is the Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia (SABM) mascot.
Hence her big talk is reminiscent of SABM founder Haris Ibrahim who has vowed to unleash his ABU Tahan Squads come polling day. Vigilantes do not respect the existing constituted authority. They resort to extrajudicial actions.
And it looks like the Bangsar-Jerusubang population is already “refusing to accept” (phrase = definition of ‘revolt’) that the coming election will be either free or fair.
No one should be the least bit surprised that out of Malaysia’s total of 576 (caretaker) state assemblymen nationwide, it is none other than Hannah Yeoh who issues such a warning to the BN — to fear the power of the people.
She might as well have voiced the implicit “and God (=Allah) is on our side” too.
Evangelista Bintang Tiga
Calvin Sankaran brings up the “almost 100%” Chinese volunteer squads in Penang whose behaviour he likens as being akin to the Nazi Brown Shirts – stormtroopers for the DAP. Officially, though, they are called Pasukan Peronda Sukarela (PPS)’.
We’re aware of the level of hero worship accorded by the Chinese to Lim Guan Eng. It will hardly be surprising that the PPS pledge their loyalty to him.
So there you have the male and female figureheads of the Dear Leader party — Papa Dapster and Mama Dapster.
The DAP Cyber Red Guards are already terrorizing the countryside. CTs is the acronym for Cyber Trooper as well as Communist Terrorist.
They want to determine who is Malaysian and who is not, and hence who is allowed to vote and who is not. They want to establish what is a Malaysian too. Their ‘Malaysian First-Malaysian Malaysia’ definition is the only acceptable one, and they spit at everybody else’s.
Ruang siber diorang punya
Today, the DAP is arrogant enough to shove it in the MCA’s face that their so-called “multi-racial” party has cornered 90 percent of the Chinese support. And they have taken here and there, this place and that place for Jesus.
The DAP also knows that aside from the new media and the social media, they also have the mainstream media solidly, if covertly, behind them.
The DAP’s overweening cockiness is due to a misplaced over-confidence.
This strutting stems from their success in taking complete control of the online public discourse in the Chinese and English language, and their bestriding the cyberspace communication platforms continually preaching, preaching and preaching away.
The perpetual hysterics
Jerusubangites talk down to others and Dapsters only talk among themselves.
Any reminder to them to behave is construed as fearmongering May 13. Any rebuke of their behaviour is construed as racism. They whinge that anyone who criticizes them must be anti-Chinese (a “racist” in other words) and taking the same refuge that Jews do behind the cloak of the anti-Semitism charge.
Thus they make themselves immune from criticism on pain of their critics being attacked by ballistic Dapsters and belligerent Jerusubangites.
Perpecahan orang Melayu
DAP and their Dapsters misread the situation that Malays are irrevocably divided. The oppositionists are under the delusion that they’ve got a great number of Haris Ibrahim Malays to physically shield them.
This delusion derives from the reading diet that they feed on, such as the examples below:
- The article ‘From now on, it’s a Malay vs Malay contest‘ can be read at Lim Kit Siang’s blog
- ‘Don’t fear Umno’s May 13 threat‘ by the evangelist Jimmy Chua Jui Meng can be read in FMT
‘Society has changed, May 13 will not replay‘ by Wong Chin Huat, Penang Institute fellow
- ‘Shame on you, Shahrizat: You are a fear-monger‘ by the Penang NGO Aliran in its editorial
There are too many of such articles, as sampled above, to enumerate. .
Angels and demons
On the other side of the fence, we have titles like ‘Growing Chinese clout may cause new May 13, says Ibrahim Ali‘ (14 Dec 2012).
‘Malaysia needs more Ibrahim Alis, says Dr M‘ (6 April 2013) — which you can read in Kit Siang’s blog.
The problem with Dapsters is that they see Malaysia in black and white: The other races are the black metallic villains and they are the lily-white heroes.
The much bigger problem is the Jerusubangites who see world in terms of Good vs Evil. They believe that the angels walk with them. And they are the ones at the forefront to demonize anybody holding a different opinion.
What they don’t seem to realise is that even combined together, i.e. Chinese and Christians, they only form a quarter of the national population.
“Umno dogs”, “running dogs”
They think the Malays are disunited. They should think again and learn from the outpouring of Malay patriotism over the Lahad Datu invasion.
They have been calling the police “Umno dogs”. They have been mocking the Malaysian army as “useless” buggers. But they themselves are not in the police and nor in the army where our security forces comprise almost wholly Malays and pribumi.
We’ve covered this ground before in an earlier posting – “if DAP and their arrogant, abusive supporters continue the way they have been behaving of late, may God help us all!”
Patience is wearing real thin for putting up with their constant berserk outbursts. Yet they still choose to take things one step further with provocative vigilantes. The lesson cannot sink into them that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
And this time with the Chinese being 90 percent behind the DAP, do not expect the MCA to be the buffer anymore. We’re looking at a Malay government, Malay police, Malay army and a Chinese opposition.
40 thoughts on “Opposition lie that the next May 13 will be Malay vs Malay”
I think, that talk about 90% of Chinese, supporting DAP is just bragging from the opposition media. It is just their ploy to dampen the spirit of MCA & Gerakan. 40% of Chinese supporting DAP would be more accurate, especially in big cities. In smaller towns, about 10~30% only.
Therefore, I don’t think MCA, MIC and Gerakan will suffer heavy loses. There are more moderate Chinese out there who would rather keep their affiliation to themselves for fear of the taunts and intimidation from their hardcore racist kin. The older generation, especially those more educated Chinese, will support BN. Majority of Buddhist Chinese and business people too, support BN for peace and harmony.
The talk of PAS teaming-up with UMNO is not going to happen. I think PAS will lose big, this time around. Therefore there is nothing much for them to offer. Any kind of engagement between UMNO & PAS cannot be made without the consent of MCA, MIC and it’s other component parties.
Whatever the scenario, I think PKR will be thrown into oblivion, after GE13, same as S46.
re: “think PAS will lose big, this time around”
re: “engagement between UMNO & PAS cannot be made without the consent of MCA, MIC and it’s other component parties”
Disagree. Umno & PAS have had several rounds of unity talks already. MCA was kept in the dark.
re: think PKR will be thrown into oblivion, after GE13, same as S46″
re: “think, that talk about 90% of Chinese, supporting DAP is just bragging from the opposition media”
Disagree. It’s DAP bragging. MCA has not countered.
re: “It is just their ploy to dampen the spirit of MCA & Gerakan.”
What kind of spirit has MCA shown? If MCA had spirit, it would be prepared to stand in Gelang Patah and face-off Kit Siang.
Gerakan fielded 12 Chinese candidates in 12 Parliament seats in GE12. They lost 10. The only 2 that they won were in Grik (72% Malay voters) and Simpang Renggam (54% Malay voters).
re: “40% of Chinese supporting DAP would be more accurate, especially in big cities.”
13 Parliament seats where Malays comprised less than 20 percent all went to DAP. With the exception of those in Johor, the MCA lost all the urban seats it contested.
MCA was wiped out in Penang (Parliament) where there is a Chinese voter majority. MCA was wiped out in S’gor with the sole exception of Ong Tee Keat’s Pandan (Parliament).
In GE12, MCA contested 10 state seats in Negri Sembilan and lost 9, contested 10 state seats in Penang and lost all, 16 state seats in Perak, lost 15; dan 14 state seats Selangor, lost 12.
Those were the results in 2008. Do you think since then the MCA has grown stronger or weaker?
re: “In smaller towns, about 10~30% only.”
This will change with GE13.
re: “Therefore, I don’t think MCA, MIC and Gerakan will suffer heavy loses.”
I dunno about MIC but Gerakan will bungkus. MCA akan lingkup ini kali.
re: “There are more moderate Chinese out there who would rather keep their affiliation to themselves for fear of the taunts and intimidation from their hardcore racist kin.”
Don’t you think that this fear factor (taunts and intimidation) and the “hardcore racist kin” is a problem of epic proportions?
re: “Majority of Buddhist Chinese and business people too, support BN for peace and harmony.”
While the biz people always hedge their bets, I would have to disagree about the non-Christian Chinese. DAP Penang is trying to wrest more than 20 seats for their party to contest so that alone DAP can form a simple majority. This strategy and calculation is banked on Chinese islander votes. The Penang Chinese electorate is not necessarily Christian.
If you go by GE12 result or the Pakatan ‘forcing’ BN into GE13 by declaring the dissolution of state assembly, just after the NFC issue cropped-up, then your assessment would be justifiable.
Don’t forget the ‘We hate Pak Lah’ issue during GE12. Some Malays even angrily vote DAP, then.
But now, after the so-so good economic scenario, considering disaster in Greece, Spain and Cyprus and other parts of the world;
– no corruption issue related to Najib’s admin.
– and so much hate message and threats, from the supporters of both sides. (fear factor)
– the fight for Allah and threats of becoming a Christian state.
– Hindraf / Indian’s about-turn of allegiance
– mismanagement issue in PR controlled states. Talamgate!
– the intrusion in Sabah
– indiscriminate logging in Kedah & Kelantan
– Anwar sexcapades
– lies and fabrication on Rosmah’s 24 million ring and Altantuya’s death.
– opposition media and NGO (Suaram. Malaysia kini, Bersih, Lynas, etc) acting as “Foreign Agents”, receiving foreign funds.
– water issues in Selangor & Kelantan
………any many more issues, about to be washed in public, the voting trends will be different, altogether.
re: “Don’t forget the ‘We hate Pak Lah’ issue during GE12. Some Malays even angrily vote DAP, then.”
But we’re talking about Chinese voters who will give DAP more seats and deprive MCA (with the exception of those Malay-majority seats that MCA is contesting).
re: “But now, after the so-so good economic scenario, considering disaster in Greece, Spain and Cyprus and other parts of the world;
– no corruption issue related to Najib’s admin.”
Dapsters don’t believe that there’s no corruption issue related to Najib’s admin. On the other hand, they even believe the halaman Utusan yang diPhotoshopped yang mengatakan Rosmah telah menabung sejak dari kecil lagi untuk mampu membeli cincin berlian itu. In fact, to Dapsters Umno=corruption=Umno=no need any proof.
re: “the fight for Allah and threats of becoming a Christian state.”
This is an issue with Malay voters making them pro-Umno. It is not an issue with Chinese voters making them pro-MCA. And also DAP has got the church backing.
re: “Hindraf / Indian’s about-turn of allegiance”
This is an issue with Indian voters. The Chinese will still stick to DAP.
re: “mismanagement issue in PR controlled states. Talamgate!”
The Chinese said that Chua Tee Yong should just be a porn star like his father instead of attempting to explain the mismanagement of Talam. And whatever he says, they don’t believe him anyway.
re: “the intrusion in Sabah”
This is an issue with Malay voters. The Chinese voters say the invasion is a wayang staged by Umno.
re: “indiscriminate logging in Kedah & Kelantan”
That’s okay. DAP leaders given the logging land.
re: “Anwar sexcapades”
This is an issue with Muslim voters. The Chinese voters say the video is a sandiwara using lookalikes staged by Umno.
re: “lies and fabrication on Rosmah’s 24 million ring and Altantuya’s death”
The Chinese voters believe both allegations to be true.
re: “opposition media and NGO (Suaram. Malaysia kini, Bersih, Lynas, etc) acting as “Foreign Agents”, receiving foreign funds.”
That’s okay. No problem. The Chinese voters want Ambiga to be appointed AG, and Wong Tack to be elected Bentong MP.
re: “water issues in Selangor & Kelantan”
That’s okay. Only a very, very tiny percentage of Chinese voters live in Kelantan. As for the S’gor water problems, it’s all BN’s fault. They left the problem in TS Khalid’s lap.
re: “any many more issues, about to be washed in public, the voting trends will be different, altogether.”
Nothing will stop their march to Putrajaya. Your car run over their grandmother also they won’t stop to send granny to the hospital. Nothing must be allowed to divert from their takeover of Putrajaya. ABU! ABU! ABU!
This is what I’d imagine my father’s response, a totok Pas supporter in Taiping.
Re: no corruption issue related to Najib’s admin.
There’s the scorpene deal etc. Also cases where he encounters in his consrruction job, orang kerajaan mintak bajet projek termasuk duit nak bayar pegawai itu ini.
Re: and so much hate message and threats, from the supporters of both sides. (fear factor)
He’s not that online media-savvy. He onky reads Harakah
Re:the fight for Allah and threats of becoming a Christian state.
Apparently the ustazs in rural area succeeded to twist the tale of the true event. In their opinion, the goverment of the day is at fault for allowing the word Allah for bible in Sabah Sarawak. They are clueless of who and what Papa and Mama dapsters are doing.
Re:mismanagement issue in PR controlled states. Talamgate!
Where got. Any issue must be the doings of bn/fed gov. Plus never heard of talamgate in harakah, what more Pas-states issues/ misconducts.
Re:the intrusion in Sabah
BN and mahathir. There were stories years back, Burmese refugees coming in hundreds and thousands through Kuala Perlis and hence the juicy parts of the stories.
Re: indiscriminate logging in Kedah & Kelantan
Mana ada. Utusan and tv3 semua media umno.
Re: Anwar sexcapades
Quoting my mom. 1.”Jangan percaya internet. Sapa2 boleh berlakon jadi Anwar.” 2. “Bapak Saiful kata dia kenallah anak dia sendiri.” (She attended the ceramah featuring bapak saiful). 3. (Her last defense)” Mungkin Anwar dah bertaubat”
Re: lies and fabrication on Rosmah’s 24 million ring and Altantuya’s death.
These stories are already part of the air that they breathe every second.
Re:opposition media and NGO (Suaram. Malaysia kini, Bersih, Lynas, etc) acting as “Foreign Agents”, receiving foreign funds.
Not aware coz harakah doesn’t dwell much on this aspect.
Re:water issues in Selangor & Kelantan
Semua salah umno……bn corrupt etc.
Saya pernah bergaduh manja dengan jiran orang Kelantan. Saya berkata TGNA bukanlah seorang MB yang bertanggungjawab dalam menangani isu air di Kelantan. Banyak rumah besar, tetapi jika tiada penapis air, pasti bilik air kuning dan kotor. Jawapan beliau, biar muka kotor kuning, asal hati bersih.
re: “Mungkin Anwar dah bertaubat”
Have to ask Zizah.
i am not so sure about the 90% figure but I know DAP reigns supreme from Chinese viewpoint.
Its modus operandi is not that shocking. DAP’s method reminds me with that of PAS. PAS self styles itself with islam. Questioning PAS is fashioned as attacking islam. Only PAS view on Islam is accepted. Other opposite views will automatically called as “running dog” for UMNO.
DAP incites the Chinese to think that other Chinese based parties that in alliance with UMNO as “bertraying” Chinese or “kowtowing” to UMNO/ The fact that UMNO dominates naturally as it earns the largest block of Malay voters who happen the the biggest ethnic group is conveniently ignored.
I notice that chinese generally do not mind if MCA is completely wiped out. This is due to Chinese general perception that UMNO is hated by the Malays. As such, they think PR may have a decent chance to form the govt after the coming election.
What they fail to comprehend is that malays are heavily leaned towards UMNO. Dr mahathir’s visit to Permatang Pauh, a constituent often said as “impregnable” for UMNO to win saw thousands Malays attended his briefing. It is a telling sign on massive shift of supports towards UMNO.
Only lately I began to read the concerns that Chinese may unwittingly vote themselves out of govt by no less the editor of STAR.
I would like to ask whether is it true that generally Chinese cant stand BN anymore?
I can’t speak for anyone but myself.
My “perception” is that it’s really bad – the syak wasangka, mustahil untuk bersangka baik.
But the caveat is that my perception is coloured by the Penang POV and since Penang is DAP-controlled and the Tokong’s brainwashing there is very thorough, added to the fact that Penang used to be a crown colony, so the Chinese there are a bit different. They live on a small island after all.
If I were a Chinese living in a semi-rural area in Pahang, say, my perception would be slightly different.
But all the feedback I’ve been given is that the young generation memang dalam genggaman DAP. And Malaysia is a young country demographically. Older people are fewer, younger people are aplenty.
Meaning young generation (meaning Chinese youngsters?).
I believe that is the case.
From my conversation with several young chinese, I notice that they are all for DAP. But unfortunately they are unable to explain why they hate BN so much except by saying UMNO is racist.
Yup, the Chinese ultras keep spitting out the word “racist” and “bigot” and a whole lot of nasty labels and venomous accusations.
The young Chinese ppl who support DAP and label UMNO as racist have these weird and idiotic characterics:
(1) they mati-mati won’t accept the notion that DAP itself is a chauvinist Chinese party and not a multiracial party as it declares to the world. they won’t even able to admit that the evidence is in the recent DAP election where it showed the DAP members who are overwelming Chinese only voted for fellow Chinese into the CEC.
(2) they mati-mati and proudly scream to world that DAP is a democratic party but they couldn’t find the answer when some people ask them that LGE WAS ELECTED as a secretary-general and wasn’t voted for the post.
(3) they mati-mati and buta-buta support LGE as their Tokong Leader who could not do anything wrong, but chided the Malays for supposedly support Najib blindly. And they embrace the ‘typo-error and computer glitch’ hype passionately just because it came from LGE.
(4) they mati-mati scream for freedom of speech but look the other way when LGE ban a few MSM in Penang and issue gag order on DAP’s members.
(5) they claim more Malays are supporting DAP, but at the same time laud their Tokong leader for promoting the Kalimah Allah issue that riled the Malays.
(6) they gila-gila scream for UBAH in the government, when DAP leaders like LKS have been longer than most veteran BN leaders.
(7) they mati-mati do not want to put ‘race’ in govt forms but at the same time mati-mati insist on sekolah Cina, dewan Cina, Cina-speaking only in sekolah Cina.
I can add more, but I think those are enough to show their hypocritical attitude, these young Chinese bananas and cikus.
Pakatan mengatakan “Melayu vs Melayu pada 13 Mei” akan datang adalah tidak berasaskan fakta kerana mereka melihat dari sudut yang sempit melalui kacamata Haris ABU serta sokongan yang mereka terima dari PAS yang membenarkan penggunaan kalimah Allah oleh bukan Islam serta logo PAS digunakan oleh calon DAP dan mereka sangka orang Melayu/Islam akan sudah berpecah.
Ayat terakhir anda ,”And this time with the Chinese being 90 percent behind the DAP, do not expect the MCA to be the buffer anymore. We’re looking at a Malay government, Malay police, Malay army and a Chinese opposition”, adalah teramat benar.
Namun amatlah malang kerana terlalu ramai (90%) rakyat berbangsa Cina sudah membiarkan diri mereka terpedaya dengan momokkan DAP manakala Cina MCA terus menutup mulut.
Apabila MCA mendiamkan diri saya percaya itu adalah kerana mereka mahu melihat kejayaan bangsa mereka melalui DAP meraih kuasa penentu dalam kerajaan Pakatan (jika mereka menang pilihanraya ke 13) dan tentunya mereka menunggu saat yang sesuai yakni saat yang tidak memudaratkan (jika PR menang maka tiada rusuhan?) untuk secara terbuka menyokong DAP.
Cina MCA tentu tidak mahu dilihat mengkhianati BN/UMNO pada waktu kritikal ini, kerana jika tidak, mereka sedar akan ancaman dan kemudaratan terhadap perniagaan dan kehidupan mereka sekiranya berlaku pertembungan Melayu dan Cina.
Ketika ini, umum masyarakat bukan Cina terutama sekali Melayu (UMNO mungkin sedar tetapi bersabar….? Melayu Pas dan Melayu PKR memang tidak sedar!) masih tidak jelas tentang sokongan kaum Cina (dari MCA) yang menyokong DAP dan kerana itu kita melihat MCA terus menutup mulut dengan setiap perbuatan the Star.
Perkiraan masyarakat Cina pada PRU13 kali ini amat penting untuk masa hadapan generasi mereka sendiri. Tindakan membiarkan DAP melakukan kerja-kotor dengan MCA mendiamkan diri sebenarnya satu ‘blessing in disguise’ kepada majoriti masyarakat Melayu kerana sudah tentu masanya akan tiba apabila orang Melayu akan sedar juga bahawa majoriti masyarakat Cina MCA + Gerakan + DAP memang tidak boleh dipercayai…..(ingat sewaktu 13 Mei, asal Cina sahaja, orang Melayu akan libas parang mereka!).
kita semua harus bimbang dengan senario sebegini kerana hidup kita pada hari ini sebenarnya adalah untuk generasi akan datang. Tiada gunanya apabila yang menang jadi abu (bukan ABU) dan yang kalah jadi arang (bukan hitam metalik) sedangkan waktu itu segala-galanya telahpun musnah.
Saya amat berharap apa yang saya cuba gambarkan tidak menjadi kenyataan sebab menghancurkan sesuatu itu memang terlebih mudah berbanding membina…….!
re: “ingat sewaktu 13 Mei, asal Cina sahaja, orang Melayu akan libas parang mereka!”
Kesian the 10 percent, kan?
But seriously, with the vigilante dan tindakan-tindakan pembangkang yang mengingkari undang-undang, they’re making the climate like a tinder box.
Teringat cerita mak dan abah saya dulu-dulu. Semasa peristiwa 13 Mei, Abon cina jual kain di kampung sedikit cuak bila mak nak beli kain merah untuk dibuat bengkung (abang saya lahir ketika situasi panas 1969). Macam-macam soalan ditanya, barangkali bimbang kain tersebut untuk kumpulan parang panjang yang terkenal di Johor pada waktu itu. Puas mak saya meyakinkan Abon, kain itu untuk bengkung, bukan untuk kumpulan parang panjang. Kesian, Abon yang tak terlibat turut sama ketakutan…
Wait, some clarification is needed.
Kita perlu objektif. Sesiapa sahaja berhak untuk mengundi PAS, DAP, UMNO, MCA, MIC atau PKR. Baik BN atau PR, rakyat Malaysia berhak untuk pangkah mana-mana parti politik. Itu kebebasan yang terjamin dalam Perlembagaan Malaysia.
Mengibaratkan sokongan masyarakat Cina amnya terhadap DAP sebagai satu syarat atau resepi untuk Mei 13 adalah satu bentuk ugutan dan ancaman. Ya, saya sedar dan yakin bahawa polarisasi kaum akan bertambah teruk selepas pilihanraya kali ini, tetapi saya tidak bersetuju kaum-kaum tertentu patut dipersalahkan. Nanti silap haribulan orang India jadi mangsa lagi.
Memang sudah menjadi kerja politikus kita untuk memikirkan cara-cara untuk pancing undi. Kalau umpan DAP mengena golongan Cina, kita hanya boleh bermuhasabah diri. Kalau kita yakin kita berdiri di platform yang benar dan ikhlas, kita tak perlu berdendam dan rasa marah. I do not endorse the culture of hate.
Ini tidak bermakna polarisasi undi mengikut kaum tidak ada implikasinya.
re: “Mengibaratkan sokongan masyarakat Cina amnya terhadap DAP sebagai satu syarat atau resepi untuk Mei 13 adalah satu bentuk ugutan dan ancaman.”
Factually, the DAP had already got Chinese support in the bag during GE12. OKM’s modest estimate on the level of support in 2008 was pegged at 64 percent. Today, they’re talking 90 percent, as in LCT’s Johor ‘dominoes’ simulation.
So the issue is really encapsulated by the Ibrahim Ali statement.
As a member of the 10 percent, it is needless to say of great interest to me vis-a-vis the collective punishment theory. Does 90 percent support translate into a synonym, like the black women for Obama.
When you say “satu bentuk ugutan dan ancaman”, it presumes that the BN side is “raising the spectre of May 13” so that voters will vote for MCA or the BN. Meaning the topic is raised due to vested interests.
I’m hardly canvassing for votes on behalf of the MCA (or Gerakan), given the tone of my series of write-ups. I think the Pakatan propaganda
(1) that any talk of May 13 is equivalent to Threat or to Scaremongering only makes other people more frustrated (the polemics on Tanda Putera is case in point)
(2) when the Malay side of the narrative is forcibly suppressed using methods (1), then this vacuum allows the Pakatan propaganda – e.g. the next May 13 will be Malay fighting Malay – to take hold. I believe the Pakatan line is a placebo.
I think the sidestepping or the in denial is doing no one any good. I’m quite certain that the general forecast made by most pundits with regard to the fate of the MCA will come to pass.
So like it or not, in another 3-5 weeks when the GE results are out, the problem is still not going to be swept under the carpet.
“Kita perlu objektif. Sesiapa sahaja berhak untuk mengundi PAS, DAP, UMNO, MCA, MIC atau PKR. Baik BN atau PR, rakyat Malaysia berhak untuk pangkah mana-mana parti politik. Itu kebebasan yang terjamin dalam Perlembagaan Malaysia”.
(saya tidak nafikan)
“Mengibaratkan sokongan masyarakat Cina amnya terhadap DAP sebagai satu syarat atau resepi untuk Mei 13 adalah satu bentuk ugutan dan ancaman. Ya, saya sedar dan yakin bahawa polarisasi kaum akan bertambah teruk selepas pilihanraya kali ini, tetapi saya tidak bersetuju kaum-kaum tertentu patut dipersalahkan. Nanti silap haribulan orang India jadi mangsa lagi”.
(saya tidak mengibaratkan kerana bentuk propaganda DAP dan kesenyapan MCA sebenarnya sudah pun menjadi topik perbualan orang Melayu. hal ini tidak sepatutnya dilihat sebagai ugutan atau ancaman yang direka kerana ianya boleh berlaku jika mengambil kira bagaimana DAP menuduh UMNO/Melayu sebagai bangsa tang ‘rasis’, Hindraf juga ‘rasis’ dan banyak lagi isu-isu yang bersentimen perkauman yang ejen2 propaganda mereka mainkan. Samada orang India akan jadi mangsa lagi saya tidak dapat pastikan tetapi, yang pasti kita semua akan jadi mangsa juga).
Memang sudah menjadi kerja politikus kita untuk memikirkan cara-cara untuk pancing undi. Kalau umpan DAP mengena golongan Cina, kita hanya boleh bermuhasabah diri. Kalau kita yakin kita berdiri di platform yang benar dan ikhlas, kita tak perlu berdendam dan rasa marah.
(kenyataan terakhir saudara memang kenyataan orang yang matang, panjang akal, seperti kata orang putih, “a man full of wisdom”. masalah kita pada hari ini ialah terdapat politikus yang memainkan sentimen perkauman selain puak2 penyokong mereka yang mengaku NGO seperti ABU, Perkasa dan sebagainya dan seolah-olah tiada apa dapat dilakukan. masyarakat Malaysia memang menunggu keputusan GE13 dan sama-samalah kita berharap tidak timbul perkara2 yang tidak kita ingini).
Saya kira semua perlu bersetuju untuk memelihara kewarasan kita. Tepuk sebelah tangan tak berbunyi (lainlah kalau menempeleng). Kadang-kadang kita terpaksa membiarkan penyokong parti yang taksub untuk melihat implikasi pilihan mereka. Guan Eng baru menjadi Menteri Besar tak cukup 5 tahun, kalau sudah digelar Tokong oleh Timbalannya sendiri, faham-faham sajalah.
Pengundi-pengundi Malaysia masih ramai yang mengharapkan “hero” bangsa. Rata-ratanya belum “jaded” atau bersikap sinis terhadap manipulasi golongan elit. Bukan menjadi kebetulan generasi muda Cina (dan Melayu) bersifat anti-establishment, lebih-lebih lagi kalau dibesarkan dalam suasana anti-Melayu (atau anti-Cina). Bak kata pepatah, seperti menarik rambut dalam tepung, seperti memalu ular dalam benih – sukar untuk memuaskan hati semua pihak dalam masyarakat pelbagai kaum.
Yang saya pasti, kebangkitan golongan kelas menengah orang Melayu adalah satu perkembangan penting yang amat memberangsangkan. Peluang pendidikan dan pekerjaan moden yang membawa kepada kesejahteraan untuk majoriti rakyat Malaysia wajar dipuji. Apabila sudah celik akal dan perut sudah diisi, bolehlah kita sama-sama berbicara tentang keadilan, kekitaan dan persefahaman.
Barangkali ketika itu kita boleh melihat sandiwara politik dengan lebih jelas. Barangkali ketika itu warna kulit tidak mengasingkan kita sebagai rakyat Malaysia dan diungkit lagi pecahan mengikut kaum – tetapi bantuan untuk mereka yang kurang bernasib baik.
MCA dan Gerakan mungkin bersekongkol dengan DAP, tapi saya rasa agak mustahil. Atau lebih besar kemungkinan MCA dan Gerakan sudah hilang modal atau idea untuk permuafakatan dalam BN. Kalau tiada beza antara pegangan DAP, MCA dan Gerakan, maka wajarlah kita persoalkan persepsi yang menjadi realiti kepada pengundi Cina di Malaysia. MCA dan Gerakan perlu berani, not just to say no to UMNO on certain matters, tetapi mereka perlu menonjolkan ciri-ciri kepimpinan dan berpandangan jauh. Kalau setakat hanya meniru gaya perjuangan DAP, baik gulung tikar sahaja. Seperti UMNO yang tidak boleh out-Islam PAS, MCA tak dapat out-Chinese DAP. UMNO pun bergelumang mencari identiti. Para pengundi nak barisan parti politik yang mampu bekerjasama dalam mencorakkan masa depan negara, itu saja.
I am optimistic because Malaysia is filled with moderates like Onn Jaafar and Tunku Abdul Rahman and Tun Ismail and Tun Tan Cheng Lock. I am sure there are many more. We built this country on a premise of multiculturalism and multiracialism. This is the foundation of the nation, and also the implicit basis of BN and PR. We are one of the few lucky nations who started on a strong footing and our founding fathers got a lot of things right. The question now is whether the younger crop and newer generation of politicians can continue to forge ahead based on those ideals. Even in the supposed “evil” days of Mahathir, unity and harmony were paramount. I hope whoever forms the next government will not hesitate to take strong actions to preserve this inter-communal peace. Jangan takut untuk buat tangkapan sementara untuk memelihara keamanan. Some people like to take the opportunity to stir up sentiments and create chaos. The government should never be afraid to put these dangerous people away, but it must also resist the temptation to silence the opposition by undermining the independence of the judiciary, police and the fourth estate.
If that is the case, we will definitely have a 2 system party which are strongly based on race and religion; i.e – The Malay Muslim on the other side and the Chinese Christians/Buddhist/Hindu/others on the other..
I’m not sidelining the Indians nor the Sabah/Sarawak Bumiputeras but in this case, I think they prefer to take side on a group that has the strongest majority. I might be wrong in this simple analysis but then again, our nation will suffer the most should what I predicted do take place initially.
Hesmel Faznee Faisal.
The use of the kalimah Allah could be the dividing line (Raja Petra’s suggestion).
On one side, those who agree that Christians should be allowed to use and on the other side, those who disagree that Christians be allowed its use.
This criterion puts Umno and MCA-Gerakan on opposite sides of the fence.
should that happen ,like you predicting ,I have no one else to blamed except Hishamudin and KDN . Though without ISA, there sure other preventive procedure could be taken .
Remember the PAS lebai saying that he will defend Karpal Singh with his life? He was not A Cina Islam or India Islam, but a Malay Muslim. And what about those turbaned guys rolling on the road in Kuala Kangsar in defence of the “Chinese’ government of Perak?
These incidents, though rare and far between, are indications that frustrated PAS leaders can incite their supporters to go against their Malay Muslim bretherens. The only positive against this happening I can see is that many Ulamas have come out to speak against PAS including many from the pondoks.
Malays tend to unite when they continuosly threatened, mocked and are driven into a corner. This is no threat but simply an opinion of current developments that can have a bearing on the future destiny of our country. I sincerely hope they will come to pass.
I think there is some truth in the topic. Yes, the warring partners will be the malays. Chinese don’t go to war. They just love making the malay very angry.
This time around DAP had minimised Gerakan and MCA to insignificant entity. The malays in UMNO has to help them, in order to have a good non-malay participation in the coalition.
When Pakatan loses, when Hannah Yeoh loses, when Ammbiga loses…
I will listen to…
Ding Dong the Witch is Dead from Wizard of Oz.
This is a must do when the time is right
Another colour picture of a yes-man wrapped around the source of power and happiness.
Aaawwwww….. Ain’t that sweet? A yellow hippo & a yellow rhino getting along well together. Terribly impressive don’t you think? The wow factor is undeniable…
Aiyoyo … I hope the worst case scenario does not happen.
I don’t have problem for DAP securing 90% percent Chinese vote. What I have problem is the way they secure it. Too much Shock and Awe to me. Half truth on scandal upon scandal to shock and CAT to awe.
The other problem is, it has become “either you are with us or you are against us” attitude. Even asking for substantiation about information (such as asking for source(s)) can be construe as against them or simply labeled as BN/ UMNO lackey(s). There is no middle ground. (This is a problem of both side (PR and BN) btw).
The scary thing is, some quarter of PAS and PKR supporter that I know also sound like DAP already, or sound like BN/ UMNO that they claim to hate. Hate countered by more hate. Seems like nobody is interested to claim higher moral ground.
Hello Hannah yeoh, sampah problem in subang jaya also you can’t help solved, now you want to sibuk sibuk other areas ar? Please lah, sana corrupt sini corrupt, Alam Flora corrupt, MPSJ corrupt, Malaysia corrupt. Get your cleaning contractor to pick all the sampah first la..then talk!
Just see for yourself.
Just go to Damansara Uptown. There are rotting garbage bags in front of the shops. We are not even talking about the backlanes. Rats are everywhere. I have to skip over rubbish like skipping over dog poo when there.
Go to Kelana Jaya at the shoplots where Subang Ria is. There is rubbish all over the car park and trees and the drains are clogged. The bloody place reeks of rubbish stench!
Selangor has turned 30 years back into a disgusting dirty state to live in.
All this never happened before 2008. This is literally the rubbish they gave us when they came into power.
Lets not talk about good governance when you cant even have a proper waste collection system.
I really cant wait to vote them out.
I take strong objections to the rising Chinese chauvinism and taunting of our fellow compatriots as we race towards the 13th General Elections.
These boys and girls cursing, jeering, taunting, insulting, boasting, etc. etc. are Chinese who are best treated in the wild wide World better than Singapore vide.
Singapore Government’s White Paper on Population. Hong Kong. Taiwan. China. and the rest of the World. These boys and girls should realise their good fortune that their parents were here in Malaya and not Myanmar in 1962, or Indonesia in 1950s or Vietnam 1970s.
Please Malaysian Chinese be sensible. Even if your DAP does not mount the saddle of power on behalf of its founder Lee Kuan Yew, there is always a tomorrow for us but not for him !
The keenness to win the 13th General Elections with the increasing tide of the Opposition efforts in their last putsch for the kill has reached dangerous waters.
Please be reminded that the good Dr TP said ‘Malaysian Politics is Malay based’ after the DAP fought for a ‘Malaysia for Malaysians’ for 44 long years after its founding by the Singaporean Lee Kuan Yew.
Please also think about the failure of DAP’s slogan ‘Malaysia for Malaysians’ and why this is so ! Let not this 13th General Elections tear us and our social fabric asunder !
not be used by outsiders to kill each other. . Let the refrain ‘borrow a knife to kill’ holds no water !
For all Malaysians who now want to do each other in with all manner of words in this 13th General Elections, do not say or do anything which you may regret for the rest of your young lives in your irrational exuberance thinking of the victory to come ! What happens if your expected victory did not come ?
Think also whether you are being used by outsiders as part of a Frankenstein to disrupt the stability, peace and harmony of Malaysia since 1957.
I refer in particular to the jealous foreigners who want to see us go down and down ! Think ! When they themselves are in &#*%@ house ! OK ! We are No.1 in the corruption index. This can be rectified easily with the right BN leadership as led by the UMNO with the 14 component parties. We can only improve and not go into the orbit by taking the bull by the horns ! This is the task of the next BN Government !
I must say that I was mistaken yesterday when I spoke about a Malaysian Chinese Spring in making. I think Saint Hannah and her flock is planning for a Christian Spring in Malaysia. I don’t think the world media would even bother about the Chinese especially when China is not the US’ BFF anymore. But put a spin on it and sell it as “Malaysian Christian Spring” and the whole world comes rushing in on a stampede.
I am not sure about Klang Valley, but if there is one group which is even more animated by the GE than the Chinese, then it must be the Christians. Many (most?) churches here in Penang have started daily sessions of talk and prayers for the GE. I don’t know what they actually do during these sessions but it doesn’t take much to make a good guess. I heard from some of my relations in Klang Valley that some Christian preachers have temporarily suspended their religious activities and have joined the ceramah circuit or making arrangements to conduct series of ceramahs in Churches / Church camps.
Pop into the Penang church and find out lah. You got a potential scoop there! (Not something the ‘Bad news for DAP is good news for MCA is no news in The Star would carry put.)
The problem here in Penang (at least in the mainland) most of the sesions in the churches are in Mandarin or Hokkien unlike in the Klang Valley. I need to find English sessions in the island.
BTW,I heard the Malay language mass and prayer sessions are almost standard in most churches in the Klang Valley post 2008. Is that so ?
Has the Christian religion been hi-jacked by irresponsible elements for political use ?
In 1982, S. Rajaratnam, the redoubtable foreign minister of Singapore, wrote a 2 part article ‘ Sparta and Athens ‘ in the Singapore Business Times in which he compare the libertarian Athens with stoic Sparta. This was shortly after the ‘ Rugged Society ‘ campaign in Singapore.
As history tells us, the muscular soldier boys in Sparta never got married and soon Sparta disappeared whilst Athens existed to this day. 30 years later, you may compare Singapore (Sparta) with Malaysia (Athens). We see how true was his prediction of the things to come in the 21st century ! Vide. Singapore Government’s White Paper on Population.
Song about a cat named Sparta (74.3 million YouTube views)
Arising from the previous comments, most of our compatriots are not aware that there are jealous outsiders who want to see us go down the drain. Before 1997, only Singapore but thereafter, there were a whole host of folks for different reasons who want to put a knife into Malaysia’s back.
Therefore, the next 13th General Elections is the ulitmate battle between the BN as led by the UMNO with the 14 component parties. The political forces are clearly delineated. Those which are nationalistic and those which have a heavy foreign bias and maybe foreign controlled. It is the biggest battle of all time.
Interesting article, the Chinese Spring is true afterall. Will this turn into a Bumi vs Chinese matter in future?
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