By Fakin’ Fake Calvin
At the crux of it, Malays = Islam = Malays, at least here in Malaysia. As for Chinese, they can be Buddhists, Taoists, Christians, Hindu etc etc.
Based on experience, I find non Christian Chinese to be more accepting of Christian Chinese in relationship, friendship etc. Turn the table round & you see a different picture. Christians will view non Christian Chinese with a certain degree of suspicion, hostility even.
Why so? Because those not professing the same faith are considered heathens, of a lower class. Don’t believe me? Ask those non Christians marrying into a Christian family. They’ll question you about your ancestral worship, offerings to the dead etc likening it to paganistic rituals.
Considering there’s 9% Christians in Malaysia of which at least 2/3 is made up of bumiputera Sabah & Sarawak & for the sake of argument, let’s throw in the Indians & all other lain lain races in that 2/3 too. This will leave 1/3 as Chinese Christians. That would mean approximately 700-800k of Malaysian Chinese would be Christians of various denominations.
Consider the Chinese making up over 30% of the population of 28 million. That would put the Chinese population at around 8 million.
The fact that some 10% of the Chinese population or 3% of the Malaysian population speaks with so loud a voice is mind boggling no? Reeks of elitism if you ask me.
So why, pray tell Dappies, shouldn’t the Malays close ranks & be united against a common enemy that getting more boisterous & louder with each passing day, hell bent on imposing their will on the rest of Malaysians?
Christians have too high an opinion of themselves. To an extent, the same is true if Chinese. Put them both together in the same test tube, with the right temperature, a little agitation & the resulting compound can be quite explosive literally. I should know, I’m both.
Calvin’s comment originally @ 2013/04/27 at 7:32 am
Born again Christians
By Fakin’ Fake Calvin
Was just talking about this with the other half.
She likened born again Christians to druggies getting a fix. And they need to have that fix repeatedly by going to their services, gathering etc. And when they’re so used to the high it gives, they’re attaching an IV bag of it to them 24/7 thus their constant proclamations of God’s will, God’s love, God’s this, God’s that & everything God as they become the de facto spokesperson of God walking the face of the earth.
Calvin’s comment originally @ 2013/04/27 at 8:52 am
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The MCA Chinese are pandas, not evangelistas
By Helen Ang
Hannah Yeoh’s personal assistant Rajiv Rishyakaran is standing in Bukit Gasing, a Selangor state seat.
Bukit Gasing was held by the DAP from 2008 until December 2011 when its Adun Edward Lee passed away.
Edward Lee had joined DAP (see screenshot below) only in February 2008 – a mere one month before the election on 8 March 2008.
DAP 2.0 had absorbed a lot of new members just a couple of months prior to the election and these Christians like Hannah, Tony, Nie Ching, et al were given seats to contest.
Edward was a Christian. In the 2008 election, he campaigned actively in the churches.
The candidates in Bukit Gasing
Many of the candidates that DAP 3.0 has picked for GE13 come from the ranks of the evangelistas. Rajiv is one of them.
Like the late Edward, Rajiv is campaigning in the churches too. He will be debating his opponents in the Glad Tidings Church (an Assembly of God/AOG branch) and St Francis Xavier Church (SFX) in Bukit Gasing.
Rajiv and the other three candidates for Bukit Gasing are featured in The Star today in a write-up by Edward R. Henry (The Star reporter’s name).
There is good reason why the MCA-owned paper is nicknamed The Jerusubang Star.
The Star amplifies the Christian voice
Aside from Rajiv, another candidate for Bukit Gasing is Simon (son of Edward) who is standing as an independent. Simon Lee is a Christian.
The other independent, Mak Khuin Weng was formerly a Star Metro journalist. See screenshot above of an article bylined to KW Mak when he was still employed at The Star.
After the opposition took over Selangor, Mak was appointed a Petaling Jaya city councillor by the Pakatan state government which looked most favourably upon Jerusubang Star staff. (Why does the Pakatan state government look so favourably upon Jerusubang Star staff, you wonder?)
We can consider the three candidates (Rajiv, Mak, Simon) contesting against Gerakan’s Jean Sei Chang in Bukit Gasing all to be anti-BN. They will split the opposition votes. But then again, the Christians want their voices to be represented, isn’t that correct?
The Star completely ignores BN people
Before today’s article on Bukit Gasing was published in The Star, the BN candidate Jean Sei Chang has never been mentioned before – not even once – in the paper, according to Google search.
BN people are mostly invisible in The Star.
The Christians, on the other hand, are very prominent in The Star even though they are “only 9 percent” of the national population. Why are they are so disproportionately visible in the media?