Dapsters whinge non-stop that they’re discriminated by the Umno-dominated BN.
For a change from the perennial finger-pointing at the BN government’s wrongdoings and shortcomings, let’s put the shoe on the other foot and ask if Pakatan can do any better.
The Chinese minority are angry, resentful and disgruntled at the rule of the country by the majority Malays.
However, in those states where the Chinese are in power, how are the minority Indians treated? Compare.
Poor Indians today want specially tailored upliftment programmes. Consider how the DAP and their Dapsters have reacted to this request by the Indians.
In the 1960s when the Malays were badly off, how do you think they would have been treated had it then been a Pakatan government dominated by the DAP that was in power?
1. Najib vs Anwar
The BN candidates have printed their election posters (and billboards) with photos of themselves together with the caretaker PM.
You don’t find Pakatan candidates displaying campaign material of themselves pictured together with the opposition Prime Minister-in-waiting.
2. Dr Mahathir
Since Najib has gone all presidential, it is Dr M who has become the standard bearer for the ruling party.
His clout can be seen when Perkasa chairman Ibrahim Ali is given a free pass by Umno to contest as an independent in Pasir Mas, and Perkasa vice chairman Zul Nordin’s BN ticket candidacy in prestigious Shah Alam — the custom-built Bangsa Melayutown as well as capital of the richest state Selangor.
3. BN’s lucky charm?
His age: On paper, it’s 88 this year.
His detractors claim he’s irrelevant. If he is indeed irrelevant as they say – read ‘Key to our future is not with Mahathir‘ (FMT, 1 May 2013) – why is the weight of the do-or-die battle resting on his octogenarian shoulders?
4. The Malays
Are just itching to put pencil to ballot paper, and make the silent majority voice be heard loud and clear.
5. The Chinese
Will be in for a rude shock.
6. The Indians
The working class are throwing their lot with the Malays whereas the professional class are cozy with the Christians.
7. “Great Malaysian dream’
Kit Siang’s words – “Let us in this election stand up and dare to dream the great dream of a Malaysia of justice, good governance, freedom and in which all are regarded as Malaysians first and last” – spoken at the Han Chiang mega rally (source: TMI, 30 April 2013)
Lim Sr most likely recycled his speech from the PAP days — read ‘DAP of today like PAP of 1965′. Lim Jr rehashes.
8. Dr M debunks LKS
Checklist: DAP is promising to deliver (a) Justice (b) Good governance (c) Freedom (d) Malaysian First (e) Patriotism …
But answer this first: Is Mama Dapster’s second child, just like her sister, a Chinese Foremost and an Indian Hindmost in her birth certificate?
You can read Dr M’s rebuttal ‘Kit Siang chose Gelang Patah for its Chineseness‘ in today’s NST.
9. ‘Chineseness’ is …
… completely sidelining the national language.
One percent of Utusan readers are Chinese (see pie chart).
One percent of China Press readers are Malay. Despite its name, the newspaper is Malaysian. (The race breakdown for Sinchew readership, the biggest Chinese paper, is unavailable.)
Incidentally, China Press was launched in 1946, the year of Umno’s birth.
And coincidentally (but most probably not), among the translators – featured in former Information Minister Zainuddin Maidin’s blog – commissioned to translate Chinese newspaper articles to BM are:
They probably number among the one percent of Utusan Chinese readers.
The incapacity to give and take. The inability to see the big picture and act for the long-term future. The rapacity to want to seize on every advantage even when at the expense of hurting the interests of others, and ultimately at the expense of one’s own self-interest.
In GE13, the Chinese will win the battle but lose the war.
Although it is Umno which has frayed the social compact, it is the Chinese who have broken the BN formula.
So brazen in its backstabbing
Dapsters mock that MCA is Umno’s “running dog”. The truth of the matter is that 37 MCA Chinese, 8 Gerakan Chinese and some 10 Chinese from the BN components of Sabah and Sarawak will be fielded in GE13. In numbers they comprise roughly a quarter of the BN slate.
If all these Chinese win their seats, they will have a one-in-four voice in the BN. But the Chinese electorate don’t want to vote for the Chinese BN representatives. So, does it make any sense to jeer that the MCA has little say compared to Big Brother?
The MCA is impotent precisely because the jeering Chinese don’t want to empower them.
You make your bed, you lie in it.
Postscript: “Ultra kiasu”
The continued DDOS attack on my blog.