DAP not qualified to berate BN when Selangor Exco appointments based on racial quotas
Press statement by MCA Secretary General Kong Cho Ha
“Pakatan portrays itself as non-racial. But the names listed for appointments to the Selangor Exco clearly indicate that considerations were made based along racial lines.
According to news reports, Selangor PAS Deputy Commissioner Khalid Samad had pointed out that as the current composition of Pakatan state assemblymen comprise of 25 Malays and 19 non-Malays, they had requested an adjustment on the appointment of excos to be that of 6 Malays and 4 non-Malays.
Flaunting Pakatan as multiracial, DAP has long criticised Barisan Nasional as race-based politics. However, as the Selangor exco is proportioned to consist of six Malays and 4 non-Malays, thereby clearing being race-based, what qualifications have Pakatan to claim to be multiracial?
It is coming to one month since the general elections and Selangor Menteri Besar still delays releasing the Exco member list although the new exco lineup is expected to be sworn in tomorrow, 30 May 2013.
Prior to the general elections, DAP had praised and white washed PAS as a moderate and progressive party which would safeguard all Malaysians irrespective of ethnicity. But now PAS has said that they want the exco appointments to be based on race. What does DAP have to say now?
As DAP can accept and agree with the distribution of exco appointments, then DAP has no right to criticise BN as race based.”
MCA nail square on the head but no hammer
The Star did not carry the press release above by the MCA sec-gen Kong Cho Ha.
The Selangor exco impasse has been brewing for some weeks already but The Star has thus far failed to report on the issue of the DAP colossal hypocrisy with such clarity that Kong’s statement above has managed to nail.
Kong also notes that it’s “coming to one month since the general elections and Selangor Menteri Besar still delays releasing the Exco member list”. It is an observation which is spot-on with regard to the fragility of the PAS-and-DAP strange bedfellowship.
But again the MCA-owned and MCA-controlled newspaper has failed to seize the moment.
On the contrary, it’s more than likely than the pro-DAP propaganda organ deliberately buried this story as bad news for the DAP is good news for the MCA is no news in The Star.
Betty Bald putting MCA out of their misery with one bold chop on 5 May 2013 rather than waiting for the death by a thousand scissors cuts
Press statement by Deputy Chairman of MCA Publicity Bureau Loh Seng Kok
“The Pakatan Selangor state government is filled with racist politics, as evident in their allocation for their state exco lineup. This is extremely hypocritical of them as while Pakatan proudly tells everyone that they are multiracial and not race-based, we see Pakatan Selangor doing the exact opposite.
Thus, I challenge DAP to speak up against Selangor’s exco lineup which is based on race. I also challenge DAP’s state assemblymen to reject this lineup if they are truly against racial politics. However, I am certain that DAP will eventually yield as they lack the courage to stand up and speak.
Until now, DAP has yet to respond to Selangor PAS deputy commissioner Khalid Samad’s statement that the state’s exco lineup will be divided based on racial quota.
Based on Khalid Samad’s logic, in 2008 when Pakatan won 36 state seats in Selangor with 18 Malays and 18 non-Malay assemblymen, the exco ratio was 5:5. However, now we see that there are 19 non-Malay assemblymen and the quota for state exco has been fixed at 6 Malays and 4 non-Malays. This means that Pakatan is allocating their exco quota based on race instead of a person’s ability to perform.
Pakatan is like the pot calling the kettle black, as they go around condemning racial politics but they themselves are guilty of practising it. Not only are their selection criteria for state exco based on race, but they have also widened the racial gap by blaming racial quota on the government and using race as an issue to attack BN.”
The press statement above by the MCA publicity bureau deputy chairman Loh Seng Kok has not been carried by The Star either.
Quite clearly the policy of bad news for the DAP is good news for the MCA is no news in The Star is being enforced full tilt.
MCA prefers to sit on its hands and do nothing to combat the DAP ascendency but at the same time expects the rest of the BN components to bail out these two loser parties by a collective merger.
The very reason that DAP is on top of the game is because the MCA multi-billion ringgit media empire with its reach to an audience of 5.63 million adults has been utilizing all its vast and varied resources to promote the DAP 3.0 evangelistas.
The rise and rise in the DAP city slickers in the urban areas without their agitprop suffering any check has ultimately caused the BN to lose the popular vote.
How long will the BN supporters put up with this biawak hidup yang terpaksa dipikul that is the MCA?
How can MCA have the cheek to issue stinging press statements when even their own media refuse to publish what they say?