One possible reason why the DAP evangelista spokesman yesterday attacked Paul Low, the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, is that some quarters in the Christian-inclined party might have felt that he was betraying their religion.
When superstar Michelle Yeoh expressed her support for the Prime Minister who is the president of Umno, she was widely attacked as a betrayer of her race.
Now that she has been made a Tan Sri, the Dapsters will say that it’s a pay-off for her “Umno lapdog” role in GE13.
When badminton ace Lee Chong Wei is photographed with Umno-linked personalities, he is similarly attacked as a betrayer of his race.
Out of the 57 Ministers and Deputy Ministers in the newly installed Najib cabinet, only two are Chinese. Both of them – Paul & Mary – are Christians.
Although the Christians very loudly proclaim that they’re a persecuted minority yet they’re clearly the ones in the driver’s seat.
The churches are actively involved in politicking.
They galvanized the participation of their congregations in the 12th and 13th general elections. The churches had also actively marshalled their parishioners to take part in Bersih. One would not be at all surprised to hear that the churches encouraged their flock to join the #Black 505 rallies too.
The Christians have taken control, especially of the local English language media (mainstream and online) and they’re the ones with the strong contacts with the international media which operates in English.
Note that the Bishop Paul Tan story (screenshot above), is illustrated in Malaysiakini with a photograph of two Muslim women in tudung in the forefront.
The DAP 2.0 evangelista poster girl Hannah Yeoh is now Speaker of the Selangor Dewan. After Subang is “taken for ”, Shah Alam next.
The DAP 3.0 evangelista poster girl Yeo Bee Yin – newly minted state assemblyman for Damansara Utama (home to the DUMC) – is the one responsible for the first salvo against the Christian Paul “BN apologist“.
Christians not considered Chinese
“In 1893 Perak promulgated an Order in Council on the recognition of Chinese laws and customs relating to marriage, adoption and inheritance and the principles of the Order were followed not only in Perak, but in other states. The law was enacted for the purpose of making it unnecessary for tribunals to take evidence as to the law of China on matters relating to marriage, “inferior wives”, adoption, inheritance and intestacy, the Chinese laws set out in the Order in Council being “declared to be law in the State of Perak and … to be observed by all Courts of Justice and other tribunals … in respect of any cause, suit or other proceeding, either or both of the parties to which [being] of Chinese nationality.”
The Order in Council was fortified by the [Federated Malay States] Secretary for Chinese Affairs Enactments of 1899. These laws regarded as a Chinese “any person beating a Chinese surname, commonly called a Seh or Sing, who is a Chinese subject owing natural allegiance to the Emperor of China, or who has domicile in the Empire of China, or its dependencies.” Any person who “habitually used the Chinese dress or language, or followed Chinese customs,” was presumed to be of Chinese nationality: so that race and religion were irrelevant. Christian Chinese were, oddly enough, deemed not to be of Chinese nationality: an interesting parallel being offered here with Malaysian law relating to the definition of a “Malay”, which requires acceptance of Islam as one of the attributes of such a status.”
Excerpt above taken from page 119, Malaysian Law: An Introduction to the Concept of Law in Malaysia by R. H. Hickling.
Nationality: “a people having a common origin, tradition, and language”
Synonyms of the word nationality: ethnicity, race
- The country is home to five nationalities and seven languages.
- people of all races and nationalities
- She’s American, but her parents are of Japanese nationality.
(source: Merriam-Webster dictionary)
Nationality can also be said to describe ethnic character.
Historically, it is not in the ethnic character of the Chinese to be Christian, parallel to how it is not in the ethnic character of the Malay in Malaysia to be outside the fold of Islam.
However, among the Chinese there has been a great Ubah. The DAP tsunami has swept and destroyed the MCA, Gerakan and SUPP in their path.
There is a deafening silence of Buddhist voices.
MCA must answer to the BN for this mute surrender.
MCA must answer to the BN also why its mouthpiece has been allowed to be hijacked by the evangelists.
The Star tweeted Hannah Yeoh’s appointment as speaker:
Thanks to the triumph of DAP evangelista politics, there are no more MCA Mandarin-speaking ministers in Cabinet. We have only Paul & Mary now.
“Chua Soi Lek” has become among the most vilified name in Malaysian Chinese cyberspace. The Dapsters are vicious, and the Jerusubangites worse.
DAP, PAS, kindred spirits
The cry “Hancur Umno! Tumbang BN!! Allahuakbar, Allahuakbar, Allahuakbar!” echoed in the Sultan Muhammad IV stadium on the night of 16 Nov 2012.
The prayer for the destruction of Umno was led by Nik Razi Nik Mat, the younger brother of PAS Mursyidul Am Nik Aziz. (source: Utusan).
[YouTube: Doa solat hajat khusus kepada Umno BN — rakaman Minaq Jinggo]
The DAP evangelista politicians ride on religion as much as their PAS counterparts.
But the DAP politicos are even more versatile.
While PAS deals only in the Islamic coin, the DAP chameleons sapu bersih all the different religious cloaks. The Christian Betty Chew carried out her political gimmick in a Buddhist temple with The Star publicity machine grinding full throttle in support.
Unlike the Pak Lebai kampung PAS, these charismatic city slickers are a different breed. Efficient and effective, those in the DAP are not only “committed to break one glass ceiling after another” (see Kit Siang tweet above).
What the Evangelista Bintang Tiga have broken, one after another, are the values that we cherish most like ada adab, berbudi bahasa, bertolak ansur dan hidup rukun damai.