Lim Kit Siang’s blog today carried an article urging MCA to leave BN and join the opposition.
This proposal is a mere formality because the majority of MCA members had already voted with their feet in GE13.
‘The Resolutions that MCA Needs to Debate On‘, article authored by multi-millionaire Koon Yew Yin, said that “the party has been consigned to the dustbin of Malaysian political history by our electorate”.
The Star Editor tweets: “If the BN wins, n MCA doesn’t join the cabinet, it’s relevance will decrease in the eyes of the voters (esp Chinese). #SlowDeath”
It also pinpoints the main grouse of the Chinese — “But how true is this claim of a fair or equal political partnership between Umno and MCA?”
Nobody with feet planted on terra firma will put Umno and MCA on an “equal” plane since one party holds 88 seats whereas the other party holds only 7 (out of which 6 are Malay charity seats).
The lack of equality is the bone sticking in the gullet of the Chinese and hence their taunts that MCA is no better than Umno’s lapdog. Whereas in Pakatan, the DAP is top dog. Given this reality, should the Chinese allegiance being fully welded to the opposition in the next general election, be of any surprise at all?
The Star Editor tweets: “Best hope for MCA is 4 BN to lose power”
Nor should it even shock anyone that the MCA machinery would be given over to the adroit utilization of the opposition cause.
Koon writes in Kit Siang’s blog how the general consensus is that “the MCA is a chicken hearted and spineless party that has sold out the Chinese”.
MCA’s decision to allow its influential media to backstab the BN, for the sake of maintaining circulation and profits, is a sellout of their brothers-in-arms and a breaking of the bond of fellowship.
And now the scissors in the BN back is given yet another twist.
Koon Yew Yin (in Kit Siang’s blog) is confident that his suggestion for MCA to join Pakatan will have the full support of the Chinese public.
“In joining the opposition the party will bring considerable financial assets estimated to run into billions of ringgit for the use of the opposition during the next elections. The deployment of these enormous financial resources will provide the fire power that will surely ensure victory for the opposition PR. In this way the MCA can change the course of its own as well as Malaysia’s political history and remain a force in Malaysian politics.”
Although Koon’s suggestion is that MCA should relocate themselves lock, stock and barrel to the opposition side, the fact is that the BN Chinese component has already got one foot in the DAP.
Koon avers: “In joining the opposition [MCA] will bring considerable financial assets estimated to run into billions of ringgit for the use of the opposition during the next elections.”
In truth, the MCA has already allowed the DAP free use of their prized assets during the recently concluded elections. Look at how much promotion has been given the DAP evangelistas over the last half dozen years by The J-Star.
The Star Editor tweets: “show of hands for those who’d vote for OKM [Ong Kian Ming]”
Koon also writes, “The deployment of these enormous financial resources will provide the firepower that will surely ensure victory for the opposition PR.”
Deployment of the MCA’s enormous financial resources, including those of the Star Media Group and its black ops propaganda blogs, had already provided the firepower that had ensured the unprecedented victories for the DAP.
Koon’s final prediction is that by joining the opposition, the MCA “can change the course of its own as well as Malaysia’s political history”.
Malaysia’s political history has already been effectively and irrevocably changed. We now have a two-race political system.
The MCA is the Malaysian ‘Chinese’ Association. In our fractious, fight-to-the-finish, two-race political system, is there really any question as to where lies the loyalty of the MCA members and Scissorati strike force?