Blogger Oik is still perplexed. This time he is baffled as to “why do people fib when it’s ever so easy to find out if they’ve been fibbing?”
Lemme answer, please lemme answer his question … It’s because they are Dapsters and Jerusubangites lah. Kalau tak cakap berbelit-belit, maksudnya bukan jadi Dapster dan warga Jerusubang dah tu.
Oik fingers “one Rita Sim from an organization calling itself Cense who has been going around telling folks that only 54% of Malays voted for BN in GE13”.
Oik may be interested to know Cense co-founder Rita Sim is the former deputy chairman of the MCA think-tank Insap as well as the former deputy secretary-general of Wanita MCA.
And by the way, I do agree with Oik that blogger Dah Ikhwan’s estimated 63.7% Malay votes going to the BN is a realistic figure.
The bar graphs above by Cense illustrate an opinion poll where the respondents answered a question on whether the results of GE13 reflected a “Chinese tsunami” or a “Malaysian tsunami”.
Cense declares that their survey, conducted a week after the polling day among some 1,300 people, showed that the respondents had felt it was a Malaysian tsunami.
(Sidenote: An FMT poll conducted on June 25-28 and drawing 3,053 respondents had asked the question, “Should Pakatan Rakyat continue with its Black 505 rallies?”.
It elicited reader responses saying that 63% of them wanted the rallies to keep going. FMT titled its polls findings ‘Most people want rallies to go on‘.)
Back to Rita Sim.
Her outfit Cense concluded that:
- the Chinese tsunami is an “Umno theory” to mitigate the BN failing to win a 2/3 majority
- the phrase “has become a crutch for Najib and Umno politicians to explain why Pakatan Rakyat managed to … win the popular vote”
- and “used by Utusan Malaysia and Umno bloggers to carry out a campaign of demonising the Chinese”
The Malaysian Insider also reported that “Sim joked that the only people who believed the theory about the Chinese tsunami were ‘the Umno fellas who lost’.”
Like Oik says, what utter nonsense.
See Oik65’s blog entry today titled ‘Utter Non-Cense‘.
However what should trouble the BN (read: Umno) is the fact that the ruling party is losing the perception war badly and the people taking up the cudgels to uphold the truth (as per the data) are anonymous bloggers like Oik — whom I’m pretty certain is no Umno stooge.
What should cause Umno sleepless nights every day from now until GE14 (it should but it wouldn’t since ‘Tidak Apa’ is Umno’s middle name) is the fact that the English media is totally under the control of the opposition.
And that those who are provided the high profile platforms to influence public perception adalah mereka yang menegakkan benang basah dakyah pihak pembangkang sepertimana penafian bahawa telah berlakunya tsunami Cina.
Not Oik and not me (we do not have the public platforms, we just have our two separate little blogs) … our platforms do not have a huge or wide reach.
MCA ‘is’ the problem
Also reporting on Rita Sim’s presentation was Malaysiakini with its article ‘Most agree GE13 was a “M’sian tsunami”, study finds’.
Malaysiakini misleads its readers. Cense did not conduct a “study”. It conducted an opinion poll. Or if you want, you can say it was a “survey”.
(For example, if I e-mailed 130 of my blog subscribers and asked them the question “Do the Scissorati suffer from odikal or biji mata di kepala lulut?”, their collated replies would not constitute a study but a survey.)
Anyways, Malaysiakini reported:
“Malaysians across the racial divide all agree that the 13th general election should be described as a ‘Malaysian tsunami’ rather than a ‘Chinese tsunami’, according to a study.
“It found that 65.8 percent of Malays, 93.2 percent of the Chinese, 87.6 percent of Indians, 68.1 percent of Muslim bumiputeras and 79.7 percent of non-Muslim bumiputeras are more favourable to describing the election results as a ‘Malaysian tsunami’.”
According to the news portal, “‘Most of the population thought that it was a Malaysian tsunami, and maybe anyone who thinks that it was a Chinese tsunami are the Umno fellas who didn’t win,’ joked Centre for Strategic Engagement (Cense) director Rita Sim”.
Malaysiakini also informs its readers that Sim’s survey had found ‘pent-up anger’ over being treated as second class citizens to be among the main reasons for Chinese voter dissatisfaction.
The problem is the MCA
I’d like to trace Sim’s agenda back to the MCA.
Do recall that Cense co-founder Rita Sim was formerly the deputy chairman of MCA think-tank Insap as well as ex-deputy sec-gen of Wanita MCA.
In the TMI article cited earlier on this page, it was reported that Sim had noted how the Chinese “viewed Pakatan Rakyat (PR) as the best platform for their race”.
By now I hope you would all have fully realised how MCA is really, really problematic and must be held responsible for the following development — All the party’s machinery is geared towards shepherding voters to the DAP camp as well as popularizing The J-Star‘s fave Pakatan politicians.
Take the pop quiz below first and we shall continue this discussion afterwards.
Please look at The Star front page (see scan) two days ago on July 7. MCA exco Ti Lian Ker had tweeted “@staronline front page photos of mostly of PR MPs is going to get another round of attack…”
Can you name the MPs whom The J-Star had put on its cover page? (click on scan below to enlarge)
(For the answers, click HERE.)