The J-Star‘s poster boy and girl Alvin and Vivian have decamped to Twitter after the Facebook admin shut down their page due to public complaints.
Alvin and Vivian – the MCA-endorsed media celebrities – do not want to be called a “couple” but prefer to be referred to as “professional colleagues and sex partners”.
Speaking of “sex partners”, Calvin Sankaran once commented in this blog:
“I would compare The Star with a girl who is high maintenance who spends her rich boyfriend’s money freely and having a good time doing it while at the same time sleeping with her BF’s sworn enemy and making jokes about her BF.”
You can check out the rest of the Alvivi tweets HERE.
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By Shamshul Anuar
Yup. MCA is a liability.
It refuses to tell the Chinese point blank that no way Chinese going to prosper if they carry the attitude of hostility towards Malay community. Period.
MCA simply refuses to tell the Chinese they simply cannot ignore the most important factor of all in all election: the Malay voters. This time around, Chinese decided to discard all traces of cordiality by rejecting BN (meaning Umno) en bloc.
As goes the saying, be careful with what you wish. Chinese got their bargain. They wholeheartedly rejected BN (meaning Umno) and whatever Chinese parties that ally with Umno.
And rejected they are now. They booted themselves out of the government. The illusion of “kingmaker” who are actually not a kingmaker begin to sink in.
It is better for BN to eject MCA (and Gerakan) too. At least Umno can get back all Malay seats such as Alor Setar, Tanjung Malim, Tanjung Piai, Kluang, Air Itam, Kulim, Padang Serai.
Having MCA outside BN will be good for all. It allows Chinese to think that while they can reject the Malays gesture all this while, Malays too can do the same with more greater impact.
After all, Najib needs not worry. See, without Chinese votes, Umno still can rule the country.
Just as much as Chinese expect the Malays to appreciate their concern, they too must make the same move. Continuously whining that Chinese are 2nd class citizens but refuse to open up to other races are sign of hypocrites.
‘Seperti kaca terhempas ke batu’. That is what I describe Malay-Chinese relationship.
Shamshul’s comment originally @ 2013/06/24 at 8:33 am
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By Helen Ang
- MCA Youth chief Wee Ka Siong made a press statement titled ‘MCA dissatisfied with low number of Chinese offered IPTA places‘ which appeared in the MCA website on July 12.
- MCA vice president Gan Ping Sieu made a press statement against ‘Tamadun Islam made mandatory for IPTS‘ which appeared in the MCA website on July 13.
- MCA president Dr Chua Soi Lek made a press statement titled ‘Low intake of Chinese students in public varsities unacceptable‘ which appeared in the MCA website on July 14.
- MCA deputy national organising secretary Heng Seai Kie made a press statement titled ‘Increase Malaysia’s competitiveness by cultivating our students to have an international perspective‘ which appeared in the MCA website on July 14.
MCA has no locus standi
(1) The Chinese community have declared loudly and without a shadow of a doubt that they do not want MCA to represent them. MCA must accept the GE13 results that DAP is now the voice of the Chinese in Malaysia.
(2) The Chinese community through their ballots in GE13 had unequivocally decided that they do not want to have MCA represent them in the Cabinet where the MCA leaders were previously Deputy Education Minister and Deputy Higher Education Minister.
MCA must accept that they are out of top government. DAP is now the voice of the Chinese and hence, in this problematic matter of varsity placement, the MCA must allow the DAP to step forward and represent all the Chinese who voted opposition.
(3) Gan Ping Sieu and Chua Soi Lek are unelected while Heng Seai Kie lost the Parliament seat that she contested. Therefore the trio do not speak for the voters. They can only speak on behalf of the MCA.
Wee Ka Siong is elected by the Malays and he should go to Air Hitam and listen to his constituents.
Is the BN obligated to pay any heed to MCA? After all, the majority of MCA’s one million members themselves had voted the DAP.
Ultimately it was the MCA’s own choice to vote themselves out of the decision-making process in Putrajaya. And not only that, the MCA-owned media had subtly encouraged its readers to vote Pakatan.
Utar lecturers are DAP representatives
Utar lecturer Chong Zhemin represented DAP in the debate against Shen Yee Aun representing MCA
(4) Heng Seai Kie said in her press statement:
“By making it compulsory for students to study only on one religion will aggravate racial and religious relations and create prejudice and narrow-thinking people. This is not conducive to Malaysia’s diverse background of many races, religions and cultures. Thus, the government should focus on creating a harmonious, stable and united country instead.”
The MCA publicity bureau chairman believes that studying the Tamadun Islam course in university “will aggravate racial and religious relations”.
Strange that it did not cross her mind about the Scissorati’s staunch support for the Dapsters. Clearly MCA had not felt that the behaviour of the Chinese electorate and social media users had aggravated racial and religious relations.
The mainstream media owned and controlled by MCA even actively aided and abetted the Dapster-evangelista behaviour.
Heng also said that making Tamudun Islam compulsory for students will “create prejudice and narrow-thinking people”.
In the MCA-owned and MCA-controlled Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (Utar), the majority of the students and lecturers gave their solid backing to the DAP.
@imokman tweeted that “many Utar students” attended his DAP forum in Kampar (where the university is located)
Where is the 90% DAP support cultivated?
Regardless of the presence or absence of the Tamadun Islam course, what are Utar students being taught by DAP lecturers like Chong Zhemin?
MCA deputy national organising secretary Heng Seai Kie believes that the compulsory study of Tamadun Islam in university “is not conducive to Malaysia’s diverse background of many races, religions and cultures”.
Can she propose something else more conducive to Malaysia’s diverse background of many races, religions and cultures? Like the daily contents of The J-Star, is it?
Heng also recommended that “the government should focus on creating a harmonious, stable and united country instead” (through other means).
How about this suggestion for creating a harmonious, stable and united country: At present, the MCA mouthpreach (The J-Star, et al) is constantly airing the church activism and delivering Jerusubang sermons to its 5.63 million-strong audience.
So rather than foisting the Tamadun Islam contents on the college syllabus, how about a test run having The Star carry Islamic civilization contents in their articles instead?
“Charity begins at home” goes the saying.
Therefore the business of creating a “harmonious, stable and united country” should begin in the MCA’s home turf — the Star media empire.