Is anyone even surprised?
The Malay Mail front page today carries the banner headline ‘Membership bombshell’ and the following sub-headings:
- “Senior leader claims almost half of one million MCA members dead or jumped ship“
- “Study to cleanse MCA membership list shot down”, and
- “Party leaders afraid membership would be smaller than MIC or Gerakan”
The Malay Mail is yet another pro-Pakatan newspaper in keeping with the extensive control exerted by the opposition over the English language media in Malaysia. Refer, ‘Akhbar arus perdana The Malay Mail adalah versi cetak kembar Malaysiakini‘.
The Malay Mail report quoted MCA secretary-general Kong Cho Ha as downplaying the issue, however, in saying the subject of phantom members only cropped up during party elections and was often “brought up by people with vested interest”.
Kong Cho Ha is referred to as “donkey” by his party’s media. See, ‘Star reporter called MCA sec-gen a “donkey”?‘
Making an ass out of Umno
With reference to the Malay Mail report that a senior party leader is claiming that “almost half of one million MCA members [are] dead or JUMPED SHIP“, it is not that such contentions haven’t surfaced before.
Former MCA strongman Jimmy Chua Jui Meng had previously claimed that there would be an exodus of MCA members following the GE13.
What is left of the MCA today is in the grip of the DAP saka. As a result, the rump ‘MCA Ubah-ed’ is now daily attacking the BN on a whole slew of issues.
Endless possibilities? No, only dead certainty
If Umno does not wish Najib Razak to go down in history as the last Malaysian Prime Minister to have come from the party, then Umno members must demand that MCA be held accountable for its media mouthpiece backstabbing the BN.
This is a compulsory topic for Umno delegates to raise at their upcoming general assembly. Otherwise it will not only be a mere possibility that BN might lose GE14 but a dead certainty should the current treachery be allowed to continue unabated.
Why? As if he didn’t already know
MCA vice president Gan Ping Sieu (see screenshot, tweet below) suggests that instead of lashing out at the Chinese for lukewarm participation in official functions and celebrations, “we should look into its underlying cause”.
The underlying cause is simple. The Chinese are no longer attending official functions and celebrations because the MCA has very few members left.
Furthermore, the MCA-controlled media empire is playing the Politics of Hate and daily planting disaffection among its 5.63 million audience against the establishment.
Written in the STAR: Bintang Lima alignment
From Shen Yee Aun’s blog:
“Blogger Helen Ang [writes that] Liow is Pro Opposition
– Liow Tiong Lai Supporting Pro Opposition Media
– Liow Tiong Lai Supporting Opposition UBAH
(Daripada media Gunting Dalam Lipatan, sekarang MCA Liow Tiong Lai tanpa berselindung lagi sudah ‘UBAH’ kepada bersekongkol dengan media yang terang-terang pro-pembangkang. – Helen Ang )”
Read ‘Why Liow Tiong Lai Should Not be the MCA President?‘ by Shen Yee Aun
Scissorati sultans of spin
MCA would be irredeemable if/once Chua Soi Lek is ousted as president. It is debatable how many of MCA’s current crop of leaders still possess the BN spirit.
Neither is the MCA of today the same party that was founded by Tan Cheng Lock. Today’s MCA is one that wants to give the Allah word to the evangelistas — read here.
The Sneaky Star epitomizes how the forked tongue evangelistas have successfully co-opted both these Chinese parties.
Operating the Battlestarship, the Scissorati have mastered the art of doublespeak where Bak Kut Teh is not pork, May 13 is not a race riot, the washout of the non-Malay BN parties is not a Chinese tsunami and the MCA is not a party whose members have almost all jumped ship and whose division chairmen internally sabotaged MCA’s own candidates during GE13.