Aiyah, Dr Mahathir Mohamad has just given the Dapsters a wet dream.
He cautioned in his latest article titled ‘The MCA‘ that if “the trend toward declining support for BN continues, it may result in the DAP vision of Chinese dominance in politics as well as the economy being realised. Malaysia will be like Singapore”.
Malaysia becoming like Singapore is the Dapsters’ fondest desire. In fact, even better if Malaysia ultimately becomes a part of Singapore.
As much as the Dapsters hate his guts, I’m sure they’re at the same time gloating that even Dr Mahathir has had to acknowledge how declining support for BN is the current the trend, and one that is set to continue.
The only problem is that the PM does not read the ground to be able to realise this for himself.
Ada maksud tersirat ke?
Writing in his Che Det blog today, Dr M said:
“In the 13th General Election, the DAP dangled before the eyes of the Chinese that this time (kali ini) they can grab both political and economic dominance. They point to the Perak model where when Pakatan won the head of Government was a Malay but he was totally subservient to the DAP (Chinese). When the Pakatan Government with Nizar of PAS as the MB was brought down, the DAP told the Chinese that they had lost a Chinese Government. The Chinese in Perak have since become anti-BN.
“Some Malay politicians are convinced that the Chinese being in the minority cannot ever rule Malaysia as Singapore is ruled by the Chinese. Physically holding office is not necessary. If the Prime Minister is totally under the control of the DAP then it would become a Chinese dominated Government.“
Dr M added that the DAP had “dangled this possibility of a Chinese dominated Government to the Chinese voters”. According to him, this caused the MCA supporters to flock to the opposition so that a Chinese DAP dominated government would rule Malaysia.
He also feels the “MCA leaders will have a tough time persuading the Chinese to once again reject the idea of Chinese dominance and go back to sharing Malaysia fairly”.
Return of the MCA
Dr M sees the decision by the MCA to rejoin the government as “a step in the right direction”.
He urges that the Chinese “must support the MCA because they cannot deny the benefits they gained during the partnership between the MCA and Umno. A bird in hand is worth two in the bush”.
MCA returning to the cabinet fold is a development that “should be welcomed by Malaysians; not all of course, but a majority”, said Dr Mahathir.
It appears that I belong to the minority in my belief that the cabinet door must be shut in the MCA’s face. Nonetheless I’m resigned to the fait accompli that PM-1Malaysia-Najib will, of course and indeed, invite the current crop of MCA leaders to sit in his cabinet.
After all, this is the way how things have been done since Merdeka.
MCA today is not the MCA of yesterday
Dr M has appealed to the Chinese that they “must support the MCA”. But what if they don’t?
Can we use the Kajang by-election as a yardstick to measure this support?
MCA’s Chew Mei Fun is as good as it gets. Kalau orang yang baik-baik belaka macam Datin Paduka Chew pun ditolak Cina Kajang, saya tak tahu apa lagi nak cakap.
MCA does not represent the Chinese. The party has seven Parliament seats. Six of them are in Malay-majority areas. MCA is in the current Parliament by virtue of the Malay (and Indian and orang asli) votes.
Dr M had led the country for 22 years and his long tenure is coloured by the popular perception of his warm personal relationship with fellow doctor, the MCA’s Dr Ling Liong Sik. However, the MCA as Dr Mahathir knew them then is not the MCA of today.
Today the MCA is beginning to be Dapsterized and heaven forbid, even evangelized.
Kajang — the referendum
Dr M remembers the winning BN formula where good performance was delivered by “Umno representing the Malays, MCA representing the Chinese and MIC representing the Indians and later together with the indigenous peoples of Sabah and Sarawak”.
I repeat: The MCA no longer represents the Chinese. On the contrary, the Chinese spit on MCA wherever the party goes.
What I say can easily be tested at the Kajang by-election. Why not we make it a referendum on Chinese support for the BN.
Chew Mei Fun memang seorang calon yang berwibawa. Orangnya cukup berprinsip, berbudi hahasa dan berhemah tinggi. Tiada cacat cela pada dirinya.
So if this paragon – the best candidate that MCA can offer – is still rejected by the Kajang Chinese voters, then once and for all, can we please accept that the 62-year-old Alliance formula of Umno-MCA-MIC is past its shelf life?
Rejected in GE12, rejected in GE13
Hattrick to be completed in GE14.
The “social contract” is expired because clearly it was not renewed in the general elections of 2008 and 2013. This social contract has in fact been torn and thrown into the bin.
Three times, at the concert of Korean popstar Psy, Najib had asked the Penang Chinese audience, “Are you ready for BN?” Three times came the resounding answer “No”. And they boo-ed him.
And they daily jeer at his wife Rosmah.
If all this mockery by the Dapsters still doesn’t get the message through to the Yang Amat Berhormat, I don’t know what will … short of a Malay backlash from his party’s own rightist supporters who do not possess Najib’s reservoir of patience.
But hey, even dams dry up. We’re suffering a water rationing even as I speak. Najib must face up to the dry tap reality.