Members of Umno Youth trashed the DAP office in Kuantan this afternoon (photo below).
Anarchy is spreading. There’s been a chain reaction from Penang to Pudu-KL to Kuantan.
Where will anti-DAP protests break out tomorrow?
Threat to burn down DAP headquarters
Yesterday Umno Youth “rioted” – word used within quotation marks – at the DAP headquarters in Pudu. “Rioted” (merusuh) is the term employed by the DAP party organ Roketkini.
The Roketkini article headline yesterday read, ‘Pemuda Umno WP merusuh, ancam bakar bangunan ibu pejabat DAP‘.
According to Roketkini, the demonstrators yelled “Hidup Melayu” and “Hancur DAP”. They also carried placards saying “Mampus DAP!”
DAP reaction to events
DAP sec-gen Lim Guan Eng called Umno Youth “samseng” (see his tweet below).
DAP organizing secretary Anthony Loke has similarly called Umno Youth “samseng” (see TMI article below).
MCA reaction to events
Senator Chong Sin Woon who is the MCA Youth chief said in a statement today:
“MCA Youth condemns in the harshest terms the threats by Umno Youth Wilayah Persekutuan to torch the DAP HQ, and in so doing can maim and endanger lives. Although MCA and DAP are opponents in the political battlefield, nevertheless, MCA prioritises principles and implores that the protection of democracy and stability must come first.”
MCA Youth also urged Umno Youth boss Khairy Jamaluddin (pix below) “to control and to calm down his members”.
MCA Youth statement failed to condemn Rayer
Chong’s statement is politically correct and we can readily concur with his condemnation of the threat made by Umno Youth to torch the DAP building.
We can concur too with Chong’s urging that democracy and stability must be protected.
However we should beg to differ on the bit where Chong claims that “MCA and DAP are opponents in the political battlefield”. No, they’re not. They’re in collusion.
While Chong condemns the actions of Umno Youth in “the harshest terms”, nowhere in his statement did he condemn DAP state assemblyman RSN Rayer (pix above) for uttering the “celaka” remarks.
J-Star campaigning for DAP
Rayer is the Adun for Seri Delima which is a DUN seat under the Parliamentary constituency of Bukit Gelugor. A lawyer, Rayer was Karpal’s mentee and considered the late DAP chairman’s right hand man.
Rayer was campaigning for Ramkarpal Singh Deo who is DAP’s shoo-in candidate for the Bukit Gelugor by-election when he called Umno “celaka” (video HERE), repeating what he had earlier said in the Dewan (video HERE).
Therefore you can say that the controversy is something that erupted from the heated political campaign for the two Parliament seats contested by the DAP in the upcoming by-elections.
MCA should by rights be helping the BN machinery in this regard but it is not.
It’s no surprise any longer to be told that the MCA-owned media is campaigning for the DAP.
Gunting Dalam Lipatan
The J-Star today carried an article, ‘Ram now the darling of women voters’, that gives a favourable impression of the DAP, which is MCA’s purported rival.
Obviously there’s no real rivalry between MCA and DAP since the MCA media has been vigorously cheerleading the DAP.
Below is the photograph that The J-Star elected to use of the third party candidate in Bukit Gelugor, Huan Cheng Guan.
Does it look to you like the MCA paper has made any attempt to be kind to Huan, the BN-friendly contestant? If you still have any lingering doubt that the photo selection done by the J-Star editors is very deliberate, please look at the photo that the paper used of Shen Yee Aun, a vocal DAP critic.
Stabbing BN in the back
Shen Yee Aun was given an airing in Utusan recently where he said that the bikini photo was a trap set by the Red Bean Army for the Umno bloggers.
Many Malay pro-establishment political operatives agree with Shen’s assessment.
Shen is however blacked out from the J-Star coverage.
Instead the J-Star carried this headline ‘Bikini photo smear campaign against DAP’s Dyana Sofya condemned‘ which imputed that Umno bloggers were responsible for the smear campaign. It’s very clear which side the MCA paper is on.
A far more dangerous threat to the BN is the enemy within. The enemy without can only attack frontally. The scissors in the fold can inflict a thousand little lethal cuts to bleed the BN to death.
- “Has Khairy lost control of Umno Youth?”
- “Umno mobs run wild”
- Barbarians at the gate”
Will the real Umno please stand up?
The J-Star is a nest of evangelistas but its owner the MCA remains a thorn in flesh to the BN. The paper is perpetually burnishing Khairy’s image, and Wong Chun Wai’s blue-eyed girl Regina Lee is now Dapster Khairy’s press secretary.
The Umno Youth protests the last couple of days in Penang, Pudu-KL and Kuantan are something beyond KJ’s control.
Umno has got its factionalism too. There is the egomaniacal ” KJ 10 Q ” (KJ, thank you) elitist Umno that reeks of fat cat entitlement.
And there is the street cred Umno that we’re now witnessing in action. MCA describes their actions as “hooliganism” and “mob rule” (see press statement by MCA Youth Penang).
MCA is Dapster
MCA, in the form of its crown jewel media, is in cahoots with the Dapster Khairy personality cultism. MCA is however unable to connect with the other side – the Malay ultra nationalist side – of Umno.
Current developments are pitting MCA and the right wing of Umno on opposite sides of the fence. If this current spate of unsanctioned Umno Youth demos should continue, then the fracture in Umno will soon crack.
What is taking place now – the spontaneous outbursts by Umno Youth independent of Khairy – is possibly charting a new course for Umno. This is a Chinese-averse, hostile Umno that the DAP-MCA merged entity has good cause to fear.