Last month, anti-China riots erupted in Vietnam.
However the violence took an anti-“Chinese” turn when the rioters also targeted Taiwan-owned factories as well as companies located in the Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park. See ‘Vietnam anti-China protest: Factories burnt‘ (BBC, 14 May 2014)
The Vietnamese protesters were angry at China. However they retaliated by indiscriminately torching any buildings that had Chinese writing in their logos or signs although the owners of those factories could have been Taiwanese or Singaporean.
BELOW: France 24 news channel
‘Anti-Chinese sentiment on rise in Myanmar‘ (chinadialogue.net, 13 May 2014)
It is not the Vietnamese alone who do not like the Chinese. The Burmese don’t either.
But all is good in Malaysia still because people in this country possess a lot of iman. And since “Sabar itu separuh daripada iman”, there is enough kesabaran untuk melayan karenah si Dapster-evangelista.
BELOW: Marina Mahathir a member of the NUCC
NUCC’s National Harmony Bills
Dr Mahathir wrote:
“Di Malaysia kita kekalkan bangsa asal kita, bahasa dan budaya kita, sekolah kita, bahkan universiti kita. Susulan dari itu kita tinggal di tempat-tempat berasingan, amalan cara hidup dan kegiatan kita juga berbeza dan berasingan. Dalam bidang perniagaan masing-masing mempunyai network sendiri berasas kepada kaum/bangsa, bahasa dan budaya.”
BELOW: Nasi Lemak Telanjang served by Malaysia Airlines — picture by Chef Wan
Dr M pointed out that we are different in our
He also said we go to separate
And we live and work in segregated
The Tun forgot or perhaps deliberately omitted to mention that we go separately to different places of worship – mosques, churches, temples and gurdwaras – too.
Considered Japanese if you eat sushi, Korean if you eat kimchi
Urm, what do Malaysians who belong to different races, speak different languages, practise different cultures and religions, adopt different lifestyles and engage in different activities while living in separate neighbourhoods have in common when we’re outside school and our workplace?
Gerakan deputy president Datuk Dr Cheah Soon Hai said recently (19 May 2014) that the Chinese today “are already assimilated to the Malaysian lifestyle” because they enjoy eating nasi lemak and roti canai.
Dr Cheah (pic above) stressed that Chinese here are fourth or fifth generation, and ingrained in the Malaysian way of life … as proven by their love for nasi lemak and roti canai.
BELOW: Hannah Yeoh believes that racist weather behaves exactly like some extreme NGOs
New legislation to penalize hate speech
Gerakan’s Dr Cheah took to task the statement by Isma that Chinese immigrants are “penceroboh” as well as the allegation by Isma that a certain “political party [DAP] is capable of engineering a repeat of the May 13 incident”.
He wanted furthermore to know why there is no action on Isma as yet despite the countless police reports lodged against the said Muslim NGO. He accused Isma of hate speech “to plant seeds of distrust among the various community in Malaysia”.
If the National Harmony Bills introduced by the NUCC ever become law, you can bet the DAP Christians would be the first to demand that Isma be charged under the new Racial and Religious Hate Crimes Act.
Would curbing Isma bring Malaysians closer together in language, culture, lifestyle, activities and work ethics, mitigate the distrust and spread the Luurve?
BELOW: Hannah Yeoh believes that “true love narrows the differences”
Hannah Yeoh prescribes mega doses of “LOVE”
In her tweet above on the topic, Madame Speaker appears to concede that Malaysians indeed have our ‘little differences’ but that these differences can be narrowed by “true love”.
According to Hannah Yeoh, the problems of racism and extreme weather can be treated by teaching racists – and the weather – “how to love”.
Thus let’s go back to what Tun Mahathir mentioned earlier about our differences and apply the Hannah-Firster treatment.
BELOW: Sisters in Islam founder Zainah Anwar says “We’re all Allah’s children”
(1) To narrow the differences between our various ethnicities, begin at home with your own family. Petition the National Registration Department to have your children recorded under rainbow colours in their birth certificate.
Madame Speaker Hannah Yeoh has shown Leadership by Example through her older daughter being registered by the NRD as “Chinese” and her younger daughter as “Indian”. Her third child will be “Malay”.
(2) To narrow the differences between our various languages, everybody learn to speak Korean. We can do this from watching lots of cable TV and listening to K-Pop.
BELOW: A trio of notable DAP Yang Berhormats
(3) To narrow the differences between our various cultures, everybody eat McDonald’s.
Reminder: But before you enter the restaurant, please recce to see that there are no Christian crazies inside who might beat you to death with a mopstick.
(4) To narrow the differences between our various lifestyles, Malaysian citizens must be subject to one uniform set of laws. ‘Hudud for All‘ is the answer.
(5) To narrow the differences between our various activities, everyone must learn to like watching badminton and football. The Dapsters will cheer for China badminton ace Lin Dan (see HERE and HERE) but that’s alright because we’re democrats who believe in the freedom of expression.
BELOW: Dapsters believe they are the beautiful reflections of God’s image
Is DAP doing anything to narrow our differences?
The Christian party’s foremost Anak Bangsa Malaysia icon has preached that “true love narrows the differences” and “racists must be taught how to love”.
What has Hannah Yeoh herself done to narrow the differences? Well she has been wearing tudung so that she doesn’t appear too much different from the Muslims, unlike some of her fellow Dapster-evangelistas whose dress sense is considered mendedahkan aurat.
To reckon that the DAP has succeeded in narrowing the differences, we must have hordes of ordinary, young Chinese women following in Hannah’s footsteps and voluntarily donning the tudung. So far they had only one success — Felixia Yeap.
Air mukjizat yang dibotolkan di Jerusubang
Next, the DAP must deploy more volunteers to the rural areas where the 47 percent pro-BN kampung folks remain woefully unenlightened. These DAP volunteers will teach racists how to love.
“Love thy neighbour” is the solution put forward by the DAP even though the majority of their party supporters themselves are living in Chinese enclaves and do not interact with the other races.
Legislation, on the other hand, is the method proposed by the NUCC that wants to enact anti-hate speech laws which will compel Malaysians of various races and religions to harmonize with each other.
Nonetheless, Dr Mahathir, in his review of the National Harmony bills, felt: “Keadaan terpisahnya kaum/bangsa dan pencapaian kaum/bangsa yang tidak sama tidak membolehkan penyatuan dan harmoni di kalangan mereka dengan mudah”.
So do we believe that the Tun’s appraisal is closer to the reality on the ground or do we have greater faith in Hannah Yeoh’s mass marketed holy water?