Some of you may still recall Hannah Yeoh was tweeting – on the morning of 1hb Syawal about a month-and-a-half ago – about her cruise around Subang during Aidil Fitri in search of food. She ate a meal of dry Bak Kut Teh.
However when she later sought to explain the food craving that prompted her drive-about in Subang, she tweeted instead an Instagram of chicken rendang and ketupat.
Hannah recommended to try the porky fries
Over the past year, some Chinese social media users got into trouble over Bak Kut Teh, i.e. Alvivi whose sedition cases are being heard in court, and similarly the Facebooker ‘Chow Jack’ (Chow Mun Fai, below) who was recently sentenced to a year’s jail.
Obviously an invitation to eat pork is a part of the political vocab arsenal when Chinese desire to offend Malays.
Now what I want to ask is this.
The DAP Serdang evangelista MP claims that his wife ‘puasa’ during Ramadan but nonetheless, Mrs Ong Kian Ming will eat something if she is hungry and she still drinks water anyway. So what kind of fasting is that?
Then these evangelista politicians make themselves the hashtag champions when it comes to #sahur (or #iftar) and loudly proclaim to the Firster audience that they too are sharing in the Muslim ibadah.
But is their diet genuinely halal? I mean like, say, halal chicken cooked in a halal kitchen.
So the upshot is that these DAP evangelista politicians claim to puasa but we’re not sure whether they berbuka with properly slaughtered meats properly prepared. Yet they proudly declare they puasa and their Chinese wife cooks the breakfast and the iftar meals.
For all we know, they had a nice Char Siew Fan for lunch and then in the evening, they put on their tudung and trot off to the surau to stir an empty pot – below.
Ever since the rise and rise of the DAP evangelistas, hypocrisy has permeated Malaysian politics.
There is the “heartache” at the news of dead children dunno who dunno where.
Like the ploy of eating Bak Kut Teh but tweeting chicken rendang, the Christians support Israel but shed crocodile tears for Ebola-MH17-Gaza victims.
Today they ostensibly celebrate Harmony but just you read Guan Eng and Kit Siang’s Malaysia Day messages.
Guan Eng’s Malaysia Day sermon talked about Morals (of Right and Wrong) and Values (of Justice and Freedom), about “focusing on universal morals and common values that not only bind and unite us but also let us live with dignity”, about “doing things right” and “doing the right thing” but in the same breath incited Sabahans and Sarawakians against the BN government.
Kit Siang’s Malaysia Day sermon talked about a “unifying vision for all Malaysians, regardless of race, religion or region”, about “moderation and the middle path of unity, harmony, tolerance, justice and fair play for all Malaysians”, about transcending communal boundaries but in the same breath incited Sabahans and Sarawakians against the BN government.
Crumbs from “daily banquets of the stinking filthy rich”
And then the Lim Father and Son turn around and accuse Najib of allowing the “worst racial and religious incitement and polarisation” to happen under his watch.
Another Malaysia Day message in the Rocket website talked about Love in the same breath as the “system that is enabling the minority group at the top to amass the vast majority of the wealth whilst the vast majority of the people live on whatever crumbs left by the proverbial daily banquets of stinking filthy rich”.
The DAP’s Malaysia Day article titled ‘Malaysia, Where Love begins?’ accuses the BN government of not reprimanding Perkasa and Isma as well as slamming senior BN cabinet Ministers for “repeatedly uttering words of bigotry and making racially divisive calls almost on a predictably seasonal basis”.
DAP wishes everyone “Happy Merdeka & Happy Malaysia Day” coupled with the following diatribe:
“It seems that the incitement of racial hatred; the politicisation of racial majority as superiority and minority as inferiority; and the insolent, racist and unconstitutional provocation of certain ethnic groups against others, are perfectly fine if used by leaders of the ruling party and/or their supporters.”
The Sarawak state election is rolling around. Its results will set the pattern for the next general election.
If you were wondering why of late we’ve been inundated with news of unrest in the two Borneo states, well, wonder no more.
BELOW: Evangelistas Tony Pua, Yeo Bee Yin & Gang