9 Oct 2013
On this date last year, the Malaysian Insider ran a headline about the racial slurs uttered by Umno leaders.
TMI quoted Parti Rakyat Sarawak president James Masing as advising Umno leaders to try to be moderate. The TMI article was written by Elizabeth Zachariah and Desmond Davidson.
Voters don’t owe Umno leader a living, said MCA vice-president
On 9 Oct 2013, my blog posting was titled ‘MCA puts the blame squarely on Umno‘.
I noted that MCA did not want Chinese voters to be faulted for their party’s devastating losses in GE13. Instead the MCA leaders blamed Umno.
MCA Online reported the (then) MCA vice-president Gan Ping Sieu as saying former Malacca Chief Minister Ali Rustam had “made himself an icon of a sore loser” by conveniently blaming Chinese voters for the latter’s electoral defeat.
Gan also remarked in his press statement that voters do not owe Ali Rustam a living.
In a related J-Star article titled ‘Don’t play the racial card, Umno leaders told’, Gan was quoted as saying, “Such [Umno] party election campaigning approaches not only threaten the cohesion of Barisan Nasional but also damage the social fabric of our nation”.
On 9 Oct 2013, TMI reported the MCA’s complaint about “racist remarks by some right-wing leaders in Umno”. The TMI article was headlined ‘Chinese reps criticise Ali Rustam, blame Umno for losses in past 2 general elections‘.
Wanita MCA chief Heng Seai Kie (pix above) had declared:
“In fact, these are the leaders who have angered and driven away many of our Barisan Nasional traditional supporters irrespective of ethnic background in the 12th and 13th General Elections. We are concerned that such invalid accusations and racial bigotry will similarly affect BN’s performance at the ballot box in future.”
9 Oct 2012
On this date two years ago, my blog posting was titled ‘Sah! Guan Eng memang mencampur-adukkan politik dengan agama (ini buktinya)‘.
Guan Eng mendakwa Utusan menghasut dengan niat mencetuskan perasaan benci terhadap orang Kristian.
Dia juga mendakwa Ibrahim Ali menjadikan orang Kristian “an object of hate” lantaran Perkasa melancarkan perang jihad (“crusade”) terhadap golongan Kristian — lihat petikan: “… Ibrahim Ali an extremist for launching this crusade against Christians”.
“Are non-Malays and non-Muslims an easy target to be blamed and kicked around based on lies just to distract attention from the real problems affecting 27 million Malaysians?”, ruj. http://dapmalaysia.org/english/2011/may11/lge/lge1282.htm
Guan Eng avowedly uses religious occasions for his politics.
On Wesak day 2011, he called on “all Malaysians to stand up for peace and harmony” by uniting against extremists and racists whom he alleged wanted “to see Malaysia burn with hatred and violence”.
Likewise his Christmas 2010 message (screenshot above) said:
“Malaysians should be united by the common platform of freedom, truth, democracy, justice and social welfare for all.”
“Jesus taught that we must learn to love each other even our enemies. Then only can we open our hearts to peace and give hope to not only everyone but future generations.
“Malaysians must reject those who preach hate and violence to the extent of calling for the bloody May 13 tragedy to be declared as a sacred day that should be celebrated.
“Let us reject these pseudo-Malaysians who are extremists, racists and greedy cronies of corruption. Let us focus on real Malaysians as ordinary fathers and mothers who want to improve their economic livelihood and see a brighter future for their children.
“We pray that we will stand united in one heart and one mind to serve one another and our community with love and compassion.”
BELOW: Freaky fingers
Us vs Them
Guan Eng and the DAP evangelistas frame their worldview in an ‘Us versus Them’ dichotomy.
“Us” in Guan Eng’s Christmas message are the Christians with whom he relates the values of freedom, truth, democracy and justice, and love and compassion”. His Christians are depicted ordinary, peaceful “fathers and mothers” who hope for nothing more than a brighter future for their children.
“Them” – the people on the other side – are characterized by Guan Eng as extremists, racists and greedy cronies of corruption who preach hate and violence. He calls them “pseudo-Malaysians” as opposed to “real Malaysians” whose Christian hearts are open to peace.
How utterly hypocritical of Guan Eng to repeat the trope that Jesus taught Christians to love their enemies when he does not do as he says.
Ucapan Guan Eng bermula minit 1:55
9 Oct 2011
On this date three years ago, I blogged – ‘Apa kandungan ucapan bahasa Cina Lim Guan Eng di Han Chiang?‘
Ucapan Guan Eng pada 6 Mac 2008 di stadium Han Chiang
4:35 – “There cannot be such double standards. BN practices double standards … they have no more issues, they are politically bankrupt aaah (kedengaran sorakan dan tepukan). We will not allow ourselves to be distracted by personal attacks.”
Dia berkata pula dalam Hokkien (bermula minit 6:30) – terjemahan
“Bolehkan kita menjadi warga kelas pertama Malaysia? Selama 50 tahun, 50 tahun lamanya kita menjadi warga kelas kedua, ketiga, keempat aaah. Sudahlah, cukuplah, betul tak? Hendaklah kita bagi tahu Abdullah Badawi, bagi tahu Ong Ka Ting, bagi tahu Koh Tsu Koon, supaya mereka akan ketahui … kita mahu jadi (warga) kelas pertama.”
Before the election tidal wave of 2008, Guan Eng asked Penangites to send a message to Koh Tsu Koon that Chinese no longer wanted to be second-class citizens.
Well, the much-maligned Koh Tsu Koon has been kicked out of office. Like an Orwellian turnaround ala Animal Farm, Koh has been replaced on the political stage by his lookalike Hannah Yeoh.
ABOVE: Like fraternal twins, DAP’s Hannah and Gerakan’s Koh Tsu Koon
For that matter, can anyone differentiate between the DAP and the BN Chinese parties nowadays?
Over the past four years … 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 … we’re beginning to see their morphing, i.e. two coming together as one.
Funny that Hannah Yeoh rants how it is the “progressive wickedness” of the BN which gets worse every year.