This is an important news item – ‘Sarawak DAP to file motion to make Dayak a race‘ (Malaysiakini, 25 Feb 2105)
Soooo SNEAKY … ini antara helah DAP untuk memecah-belahkan bumiputera. Umno masih tidur lena.
The biggest hope in order to help keep the BN Titanic afloat is Malay unity and this means weaning PAS away from Pakatan and winning the Islamist party over to the BN.
However Umno president Najib Razak has just sued the PAS newspaper Harakah, according to news reports. His lawyers delivered a letter of demand to Harakah managing director Dr Rosli Yaakub yesterday.
See ‘Najib takes legal action against Harakah for reproducing NYT article‘ (The Rakyat Post, 26 Feb 2015)
He initiated defamation proceedings against the PAS party organ for linking 1Malaysia Development Bhd to Riza Aziz, his stepson. The Harakah Feb 19 article is titled ‘Dana 1MDB biayai syarikat filem Riza Aziz? (Bhg 2)‘.
Harakah’s piece, which is said by Najib to be libelous, had rehashed info from The New York Times’ Feb 8 exposé on rich Penang playboy Jho Low (pictured below with Najib’s stepson).
Rosmah ni banyak masalah
The Harakah article about Rosmah Mansor’s filmmaker son is Najib’s personal problem. It is not Umno’s problem.
1MDB is Najib’s pet project. It is not Umno’s contract. Yet the party is made to suffer for the shortcomings of its weak leader – the most lembik president Umno has ever had to date.
Through Najib’s action of suing the PAS paper, chances of perpaduan ummah being achieved must surely be affected to some degree. Imagine if Hadi Awang were to sue Utusan but at the same time PAS invite Umno to sit down for unity talks.
At this juncture, Umno desperately needs a leader who is able to swing the unity move with PAS – say like Tengku Razaleigh who’s a Kelantanese and has longstanding cordial ties with Umno’s bitter rival.
Sadly Umno has Najib, whose wife does not meet with the approval of many Malay opposition followers – see ‘Ada baiknya Mahathir juga tegur Rosmah‘ (Harakah, 9 Oct 2014).
Rosmelda is wearing a green baju kebaya. Her selendang is green. The handbag on her lap is green. Her jade bracelet is green. Even her watch strap is green!
Who wants to bet that her shoes are green too? How many pairs of designer shoes does she have, by the way?
BN is blue lah!
Click to listen cute song ‘BLUE, da be dee, da be die’
Umno directionless, led by clueless, nanti jadilah doofus
There’s going to be a gathering for “Malay empowerment” tomorrow (Sat.) where a 20k turnout is anticipated at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil, KL.
The event is organized by the Malay Consultative Council with the cooperation of UiTM, Mara, DBP, Jakim, Teraju and BTN under an umbrella body called Gerakan Perpaduan Melayu Mahawangsa.
It looks like an intended show of Malay strength although the organizers are taking care to stress that their gathering “has nothing to do with politics and racism”.
I doubt this denial will allay the concern of many Chinese, especially should the rally be able to attract the expected 20,000 participants. After all, the Malays themselves were spooked too by the DAP mega rallies in Johor during the May 2013 election campaign.
Malaysiakini pix of DAP’s mega rally in Johor
History of Sultan Sulaiman Club in Kampung Baru
Looking further back in history, recall that Umno had planned a mammoth rally for 1 Nov 1987 but it did not take place ultimately since Ops Lalang was carried out on Oct 27 as a preemptive measure.
The planned Umno rally, scuppered at the height of Sino-Malay tensions in 1987, was similarly also “meant to be [a] show of strength and force”, going by Lim Kit Siang’s recollection. To cool the temperatures, then IGP Hanif Omar had called for any rallies, demos and public meetings – which might have been interpreted as racial in character – to be cancelled.
Today one generation has passed since that mass crackdown which saw Kit Siang and many of his DAP colleagues detained under ISA. Oh well, Melayu mudah lupa while the Chinese prefer to be in denial, and thus it should not be surprising to hear the tribal drums beating again because both races do not learn from history.
- Ops Lalang to present – 18 years
- May 13 to Ops Lalang – 28 years
- Anti-Malayan Union to May 13 – 23 years
When the rally organizer, Gerakan Perpaduan Melayu Mahawangsa, choose to invoke the historical anti-Malayan Union protests, it hints at Melayu Bangkit!
Malay Consultative Council sec-gen Hasan Mad was quoted by Bernama as saying the gathering tomorrow would be akin to the initiative taken by Malay NGOs at the Sultan Sulaiman Club, Kampung Baru in March 1946.
1946, of course, was the year of the Malay uprising to oppose the British federation plan that granted Malayan citizenship to non-Malays on relatively liberal terms. Among the slogans chanted and placards carried in the anti-Malayan Union protests were “Hidup Melayu”, “Malaya for Malays” and “Tanah Melayu hak Melayu”.
Anti-Malayan Union (1946): “Tanah Melayu hak Melayu”
Isma (2014): “Bumi ini bumi Melayu Islam”
Dulu lain, kini lain (dulu Dato’ Onn, kini Dato’ Seri Najib)
It was only two generations ago that the Malays were stirred to oppose the absorption of aliens by this country.
MCC sec-gen Hasan Mad electing now to evoke the “Malaya for Malays” spirit of 1946 can hardly be of reassurance to the jittery 10 percent BN Chinese as, by extension, the slogan implies that “Malaya is not for non-Malays”.
Now here’s another interesting bit from a follow-up news report in the Malay Mail yesterday. Hasan explained that the event was moved by NGOs as a “non-political” drive for Malay unity. He also observed that the only avenue in the past for Malays to hold such an assembly had been through Umno.
Sang Saka: Bendera merah putih Umno – parti yang lupa warisan sejarah sendiri
Apparently things have changed – ‘Ubah’ – in our present day. Malays no longer have to depend on Umno anymore to do the legwork or get things done.
Gerakan Perpaduan Melayu Mahawangsa seems to be doing this rally quite independent of, and indeed bypassing Umno.
So is the parti Melayu diminishing in relevance? Is it because Umno has so obviously lost the plot that the Malay NGOs are necessarily striking out on their own?
Umno warlords had better pay heed. The Malay NGOs are rising again like in 1946 and they might not need your party, since they’re quite capable of moving on their own (like with tomorrow’s rally). And if Najib and Rosmelda sink the Titanic, you all will go down with the ship.
Is hudud the glue to bind Umno and PAS together?
The MCA is duri dalam daging and its media Si Gunting Dalam Lipatan.
MCA’s recent press statements
Feb 25: ‘Who’s responsible for hudud’
“Our MCA has remained consistent in opposing hudud law …” – Ti Lian Ker, MCA presidential council member
“Let me remind Kit Siang that the respective President of MCA, Gerakan, SUPP and LDP had on 17 April 2014 issued a joint press statement objecting against PAS’ proposal. … the numero uno of our party has already raised opposition to PAS’ hudud plan.
“Kit Siang is obnoxious and dishonest to the public. He should be held responsible for misleading non-Muslims that PAS have abandoned hudud for a welfare state. He had, via DAP, lulled voters into trusting that PAS has abandoned their pursuit for a welfare state and Buku Jingga which is a farce. DAP national organising secretary Anthony Loke had once said that ‘there is nothing to fear on hudud if one does not break the law’.
“The Rakyat or history will judge him for contributing to UBAH of Malaysia from a multiracial, multicultural, multilingual, etc nation under Tunku Abdul Rahman and the Alliance to BN towards a Satu Bangsa, Satu Bahasa and Satu Negara path in 1969.
“Now after GE13, Kit Siang has successfully forced the Prime Minister to soften the 1Malaysia approach to a more extreme right path as a result of giving in to the pressure by PAS which is more assertive and vocal after GE13.” – Ti Lian Ker, MCA religious harmony bureau chairman
Kesian kat @tilianker, dah lah sudah kena block dengan @hannahyeoh, ni diperli lagi
Umno yang masuk meminang, PAS boleh tarik harga
MCA’s Datuk Ti is correct that it is PAS who will “dictate the national politics in their stride”.
The power equation is that Umno needs PAS for its survival. PAS, on the other hand, does not need Umno because as PAS has reiterated time and again, their raison d’etre is demi menegakkan syiar Islam dan bukannya untuk memuas hawa nafsu atau mendapat habuan dunia.
DAP’s mercenary evangelista leaders peddling their Gospel of Prosperity will never be able to understand this aspect of the PAS mindset.
MCA: “DAP is fully responsible for hudud”
More MCA press statements
Feb 25: ‘Lim Kit Siang’s ostrich behavior in handling the hudud issue’
“Lim is famous for playing blame games.” – Chai Kim Sen, MCA publicity bureau chairman
“This is again proven when he blamed the hudud controversies on MCA and Barisan Nasional, whereas it is well known that it was DAP who had persuaded the Chinese to support PAS, thereby enabling the Islamist party to develop into what it is today; a party confident enough to push through the amendments to the Syariah Criminal Code II Enactment in March, and to table a Private Member’s Bill on hudud in parliament later on.”
Datuk Chai is right to conclude that it is PAS that is “stubbornly calling the shots now” and all DAP can do is to “put a gag order on its members to prevent them from speaking their minds on this”.
Feb 26: ‘Face the reality, Kit Siang’
Lim may “go down in the history as an abettor, if not engineer, for the implementation of hudud in this country”. – Yoo Wei How, MCA national organizing secretary
“We are saddened to note that the only DAP leader who dared to clearly state his objection against hudud law was none other than the late Karpal Singh whereas the party’s most powerful duo, namely its party advisor Lim Kit Siang and his son Guan Eng can at best play hide and seek and pretend to be in the dark over PAS’ intention and ambition to implement hudud.
“PAS Secretary-General Mustafa Ali recently revealed the junior Lim’s consent over the setting up of a joint committee on hudud between the Kelantan and Federal governments. Lim never denies but always avoids touching on the issue.”
Datuk Yoo called DAP a “window dressing” that deliberately misled the Chinese into believing that PAS had abandoned its original goal. He is too polite. I’d use much, much harsher words to describe the evangelical DAP’s treachery and betrayal of the Chinese community.
Is Umno willing to pay the dowry?
I do not think Umno wants hudud. But hudud is inevitably the mas kahwin that PAS will demand.
Terengganu is under Umno.
MCA has got further press statements on recent developments in the conservative East Coast state.
Feb 25: ‘Terengganu state govt should reconsider punitive proposal for Friday prayers’
“The state administration should take into consideration that our nation is multi-racial and multi-religion …” – Toh Chin Yaw, MCA Terengganu state liaison committee chairman
“MCA Terengganu urges the Terengganu state administration to study and reconsider the appropriateness and consequences of its proposal to transport Muslim men who fail to attend Friday prayers in a funeral hearse as a punishment.”
Terengganu is the best checked-and-balanced state where BN and PAS are almost equally strong
Feb 26: ‘Parading men in hearses as punishment can be misconstrued as ISIS cages tactic’
“… we should respect the departed and their next-of-kin in not misusing these vehicles [hearses] for such a derogatory procession.” – Koo Chin Nam, MCA syariah law & policy implementation special task force deputy chairman
“In fact, this proposal immediately connects with images of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)’s tyranny whereby these terrorists had paraded captives in cages, the first known being the Jordanian pilot who was doused with petrol before being set ablaze.
“The next known ISIS video being that of 17 orange-clad abducted and shackled Peshmerga fighters, each accompanied with an ISIS captor taunting them while being paraded in cages on top of pickup trucks through Kirkuk, in northwest Iraq where onlookers jeered and taunted the prisoners during the grim procession.”
Datuk Koo has spoken up above on “humanitarian grounds”. The DAP is as silent as a church mouse. Its silence is telling.
ABOVE: Gan Ping Sieu bermanja with the typical MCA supporters but warga mas will only comprise a small segment of the GE14 voter demography
Feb 27: ‘Voicing caution on the proposal by the Terengganu state government’
– Gan Ping Sieu, MCA syariah law & policy implementation special task force chairman
“Punishment by shaming the non-prayers attendees via funeral hearse street procession will appear to be excessive to non-Muslims and may even paint a picture of a Taliban-style implementation of religious laws in our country.
“It would also be seen as some kind of equivalence to the punishments by ‘public shaming’ during the era of the European Christian Dark Age or the Chinese Cultural Revolution in the 1960s.”
Aiyoo Gan Ping Sieu. Takkan lu tak tau?
The evangelistas in the DAP are indeed taking their party into the Christian Dark Age. As one example, their Lady of Jerusubang threw big Christian stones at the BN adulterers. Methinks she directed her hail of stones at your party ex-president lah.
(And mind you, your party paper the Nest of Evangelistas is her No.1 cheerleader in the media world. TQVM MCA.)
The J-Star tweeted 10 times Hannah Yeoh’s appointment as Speaker in the span of a single day; they got tweet or not MCA leaders so excitedly?
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Oh, I must also mention this yah –
Yup, Mr Gan Ping Sieu, the DAP cadre red beanies are indeed like Mao’s Red Guards terrorizing the countryside. They’ve been mercilessly attacking us (the 10 percent Chinese who voted BN in GE13) and your party-owned media has aided, abetted and promoted the DAP evangelistas.
MCA got swept away by the tsunami because your media stabbed you and stabbed the BN in the back.
Kan awal-awal lagi saya dah bagi tau?
So it’s like this folks.
The evangelical DAP 2.0 betrayed the Chinese because their leaders are GREEDY Gold-and-self-Glory Seekers who thump the Gospel to fish for votes.
Former DAP Johor deputy chairman Norman Fernandez has told DAP national leaders to stop feigning their righteous indignation against PAS.
“Today what I warned DAP has come true,” he said in a press statement on 24 Dec 2014. Norman holds the DAP accountable as “the midwife that helped deliver the PAS hudud”.
Evangelista David Nga Kor Ming’s opulent ‘White House’ – he has threatened bloggers who publish photos of his palatial residence and wants to press charge for “invasion of privacy”, konon
Ya lor. DAP are the Super Cyber Bullies.
(Quickly go apply to be a DAP Yang Berhormat and you can probably get rich quickly too. But must learn to always “block, block, block” negative info from reaching the public.)
DAP convinced the Chinese that hudud is “belakang kira”
According to Norman, DAP has been tirelessly doing the sales pitch for PAS in order to downplay the fears of non-Muslims. It was the self-professed secular party that misled and convinced the Chinese that hudud was no longer the PAS agenda.
“DAP took on the role of apologist for PAS,” explains Fernandez.
Calling DAP “a party unashamedly drunk for power”, he says hoodwinking and deceiving the non-Muslim electorate is a matter of “belakang kira” with DAP leaders as long as they can satisfy their “lust for power”.
As for the MCA
MCA is caught between two stools.
Malays who are taken in by the DAP’s claim that MCA is anti-Islam won’t want to vote the BN Chinese party any more in the next election. Moreover, the MCA statements – like the ones reproduced above – are also seen by the Malays as interfering in Islam.
In a nutshell, MCA is in a lose-lose situation. Dan ia sudah jatuh lalu ditimpa tangga pula. The MCA’s Nest of Evangelista media was very helpful to the DAP’s election campaign, so padan muka lah MCA ditinggalkan sebagai parti “7-Eleven” (tujuh kerusi Parlimen, 11 kerusi DUN).
The J-Star is still most DAP friendly and its newsroom is covertly hostile to the MCA leadership.
MCA is as directionless, clueless and doofus as the PPTA … urm, actually, even more so. At least Utusan backs up Umno to the hilt unlike the Scissorati mengunting dan mencucuk which has left the BN’s poor back lacerated and bleeding.
@hannahyeoh’s tweet – see above – to City Harvest Church Subang Jaya pastor Kevin Loo hoping that he will “grow fr strength to strength as u lead a generation of young Msians in transforming this land”
Eh, “transforming” this land from what to what, hah? From a Muslim country to their vision of Tanah Malaysian First?
DAP’s Impian Sarawak and Impian Sabah
During the last general election, some BN Christian leaders in the two Borneo states suffered shocking defeats.
Upko President Bernard Dompok lost his Penampang Parliament seat in Sabah – where he was the incumbent – to a PKR greenhorn by a whopping majority of 10,216 votes.
In GE13, PBS deputy president Johnity Maximus Ongkili scraped through on a majority of 842 votes in his Kota Marudu Parliament seat which has a 92 percent pribumi and four percent Malay electorate. In GE12, his majority had been a comfortable 4,198 votes.
In the Kadazandusun heartland of Keningau, the Huguan Siou Joseph Pairin Kitingan saw his share of the total registered voters drop from 41.0 percent in 2008 to 36.2 percent in 2013.
In Sarawak, the DAP won five Parliament seats in 2013 when they only had one in 2008. DAP wrested the following Sarawak Parliament seats – Stampin, Sarikei, Lanang, Sibu (lost in 2008, but won in 2010 by-election) and Miri (PKR) from BN while retaining Kuching. In Sabah, the DAP won Sandakan and retained Kota Kinabalu.