Isn’t it wonderful when the passage of time – a mere two years down the road – proves you to have been absolutely correct?
~ ~ I told you so ~~
On 17 May 2013, I had blogged that Najib Razak’s exclamation of “Chinese tsunami” was factually correct and it was indeed true that Chinese voters had ditched the BN wholesale in the election which was held a week-plus earlier (May 5).
And I provided the data to support my finding.
Well, guess what?
In terms of Chinese sentiment – i.e. how the Chinese feel about the country and the government, the Merdeka Center public opinion survey results for the first quarter of 2015 are now a perfect match with the 2013 election mood.
Green line Malays, red line Chinese
Asked if Malaysia was heading in the right direction, only 13 percent of the Chinese poll respondents said ‘Yes’ compared to only 54 percent of the Malay respondents. See line graph below:
- Green – Malay
- Yellow – Indian
- Red – Chinese
So, a full 87 percent of the Chinese today think that Malaysia is on the wrong track. They fervently believe that a DAP-led Pakatan sitting in Putrajaya will be able to steer Malaysia in the right direction again.
This figure of 87 percent is in sync with the close to 90 percent of the Chinese who had voted for the opposition in GE13.
You can see in the graph above how the Chinese-red line is hugging the bottom. An overwhelming majority of the Chinese are very negative and hugely dissatisfied with our country.
Compare also how far the Malay-green line is situated above the Chinese-red line.
Which group is perpetually going ape shit, I wonder?
9 out of 10 Chinese unhappy with Gomen
(and nothing can appease them, so please stop asking already – “Apa lagi Cina mahu?”)
Questioned next if they were happy with the Government, 52 percent of the Malay poll respondents replied ‘Yes’ compared to only 11 percent of the Chinese. See line graph below:
The opinion survey found that 89 percent of the Chinese today are unhappy and angry with the government – see question in the chart below.
Merdeka Center’s most recent poll results indicating that 89 percent of the Chinese are dissatisfied is a near perfect match to the oft-quoted figure of 90 percent Chinese support for Pakatan. Bingo!
Again you can see from the graph above how the Chinese-red line is rock bottom. Nine out of 10 Chinese are unhappy and angry with the government.
Observe the distance between the Malay-green line and the Chinese-red line.
The Merdeka Center survey was taken among 1,008 voters in peninsular Malaysia on 21-30 January this year. The respondents were sampled from all 12 states and comprised 60 percent Malay, 30 percent Chinese and 10 percent Indian, i.e. roughly mirroring the country’s ethnic composition in the peninsula.
Returning to 2013
Now let’s take a journey back in time to the election week of May 2013.
Recall how the Dapster evangelistas had gone ballistic at Najib Razak and accusing him of being a “RACIST!” for tagging ‘Chinese’ when he let slip the word “tsunami”.
Over the period of the last two years (from then until now), who has been “racist” really? Is it Najib or is it the Dapster evangelistas?
MCA and the J-Star were very much aware – in fact they knew almost immediately after the ballots were counted – that fully 90 percent of the Chinese vote went to the DAP and its Pakatan proxies.
J-Star CEO Wong Chun Wai himself admitted it – in print – when he penned his newspaper column on 8 May 2013 headlined ‘GE13: Win them over, don’t blame them‘ (full screenshot at bottom of page).
Chun Wai wrote:
“Yes, the fact is that 90% of the Chinese votes went to Pakatan, or more precisely the DAP. Foolish as it may seem, many of these voters believed they could change the Barisan government. They wanted to punish Umno …”
Umno is a sucker for punishment alright
But then because Umno is such a Parti Paling Tidak Apa led by a clueless president, the MCA and the J-Star and their assorted Firsters soon realised that they could con the BN anchor party into believing instead that it was a kumbayah tsunami that hit the ruling coalition.
The J-Star even gave Kit Siang a prominent platform on 7 May 2013 (two days after polling) to proclaim that it was a “Malaysian tsunami“.
And then they lied and lied and kept propping up their lie – no lah, where got Chinese tsunami?
84 percent Malay support for Umno in Johor
Umno did far better in GE13 than it did in GE12. This proves that Umno had regained Malay support.
If the Malay votes had not returned to Umno in a big pendulum swing after being spooked (by the DAP mega rallies and ABU chest-thumping), we would have the Dapster family mafia comfortably ensconced in Putrajaya today.
This last minute swingback by the Malays, especially in Johor and Perak, was what saved the day for the BN.
The truth is that Malays were not a significant factor contributing to the tidal wave that sent MCA and the rest of the Chinese-based BN parties crashing. On the contrary, the Malays preserved Umno’s arse.
Indian votes had returned somewhat to the BN in 2013, following their earlier loss in 2008 due to the Makkal Sakti uprising. It was the mainly the Chinese and to a lesser extent the Christian electorate that caused the BN to lose the popular vote.
And for how long was Najib taunted “racist! racist! racist!” when he was only speaking the truth? The Firsters are such sneaky bastards.
I am truthful, factual and accurate
On the morning immediately after the election, i.e. 6 May 2013, I had blogged ‘GE13 proves that BN don’t need Chinese to form govt‘.
My posting nearly two years ago had also touched on the possibility of a PAS-Umno unity government. Now am I prescient or what?
And I was certainly correct to say that Umno would be able form the state government on its own … not that PPTA has much choice otherwise as, after all, MCA is delivering zilch.
This Umno-only formula has proved to be workable in Perak and Johor.
Dapster buta huruf tak reti baca
Despite only stating what the statistics clearly showed, I too was accused as being a “racist”.
Abdul Rahman Dahlan who had tweeted my blog posting came under fire from the DAP fanboys and was repeatedly pressed to say whether he endorsed my views.
A twit – someone who had moderated the Twitter promotion (live transmission) of Hannah Yeoh by The J-Star – refused to get off @mpkotabelud’s back but kept insisting that I was “racist”.
The 8th March So-Li-Da-Ri-Ti get-together
This Sunday, the 191 Umno divisions will be meeting to show their solidarity with the party president. Coincidentally, it is the seventh anniversary of GE12 where Umno under Abdullah Ahmad Badawi took a terrible beating.
A main item on their agenda should be a serious discussion about taking back the Malay-majority seats contested and lost by the MCA.
Allowing MCA to continue contesting these seats, e.g. Alor Setar, Padang Serai, Lumut, Bandar Tun Razak and Alor Gajah, is akin to handing them over to the opposition on a silver platter.
Another major discussion point must be about neutralizing Si Gunting Dalam Lipatan, which is owned by the MCA but controlled by the pro-DAP evangeliSTAR.
Umno is tidak apa to allow itself to be stabbed in the back once (2008).
Umno is clueless to allow itself to be stabbed the second time (2013).
Umno has a death wish if it freely volunteers to be stabbed for the third time.
The third time will surely be final and fatal.
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