MCA victim of its own success / Opinion poll

July 26, 2015 at 2:00 pm 40 comments

Yes, you read right. The Malaysian Chinese Association arguably possesses the most successful track record in the world as a political party representing an ethnic minority.

Er, why so, you might ask. Do note that what I’m saying is nothing novel, okay, so there’s no need to credit me. Actually it was Prime Minister Najib Razak who last year had remarked on this very same idea.

Again, why should MCA be considered the most successful political party in the world and for what achievements?

Well, MCA succeeded most superlatively in maintaining everything to be Chinese – Chinese this, Chinese that – for the Chinese constituency it serves who are living in Malay-majority, Muslim Malaysia. MCA pulled off this miraculous feat while going against the norms, and in some cases, amidst strong displeasure or objection of the majority.

Where else in the world – where the Chinese are the minority population – do you see Chinese this, that and the other in a presence that is so strongly felt? Even Singapore which is a three quarters Chinese (74.2%) does not have Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina.

Anyway, here’s what Najib said. Addressing Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) delegates in Kota Kinabalu, he cited Chinese vernacular schools as an anomaly that was owed to the pioneering Umno leadership – see ‘PM: Thanks to Umno, Chinese schools, identity protected‘ (The Malay Mail, 16 Nov 2014).

The Malay Mail quoted Najib as saying, “We give you your identity, culture, language, schools, religion – everything you wanted”.


PAS green lion dance

This dancing lion is green because PAS is for all – archival pix predating the divorce from DAP

Let’s examine Najib’s check list, shall we?

  • Chinese identity – Thank you MCA. If not for you, we’d have ended up just like the Chinese Indonesians, Chinese Thai, Chinese Americans, Chinese Australians, Chinese Canadians, etc, who have been assimilated into the recipient country
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  • Chinese culture – Again thank you MCA because if not for you, our staple food would be cheeseburgers and hotdogs (American food culture, as one example) instead of being as we are now, i.e. highly pernickety about obtaining Chinese food
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  • Chinese language – If not for MCA, our local diaspora would be speaking with a heavy twang no different from the rest our neighbours in whichever country we might find ourselves residing in, and saying stuff like – as one example of Aussie lingo – “he’s simply going troppo” (a famous Paul Keating quote)
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  • Chinese schools – But don’t want to record Keturunan as ‘Cina’ in birth certificate and other identification papers; much prefer “Anak Malaysia”

DAP’s improved and UBAH-ed version of Chinese religion

Lim Guan Eng is a “God-fearing Christian” who tells his evangelical fellowship about “the love of Jesus for all of us” (see video clip below).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqdPtkOU6P4.

  • Chinese religion – Not only traditional folk beliefs but the stock option of moving up the value chain (this is the evangelista opinion lah) through bulk import of religion made in the Bible Belt
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  • Everything Chinese you wanted – Nak ambik Putrajaya, can or not? Nih DAP, bukan MCA, yang tuntut

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90% Chinese voters support DAP’s M’sian First demand

The government should give the Chinese what they want.

After all, the Chinese electorate has overwhelmingly and unequivocally rejected the MCA package. So might as well just grant the Chinese what they’re agitating so ferociously for, i.e. the DAP’s Malaysian First demands.

Pity our ears to hear poor MCA reviled daily by the Dapsters especially when DAP evangelistas, such as Aku-bukan-Cina-Hannah, are fighting tooth and nail for the official recognition of “zero Chinese, all Malaysians”.

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Personally, I feel we have a lot to thank the MCA for with regard to the phenomenon viewed by PM Najib as “a huge concession” – or use  another word if you’re an ultra Chinese and you object vehemently to the term ‘concession’ – made by the leadership of Umno.

In order to acquire the ‘concessions’, MCA had beguiled and bribed Umno, persuaded and placated, cajoled and coaxed in order to secure and maintain for us the “Chinese identity” (to borrow Najib’s phrase) which we proudly wear on our sleeve today.

But as it is, DAP is reaping the fruits of MCA’s labour, which is the creation of a minority population that considers our Chineseness as birthright even though we were not born in China.

So kesian lah, kan, for the bitter pill that the MCA has to swallow today. Hence my title ‘MCA is a victim of its own success’.

BELOW: DAP’s success at the polls made YBs out of all the individuals pictured in this montage

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The Chinese Malaysian First tsunami

For the record, I’m partial to the MCA approach and I am indeed grateful to them; on the other hand, I reject the DAP bullshit brand of ‘multiculturalism’ … it’s nothing but rank hypocrisy.

Yet the irony is that due to the MCA’s phenomenal success, the current generation of Chinese take our Chineseness for granted and as a given.

The Dapster-evangelistas do not even spare a second thought that this is an unnatural trend when compared against the voluntary, but just as often, the forced assimilation of minority Chinese in other countries. Or for that matter, any minority anywhere else.

They also fail to realise how a minority can be hated by the majority, for instance the Rohingya in Rakhine state, Myanmar. The DAP is now making the Chinese increasingly hated in Malaysia.

Huan2u get rid of fanatics Christian DAP

Najib said at the LDP event (mentioned earlier at the start of this article) that the BN government allowing the continuance of Chinese schools is the essence of mutual respect.

He added with mutual respect, there will be peace and harmony, the Malay Mail reported.

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Peace & Harmony

MCA president Liow Tiong Lai has reaffirmed that “MCA will take some steps to ensure harmony and national unity continues to be strong”.

Despite Liow making the pledge, his own MCA website @ http://www.mca.org.my/en/ is not even bothered to be mindful of the Eid celebration.

Today is already the tenth day of Syawal. The Muslims are no longer fasting, FYI. What’s the ‘Selamat Berpuasa’ banner still doing on the MCA home page – see screen cap below.

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MCA home page Ramadhan July 26

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40 Comments Add your own

  • 1. AYAH  |  July 26, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    I believe many of us know what MCA now really is.

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    • 2. Helen Ang  |  July 26, 2015 at 2:29 pm

      They are the Malaysian ‘CHINESE’ Association. They’ve sincerely and genuinely carried out their obligations as openly stated in their organization name. They protected Chinese interests and preserved Chinese culture and heritage as best they can.

      It’s the Alliance-BN quid pro quo compromise. The United ‘MALAYS’ National Organization (Umno) and the Malaysian ‘INDIAN’ Congress (MIC) have similarly done the same for the races stated in their names. If MCA has been uber successful in achieving its objectives, then kudos to them.

      It should be the deceitful DAP which you all should dissect as to what it really is and what it is aiming to do.

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      • 3. Helen Ang  |  July 26, 2015 at 2:32 pm

        Peace, Ayah.

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  • 4. orangkampung  |  July 26, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    Helen, you have to excuse them for the Ramadan banner. In the spirit of harmony and national unity, the guys manning the banner are busy doing the Raya open house rounds and so do not have time to update the banner.

    I do believe they have the next banner ready. The next is the one counting down the Merdeka Day celebrations which will be up on 1st August. And they probably have all those cute little anecdotes about what is so great about being Malaysia, which will be highlighted by the MCA’s mouthpiece The Star. Hmm, I wonder for this year if the top of the list of how great Malaysia is, will be pisang goreng or nasi lemak? Maybe they’ll break tradition and cite bah kut teh.

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  • 7. HH  |  July 26, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Except: “The founding fathers and early leaders of the MCA came from various social backgrounds with an assortment of miscellaneous political ideologies.

    Contrary to current perception, it was not the Chinese-educated segment that initiated and established the MCA. The founding leaders and early members were generally drawn mainly from the elite English-educated business and professional leaders of the community.

    The first major crisis that hit the MCA involved its second president Chong Eu, who fell out with the then powerful and popular Umno and Alliance coalition chief Tunku Abdul Rahman, the first prime minister of independent Malaya, following the Alliance crisis of July 1959.

    The MCA was split almost equally between two major blocks, with one led by Chong Eu demanding the redressing and rectification of what he had described as the “unequal partnership” in the Alliance coalition set-up, and the powerful pro-Umno fiction headed by Tan Siew Sin who defended the status quo.

    Chong Eu’s demands that the MCA be accorded equal status as Umno in the Alliance coalition, accompanied by the equal treatment of the Chinese language, education and economic functions, and that the MCA be allowed to contest all parliamentary seats with Chinese majority may not be unreasonable, but was politically expurgatory and explosive.

    The Tunku’s immediate reaction and response was to announce that Umno was prepared to go it alone, without the involvement of the MCA, in the impending general election, unless Chong Eu dropped his demands.

    The MCA leadership met on 12 July 1959 and voted by a slim margin of 89 to 80 votes to adhere to the Tunku’s ultimatum. Chong Eu and his fiction were ousted, and Siew Sin took over as the new MCA supremo.

    The way this first major crisis in the MCA was resolved has since set the tone and trend for the resolutions of all subsequent critical disputes in the party, where Umno ultimately has the final say in its fate.”

    Excerpt from http://www.mysinchew.com/node/54087

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    • 8. Helen Ang  |  July 26, 2015 at 4:09 pm

      re: “The founding fathers and early leaders of the MCA came from various social backgrounds with an assortment of miscellaneous political ideologies.”

      I’ve already mentioned several times in previous write-ups that Tan Cheng Lock was a Malacca Baba (don’t speak and read/write Chinese). Yes, he was English-educated and also knighted by the Queen of England. But there were still the powerful Chinese-educated and Chinese business factions in the party also.

      re: “Contrary to current perception, it was not the Chinese-educated segment that initiated and established the MCA. The founding leaders and early members were generally drawn mainly from the elite English-educated business and professional leaders of the community.”

      See above, dah kata berkali-kali lah. The MCA founding leaders were also apparently relatives and friends of our venerable, Cambridge-educated Uncle Ed (regular commenter in this blog).

      re: “Chong Eu’s demands that the MCA be accorded equal status as Umno in the Alliance coalition, accompanied by the equal treatment of the Chinese language, education and economic functions, and that the MCA be allowed to contest all parliamentary seats with Chinese majority may not be unreasonable, but was politically expurgatory and explosive.”

      If equal treatment were to be given the Chinese language, what would then become of Article 152 of the Federal Constitution?

      re: “Chong Eu and his faction were ousted, and Siew Sin took over as the new MCA supremo.”

      But Chong Eu made a comeback into the establishment when Gerakan was co-opted by Tun Razak into the newly established BN umbrella.

      re: “The way this first major crisis in the MCA was resolved has since set the tone and trend for the resolutions of all subsequent critical disputes in the party, where Umno ultimately has the final say in its fate.”

      Chong Eu made demands and gave ultimatums. In my article above, I said MCA got their way through beguiling, bribing, persuading, placating, cajoling and coaxing Umno.

      Btw, Chong Eu was only MCA president for a brief period of time, March 1958 to July 1959. Other MCA presidents had more impact vis-a-vis MCA-Umno relations.

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  • 9. allabih  |  July 26, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Good description of Najib. A few million here a few million there for Chinese school and never a million for sekolah agama.

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    • 10. Helen Ang  |  July 26, 2015 at 4:11 pm

      RM50 juta untuk Sekolah Agama Bantuan Kerajaan dan RM50 juta untuk Sekolah Agama Rakyat dalam Bajet 2014.

      http://pmr.penerangan.gov.my/index.php/component/content/article/524-kolumnis-akhbar/16513-bajet-2014-kerajaan-komited-bangun-modal-insan.html

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      • 11. allabih  |  July 26, 2015 at 4:14 pm

        Anything for chinese school in the budget

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        • 12. Helen Ang  |  July 26, 2015 at 4:16 pm

          Same amount, RM50 juta untuk Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina.

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          • 13. allabih  |  July 26, 2015 at 4:17 pm

            Inspite of “gunting dalam selimut”

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            • 14. Helen Ang  |  July 26, 2015 at 4:28 pm

              Better strategy is just to give the Chinese what they’re loudly clamouring for, ala Aunty Hannah’s “all Malaysians”.

              BN should fulfil the Chinese voters dearest wish of “zero Chinese / Malaysian First” by replacing organizations with the label “Cina’ dan gantikan dengan “Malaysian” aje.

              This is after all what the DAP is demanding and the party has the Chinese mandate since it won 90 percent support from the community.

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              • 15. allabih  |  July 26, 2015 at 4:30 pm

                Give everything for zero vote?

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                • 16. Helen Ang  |  July 26, 2015 at 4:43 pm

                  The DAP election manifesto/campaign message is that anything “race-based” is racist and divisive.

                  To the DAP, MCA is racist because it has ‘Chinese’ in its name, Umno b’cos it is for Malays and likewise MIC for Indians. Unlike the colour-blind DAP which is for “Democratic Action”. DAP wants race identification to be eliminated and that’s why Aunty Hannah refused to write ‘Indian’ in her daughter’s birth cert but insisted on “Anak Malaysia”.

                  DAP wants to eradicate anything that predicates on race; everything must be “Malaysian”, i.e. making no distinction between first, second, third class citizens and what not.

                  So ganti jer lah Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan CINA with Sekolah Kebangsaan MALAYSIA and ensure that the language stream is bahasa Malaysia (not bahasa Cina “rasis”) in line with the concept of ‘Malaysian’ that the DAP is shouting from the rooftop in demanding.

                  Likewise Dewan Perniagaan CINA, replace with Dewan Perniagaan MALAYSIA, etc, and membership must be open to all businessmen and not just Chinese businessmen. No race identification, no racism, make DAP and the Chinese who voted for them all happy.

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                  • 17. allabih  |  July 26, 2015 at 4:56 pm

                    In the end it end up with ONE race- Chinese, look at their CWC.

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                    • 18. Helen Ang  |  July 26, 2015 at 5:04 pm

                      MCA fought for the retention of Chinese schools in our education system. This is not guaranteed in the Constitution. The FedCon only says that every community is free to learn their mother tongue, i.e. the authorities will not prohibit the learning of the language.

                      DAP is fighting for “MALAYSIAN” everything. Thus the DAP’s Firster struggle includes Malaysian schools and not “race-based” = “racist” Chinese schools.

                      If the Aunty Hannah and her party want to eliminate identification by race in all official business (borang, kad dsb), then why maintain something like SRJK(C) which has the “race” word in its name that’s such an anathema to the DAP?

                      Let the DAP win their “Malaysian First” perjuangan in this issue of education stream.

                    • 19. allabih  |  July 26, 2015 at 5:08 pm

                      Just name the schools to SK. But the rest unchange. !!! ?

                    • 20. Helen Ang  |  July 26, 2015 at 5:16 pm

                      If the education stream is not called SJK (Cina), then logically the medium of instruction should not be bahasa Cina.

                      The DAP insists on “Malaysian First” / Malaysian Malaysia / Bangsa Anak Malaysia.

                      So give them their Malaysian First school using bahasa Malaysia which 90 percent of the Chinese voters supporting DAP are clamouring for. They asked for it. After all, they’ve wholly rejected the MCA package deal and they say that MCA, Umno and MIC are “racist” because these are “race-based” (a dirty word to the DAP) parties.

                      “Say ‘No’ to racism”; “Racism is so yesterday”, “We’re better than this”
                      are the DAP supporters’ slogans.

                    • 21. allabih  |  July 26, 2015 at 5:18 pm

                      Yes, Do it and serve MCA for no support.

                    • 22. Helen Ang  |  July 26, 2015 at 5:28 pm

                      The Chinese electorate/tsunami has emasculated the MCA. Today because the MCA has no Chinese support, the party has no more bargaining power with Umno.

                      “Umno has more or less written off the Chinese vote given the way almost every issue is polarised along the race line.” – Joceline Tan

                      writing in her column today @ http://www.thestar.com.my/Opinion/Columnists/Analysis/Profile/Articles/2015/07/26/Cold-war-of-the-birthday-boys/

                    • 23. allabih  |  July 26, 2015 at 5:31 pm

                      Coming back to your original piece, a good description Najib.

                  • 24. islam1st  |  July 26, 2015 at 11:36 pm

                    ‘Unlike the colour-blind DAP which is for “Democratic Action”

                    Yea. Democratic Action, for Cina and Cina only!

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          • 25. Shamshul anuar  |  July 26, 2015 at 4:22 pm

            Helen,

            Whatever amount najib as PM gave to Sekolah cina meant nothing as Chinese wholeheartedly voted DAP in.

            One UMNO member told me that UMNO now can not see the difference between MCA and DAP.

            I told him off. I told him that he being someone in UMNO division should realise that MCA is DAP version in BN.

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  • 26. jentayu  |  July 26, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    In the eyes of chinese community at least mca is considered the opposition while dap is the government. Better for them to switch role. For that, mca better close shop and give way for dap to do community service. We want to see dap as a party that can deliver and service the people especially the chinese. Not only indulging in scandals and wrongdoings of the ruling party. Chinese have throw themselves in a lot of confusion lately. The ‘asking for help from mca and voting for dap comes election’ strategy wont help them in the long run.

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    • 27. Helen Ang  |  July 26, 2015 at 10:38 pm

      MCA can revert to being a welfare society. They have no future as as political party. They will be wiped out in GE14.

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      • 28. jentayu  |  July 27, 2015 at 3:59 pm

        This i agree. They can even be pro bn ngo also. The parliament/dun seats can then be optimized for umno especially young blood. How can you ‘meremajakan parti’ when you waste parliament/dun seat on a fail party?

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  • 29. islam1st  |  July 26, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    ‘Even Singapore which is a three quarters Chinese (74.2%) does not have Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina.’

    Geez. No wonder they are so maju. Majulah Singapura, kan Rithmatist??

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  • 30. islam1st  |  July 26, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    ‘“We give you your identity, culture, language, schools, religion – everything you wanted”.’

    Apa lagi Cina mahu?

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  • 31. islam1st  |  July 26, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    ‘Chineseness as birthright even though we were not born in China.’

    Sampai bahasa ibunda pun nak tipu sebab nak cakap Mandarin. Bahasa China utara.

    Sampai hokien pun melukut ditepi gantang! Ini berita my old classmate tulis.

    ‘The mother tongue, be it Hokkien, Cantonese, Hainanese, Hakka or Teochew, is often demonised in most Chinese vernacular schools where students are prohibited from speaking any other languages except for Mandarin, English or Malay. – See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/features/article/saving-the-penang-hokkien-language-one-word-at-a-time#sthash.OVy6Ae2E.dpuf

    Sampai wa punya kawan asal Bahau pun, ada cerita masa sekolah dulu tak tau cakap Mandarin. Bila balik rumah cakap ngan parents nak cakap Mandarin saja, stop cakap hokien. Semua satu famili kena cakap Mandarin sebab kawan saya malu sebab jadi kera sumbang bila tak boleh sembang dengan kawan2 yang jiang hua yi sesama mereka.

    Ish kalau belajara bahasa Kebangsaan macam ni kan bagus. Tengok Indians kat Malaysia kat BM fasih. Natives kut!

    Takkan lah nak cakap BM lagi teruk daripada bangla ye dak??

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  • 32. islam1st  |  July 26, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    ‘ultra Chinese’

    Helen kau perli Shuzeng ke?

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  • 33. islam1st  |  July 26, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    ‘Today is already the tenth day of Syawal. The Muslims are no longer fasting, FYI. What’s the ‘Selamat Berpuasa’ banner still doing on the MCA home page – see screen cap below.’

    MCA promotes unity my ass!

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    • 34. KJ10Q  |  July 27, 2015 at 12:07 am

      Bagi orang yang naik puasa nam kot?

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  • 35. RINA  |  July 27, 2015 at 12:47 am

    I don’t agree they are victims. Banyak sangat udang di sebalik batu nih! Aisyehman.. Ada macam tak kena ni?

    Despite being defeated badly since Merdeka and loosing 90% of their voters, and now hardly representing 10% Chinese in Malaysia tengok apa yang tak pernah2 jadi dalam sejarah tiba2 berlaku? Tiba2 tau, logic tak?

    http://www.mca.org.my/en/achievements-from-the-mca-cc-official-study-visit-to-china/

    Takpa, Cina semua vote for DAP and concentrate kasi kacau bilau semua olang. In the meanwhile MCA silently support kot belakang and will do the rest using BN as their platform.

    Logic tak dah kalah teroq and hardly represented in the states or parliament, yet was invited by the government of China? Ada benda yang tak kena ni. Agak you macam mana Rithmatist and HH?

    Depa biaq Najib dan UMNO kalut jawab 1MDB, PAS kalut dengan hudud. Biaq Melayu huru hara bercakar sesama sendiri. sementara tu depa senyap2 pi sana sini to tie up cooperations..

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    • 36. Helen Ang  |  July 27, 2015 at 5:04 am

      re: “MCA silently support kot belakang and will do the rest using BN as their platform”

      BN must rethink the relationship with MCA post-GE14. I do not see how MCA can win any seats kecuali di kawasan kerusi majoriti Melayu dengan ehsan undi Melayu Umno.

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  • 37. allabih  |  July 27, 2015 at 7:20 am

    Teringat. Dulu MCA tolong dapatkan project3 untuk peniaga cina dan sekarang mereka dapat terus menerusi pegawai2 tertentu. Maka peniaga2 cina tidak perlu kepada MCA lagi.

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  • 40. Kamal  |  July 28, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    Melayu tidak apa… that’s why MCA gets away with everything.

    Jews in Europe have been persecuted right up to WW2 despite:

    1. Intermixing with the local populace sampai the majority of European Jews today have fair hair, eyes, and skin. Barring the occasional giveaway, they look European.

    2. Abandoning their Semitic language. Before Israel, all European Jews spoke their respective country’s language. Hebrew has been dead as a spoken language in the middle East (let alone Europe!) until the birth of Zionism.

    3. Their own names pun they change. Adapting first names was easier since local Christians used biblical names. However, the same cannot be said of surnames. So many Jews today have adopted European surnames.

    Despite all this, Europeans still gassed them. Either the Europeans are animals or bumis are a verrrrrrry tolerant bunch.

    Malaysian Chinese people on the other hand, don’t intermix, have not picked up the local language, tukar nama jauh sekali!

    Before some smart aleck asks why just whack the Chinese, ALL other groups assimilate well and are well represented in Malay society. We do not ask for Tamils or Panjabis to assimilate because many of them already have.

    To use the Jewish example, Indians have shown willingness to intermix. Mamaks tamil panjabi etc are so well represented in Malay society sampai it is a source of your closed door jokes. Also, they usually speak the local language well. Furthermore, some of their names sound Malay (actually it’s the other way around, long story). Did you know, for example, that the word Perkasa is the Malayized version of Prakash?

    Some joker posted we now have an Jawa DPM today and wondered why we can’t have a non-bumi one. I’m not even going to bukak cerita how the archipelago is a cultural continuum but maybe if a non bumi sounded as local/native as our new DPM they’d have a shot?

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