Today is past the July 30 deadline given Dong Zong by Registrar of Societies to resolve the association’s protracted leadership fight. Two warring factions are claiming to be the legitimate office bearers representing the Chinese school committees.
Earlier on Monday (July 27), the High Court advised Dong Zong to settle its bitter internal dispute after hearing applications for injunction order.
Dong Zong faces the risk of de-registration should it still fail to resolve the crisis between incumbent Yap Sin Tian (that dubious PhD man) and sec-gen Poh Chin Chuan who claims to be the new Dong Zong president.
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Hannah wants us “Folks let’s move beyond race!”
Dong Zong is the body responsible for issuing the Unified Examination Certificate.
The UEC is a standard exam taken by those studying in Malaysia’s 60 Chinese independent high schools. It is accepted for university entry, enabling more than 25,000 secondary school students to continue their tertiary education in selected countries (Taiwan, China, Singapore, etc).
Should Dong Zong be deregistered, the UEC would be cast in limbo. Discontinuance of the UEC will in turn upset the entire structure of independent secondary Chinese education.
Racist! Racist! Racist!
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Malaysia schools (not “racist” Chinese and “racist” Tamil schools) is what the DAP wants and fighting hard for – same as how this exemplary multiracial, multicultural party is fighting to remove the ‘race’ box from all government and official registration forms.
It was the MCA (and not the DAP) which was recently asked to help Dong Zong mediate the serious matter.
DAP, on the other hand, wants Malaysian Malaysia while at the same time repudiating any identification with the Chinese race because anything “race-based” in the DAP’s eyes is “racist” and “divisive”.
The evangelical party wants us (of Chinese descent) to be known as Bangsa Anak Malaysia, and not as “Chinese”. See Hannah Yeoh’s tweet below telling about her determination for her daughter to be registered in the birth cert as “Malaysian only” (“no Indians”, “zero Chinese”.)
M’sian First ideology supports united M’sian national education
Since the MCA is the Malaysian ‘CHINESE’ Association, it’s quite obvious why it would insist on Chinese education.
The DAP, on the contrary, does not adhere to any ethnic identification at all. The party is only motivated by “Democratic Action”. Hence the DAP supports democracy/fairness and equality in our school system and rejects the “divisiveness” in segregating the Malays, Chinese and Indians into their respective race-based environments.
According to the DAP, it is MCA’s ethnic silo approach that has caused “disharmony” among the various races today. And Umno’s racism, needless to say.
DAP furthermore accuses MCA of being anti-Islam (i.e. anti-hudud) and holding Chinese “extreme views” with regard to Muslims and their religious practices such as covering the hair when entering mosques.
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Listen to the voice of the Chinese who voted their choice
According to the DAP Malaysian First formula, the best way forward to a united Malaysia is to eliminate racism by doing away with race-identification. Sekolah Jenis Kebangaaan CINA is just the type of “race-based” division that the DAP so abhors in the same way it abhors the MCA and Umno (United MALAY National Organization).
See Hannah Yeoh’s tweet below – “Race-based BN must go!”
Malaysia First, Malaysian Malaysia, Anak Malaysia is the DAP’s preferred blueprint. Following the DAP prescription, all Malaysian children should be placed under one roof so that they can study together and not be kept apart.
Schools for Malays separately, schools for Chinese separately and schools for Indians separately is so “divisive”! “Racist! Racist! Racist!” you can hear the Dapsters chant.
In the Malaysian First national school, the medium of instruction is quite naturally the National Language, stipulated as bahasa Melayu under Article 152 of the Federal Constitution.
To achieve the DAP’s vision of Anak Malaysia, all our schoolchildren will be taught their lessons in bahasa Malaysia. This is what the DAP wants and the DAP represents a solid 90 percent of the Chinese electorate. It’s quite clear that the DAP is speaking for the Chinese community.
The MCA which commands only 10 percent of the Chinese community support can be safely ignored by the policymakers. They are a small minority interest only.
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Vox populi – the voice of the people is heard through the ballot box. DAP, in garnering the overwhelming majority of the Chinese vote is the voice of the Chinese. The government should consider giving the Chinese what the DAP has been vociferously clamouring for – Malaysian First and the use of the national language in the classroom for all.
Say ‘No’ to “divisiveness”!!
Will the government give the DAP what they want please?! DAP wants Malaysians to look past race and look past vernacular education.
Now, thanks to the stridently colour blind DAP, racism will soon be coming to an end.
ROS deregistering Dong Zong is the first step towards realizing Kit Siang and the DAP’s long-cherished aspiration of Malaysian Malaysia.
The government should think about the future of our country, about “unity”, about putting aside “divisiveness” and give in to the DAP’s most reasonable demands.
The DAP’s Malaysian First ideology finds Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan CINA to be most backward and objectionable at a time when we’re trying so hard to come together as “brothers and sisters” and consigning “Race’ categorization to the dustbin of history.
Make the Chinese happy. Give the DAP what its wants. As Hannah Yeoh exclaims, “Folks let’s move beyond race!’