Lim Kit Siang complains that the international media is portraying the Red Shirts rally as an anti-Chinese demo.
It’s not true, Grandpapa Dapster chides, claiming that there is no conflict between Chinese and Malays.
Yeah, perhaps there isn’t any acute racial conflict. The conflict is religious – with rivalry between the Religion of Love and the Religion of the Federation coming to a head.
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- Sabbas48‘s comment @ 2015/09/18 at 4:20 pm
- Surrhead‘s comment @ 2015/09/18 at 5:54 pm
- islam1st‘s comment @ 2015/09/18 at 7:27 pm
Here is my take on the exchange between readers islam1st and Surrhead – their conversation thread screencapped above.
Umno vs DAP
It is true that Umno politics is about Race and Religion. They keep yelling that all the time anyway – “Hidup Melayu!”, “Demi Bangsa, Agama dan Negara”.
Umno’s path to power was paved via 1946 and through its founder Dato’ Onn Jaafar’s opposition to the Malayan Union which led to the British backing down and abandoning the MacMichael gambit.
The union was replaced with the Persekutuan Tanah Melayu of 1948 whose constitution formed the backbone of our Malayan constitution of 1957 that was later amended to incorporate the inclusion of Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore in 1963.
Racist! Racist! Racist!
Do you agree with Rafidah Aziz when she says Tanah Melayu is no more?
The name change from Tanah Melayu 1957 to Malaysia 1963 does not negate the Malay foundations of this country.
e.g. The samseng-looking fella below is Jamal Mohd Yunos but I’m calling him Jamal Sekinchan because I do not wish to extend my bad vibes tak pasal-pasal to his poor father and the older man’s name, Mohd Yunos.
So I bestow the moniker Jamal Sekinchan, in the mould as how Abdullah Ahmad is called Dollah Kok Lanas.
Even though I refer to this Taiko Baju Merah as ‘Jamal Sekinchan’ and by not his proper name ‘Jamal Mohd Yunos’, it’s nonetheless not within my power to change who he is. Jamal is still Jamal.
Likewise the progress of Tanah Melayu to Malaysia did not change the nature of land but merely expanded our sovereign territory across the South China Sea to the far reaches of Sabah and Sarawak.
If you were to compare the constitutions of 1948, 1957 and 1963, you will find that at their fundamental level, they’re the essentially same. The Federal Constitution of 1963 is an expansion of the 1957 FedCon which in turn is taken from the template of the 1948 Tanah Melayu version.
Furthermore, our country name is MALAY-sia and doesn’t its core word tell you anything?
Kesinambungan warisan Nusantara
There are the ‘stan’ countries – Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, for example. They’re relatives.
Then there are the ‘sia’ countries – Malaysia and Indonesia with relatives in the Melanesia region (Fiji, Papua New Guinea), Polynesia (Hawaii, Samoa) and Micronesia (Kiribati, Nauru, Palau). Well, generally brown-skinned islanders lah.
Below are the flags (from left) of Indonesia, Singapore and Umno. Their basic design is the red stripe on top and white stripe underneath. It is the Sang Saka.
Personally speaking, I prefer a design based on the Sang Saka as our national flag rather than it looking like Uncle Sam’s Stars and Stripes.
What kind of Patriotism First citizens are the Dapsters?
Although Japan and other countries (say Thailand, Sweden, etc) may not have something akin to Article 153 in their national constitutions, that doesn’t mean the aforementioned countries do not have Ketuanan Jepun, Ketuanan Thai and Ketuanan Swede.
It simply means Japanese people speak the Japanese language, Thai people speak the Thai language, Swedes speak Swedish and etc.
The Japanese practise Japanese culture, the Thais practise Thai culture, etc. If you were a Japanese, you respected the Japanese emperor and if you were a Thai, you respected the Thai monarch, etc.
So why is it all that difficult for the Dapsters to speak the national language of Malaysia, respect the local culture and customs as well as refrain from being rude about our Raja-Raja Melayu – whether you call this adherence by the name of Ketuanan Melayu or not?
BELOW: A reader’s comment @ http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/cina-babi-not-racial-slur-says-red-shirt-organiser
Or why can’t the Dapsters just be civil? Is plain decency too much to ask of them? Even if they dislike the individual holding the office, they still need to be mindful of the stature of the Prime Minister.
And be mindful similarly of the outward representations related to Islam, such as the serban and the person wearing one who also happens to be the president of an Islamist party in Malaysia with over one million members.
Dapster family sneaky bastards
Disliking the DAP is not racist.
What’s there at all to like about the DAP with its unscrupulous leadership and their unhinged supporters behaving the way they do?
DAP leaders such as anger monger Hannah Yeoh are perpetually inciting and their whingy supporters wallow in the cult of victimhood.
Four horsemen and war
My blog reader Surrhead comments that “Umno survives using race and religion as tool”.
I say that the tools employed by the DAP are tipu, bohong, putar-belit and fitnah.
I find Jamal Sekinchan brushing off the “Cina babi” slur to be offensive. But then again, I’ve reminded myself time and again to be careful what I wish for.
I was hankering for Najib to be a war general and for him to appoint a war cabinet capable of putting the BN/government on a war footing against the opposition.
Well war is not perpetrated by Mr Nice Guy. So we get soldiers of fortune like Jamal Sekinchan fighting Najib’s war. Deal with it.
And besides, how can BN play by Queensbury rules when up against Dapster Gangsters whose political masters, the evangelistas, deploy WMD – Weapons of Mass Deception.
The Bintang Tiga used rifles and bayonets to kill. The Bintang Lima’s instruments of murder (character assassination) and torture are the keyboard and keypad.
Tipu, Bohong, Putar-Belit and Fitnah are synonymous with the DAP. This is the reason the DAP is disliked. Not necessarily because they’re Chinese.