Here is Grandpapa Kit Siang leading the charge – see below. His pol-sec Dyana Samad also tweeted the article ‘When sermons become hate speeches‘ penned by a DAP Penang municipal councilor.
And not to be outdone, Hannah Yeoh’s aide Azira Aziz similarly jumps on the bandwagon – her tweet below.
BELOW: Azira is on the left; on the right is her doppelganger Azrul Mohd Khalib
The apologetic Malay
The Pahang Mufti labeling DAP as anti-Islam is NOT hate speech. It is truth. The DAP is constantly undermining and interfering with Islam after all.
DAP now chooses to characterize Pahang Mufti Abdul Rahman Osman as someone who spews “hate” in his sermons.
The evangelical party is carrying out the tried-and-tested method of “offence being the best form of defence”. DAP is getting its Malay members like Dyana, Syerleena, Sheikh Omar Ali and Tengku Zulpuri Shah to conduct the offensive against the Pahang Mufti.
The DAP’s purported “constitutional expert” Aziz Bari went so far as to claim that the Jabatan Agama Islam Pahang (JAIP)’s allegations could be seen as seditious and libellous. And the DAP threatened to sue.
On the sidelines are the Azirara Malays who have some connection with or sympathy for the DAP.
The Azirara type is apologetic and will insist on being known as a Malaysian Firster.
This sort of ‘Malay’ is usually anti-hudud and willing even to knock fatwas — Exhibit A: Azrul Mohd Khalib, pictured below with Teresa Kok and DAP evangelista Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng
Clearly for DAP, the best Malay is one who is made from the Azirara template. This is one who’s eager to do all the legwork – and even willing to get arrested – while leaving her political master to keep her “hands clean“. See Exhibit B: Azira Aziz
J-Star blacking out negative news about DAP
It took a full month following the Bersih 4.0 demo on Merdeka eve before MCA and Gerakan finally considered stepping forward two days ago to condemn the bad behaviour of the Yellow Shirts.
And even then, the MCA-Gerakan joint press conference was blacked out by The J-Star. In any case, this move by MCA move is too little, too late.
All this time MCA has tacitly closed one eye and this in itself allowing the DAP to grow into the monster that the evangelical party has become today.
Not only that, MCA further allowed its media to freely promote the DAP evangelistas. This same media however has subtly bred contempt in its readers for the government.
‘Time to unite, not bicker, says Najib’ is a headline in The J-Star today.
Looking at the J-Star readers’ feedback, only one percent were “Inspired” by Najib’s unity call and 3 percent were “Happy” – see below. But wait, there’s more.
In a story last week headlined ‘717 dead in stampede outside Mecca’, of the The J-Star readers who responded – see above – 26 percent were “Happy” at the tragedy while 10 percent were “Amused”.
These callous reactions to the pilgrims death toll beg the question: How has the EvangeliSTAR been training the MCA media’s hateful audience?
What Chinese reads The J-Star?
Half of the J-Star readership is Chinese. So what kind of Chinese reads this popular and supposedly ‘moderate’ English-language newspaper?
Answer: It is the Malaysian Firster – “Oh, we’re so thrilled to be told 10 times in the span 24 hours via the Star Online tweets that Hannah is appointed Speaker” – type evangelista Chinese who reads The J-Star.
Cina totok from SRJK(C), on the other hand, mainly read Sin Chew, Nanyang Siang Pau, Kwong Wah Yit Poh and Zhongguo Bao (China Press).
The big divide
It is solely in the English language that there is any racial overlap in the reader demography. Readership of The J-Star is half Chinese, quarter Malay and quarter Indian.
Otherwise the gulf between Malays and Chinese is very wide. Its distance can be illustrated by newspaper readership in the Malay and Chinese languages.
Only one percent of Utusan‘s readership is Chinese while a mere two percent of the Nanyang Siang Pau readership is Malay – see pie charts above.
The language gap demonstrated above means that Malay netizens, quite obviously, are not interacting with Chinese netizens using Mandarin (since very few Malays speak Chinese) while the Chinese netizens are not interacting with the Malay netizens using bahasa Melayu either (since very few Chinese speak Malay.)
Whether Malay vs Chinese or vice versa, the interaction is primarily in the English language. It is this factor that allows Hannah to cultivate her personality cult.
Evangelista chameleons and their toxin
In my posting yesterday, I recounted how the DAP’s Anthony Loke kenakan MCA’s Deputy Education Minister Chong Sin Woon.
It is the same brand of sneakiness whereby Hannah Yeoh kenakan Sin Chew columnist Lim Fang. He had criticized her tudung-wearing and Occupy Masjid antics.
To deflect his criticism, Hannah quickly went into her merengek-rengek dan berbelit-belit mode. She retaliated by making as if the Sinchew columnist was anti-Islam. She accused him of holding “extreme views”.
Madame Speaker’s Malay-Muslim fan base were misled into thinking that the Sinchew writer was so narrow-minded as to be intolerant of Chinese women showing a proper respect to Islam by adhering to the custom of covered head when inside the mosque.
What a sneaky bastard, eh?
But anyway, that is beside the point. What’s important is the blowback against DAP from conservative Malays. Whether Umno goes along with this backlash or not, it will happen regardless.
In the case of the Pahang Mufti calling DAP anti-Islam, it was PAS who first stood up for the Mufti. The Pahang Menteri Besar, an Umno man, quickly followed suit.
So PAS Malays and Umno Malays dah mula rapatkan saf to stand together behind the Pahang Mufti. This is a development brought about by the DAP. Remember this!
Plus if the confrontational Chinese are perceived as anti-Islam and enemies of the Muslim faith, the community has the DAP evangelistas to thank. Don’t forget, yah!
There’s nothing that MCA can do to help the Chinese now.