If only Najib had advisors like Kausikan to enlighten him on the danger of delusional people
They’re not only “delusional“, they’re at war with the state. Asyik langgar jer.
Delusion is dangerous. Take a look at the ‘Caution, Radioactive’ sign painted on the face of the young Chinese woman in the photo below.
They appear to have taken their cue from Lim Guan Eng who (GASP!) called Lynas a “nuclear reactor”, no kidding (see screenshot of a 14 March 2013 news report HERE)
Lynas is a rare earth processing plant.
A few days ago (Oct 10), The Star reported ‘High Court dismisses suits against Lynas by Kuantan folk‘.
Their perpetual hysteria may serve as one example of the extent to which delusion prevails among Malaysia’s young Chinese.
Najib does not have advisors who understand what makes the Bintang Lima tick
The delusion of Malaysian Chinese youth is reflected in their social behaviour and nascent politics.
Nineteen-year-old Leong Wai Loon (pix above) pleaded guilty in a Penang magistrate’s court three days ago for arousing public anger when he threw money at an MBPP woman enforcement officer and calling her “anjing”.
Now if only Singapore roving ambassador Bilahari Kausikan could be a Najib Razak special advisor to explain to our dear PM the psyche of those delusional people, and help knock some sense into No.1 on how to deal with them.
As one example, Najib is so very wrong to be paying rapt attention to scissorati macam sekor dok dalam gambar di bawah nih.
Kausikan, on the other hand, gets the essentials right. I’ve compiled in point form, HERE His Excellency’s perspicuous insight into our socio-political situation.
When you’re right, you’re right
Kausikan has a track record of being spot on when he chooses to expose the hard truths.
The Singapore ambassador-at-large is someone who understands the Malaysian Chinese mentality and why other societies are wary of the Chinese as a minority group. Najib however is unable to comprehend this aspect.
Kausikan is a Public Intellectual and he wears the accolade most deservingly.
Detractors of the high-ranking diplomat have an axe to grind with Ketuanan Melayu. These critics are always carrying their proverbial axe around, so much so that this implement (or weapon depending on one how uses it) has become a permanent fixture on their shoulder where it sits.
Part of the reason why Malaysian Chinese are delusional is the axe they carry on their shoulder.
Religion is primary pressure point
Penang Free School alumnus-cum-former NEAC member Danny Quah scoffs at Bilahari Kausikan’s reading that religion is the “pressure point” in Malaysia. (More on Dr Quah shortly.)
Quite frankly, Quah does not know the majority population in Malaysian society.
I believe the collection of photos below would pique the interest of Kausikan, especially in light of the most recent developments.
The Perkasa demo below that took place on 19 Aug 2011 demanded for Christian teachers to be kept away from children in national schools.
Note the messages printed on the placards carried by the Perkasa protesters.
Incidentally, members of this right wing Malay movement also carry a stronger strain of Umno DNA than members of the mothership like, as one example, the ‘KJ 10 Q’ fella. Or to put it another way, Umno is Perkasa lite.
The demo photo gallery indicates how DAP’s evangelical Christians are freaking out Perkasa. They’re also freaking out PAS. They’re super freaking out Isma.
Earlier in June, PAS’s Dewan Ulama deputy chairman told the gathering at his party convention that the DAP “rata-rata” comprises Christians. Additionally, Dr Nik Mohd Zawawi Salleh blamed DAP Chinese Christians for stymying PAS’s Islamic push.
Malay unity essential for survival of the bangsa
In a press conference two days ago, Perkasa announced that it is teaming up with PAS … to tackle national issues, konon.
Malays are evidently closing ranks. At some point in the future, a conjugal relationship between PAS and Umno is inevitable.
The significance of their hook-up is this: When these two parties eventually come together, it is PAS that will lead Umno, ideology-wise.
At the 61st PAS muktamar last June, the professionals faction was wiped out by the ulama faction. The consequence of this benchmark party election is the crucible of ‘ideological purity’ as its chief aftereffect.
PAS’s ideologically pure, orthodox Muslims – the ones left in the party after its Erdogans had been purged – will be able to drive their Islamist agenda even more effectively because they’re now one like-minded fundamentalist collective.
Who will influence who more?
DAP are ideologues, Umno not. Whereas reactive Umno just makes it up as they go along, proactive PAS on the other hand is in possession of tremendous ideological clarity. Hence the hypocrisy and duplicity of the DAP grates more on PAS than it does on Umno.
PAS is a party focused on its Islamic State objective and always having the end game clearly in sight. Umno is more diverse within itself. Obviously it is PAS that will influence the future direction of Umno because PAS has the higher moral authority.
PAS has already been influencing Umno. Nowadays Najib attends the Selawat Perdana event (pix below), something his predecessors did not do. Tunku, Tun Razak, Tun Hussein and Tun Dr Mahathir did not cultivate the kopiah putih image.’
Can you spot PM in the front row?
Post-Erdogan, the homogeneous PAS is unerringly sehati sejiwa (pix below). If anyone can swing an Umno-PAS unity bid, put your money on Najib.
Redux: It was Tun Razak who brought PAS into BN although the marriage did not last.
Patriotic M’sian Firsters unable to speak national language
One Kausikan critic is Danny Quah, currently professor at the London School of Economics. He disagrees with Kausikan placing such importance on race and religion as the twin drivers of Malaysian politics.
I would not go so far as to call Danny delusional but I dare venture that he is clueless. The Muslim world depicted in the photos above – of jemaah Pak Ketayap and incidents like Doa Pecah Perut in the Kota Bharu stadium – is alien to Dr Quah, an academic who received his training in the West.
The Chinese are equally isolated from the Malaysian mainstream. Recently on Oct 4, China ambassador Huang Huikang described the Chinese here as the daughters of China. His Excellency also praised Malaysia’s vernacular education system for “having a continuous chain right from primary to university level”.
In other words, a Bangsa Anak Malaysia can spend his entire life from kindergarten to primary school to secondary school to university to working place cocooned in his own ethnic Chinese silo.
How many non Chinese do you see in the DAP? To help you scan the DAP leadership line-up, I’m breaking the photo call into five magnified segments. Look for yourself.
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Danny Quah believes Malaysia is a “rogue” state
Writing in his blog DQ-en on Oct 10, Quah states his belief that it is “bread and butter issues” which are posing “a wide array of social problems” in Malaysia.
Quah argues that “escalating corruption, criminal malfeasance, rising extreme poverty, widening income disparities, and a failure in national governance” are the problems that genuinely bother Malaysians. Not race. Not religion.
Clearly he has no inkling how Malays find the Born Again Christians to be so very creepy.
According to him, “leading narratives on Bersih4 or 1MDB make no mention of race or religion”. The London-based academic is merely parroting what the Bersih players are proclaiming about themselves, i.e. being non-racial.
If it was so non-racial as Quah claims, why then was the sea of yellow predominantly Chinese faces? After all, Bersih 4.0 was ostensibly a demand for “good governance”. The Malays gave Bersih a miss. Is Quah saying that Malays don’t care about good governance?
Malays did not buy the DAP con about Bersih 4.0 being non-racial. More than three-quarters of the respondents (a total 815 votes) in the poll below said the Yellow Rally was racial.
BELOW: Merdeka Center findings from poll on Bersih 4.0 conducted 15-21 August 2015
Eight out of every 10 Chinese surveyed by Merdeka Center were favourable of the Bersih 4.0 while seven out of every 10 Malays viewed it unfavourably.
Pro-establishment Malays do not see the Yellow Rally as how the pro-DAP propagandists portray it. The pro-government Malays view Bersih’s true intention as toppling Malay dominance, and not just wanting to get rid of Najib alone.
Quah says, “Singapore has long advanced these same principles [of clean transparent governance and zero tolerance of corruption]. Malaysians, young and old, are excited and energised by their possibility.”
I would say that the Chinese are energized by the possibility of DAP coming to power and hence the central theme of Bersih 4.0 was ‘Sack Najib’. The leading narratives on Bersih 4.0 make little mention of preserving integrity in the electoral processes.
BELOW: Bersih rally goers display “Turun Najib” banners
Chinese who bray ‘Free and Fair’ elections supported the Kajang Move
In his write-up disparaging Kausikan, Quah declares: “Concerned law-makers, conscientious observers, critical law-makers have all worked hard to stem the serious breakdown in transparency, confidence, legitimacy, and legality in Malaysia”.
It’s not necessarily true that opposition Chinese are “conscientious” lawmakers. I would in fact argue otherwise. The newly minted Pakatan Harapan pledge that they want Anwar Ibrahim installed as their PM. In the past, they’ve indicated that they would bust him out of jail the moment they obtained power.
Their most recent declaration of desiring Anwar as PM means they’re subverting the judiciary. It was the courts that imprisoned Anwar. Any demand for Anwar’s release is disrespecting the judgment of the justices.
Langkah Kajang was done for no purpose than to make way for Anwar Ibrahim to contest a forced by-election in Selangor.
PKR and DAP Aduns colluded in the irresponsible ploy to coerce the resignation of a young state assemblyman who otherwise had no valid reason to vacate his seat. After all, he’d won in the general election only a little more than eight months earlier.
Thus the claim that Bersih Chinese are concerned about “Free and Fair” elections is not credible. The dodgy Kajang move did not bother the Chinese, did it?
How sad that someone of Danny Quah’s stature is playing along with the opposition’s sleight of hand.
LSE professor on what the Chinese want
Danny Quah writes, “That [Kausikan] essay ignores all the positive change happening, and constructs a narrative built on how it is, instead, religion and by implication race driving the Malaysian political landscape”.
The positive change meant by Quah is the supposed Chinese dream, hope and expectation of a clean, transparent government, reduced corruption and “well-functioning public services”.
BELOW: A scene in Selangor sometime last year
(1) While Quah’s idealism sounds good on paper, it is doubtful that zero corruption will be welcomed by the Chinese black/underground economy. Reality bites.
(2) Opposition-leaning Chinese are, after all, willing to put up with sub-par public services in the delivery of basic amenities such as water supply and rubbish collection.
Selangor is unable to guarantee its residents an uninterrupted flow of potable, piped water. We Selangorians have been subject to off-and-on water rationing.
At one time, Selangor also earned itself the nickname of “Selangor Darul Sampah”.
If the Chinese prioritized “well-functioning public services”, they would not endorse Pakatan as the Selangor state government.
BELOW: Inspecting a landfill … Azmin Ali’s PR exercise on the Selangor rubbish problem soon after taking over as Menteri Besar from Khalid Ibrahim
Beware – Subterranean tensions are even more frightening
Below are Danny Quah’s criticisms of Kausikan in conclusion:
• Quah says Kausikan “fails to acknowledge the universal aspirations of Malaysia’s citizens, but instead sees only the obvious surface tensions in that country”.
• Quah says Kausikan “ends up articulating a narrative no deeper than what power elites have, for decades now, wanted ordinary people to believe”.
It is Quah who ends up articulating a narrative no deeper than what the DAP, in its ‘Ubah’ appeal, wants ordinary Chinese to believe”.
With regard to “the universal aspirations”, that’s just the DAP smoke and mirrors such as its ‘Malaysian First’ marketing. Look at any DAP event and any DAP committee or line-up. They are all predominantly Chinese.
Malays were glaringly absent from Bersih 4.0. The DAP hard sell on sugar-coated political slogans can hardly be deemed “universal” when there is so little take-up from the majority race.
Rather than promoting “universality”, the Yellow Rally provoked a counter Red Rally on Sept 16.
Tanah Melayu, Bumi Islam
Himpunan Merah was an invocation of the ‘Spirit of 1946’ when the Malay masses rose up to protest the Malayan Union and its offer of citizenship to Chinese transient workers.
Under Article 11(4) of the Malaysian constitution, the government can block preachers from spreading the gospel to Muslims.
Under Article 12(2), the government can spend state money to build mosques, Islamic centres, schools, etc and fund Islamic programmes but the authorities are not obliged to provide monetary support for other religions than Islam.
Both articles above of the Constitution privilege Islam. They augment Article 3 that says Islam is “the religion of the Federation”.
The Raja-Raja Melayu are heads of Islam in their respective states while the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong’s oath of office compels him to uphold and defend Islam.
Aggressive evangelical Christians are nonetheless trying to upend the role and position of Islam in Malaysia. Not only are these people delusional, they’re plain dangerous.
Kausikan should be lauded for grasping the danger arising from the trajectory of Malaysian Chinese aspirations. The Malays will snap soon if the evangelistas are not stopped.
BELOW: The government is right