Kit Siang fudging with his “only 13 percent” Chinese whinge
Lim Kit Siang made five fudges when trying desperately to convince Malays that the DAP is meek, mild and mercifully disinterested in taking over the country.
Lim Kit Siang declared that there are only 22 Chinese-majority Parliament seats in Peninsular Malaysia.
To downplay the threat posed by his party, Kit Siang conveniently omitted to mention the Chinese-majority seats in Sabah and Sarawak. They are:
- Kuching — 90.9% Chinese electorate
- Stampin — 73.2%
- Lanang — 72.1%
- Kota Kinabalu – 70.3%
- Sarikei — 65.7%
- Sibu — 64.6%
- Miri — 57.4%
- Sandakan — 53.5%
See GE13 table further below
The eight seats listed in Sabah and Sarawak are all absolute Chinese majority, seven of which are held by DAP.
Only Miri is not in DAP hands. The MP for Miri is a PKR Chinese.
So altogether there are 30 Chinese absolute majority Parliament seats in Malaysia. By “absolute”, it is meant that the Chinese electorate on its own exceeds 50 percent.
There are however dozens more Chinese majority seats where the number of Chinese voters are more than Malay and Indian voters, although the total Chinese electorate falls short of 50 percent.
An example is Taiping which has 47.9 percent Chinese voters, 37.1 percent Malay and 13.5 percent Indian voters. Taiping is one example of a Chinese-majority seat albeit it is not an “absolute” (i.e. >50%) Chinese-majority seat.
Kit Siang claimed that “the Chinese, who are in the majority in only 13% of the parliamentary seats”.
There are 30 Chinese absolute majority seats out of 222 Parliament seats in the current Dewan. That’s 13.51 percent and the figure should correctly be rounded up to 14 percent, rather than rounded down to 13 percent as done by Kit Siang the fudger.
Taking Chinese-majority seats where there are more Chinese than Malay voters, we have the following 15 constituencies:
- Kluang — Chinese 49.3%, Malay 40.0%
- Bayan Baru — C 48.5%, M 39.1%
- Serdang — C 48.6%, M 39.6%
- Rasah — C 48.3%, M 27.8%
- Pandan — C 48.2%, M 44.4%
- Taiping — C 47.9%, M 37.1%
- Labis — C 46.6%, M 38.1%
- Gopeng — C 46.0%, M 42.9%
- Klang — C 45.8%, M 33.0%
- Segamat — C 45.6, M 44.3%
- Puchong — C 43.5%, M 39.4%
- Teluk Intan — C 41.9%, M 38.6%
- Kelana Jaya — C 41.7%, M 37.9%
- PJ Selatan — C 41.5%, M 40.3%
- Sungai Siput — C 39.2%, M 33.0%
Therefore, the number of Parliament constituencies where Chinese are the majority – either in absolute terms or relative to Malay and Indian voters – total altogether 45 seats or more.
Aside from those seats listed above, there are also others where the Malay and Chinese voters are almost equal such as Bentong where Chinese comprised 43.9 percent whereas Malays were 44.6 percent.
So calculating from 45/222, the Chinese are a majority (biggest ethnicity) in 20.3 percent of the Parliament seats, and not merely 13 percent as claimed by Kit Siang.
Kit Siang alleged that “Najib … [is] entering Malaysian history as the first minority Prime Minister in the country”.
There is no such understanding of the term “minority government” or “minority PM” as the DAP has chosen to interpret it.
BN won a total of 133 Parliament seats in GE13. The closest rival is DAP with 38 seats. Going by the number of seats, BN is the “MAJORITY” government.
Going by the percentage of votes, BN had obtained 47.38 percent of the popular vote in GE13. PKR collected 20.39 percent whereas DAP got 15.71 percent and PAS had 14.77 percent.
Measuring by this criterion, BN is still the “MAJORITY” government.
It is the BN that got the ‘majority’ support. (This is because all the BN votes came under a single Dacing umbrella while the Pakatan votes were split to be under different logos — Rocket, Moon, Eye.)
Kit Siang announced that, “the Malays in Malaysia will continue to exercise political power in Malaysia as there is no way they will lose their political power”.
The man is bluffing. Malays are admitedly more in number but under-registered as voters.
The voter turnout for the Chinese is super maximum whereas the Malays may decide to abstain from voting or spoil their votes in protest.
The Chinese votes are solidly behind DAP but the Malay votes are split.
Finally, Kit Siang wants the rakyat to “save Malaysia from the present national trajectories towards a failed and rogue state”.
We’re not headed towards becoming “a failed and rogue state” lah. Kit Siang is bluffing recklessly again. No wonder he’s the Grandpapa Dapster of ’em all.