There has never been anything in Malaysia as ugly and vicious as the post-2008 evangelical DAP.
In fact, Sarawak considers DAP 2.0 so ugly and vicious that its peninsula leaders – most notably the party’s fervid evangelistas – have been banned from even setting foot on the state.
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DAP the Poisoner of Wells
The divisive DAP is considered a dangerous toxin to Sarawak — a state that likes to boast of its “unique multi-cultural harmony”.
Harmonious Sarawak will surely be a lot less beautiful should the DAP succeed in grabbing more power in the coming May 7 election through an even more potent dose of its trademark Hate politics.
In the 2011 Sarawak election, DAP won all the Chinese-majority seats by injecting venom into the political bloodstream.
Tomorrow, a total of 24,604 early voters will be casting their ballots while the remaining 1,113,522 registered voters will go to the polls on Saturday.
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Can Adenan be the antidote to the DAP virus?
The Star‘s Joceline Tan, who is there covering the campaign, says the “Chinese seats are the happening seats in the Sarawak election”.
Back during chief minister Taib Mahmud’s time, “DAP’s talent for criticising and protesting went down well with the Chinese”, said Joceline in her analysis yesterday.
Joceline earlier observed, “The DAP campaigning often thrives on hate and ridicule and Taib’s political exit has left the party floundering.”
(Caretaker) Sarawak CM Adenan Satem struck a different note and has been on a charm offensive.
Adenan has signalled “his Chinese audience this was a different administration and it was time for them to put old grudges to rest and move on”, according to Joceline.
The question is will the Chinese electorate be able to put their vindictiveness behind them?
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Will DAP finish off what’s left of the Chinese BN?
Joceline highlights that “it is truly a do-or-die battle for SUPP” (the BN’s Chinese-dominant component in Sarawak) which was “completely wiped out in the Kuching area in the last election”.
In 2011, the Chinese opposition made a clean sweep of Kuching area seats — a PKR man took Batu Lintang DUN while DAP won the rest in Padungan, Pending, Kota Sentosa and Batu Kawah.
“The Chinese here [in urban Sarawak] like to go on about being multi-racial in outlook but they are essentially very Chinese at heart”, Joceline said in her article on Apr 29.
The Sarawak election results will point the direction of the federal GE14 to come.
Most particularly, it is a gauge of Chinese sentiments in the light of Adenan’s supposed immense popularity and much touted peacemaking efforts with the community.
Will the Sarawak Chinese support or spurn Adenan? This is the litmus test, considering the role of church politics or political Christianity among the Chinese.