Mok Teck Boon — the Sarawak Chief Minister
Team Adenan looks set to win by a landslide, mirroring Pak Lah 2004.
Rather than whinging about Hadi Awang, DAP should instead just stop hoodwinking the natives (on either side of the South China Sea) and gain enough trust to actually gain the pribumi votes.
Press statement on May 5 by Lim Guan Eng
Criticisms made by Guan Eng summarized in point form:
(See full text at bottom of page)
- Hadi Awang’s rhetoric harsh and extremist
- Hadi anti non-Muslim
- Hadi raising the racial bogey
- Hadi extremist, divisive and offensive
- Hadi bff Najib
- Hadi bff racially divisive parties
Guan Eng accused the PAS president of fomenting “anti non-Muslim” sentiments — a phrase the DAP sec-gen repeated three times in his press statement.
Team Adenan’s anticipated resounding victory in the Sarawak election today will be a boost for the BN’s flagging multiculturalism and a temporary damper on the PAS-Umno flirtation.
The DAP’s great hypocrisy
Guan Eng in his press statement two days ago said,
“DAP accepts the reality that the Malaysian Prime Minister must be Malay to reflect that a majority of the population is Malay.”
It is not being ‘colour blind’ when you claim that the PM must be Malay because the majority population is Malay.
- Sadiq Khan – of Pakistani descent – is the mayor of London where Muslims are the minority.
- The majority American population is white but their president is black.
- Closer to home, the majority population in Jakarta is Javanese but the city’s governor is an ethnic Chinese.
- The Peruvian majority population is native ‘Indian’ but Keiko Fujimori currently has an even chance of becoming Peru’s next president. Keiko is of Japanese descent. Her father Alberto, who is an ethnic Japanese, was at one time the president of Peru.
DAP one helluva bullshitter
Back in Malaysia, “DAP accepts the reality that the Malaysian Prime Minister “must be“ Malay to reflect that a majority of the population is Malay.”
(a) DAP has been bullshitting all this time that the party is blind to the colour of one’s skin.
(b) DAP has been bullshitting that it does not recognize the concept of race (“there are no Malays”, only Malaysians).
(c) DAP has been bullshitting that it promotes meritocracy – i.e. the best person for the job regardless of his race, religion or gender – yet DAP accepts that the PM must be Malay to reflect that we’re races first despite the “democratic” party’s Malaysian First ideology.
DAP is one big bullshitter.
So now we hear Guan Eng admitting his party accepts the reality that our PM must be Malay because of majoritarian tendencies.
Even since the days of Perikatan, the BN has accepted the reality that our population is racial. However the BN’s realism is slammed by DAP as racism, and the coalition components as “racially divisive parties”.
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DAP afraid to tell PAS no law prohibits a Chinese from becoming S’wak CM
Guan Eng also said in his May 5 press statement, “there is no reason why a bumiputera, whether Muslim or non-Muslim, cannot be a Sarawak Chief Minister”.
He asked, “Why not accept that a non-Muslim bumiputera can also be a Chief Minister of Sarawak”.
(a) Guan Eng is talking as if no non-Muslim has ever been Sarawak CM before. That’s not true.
Stephen Kalong Ningkan was the state’s first CM. He was a Christian. He was also of mixed Iban and Chinese parentage, and his Chinese name was Mok Teck Boon.
(b) Guan Eng is talking as if a Chinese is automatically disqualified from becoming Sarawak CM?
Where does it say anywhere in the Sarawak constitution that an ethnic Chinese cannot become CM? All the constitution says about disqualification is that “a person who is citizen by naturalization shall not be appointed Chief Minister”.
In other words, a Malaysian Chinese who is born Malaysian faces no legal impediments to becoming Sarawak CM.
There are no roadblocks for a Chinese or a Christian to become Sarawak CM. The only reason that a Chinese/Christian has not become CM is because it is the BN that has been winning all the elections. And BN is not controlled by either the Chinese or the Christians.
It is not necessary for Guan Eng to screech that Hadi Awang is extremist, divisive and offensive. The best counter argument is to point out that the PAS president has not interpreted the law correctly.
Meanwhile Hadi can stand his ground on mandatory Muslim CM by challenging DAP that if the evangelical party wants a Chinese or a Christian to lead Sarawak, then try and win the election. That’s all.
The reason for the DAP’s self-contradictions illustrated above simply boils down to the fact that the party is a bloody hypocrite.
Full text of Guan Eng’s statement
DAP regrets the harsh and extremist political rhetoric of PAS President Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang in Kuching that non-Muslim bumiputeras or a Chinese can not be allowed to rule Sarawak. Hadi is clearly anti non-Muslim when he said that non-Muslim bumiputeras and Chinese can be leaders but both Sabah and Sarawak must be ruled by a Muslim bumiputera.
DAP has never asked that the Sarawak Chief Minister be Chinese, which is puzzling why Hadi is raising the racial bogey of a Chinese Sarawak Chief Minister to frighten voters. However there is no reason why a bumiputera, whether Muslim or non-Muslim, can not be a Sarawak Chief Minister. DAP accepts the reality that the Malaysian Prime Minister must be Malay to reflect that a majority of the population is Malay. Why not accept that a non-Muslim bumiputera can also be a Chief Minister of Sarawak, when they form a majority of the population?
Such anti non-Muslim sentiments by the PAS President is not only divisive but also offensive to non-Muslim bumiputeras, who are the majority population in Sarawak. Why are the non-Muslim bumiputeras disqualified for the highest office of Chief Minister of Sarawak merely because of they are not Muslims? Clearly non-Muslim bumiputeras have a more open heart and Malaysian spirit than Hadi when they can accept a Muslim bumiputera like Tan Sri Adenan Satem as their Chief Minister.
Hadi even went a step further when he said, “The Chinese, the Indians and other races are our leaders too, but they need to be led by a Muslim.” This means that even in Penang, where a clear majority of the population is non-Malay, the Chief Minister can not be a non-Malay. This is contradictory to his previous position in the 2008 and 2013 general elections when he supported a Chinese as Penang Chief Minister.
Clearly Hadi’s close association with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and the racially divisive parties of BN has coloured Hadi’s thinking, until he thinks in terms of BN’s categorization of racial and religious division instead of inter-racial and multi-religious harmony. Despite such extremist and anti non-Muslim sentiments, PAS still seeks to get non-Muslim or non-Malay votes. It is unlikely PAS will ever succeed, when voters identify that a vote for PAS under Hadi is no different from a vote for Umno under Najib.