Cornered, Guan Eng poised to counter strike
The idea of a snap poll had been discussed, admitted both Penang’s deputy chief ministers when contacted by the Malay Mail.
MMO Penang senior correspondent Opalyn Mok today reported the option of calling a state election was deliberated as a test vote of confidence on the Pakatan coalition. See ‘Penang mulls snap polls as referendum on Guan Eng charges‘
What’s more interesting in Mok’s story, however, is the view expressed by James Chin that “an early election would likely see DAP score a stunning victory”.
According to Mok, the noted political pundit Chin had opined, “People are angry that Lim got charged and almost everyone thinks it is a political arrest”.
Halo knocked off Guan Eng’s head
Like Umno, DAP has its share of warlords. The Perak one (pix below) is best remembered for describing the skin colour of his state MB Zambry Abdul Kadir as being “metallic black”.
Incidentally, the media office of the Penang DAP numero uno godfather described mamaks as “Melayu celup kopi”. Okay, you get the idea of how racist the DAP chieftains are.
Within the DAP itself, not all party leaders are as enamoured of Guan Eng as the Dapsters are. Some are willing to consider the possibility that their Dear Leader might actually be put away since the AG apparently has a watertight case.
Dapsters though are a different kettle of fish. They’re delusional. Mati-mati they sokong the Lims.
BELOW: DAP Perak warlord David Nga Kor Ming sitting in a row with Tun
Dapster Central locus in Penang and Jerusubang
Sharing James Chin’s view is Gerakan president Mah Siew Keong whose party used to lead the Penang state government pre-2008.
Mah believes that if a snap election were to be called, DAP would obtain massive support from the Chinese electorate due to sympathy votes for Guan Eng.
In a China Press interview, he was quoted as saying “the sentiment is not favourable to us, especially to Penang (Gerakan), who are stuck now” — see yesterday’s FMT report ‘Mah: LGE case will win votes for DAP‘.
Despite some small gains of the returning Chinese vote in the twin by-elections of Sungai Besar and Kuala Kangsar, it looks like pro-DAP Chinese sentiment – in the peninsula at least – is hardened and set in stone.
Thus the impending electoral clash remains a mano a mano face-off between the Christian Chinese DAP and the Malay Muslim Umno.
BELOW: DAP warlords and high priestess celebrating the recent Raya
Christians and their persecution complex
Sino-Malay conflict is something we’re already familiar with. Religious friction in the political arena is the next key element the BN must be prepared to confront come GE14.
Close to one third (31%) of Malaysian Muslims surveyed by the Pew Research Center in 2013 said that they’re worried about
In the two previous general elections, PAS tahaluf suyasi with DAP so that the religion fault line was obscured. Whereas in the coming GE, Christians and Muslims – insofar as pertains to the peninsula – will be backing two opposing coalitions.
The diehard DAP supporters are convinced that Guan Eng is a hero, victim and martyr. They’re clearly delusional.
They accuse the government of being oppressive tyrants but it is the evangelistas’ own extremism and militancy that we must all beware. Guan Eng is radicalizing his supporters.