Is MCA helping DAP to win Johor?
Asking Umno to look in the mirror, an MCA bureau secretary yesterday derided the BN Malay party for losing three Parliament seats loaned it by the BN Chinese party in the last election.
Gelang Patah was lost by Umno’s then caretaker Johor MB in 2013 with “a skyrocketing thumping majority”, said Chris Daniel Wong, adding that Kuantan and Wangsa Maju as well had been lost by Umno with bigger majorities compared to MCA’s marginal loss of the two seats in 2008.
Chris Daniel Wong is secretary of MCA’s bureau for Religious Harmony.
See, ‘Umno yang kalah teruk PRU13, bukan kami, kata MCA’ (FMT, 24 Aug 2016)
(Note: Chris Daniel Wong sounds like a Christian name. Are the evangelistas now in the process of taking over MCA too?
In his media statement, Chris Daniel Wong mocked how Umno had borrowed MCA’s seats only for its Malay candidates to be soundly defeated.
He also gave a reminder that MCA had stood by Umno when the latter was going through a difficult period in 1969, 1988, 1999 and including “the recent crisis following the departure of top big shots from Umno”.
(Note: It is inaccurate for Chris Daniel Wong to term their parting of ways with Umno as a “departure”. The truth is Muhyiddin and Muhriz were sacked and expelled. On the other hand, MCA will not be sacked or expelled from the BN but the party needs to seriously consider its voluntary departure.)
Chris Daniel Wong additionally reminded Umno that Twitter research outfit Politweet recently estimated Umno to have already lost 12 percent of BN Malay support in Johor.
DAP’s intention of winning Johor – which has a large number of Chinese voters including those working in Singapore – is no secret. The evangelical party election strategists have admitted that Johor is the key to attaining federal power.
Against the backdrop of DAP setting its sights on this cornerstone state, MCA is picking a fight with Umno and disrupting BN preparations to defend Johor in GE14.
Do not be surprised when MCA decides to sabotage BN should Umno not return the ‘borrowed’ Gelang Patah, or if some electoral reshuffling occurs that takes away a few critical Malay-majority seats squandered by the MCA losers.
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The Catholic Church of Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur today consented to plans to demolish the St Joseph’s Chapel in Brehma Estate, by the Kajang municipal council.
This is because the chapel has not been in use since the 1980s, Kuala Lumpur Archbishop Julian Leow said in a statement.
Most of the chapel structure has crumbled over time and the remains are now deemed to be an illegal structure on a road reserve, the church said. — Malaysiakini
Chinese unity while Malays are increasingly fragmented
Knowing that Najib Razak is under attack by various quarters, MCA joins in the fray by snapping its jaws at his party. MCA’s behaviour is becoming more and more indistinguishable from DAP.
Of late, MCA has been taking a belligerent stance on issues pertaining to Islam.
Another deviation from its previous restraint is the MCA now acting like a clone of the DAP in defending Christians.
The deputy chairman of MCA’s bureau for Religious Harmony Ng Chok Sin yesterday took to task the local council in Kajang for attempting to demolish St Joseph church.
Ng Chok Sin called the attempted church demolition by MPKJ as an “unscrupulous and crass” action.
Why is MCA inciting hatred against the local authority without first ascertaining the facts of the matter?
The contractor’s workers who went to St Joseph with their heavy machinery were acting on a valid notice issued by the council. In trying to appear as a champion of Christian rights, MCA is subverting the intent of the MPKJ order.
In the past, it was safe to say that the MCA was a Chinese party dominated by the Buddhists. This element of Buddhist preeminence in the MCA seems to be changing fast.
Day by day, MCA is turning into a mirror image of the evangelical DAP. The evangelista juggernaut rolls on as Malays fight among themselves.