Anwar Ibrahim was asked about his present path to the premiership in an appearance on Thai digital TV two days ago. The DPM’s husband replied he had been waiting 20 years to become PM and that he “can wait a bit longer” in order for a smooth transition to take place.
From the public’s point of view however, Mahathir Mohamad does not inspire confidence that he is willing to step down at the appointed time, nor that he is planning to hand over the reins to Anwar and not to a certain ‘somebody’ of his own choosing.
Anwar also revealed to his Thai interviewer hosting the ‘Disrupted World’ current affairs programme (video above) that Najib Razak had telephoned him on the historic May 9th polling night after BN lost the election.
So what deal did Najib offer to cut with Anwar?
BELOW: Umno-PAS relationship status at the start of the year
How the parties stack up in their ethnic support
Together Umno and PAS command three quarters of Malay voter support in GE14.
PKR, PAN, DAP and Pribumi plus Warisan collectively obtained less than 25 percent of votes from the Malay electorate.
Malays are members of Umno, PAS, PKR, PAN and Pribumi. Chinese are – 95 percent of them – staunch backers of Harapan with the vast majority lining up behind DAP.
Given their racial configuration, some political pundits have speculated whether a combo of Umno-PAS-PKR (Anwar faction) have enough clout to form a new government.
Where does nationalism sit among M’sian Chinese?
Race relations have steadily worsened ever since Harapan came to power some four months ago.
Umno has taken a hard turn to the right and its most right-wing figure YB Tajuddin Abdul Rahman triggered DAP to an extent that the self-professed ‘Bukan Cina’ party wants him investigated for sedition – refer tweet above.
Meanwhile, MCA has cautioned DAP against “selling out” the Chinese and permitting any further assimilation of their minority race. The MCA president was yesterday quoted by Malaysiakini on the stump as warning DAP:
“Don’t sell out the character and the rights of the Chinese. Don’t sell out the Chinese in this country and allow them to be assimilated.
“Ladies and gentleman, remember that we are Chinese and we are also Malaysians.”
MCA are Chinese Firsters who refuse to be assimilated.
How many DAP followers are closet Chinese Firsters despite their party’s loud over-insistence on being Malaysian First and having “no Indians and zero Chinese” members?
As others journey, our own races must follow
If we look at world developments today, we can see countries around the globe becoming more firmly ethno-centric.
As our country celebrates its Sept 16 national day in ten days’ time, Malaysians must examine the progress of ethno-nationalism … in the USA with the election of Trump, the UK with Brexit, South Africa with its planned expropriation of white farm land without compensation, and in almost all the countries of Europe.
Most recently, White House national security adviser John Bolton said that the US does not oppose negotiation between Kosovo and Serbia involving a swap whereby Kosovan land inhabited by Christian Serbs is given to Serbia, and Serbian land inhabited by Muslims is given to Kosovo.
The proposed territorial exchange between Serbia and Kosovo will facilitate Christians and Muslims living among their own kind. Both were war-torn countries following the Balkanization of the region in the 1990s and 2000s.
One clear example of this trend towards ethno-nationalism is Germany.
Germany held its last election on 24 Sept 2017. Angela Merkel only managed to swear in her cabinet on 14 March 2018. It took the Chancellor almost a good half year (5 months 18 days) to form her government.
Merkel encountered great difficulty in mustering a ruling coalition because she – like Harapan in Malaysia – had a weak mandate. Her party CDU is Christian centre right. To govern, it had to climb into bed with an ideologically opposed socialist party SPD. (Ditto Pribumi and DAP’s marriage of convenience.)
Barely three months later, the CDU-SPD coalition teetered on the brink of collapse when the former’s sister party CSU, which rules Bavaria, demanded for the globalist Merkel to tighten German borders against Muslim migrants.
BELOW: German Chancellor Angela Merkel disdains the German flag
DAP Chinese voted to abolish themselves
‘Germany’s Return of the Repressed, an article in the latest issue of Foreign Policy magazine, explains how German main opposition party AfD is successfully reviving white ethnic nationalism.
The article by Yascha Mounk, executive director at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, also sheds light on the warped mindset that prompted Merkel’s contempt for the German flag and instead preferring the EU flag – selected excerpts below.
“When I arrived at Cambridge University in the early 2000s, students from different parts of Europe flocked to national clubs for a taste of home and an opportunity to speak their native tongues. Most of the events these clubs organized took the form of benign clichés: The Italian Society hosted pasta nights, and the French Society served up artsy movies with a side of wine and cheese. Only one nationality was conspicuously absent. Instead of founding their own club, students who, like me, had grown up in Germany flocked to the European Union Society.” […]
“My experience with the European Union Society offers a glimpse into a sensibility of which few outside Germany are fully conscious: the dogged determination of many Germans to distance themselves from overtly patriotic sentiment.”
“In the years since I was at Cambridge, German students have abandoned the European Union Society, now called the European Society, en masse. … Meanwhile, the university now boasts a thriving German Society, with a predominantly German steering committee that presumably runs with great efficiency.”
The big event of Cambridge’s revitalized German club is its traditional costume dress-up Oktoberfest where beer and a variety of German specialities directly imported from Bavaria is served. This revert embrace reflects Germany’s return to traditionalism and ethno-nationalism.
In Malaysia, larger swathes than ever before of Umno and PAS supporters now hate the DAP. At the Sept 1 ‘Melayu Bangkit’ rally, Umno supreme council member Tajuddin Rahman declared “DAP adalah musuh orang Melayu, musuh Islam”; another supreme councilor Lokman Adam led the cry, “Hancur DAP!”
Umno today is in the position of Germany’s AfD for fomenting ethnic nationalism. Harapan is in the same unstable position as the Merkel administration whose popularity is sinking fast, and shaky government under constant threat of collapse.
Umno, PAS and presumably/possibly Anwar too are biased towards an ethno-nationalistic state. Mahathir is widely regarded as being anti China. PAN promotes the Islamic status quo. And the Malaysian Chinese? They’ve have put all their eggs in the DAP basket.
Looking at minority-majority race relations around the world, the community’s GE14 rabid partisanship was ultimately stupid and not to mention self destructive. The Chinese have voted to abolish themselves (Guan Eng’s “Saya bukan Cina”) without any guarantee that they will have a niche in the future New Order. How stupid!