There is no New Malaysia but 2018 saw DAP becoming MCA 2.0.
Before GE14, we had genuinely wondered whether Tun could be used as the “Malay screw Malay” political weapon or if it was instead to be DAP that is kept dangling on Tun’s puppet strings.
Well, now we know. Tun has successfully brought DAP to heel.
For too long Dapsters had mocked “woof, woof” at MCA, intimating endlessly that the BN Chinese party was Umno’s running dog. At the same time, DAP never ceased stressing that the unpopular MCA did not have the Chinese mandate. It is DAP which has full Chinese support.
If all MCA could do in the past was bark pointlessly, that is still better than DAP’s current muzzled yelp — emanating from a tiny housebroken chihuaha.
For 2019, expect the neutered DAP to roll over and play dead when Chinese issues arise.