UPDATE: 6 March 2019
How ‘soft’ does Pribumi’s Rais Yatim want DAP to be? asks Malaysiakini columnist S. Thayaparan today.
The answer: As soft as a neutered lapdog. Like a castrated chihuahua is good.
(It’s really too cute to see Chihuahua DAP eagerly roll over – belly up, tail wagging – begging for crumbs from the master’s table. Woof.
Or in Thaya’s softer words, DAP is described “the whipping boy”.)
“The only time they discover their [BALLS]
cojones is when they receive pushback from their supporters,” former navy commander Thaya writes.
This is because not only has DAP “bent over backwards to court the Malay vote” but most times it is at the expense of “sacrificing their secular principles to appease Malay sentiment”.
Adds the retired commander: “If anything, a case can be made that the DAP has done everything in their power to ingratiate themselves with the Malay community at the expense of their non-Malay base”.
Yup, DAP is cringingly ingratiating. Good doggy, good boy.
Now comes the funniest bitch of karma. Thaya recalls:
“It is funny; in my last article I discussed how the DAP was slowly morphing into the MCA and were enabling the bumiputera agenda of the current prime minister. Evidently it is not enough for the DAP to be like the MCA, they need to sublimate their behaviour even further to calm the sensitivities of the Umno/PAS/Bersatu base”.
To paraphrase Thaya using my more straightforward language, he’s saying DAP is turning into MCA 2.0 but with extra poignancy.
While MCA was merely being a running dog to Umno, DAP is a running dog to Pribumi while fearful of being kicked in its now non-existent balls by Umno and PAS but still at the same time wanting to be petted on the head by the Pribumi-Umno-PAS voter base.
In Icerd and other matters, “to non-Malays the DAP is castrating itself, while bending over backwards to prop up the current prime minister,” concludes Thaya.
Ooopsie, there is a dark cloud hanging over the head of a Pribumi deputy minister.
When I caught a glimpse of this breaking news (of what could be a potential scandal) just now, I immediately ‘knew’ (my gut instinct) it had to be Mahathir’s problematic party.
You can get more details of the matter from Dr Novandri Hasan Basri — refer tweet below.
Malay privilege: 25 year old’s first full-time job is as Pak Menteri
Malaysiakini columnist P. Gunasegaram in his 18 Dec 2018 article had the following to say about Mahathir’s arrogance riding roughshod over DAP and PKR:
“Despite having a small minority of seats, Mahathir used so-called prime ministerial prerogative to give members of his party wildly disproportionate numbers in terms of his ministers and deputy ministers. All of them except for himself, his son Mukhriz and Bersatu president Muhyiddin Yassin are novice MPs, ministers and deputy ministers.
“Mukhriz became menteri besar of Kedah (despite PKR getting eight seats against Bersatu’s five). Apart from Mahathir and Muhyiddin, Bersatu got four full ministers, all of whom were first-time MPs and first-time ministers as well. This includes a 25-year-old whose first full-time job turned out to be a minister, probably a world record.
“He also allotted his own party six deputy minister positions which means EVERY MP in Bersatu became prime minister, Home Minister, chief minister, full cabinet minister or deputy minister – undemocratic because it was not representative [proportionate].
“There were many other more qualified material for ministers within PKR, both Malays and non-Malays but it was clear that Mahathir was going to be in control despite Bersatu just holding 11 percent of total parliamentary seats of the Harapan coalition.”
‘Meritocracy’ (?) — DAP’s fat arse!
As many are aware and Gunasegaram also highlighted (excerpt above), Mahathir grabbed the lion’s share of ministers, deputy ministers, MBs, the most important and biggest budget cabinet portfolios as well as other plum top government posts foremost for members of his party.
And these greenhorn Pribumi ministers are the worst (non) performers like Education Minister Maszlee, the Almost-Invisible Rural Minister Rina, Lebih-Sudu-Dari-Kuah Boy Minister Syed Sadiiq and now its Deputy Foreign Minister Marzuki who is presently enjoying the negative spotlight.
In fact, Mahathir had rather appoint novice first-time party MPs (listed above) to his cabinet rather than a four-term experienced parliamentarian like DAP Sarawak chairman Chong Chieng Jen, who was initially sidelined and only later appointed as a mere deputy and apparently after an appeal.
DAP full of bullshit
Memang cakap tak serupa bikin. For decades DAP preached “meritocracy’ and now the Chinese chauvinist party is content to lick its own spittle.
DAP moreover derided Muhyiddin’s ‘Malay First’ credo when the Pribumi president used to be in Umno. Today DAP itself is even more subservient in Harapan than MCA ever was in BN.
The party of Lim Kit Siang is the one most prepared to play second fiddle in the Malay First line-up of the current ruling coalition:
- Chairman: Mahathir Mohamad
- De facto/PM-in-waiting: Anwar Ibrahim
- President: Wan Azizah
- Deputy Presidents:
- Muhyiddin Yassin
- Azmin Ali
- Mat Sabu
- Vice Presidents:
- Mukhriz Mahathir
- Salahuddin Ayub
- Chief: Zuraida Kamaruddin
- Deputy Chief: Rina Harun
- Chief: Syed Saddiq
The only DAP leaders represented in the Malay-dominated Harapan leadership council – as per the positions above – are the threesome of Lim Guan Eng, Chong Chieng Jen and Howard Lee.
Imagine! A total of 95 percent Chinese voters supported Pakatan only for DAP to be such a castrated chihuahua.
By comparison in Badawi’s cabinet of 2004, there were six Chinese full ministers and 12 Chinese deputy ministers – as shown below. And back then in GE11, the Chinese certainly did not vote 95 percent en bloc for the MCA.
The five percent Chinese today who are still pro-MCA can rightly ask the Dapsters: “So who’s the running dog now?”
BADAWI CABINET: CHINESE MINISTERS (6)
- Ong Ka Ting (Housing)
- Lim Keng Yaik (Energy)
- Chan Kong Choy (Transport)
- Fong Chan Onn (Human Resources)
- Peter Chin Fah Kui (Plantation & Commodities)
- Dr Chua Soi Lek (Health)
BADAWI CABINET: CHINESE DEPUTY MINISTERS (12)
- Tan Chai Ho (Home Affairs)
- Chia Kwang Chye (Internal Security)
- Ng Yen Yen (Finance)
- Robert Lau Hoi Chew (Housing)
- Donald Lim Siang Chai (Information)
- Kerk Choo Ting (Agriculture)
- Kong Cho Ha (Science & Tech)
- Wong Kam Hoong (Arts & Culture)
- Ong Tee Keat (Youth & Sports)
- Mah Siew Keong (International Trade & Industry)
- Hon Choon Kim (Education)
- Fu Ah Kiow (Higher Education)