War & Peace: Comparing DAP and MCA eras

March 14, 2019 at 4:37 pm 7 comments

In the 2004 parliament led by Ahmad Badawi, there were 51 Chinese MPs representing BN — see full list bottom of page. The GE11 dewan then had a total 220 seats and BN’s Chinese MPs made up 23.2 percent.

In the 2018 parliament being led by Mahathir, there are 46 Chinese MPs representing Harapan — see full list bottom of page. The GE14 dewan today has a total 222 seats and Harapan’s Chinese MPs make up 20.7 percent.

* I’ve included Warisan in Harapan as their MPs are ministers in the Mahathir 2.0 cabinet.

There are fewer Chinese MPs now in the Harapan government compared to during the time of the old BN government. This despite 95 percent of the Chinese electorate supporting Harapan.

There are also fewer Chinese Harapan ministers compared to the BN era. There are currently five Chinese ministers and eight Chinese deputy ministers in Mahathir’s 2018 cabinet. In contrast, there were six Chinese ministers and twelve Chinese deputy ministers in Badawi’s 2004 cabinet.

Chinese in Mahathir vs Badawi cabinet:

  • Harapan: 5, 8
  • BN: 6, 12

Chinese backing for BN has always been only lukewarm even during the height of BN power when Badawi won the election by a landslide.

DAP had 12 MPs in 2004 with 10 of them being Chinese – indicating that DAP received substantial Chinese votes – and the remaining two DAP parliamentarians were Karpal Singh and Kulasegaran. MCA has only one MP today and Gerakan, zero.

So why is it that with fewer Chinese YBs, Harapan (read: DAP) is still perceived to be a threat to Malay interests in a way MCA never was. Note: MCA had 31 MPs in 2004 compared to DAP’s 32 Chinese MPs presently, so both parties were almost equally represented in the house at the top of their game.

BELOW: DAP sucking up to Mahathir/Ketuanan Melayu much harder than MCA ever did

Dearest Beloved Tun

Guan Eng fired the first shot

In response to Guan Eng’s statement about his imagined “declaration of war” by the opposition on Malaysian ethnic minorities, Umno and PAS reacted strongly in parliament yesterday.

Despite the cybertroopers spinning damage control in desperation, Guan Eng’s provocative statement actually reflected with great accuracy the DAP’s all too familiar belligerence.

Opposition leader Ismail Sabri (Umno) returned the salvo, asking: “Adakah ia (kenyataan Guan Eng yang hanya dikeluarkan dalam bahasa Cina saja) merupakan provokasi kepada bukan kaum Melayu untuk isytihar perang kepada orang Melayu di negara kita?”

Following which PAS sec-gen Takiyuddin Hassan chimed in, “Saya cakap, kalau ada isytihar perang, kita sambut”.

Umno Sabah voice YB Bung Moktar Radin echoed his PAS ally, declaring: “Kalau ada perang kita sambut perang!”

All the utterances quoted above were said on record in parliament by top national leaders.

‘You want war, you’ll get war‘

The hostility is not because of Chinese MP numbers nor Chinese cabinet strength because BN’s bigger Chinese presence in 2004 never posed this kind of a problem or created tensions as happening now.

I would suggest the difference between BN Chinese and DAP Chinese is religion.

Out of the 51 BN parliamentarians of 2004 listed below, can you randomly pick five names and tell me what their religion is?

On the other hand, some of the DAP Yang Berhormats like Hannah ‘evangelista’ Yeoh campaigned on a religious platform. Guan Eng is Christian. So is his party deputy sec-gen Nga Kor Ming.

Many of the DAP ministers and deputies are Christian such as Teresa Kok, Yeo Bee Yin, Ong Kian Ming, Steven Sim and Teo Nie Ching. The PKR non-Malay leaders are Christian dominated too, as are plenty of the second tier DAP elected reps in the state assemblies.

MCA 2004

  1. Ong Ka Ting
  2. Fong Chan Onn
  3. Chan Kong Choy
  4. Chua Soi Lek
  5. Lim Si Cheng
  6. Tan Chai Ho
  7. Ong Tee Keat
  8. Ng Yen Yen
  9. Hon Choon Kim
  10. Donald Lim Siang Chai
  11. Fu Ah Kiow
  12. Wong Kam Hoong
  13. Kong Cho Ha
  14. Tan Yee Kew
  15. Chew Mei Fun
  16. Chua Jui Meng
  17. Ting Chew Peh
  18. Loke Yuen Yow
  19. Chor Chee Heung
  20. Yap Pian Hon
  21. Hew See Tong
  22. Goh Siow Huat
  23. Loh Seng Kok
  24. Tan Ah Eng
  25. Liow Tiong Lai
  26. Wee Ka Siong
  27. Wong Nai Chee
  28. Hoo Seong Chang
  29. Lim Bee Kau
  30. Teng Boon Soon
  31. Yew Teong Look

Gerakan 2004

  1. Lim Keng Yaik
  2. Chia Kwang Chye
  3. Ng Lip Yong
  4. Lee Kah Choon
  5. Kerk Choo Ting
  6. Tan Kee Kwong
  7. Huan Cheng Guan
  8. Tan Lian Hoe
  9. Lau Yeng Peng
  10. Mah Siew Keong

SUPP 2004

  1. Law Hieng Ding
  2. Peter Chin Fah Kui
  3. Robert Lau Hoi Chew
  4. Yong Khoon Seng
  5. Tiong Thai King

Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party 2004 — (1) Tiong King Sing

Parti Rakyat Sarawak 2004 — (1) Jimmy Donald Lim

Sabah Progressive Party 2004  — (1) Shim Paw Fatt

Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) 2004

  1. Edmund Chong Ket Wah
  2. Yee Moh Chai

DAP 2018

  1. Lim Guan Eng
  2. Steven Sim Chee Keong
  3. Wong Hon Wai
  4. Chow Kon Yeow
  5. Teh Kok Lim
  6. Wong Kah Woh
  7. Ngeh Koo Ham
  8. Thomas Su Keong Siong
  9. Nga Kor Ming
  10. Wong Tack
  11. Ong Kian Ming
  12. Tony Pua Kiam Wee
  13. Lim Lip Eng
  14. Hannah Yeoh
  15. Fong Kui Lun
  16. Teresa Kok Suh Sim
  17. Tan Kok Wai
  18. Anthony Loke Siew Fook
  19. Cha Kee Chin
  20. Khoo Poay Tiong
  21. Pang Hok Leong
  22. Yeo Bee Yin
  23. Wong Shu Qi
  24. Lim Kit Siang
  25. Teo Nie Ching
  26. Chan Foong Hin
  27. Wong Tien Fatt
  28. Kelvin Yii Lee Wuen
  29. Chong Chieng Jen
  30. Wong Ling Biu
  31. Alice Lau Kiong Yieng
  32. Oscar Ling Chai Yew

PKR 2018

  1. Chan Ming Kai
  2. Sim Tze Tzin
  3. Lee Boon Chye
  4. Chang Lih Kang
  5. June Leow Hsiad Hui
  6. William Leong Jee Keen
  7. Wong Chen
  8. Maria Chin Abdullah
  9. Tan Yee Kew
  10. Steven Choong Shiau Yoon
  11. Michael Teo Yu Keng
  12. Christina Liew Chin Jin
  13. Larry Sng Wei Shien

Warisan 2018

  1. Liew Vui Keong

 

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Najman Zainuddin  |  March 15, 2019 at 10:32 am

    Helen, you really nailed it this time. Previously there were only innuendos that DAPigs are Christians/Evangelists led and carrying their agenda.

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  • 2. Mat  |  March 15, 2019 at 10:34 am

    D4P has been waging war against Malay Muslim long before this official declaration. Remember the so called remarks and the likes like “Save Malaysia”, “Take this and that for Jesus”, “army of God” and the list continues. Just that now they have expose their true colour in broad daylight. Cannot hide anymore, cannot tahan the Malay penyatuan ummah as this will spoil their agenda.

    Is D4P saying that “we already have ‘army of god’ ready for evangelist version of ‘taliban style jihad’, now we can declare war on Muslim penyatuan ummah”?

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  • 3. Surrhead  |  March 15, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    I don’t think chinese people are disturbed with the fact that there are lesser chinese MP now than BN’s time. People want quality, not quantity. And what is a chinese MP expected to do? Fight for chinese right?? BN has been operating with this way since day one, but it’s not accepted nowadays…..We want an MP to represent all races, not one race…

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    • 4. Temujin  |  March 16, 2019 at 12:26 am

      Sorry; I dont buy that. As far that I can see DAP ministers were championing for the Chinese interest under the guise of equality.Will the Chinese willing to share the economic cakes and make programmes for their poorer neighbours (Malay, Indians and other bumis) to get a share of the economy???

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      • 5. Conrad  |  March 17, 2019 at 7:33 am

        And will the Malay ministers (UMNO/PAS/PKR/PAS/AMANAH) who champion Malay interests under the agenda of racial supremacy , open up the civil and armed services not to mention the stewardship of this country , so everyone can feel but more importantly believe, they belong to this country ?

        You know why the Chinese get away with racism in the private sector ? Because as long as the state has discriminatory hiring practices, they can wallow in their racism without the need to feel any shame.

        The fact that they do not acknowledge and when they do, justify it as a necessary counter balance, should tell you how fucked up this country is.

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        • 6. LousyEngineer  |  March 17, 2019 at 12:31 pm

          >> You know why the Chinese get away with racism in the private sector ?
          These are all tired debates that gets nowhere (i.e. who gets more, who gets less, who’s richer, who’s poorer, yadda yadda).

          >> … how fucked up this country is.
          If the old man is not around tomorrow, just wait and see how this country disintegrate even further. Come this July, the man will be 6 years away from being a centenarian!

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          • 7. Conrad  |  March 17, 2019 at 1:15 pm

            “……yadda yadda”

            It’s not about who is richer or poorer, it is about denial of opportunity for everyone much like the racial policies in the civil service.

            This discussion gets nowhere because nobody wants to address really address this issue.

            “…… the man will be 6 years away from being a centenarian!”

            They made Mahathir’s bed, now they can lay in it.

            Reply

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