Automatic voter registration has been “unconditionally accepted” by DAP on top of acceding to the voting age being lowered to 18, wrote Tay Tian Yan in an editorial yesterday.
According to Tay, the Sin Chew Daily deputy editor-in-chief, such a pincer movement will multiply the Malay power as the next electoral roll will be expanded from 14.9 million to 22.7 million voters.
This development will see an instant explosion of almost eight million young or previously unregistered voters – the whopping majority of whom will be Malays since in the past, it was the Malay voter awareness and participation that was particularly low.
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“The thing is: the call for a grand unity among the Malays, voting age of 18 and automatic voter registration have brought PPBM [Pribumi], Umno and PAS much closer now,” said Tay.
These three Malay-Muslim parties, together with Sarawak‘s PBB, will naturally seize the bulk of the new votes, added Tay. Refer Sin Chew July 17 editorial headlined ‘PKR and DAP: Submission and marginalisation’.
And when combined as one power bloc, the Malay monoracial parties can rule the country without any need for the DAP’s 40-odd MPs.
“Weirdly, throughout this whole thing, PKR and DAP have remained largely hushed and submissive,” said the Sin Chew veteran newsman describing DAP’s silent kowtow to the Harapan chairman.
“From here we can see that under the iron-fisted rule of Tun Mahathir, PKR and DAP have become fully obedient and submissive,” concluded Tay, aptly summarizing the sorry situation into which DAP has landed the Chinese community.
DAP welcomed Mahathir’s move to lower the voting age
Indeed, Kit Siang in his media statement the same day said:
”If the DAP is a racist Chinese political party which dominated the Pakatan Harapan government, as is preached by leaders of an irresponsible political alliance of klepto-theocracy, the DAP would have stopped the constitutional amendment in its tracks, as there would be a greater increase of Malay voters as compared to Chinese voters because of the demographic composition in the country.”
The DAP (as Kit Siang avowed above) did not try to stop the voting age amendment – promoted by Pribumi, PAS and Umno – in any shape or form.
DAP’s present complicity with Mahathir comes as no surprise given the earnest proclamation by Kit Siang only quite recently that he had never once said before that Mahathir was corrupt.
Like Sin Chew correctly observed, DAP has today “become fully obedient and submissive” to Mahathir. In fact, DAP has become an even more obedient running dog than the old MCA.
Anwar will not become the 8th Prime Minister. DAP now wags its tail to Mahathir, lord and master.