Najib calls them the “Geng tipu manifesto” (below).
That is an understatement when it comes to describing Guan Eng’s gruesome gang.
One minute they’re desperately pleading — Beloved Tun, oh please come back and the next minute, DAP parliamentarians (see below) are on their way to see the Agong and tell His Majesty that they support Anwar as PM.
Ballroom dancing in the Sheraton
Among some popular dances that one does at the ball are the waltz, foxtrot, tango and quickstep.
Before you can say “Hasta la vista evangelista”, the DAP has executed their trademark Ubah manoeuvre and changed political direction.
In less than 48 hours, DAP already completed their U-turn.
Dances with Wolves, Trotting with Fox
Chinese voters underestimate the durability of the Umno-PAS tango. They blithely claim that the partnership between the Malay party and the Islamist party will not last because both sides do not have anything in common with each other, konon.
Such a willful misperception only goes to show how delusional the DAP supporters are. As if their own party and Pribumi had anything more in common.
On the contrary, it is now proven that the devil’s deal done between DAP and Mahathir’s party could not endure beyond 22 months. Heck, Harapan was not even a one-term gomen, it is merely a half-term government. And good riddance!
BELOW: Lim Khat Siang’s moment leaning into Ketuanan Melayu
What now after the last waltz?
Despite their rock solid backing from the Chinese electorate, DAP still chose to be no more than running dogs obediently trotting at the heels of the Old Fox.
With its 95 percent Chinese electoral muscle, what has the DAP accomplished under their Harapan heavenly mandate? Recognize the UEC? Increase matriculation-to-uni intake for Chinese students? Guarantee vernacular schools? Semua eelek.
Graph below compares DAP (red bar) and MCA (blue bar) parliament seats the last five elections.
Following GE14, the DAP had 42 MPs against MCA’s one MP; now two, after the party’s recent byelection win in Tg Piai. The distance between DAP red and MCA blue bars these last two years since 2018 is great, reflecting the disparity in strength between the two Chinese-based parties.
Therefore whatever happens politically after today is solely on the DAP’s head. Don’t blame irrelevant MCA for its narrow choice in sticking to BN.
Elections have consequences
At the conclusion of GE14 polling, DAP had ended the night with 42 MPs and Pribumi with 13 MPs (or just 12, technically speaking since YB No.13 Muslimin Yahaya had originally contested on a PKR ticket — click here to view).
At the conclusion of GE10 polling – which was when Mahathir was last in power leading the BN in the 1999 election – MCA had 29 MPs to Umno’s 72.
SEE BELOW: Under Mahathirism 1.0, the Chinese party MCA was two-and-a-half times weaker than the Malay party, Umno. Under Mahathirism 2.0, the Chinese-dominated party DAP was three-and-a-quarter times stronger than the Malay party, Pribumi.
In the last general election, Chinese voters opted to put all their eggs into one basket. By the early hours of 10 May 2018, they were jubilant that their gamble had paid off … or so they thought.
Reap what you sow
What does the future hold for the Chinese community in this country?
Believe this: The Malay grand unity alliance will most definitely materialize. There is no turning back now in the wake of Sheraton Sunday.
DAP knows this too. In March last year, Guan Eng claimed that the Umno-PAS electoral pact was a “declaration of war” on non Malays (see below).
Then just a fortnight ago on Feb 10, the DAP sec-gen again warned that any PAS-BN tie up “poses a clear and present danger” to non Muslims.
That is the DAP thinking. There is no cure for stupid.