Wong Chin Huat the “Electoral System Expert” today asked, ‘Who should be the next parliamentary opposition leader?’
Answer: LIM GUAN ENG lah, who else. Don’t need any uncommon expertise in order to tell Chin Huat something so simple.
The DAP sec-gen leads the biggest party what — see Malaysia’s parliament seats distribution below.
In his Malaysiakini article, Chin Huat wrote: “Mahathir or Anwar, whoever becomes the parliamentary opposition leader must lead with a real shadow cabinet“.
By this he presumes the opposition leader would have to be either Mahathir or Anwar.
But why need it be Mahathir who only heads a small bloc comprising four other party MPs and himself? Compare DAP with a whopping 42 MPs.
And why should it be Anwar either? After all, the DAP’s slogan promises their voters an egalitarian ‘Malaysian Malaysia’ where “Each Malaysian deserves the best that this nation can offer” (quoting verbatim the promise of Buku Harapan).
Or in other words, the Principle of Meritocracy as well as “the principle of fraternity of all mankind” (again quoting verbatim from Buku Harapan) will be practised in Malaysia Baru.
Chinese herd mentality immune to critical thinking
In the GE14 manifesto, Pakatan
Rakyat Harapan proclaimed they were “committed to ensure equality for the people”.
But DAP supporters can see that their party even with its 42 MPs is still less equal to Pribumi Team B with its mere five MPs in terms of nominating a candidate to front the opposition bench.
DAP & Gang had also assured voters that if they ‘Ubah’ to Harapan, the coalition would “endeavour to uphold the aspirations of the majority”. With 42 MPs, it is DAP that holds a relative majority of parliamentarians in Dewan Rakyat. Azmin’s departure from PKR had left Anwar’s party with only 40 MPs — now smaller than DAP.
So why is it taken for granted that Anwar should naturally be the opposition leader when parliament resumes sitting on May 18? Does it say anywhere that the opposition leader must be Malay?
On the contrary, it is stated explicitly in Buku Harapan PRU14 that DAP & Gang are committed to “eliminating racial discrimination”. So based on merit, the most qualified person – be he or she Malay, Chinese, Indian, Iban or Kadazan – can be opposition leader. Is Harapan about the spirit of brotherhood among Malaysia’s diverse ethnics or about kowtowing to Big Brother?
Voters in 2018 chose frontdoor govt b’cos support their manifesto
When campaigning the general election in Penang (above) Guan Eng speaking in Hokkien and Mandarin told his mega rally Rocket crowd that if they succeeded in toppling the wicked BN, they would no longer be “second class citizens”.
Kick out BN and Malaysians regardless of race would all be treated equally as “first class citizens”, the DAP promised. Now with BN out of power, why is the DAP Big Chief failing to exert equal opportunity for himself and rightfully claiming the mantle of opposition leader based on DAP having the most MPs?
The biggest party in parliament, yet reduced to being chihuahuas. Not only that but as “running dogs” of Mahathir. Wow. The 95 percent Chinese electorate sure knew to “vote wisely”. Haw haw haw!