Their consistent 95 percent vote share for DAP shows the Chinese electorate do not want any other party.
Chinese Sabahans gave 94 percent of their vote to DAP and its Warisan allies, also causing the MCA Sabah chairman to lose his deposit in the recent state election.
The Chinese community want to have their cake and eat it too. Although they thoroughly rejected Perikatan, yet they still expected the new state government to appoint unelected Chinese as Sabah cabinet ministers.
BELOW: How to appoint when you didn’t win any seats — Annuar Musa
Chinese everything and their born Again Christian fling
Chinese in this country have Hua Zong, Dong Zong, Jiao Zong, Sin Chew and other Chinese-language newspapers, Chinese-language TV and radio stations, Chinese-language schools and colleges, Chinese-language churches, Chinese assembly halls, Chinese business chambers, Chinese trade guilds, cultural associations and NGOs, and of course most importantly their beloved evangelistas — the Cina DAP leaders.
Chinese supporters of DAP are also trying to make Malaysia something this country has never been, that is, secular. In 2011, Guan Eng – see below – claimed that MCA was trying to “harp on a secular state”.
Despite trying hard to be a DAP copycat, MCA was nonetheless shown the door by Chinese voters who preferred the genuine article.
BELOW: Why settle for a poor imitation (MCA) when you can have the real thing (DAP)?
The DAP’s pursuit of ‘secularism’ holy grail
A secular country does not have any official religion. Citizens of a secular country are allowed to practice their different faiths but no single religion will have the sanction or official backing of the state.
If Malaysia were secular, various religions would still be allowed but there must be a “separation of Church (mosque) and State”. Hence if Malaysia were really to become secular, such a doctrine would necessitate Islam being ‘separated’ from its traditional role as the religion of the federation.
And if that – i.e. secularism – were really to happen, it would mean Islam eventually coming to rest on an equal footing with all the other religions found here.
The (previous) Minister for Islamic Affairs Jamil Khir Baharom clarified in 2014 that Malaysia is not secular. Kit Siang – see above – challenged the then MCA and Gerakan presidents to “disown” Jamil’s statement that Malaysia sebuah negara Islam.
That was more than six years ago. Since then, the DAP has rendered MCA, Gerakan, SUPP, SAPP, LDP and any other Chinese-based party quite irrelevant.
DAP has assumed the sole voice for the Chinese.
DAP claims the evangelical party has always maintained that Pakatan Rakyat stands for a secular state — see above.
Following also the breakup of their short-lived alliance of convenience, the DAP has reverted to demonizing PAS which aspires for an Islamic state.
Today, another stance adopted by DAP is that a PAS individual is not fit to be nominated as one of Sabah’s unelected Aduns. Only yesterday a DAP central exco had vehemently objected to the Islamist party’s inclusion in the new Hajiji administration.
Although Cina DAP are ever ready to loudly condemn Israel and Myanmar for the two countries’ treatment of Palestinians and Rohingya, they’re hypocritically silent on China’s treatment of its Uighur, Tibetan and Mongolian minorities.
And although themselves an ethnic minority in Malaysia, they have Chinese-language schools and colleges, Chinese-language churches, Chinese-language newspapers, Chinese-language TV and radio stations, Chinese assembly halls, Chinese business chambers, Chinese trade guilds, cultural associations and NGOs.
So what else remains to be desired on the Cina DAP wish list?
If DAP ever gets the chance to implement its secular agenda, they will Flatten the Curve of religion in our federation, which will result in the “equality” in status of all faiths here.
But Chinese voters need to be mindful that their gamble is a ‘double or nothing’ wager as seen in Sabah.