The way to think about it is to keep in mind Newton’s Law of Motion — ‘For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction’.
Chinese in Malaysia are behaving as if oblivious of any potential reaction to their strong political actions.
DAP is at the forefront of the #kerajaanGagal campaign, which means its Chinese followers are the most aggressive in attacking the Muhyiddin administration and condemning the Malay infrastructure serving Putrajaya — i.e. police, the vast bureaucracy, and other apparatus of state.
You can see and even feel the palpable hate wave radiating at this very moment of heightened political tensions.
Currently, the nozzle of Chinese ‘anti’ energy is directed at the PM, his Malay party Bersatu and their Bumiputera ruling coalition which has a total of only three Chinese MPs out of Perikatan’s 111-odd parliamentary majority.
(I have no idea of the actual number of MPs supporting Muhyiddin but let’s take the simple majority of 111 — Note: two parliament seats are presently vacant following the death of their elected reps – and then we add a plus symbol to the 111+ baseline figure.)
Cina DAP have been attacking Umno too and don’t know how to get out of the mental habit cultivated since time immemorial.
Also, Cina DAP are reflexively attacking everyone and everything PAS, egged on by their evangelical thought leaders.
To roll call, Cina DAP are hating on Muhyiddin, Ismail Sabri, Azmin, Hamzah, Hadi, Zuraida, Zafrul, Rina, the Health Minister, Najib, Zahid, Ku Nan, love-hate Mahathir as well despising Bersatu people, Umno people, PAS people and Malay civil servants and enforcement officers, for e.g. our Immigration Dept is characterized by them as “cruel” and “inhumane”.
(Referring to Chinese support for DAP’s pro-refugee activist Heidy Quah who has alleged that the Immigration Dept treats its detainees most inhumanely.)
Together, the Umno, PAS and Bersatu people make up a vast majority of the Malays. That’s a large group whom Cina DAP are hostile to.
Malay politicians whom Cina DAP consider to be their friend are Anwar, Nurul, Fahmi Fadzil, Mat Sabu, Mujahid, Khalid Samad and the fair weather Saddiq … urm, who else?
The ‘friends’ list is considerably shorter.
Currently Cina DAP have dialled up to eleven their negativity directed at the Malay establishment (as represented by Muhyiddin and his strategic allies).
Unfortunately, Chinese awareness is limited to one side. They’re intense about how very much they’re anti (what they call) the “backdoor government”.
They’ve not considered the ‘For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction’ Law of Motion. Now imagine Malays on the other side giving back the Chinese measure for measure.
Imagine supporters of muafakat (Malay unity power) returning or reflecting back these same ‘anti’ feelings.
Now imagine that Chinese are cucumber and Malay are durian.
Whether the cucumber rolls on the durian or whether the cucumber is rolled over by the durian, we know which fruit comes out of the encounter unscathed.