Malaysiakini columnists Gunasegaram and Thayaparan questioned the DAP’s willingness to work with Umno in their recent back-to-back articles.
This increasing intent to cooperate with Umno has been articulated by Chinese movers and shakers in the opposition.
Doing damage control for DAP is the party Indian Hindu politician who is Penang’s forever third fiddle, i.e. DCM (II) Ramasamy — see his FMT op-ed below.
Unlike the Chinese electorate, Indian voter support for DAP never quite reached the dizzying height of 95 percent. What this means is that whereas the Malaysian Chinese are locked in a ‘hive mind’ of collective thinking, the Indian community more thankfully enjoys a greater diversity of political opinions.
Ramasamy tackles the question “Can DAP work with Umno?”
The answer is simple and straightforward: If they can work with Mahathir, they (Cina DAP) can work with anybody.
But Indians here (just sayin’) have no need to be as pathetic as the Chinese who lurch mindlessly from their one anointed Malay saviour to another — from Anwar … to Mahathir … to Nurul … to Syed Saddiq … to Rafizi …
Nonetheless Indians should still clear the air by asking the DAP’s selendang-wearing (poster below) BACs – such as Hannah Yeoh – whether the evangelical party intends to hook-up with Umno after GE15.
The reason Indians need to do this – seek clarification – is because DAP is heralded as the voice of the Chinese, and a DAP-Umno combination will make for inclusivity of both Chinese and Malays in government.
Meanwhile nobody ever bothers to ask the Indians what they want!