Today is Monday, and it’s black, not yellow.
It is like a reprise of 6 May 2013 – the day after the GE13 polling. Kaum Cina telah baling batu dan cuba sorok tangan.
They were compelled to try and hide their hand after unleashing the tsunami on May 5 because although the wave successfully washed away some Umno MPs like Saifuddin Abdullah, Rustam Ali and Puad Zakarshi, it nonetheless failed to drown the BN.
Today – the morning after the Bersih 4.0 mega rally – the DAP spinmeisters are going into propaganda overdrive to try to explain away why the Malays had kept a distance.
The DAP overplayed its hand in mobilizing the Chinese crowd. Kali ini lepas baling batu, tangan sudah tak boleh disorok lagi. Semua orang nampak dah lautan kuning yang membanjiri Kuala Lumpur.
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9 out of 10 Chinese think M’sia going the wrong way
Look at the line graph above of public perception – how the various races feel about the country and the government. It is the Merdeka Center public opinion survey results for the first quarter of 2015.
- Green line – Malay
- Yellow line – Indian
- Red line – Chinese
The red line, i.e. Chinese public sentiments, is bottom-most and hugging the floor (x-axis). Their attitude towards the government is very negative. It is also far apart from the Malay attitude, depicted by the green line.
Asked by the pollsters if Malaysia was heading in the right direction, only 13 percent of the Chinese respondents said ‘Yes’. A full 87 percent of the Chinese think that Malaysia is on the wrong track.
Don’t forget that the above Merdeka Center survey was taken this year.
Deep in denial but Chinese can’t deny anymore now
Above is a bar chart prepared by the Centre for Strategic Engagement (Cense) on public perception about the GE13 tsunami.
Among the Chinese, a whopping 93.2 percent were insistent that the 2013 election results was a “Malaysian tsunami”. Only 3.7 percent of the Chinese whose opinion was sought had been willing to admit that it was really a “Chinese tsunami”.
The DAP – aided and abetted by The J-Star – had tried to couch the GE13 Chinese tsunami as an “urban tsunami”. There is truth in the urban nature of the trend but it does not take away from the fact that the Chinese – who dominate urban constituencies – drove the results.
‘Urban tsunami’ was true but the bigger truth – the elephant in the room – was the Chinese tsunami.
When the woolly mammoth had taken to the streets in plain sight, yesterday and the day before, how to hide the elephant this time? And certainly not when they were honking away, blowing their vuvuzela horns oblivious to masuk waktu solat.
ABOVE: The Bersih gatherings overseas were dominated by Chinese too
BELOW: Bersih 4.0 hijacked the patriotism of Hari Kebangsaan, claiming a record for the biggest crowd ever to turn out for any Merdeka eve countdown
She sees Malaysians only and a multiracial turnout, konon
Julia Yeow saw “Malaysians who were Chinese, Indian, Malay and natives from Sabah and Sarawak” at Bersih. She was writing in her TMI voices column in The Malaysian Insider today.
Her claim to fame is her pre-Bersih Aug 16 article titled, ‘Malaysians, are you angry enough yet?’ A fortnight before the rally, Julia had provided a checklist to help her readers tick off what they should be angry about.
Julia’s ‘Angry’ article had been tweeted by TMI boss Jahabar Sadiq – below.
Do you know what the Bersih 4.0 rally has truly accomplished?
Utusan senior editor Zulkiflee Bakar wrote today:
“Sebenarnya, apa yang berlaku di Kuala Lumpur tersebut memberi isyarat begitulah model pemerintahan pembangkang. Yang akan menguasai segala-galanya bukan pemimpin Melayu atau penyokong mereka, tetapi DAP dan penyokong parti itu.”
BELOW: The Dapster family wear yellow but minus the word ‘Bersih 4.0’
In his Utusan editorial titled ‘Isyarat daripada perhimpunan haram‘, Zulkiflee advised:
“Ini memandangkan berdasarkan keputusan pilihan raya umum sejak 2008, menunjukkan BN buatlah apa sahaja belum tentu akan mampu mengembalikan sokongan majoriti kaum Cina kepada parti berkenaan. Dan pendirian kaum itu terhadap BN semakin terserlah, jika perhimpunan haram Bersih mahu dijadikan ukuran.”
The sight of Chinese swarming Kuala Lumpur streets over the weekend is reminiscent of the archived historical photograph below. It was taken on 9 May 1969.
There is no wisdom in the leadership by DAP evangelistas. Only overweening ambition and insatiable greed.
“We are Malaysians. ” Biasa lah.
Hannah Bananas and even Siti Hasmahs fail to see that out of every ten persons in the Bersih 4.0 crowd, eight or nine of them are Chinese. They see “ONLY Malaysians”, konon.
5. “We are Malaysians” – no Malays, zero Chinese.
4. Tun Mahathir and Zaid Ibrahim … They both bought their blue checked baju from the same shop in Argentina.
This Bersih is a gathering of the middle class.
3. Yellow is not a flattering colour on some women.
Look at Hannah Yeoh and you can see why.
2. Ambiga and Anwar … through thick and thin
Together, side by side.
One Big Bersih Family.
1. Kesian Si Ketum..
Tapi takpe. Tuntutan Bersih merangkumi desakan supaya Anwar dibebaskan.
BELOW: Six-year Twitter timeline showing @hannahyeoh’s 24/7 craving for this food and that food. The few hours at Bersih must have been torment for a foodie like her … or then again maybe not – if she was lucky enough to be near a Starbucks.
What an odd couple. (more…)
Azira (pix below), who is Madame Speaker’s staff, is once gain taking to the soapbox at Bersih. She was spotted carrying the placard ‘Siapa takut Bersih memang kotor’.
Hannah Yeoh’s people are E-V-E-R-Y where aggressively doing their thing.
Eric Paulsen can’t change. I was wondering if he could. Well I don’t think he can one iota.
Some Malays who still had a bit of goodwill tried to tell him, nicely, that Jakim does not draft sermons promoting extremism. They were telling him from their own personal experience of listening to khutbah Jumaat every week.
It appears that their outreach to Paulsen was like mencurah air ke atas daun keladi (more…)
Below is a screen grab from the J-Star news report video (bottom of page) this morning.
This church allowed the Bersih protesters to camp overnight in its premises last night.
Why is it viral on Facebook the Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur wearing a Bersih T-shirt (pix below) and taking part in the rally yesterday? (More pix here.)
Photos and story from the Net via FMT.
Can anyone verify if this is the Archbishop Julian Leow?