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Update 5 December 2013:
Bloggers Seademon and Helen Ang’s articles relating to the issue:
The Malaysian Insider has become a centre for malay bashing and the mecca for malays who agree and love the bashings they are getting, especially from the non malays. The latest one is the article below which was pin pointed by a friend last night on how spiteful the tone it connotes.
A writer by the name Stevie Chan, a non muslim (a Malaysian chinese who probably is a christian or perhaps an atheist), had the audacity to blame the social ills and the problems in Malaysia on the shoulders of all muslims. But as always the case of these type of racists who pose themselves as intellectual and liberal, he had disguised the apparent racist condemnations under the pretext of comparing the muslims in this country, to another country that is seemingly perfect to his eyes – Denmark.
What is astounding is the fact that Stevie Chan, is talking down on all muslims and lecturing us on the values of Islam which according to him is currently absent in all of the Muslims here in Malaysia.
Below is the excerpt of his article. Our comments in blue:
Pada tahun 1882 seorang cendekiawan Islam negeri Mesir yang bernama Muhammad Abduh dibuang negeri selama enam tahun oleh pentadbiran penjajah Britan. Beliau bertumpang di Lubnan selama lima tahun diikuti setahun di kotaraya Paris.
Kalau bukan sebab dibuang negeri, dizaman itu memang tidak ramai yang berperluang pergi melancong menaiki kapal laut yang besar besar. Pasal itu bila Muhammad Abduh pulang ke Lubnan dari Paris, ramai peminat-peminat beliau sibuk tanya dia pasal Eropah.
Muhammad Abduh pun jawab, “saya pergi ke Barat dan nampak Islam merata, tetapi tiada muslim; saya pulang ke Timur dan nampak muslim merata, tetapi tiada Islam.”
This is just an introduction to warm us up and to the prepare the malays that they will be lectured and talked down to like a child. Nevermind the fact that this first few paragraphs are plagiarised from another blogpost which was first written in October 2011.
Apa yang saya akan tulis berikutnya mungkin bersifat sensitif kepada para cendekiawan Islam tanahair seperti ahli-ahli puluhan NGO seumpama PERKASA, PEKIDA, dan sebagainya; tidak lupa juga guru-guru dan idola-idola agama yang hebat seperti Azhar Idrus, Fathul Bari, Nasrudin Hassan, Dr. Maza, dan lain-lain.
Sebab itu saya ingin meminta maaf terdahulu jika apa-apa yang saya tulis disini menyinggung perasaan mereka atau pengikut-pengikut mereka.
Oh, dan juga MCMC, PDRM, JAKIM, dan sebagainya.
Stevie Chan is wrong. What he had written will not be a sensitive subject but a very offensive affront towards ALL muslims in this country. Do read on.
Perasaan saya begini: selagi saya masih seorang rakyat Malaysia yang berkongsi nasib dan masa depan bersama semua rakyat jelata, saya rasa rencana ini wajib saya tulis.
Baru-baru ini saya dan isteri saya telah pergi ke negeri Denmark, sebuah negara berfalsafakan social-demokratik, atau suatu demokrasi yang bersifat socialis.
Walaupun juga sebuah negara monarki berpelembagaan dengan raja permaisuri sebagai ketua negara dan gereja-gereja Kristian, Denmark, pada pendapat saya adalah sebuah negara yang amat Islamik, atau sekurang-kurangnya jauh lebih Islamik daripada Malaysia.
Biar saya bagi sedikit contoh.
Kaum Minoriti dan Imigran Denmark: Musim sejuk di Denmark amat menyeksakan, mungkin sebab itu ia bukan destinasi utama bagi imigran-imigran. Tetapi sistem kebajikan dan polisi imigresen yang sangat pemurah telah menarik ramai ‘asylum seekers’ dari negara-negara muslim kurang aman seperti Syria, Iran, Iraq, Morocco, Pakistan, dan lain-lain.
Stevie Chan is juxtaposing the minority muslims in Denmark to the minorities in Malaysia. Since he is chinese, the treatment of chinese in Malaysia by the majority of Malaysians (incidentally the malay muslims) is the main point he is trying to tacitly imply.
Pada masa ini bilangan warga muslim di Denmark tidak melebihi 3% daripada jumlah penduduk seluruh negara. Ia satu minoriti yang amat kecil.
Warga muslim di Denmark mepunyai kebebasan membina masjid-masjid, surausurau, dan sekolah-sekolah agama sendiri yang berbahasa pengataraankan bahasa ibunda masing-masing. Ini satu hak mutlak.
Anak-anak imigran yang masih berada di negara asal juga diberi sokongan kewangan seperti warga negara Denmark yang lain.
This is a redundant statement trying to blame the muslims here in Malaysia that the minorities do not get any chance to build their own house of worship, could not build their own vernacular schools, and trying to show us muslims here that hey, the majority christians in Denmark treat their minorities muslims way better than the muslims here treat their minority. UNFORTUNATELY, and we typed that in capital letters, judging from the commentary section of this article in Malaysian Insider, many muslim malays agreed with Stevie Chan!
It seems that Malays these days are so timid and pitiful with such low esteem that they will believe every misplaced criticisms this chinese throws at them. Oh as his article suggests, do we want to financially assist the children of immigrants here in Malaysia who are still living in their own country? Why should we? Stevie Chan is beginning to sound like a belligerent hater as we move on below.
Masa saya berada di Denmark, satu issue yang tengah rancak dibahaskan diseluruh negara itu adalah samada hanya makanan halal sahaja patut dibekalkan kepada murid-murid dan kakitangan di tadika.
Walaupun belum selesai pembahasan itu, adalah penting kita mengetahui fakta fakta ini:
1. Denmark adalah negara pemakan daging babi per capita yang paling besar didunia. Dari sarapan ke makan malam ada saja daging babi. Itu satu gaya hidup yang sudah beratusan tahun.
2. Warga muslim hanya 3% daripada jumlah penduduk negara itu. Malaysia: Penganut agama Kristian di Malaysia adalah lebih-kurang 10% daripada jumlah penduduk, dibandingkan 3% warga muslim di Denmark, mereka merupakan satu blok miniriti yang agak besar.
From the above few paragraphs, we would think that it was the majority christian Danes who tried to put only halal food in the menu of that kindergarten. But here is where Stevie Chan became malicious, and a liar.
Not only does Stevie Chan is condescendingly lecturing us muslims, he also had lied to us about the above facts. What he had cleverly omitted was that it wasn’t the Danes who magnanimously trying to put only halal food in a kindergarten. It was actually a tussle between a muslim community in a local council where they are the majority and the minority christian danes. Below is the real news:
“When some Muslims recently obtained a majority on the council running a government-financed daycare centre in Denmark, they proceeded to vote to ban serving pork to all children in the daycare (whether they were Muslim or not). This Muslim group, Dahl said, seemed to think that majorities are not responsible for protecting minorities’ rights.” – SOURCE
Of which, there was an uproar from the majority of christian Danes in Denmark!
Was Stevie Chan really serious in extolling the virtues on muslims in Malaysia should treat the chinese by feeding us muslims with lies about porks and halal food in Denmark? We wonder if Stevie Chan couldn’t get any pork for the last few years here in this muslim infested country of his, hence this malicious article of his. What about his fellow chinese who had berated the azan in Puchong recently? That is permissible? In the name of tolerance? Chinese and christians in Malaysia are blameless in all misbehaviours and social ills?
Tetapi warga Kristian di Malaysia sudah lama dinafikan pembinaan gereja baru, gereja-gereja yang kita lihat sekarang kebanyakan (kalau bukan semua) adalah yang dibina dalam zaman penjajahan. Kebanyakan warga Kristian di Malaysia berjemaah di tingkat atas rumah-rumah kedai. Bukan mereka tak mampu nakbina gereja, mereka mampu, tetapi diberi perbagai masalaah ‘tape merah’ kerajaan.
Cerita pasal kuil-kuil Hindu yang dirobohkan tanpa setitik hormat dan belas kasihan sudah muak kita dengar.
Ramai warga asing yang mengahwini warga Malaysia tidak diberi kewarganegaraan walaupon sudah berdekad menubuhkan keluarga disini.
Ke-tidak-pastian sebegini menyebabkan ramai yang tak mampu berancangan panjang untuk keluarga mereka dengan elok.
Baru-baru ini ada cerita tentang murid-murid bukan muslim di Malaysia yang disuruh makan didalam bilik salinan di bulan ramadan; ada juga cerita pasal seorang murid bukan islam yang dipukul cikgu di negeri Sabah sebab murid tersebut membawa makan tengahari yang mengandungi daging babi kesekolah.
Banyak lagi contoh-contoh jauh lebih buruk yang saya boleh tampilkan mengenai cara kita “mistreat” kaum minority dan imigran di Malaysia, tapi cukup lah.
Maybe Stevie Chan is mistaken. As far as we know, there were no changes in any of the government ruling since the day of independence about the rights of minority religions – christians, buddhists, hindus, others (except for deviant teachings) here in Malaysia. They are always allowed to have a proper place to worship their Gods. If there are any rules that were broken (encroachment of private property, irregular infrastructure etc), proper action will be taken. And prove a point, if the majority muslims are evil and mistreating the minorities here, all proper churches built before independence would’ve been razed and destroyed. But did it happen?
And to put matters into perspective, there are only around 100 mosques in Denmark. But these are not proper mosques. Denmark will only opened it’s first proper mosque soon. Therefore, what Stevie Chan wrote above is again, erroneous and meant to mislead.
Biar kita tanya soalan ini: dari segi kaum minoriti dan imigran di Denmark dan Malaysia, siapa yang lebih bertimbang rasa, lebih berperikemanusiaan, atau lebih Islamik nilainya?
Another racist and seditious statement to provoke the liberal malays into agreeing with him, that yes, the muslims and the christians in Denmark are way, way better and way more Islamic than the muslims in Malaysia.
Worse, they are malays who think that when this particular chinese is degrading the malays, this doesn’t affect them as they are not the same malays as the majority. This type of malays have lost the communal pride and become individualistic. Some call themselves liberal although in reality, they are an undignified apologist.
Alam Sekitar, Idolisasi, dan Rasuah
Deanmark: suata pagi saya dan isteri saya menaiki satu daripada puluhan bot lancongan di kotaraya Copenhagen, melalui rangkaian air dan jambatan yang cukup mengkagumkan. Tapi apa yang benar-benar mengkagumkan adalah kebersihan pengairan di Denmark, dalam masa satu jam kami berlancong diatas air, kami hanya nampak satu bag plastic di dalam air canal yang jernih. Satu jam, satu bag, air jernih.
Seminggu kemudian kami pergi ke sebuah perlabuhan besar yang sibuk, air disana sama juga jernihnya. Bayangkanlah, air jernih di perlabuhan!
Dalam masa dua minggu di Denmark, kami telah memandu dalam kereta di bandaraya utama dan menengah, suburbia, kampong-kampong dan kawasan gudang perlabuhan.
Selain daripada mengangguh diri kami dari A ke B dan menikmati permandangan yang indah, saya dan isteri saya berazam mencari lubang atas jalanraya di sepanjang 800km yang kami lingkumi.
Lubang dan ‘manhole cover’ yang tidak serata permukaan jalanraya. Akhirnya, sepanjang 800km, tiada satu pun yang kami jumpa. Di kawasan gudang perlabuhan dimana lori-lori besar berkeliaran pun kami tak jumpa.
Saya tidak akan cerita pasal penghutanan dan binatang liar dalam rencana ini sebab bab itu terlalu panjang.
Tapi ada satu lagi benda yang tidak kami jumpa disepanjang jalanan atau dimana-mana pun di negara yang aneh ini: iklan billboard barang-barang komersial mahupun ahli politik.
Malaysia: saya percaya para pembaca pasti boleh buat perbandingan bagi bab ini tanpa saya bercerita panjang lebar, kecuali mungkin ada yang fikir keadaan buruk jalanraya kita adalah kerana teknologi pembinaan kita ketinggalan zaman.
Tapi ia bukan, ia disebabkan rasuah yang berleluasa. Di Denmark, hampir semua dokumen-dokumen kerajaan adalah terbuka kepada rakyatnya; di Malaysia hampir semua dokumen-dokumen kerajaan telah dijadikan rahsia pemerintah.
Eloklah kita tanya soalan ini: di antara Denmark dan Malaysia, siapakah yang menjaga alam sekitar yang dikurniakan tuhan dengan lebih sempurna, lebih penuh hormat dan sayang? Siapa lebih Islamik? Di antara Denmark dan Malaysia, siapa yang lebih gemar memuja barang-barang komersial, siapa yang lebih gemar memuja idola-idola politik? Siapa yang lebih Islamik nilainya?
It is astounding that Stevie Chan is blaming solely the muslims here for not taking care of the environment. Is he saying that only the muslims do not know about cleanliness, only muslims immerse in corruption and only the muslims had ravaged the forest and abuse all the wild animals here in Malaysia?
Stevie Chan must be suffering from misguided chinese supremacy to think all this up and put it in a writing! We are guessing all the illegal poaching of endangered species in our forest in order to eat their paws, animal brains or snake blood are done by muslims. Not to mention the majority of illegal loggings are done by the chinese. And it is beyond reason to say that the chinese never bribe nor given any bribes in this country. But in Stevie Chan’s mind, his chinese brethren are bribe-free.
Blaming everything above on the muslims without looking at the faults of your own race is just smack of arrogance and racism. Was he dropped on his head as a baby and became a racist because of that?
Jenayah dan Hukuman
Denmark: walaupun saya tidak ada data-data yang sah ditangan, secara am negara ini saya rasa sangat selamat. Budak-budak kecil menaiki bas seorangan; bayi diparkir diluar kedai sementara ibunya membeli-belah adalah perkara yang amat biasa.
Walaupon kes-kes pencurian (property crime) ada didengari dan dilapurkan, tapi jenis yang ganas (seperti rampasan) hampir tiada.
Mengapa begitu? Sebab mereka tidak perlu melakukan jenayah ganas tahap itu.
Contohnya bila seorang warga Denmark kehilangan kerja, kerajaan akan membayar dia lebih kurang RM8,000 sebulan bagi jangkamasa tidak melebihi dua tahun. Dalam dua tahan tersebut orang berkenaan perlu mencari kerja baru, atau pulang ke institusi pelajaran untuk mengaji bidang lain yang lebih sesuai.
Pengajian sebegini dibiayai sepenuhnya oleh kerajaan.
Biasanya jenayah-jenayah di Denmark adalah yang kecil-kecilan, atau jenis misdemeanor (kacau).
Tempoh penjara bagi jenayah-jenayah sebegitu (jika dipenjarakan) biasanya sangat pendek, antara seminggu ke enam bulan.
Yang paling pelik adalah penjara untuk jenayah sebegitu ada penjara terbuka, penghuni boleh keluar masuk sesuka hati (tapi yang tidak pulang akan dibawa balik oleh polis).
Sebabnya begini: masyarakat Denmark percaya bahawa manusia tidak buat jenayah jika bukan dipaksa keadaan semasa, atau mereka mengalami kekeliruan sementara. Sistem keadilan mereka bukan untuk menghukum seseorang tetapi mengubah sikap atau keadaan mereka supaya mereka tidak mengulagi jenayah.
Sukacita saya dimaklumkan bahawa Denmark mempunyai rekod “jenayahulang” yang paling rendah didunia.
Malaysia: perlukah saya buat pembandingkan untuk bab ini?
Yes, Stevie Chan is blaming the muslims for the crime in this country. As we all know by now, Stevie Chan without putting so much in a sentence is telling us muslims that this country is unislamic because the muslims are involved in crimes and the punishment method of this country is certainly unislamic.
His argument inevitably has two facets – one, that only muslims are criminals and two, and this is ironic, would he rather have us impose hudud laws to make us more islamic?
Mungkin ada diantara kita akan berkata, “oh, cukai pendapatan di Denmark tinggi, mereka mampu membiayai semua itu.”
Adakah kita sebuah negara yang miskin? Atau kekayaan kita disalahgunakan?
Saya tanya seorang pemilik kedai kopi di Copenhagen apa perasaan beliau tentang membayar kadar cukai yang tinggi untuk mendapat sebuah masyarakat yang aman dan adil. Jawapan beliau, “bahu yang lebih besar pikul beban yang lebih berat.”
Bukankah itu nilai Islam, wahai pembaca yang dihormati?
The racist Stevie Chan, who probably tells all his friends that he is not a racist, condescendingly telling us muslims that this country, a country where the majority and the minority had lived peacefully (before he came into the picture probably) is actually not peaceful and unjust. All because the muslims here have abused the rich natural resources of this country. Mind you, only the muslims are doing this. Not him nor his kind.
Ada baiknya jika saya mendedahkan satu “rahsia” warga pelik negara Denmark ini: tidak ramai yang pergi ke gereja. Malahan banyak gereja-gereja sudah dijual dan dijadikan kedai-kedai ataupun perpustakaan.
Saya rasa ini tidak ada apa-apa perkaitan dengan agama, tapi hanya nilai kemanusian atau humanism.
Kita diMalaysia amat taksub bergaduh pasal makzab, hukum, anjing, babi, sehingga kita lupa apa nilai asas agama-agama yang kita cintai.
Walaupun zaman sekarang sudah jadi perkara biasa kita melancong menaiki kapalterbang yang besar-besar ke tempat yang jauh-jauh, dan tiada sesiapa pun yang tanya saya pasal Denmark, saya tetap nak kata:
Saya pergi ke Denmark dan nampak Islam merata, tetapi tiada Melayu; saya pulang ke tanahair dan nampak Melayu merata, tetapi tiada Islam.
Denmark menghayati nilai Islam tanpa mengetahui Islam. Melayu mengetahui Islam tapi gagal menghayati nilai-nilai asas Islam yang murni dan indah.
There you go, a clear statement of him blaming the malays and admonishing us that the malays here in this country is not only unislamic but also intolerant of the minority, and had aggressively ill-treated all the non malays and mistreated them in such ways that they can’t live peacefully in their own country. Stevie Chan must have felt living in Palestine, being bombarded by Israeli bombs as he wrote this article of his – eating dust and had to work three work shifts a day just to earn minimum wage.
Selamat menyambut hari raya Aidil Fitri, saya mengambil kesempatan ini untuk meminta maaf, zahir dan batin.
Wabillahi Taufik Walhidayah Wassalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.
This is perhaps the final nail in the coffin by the racist ‘holier than thou’ Stevie Chan. Citing an arabic phrase which generally meant – “may Allah give us guidance and success”. Since he does not believe in Allah, he is generally saying to all muslims – “may Allah give YOU guidance and success.”
What right does a disbeliever like Stevie Chan to invoke our God’s name in order to chastise us? If he believes in Allah, then he should have embraced Islam already. Does he think by writing an arabic phrase after branding all the malays as the source of social problems here in Malaysia will endear him to us more?
If he had written an article to advice the muslims in a non-offensive way, that is perhaps permissible, even welcomed. But to condescendingly blame the malays of all the social ills in Malaysia while expunging any blame from non malays is just too much to take. This is perhaps the most racist article ever printed by Malaysian Insider, written by the biggest racist around.
And it is sad that the apologists among the malays are cowering in front of Stevie Chan. He spat on top of your head and you just clapped your hands in glee. This is just like the days before independence. When conquered mentality are too coward to fight back and all insults are just taken by the mouthful.
(P/S: saya mengambil tanggungjawab penuh untuk rencana ini, ibubapa saya tidak tahu pasal tulisan saya mahupun pendapat saya atau agama saya (yang saya telah rahsiakan).
Yes, Stevie Chan, whoever he is, should be fully responsible for his article. And if he does not want his parents to know he wrote this article then maybe he should not have put his real name.
Oh dear, we think MALAYSIAN INSIDER has really gone down the drain in terms of editorial quality.
An article which was filled with factual errors and major delusions was published by this portal.
That article which was titled – ‘May 13 was not a racial riot’ was written by one called Stephen Ng.
We do not know who this Stephen Ng is, but we wish to correct his writing.
Maybe he was ignorant. Maybe he was brainwashed by Kua Kia Soong. But one obvious fact remains, he got his facts and chronology of the events wrong.
Basically, Stephen Ng was writing fiction.
Just like how DAP intended to falsify history by telling the current generation they were innocent and was not involved in the riots AT ALL, Stephen Ng was trying to divert the blame entirely on Umno; which he massively failed to do so.
Son, if you wish to rewrite history, please do so among your other gullible and ignorant friends. But you are writing for public consumption. You have ended up being a fool.
So let us begin.
We shall ignore the first part of his article since that was merely a justification to show the audience that he is credible enough to talk about May 13. But being a 5 year old boy in 1969 doesn’t warrant him any credence what more by only referring to Kua Kia Soong as his source of materials. Thus, based only by experience as a 5 year old boy living in the East Coast and using Kua Kia Soong’s laughable May 13 book as reference, we can already establish Stephen Ng’s expertise on the subject is next to nothing.
As a boy, I was listening in to every conversation that took place between my mother and other relatives and friends. There were horror stories of Malays killing the Chinese, and Chinese killing the Malays. But a phone conversation between my mother and my father that has never escaped my attention was that everything was peaceful in the East Coast.
My Father said that the Chinese and the Malays were having breakfast together. There was no riot in the East Coast. It was business as usual for them. Muthusamy, Ali and Ah Chong were still friends, when things went awry in Selangor. Why is that so, Datuk Seri Nazri?
JMD : Indeed there were no riots and relatively peaceful in the East Coast because the racial riots happened in Klang Valley. This IS a fact. Riots and racial clashes did happen. Stephen should be thankful his chinese neighbours didn’t provoke the malays there in East Coast. Why is that Stephen Ng? Because the chinese there were in the minority and at a minuscule percentage as compared to the much bigger chinese population in Klang Valley.
Racial riots? No way!
My answer is simple: May 13 was NOT a racial riot. It was the work of a few politicians who capitalised on sentiments of the day.
Although there were obvious bad vibes between the races, mainly perpetuated by politicians, citizens of the newly-minted country, who had already learnt to accept each other, were beginning to enjoy being fellow Malaysians.
In Kelantan and other parts of the country, or should I say, where PAS was in control, people were able to live more harmoniously since the day of Prophet Muhammad!
JMD : Yes because there were no DAP or Labour Party or Gerakan Party in Kelantan in 1969. Of course people in Kelantan lived harmoniously.
Who then caused the May 13 riots? I only found the answer very much later when I started reading the book by Dr Kua Kia Soong, May 13, and made my own observations in the past six years.
JMD : Please read other books than Kua Kia Soong’s heavily biased book. Kua Kia Soong was just trying to exonerate DAP.
Let me briefly share my thoughts.
May 13 is the work of politicians who lost the 1969 general election. The opposition had tied with the Alliance for control of the Selangor state legislature, a large setback in the polls for the Alliance. The big difference now is that Selangor is totally under Pakatan rule for the good of the people.
Several factors had created the tension. The then Menteri Besar of Selangor, Haron Idris was discontented with the results of the election. At the same time, another camp was discontented with Tunku Abdul Rahman, our beloved Bapa Malaysia.
At that point in time, Dr Mahahtir Mohamed had been sacked after his book, The Malay Dilemma, was banned. Tunku had warned that Mahathir was a big troublemaker, and Umno would be making a big mistake if it was to take him back into its fold.
JMD : Tun Mahathir was sacked by Umno more than TWO MONTHS after the racial riots. So Stephen Ng’s stupid assertion that May 13 happened because Tun Mahathir was sacked is not true at all. May 13 happened two days after the general elections. Therefore Stephen Ng, when was it Mahathir got sacked which had caused the riots?
Furthermore, Malay Dilemma was published a year after the riots (1970). Stephen Ng, when you say “At that point in time, Dr Mahahtir Mohamed had been sacked after his book, The Malay Dilemma, was banned”, you were dead wrong. Did you even made any serious attempt to read before you attempt to write this? Tunku never warned about Mahathir being a troublemaker prior to the riots. What are you smoking Stephen?
In his book, Dr Mahathir was able to create a sense of insecurity amongst the Malays and later to control their minds. This was a necessity for a non-Malay, like Mahathir to later become the country’s leader.
JMD : So Malay Dilemma which was not even written yet on 13th May 1969 was creating sense of insecurity amongst the Malays which caused the riots? Don’t you feel like an idiot now Stephen?
Knowing that his own kind is generally not accepted even amongst the Malays, till today, he would not admit that his father was from Kerala in India.
JMD : This paragraph above is the most racist thing this Stephen ‘I am not a racist’ Ng had written. Tun Mahathir’s father wasn’t from India. He was born here in this country. How delusional can you be? And you said Mahathir’s kind wasn’t accepted by the Malays? Care to elaborate what ‘kind’ is that? The condescending and supremacist undertone in Stephen Ng’s writings is not lost among the readers.
Seizing the opportunity to force the Tunku to step down, Dr Mahathir, Abdul Razak Hussein and Haron Idris were the key players in Umno politics.
JMD : So, since the chronology is all wrong, Stephen Ng had to improvise about this fictitious plot. If he had read Tunku’s own book, May 13 Before and After, Tunku himself admit there was no such thing. In fact, Tunku was the one suggested to form Mageran (don’t know what Mageran is? Look it up, Stephen).
To reach that state of Emergency, they had to lash it out on the economically stronger community – the Chinese, and in particular, the DAP, accusing the DAP as a provocateur. Why only the DAP and not the MCA, as both were also Chinese? The present MCA does not even come close to the MCA of those days, when it was still popular with the New Villages.
JMD : Stephen Ng must be such a simpleton. It was the DAP and the Labour Party who acted as provocateurs. There are no two ways about it. The undeniable FACT is, DAP was the provocateurs! Why is this so hard to swallow? Of course MCA wasn’t involved in the victory procession and provoking the malays in Kuala Lumpur on the 11th, 12th and 13th of May 1969. MCA was with the Alliance. And they lost badly. Why on earth would Stephen Ng want to bundle up MCA as the guilty party as well?
Fact is, DAP members who are mostly chinese and the now defunct Labour as well as Gerakan Party which were made up mostly of Indians and chinese were doing all the rankling against the malays.
It clearly shows this was not a racial riot, but the political manipulation by a few.
JMD : Yes and this is based on all the above fiction? Have you not seen pictures from that day?
In my opinion, everything was lumped into one big blame on the DAP because they won big. This is the same modus operandi used by Umno Baru till today, except that this time around, it is not only the DAP, but Pakatan taking over the state of Selangor.
JMD : Your opinion is wrong. Yes Stephen, your effort to absolve DAP of any guilt is as absurd as Kia Soong’s book. We can smell the desperation there. Afraid that your beloved DAP was actually a villain back then? Couldn’t accept the reality that DAP then (and now) were racist to the core? Judging from your racist jibe about Mahathir, you and DAP are in the same mould as well.
Our advice to Stephen Ng is this – in order to be a good writer on history or any subjects, one must read a lot more materials. Not just books by Kua Kia Soong, but also books from other writers.
Therefore to save society from people who write bad articles, we beg Stephen Ng to read just thesee two materials as a start:
The true and fair view of 13th May 1969 Racial Riots (there are some cool pictures in here Stephen, mostly on the chinese DAP etc throwing insults and provoking the malays)
After reading these two, we assure Stephen Ng that the riots on May 13, 1969 were indeed, racial. Please do not lie to your readers. It is already too much that you look down on other people’s ‘kind’, please do not be a liar too.
Why is DAP so eager to censure Tanda Putera without any of their leaders seen it?
DAP is so against Tanda Putera because it is a fact that they were one of the villains during May 13 racial riots and one of its leaders at that time is still alive today.
Don’t torture yourself with endless possibilities; for more information, just read:
Thank you and Selamat Hari Merdeka!
The emasculation of Umno Youth wing is complete. As of today, not a single official statement or action on Ngeh Koo Ham’s remark over the appointment of an MCA legistlative member of Dewan Negeri in Johor has been heard or seen from the Umno Youth.
What is more pathetic for Umno Youth is the fact that it was Shen Yee Aun, a former member of DAP Youth (currently an MCA member) who launched a campaign and police report against Ngeh Koo Ham for insulting Sultan Johor. The Facebook campaign might not be entirely effective to get the recalcitrant and unrepentant Ngeh Koo Ham to apologise to MCA, BN and Sultan of Johor but at least it is doing SOMETHING.
Where is Umno Youth?
Busy high-fiving the groupies in the social media? How are the support from the Pakatan fanboys? Will they vote for Barisan Nasional next time around?
Anyway, this article is not really about Umno Youth.
It is about Ngeh Koo Ham. Last Friday Ngeh Koo Ham tweeted the following:
This came about because the Sultan of Johor wanted the state BN to appoint an MCA representative into the state legislation body to represent the chinese. In the end, Tee Siew Kiong, the Adun for Pulai Sebatang, declaring that he is a Johorean through and through will head the Tourism, Domestic Trade and Consumer portfolio.
The Sultan of Johor, irrespective of what MCA had pledged before the election had decreed that the state must have a chinese representative from the winners of the state government.
That was a magnanimous act by the Sultan.
Ngeh Koo Ham on the other hand, deemed it appropriate that the chinese in Johor must not have any representative in the state assembly. To him, the opportunity to disparage MCA over an act that is not only fitting, but morally right for the chinese in Johor makes more sense than to discard petty politics for the betterment of the rakyat.
Unfortunately, his outburst exposes another tendency of the DAP to disrespect the monarchy all these years.
In reply for his tweets, Ngeh Koo Ham said that he wasn’t being disrespectful to the Sultan. His vitriol was intended to the MCA. He added “he had no intention to question the monarchy. He accepts the monarchy system and will not question their sovereignty.”
This is double speak indeed. If Ngeh Koo Ham accepts monarchy’s supremacy then why do you question the MCA? If it was the DAP, they had to do the same, won’t they? Since they won’t question the monarchy anyway.
But the question remains, is Ngeh Koo Ham propagating MCA to decline the Sultan’s request? Did Ngeh Koo Ham decline his Datukship when the Sultan Perak decided to give him one in 2008? Of course he did not although there was an instruction by DAP top leadership not to accept any Datukships.
And he had the cheek to add – “this is not about the Sultan, this is about MCA’s decision so MCA has to determine their own decisions. And after a decision has been made, they will have to live with it.”
Precisely. It is a decision BY the MCA. And why would a busybody from DAP poking his nose where it does not belong? Is Perak inside Johor? No.
Is Ngeh Koo Ham a busybody hypocrite? Yes.
MCA on the other hand, had decided to send Tee Siew Kiong on leave until the matter is fully resolved. That is how they will deal with the matter of principles. The situation is delicate. What is important is to look after the people of Johor. Why do we need to see a politician from another state giving jibes when there is no need for one?
If Ngeh Koo Ham is so rattled by the fact that the MCA is subservient to the Sultan, then is he saying that nobody should be subservient to the Sultan? The monarch wasn’t even asking the MCA to perform evil deeds. He just asked them to service the people and in particular, the chinese! What is wrong about being subservient to that?
Therefore, Ngeh Koo Ham must unreservedly apologise to the Sultan of Johor for that uncouth remarks, and apologise to MCA as well as the Barisan Nasional in general. There is nothing wrong in trying to represent the people in the state assembly. If the chinese do not want to vote for MCA and do not want to have a representative in the state, this royal malay sultanate that began in the 16th century will ensure that the chinese will still be taken care of.
Whatever Ngeh Koo Ham tries to spin his answer, it doesn’t change the fact that Ngeh Koo Ham is a fine example of politics ala DAP. They have no respect for other people than their own selfish quest to berate their political foes, regardless the situation or consequences.
DAP nevertheless will come out with a statement that they will respect, honour and preserve the royal institutions in this country. Just like how they say they will protect Article 153, 152 of the constitution regarding the Malays’ special position. But a quick glance at their vision and mission of their party reveals otherwise. Clearly, they will abolish the bumiputra status that is enshrined in the Constitution. It is already stated in their policy statement.
This is DAP. A snake trying to lull the unsuspecting victims. And who are the victims? The ignorant masses.
Top 10 Little Uncircumspect, Uncircumcised Reasons for the Malay Vote Swings in PRU-13
A total political tsunami, including a massive exodus of malay voters swinging over to the Pakatan, would have happened had it not been for some minor silly mistakes that the entire PR machinery had brought about. Remember: the kingmakers are the rakyat. And in particular, the Kampung folks and the deep suburban housewives and youngsters, and the oil palm plantation workers and the estate rubber tappers. The east coast fishermen and the west coast factory workers. These are the silent giants, the mute decision makers. You won’t want to cross them. And crossing them was what happened in the recent election. Let’s have a look at some of them here: some of them had been gelled for some time already, while some of them emerged just a few days before election day:-
1) Cute But Vulnerable Election Slogans. It’s good to have catchy little slogans that people can carry and shout around, not to mention to make stickers with which you can stick everywhere. But if you do that, can you please make sure that they are soooo invincible that it leaves no one, and I mean no one, able to find alternative, albeit equally catchy, phrases? So for example:-
a) Asalkan Bukan UMNO. Or ABU, as created by lawyer Harris Ibrahim. Almost overnight, its sensation and impact drizzles down when the pro-Umno guys came up with an alternative of what the acronym really stands for: Allah Bersama UMNO! Yes, that Allah that the DAP wants to share, remember? But frankly, among the kampong folks, which one do you think is more appealing: the Asalkan Bukan one or the Allah Bersama one?
b) Ini Kali Lah. I thought this one would be cute too, when lo and behold, the BN Dead Poets Society came up with their own version of what the PR reeeeaaaalllly means: Lain Kali Saja Lah …
2) Cute and Witty but Harmful Remarks. Irrespective of how much you hate Dr Mahathir, no one (apart from some die-hard Mahathir dissenters in Rocky Bru’s comment columns) would so much hate the former Prime Minister vehemently. So imagine your PR number one man saying something like “Kalau mahu mati, mati saja lah …” So the karma goes back to him. And what about that do’a by the brother of Nik Aziz: “KO UMNO! KO UMNO! KO UMNO!” So it got the common and ordinary folks into thinking … hey this is really unbecoming of a group of people who claims truth and righteousness side with them. And they voted …
3) Cute Little Multimedias. Well, we’ve seen them all. The mirip Anwar sommersaulting the China Doll. The mirip Anwar groping a guy’s scrotum in a hotel room. The mirip Anwar sweet-talking a boy in another hotel room, believed to be the rudimentary beginnings of foreplay. Then there’s the mirip Azmin Ali offering some Cornetto to a lady friend in a bathroom. The mirip Stopa Ali asking his … err… wife… to massage him for RM1400 after … err… performing his duty as a husband. Yes yes I know. People are tired and loathsome with all these raunchy videos, but then, they either go back to their homes believing that UMNO is such a GRRREEAAAT filmmaker to come up with movies so very much like the original people that even great Hollywood directors could not do, or … there MAY be something to it. There MAY be something to all these allegations and proofs after all. And they thought and they thought. And then they voted.
But the voters look beyond these videos and multimedia. They observe silently, pool all the information they gather around them, and put two and two together. For example, this is what they have been thinking:
- Nasharuddin Isa takes a trip with Najib to meet some Mid East scholars and he’s expelled? (When he was shown flanking ranks with some DAP harbis he was considered a hero)
- Hassan Ali insisting that malay-filled Shah Alam should not be selling alcohol in public and raided a premise that did, and when he opposed Ronnie Lieuw to ask the government to “put them alcohol back”, he was expelled?
- When Stopa Ali’s mirip video was shown, the entire PAS machinery deem it Unislamic to expose a person’s keaiban? But much earlier Hadi Awang goes on record to say that it is okay to expose the wrongdoings of a leader, and he means his raunchy ones too, if it is for the reason of telling the voters what kind of man that that particular leader is. He was, of course, referring only to BN leaders.
- When PR leader championed LGBT, Pluralism, Israeli rights etc, none of the PAS leaders bat an eyelid?
4) A Little Over-the-Top Be Bop Flip Flop. Well how would you like to vote for leaders who, at one point says that there shall be no hudud and thereafter says that there shall. First the name of Allah can be used by those who don’t believe in His Oneness and then (for the sake of votes) say that they can’t. First you say Lynas will produce mutant babies and therafter say that it is safe. If you can flip before elections, say the voters, what makes you think that you cannot flop right after it?
5) The Lahad Datu Fiasco. Reports of Tian Chua and Sivarasa’s trip to Manila just before the intruders intruded, and Nur Misuari’s open support for PR as well as Anwar Ibrahim’s meeting before him prior to the fiasco, made people wonder just what the hell is going on. But when lives are lost, they decided they if they can’t defend their sovereignty using guns, they would do so using their voting rights. And they did.
6) The Open Zionist Israeli support for the PR. Oh Brother! Of all these 10 reasons, this one is perhaps the stupidest of all. I mean, what were they THINKING? And who was it that convinced those Israeli firsters to shoot a video of themselves and send it to Ziono-phobic Malaysia to gain votes? I mean, I would even to start believing that there are certain sections in DAP out to sabotage the party by convincing them to do this one up. Either that, or the DAP really should replace their strategists. This point is self-explanatory.
7) Increasingly glaring revelations by Anwar’s closest friends and aides. Yes. The ones who know Anwar rightly and deeply are not the Surendrans or the Sivarasas or the Rafizi Ramlis who just got to know Anwar only since last year or so. The people who were with Anwar for like more than 4 decades—the ones who created ABIM together with him, who supported him even before he was UMNO, the ones who were his schoolmates, the ones who defended him in court 15 years back, the ones who taught together with him in Yayasan Anda right during the days when Anwar still goes around in buses in rubber slippers. These are the ones who have left him, for good reasons. And the reasons, the gory details for their doing so, is scattered everywhere in the the net. And it’s not a pretty picture, I tell you!
8) Saiful’s Kaabah Sumpah Laknat. Folks, do not belittle the power of Sumpah Laknat. You know, the one that starts with Wallahi, WaTallahi, WaBillahi … A muslim can rob, a muslim can steal, a muslim can entertain his neighbour’s wife playing konda-kondi wearing expensive Calvin Klein socks and nothing else, but ask him to perform this sumpah, he wouldn’t dare. And in front of the Kaabah? Doubly wouldn’t dare. And isn’t this the very exact introductory sumpah that became the pivotal statement of Najib’s oath as a Prime Minister in front of the Agong yesterday? And let’s say, takdirwise, and nau’zubillah, that Anwar DID become prime minister. Wouldn’t he have to undergo the same sumpah in front of the Agong? That very sumpah that Anwar says is unislamic, unnecessary and above all, means nothing? And latest is, just a few days before the polls, came the exploding revelation of this former Anwar aide by the name of Rahimi. He was a close friend to Saiful, and man! Those who had any doubts in Saiful before, better be hearing this guy out. The details, the very clear picture of what happened at the heights of the Saiful allegations on Anwar, those few hours preceding it … there is absolutely no way at all that this guy could be lying. Who else would know that much detail? And equipped with all this, the silent voter goes to the polls.
9) Very dubious Characters of PR strongmen. And very strange ones too, not to mention horny. First they caught a PAS guy doing acrobatics with another man’s wife inside a train—caught red handed by the jilted husband himself! Brought him to the Tok Guru, and the latter, in the manner of a Catholic Pope, announced that said playboy had already been pardoned by Allah! Luckily no monetary indulgences were necessary. And then they trapped this PKR biggie talking to a mole in the internet, who was able to convince the guy to open up his pants and beat his meat in front of the camera. And then they sort of put two and two together, and lo and behold, suddenly Mat Sabu’s Room 121 case, Ustaz Badrul Amin’s tryst with another guy’s wife in hotel room etc etc seem all too real, too believable and too … humanly possible!
10) The sudden realization of what the WHOLE thing means. There is an overwhelming suspicion that says the Chinese are really not against corruption and fairness and transparency etc etc at all. For if applying the same standards, they would have equally complained about PR-led states like Selangor and Penang too. But of course when cornered they can always shift the blame to faulty Microsoft Excels or convenient typing errors, such errors sometimes potentially costing a billion ringgit or two. But apparently, the Object of Contention is the Malays! Yes, their slogan Malaysian Malaysia really means, Chinese Malaysia. I mean, that’s what are in the minds of these simple folk voters as to what it really means. And after the ordeal is over, especially in Gelang Patah, it is clear that chinese voters would prefer Mummy-Foo’ed Kit Siang who, in his 40 years of existence, had absolutely nothing to prove of his worth as a Malaysian politician, over squeaky-clean Ghani Othman, the architect of Modern Johore Development, just because Ghani is a malay and Kit Siang is a chinese. That, along with pictures like the ones shown below, are not helping voters to side not along racial lines at all:-
Suddenly, the voters awoke from their slumber. Suddenly, the kampong voters stop to ponder what it all means:-
- Here’s a vote to allow LGBT to take roots in Malaysia
- Here’s a vote to make me complicit in establishing pluralism as a national Ideology
- Here’s a vote to abolish, or reduce, article 153
- Here’s a vote to UBAH … for the worse !
Utusan Malaysia today asked a very pertinent question and perhaps the most important question any leader in Barisan Nasional worth his salt would be asking – “What more do the chinese want?”
The article stated the facts that had been happening during Najib’s tenure as prime minister and his effort in wooing the chinese towards Barisan Nasional. Judging by theresults of the recently concluded general election, those initiatives and special treatment accorded to the chinese community wasn’t appreciated in the form of votes.
Basically, the utusan journalist – Zulkiflee Bakar showed his tremendous journalism skill in asking the right and brave question. A question which non of the Barisan Nasional leaders dare to say it out loud and non of the chinese voters will answer truthfully.
So, the question has been asked.
What would be the answer? Most likely, the chinese that didn’t vote BN will answer along these lines -
a) We want democracy, zero corruption and more transparency.
b) We have had enough of over 50 years of the same government.
c) We want to end race based politics
e) We want to stop discrimination against the non-malays.
f) Any other politically correct answers.
All the answers above are mild answers but not really the CORRECT answer. This is because, all the reasons given above happens in Pakatan Rakyat as well.
a) There is no democracy and transparency in Pakatan Rakyat especially in DAP and PKR. DAP has gag orders and PKR has an unelected leader as their leader for life. DAP’s elections were rigged and now they are in trouble with the ROS. As for corruption, who would forget Nga Kor Ming’s tailoring contract to his wife? Or Ngeh Koo Ham’s business venture into getting lands in Kelantan worth millions of ringgit? Not to mention, Lim Guan Eng’s RM4.3 billion (I lost count on the cost changes of this project) tunnel project fiasco which undoubtedly will have a toll running for decades when it is completed. The chinese must have been kidding when they didn’t vote Barisan Nasional because they wanted democracy, zero corruption and more transparency. Therefore, this is not the real answer.
b) DAP has a leader which has been at the helm for nearly 45 years! Hence, the chinese contention that they are sick of the length Barisan Nasional in power, does not hold power. Unless of course, this is also not the real answer.
c) Pakatan Rakyat not only has a race based politics, they are also religion based party. With chinese dominated DAP whereby it is the chinese that control their central command, there is actually no power sharing among the races in DAP. Everyone must pay homage to the one and only dictator and his son, the little emperor. DAP is also very much christian in their outlook while at the end of the spectrum, PAS and their islamic firebrand kind of politics. It is only a matter of time, these two parties will implode from within and hopefully near each other due to their vast dichotomy of different ideologies. On the other hand, only the blind will deny that Barisan Nasional is a race based party as it is a coalition of multi racial parties. The power has been diluted and shared among the many different ethnics and communities. If Umno had its way in monopolising power just for itself, this country would have been very different indeed. Obviously, for the chinese to hate race based politics is not the real answer too.
d) In Pakatan Rakyat, the discrimination against non-malays is quite rampant as what we can see in Selangor when under the leadership of Khalid Ibrahim (and his DAP masters), many indian shrines or temples were abolished without warming or compensation. The plight of the folks from Kampung Buah Pala was greatly neglected after Lim Guan Eng attained power in Penang in 2008. You can’t be telling one party that you dislike the discrimination against non-malays but close one eye towards the discrimination performed by your OWN party. Hence, the chinese do not really care about the discrimination against the non-malays and this is really not the answer. If discrimination does exist, maybe because Barisan Nasional liked the chinese so much to enable that community to produce dozens of billionaires in this county. That is discrimination.
So what is the real answer?
What is it do they want?
It can be found between the lines in the article below. An answer which the DAP leadership do not want to say it out loud because it is a sensitive subject towards their partners in Pakatan Rakyat. That is why the DAP leaders today was so riled up by this article in Utusan. It touches their nerves. Utusan called their bluff. How could this Zulkiflee Bakar asked them this question? They can never answer it truthfully because it will only expose their true objective.
Kudos Zulkiflee Bakar for this terrific journalism. As the saying goes, great journalism is the ability to ask the right and the difficult question.
Masyarakat Cina gagal dalam usaha mereka untuk menumbangkan kerajaan Barisan Nasional (BN) yang orang Melayu menjadi terasnya.
Kegagalan itu sudah tentulah mengecewakan mereka yang amat berharap dalam Pilihan Raya Umum Ke-13 (PRU-13) ia menjadi medan untuk mereka ‘menguburkan’ UMNO melalui kejayaan pakatan pembangkang.
Biarpun mereka melakukan gerakan yang dilihat bersepadu di seluruh negara dengan memastikan hampir semua undi diberikan kepada parti cauvinis, DAP dan calon-calon pakatan pembangkang lain khususnya Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) namun ia belum cukup menumbangkan kepimpinan BN yang UMNO menjadi tonggak utama.
Justeru tidak hairanlah, semalam puak-puak yang dianggap tidak tahu mengenang budi ini melakukan tindakan yang memualkan apabila melancarkan apa yang dipanggil silent walk.
Program itu bertujuan menyatakan protes kononnya PRU-13 dijalankan secara tidak bersih dan mereka mahu rakyat bangkit melakukan protes berjalan secara senyap di kompleks-kompleks membeli-belah.
Malahan dalam laman Facebook dan Twitter tersebar gambar perbuatan biadab sekumpulan remaja Cina yang bergambar bersama Jalur Gemilang yang diterbalikkan.
Persoalannya apa lagi yang puak- puak ini mahu dalam bahasa mudah, ‘apa lagi orang Cina mahu’! Tidak cukupkah DAP memenangi 38 kerusi daripada 51 kerusi yang parti itu tandingi dan seterusnya menjadikan ia parti dominan dalam pakatan pembangkang.
Mungkin kekecewaan mereka biarpun diberi layanan yang begitu istimewa oleh kerajaan BN kerana pakatan pembangkang gagal memerintah.
Mereka membuat percaturan jika pakatan pembangkang menang ia akan membolehkan Ahli Parlimen Permatang Pauh, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim dilantik Perdana Menteri dan Ahli Parlimen Gelang Patah, Lim Kit Siang sebagai Timbalan Perdana Menteri Kedua.
Melalui cara itu, mereka berharap ia boleh dijadikan platform untuk membuat pelbagai tuntutan termasuklah mungkin menganggu gugat hak orang Melayu yang sudah termaktub dalam Perlembagaan.
Hakikatnya, masyarakat Cina sememangnya sudah lama menyimpan hasrat untuk memiliki kuasa politik yang kuat.
Berikutan kesediaan PKR dan Pas bekerjasama dengan DAP, masyarakat Cina melihat PRU-13 peluang terbaik, justeru mereka keluar habis-habisan mengundi dan memberi isyarat untuk menolak BN.
Segala kebaikan yang ditunjukkan Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak yang mempelopori gagasan 1Malaysia langsung tidak dihargai.
Malahan kesudian Perdana Menteri melayani dan mempertimbangkan serta bertemu dengan pertubuhan bukan kerajaan (NGO) cauvinis Cina, Dong Zhong turut dilupakan begitu sahaja.
Begitu juga dengan pelbagai program, projek dan tuntutan masyarakat Cina yang hampir keseluruhannya dilaksana dan dipenuhi oleh kerajaan BN.
Tetapi ternyata, mereka menjadi kelompok yang tidak tahu membalas budi. Mereka hanya bijak bersandiwara di hadapan pemimpin-pemimpin BN dengan tujuan memperoleh apa yang mereka hajati.
Apa yang mereka pohon diluluskan tetapi undi diberi kepada DAP. Kini mereka cuba pula hendak mencetuskan suasana tidak tenteram apabila melakukan pelbagai protes yang boleh membangkitkan kemarahan orang Melayu.
Kelompok seumpama ini perlu diperingatkan bahawa jangan sampai mereka dilihat terlalu melampau untuk membuat tuntutan politik mereka kerana kesabaran orang Melayu ada hadnya.
Dan apa yang pasti seperti mana kata bekas Ketua Menteri Melaka, Datuk Seri Mohd. Ali Rustam; ”… mereka kata orang Melayu rasis sebaliknya, kali ini mereka sangat rasis.”
So the ‘multi-racial’ Democratic Action Party (DAP) who had often chastise Barisan Nasional as unrepentant group of racist authoritarians is again, do not practise what they preached.
As nomination day passed last Saturday, most candidates nominated by DAP to contest in this general election came from one race – the chinese.
Lim Kit Siang who was dead angry at Tun Mahathir several days ago for accusing him as a campaigner of racist strategy in Gelang Patah, had not only did just like what Tun Mahathir had predicted, but also fielded more chinese from his party in the constituencies DAP are contesting.
Below are the list for Johor:
1. Bakri - Er Teck Hwa, 41
2. Kluang - Liew Chin Tong, 36
3. Gelang Patah - Lim Kit Siang, 72
4. Kulaijaya - Teo Nie Ching, 30
5. Tanjong Piai - Mahdzir Ibrahim
6. Labis – Ramakrishnan Suppiah, 57
1. Jementah - Tan Chen Choon, 43
2. Bekok - Lim Eng Guan, 34
3. Tangkak - Ee Chin Li, 31
4. Bentayan - Chua Wee Beng, 41
5. Yong Peng - Chew Peck Choo, 45
6. Penggaram - Gan Peck Cheng, 46
7. Mengkibol - Tan Hong Pin, 32
8. Paloh - R. Shanker, 40
9. Johor Jaya - Liow Cai Tung, 27
10. Stulang - Andrew Chen Kah Eng, 38
11. Pengkalan Rinting - Cheo Yee How, 29
12. Skudai - Dr Boo Cheng Hau, 49
13. Senai - Wong Shu Qi, 30
14. Pekan Nenas - Yeo Tung Siong, 34
As we all can see, only one out of 20 candidates is a malay and only 2 are indians. That is only 5% and 10% respectively from the total list.
The DAP opponents on the other hand are Barisan Nasional candidates which are quite mixed in numbers. There are malays, chinese and indians. Note that come this election, the multi-racial Barisan Nasional, comprises multitude of parties, is facing various parties in the form of an extremist Islamic-malay party we call PAS, an Anwar Ibrahim groupie club we call PKR and of course, the autocratic chinese ‘we are multi-racial’ dominated party we call the DAP.
What happened in DAP? Did the multi-racial DAP in recent years had a mass exodus of indians and malays into other parties? Of course not.
The stark reality is, DAP has never been multi-racial as what they would like the less intelligent people to believe. They are predominantly a chinese party. No malays have been elected to the highest order of their hierarchy unless they are nominated just as a token of their ‘multi racialism’.
There are no substance whatsoever to what they are claiming themselves to be.
Lim Kit Siang, sensing that they need further push for this election had unashamedly trying to garner sympathy over the now non-issue ROS fiasco. This old man had even try to shed crocodile tears because of the mistakes made by his own party!
What happened was, the DAP members made complaints to ROS regarding the injustice they alleged had happened. As the DAP’s leadership is very autocratic in its approach, all their grouses were left unheeded. Some staged demonstrations in front of DAP’s headquarters following the party election. The diagram below illustrated the sneaky DAP milking the ROS issue.
For the life of me, I do not understand why Lim Kit Siang would cry over an imaginary problem. It was imaginary because there was no problem at all over the use of logo.
In hindsight, there was no problem come nomination day. And this, for all intent and purposes only revealed that Lim Kit Siang was using his tears to evoke sympathy. What an utter disgrace. It seems that Lim Kit Siang, after holding ROS ransom after it acted on complaints by HIS OWN party members, even sought to stoop so low just to fish some votes.
He even had the cheek to say that DAP will keep their campaign ’clean, fair and transparent’!
This is AFTER they had smeared ROS for being a tool of Barisan Nasional and accuses BN trying to assassinate DAP’s political life. Won’t this make them hypocritical? But of course, DAP and Pakatan Rakyat’s leaders have always been known as unrepentant in their approach to insult our intelligence.
Transparent and fair? Tell that to those who were silenced during the DAP’s CEC election fiasco.
How can we forget when Lim Guan Eng, with his sense of conceited arrogance, DEMANDED the ROS to revoke the April 17th letter and warned that if ROS did not do as he demanded, the DAP will use PAS or PKR’s logo in the election. This example of an overweening and condescending nature is not unheard of among DAP leaders. And they dared to preach BN from their moral high horse! In the end, it was all hot air. The tears shed were probably tears of happiness for the sole reason that the ROS issue landed on their laps and they could exploit it to their advantage.
DAP leaders are nothing more than arrogant group of people who are not shy in getting their agenda and objectives achieved by any way possible. Their former wakil rakyat below aptly said it in not so many words:
Thank you and vote wisely.
..into the abyss of his own making.
As per the latest news report, Lim Kit Siang has challenged the Menteri Besar of Johor, Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman into a series of debate in the run up to the election day.
His latest effort in order to be significant for the people in Gelang Patah is to debate with his opponent; a person who is born and bred in Johor, and had given so much contribution for the people there:
JOHOR BARU: DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang has challenged Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman to a series of debate before the May 5 general election.
Lim will be contesting in the Gelang Patah parliamentary seat against Abdul Ghani, who is Barisan Nasional’s candidate for the constituency.
He said the first of the seven-debate series should be held before nomination day on April 20 to “lay things on the table to discuss issues so that the people can decide who to vote for”.
At a press conference here Wednesday, Lim added that he invited Ghani to join him in making Gelang Patah a model constituency for clean, free and fair general election.
When Abdul Ghani is already hitting the ground running, meeting people in Gelang Patah, mingling with voters and preparing for ceramah and meet the voters session, Lim Kit Siang is still harping on political one-upmanship.
It is ironic that Kit Siang was the one who announced his candidacy for Gelang Patah weeks before Ghani enters the fray and yet, Kit Siang is still no where to be found among the voters in Gelang Patah.
Kit Siang needs to remind himself that harping on national issues alone cannot win you votes. Each parliamentary is unique in its own way and for the people of Gelang Patah, this stranger in their soil – the Lim Kit Siang of Ipoh Timur, Kota Melaka, Tanjung and Ipoh Timur, the quintessential question they will ask is, what has Lim Kit Siang done specifically for the people in Gelang Patah in the past 5 years?
Kit Siang is perhaps still reeling with shock that he had to face Ghani Othman there in Gelang Patah instead of the usual MCA candidate. As a matter of fact, his desperation and stupefaction can be seen when he slammed MCA for ‘surrendering’ Gelang Patah, a traditional MCA seat to Umno’s Ghani.
Although Kit Siang himself was presented Gelang Patah after PKR surrendered that traditional PKR seat to him, he made no reflections about his own situation when criticising MCA. He was greatly disappointed that he could not battle MCA by playing the race card i.e., trying to garner votes from the chinese community which made up 53% of the whole parliamentary.
Meanwhile, Barisan Nasional in the spirit of camaraderie between races which it has endured and progressed, will be fielding a malay candidate from Umno in the chinese majority Gelang Patah. If Kit Siang would have noticed, Barisan Nasional has been fielding chinese candidates in malay majority constituencies for nearly 60 years. There hasn’t any problem with this sharing concept.
As far as candidacy goes, Barisan Nasional transcends race, religion and party affiliations. Something which Kit Siang and DAP needs to understand before immersing in Johor politics.
Pity old Kit Siang. He is grasping at straws. And as an advice, it is better for him to quickly meet his voters at a breakneck speed than to waste time going over debates; lest he wants the public to have an impression that he is quite idle and has a lot of free time in his hands! Not a good trait for a would be Member of Parliament.
I wonder what people in Ipoh Timur for the past 5 years had benefitted from this old relic of Malaysian Malaysia past. A lecture on nightly basis?
Less talk and more action please.
… as Tun Dr Mahathir pre-empted his racist strategy for Gelang Patah.
Tun Mahathir, knowing full well what DAP’s Lim Kit Siang is all about, have slightly poked this old emperor of DAP with a jibe that everyone in Malaysia already knows – DAP and Lim Kit Siang will campaign on racial lines in every election.
For the record, Tun Mahathir had written this:
Now, I am more than convinced that Mahathir was behind these two “dirty tricks” when he could now concoct such lies and falsehoods in his blog on “Gelang Patah” which among other things, accused me of wanting to contest in Gelang Patah because
1. I want the Chinese in Gelang Patah and Johor to “reject working together and sharing with the Malays”;
2. urge the Chinese in Johor “to dislike and hate the Malays” to create “conflict and antagonism between the races”;
3. create “an unhealthy racial confrontation” between the Malays and Chinese in Johor, which will be “disruptive and will not be conducive to the development of Malaysia”.
I reiterate that all these three allegations by Mahathir are downright lies and falsehoods, which I had never uttered in Gelang Patah and Johore since the announcement on March 18 that I would be contesting in Gelang Patah, and that I had never uttered such scurrilous lies and falsehoods in my 47 years in politics, as they run counter to the grain of my political beliefs fostering greater inter-racial co-operation to build a united Malaysian nation.
I would like to remind Lim Kit Siang that in all DAP’s ‘ceramah’ there wasn’t any single one which DAP hasn’t said anything besides “this malay government is bad, that malay government is bad, malay Umno is unfair to the chinese, malay Umno is corrupt, malay Umno made chinese 2nd citizens etc” to their chinese audience.
This is the fact.
Anyone who denies this are indeed blind and very prejudiced and biased. As we always say, those who are prejudiced, they will become stupid.
The act of insinuating that the malay Umno is bad (and by this extension, all malays is bad – fact that Pakatan non malay leaders could not understand the repercussion of saying that) and had unjustly treated the chinese, will inevitably lend to the feeling of uneasiness among the chinese in Johor particularly in Gelang Patah where as Johor as the bastion of BN is concerned, have had enormous goodwill and harmony between the two main races.
So what is new to what Tun Mahathir is saying?
What the premier just did was to send warning signals to the voters in Gelang Patah that Lim Kit Siang, as he had always done in the past, WILL resort to racial and racist lecture series all around Gelang Patah.
Can someone record all the speeches that Lim Kit Siang will make in this coming campaign?
And since we all know Lim Kit Siang is a self proclaimed Malaysian First (albeit hypocritically), he should make all his speeches in Malay or at most, in English.. so that we all can see if what Tun Mahathir predicted will come true.
Malaysians have been subjected to this racist individual for so long in the past and he is still contesting even though he is reaching mid 70s. A dictator by fact, who had helmed and ruled over DAP since 1969, the amount of racism he had introduced and peppered on every constituency he had contested must have been damaging to the social fabric of this nation.
Just like a former DAP leader had said, Lim Kit Siang and his traveling political circus will find ways to sow discord over a society which has strong bond and solid camaraderie over the years just to win a few votes. He will try to appeal over any innate racist tendency and germinate distrust of a race towards another so that he could attain power in the twilight of his years.
People in Gelang Patah should know better and it is also hoped that those who support DAP will finally see who and what are they voting for – just a bunch of megalomaniacs pursuing for power in the most vile way possible.
We should thank Tun Mahathir for pre-empting and ending Lim Kit Siang’s racist campaign.
……. (can we see the similarities between what happened years ago to what is happening now? A leopard cannot change its spots. A party doesn’t change its malicious ways no matter how much they are saying otherwise..)
In the 1970s the favourite political gimmick employed by DAP was to either ‘boycott parliamentary sessions and state assemblies’ or to stage ‘walk-outs’ even if the event was an important one such as Budget presentation. In 1970, 13 DAP MPs boycotted the Budget speech at the Dewan Bahasa on December 22nd, and the habitual boycotting of Parliamentary and State Assemblies became the norm of DAP’s political tactic and style for years to come.
Why is DAP adopting this irresponsible mode of representing the voters when it accused others of the same? Will such boycotting contribute to nation-building? DAP has an impeccable record of boycotts, the national education consultative council and numerous walkouts in Parliament and State Assemblies.
When DAP is not invited to give their views, the Opposition accused the BN of being undemocratic and dictatorial; but when they are invited, they have nothing to contribute. Instead they staged political gimmicks to obtain cheap publicity and political mileages. For once voters in the DAP constituencies should convey a strong message in protest against DAP’s trampling politics.
This contradiction is a typical example of DAP leadership since its founding years. Its wishy washy political policies are always subjected to the whims and fancies of its leadership depending upon the political moods of DAP leaders in exploiting the political circumstances of the day. In 1972, two DAP National Vice Chairmen left the opposition citing many of the current DAP leaders as “opportunistic, unprincipled and hankering for personal power and glory”. Many of the DAP staunched leaders like Goh Hock Chuan, Dr A. Soorian who had earlier condemned the policies of the Alliance, came to realise the ‘final truth’ of the DAP in later years.
By June 20th 1972, DAP lost four of its 13 MPs and twice that number of Assemblymen. The DAP was split in Perak, Negeri Sembilan, Selangor, Melaka (the whole committee of Melaka Branch resigned in August) and Penang. The DAP fell foul of old friends with whom it had an election understanding in 1969 and refused membership of the National Consultative Council (just as it boycotted the NECC in 1989) and boycotted KL City Day. The DAP was virtually in the ‘dumps’. Dr A. Soorian, former DAP national vice chairman was expelled because he was increasingly ‘critical’ of Lim Kit Siang for having betrayed the trust and ideal of the DAP as laid out by founder members such as Devan Nair. Lim Kit Siang’s leadership according to the former DAP leader, had no fixity of purpose or sense of direction, and “Kit Siang behaves as though the DAP belongs to him”.
4. DAP devoid of ideologies and principles
As early as 1967, precisely on 5th October, 28 years ago, current DAP Chairman Dr Chen Man Hin who held the same position then, said that the DAP was a multiracial party which would ‘never’ desert its cause by aligning itself with a racialist party, (quote): “… be it the Pan Malayan Islamist Party (currently PAS) or any other chinese or indian chauvinist party” (unquote). In 1971, DAP secretary general outdone his Chairman by saying (quote) : “The DAP must learn from the mistakes of compromising with political opportunists. The people must not repeat the mistakes of desiring on “opposition unity” at “whatever costs regardless..” (unquote).
Yet, seven years later in 1978, the same Lim Kit Siang made a generous offer to PAS to work together “in the name of benefitting all Malaysians”. The pertinent question we have to direct to Lim Kit Siang is that: “What benefits have all Malaysians received from the DAP-PAS political “marriage of convenience”? We know that DAP has played a key roe in assisting PAS in capturing Kelantan State government. We know that the Kelantanese chinese community is living in fear and apprehension of PAS in imposing the proposed Hudud laws and all types of restrictions in the name of PAS Islamic rules are being enforced, restricting Kelantanese chinese community’s rights and freedom to their economic and cultural practices.
Yet, DAP was willing to sacrifice those purported principles it so gallantly preaches by covering up PAS’ misdeeds and seeks electoral pact with PAS to fulfil Lim Kit Siang’s personal ambition of becoming Penang Chief Minister. In 1990, Lim Kit Siang stated openly in the Malaysian Press that DAP was more than willing to work with PAS to further “its own interests”. In other words, DAP National Chairman Dr Chen Man Hin’s open declaration not to align with PAS was meant either to ‘deceive’ the voters or that DAP is void of “principles”. Can Malaysian voters place their trusts upon DAP national leaders who have no principles, and having been exposed to have said something at a particular time but doing something else at another time!
Kit Siang realising his past follies and own lies had caused uneasiness within his own rank and file is trying to make amends by recently “covering up with another lie” that DAP will go to the polls “alone” suggest that DAP will distance itself from PAS. Should Malaysians voters believe again and again these lies? Should Malaysians in the coming general elections, increase DAP representation knowing that DAP rank and file are powerless to stop their “unscrupulous” Kit Siang’s lone ranger actions and absolute powers. Kit Siang being an old fox is bound to change his political tactics to woo public sympathies by “lying” that he is old and ought to be given a last term in Penang state. In the 1990 general elections, did Kit Siang give Lim Chong Eu a last chance to serve the constituents? The answer is obviously ‘no’., Kit Siang is too arrogant and in 1990, politically killed Lim Chong Eu.
Now that Koh Tsu Koon has replaced Lim Chong Eu for Gerakan in Penang, it is time that Lim Guan Eng should replace Kit Siang in DAP. What assurances are there to stop DAP from exercising “dictatorial rule” in Penang, exactly the way Lim Kit Siang runs DAP? Greater liberalisation in supporting DAP means a support of “tyranny” (unjust rule by a person or small group of people who have power over everyone else in the state or party).
5. DAP & educational policies
DAP has no constructive educational policies. Since its founding years, the party’s policy has been one of opposing for the sake of opposing. When MCA initiated the Tunku Abdul Rahman College, the DAP in 1968 “accused the MCA of using education to produce a race of fanatics who were prepared to sacrifice ordinary laws to the party machinery (source: NST 16th September 1968)”. [JMD - very much like the DAP law-breakers we have now..]
It further slandered MCA by saying that TAR College teachers would be “indoctrinated with the beliefs of MCA and that text books would be written to glorify MCA”. The DAP compared MCA’s proposed TAR College to schools in Germany turning out Hitler’s Youth who graduated into the Gestapo.
This is the type of opposition leadership within DAP of yesteryears and the quality of its leadership has since deteriorated by employing new political gimmicks, malicious methods and destructive means to keep the DAP afloat. Not only does DAP wants to do nothing to the cause of Malaysian education, the DAP leadership also wants “others” not to do anything worthwhile towards education our younger children. Envious and jealous of MCA initiating the TAR College in 1968, the DAP spread malicious lies, sowed seeds of suspicions and doubts among the community just to sabotage a beneficial community project. If DAP had been successful in sabotaging the TAR College project, hundreds of thousands of Malaysians would be deprived of educational opportunities and careers. To be exact, 40,500 TAR College graduates would be deprived by DAP of their educational opportunities and thousands of careers wiped out at the costs of nation-building.
Today, DAP lies have been proven to be malicious and has further proven that those DAP leaders who made such lies are liars. None of these graduates has been ‘indoctrinated” by MCA and not a single graduate turned out to be a Hitler Youth! [JMD - but these days it is alleged that most students in UTAR are pro-DAP. Irony.]
There is a mentality among voters who support the DAP for the very reason that the opposition was needed to “voice their grievances” and to provide “checks and balances” in government. In reality, DAP is “morally and ethically incapable of voicing your grievances for the very simple reason that DAP leadership is no longer capable to protect your interests. DAP is predominantly occupied by protecting its own political survival.
Recently the dAP has adopted “new political technologies” to survive. It has mastered the art of “claiming credits” to its name. Never mind, whether the achievements are economic, political or social related. Malaysia’s development progress is attributed to DAP’s existence! And DAP hopes to “hoodwink” the voter in the street even though it might be an insult of intelligence to the man on the street. Another “political technology” employed by DAP since Tanjong Two failed to materialise was to “beg” for sympathies by threatening to “resign”.
Lim Kit Siang during his 25 year political career as DAP Secretary General has threatened to resign no less than 50 times either within DAP or to the electorate, an average of two threats per 12 months of his political office. His practice of using “tricks and threats” to solicit sympathies is synonymous to Lim Kit Siang’s norm and childish prank he endears to, in order to keep absolute power.
DAP has been this way since its inception. Wither Malaysia should they are given another chance to wield power in Pakatan Rakyat.
I found a few pages of brief analysis on list of ideological weaknesses of the DAP leadership recently. I thought I would share some of the points to the readers out there. It is an old document – written in 1995. Therefore, all of the events quoted and examples given were not up to date to the current political environment. Nevertheless, readers could appreciate the fact that history tends to repeat itself. Some with different actors with similar issues and some with same old actors but with different issues.
1. “DAP-itis”: A Form of Political Sickness within DAP Leadership
They preach democracy, human rights and freedom, greater liberalisation but within DAP its national leaders do not tolerate dissent, constructive criticisms and especially by Lim Kit Siang’s dictatorial rule as DAP Secretary General following Goh Hock Guan’s being ousted from the post. In Parliament, DAP national leaders “acted” and projected their public images as if they are loyal and principled “Malaysian leaders” who are impeccably honest, incorruptible, and a peolpe’s champion. Yet, DAP leaders suffer from “DAP-itis” during their overseas missions by bad mouthing Malaysia, conspired with left-wing union and labour organisations to disrupt congenial relationship between Malaysian government and local labour unions, threatening job positions (eg. GSP withdrawal, union strikes etc), spreading lies, rumours, and character assassinations in the name of human rights and freedom.
In 1966, former DAP secretary general C.V. Devan Nair set list if “do’s and don’t” for DAP:
a) ”A strictly non-racial approach to all social, economic, political and cultural problems of Malaysia.”
Comment: Today, it is habitual for DAP to exploit racially sensitive issues and with forked tongues. Playing one community against the other to gain political mileage.
b) “Acceptance of the Malaysian Constitution and loyalty to constitutional methods of political action.”
Comment: Today, DAP resorts to “foreign support” to exert international pressure in blackmailing our government to conform to DAP’s demands. DAP resorts to “protest rallies”, union strikes, disloyal methods of political actions at international forums and gatherings, often used for self vested purposes such as saving their own leaders from ISA detention.
c) “Honesty and incorruptibility in private life and public activities.”
Comment: Since Lim Kit Siang’s leadership, DAP leaders have unquestionably been involved in cooperative scandals, unaccountability in collecting public funds in the name of Bukit China, education and legal aid. There is completely no accountability after the funds had been collected, how it was spent, by who, and for what purpose? Receipts were not kept and one wonders any records were made and yet the DAP has the cheek to demand BN leaders to declare their personal assets while DAP national leaders openly fail in fulfilling the responsibility of public accountability in collection of public funds and refusing to set examples. And recently DAP leaders in the Trade Union were charged for misused of funds.
d) “No cheap slogan shouting, rabble rousing or playing to the gallery.”
Comment: Not only has the DAP leaders failed to comply the abovementioned, DAP members of parliament resort to abusing Parliamentary privileges by “behaving like schoolboys” such as name calling, walking out of parliamentary sessions in protest, slandering, launching personal vendetta against BN MPs, issuing personal challenges and staging “political gimmicks” during parliamentary sessions.
In 1978, DAP was known as the “Walkout Oppositon” for its blind attitude and constant walkouts in Parliament and State Assemblies so much so that staging walkouts was their way of representing the constituents. Since Lim Kit Siang took over the reigns of DAP leadership, a ‘new chaotic” dimension was added into the Malaysian Parliament with his lackadaisical fashions. The DAP should reform itself by not using the Parliamentary privileges to launch character assassinations and malicious lies before shouting for Parliamentary reforms, and start to act responsibly in its representation to the electorate. To cover its record of treating the Parliament like a coffeeshop, DAP hypocritically called for the BN government to reform parliamentary procedures. Yet electoral history has amply proven that DAP is more interested in winning electoral seats than representing them!
For decades, Kit Siang has been arrogantly boasting that DAP leaders have sacrificed their personal lives and freedom to speak out fearlessly for Malaysian democracy, yet when they are detained under the ISA for threatening national security, the DAP sent telegrams and letters to all over the world to denounce the Malaysian government, and like “cry babies” moaned and groaned about their predicament, seeking world sympathies and pressure to seek their releases! DAP leaders’ personal behaviours are a great contradiction to their false public images as “heroes” and voters must explode this myth which the opposition has repeatedly projected to deceive the public at large!
2. DAP preaches political ideals but applies double standards within
In 1967, Lim Kit Siang preached democratic socialism to strive for a society and members equal opportunities for political, economic, social and cultural development. He condemned the Feudal society where men occupy ranks in life not because they perform any socially useful function but because of their births. Does DAP national line-up today reflects the very principles preached by Lim Kit Siang 28 years ago? Chen Man Hin and Lim Kit Siang are the DAP national Chairman and Secretary General respectively today as they were 28 years ago.
Malaysia since then has changed Prime Minister thrice and its cabinet line up many times over. DAP’s leadership history is littered with bitter expulsions and personal vendetta with recent cases of former DAP leaders Lee Lam Thye and Hu Sepang being forced out of political positions. Today, Lim Guan Eng, DAP Youth DAPSY Chief, by birth right as Kit Siang’s son, is being groomed by his father, has a tremendous bright future to lead the opposition DAP. DAP professes political ideals as a political weapon to attack others but never applies within because DAP does not believe in “practising what they professes”.
The public has been misled that DAP is the champion for democracy and democracy is within DAP but democracy has been dead within DAP for a long time. DAP rank and file have no “human rights” to dissent against the mistakes and misdeeds of their leaders though they might be “freed” to do so through expulsion. Former DAP National vice chairman Daing Ibrahim in 1978, quit the DAP, describing the party being run by a handful of dictators, who had arbitrarily expelled political opponents from within. He had exposed Kit Siang’s true colour and “DAP’s own brand of democracy”.
Malaysians have been taken for a ride for too long to believe that DAP is the champion of democracy and political freedom. It is time DAP should put its own house in order before shouting for democratisation, liberalisation and freedom of sorts! DAP crises in 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982 and 1990, had left a trial of desertions, defections and expulsions with open confessions of dictatorship and double standards of Kit Siang and his warlords. The record of sacked DAP top ranking leaders included staunched DAP leaders, DAP founder leaders and DAP leaders who had condemned the Alliance and BN governments. Lee Lam Thye and Hu Speang were only the latest additions and lineage to the long long list of former DAP leaders who finally woke up after a long, long political nightmare!
3. DAP: A record of self contradictions and selling out
The DAP, since its founding, has shouted for a ‘Malaysian Malaysia’ concept, not out of sincerity to the idea, but only as an election strategy and platform to capture votes. Till today, the DAP’s political concept merely exists in print and form. During the mid-1960s till up to the late 70s, DAP national leadership had to face widespread dissatisfactions and grievances among its supporters, that DAP never practised what it preached. Outside of its own homefront (DAP Party), its national leaders shouted the slogan of a Malaysian Malaysia. Within its frontiers, preferential treatment was given to DAP chinese leaders and supporters while ignoring the pleads of other communities within its rank and file. In 1978, DAP announcing its intention to absorb 20,000 malays into the party within 5 years, was looked upon as a political joke.
In actual fact, it was a “cover up” to hide the reality of many malays leaving the DAP in 1978. Today’s DAP remains a party that does not reflect the Malaysian Malaysia ideology, though at ground level, DAP leaders play a chauvinistic line to the tilt to deceive voters for their votes.
In 1969, former DAP national leader Lee Lam Thy strongly condemned the Alliance Government: (Quote Malay Mail 3rd April 1969): “The Alliance government is dictatorial by its ‘one voice policy’, undemocratic and unparliamentary in its practice of parliamentary democracy; intolerant of Opposition criticism; incompetent in its administration; wasteful in its expenditure; divisive in its nation building policies; shortsighted in its treatment of the people” (unquote). Little did Lee Lam Thye realised at that time that 21 years later, his criticisms and condemnations made against the Alliance were applicable to Kit Siang and his warlords. In 1990, Lam Thye quit DAP and wept openly, a disillusioned man. In 1983 and 1985, two disillusioned DAP leaders summed up the following comments on DAP before they quit the opposition Party:
a) Former DAP Youth leader (Perak): DAP lacks democracy, practices favouritism, double standards and opportunism. DAP leaders are dictatorial and hypocritical with passing weeks. They are the greatest political circus in Malaysia with threats, undemocratic restrictions, suspensions and expulsions. The DAP has lost its bearings and soul because it is being led by power crazy and autocratic individuals. A former DAP from Penang once summed up DAP leadership as “DAP has talked a lot about democracy but there is nothing in the party that is democratic at all.”
b) Former DAP State Treasurer (Melaka): (Quote) “The DAP’s activities are a danger to national unity and harmony among the different races in the country. The DAP should realise its mistakes as its efforts to harass the people and create disunity among them were totally rejected by the people.”
In 1972, hundreds of DAP members quit DAP partly attributed by disillusionments and sackings carried out by Lim Kit Siang. Popular former DAP national leaders to quit DAP included Lee Lam Thye and Hu Sepang during the 1990s. On August 3rd 1971, an entire DAP committee of the Melaka branch resigned en bloc. In 1972, the former deputy publicity secretary Encik Ainnol Jammal (DAP KL Branch quit DAP citing DAP as a chauvinistic party run by a dictator. In the same year, DAP Rocket adopted a chauvinistic approach by publishing an MCA official wearing a songkok and captioned it “the fighter ans saviour of chinese culture and education”.
Minister of National Unity the late Tun Sambathan chided DA for stooping to such a low form to score political points. In 1986, DAP carried out the chauvinistic and dirty tactic by concocting printed photographs of an MCA candidate wearing songkok and mass distributed to voters during the general elections. Since Lim Kit Siang took over the reigns of DAP leadership, the DAP is infamous for whipping up communal feelings and character assassinations for its selfish political ends.
In 1971, V. David (currently DAP national leader) who was with Gerakan had a verbal clash with former DAP leader Goh Hock Guan on the Selangor State Assembly meeting. V. David accused the DAP of playing “cowboy politics” and power crazy. Today, the same V. David is a DAP national leader who perpetuates the cowboy politics and supports “power crazy” DAP policies.
On 22nd April 1974, 102 DAP members from 5 branches in Selangor, resigned en bloc citing Kit Siang’s “dictatorial ways” as the chief reason for their resignations. (Quote): “In our investigations, we (former DAP supporters) found that Kit Siang was trying to keep power to himself by getting rid of people who did not agree with him. The DAP Constitution was changed to allow Kit Siang to assume more personal power and to mould the DAP according to his will” (unquote).
It is evident that Lim Kit Siang calls for greater liberalisation and democratisation today is hypocritical move when the DAP ideals which he personally refuses to practice and apply within his own political homefront. Voters must wake up to DAP’s hypocrisy and double standards which Lim Kit Siang steadfastly upholds for the past 28 years of his dictatorial rule . To ensure that the DAP Youth perpetuates this Hitler’s doctrine, he puts his son and future DAP successor, Lim Guan Eng to indoctrinate the younger DAP members and pro-DAP youth movements with anti-government and anti-establishment policies of the opposition.
——————————————– to be continued.
This would be a short post on Karpal Singh.
About a week ago in Parliament, DAP Chairman said something which he had already known as untrue but nevertheless repeated it for the sake of gaining mileage.
Here’s the excerpt:
“But we look ahead and not dwell on matters of implementation (of the ISA) at the time,” Nazri told the House when winding up the debate on the second reading of the Security Offences (Special Measures) Bill 2012.
The veteran Umno minister was also forced to deflect several accusations levelled against his party president and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who was the party’s Youth chief when the government launched the 1987 ISA dragnet on opposition leaders.
Interjecting, Karpal Singh (DAP-Bukit Gelugor) demanded the minister explain why Najib had not been arrested for allegedly issuing a racially-charged threat to “bathe the keris (dagger) in the blood of the Chinese”.
“The Umno Youth chief, who is today our prime minister, said clearly after unsheathing his keris that this keris must taste Chinese blood.
“Why wasn’t he detained under the ISA?” Karpal asked to loud shouts of disapproval from across the floor.
Nazri immediately stood up to refute the DAP chairman’s remark, which has often been repeated in the media, blogs and political speeches on the 1987 incident, and told the House that the allegation was untrue.
“This did not happen. I was there, I know what he said. It did not happen,” he said repeatedly.
I find it disgusting for Karpal Singh to even ask this question since he HAD ASKED the very same question back in July 2009.
His question has been answered and Karpal should have laid the matter to rest. The story was highlighted and analysed in the media and blogs too.
Excerpts from Najib illuminates 1Malaysia, denies keris challenge [NST, June 16 2009]
In his question, Karpal alleged that Najib, during a rally in the run-up to the 1987 Operasi Lallang, had waved a keris in challenge to the Chinese community.
“If it was true, are you prepared to ask for forgiveness from the Chinese community?” Karpal demanded.
The allegation did nothing to dampen Najib’s mood. “The incident did not take place. I have never said that. The one who should apologise is the YB concerned, not me,” he said.
Just like Bersih, where there are absolutely no more justification for the people to even gather around in Dataran Merdeka except to curry more votes for Pakatan Rakyat, Karpal is banking on something redundant just to incite the chinese to go against the Prime Minister.
There are limits to play one’s politics and I think Pakatan Rakyat had transgressed one time too many.
The latest shocking news that came about regarding DAP is their unequivocal support for Dong Zong and Jiao Zong (chinese education NGO extremist groups) to rally as a protest against the seemingly unfair treatment of Ministry of Education against the whole universe of chinese education here in Malaysia.
The rally is set to be held on March 25. I am not sure what is the latest development of this but if the rally does go on as scheduled, then yet again, DAP is proven to be as racist as they claim their political opponents to be.
To put it simply, DAP as well as Dong Zong and Jiao Zong are saying that they do not want any teachers without the ability to speak Mandarin to be teaching in their chinese vernacular schools.
Therefore, they are asking the MOE to take back the teachers and at the same time, asking the ministry to train more teachers and send in more qualified ones.
Since they think MOE is having ulterior motives or worse, being apathetic towards chinese education, the rally is planned to gain more support. And surprisingly, the party that label themselves as advocators of being Malaysian first, everything else second is using this platform to buy more votes for the coming general elections.
Or else, why would DAP poking their noses in a highly racial issue such as chinese education? Shouldn’t they be promoting how each Malaysian should mingle with each other in a more institutionalised and comprehensive way?
Anyway, the Minister of Education gave his opinion two days ago:
KUALA LUMPUR: The protest over the lack of teachers at Chinese schools should not be politicised by any party, said Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
“I hope that this will not become a political issue,” he told reporters this after launching the Federal Territory Umno election machinery here yesterday.
The Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister said steps were being taken to address the concerns raised by the groups and their protest should not be viewed as though the ministry was not doing anything to resolve issues faced by Chinese schools.
Muhyiddin said this when asked to comment on the protest by Chinese educationist groups, United Chinese School Teachers Association (Jiao Zong) and United Chinese School Committees Association (Dong Zong), over the shortage of teachers at Chinese primary schools nationwide.
On Sunday, about 100 representatives of the groups held a protest at SRJK(C) Pay Fong III at Bukit Cina Malacca.
A similar protest would be held at Dong Zong’s headquarters in Kajang, Selangor at 11am on March 25.
He said Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong had met up with the groups recently to better understand their grouses to address the shortage of Chinese language teachers and teachers of other subjects at Chinese primary schools nationwide.
“The outcome of the meeting will be presented to me next week.
“The decision we take will be based on resolving the problem of the shortage and not something we do without taking into consideration their actual needs,” he said.
He noted that teachers sent to Chinese schools needed to have proper training not only to master the particular subject they taught but also Mandarin.
At present, he said teachers sent to the Chinese schools which faced teaching shortages was a temporary measure, with the ministry working towards a long-term solution. SOURCE : Here.
The chinese schools has been facing shortages of teachers for some time now. And this problem persists in national schools and tamil schools as well. It is a perennial issue. New schools are built each year and good teachers who are willing to relocate or stationed anywhere as instructed are hard to come by.
It is my opinion that those extremists groups i.e., Dong Zong and Jiao Zong are arrogant into thinking that the MOE is not doing anything to solve their plight. It is also disgusting to think that their plight revolve around their own racist tendency and paranoia.
The non chinese teachers within the chinese vernacular schools are teaching Bahasa Malaysia subject. Obviously, in order for the students to learn Bahasa Malaysia, Malay teachers or teachers with good command in BM are sent.
It is illogical if this was deemed as unacceptable by those two racist groups.
They further justify that those teachers must teach other subjects in Mandarin if there are shortages of teachers in other subjects; and, they are also saying that these BM teachers must also be able to speak Mandarin if the students do not understand the teaching methods and the teacher must be able to converse in Mandarin for the ease of the students.
I never knew that students in chinese schools are pampered and spoon fed that way. Certainly, if they entered universities in the US or UK or Australia, none of the lecturers there would speak with them in Mandarin if they do not understand English.
Furthermore, Mandarin is not even our mother tongue for the chinese here.
And if the logic by these chinese extremist groups is accepted, then the teachers from English speaking countries being called to teach English to our students here would also be an incorrect thing to do. Obviously these teachers couldn’t speak BM.
I really do not understand the paranoia that is being cultivated by these groups.
For all its worth, the hyperbole brought forth by these two groups are clouded by a feeling that can be regarded as chinese supremacy.
Apparently, non chinese teachers are not good enough to set foot in chinese education system eventhough these teachers are the best bet in trying to teach the children the malay language.
No wonder the DAP is wholeheartedly supporting them. This party will always champion anything that can promote and heighten chinese supremacy in Malaysia.
Fortunately, not many are taken by this hate-mongering tactics of the DAP and these chinese supremacists.
One thing that is different from the issues of the 80′s is the absence of MCA in this issue. MCA is more sensible these days. In fact, one of its leaders is chairing a committee to solve this issue. I hope the MOE will not bend over backwards to give in to these racial separatist movement.
But knowing the DAP, which will always make noise but not willing to take part in the solution will forever be a thorn in the issue. Recent development of not wanting to take part in the committee discussing the LYNAS issue is one fine example.
MCA, being the more mature and having more common sense are not playing the ‘we are more chinese’ game with the DAP. A game which if memory serves right, had destroyed the ‘semangat muhibbah’ among Malaysians so many times in the past.
But the best can be read here as below:
Dong Jiao Zong: So, What Is The Problem?
By Jolina Tan
After much noise and ‘foot thumping’ by the Dong Jiao Zong over the appointment of non-Mandarin educated teachers in Chinese vernacular schools, it is reported that the 17 teachers involved were only directed to teach Bahasa Malaysia, which is why Mandarin background is not deemed essential.
A friend of mine asked, so what’s the noise and foot-thumping all about? Demonstration of power?
It’s the upcoming election, isn’t it? All the political parties must be made aware of the power of Dong Zong and that whichever party is ready to kow-tow to this organization, would be ‘blessed’ with its support.
Just because the Dong Zong fights for the Chinese, doesn’t mean it represents 100% of us. I am among the few Chinese who is uncomfortable with this unhealthy but upward trend of ‘power-testing’ by our people, championed by Dong Jiao Zong.
We all know that it is important to not lose our roots but aren’t we the ones asking the nation to be Malaysian First, and race second? Naturally, as Malaysian, we must put our Bahasa Kebangsaan first and Mandarin second. But it never seem that way to me and no wonder the Malays are going berserk towards us.
I am one of the many Malaysian Chinese who can’t speak Mandarin and I’m not proud of it. I wish I could, as it is an advantage to know many languages.
But I don’t feel guilty for not being able to speak Mandarin because I believe in being Malaysian First and Chinese Second.
When I go overseas, I hate it when people get confuse of whether I am from Malaysia or China because most of us Malaysian Chinese do not have anything to show that can relate us to Malaysia, except that it is written as so, in our passport. If there is anything that can relate us to our country, it is only our broken Bahasa Malaysia. And yet, we scream if we didn’t get treated as loyal Malaysians.
Whereas, the Thailand or Indonesian Chinese are easy to be recognized when overseas for they usually speak their national language. They also strongly considered the traditional dress and culture of the original Thais or Indonesians as theirs too. For this, the original Thais and Indonesians have no prejudice towards them and accept them as their own.
In fact, in all parts of the world, the immigrants would quickly adopt and practice the original language and culture of the country, in order to blend in and be accepted. Like it or not, only in Malaysia that such cases of ‘alien-citizen’ is common. And I’m pointing out to you that it is as much our fault, as everybody else’s.
I respect Dong Zong for its determination to keep the spirit of our ancestors’ and motherland alive and strong. But I strongly feels that Dong Zong, as an education NGO should help promote unity instead of extremism.
We want the Malays to be Malaysian first and Malay second but are we doing the same? What does it mean to be Malaysian? What is Malaysia, anyway?
I don’t know what the Dong Zong have in mind about Malaysia, but I don’t want to teach my children to lie to themselves about their roots. I want them to accept the fact that even though our ancestors were from China, China is no longer our country.
Our country is Malaysia. Our national language is Bahasa Malaysia, our culture is of a very strong influence of the Malay culture because Malay is the original settlers of this land. Our traditional dress is the baju kebangsaan and all Chinese or Indians just have to accept it or should not claim to be Malaysians. However, as non-Malays, we have the right to uphold our race’s traditional dress too, in respect of our roots.
I bring this matter up because I don’t see any solution to the never-ending prejudice among all the races in Malaysia. Everybody is backing up their own races’ arguments but none would admit their wrongs.
We have always complained of being discriminated in terms of education, properties, government projects and all but have we ever tried to look at it from the eyes of others?
With Dong Zong constantly fighting for separation of our race from others, how can we expect the Malays to not have any prejudice and suspicions towards us? How can we expect them to feel secure enough to abolish the policy that discriminate us when we, ourselves, are still aliens to them?
I believe that only when we truly blend in, that the privilege and special rights of the Bumis can be truly abolished. Let’s not be hypocrites and selfish. Let’s truly fight for unity, for a 1Bangsa Malaysia, for our own sake.
Instead of demanding, provoking and threatening, may be Dong Zong should start offering, giving and co-operating in sharing ideas and working towards bringing the races together. Prove that the Chinese too, can truly be Malaysian First and Chinese Second.
So Dong Zong, Jiao Zong and DAP, bila mau jadi Orang Malaysia?