NAJIB, MAHATHIR, BN, UMNO AND UTUSAN BLAME THE CHINESE FOR BN’S POOR ELECTORAL RESULTS.
THEY NOW TALK AS THOUGH THE CHINESE ARE THE ENEMY.
NO, THE CHINESE ARE NOT THE ENEMY, AND THEY ARE NOT TO BE BLAMED FOR TURNING AWAY FROM RACISM.
THE CHINESE ARE AS MUCH A PART OF MALAYSIA AS ANY OTHER RACE. THE CHINESE ARE MALAYSIAN.
THIS MAN, MENTRI BESAR OF PAHANG, THREATENED THE CHINESE!
According to a Guang Ming Daily report, Adnan said he was not satisfied with the low participation of non-Malays as well as the number of flags displayed on shop fronts.
He said the state government is looking seriously into this and will act against shop operators who have failed to put up the national flag.
“The government can amend the law through the local government to solve the problem. If the shops are dirty and do not hang up flags, be careful,” he reportedly said.
“There are many ways to show patriotism and it is not necessary to fly the flag, attend National Day and Malaysia Day celebrations or sing the national anthem to prove this,” said Koh in a statement.
Pahang Menteri Besar Adnan Yaakob, who has warned the Chinese Malaysian community to ‘beware’ if they fail to attend the state Malaysia Day celebrations in future, has himself been told to be careful about his remarks.
aking him on, the MCA’s Alor Gajah MP Koh Nai Kong said such warnings amount to intimidation, and that Adnan should not judge the community’s patriotism merely based on low turnout at the event held in Kuantan yesterday.
MCA Youth secretary-general Chai Kim Sen agreed with Koh, pointing out that this is not the first time Adnan has said something controversial.
“Adnan’s statement belittled the contribution of non-Malays to Independence. He is very childish for thinking that flying the flag and attending National Day celebrations are the only ways to show patriotism,” he noted.
Education Minister II tells us to bunk off with our children overseas if we don’t like the Education policy!
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The Chinese and Umno hegemony
The Umno-led BN government is simply doing what it has said it will do – in private and by their deeds – to make Malaysia Malay.
Umno has stated clearly that their purpose in life is a Malaysia for Malays. So clearly the Chinese and Umno are not compatible.
The question that the Chinese now have to ask themselves next is this: ‘Is Umno truly representing the Malays?’
This is not an easy question for me, or any other Malay, to answer. What matters is the reality of things.
For a start, things will not change for at least the next term of this Umno-led Barisan Nasional government – that is five years. And you can be rest assured that after this term in office, Umno will ensure that they will still govern for another five more years.
That is at least another decade of being marginalised, disadvantaged and disfranchised for the Chinese.
So tell me, why would any right thinking sensible Chinese with the means of going elsewhere to live a better life, stay in Malaysia?
Or for that matter, why would any non-Malay not take that option to seek a better life elsewhere than stay in Malaysia where Ketuanan Melayu and the bumiputeras rules?
Hell even I, a Malay, would not want to stay!
CT Ali is a reformist who believes in Pakatan Rakyat’s ideologies. He is a FMT columnist.
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BN isolating Chinese voters
Holding the Chinese responsible for BN not gaining its coveted two third majority, and for losing again in urban areas, is as silly as the election result itself.
After failing in its popular vote tally, a major achievement by the Pakatan Rakyat that will remain a dark spot in Barisan National’s history, the ruling coalition is still spurring its venom against a section of the Malaysian population.
From Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s “Melayu tamak” comments to that of the more virulent statement by Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak on the “Chinese tsunami”, it shows that the BN will never learn from their mistakes.
The ongoing attacks against the Chinese community by several BN leaders and pro-BN commentators must be seen with forks over knives since it carries a double game plan.
First of all it is destined at shaking DAP in order to get some rotten fruits out of the parliamentary members of the party to join BN, and in an attempt to hit two birds with the same stone, the BN strategists are trying to get the Chinese community to bow and kiss BN’s hand for offering “peace”.
Najib’s statement that the country needed reconciliation would have won over many among the Chinese community had it not been tainted with the “Chinese tsunami” comments that sparked the young and old Chinese men and women to flock by the thousands to Anwar Ibrahim’s election protest rallies.
Najib’s defence of Utusan Melayu’s “Apa Cina Mahu Lagi” did more damage than the election itself, and this may remain as a hard stem to eradicate in the BN’s garden.
Before the polls, mainstream newspapers were harping about a shift in Chinese support for BN, a shift proven untrue with the results that now lay bare in front of our eyes.
The Chinese community abandoned BN since 2008 and will not go back to the fold without a major leap of faith from the BN leaders towards the community.
Today, they are still in shock and this is portrayed by the Utusan Melayu’s stance on the pro-Pakatan vote by the Chinese community.
From one mistake to another, BN will find that it is getting more and more isolated but as said above, it will never learn its lessons as the same Chinese community will keep backing BN media partners and will fund BN in the next general election.
At least, the rich of the rich among the community will continue to do so, thus giving BN a reason to believe that its anti-Chinese rhetoric has good political verbosity that must not be stopped until the Chinese flock back to them in droves.
KL-based Amir Ali works for an Indonesian NGO called the Warisan Melayu Riau, which is based in Bengkalis, Riau.