Two years ago I posted Quo Vadis MCA?
Then two months later in that year I posted MCA at a crossroad where I wrote essentially the same dismal depressing dirge for the MCA – extracts as follows:
… the MCA vis-à-vis UMNO has been generally in 'hidup segan, mati ta'mahu' mode, akin at times to a mute being stung by hornets! […]
In 1969 it was confronted with a major crossroad; today in 2008 it has arrived at another, where its decision will be scrutinised by a more discerning community.
So … Mah Hua, arn chnua ah? ... meaning ‘So MCA, what now?’
I have been driven into reminding MCA again of its ineffectiveness in asserting itself within BN when I read of MCA Youth lodging a police report against Suara Perkasa for inciting for the arrest of MCA Youth chief Wee Ka Siong under the Internal Security Act, but which the Home Minsitry dismissed with just a sweet sayang tap on the wrist of the publication’s editor - see Malaysiakini's 'Suara Perkasa' let off with slap on wrist.
Contrast that to the harassments of the Home Ministry against the PKR publication, Suara Keadilan.
But Perkasa gets away with it, no doubt as suspected by almost every Malaysian, because it’s a mouthpiece of UMNO.
We have been aware of UMNO’s tactic to farm out its racist component to Perkasa, pretending to distance itself from 'habits' which proved to be damaging to its standing during 08 March 08, and to lend some ‘face’ to Najib’s 1Malaysia.
But it’s a worthless tactic because no one especially among the Chinese is buying it.
But what it has done is to lamentably bring home the sad fact of the inefficacy of MCA as a voice in the BN.
… hence my post title ‘Arn Chnua ah, Mah Hua?’