If Mahathir U-turn again, what will happen to the Chinese?
When Tun Dr. Mahathir was in office, the Chinese were being treated coldly, only a few Chinese who were closely related to him received many benefits.
During Tun Mahathir’s regime, Chinese education was being treated in the harshest way; many opposition supporters have condemned Barisan Nasional for its unfriendly policies towards Chinese, but subsequently found out that most of these policies were implemented when Tun Mahathir was the prime minister.
Dr Kua Kia Song informed us that Mahathir was the man who first threatened the Chinese schools on the UEC and warned them not start this private line of educational accreditation.
Many people thought that Tun Mahathir repents now and should be forgiven. Why Tun Mahathir who treated Chinese in such a manner could be forgiven whereas Najib who treated Chinese so well could not be forgiven?
Although Pakatan Harapan mentioned about the recognition of the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) in its manifesto, but did anyone hear about Tun Mahathir talking about how to help the Chinese education? If Tun Mahathir become the prime minister and makes a U-turn, what can the Chinese do?
Najib has repeatedly mentioned about the recognition of UEC but are seen as ‘to be considered’. However, with a promise made by the prime minister of a country, the probability of being fulfilled is relatively high.
Many of the promises made by the Pakatan Harapan can also be seen as very friendly to the Chinese society, but whether they can be fulfilled depends on who is the policy maker of the PH new government. If it is Tun Mahathir, it seems that this promise is as beautiful as a vase. It is hard to be carried out.
Opposition supporters expect Tun Mahathir to fulfill the mission of changing the regime, but it is very difficult for them to control the 93-year-old returning prime minister.
Former Member of Parliament Dr. Tan Seng Giaw said Tun Mahathir is a leader that is hard to be changed; he is going to make his supporters smaller and put them in his pocket.
Tun Mahathir helped Syed Mokhtar to acquire Chinese enterprises.
Many people are blaming Rosmah for the acquisition of Chinese companies by the big enterprises owned by Malay, saying that she is the person who aggressively takes over of Chinese companies.
In fact, Syed Mokhtar is the person who acquired Chinese companies. He is the Malay entrepreneur supported by Tun Mahathir; he is also one of the top ten outstanding entrepreneurs in the country.
If Tun Mahathir can really open the country’s economy to all ethnic groups and treat the Chinese as Malaysians, then supporting Mahathir would make sense. If Mahathir did not show that he is kind to Chinese businessmen, what would this change of government bring to the Chinese community?
The PH election manifesto did not show the Chinese community the economic expectations that the opposition is willing to bring to the Chinese community so that the future of the Chinese will be more beautiful and prosperous.
DAP should make use of this rare opportunity to make Malay leaders in PH to be more open especially bringing more benefits such as more funds to the Chinese schools.
When Tun Mahathir was the prime minister, he was considerable scruples about Chinese schools, and now since all requests will be granted by PH, DAP should fight for the abolition of unfair treatment, funding the Chinese independent high schools and provision of quality secondary and tertiary education.
The manifesto unveiled by PH will somehow act as a kind of pressure to BN; thus, if it does not negotiate now, when is it waiting for?
PH supporters blamed the wrong person
Mahathir is using anti-Chinese investments as a tool to attack Najib’s government, putting the local Chinese businesses in an awkward position because many Malaysian Chinese businessmen have close relationship with Chinese investors.
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Jack Ma, chairman of Alibaba Group, has frequent business contacts with the local business community; while business transactions between Chinese and Alibaba are also frequent, and there is some concern about Tun Mahathir’s attack.
Chinese investments in Malaysia is huge and brings a lot of business opportunities, should there be a change of government, and the Chinese investors are being marginalized, the domino effect is very serious. The Malaysian economy will bear the brunt of Chinese investors’ withdrawal from Malaysia, and the people will live in dire straits.
Chinese voters hate Najib more than Tun Mahathir. Tun Mahathir is lucky, although he used to be so cruel to the Chinese and to the Chinese education, the Chinese soon forgot all about it.
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The measures taken by BN in the past to repel Chinese education was being used as a weapon to attack the government led by Najib. In fact, Mahathir himself was responsible for the unfair treatment of Chinese education.
The PH supporters have blamed the wrong person responsible for it. PH supporters have been bleaching Mahathir and blackening Najib in a random way, which is a reversal of right and wrong.
Most of the Chinese believe that Tun Mahathir will treat Chinese well when he returns to become the prime minister, but those who support MCA and Gerakan refuse to believe him, because they were once bitten by a snake, and they will be afraid of the straw rope for decades.