Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Vindictiveness, Kiasu-ness & Obduracy of Lim GE

yet Lim GE was himself helpless against RPK

as well as not delivering Pakatan manifesto promises.

jangan cakap ayam lah

Generally Malaysian politicians have one or more of the following less-admirable characteristics:

(a) arrogance,

(b) haughtiness

(c) false (or unjustified) pride,

(d) stubbornness,

(e) vindictiveness/vengeful,

(f) kiasu-ness (takut kalah = ta'mahu kalah)

sorry, no English translation will do for 'kiasu', wakakaka, as this term has been borrowed from Singapore, the nation of KIASU (meaning as above), KIABOR (takut bini, wakakaka), KIASI (takut mati), KIABO (takut ta'ada apa2 pun) and KIACHENGHU (takut kerajaan-pemerintahan saperti di masa Mahathir mmerintan 1981 - 2003, wakakaka).

(g) subservience (to seniors).

OK, I'll stop at that.

Needless to say, we (everyone) knows Mahathir has, except for 'subservience', all of above - matey, whatever bad one might say about Mahathir, he was and is never 'subservient' to anyone. One day someone will write his or her PhD thesis on Mamak and why he has been like so - ??? Wakakaka.

Now, the other pollie who has ALL of above (including and especially 'subservience' to one particular 'senior' as well as 'kiasu-ness') is IMHO none other than Lim Guan Eng, wakakaka again.

Of these less-admirable characteristics that I suspect/observe Lim GE as having, the most striking one has been his 'stubbornness'. His 'kiasu-ness' comes a close second.

Listen to him say to Malay Mail Online yesterday (just after Tg Piai disaster for Pakatan):

Guan Eng: TAR college and UEC issues not the main reason for Tanjung Piai defeat.

Did anyone say the MAIN reason for Pakatan losing Tg Piai to BN was/is TAR college (and UEC)?

Of course not - t'was only among the reasons but admittedly BIG in the eyes and feelings of the Chinese Malaysian community, BUT Lim GE was so jumpy, feeling guilty and kiasu-ish at the very thought of being blamed as the main culprit for his Atuk's loss of Tanjung Piai including humongous loss of the Old Man's face, wakakaka, that he came out swinging with flailing arms that TAR college and UEC issues not the main reason for Tanjung Piai defeat.

Then Commander (rtd) S Thayaparan (columnist for Malaysiakini) in his article Finally, Anwar comes out swinging wrote (one sentence extract):

Apropos everything, how is withholding aid from Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) working out for you, Mr Finance Minister?

arrogant, stubborn but ultra sensitive

takes severe umbrage at even wee slights 

Earlier, in a prior article Harapan is mainlining apathy into its base Commander wrote sarcastically:

Public accountability, as defined by Harapan, is a joke and penalising the MCA in the run-up to the Tanjung Piai by-election demonstrates the vindictiveness of the DAP.

Malay power structures are laughing at the way how their non-Malay proxies destroy institutions beneficial to non-Malays in their quest to demonstrate subservience.

Indeed, a most succinct observation by the Commander that in their eagerness to demonstrate SUBSERVIENCE to ATUK, the non-Malay proxies of ATUK (DAP leadership wakakaka) seems hell-bent on destroying institutions (eg. TAR UC, UEC, etc) which are in reality beneficial to Chinese. So t'was also said Lim GE in his vindictiveness towards MCA penalises TAR UC.

And now a word from Dennis Ignatius, columnist for FMT who in his article Nothing will change without change in leadership wrote (extracts):

The DAP now finds itself in an untenable position: if it stays subservient to Mahathir, it will lose the bulk of its support; if it adopts a more assertive posture, it will be accused of trying to dominate the government.

With hardly anything to show after 18 months in office, the party is hard-pressed to justify the massive electoral mandate it received from the Chinese community in GE14.

The DAP’s own missteps have also been unhelpful. Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng’s decision to punish the MCA by cutting off financial support for Tengku Abdul Rahman University College, for example, has not gone down well.

If there’s one thing no Chinese politician cannot afford to do, it is to be less than supportive of Chinese education. Whatever it is, many consider his actions petty, vindictive and counter-productive.

And finally, after the excruciating reprimands by Commander and Dennis Ignatius, here's one from  Paul Francis Siah, specifically on TAR UC. Malaysiakini reported in Guan Eng, stop playing politics on TAR UC issue:

To Lim Guan Eng,

... let me tell you something straight. On the Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) funding issue, you are wrong, wrong and wrong.

Like the Islamic practice of triple talaq in a divorce, it’s very serious when I declare you wrong three times. It means you are totally and absolutely wrong, no matter what reasons (or excuses) you give.

I have heard murmurs that you have turned very arrogant since you became the powerful finance minister but your personality is not something I wish to talk about here.

However, judging from what you have been spewing of late, including on this TAR UC issue, I believe your critiques were not way off. Don’t you think it’s time to come down from your high horse and stop being haughty?

Dear finance minister, I almost threw up reading your statement yesterday, when you repeated your request to MCA to give up its political control of TAR UC.

I’m beginning to think that you are now very obsessed with punishing MCA after your hopeless Pakatan Harapan coalition was soundly thrashed in Tanjung Piai.

This is playing politics on an education matter and it is something I strongly abhor. Where education is concerned, let’s steer partisan politics far and wide.

Oh yes, despite your denial, the TAR UC funding issue was indeed a major factor why the Chinese turned against Harapan. Don’t ever think that the Chinese voters in Tanjung Piai have no brains, unable to distinguish between right and wrong.

The kopitiam towkays, pasar malam traders and shopkeepers were not blind to the multitude of Harapan’s broken promises since GE14. They acted wisely and in thunderous unison to send you, Guan Eng and your ilk in Harapan, the only message they know best – shape up or ship out!

For once, concede that your junior colleague, Teo Nie Ching, was right in admitting that the TAR UC issue was among the reasons why Chinese voters swung back to BN in the by-election.

Why am I on the MCA side on this TAR UC funding tussle? The answer is simple – it is the right and honourable thing to do.

In case the DAP thinks that I am connected to MCA in some ways, let me make this declaration.

I am a Sarawakian and not a member of any political party. I have zero connection with any party or coalition. I do not even know MCA president Wee Ka Siong (above) personally.

Neither I nor any family member have any link whatsoever with TAR UC or MCA.

On the other hand, I have more personal ties with current and former DAP leaders and am possibly more aware of how DAP operates.

I had met Lim Kit Siang, Lee Lam Thye, Chan Teck Chan, Chong Siew Chiang and others way back in 1979 when DAP set up its first branch in Sarawak.

the most popular DAP politician in the 70's to 80's (virtually the people's hero in KL), he was hounded out of DAP due to someone's jealousy & fear for his (that person's) own leadership position in DAP 

I count the late DAP Bandar Kuching MP, Sim Kwang Yang, as a confidante and consider two other deceased Sarawak DAP lawmakers, Wong Sing Nang and Wong Ho Leng, good pals. Today, I am in regular contact with Sarawak DAP chairperson Chong Chieng Jen.

I am criticizing the DAP secretary-general today because I find his action and outbursts on TAR UC simply intolerable.

Yesterday, Guan Eng maintained that TAR UC can get up to RM60 million from the government if MCA relinquished its control over the institution.

"Once they give up (TAR UC), the money will be available and at least RM30 million annually," the finance minister added.

What sort of language is this? Is this a kind of a bribe or is Guan Eng trying to pull a fast one on MCA? Has the finance minister turned into a big bully now that he is in charge of the nation’s coffers?

Let me pose: If the DAP has established a university and managed it for 50 years, would the party be prepared to let it go? I would like to know Guan Eng’s response.

I think the answer is obvious. So how can you expect the MCA to relinquish control of TAR UC, which is possibly the last bastion of what is left of the party’s pride and glory at this time?

I also have no confidence in the DAP to tackle education matters in the country. Where were the DAP leaders when the incompetent and extremist Education Minister Maszlee Malik kept goofing big time?

buat ta'tahu - takut Tuk dan Maszlee 

I dare not imagine what would happen to TAR UC if an idiot of a minister is put in charge of this respected institution.

TAR UC is definitely in safer hands under MCA.

So, to Wee Ka Siong and MCA, hang on tight. Don’t beg from Guan Eng. Keep on doing the right thing for TAR UC and I believe better days will eventually dawn for the university.

On this funding tussle, I am prepared to join you and MCA to tell Guan Eng to go fly a kite.

Wait, I have more, wakakaka - from Lim GE's best UMNO matey, Nazri Aziz, who said reported as:

Nazri said that the Chinese community does not support Pakatan because it can be seen that the coalition has politicised education by slashing allocations for the Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC), which was founded by Barisan's component party MCA.

"Is that fair? To say that you don't (want to) give money because MCA is there. You are politicising education, it can't be like that. That's the main reason why the Chinese don't support them," said Nazri.


  1. QUOTE
    If the DAP has established a university and managed it for 50 years, would the party be prepared to let it go? I would like to know Guan Eng’s response.

    A retortive question would be:

    If DAP had established and managed a university for 50 years would an MCA Finance Minister be prepared to give the President of DAP lots of money to run it?

    That's what MCA is asking for now. For Guanee to give money to the President of MCA who is the Chairman of TARUC Education Foundation.

    Talking about education grants....

    This same MCA President vindictively, kiasuively and obduratively (ha ha ha) refused to acknowledge that MCA's own Kojadi received education grants totalling 15 million from 1MDB and he also refused to return it, even though the Chairman of Kojadi Ng Peng Hay was ready to do so.

    Why didn't FPS say anything about that?

    Kojadi board 'forced' to sign statement on 1MDB funds, claims its chair
    Published: Jun 29th, 2019

    Koperasi Jayadiri Sdn Bhd (Kojadi) chairperson Ng Peng Hay today claimed that board members of the MCA-owned cooperative were forced to sign a statement against him over the 1MDB funds it received.

    Yesterday, Ng dropped a bombshell when he claimed MCA president Wee Ka Siong tried to block his meeting with the MACC in a bid to surrender the RM15 million channelled from Yayasan 1MDB to Kojadi.

    A statement signed by 11 of the 14 Kojadi board members was later issued denying any interference from Wee.

    "Shortly after the issuance of the press statement last night, at about 10.30pm, one of the board members called me to apologise to me that he was 'forced' to sign the press statement," Ng said in a statement.

    1. dap talked big b4 become govt, thats the diff. n dap yet to settle the quota issue, they cant withhold something without offering any alternative. perhaps the stupid lge can choose to give the 30m to cis to shut up mca, but we all know chinese need some sort of victim mentality to stay united, it seem mca found it while dap lost it.

    2. Mfer,

      "chinese need some sort of victim mentality to stay united…"

      One of the most often quoted FART from those silo inward looking hp6 sinologists!

  2. MCA cared for TARUC so much that it rejected a donation of 30 million those days. That's what made our politicians so endearing, hehehehe