Malaysian Chinese News - Chinese community is urged not to wipe off MCA, strike a balance between the opposition and ruling party:
He is of the view that all matters should not go beyond extremism. DAP’s remark is scary.
“This is politics only and not necessary to finish off a party. Does MCA’s existence cause any threat to DAP? If DAP does not deliver, who is present to monitor?”
In an interview by Sin Chew Daily, Wee said some Chinese leaders view the ‘wipe off’ remark as inappropriate.
Wee said ruling coalition and opposition co-exist in a democratic environment. Both ruling and opposition should deliver to strike a balance. People on the ground are the main beneficiaries.
“Hence I urge everyone not to let DAP achieve its aim of finishing off MCA.”
Although Lim Kit Siang has been arrogant in calling for MCA to be wiped out (when the irony has been his DAP under his instruction has become another 'MCA' to Pribumi), Wee should have thought of his own 'moderating' words and avoid going to such extreme ends in the Penang tunnel issue.
While we know the MCA is fighting for its very survival, with UMNO not even hoping that the Grand Old Chinese party can perform in GE14, its campaigning should not be based on mainly 'negatives'.
Now, Wee is, to put it in plain words, sh*t-scared that Lim Kit Siang's aggressive promise may come true, and is now appealing to the Chinese voters for a lifeline in GE14.
The most shameful part is that MCA has again gone down on its pitiful pathetic painful beggarly knees, as it did in 2008 GE and 2013 GE.
Just before the 2008 election, Ong Ka Chuan who was the MCA’s secretary-general had to swallow humble pie. FMT reported that when he addressed voters in Perak’s Kinta Valley, he said: “If you have five people in your household, I plead with you to give one vote to MCA.”
Now you know what I meant earlier by describing the MCA as going down on its pitiful pathetic painful beggarly knees, to beg for votes. And Ong Ka Chuan was so pathetic he begged for just 1 out of 5 Chinese votes, implying he knew the Chinese community had abandoned the MCA. Wee today must have that same sinking feelings.
As if that 2008 shame wasn't enough, in the run-up to the 2013 elections, MCA vice-president Donald Lim said in an interview with Oriental News Daily, “I hope the people will give us some votes. Don’t make us eat egg.”
Chea arh nui (eat duck egg) is Chinese colloquialism for 'zero' or 'kosong'.
Let's move away from such pathetic scenes. By the by, I am sorry to keep using the 'pathetic' word but there's no other suitable choice as MCA then under Chua Soi Lek did not deserve words like 'pitiful' or 'heartbreaking'.
If Chua Soi Lek had not sabotaged Ong Tee Keat kaukau, the MCA today might have a teeny weeny itsy bitsy chance with the Chinese as Tee Keat was identified by a poll as the most popular MCA person among the Chinese community.
Chua Soi Lek for some reason detested Tee Keat to such an extent he destroyed Tee Keat's chances even if that had hurt MCA irreparably.
Mind, Tee Keat wasn't popular with UMNO especially with Hishamuddin as Tee Keat once exposed a humongous shameful pilfering among school officials for pocketing, now get this, 90%, no, not 9% but 90% of repair funds for some vernacular schools.
The silly irony was Hishamuddin demanded that Tee Keat apologised to him which of course Tee Keat refused. Since then, there was real bad blood between Tee Keat and UMNO.
Today we see Wee in a not dissimilar position as Ong Ka Chuan and Donald Lim, though in tok-ing kok about the necessity to balance the Yang & Yin among MCA and DAP, he is attempting to maintain some minimal degree of dignity. But in essence he's begging the Chinese for votes to sustain MCA's pathetic survival.