Sunday, March 25, 2018

Aloha Oe MCA?

Star Online - Politics is not all about eliminating your opponents, Teng tells DAP (extracts):

GEORGE TOWN: Penang Barisan chairman Teng Chang Yeow has taken the DAP to task for targeting capable leaders from MCA and Gerakan in the general election.

"Is politics all about eliminating your opponents?

"At the end of the day, it is the community who will be at the receiving end.

"I do not think you can see this kind of culture from Barisan component parties," he said during the party's 50th anniversary celebrations at the state Gerakan headquarters in Macalister Road on Saturday (March 24).

DAP had announced that its Johor chief Liew Chin Tong would take on MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong in the Ayer Hitam parliamentary seat.

Its Taiping MP Nga Kor Ming has also been widely tipped to contest against Gerakan president Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong in the Teluk Intan parliamentary seat

Wouldn't you say that what Teng Chang yeow has said, is exactly what MCA had also said in the run-up to the 2013 elections, whence MCA vice-president Donald Lim in an interview with Oriental News Daily appealed, “I hope the people will give us some votes. Don’t make us eat egg.”

duck egg - Chinese slang for 'zero'

'Don’t make us eat egg' translated into Penang Hokkien as mai haw wa lang chea arh nui depicts the Chinese colloquialism of arh nui (duck egg meaning 'zero' or 'kosong'), in other words, don't destroy MCA totally.

And in the general election before that, just before the 2008 election, Ong Ka Chuan who was the MCA’s secretary-general had to swallow humble pie and plead: “If you have five people in your household, I plead with you to give one vote to MCA.”

Now, with Teng making his (admittedly more dignified) appeal Politics is not all about eliminating your opponents, I see a repetition of MCA's begging in 2008, 2013 and now 2018, a very shameful leitmotiv.

Of course poor MCA realises this general election may well be its final chapter, as it will be for Gerakan.

Both MCA and Gerakan had distinguished starts, with MCA struggling together with UMNO and MIC for Independence from the Poms, battling for citizenship for Chinese Malaysians, organising vernacular education, etc whilst the Gerakan Party in its victorious debut in 1969 was touted to be the true multiracial replacement for the Alliance Party (BN's predecessor).

Things went all wrong along their way to 2018.

How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! O Jonathan, thou wast slain in thine high places.

- 2 Samuel 1:25 (KJV)


  1. Shouldn't the Chinese give their votes to MCA as a sign of appreciation for PM Najib's moderate pro-Chinese and inclusive policies?

    Must reciprocate mah.... cannot just accept benefits from Najib then go and vote DAP...


    1. Wah! Kaytee's little brother must be very happy hearing this. Expect more nuts from kaytee

    2. 100% Chinese to DAP will only prove to UMNO that they don't need Chinese in the government anymore. Very slippery slope there, tread with caution.

    3. The same argument that has been used since independent. What a bull! Whether there is any chinamen representation or otherwise, chinamen like you are useless. Unless Najib would appoint kaytee as general commanding 100k non muslim army la

    4. Why do Chinese even need to be in the government ? The Chinese reps in the gomen will only know how to bow their heads and chorus in unison Yes sir, Yes, 3 bags for master, another for my master and yet another one for my master and none for me ! hihihi

    5. john

      UMNO only wanted the stupid Chinese. The Chinese who can use their brains are a threat to UMNO. If a 100% Chinese vote for the DAP is at all possible it would be the best thing to happen to the Chinese in Malaysia since independence.

    6. There was a time when all 3 races were hoodwinked that they needed each other to survive and thrive. They then worked together and built this nation and all were living happily, but then the Chinese pulled themselves out and the Malays found that they can actually live on their own without Chinese support anymore.
      So do they still need to take care of Chinese interest anymore when there's no use for them? That's the slippery slope that I caution.

    7. @john..."....That's the slippery slope that I caution".

      Truly piss-poor so-called analysis. Nobody even bother ...every line is full of crap. I am making an effort here to point this out of pity la...hopefully you sedar sikit la and don't show off your stupidity so clearly here.