Democracy is a facade that sits uneasily on the visage of MCA
MCA said Malay rights group Perkasa has no right to demand a probe on Christian leader Dr Eu Hong Seng over his remarks on Article 153 of the Federal Constitution.
MCA Young Professionals Bureau chairman Datuk Chua Tee Yong slammed the pressure group for accusing the National Evangelical Christian Fellowship (NECF) chairman of making seditious remarks in his Christmas Eve message.
The reverend caused a stir when he said Article 153 was like “bullying” the non-bumiputra groups in the country.
Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had reacted to the comments by refuting the suggestion that the constitutional provision had been used to bully any community.
Eu’s remarks sparked a furious response from Perkasa, with its president Datuk Ibrahim Ali accusing the pastor of making a politically-motivated statement.
Perkasa has since lodged a police report against Eu and slammed non-Muslim political leaders for not taking action against the reverend.
Chua said all Malaysians, including Perkasa members, are entitled to freedom of speech so long as they do not violate any laws or damage racial harmony.
“This, however, does not give Perkasa the right to go overboard and demand that the police investigate Eu under the Sedition Act,” he said in a statement here.
As the current political environment continues to neglect marginal groups, former MCA president Ong Tee Keat has joined Angkatan Amanah Merdeka (Amanah), a non-governmental organisation founded by Umno maverick Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah.2012 will test us. The economy’s in a mess. Reforms have ground to a halt. The Ringgit’s on oxygen. FDI inflows have shrunk. The BoP has begun to worry. So has the growing fiscal deficit. The Government’s in coma. The MCA and MIC is a joke. With several elections round the corner, it will be a test of public wisdom. Who will we vote for? Who will we reject? What will be our choices in the coming year?
|Year||Parliamentary seat||Votes Obtained||Majority||Ballots Cast||Opponent||Turnout|
|2008||P119 Titiwangsa, KL||17,857||won by 1,972||33,933||Aziz Jamaluddin Md Tahir (BN – UMNO)||68.01 %|
UMNO MUST GIVE VOICE TO THOSE WHO FEEL DISILLUSIONED OR DISENFRANCHISED BY THE CHOICE OF THEIR CANDIDATES. BY PLACING LOCAL CANDIDATES FOR ELECTION, VOTERS WILL BE ABLE VOTE SUITABLE CHOICES. WE HAVE NO MANIFESTO OR POLITICAL VIEW, BUT OFFER THE ELECTORATE FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, AND AN END TO ‘VOTER APATHY’
The statistics of last general elections do not justify the self-evident depression that has overtaken The shock is that UMNO could not read the internal map of every constituency as well once it did. UMNO confidence lies in its brilliant management of the most important gene in democracy’s biology. It consolidated its vote,It may be difficult to deal with defeat, but the regret of a drowned dream is quickly overtaken by the compulsions of survivalUmno must show that it is able to innovate at the local level. An invention awaits the next genius: a camera that can photograph the mind. Television politics has become a screaming contest between politicians, perhaps because the camera has lost the art of stimulation. Since there is no hope of getting a different kind of politician, we need a different sort of camera. It will chase the mind for news.“Politics today is all about thoughts as besides having reacted swiftly and strategising, the people want to see its way of thinking as we are dealing with educated people and professionals who are exposed to all kinds of information. This is the challenge for Umno.”Winning the young minds And while it could be a ton of fun to mock our chosen leaders and their never ending game of gridlock, I think this begs, on both its knees, another question. What does that say about us as an electorate? What is our approval rating? What is your approval rating?
You elected this MCA MIC, If we ever chose a side, would we let them do what they said they were going to do, or would we freak out and immediately stop them in their tracks?
Penang MCA Youth chief Eng Hiap Boon’s resignation makes no difference to us. MCA has no guts to fight for Chinese rights.
In 54 years, Umno has done a lot for themselves – the creation of NEP with policies such as APs (approved permits) and 30 percent Chinese-owned business must be given to bumis before listing.
Chinese independent schools have to fund themselves everyday and Chinese primary schools have more than 60 students per class. Chinese contributed at least 70 percent of the tax revenue but enjoy little of the national allocations.
MCA can never fight to stop all these. It is happy with four junior minister posts with its transport minister not fully in charge of transportation.
Don’t threaten us that MCA will withdraw from the government if it performs worse than the last GE. Chinese are so used to it by now, don’t count on our votes in the next GE.
Mengxiang: I can’t wait for the next GE if anything to see MCA trounced into submission like when Gerakan was whacked silly in Penang in GE12.
I dare them to put candidates in Chinese-majority constituencies and show the people how much MCA means to the Chinese. They will lose their deposits and will have to retire quietly to lick their wounds.
It’s shameful that some were made backdoor ministers which shows that they are now next to nothing as a political party.
Mangodurian: ”Sometimes, my supporters were threatened by gangsters and have been targets of malicious allegations. I experienced these as well. Is this MCA’s culture?” asked Eng.
It certainly is BN culture considering all the mailed bullets that the opposition leaders are getting, something which no BN leaders seem to be getting.
Blogsmith: ”He also claimed that after the March 2008 general election, Penang MCA hired ‘gunners or cybertroopers’ to take charge of the party’s statements, but none of them were paid a single sen for their task.”
Sounds like they are resigning for monetary reasons and not based on principles.
Free & Fair Election: This is what happens when you hire cybertroopers and gunners to do the job. They work to write crap and will stop when they are not fed.
Unlike people like us who comment in Malaysiakini, our cries for a clean government is genuine. No one pays me or anyone here to write about how dirty and corrupted the government is.
Geronimo: Pakatan Rakyat, watch it. Don’t even dream of touching any of these 439 ex-MCA members, not even with a 10-foot pole. Avoid them like plague if possible.
Steven Choong: For people who really believe in the party’s struggles, they will stay on to help improve it and not give up in such a high-profile manner at a time when a general election may be called.
Please do not blame others for thinking the worst of you as it would only be natural for people who is honest and truthful to think that way.
Tan Heng Ken: Why should we thank MCA for the TAR (Tunku Abdul Rahman) College? The very existence of TAR College is a result of MCA’s failure to ensure fair and equitable education oppourtunities for all Malaysian regardless of race.
They kept an eerie silence on Umno excesses and abuses, in the process their leaders were rewarded with positions and government contracts.
In simple term, they betrayed the community that they claimed to represent for their own self-benefit.
Swipenter: MCA is imploding because the whole leadership is compromised, starting with their president. Their existing president has lost all moral authority to lead MCA, so do those who put him in that position.
Whether camp A or camp B, both sides are not fit to lead MCA. MCA needs a complete makeover, otherwise it should prepare itself to be a footnote in history.
Changeagent: ”This is a rotten party, led by a dirty president”. Ouch.
The vast difference in the sentence in terms of jail terms is shocking. Khir Toyo must have gotten much better lawyers…
Righteous: No political affiliation and you get this. I suppose Khir Toyo was happy because he didn’t get a RM17 million fine.
Kbe: The patent disparity in sentencing between Khir Toyo’s case and this is baffling.
Khir Toyo’s matter involved a greater sum, including breach of fiduciary duty to the rakyat by the antagonist as an elected assemblyman and chief executive of a state at the material time.
Obviously the scales of justice need to be recalibrated.