While DAP has been crying UBAH everywhere it goes, nothing about the party has changed much. In my opinion, it calls itself multiracial to cover its true intentions and true colour – yellow. I would now be deemed racist by DAP supporters as this had come from a Malay; but this would have been absolutely alright and should be accepted by the modern liberal society of Malaysia had this been made by a DAP Chinese towards UMNO.
Back in 2008, DAP Supremo and de facto leader, Lim Kit Siang, told Ipoh Timur voters that the 12th General Elections would be his last. Little did they know it would be the last they heard of him. Now, he has (yet again) jumped ship to contest in Gelang Patah, a parliamentary constituency that has 54 percent Chinese voters. And what is his agenda?
Removing the Malay from Malaysia. His Malaysian Malaysia slogan, carried on from his PAP days, now sees support from the younger Malay voters (35 years of age and below) and this I blame on both the education system and the refusal of the soon-to-be-former Minister of Information. The latter is for his refusal to allow the general screening of the movie Tanda Putera that is about the dangers of extremism, fanning of racial hatred, and the efforts put into nation-building post 13th May of 1969. I blame the education system for its eagerness in instilling too much spirit of nationalism that even those who fought for the subjugation of Malaya by Jakarta are now being worshipped by the lay Malays. Wrong heroes were created out of people such as Burhanuddin Helmy, Ibrahim Yaacob, Mat Indera, Samsiah Fakeh et al. We no longer understand the spirit and mood of our history because we simplified and narrowed our scope down to nationalism.
Lim Kit Siang and his cohorts know this, the lack of understanding of the history of the nation by the youngsters (even UMNO people failed to explain because they no longer possess institutional memory) allows him to exploit the growing liberalism, especially amongst the Malays (and Chinese) who do not have the memory of life before the existence of the mobile phones. Which is why Johor, the bastion of Malay politics, is now his main target.
Many Malays don’t understand that a vote for either PKR or PAS, if they don’t support DAP, translates into a vote for DAP. And a vote for DAP translates into the removal of the Malay and Bumiputra rights enshrined in the Federal Constitution. No big deal? Think Malaysia, it means this would affect the Bumiputras of Sabah and Sarawak as well.
A vote for DAP would mean the replacement of the protection of Islam as the religion of the Federation of Malaysia, to simply an official religion of Malaysia. Why do you think DAP has been playing the Allah in the Al-Kitab issue, then allow UMNO and PAS to quarrel over it?
Let me ask you, especially if you are a Muslim, what do you make of the pictures below?
The above is of Selangor ADUN, Xavier Jayakumar giving a talk (ceramah) in a mosque. No big deal, right? Let us see the picture below of Teo Nie Ching, also in a mosque or surau, not covering her hair:
Perhaps this too, is not a big deal for you as she is a non-Muslim and therefore is not required to cover her hair. Of course whether the hair is part of ‘aurat is still being debated as the idea has not attained an ijma’. But let me see if the verse below from the Quran would change your views about allowing non-Muslim politicians to make use of mosques and other Muslim places of worship:
The DAP assembly persons made full use of their subordinates in PAS and PKR to dismantle the unity of the Malays, who form the backbone of Islam in Malaysia. Do you think they will not attack the institution of the Raja-Raja Melayu once they come into power? Think of Day One after GE12 back in 2008. How many DAP state assemblymen throughout Malaysia were reprimanded by the Rajas?
If you think DAP needs the consent of the Agong to change the Constitution regarding the position of the Raja-Raja Melayu, the Malays and Bumiputras, and the position of Islam as the religion of the Federation of Malaysia, you are wrong:
Any bill tabled in the Parliament will go through three processes in the Dewan Rakyat (Lower House): hearing, deliberating/debating, voting. Once all processes have been successfully completed, the bill goes to the Dewan Negara (Senate House) where it goes through the same processes. Once done, it goes to the Agong, who has 30 days to reject the bill or give it a royal assent. If the bill is rejected, it goes back to the A-G’s Chambers again for amendments to the bill, then goes through the same processes as above. The Agong then has another 30-days to give the royal assent, else the bill passes into law.
Some say the military would not sit quietly to this. Maybe not, but what do you think the reaction would be both locally and internationally to a military that reacts against a united DAP supporters’ front that has become a legitimate government?
My worry is echoed too by Aeshah Adlina in her blog.
Remember, in May of 2012, DAP Supremo Karpal Singh has made attempts to define the spirit of the Constitution in wanting non-Malays to be allowed to become the Prime Minister. This was not his first attempt at doing so, he first challenged the late Sultan of Selangor in 1987.
Therefore, I am of the opinion that Tun Dr Mahathir is right in his 11th April 2013 article on Lim Kit Siang and the DAP. The Tun is also right when he said, “Melayu Mudah Lupa (the Malays forget easily)“. Those who were born after 1957 hardly have any recollection of what was shouted to the Malays, or what kind of “victory parades” took place after the 3rd General Elections in 1969.
Other possible outcomes if DAP continues to win in Penang would also be as a result of the gentrification of Penang: the removal of the Malays and Indians from Penang island, and under the United Nation’s principle of self-determination, take Penang island out of the Federation of Malaysia, and either become independent, or join Singapore. There is nothing new about having two parts of a country separated by another sovereign country. Ask the Sarawakians about Limbang and you will know what I mean.
The other possibility if DAP controls the government, is the reunification of Singapore and Malaysia. Who takes the lead is anybody’s guess. Does this seem far-fetched? In February 2013, DAP announced that it was eyeing 150 Parliamentary and State seats. In the previous Parliament, the Pakatan Rakyat held 82 Parliamentary seats, 28 of which were held by DAP. The PAP in Singapore holds 80 Parliamentary seats. That makes 162 seats out of a total of 312 seats. That’s about 52 percent of the total seats. DAP is fighting hard to get Malaysia to commit towards meritocracy, and it comes as no surprise as this was the prerequisite set by Lee Kuan Yew as reported by the Manila Standard on Thursday, 26th September 1996.
The DAP has never changed its stripes even if it now mews instead of roars. It is the same DAP as it was after 1965. While every other main BN party has seen a change in leadership since 1969, DAP is still controlled by a dinosaur that does anything in its power to remain in power, even if it means abandoning its voters from a previous constituency. Tell me now who is power crazy, and who should be changed?
Like I said at the beginning of this posting, if this was written by a DAP supporter of UMNO, it would be accepted by liberals. But I am just a Malay and DAP Chinese will deem this posting racist. I don’t care. I do not want the Malays to be sidelined and become the minority again as it once was between 1930 and 1970. Therefore I will not vote any party whose win will benefit the DAP, I will vote the MCA candidate, or any other Chinese for that matter, who will be contesting where I live because the MCA respects the spirit of the Federal Constitution.
Anyone But Chinese DAP!