The MCA hypocrisy
MCA youth secretary general Chai Kim Sen wants PKR and DAP to clarify whether they support PAS call to UMNO to hold ‘muzakarah’. Kelantan Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Nik Aziz has set 2 conditions to be met by UMNO, before the ‘muzakarah’ can proceed. First is that UMNO must change its policies so that Islam comes first and the other is that UMNO must not only graciously welcome PAS, but also the whole Pakatan coalition including DAP and PKR. Mr Chai Kim Sem immediately jumped on the first condition. He wants DAP and PKR to clarify whether these 2 parties support Islamic state. MCA believes that this call by PAS to UMNO will lead to the ultimate dream of achieving Islamic state.
MCA thinks they can keep invoking the Islamic state issue all the time to scare away Chinese voters from voting PAS, PKR and DAP. MCA wants to paint the picture that DAP is weak like the MCA in BN. Since the MCA is facing total wipe out in the 13th GE, they are desperately finding fault with DAP in particular. At least PAS has set a condition that if UMNO wants PAS they must also accept PKR and DAP. Has UMNO ever told PAS that if you want UMNO you must accept MCA/MIC/GERAKAN? I wonder why MCA never pondered about this. May be they dare not.
Instead of questioning PKR and DAP, why not MCA question UMNO as to whether they will participate in the ‘muzakarah’. Since MCA and UMNO are the 2 major component parties, they need to explain to each other whenever they decide to talk or negotiate with opponent parties. MCA never questions UMNO when the latter is invited by PAS for unity talks or vice versa. MCA always points the finger at DAP and PKR. Even when UMNO call for unity talks with PAS, it is DAP at fault.
UMNO has called on PAS for unity talk many times repeatedly. Why MCA never question UMNO whether they support Islamic state? If MCA finds PAS such a taboo, why not deter UMNO from talks with PAS. DAP is a matured and responsible party to understand and know whether such a ‘muzakarah’ between PAS and UMNO will ever succeed. If at all the inevitable happens DAP knows what to do. DAP will never ever become another MCA/Gerakan/MIC.
The fact that MCA is so subservient and has become a despatch boy of UMNO, never seem to bother them. MCA is only interested in the political mileage by keep threatening the non Malay voters by instilling the fear of Hudud law. Hudud law is not in the common policy framework of PR. MCA kept quiet when Mahathir announced that Malaysia is an Islamic state but keep raising the Islamic state with PAS. MCA leaders don’t have the courage and guts to stand up against UMNO.
Voters have woken up after GE 12 in 2008. MCA/GERAKAN/MIC leaders are still in pre 2008 mindset. They believe in their own lies. Malaysians have moved on. These BN component parties cannot accept that their ultimate end is near. They are fighting with their own ghost. Their sins from past deeds have caught up with them. They keep blaming DAP and PKR for their eventual down fall.
Senator S. Ramakrishnan