MCA leaders reduced to pom-pom girls for UMNO
Grant the Chinese community 2 measly SJK(C) schools under the 9MP and MCA leaders virtually dropped on their knees in gratefulness for the most gracious act of kindness on the part of our keris-wielding Education Minister aka UMNO Youth chief.
MCA sec-gen Datuk Ong Ka Chuan even goes the extra mile to promote Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein as a "far-sighted leader of all races".
In making this observation, MCA secretary-general Datuk Ong Ka Chuan said the move was further testimony of the Barisan Nasional’s way of taking care of all Malaysians. “We will be celebrating our 50th National Day next year. This move is among the many things that reflect the positive Barisan spirit that has prevailed all this while,” he said yesterday.
My, my. The things some people say and do in the name of politics.
Let us remind ourselves once again that the partnership between UMNO & MCA truly reflect the "positive" Barisan spirit which is much understood by them but nevertheless are confusing to the rest of us not in the know.
For example, one of the things that confused us is when Mr Khairy Jamaluddin, who also happens to be Mr Hishamuddin's deputy in UMNO youth, made this most enlightening speech at the Selayang Umno Youth meeting on 27th August. He said:-
“I am not afraid or worried although Wanita MCA yesterday asked for an apology. Why? Because we need not apologise to anyone in our struggle for our religion, race and country.” He added, “We don’t want to hurt our component parties, we value them, but believe me, we have to defend the interests of the Malays or we cannot claim to be Umno Youth of Malaysia.”
So, this "far-sighted leader of all races" happens to also endorse a racist deputy whenever it suits him to do so.
And most shamelessly, our MCA leaders have forgotten how this very same "far-sighted leader of all races" have lambasted their very own vice-president Datuk Ong Tee Keat.
They would not even work up enough courage to speak up for their own member who had done nothing wrong to justify the outrageous attack against him by UMNO members and yet, ... and yet ...
I echo Mave's disgust when he also wrote about this subject earlier:-
MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting has welcomed the Education Ministry’s approval to build two Chinese primary schools under the Ninth Malaysia Plan. He also thanked Education Minister Hishammuddin for the move that could help cater to the wishes of the majority of Malaysian Chinese.
OKT said: “I know Datuk Seri Hishammuddin has very good and long-term plans for our Malaysian education system. He is taking care of our multi-ethnic society.”
I don't know what's there to cheer about? Two schools and the trumpet is blared! MCA? Malaysian Chinese Association? Do they represents the Chinese in Malaysia? I doubt!
This is what MCA is all about. Let us all remember this come next General Election.
Now, excuse me while I go and puke.
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