Ketirisan undi Cina: MCA salahkan PERKASA?

Pelbagai analisa timbul mengenai ketirisan undi etnik Cina dalam PRK P094 Hulu Selangor baru baru. Calon BN P Kamalanathan dikatakan gagal lebih 2,000 majoriti undi etnik Cina dalam kawasan majoriti Cina. Hari ini, Presiden MCA Dato’ Seri Chua Soi Lek menyalahkan NGO Melayu Pertubuhan Pribumi Perkasa (PERKASA) kerana kegagalan BN meraih undi etnik Cina itu.

Laporan Malaysian Inisder:

MCA blames Perkasa for loss of Chinese support

By Clara Chooi

KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 — The MCA has blamed “organisations like Perkasa” for Barisan Nasional’s failure in recapturing Chinese support, especially in the recent Hulu Selangor by-election.

In a press statement today, party president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek (picture) condemned Perkasa chief Datuk Ibrahim Ali’s statement urging the government not to fulfil its pledges of development to the Chinese community.

“I wish to condemn in the strongest terms the statement by the Perkasa chief for asking the government to delay the development allocations to the Chinese community.

“I wish to stress that government money belongs to the people. It should be used for the local community for local development,” Dr Chua said.

In Sunday’s polls, BN’s P. Kamalanathan secured a 1,725-vote majority win over PKR’s Datuk Zaid Ibrahim but failed to recapture votes from the Chinese community.

The BN only secured fewer than 30 per cent of the Chinese votes, down from the 35 per cent it had garnered during Election 2008.

Ibrahim, the Pasir Mas MP,  had capitalised on this and had called the Chinese community “ungrateful.”

He urged the BN government not to fulfil its promises to them.

Ibrahim had also called on the government to ignore demands made by the MCA and Gerakan as punishment for their failure to attract Chinese voters.

Dr Chua said that the Chinese voters of Hulu Selangor should not be punished for their failure to choose the BN in the election.

The MCA president noted that he had already discussed the matter with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and the latter had given an assurance that he would not take heed of Ibrahim’s demands.

“Najib has given his assurance that the BN will fulfil its pledges of development to the voters of Hulu Selangor. The BN does not renege on its promises,” he claimed.

Dr Chua lambasted Ibrahim for his statement and said that it was organisations like Perkasa that made it difficult for the MCA to get Chinese support for the BN.

“Malaysia will not be able to progress if we continue to have people like Ibrahim Ali who professes to champion along racial lines with disregard to the sensitivity of other communities in the country,” he said.

He added that all politicians should be reminded not to utter remarks that touch on the fabric of culture, religion and race for such actions were contrary to the prime minister’s 1 Malaysia platform.

This is the second time the MCA has been at loggerheads with the Malay rights group, which has the backing of many Umno members and some of its leaders.

When contacted by The Malaysian Insider, Dr Chua said: “Who is Perkasa anyway? They are just an NGO.”

He also blamed the negative campaigning employed by some of the more right-wing members of Umno, many of them Perkasa supporters, for the loss of Chinese support for BN.

Dr Chua claimed that Zaid had only gained further popularity with the Chinese voters when BN attempted to use his drinking past and purported gambling habits to discredit him.

“Zaid is known as a liberal Malay leader. He is popular, especially among the younger generation of voters compared to Kamalanathan, who is just a new leader.

“The attempt to blacken his image with the gambling and drinking allegations would not work in the Chinese community because they do not view these things negatively. In fact, they can better identify with him,” he said.

Meanwhile, Gerakan vice-president Datuk Chang Ko Youn said Ibrahim’s statement was “irresponsible” and accused the independent MP of failing to take cognisance of the reason why the Chinese community had abandoned the BN.

“He should stop making extremist statements and stop trying to alienate the MCA and Gerakan in the BN,” he said.

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Adalah amat tidak adil bagi Presiden MCA, mewakil masyarakat etnik Cina dan rakan kongsi BN yang kedua terpenting itu menyalahkan NGO Melayu PERKASA dan Presidenya YB Dato’ Ibrahim Ali kerana kegagalan MCA sendiri meyakinkan masyarakat etnik Cina sekitar Hulu Selangor untuk kembali menyokong BN.

Ini adalah kerana PERKASA sebagai NGO Melayu hanya menyuarakan apa yang hak bagi Bangsa Melayu, tanpa menafikan hak etnik lain dan sebagaimana yang diperuntukan oleh Perlembagaan Persekutuan Malaysia. PERKASA mewarisi aspirasi Bangsa Melayu sebagai 60% warga Malaysia hanya ingin mempertahankan apa yang sebenarnya wajar tidak dinafikan kepentingan orang Melayu itu. Sekiranya mempertahankan apa yang yang termaktub dalam Perlembagaan Malaysia itu disifatkan sebagai ‘Perkauman’ (Racism), maka PERKASA tidak perlu apologetik dalam kedudukan mereka yang kini makin popular dikalangan orang Melayu, termasuk golongan professional and akademia.

PERKASA Exco called on PM Dato' Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak at PMO

Malah sebagai NGO, PERKASA tidaklah ada beza dengan NGO Cina lain seperti Dong Ziong. Dong Ziong dengan tegar memperjuangkan sekolah Cina, yang jelas bertentangan dengan peruntukan Perlembagaan Malaysia (Akta Pendidikan 1996 yang mensyaratkan bahasa penghantar ialah Bahasa Melayu). Sekiranya PERKASA disifatkan sebagai rasis kerana perjuangan menjadi kepentingan Bangsa Melayu, mengapa MCA tidak membuat kenyataan yang sama pada NGO Cina yang bersifat chauvinis seperti Dong Ziong?

Sejarah merakamkan bahawa NGO Cina yang sebenarnya merupakan golongan yang chauvinis dan rasis. Gabungan NGO Cina Suqiu pada Ogos 2000 mengeluarkan ’17 tuntutan’, yang sebenarnya bertentangan dengan peruntukan Perlembagaan Persekutuan Malaysia. Namun UMNO tidak pernah menyalahkan MCA kerana tuntuan gabungan 13 NGO Cina yang didukung lebih 2,000 NGO Cina lain itu.

Mengapa MCA tidak menyelar Suqiu sebagai rasis pada masa itu?

MCA sepatutnya mengkaji kelemahan mereka meyakinkan masyarakat etnik Cina, sebagai kedudukan mereka dalam BN dan Kerajaan mewakili suara mereka secara berstruktur itu. Kepimpinan Melayu selama ini memperuntukan 4 jawatan Kabinet bagi MCA dan 1 untuk Gerakan semata mata menjaga hati dan kepentingan masyarakat etnik Cina dalam peringkat penggubal dasar dan eksekutif. Namun dalam PRK P094, undi masyarakat etnik Cina terhadap BN menurun dari 35% pada PRU 12 dua tahun lepas kepada  kurang 30%.

Pemimpin Unggul Bangsa Melayu Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad diberikan perhormatan dalam mesyuarat agung PERKASA Mac 2010

Chua wajar menyalahkan kelemahan MCA sendiri kerana kegagalan menyakin dan  lantas memperlihatkan ketirisan masyarakat etnik Cina menyokong BN. Masalah perebutan kuasa yang hampir menjadi ‘perang saudara’ dalaman MCA kerana kegagalan mencari penyelesaian dipercayai membuat sebilangan besar menjadi bosan dengan parti yang berusia lebih 60 tahun itu. Namun hujah paling penting sekali yang Chua tidak langsung ketengahkan sebelum melontarkan sebarang tuduhan bertujuan menyalahkan (assigning blame) ialah PERKASA ujud secara rasminya pada Mei 2009, 14 bulan selepas MCA mengalami ketirisan undi amat meruncing dari masyarakat etnik Cina sendiri pada PRU 12 8 Mac 2008.

Chua juga wajar mempertimbangkan secara serious sebenarnya majoriti orang Melayu yang menyokong BN dan memberikan undi kepada calon calon MCA (tatkala pengundi masyarakat etnik Cina termasuk NGO Cina sendiri membelakangkan mereka) untuk dipilih sebagai wakil rakyat dan MP pada PRU 12 8 Mac 2008 adalah sebenarnya golongan yang sama yang memberikan sokongan terbuka apa yang diperjuangkan oleh PERKASA ini.

Sudah tiba persimpangan bahawa Kepimpinan Melayu wajar mengkaji semula semua peruntukan dan ‘beralah’ yang orang Melayu sanggup kompromi bagi kepentingan masyarakat Malaysia sesuai dengan prinsip toleransi, kerjasama dan kesepakatan, demi keharmonian dan kesejahteraan intra etnik. Dengan kelantangan ini, MCA juga wajar di’disiplin’kan, demi menjaga hati orang Melayu, majoriti warga Malaysia dan juga tulang belakang undi BN.

*Perkembangan dikemas kini 1100pm

Kenyataan sms Presiden PERKASA YB Dato’ Ibrahim Ali keatas kenyataan Chua ini:

MCA Presiden Chua Soi Lek should thanks PERKASA coz at least he can blame PERKASA for the failure of MCA to get Chinese to vote BN. PERKASA will not blame MCA coz if adultery and failure to serve Chinese’s at grassroot. Internal problems of MCA also not the cause all is PERKASA. BIG JOKE OF THE YEAR. MCA having meeting with all kinds of Malay NGOs and not making lots of demand. That is not wrong. In the next 13th General Elections, Malay will not vote MCA candidate and the blame will the Chinese NGO like Dong Ziong. Dong and others I make a statement, Govt should hold on the promise make Hulu Selangor coz they are not grateful. Malays were still upset on many things but still support BN. I dont have the power to withdraw the promise. It is upto PM Dato Seri Najib. I just make statement so that they should realize and be thankful. MCA should get a ‘Big Mirror’ stand in front and dont blame others.

Tok Him, PERKASA

Published in: on April 27, 2010 at 19:19  Comments (39)  

TBH sudden death inquest: DAP supporters are desperate

The DAP supporters, who are so adamant believing their leaders that Former-Political-Secretary-to-DAP-Selangor-Exco Teoh Beng Hock are unable to accept the truth. The fact that eminent British pathologist Dr. Peter Vanezis reported from his findings and observation that Teoh was not murdered, did not go down well with these anti-establishment supporters.

British pathologist Dr Peter Vanezis

Now, Dr. Vanezis has been threatened with death via e mail. This morning, he made a Police report.

Bernama.com reports:

April 27, 2010 11:00 AM

British Forensic Expert Gets E-mail Threat

SHAH ALAM, April 27 (Bernama) — British forensic expert Prof Dr Peter Vanezis lodged a police report last night after receiving an intimidating e-mail following his testimony in the Teoh Beng Hock inquest.

The threat against Dr Vanezis was also reported by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) prosecution chief Datuk Abdul Razak Musa to the inquest which resumed its sitting here today.

Abdul Razak said the e-mail was “offensive, intimidating and threatening” to the British expert who testified for the first time yesterday.

Dr Vanezis was uncomfortable about the e-mail threatening to him and his family, Abdul Razak said.

The police report was made at the Shah Alam Section 11 police station at 11pm.

Dr Vanezis, who had participated in the investigations into the death of British royalty, Princess Diana, is currently engaged by MACC.

He and Thai pathologist Pornthip Rojanasunand — hired by the Selangor government — were observers in a second post-mortem on Teoh’s exhumed remains last November.

He told the inquest yesterday that Teoh was fully conscious when he fell and there was no evidence that the political aide was strangled prior to his death.

Dr Vanezis is scheduled to be cross-examined by counsel Gobind Singh Deo, representing Teoh’s family, today.

Teoh was found dead on the fifth floor of Plaza Masalam here on July 17 last year after questioning by the Selangor MACC, which is located in the same building, as part of investigations into alleged irregular disbursement of state funds.

— BERNAMA

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Yesterday, Dr. Vanezis was reported as giving evidence in the inquiry to ascertain the sudden death of Teoh as  ‘Not being murdered’, against the ultra strong belief amongst many DAP and Pakatan Rakyat supporters who adamantly stubborn even though proven otherwise. The DAP stalwarts even bought into celebrity Thai pathologist who was appointed by the Selangor PR Government Dr. Pornthirp Rojanasunand s unsubstantiated claims that Teoh was ‘80% chance being murdered’.

PR Leaders especially DAP such as Secretary General and Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, made a lot of hue and cry to a point should be deemed as ‘seditious‘ based on Dr. Pornthirp’s unqualified opinion (just by looking at photos) and pressure the inquest magistrate for a second post mortem. It was deemed purely political but hidden through sleek and fancy legal arguments in court, which the presiding magistrate compelled to allow for the request (in the name of seeking justice).

Masgitrate Azmil Mustaffa ordered a second autopsy for which Sungai Buloh Hospital Chief Pathologist Dr. Shahidan  Md. Noor carried out on 22 November 2009 in the presence of Dr. Peter Vanezis and Dr. Pornthirp.Rojanasunand. However, he did not find any evidence to show that Teoh was murdered but in fact died due to a fall from heights.

Dr. Shahidan found that Teoh died because of injuries sustained due from falling from heights and testified his findings to the inquest. When asked to testify, Dr. Pornthirp gave the excuse  ‘her life is being threatened’ and hence, she refused. Despite giving a guarantee for her safety, she did not turn up to give her professional testimony in the inquest. This is the quality of witness that the DAP Leaders and supporters are banking on. The matter of fact is that, the more controversial and circumstance the witness can be, the better political spin and twist the DAP could ride on.

This act of threatening Dr. Vanezis is very ‘communist’ like behaviour, which has little regard for law and order. Just because it is proven that Teoh was not murdered, hence DAP Leaders can no longer blame MACC for the death of Teoh, then the Chinese Chauvinist and anti-Malay-authority diabolical political agenda  has been stunted.

The DAP has been known for demonising the authorities, especially law enforcement agencies such as the Police, MACC and Judiciary along racial lines when there is a sudden death of a Non Malay linking to these men and women in uniform. The death of a Chinese youth shot by Police right after the may 1969 was used to provoke the wrath of the Malays when they organised a mass demonstration carrying coffins crossing through Kampung Baru, with specific insults to the Malays. As a result, the 13 May 1969 racial riots broke out and it marred a black spot in Malaysian tolerant and co-existence muhibbah history.

When all the usual channels fail, the DAP will resort to the same ‘hatred’ tactics to create chaos and destabilize harmony to a point where peace is gambled. Hence, the instant baseless accusation by DAP Leaders such as Lim Guan Eng and Ronnie Liu casting the MACC officers ‘murdered’ or ‘responsible for the murder’ of Teoh Beng Hock, hours after his lifeless body found sprawling outside the building where Government agencies are housed.

They even organised a rally to drum up support for anti-establishment sentiments. However, it too failed to get the attention of the masses, even amongst Non Malays.

Teoh’s sudden death came at the time where DAP Leaders were investigated for corrupt practices and he was said to be ‘spilling the beans’. The ‘surreal drama’ about “Teoh being murdered by MACC” is probably a diversion as the plot thickens, as the strategy of building up excitement and ‘demonising’ the law enforcement authorities could pre-empt any future actions against their Leaders for pure criminal conduct, as stipulated by the law.

The Police should really look into this death threat against Dr. Vanezis, which is a desperate reaction to a ‘diabolical plan gone wrong’. They should also look into all the serious but wild accusations and seditious statements made by DAP Leaders preceding the sudden death of Teoh. At the monent, the strategy to demonise the law enforcement agencies and create a serious distrust is already working and the authorities should really put a stop to this.

Published in: on April 27, 2010 at 11:08  Comments (8)