Buckling on to the push to the shove

Gerontocracy Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad started to demonstrate his ‘Malay Ultra’ness and uneasy with the Chinese Chauvinism and anti-Malay traits of the ‘Unholy-marriage-of-(in)convenience-between-backstabbing-strange-bedfellows’, especially with DAP and openly attacking them.

Malay Mail Online story:

Dr M labels Dong Zong as racist for not agreeing with anything

LANGKAWI, Aug 12 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has described Dong Zong, the United Chinese School Committees’ Association, as racist as it has never agreed with national education policies, including the introduction of Jawi calligraphy in schools.

The prime minister said apart from the Jawi calligraphy or khat issue, the group had also protested against the setting up of Vision School (Sekolah Wawasan) for fear of Chinese students mixing with other races.

“Dong Zong is racist; we set up a campus in Vision School to put a Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (SJK) Cina, a SJK Tamil and a sekolah kebangsaan (national school) in one campus, but they were against it.

“They are afraid to let their children mix with Malays, so they did not want it. They are against all (implemented by the government), never agreed with anything,” he told reporters after attending a gathering with the residents of Padang Matsirat in conjunction with the Hari Raya Aidiladha celebration here today.

He was asked to comment on Dong Zong’s move to organise a petition to protest the learning of Jawi calligraphy in vernacular schools.

Elaborating, Dr Mahathir said the decision to introduce khat was made in 2012 by the previous government but the Chinese pressure group did not raise its objection at that time.

He said the present government is practising a more open policy for groups to voice their views compared to the earlier government.

Dr Mahathir also said when the country wanted to achieve independence, the government introduced romanised writing to help non-Malays as it would be difficult for them to learn Jawi.

“Now the Malays have to learn Jawi to read the Quran instead. So, why are we fighting? We have given special consideration in the interest of non-Malays,” he said.

Asked whether policy matters should be discussed in the Cabinet before a decision is made, Dr Mahathir said almost all matters are discussed in the Cabinet but the contents of discussion are not made public.

Meanwhile, commenting on a call by Klang MP Charles Santiago who wanted the power of the prime minister in making decisions curbed, Dr Mahathir cynically said he will refer to Charles before making any decision.

“In future, when making a decision, I will ask Charles Santiago; if he did not agree I will not make the decision. Of course, I have to obtain his view; he is on the same level as me,” he said. — Bernama

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Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir conceded to the expectation of the Malays amidst a growing anti-Government sentiments, as the Federal Government is felt of not only neglecting to the Malays but also allowing the increasing anti-Malay policies.

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Brothing the Hot Soup

Pakatan Harapan leaders are throwing the blame to Gerontocracy Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad of allowing disability, with the intent to stay in power longer and not handover the Premiership to heir apparent PKR President Anwar “Mat King Leather” Ibrahim.

The Malay Mail Online story:

DAP MP demands Pakatan rein in Dr M

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 12 — Klang MP Charles Santiago accused Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad of unilateralism today and told the Pakatan Harapan (PH) presidential council to curb the “minority party” leader.

The DAP MP blamed the Bersatu chairman for the current controversy over the introduction of khat in primary schools, insisting Dr Mahathir must have known it would trigger public dissatisfaction.

He also cited the government’s decisions in other issues including the refusal to deport Muslim preacher Dr Zakir Naik as well as the high-profile reversals on Lynas Malaysia and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) as examples.

“Mahathir, by now, should be able to read the mood of the people. And he must understand that arbitrary decisions, without consultation, will not get him far.

“Therefore, there must be a review in the decision-making process at the Pakatan Harapan Presidential Council,” he said in a statement.

Charles asserted that the PH leadership must be consulted on matters relating to race and religion in government policy.

The country’s education system was also in need of fundamental reforms that were more pressing than the introduction of khat, he said.

He warned that voters were “livid and furious” with the administration and threatening to expel the current leaders in the next general election.

“Currently, it looks like there it too much power in the hands of the prime minister and so this power needs to be shared equally amongst all the component parties.

“We can’t get rid of former premier Najib Razak, only to become just like him,” Charles said.

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A Machiavellian that he is, Gerontocracy Prime Minister is the Master of Divide and Rule.

Now, he got them by the short and curlies!

He has perfectly mastered the art to continuously create controversies, and he wouldn’t be allowed to leave in the middle of these unresolved issues.

DAP leaders within the ruling is accusing Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir has been making unilateral decisions of issues like Tulisan Jawi/Khat in schools.

Where as amongst DAP, the introduction of it as part of Bahasa Melayu at year four didn’t augur well at the grassroots level.

Two days ago Emperorissimo of Chinese Chauvinism Lim Kit Siang was heckled by his own constituents on the matter.

The Star story:

Kit Siang heckled in own constituency over khat issue


  • NATION

  • Saturday, 10 Aug 2019

PETALING JAYA: DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang was seen heckled by the public over the khat issue during a Hungry Ghost Festival event in his constituency on Friday.

In two videos circulating on social media, Lim, who is the Iskandar Puteri MP, can be seen being shouted and booed at by the public.

In the first video, a man is heard shouting at Lim, “Are you still lying” while Lim is giving a speech.

In the second video, another man questions Lim but does not get a response as Lim just continues with his speech.

Online portal Malaysiakini reported that the function’s organiser had claimed that Lim was booed at by locals as they were not happy over the khat issue.

The report also stated that Lim did not leave the event later over the jeering, but because he needed to attend another function.


Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/08/10/kit-siang-heckled-in-own-constituency-over-khat-issue#1Q3dJlTqesWAJYqe.99

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This is a prickly issue which is part of DAP’s successful anti-Malay Strategy, for over half a century and those who bought into this, now would not accept DAP to concede on the matter.

The fact is that DAP leaders across the board are trying hard to continue to sow the ‘anti-Malay Strategy’.

Malaysiakini story:

Speech, ‘Jawi in porno book’ example taken out of context – Kluang MP

 (Updated )

Pakatan Harapan lawmaker Wong Shu Qi today accused the opposition of taking her speech on the introduction of khat (Jawi calligraphy) in schools out of context in a bid to play up racial sentiments.

The DAP Kluang MP said this includes a reference she made to the use of Jawi text in pornographic books during a dialogue session with Chinese groups last Friday.

In a statement, Wong alleged that “an MCA leader” in attendance had recorded her speech without permission, which was later uploaded on social media by a Kluang MCA Youth leader.

Part of this recording, which has since been deleted, was later used by Umno cybertroopers to accuse her of insulting Jawi, she claimed. Video clips of the speech are circulating online.

“By referring to the same speech, MCA accused me of supporting Jawi to incite the Chinese, Umno claimed I insulted Jawi to incite the Malays. Their evil political game is clearly shining through,” she said.

As Wong noted, she was explaining the khat issue during a dialogue session with representatives from the Tiong Hwa Association and 27 other Chinese groups in Kluang.

“In my speech, I explained that Jawi was used as the general system of writing for Bahasa Malaysia before 1956, and was used for all sorts of reading materials in the language, which were not limited to Islamic writing alone.

“In the presentation, I used three slides to explain the argument through the history of Jawi writing, including… Jawi being used in Bahasa Malaysia writing before Romanised letters were introduced. Hence, Jawi was used in the Christian Bible in the 19th century.

“Slide two gave examples of other reading materials which used Jawi, including pornographic reading materials,” her statement read.

The third slide, Wong explained, showed that people do not assume Chinese calligraphy is reserved for Buddhism just because it is used in religious manuscripts.

From the purported transcript of her speech during the dialogue session, Wong had said the image on the second slide “shows pornography books from long ago, and is just used as a picture reference here.

“If Jawi was specific for Islamic use only, should Islamic extremists have known of this, there is a chance they would have objected to the use of Jawi by non-Muslims, as these kinds of materials could insult Islam.”

Wong today stressed in her statement that her presentation was aimed at clearing the confusion over the introduction of khat by the Education Ministry, which some believe to be an Islamisation tactic.

“The evil action of twisting my speech shows that MCA and Umno conspired to play up racial sentiments over the issue of Jawi (khat) writing.”

DAP leaders have been slammed by its grassroots and by Chinese educationist groups for defending the introduction of optional khat writing lessons in the Standard 4 Bahasa Malaysia syllabus, including for vernacular schools.

Khat is the calligraphic or written art form of Jawi, which was used to write Bahasa Malaysia prior to use of the Roman alphabet.

Meanwhile, former Umno Youth leader Mohd Razlan Rafii said Wong’s choice of example on the use of Jawi was “irresponsible” and a mere popularity tactic.

“There are many examples which could have been taken to show DAP is sincere in supporting (teaching of khat).

“DAP likes seeking popularity by bringing in sensitive issues with hidden meanings,” he claimed in a statement.

As such, Razlan accused Wong of intentionally sensationalising the issue by shaming khat writing.

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It is abundantly clear day-by-day the current ideology and relationship with Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir and his pro-Melayu worshippers would never work hand-in-hand with DAP and their anti-Malay ideology.

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