Archive for May 2nd, 2010

DAP leaders’ visit to Tawau, Marotai and Kalabakan – tweets

Boarding AA 4Tawau 2k ppl #SaveSabahSaveMalaysia Dinner org by DAPSriTanjong SA JimmyWong Also attending MPs TunkuAziz TonyPua Nienchin Hiew
12:14 AM Apr 30th

Serdang DAP MP TeoNieChing renders song 2flag off fund collection #Sibu byelection #212 @Tawau DAP #SSSM dinner JimmyWong Hiew TonyPua spoke
6:58 AM Apr 30th

BION In Tawau last wk lawlessness contd 1who withdrew RM60k from BankBumiputera was robbed near bank At police station he was told 2lodge rpt when robber had been nabbed!
9:02 AM Apr 30th

Labour Day Malaysian workers twin challenges: 1fair fruits of labour in workplace 2workers’ power 2create a more just equal prosperous Msia
2:38 PM Apr 30th
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What the Chinese want

By Kee Thuan Chye

In the mood for celebrations?

Every time the Barisan Nasional gets less than the expected support from Chinese voters at an election, the question invariably pops up among the petty-minded: Why are the Chinese ungrateful?

So now, after the Hulu Selangor by-election, it’s not surprising to read in Utusan Malaysia a piece that asks: “Orang Cina Malaysia, apa lagi yang anda mahu?” (Chinese of Malaysia, what more do you want?)

Normally, something intentionally provocative and propagandistic as this doesn’t deserve to be honoured with a reply. But even though I’m fed up of such disruptive and ethnocentric polemics, this time I feel obliged to reply – partly because the article has also been published, in an English translation, in the Straits Times of Singapore.

I wish to emphasise here that I am replying not as a Chinese Malaysian but, simply, as a Malaysian.
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