Hallelujah! MCA wants to expel UMNO from BN!

Malaysians must be shouting “Hallelujah! MCA wants to expel UMNO from Barisan Nasional!”

This would be the reaction of Malaysians to the warning by the MCA President Datui Seri Liow Tiong Lai at the Selangor MCA Convention yesterday that MCA could kick UMNO out of BN if it coddles up with PAS leaders to form an UMNO-PAS unholy pact in post-14th General Election.

Except that Liow, suffering from the lowest credibility of any MCA President in MCA’s 69-year history, has further destroyed his tinsel-thin credibility as he had sanctioned a MCA-PAS unholy co-operation in the recent Balakong by-election to ensure that the MCA candidate could save his deposit!

Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi recently confirmed former minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz’s claim that UMNO MPs signed a statutory declaration (SD) empowering Zahid to seek new alliances with other parties, including PAS.

Did Liow or the MCA leadership raise any objection that all the 51 UMNO MPs had signed such a statutory declaration, before two former UMNO Ministers Datuk Mustapha Mohamad and Datuk Anifah Aman resigned from UMNO?

When just to save the deposit of the MCA candidate in the Balakong by-election, Liow and the MCA leadership are prepared to sanction a MCA-PAS unholy alliance, what great things are Liow and the present MCA leadership capable of in Malaysian politics?

It is clear that neither Liow nor the MCA leadership has learned anything from the clobbering the MCA received in the 14th General Election where MCA was reduced to the ignominious status of a 1/2 party after being reduced to a 7/11 party in the 13th General Election as well as at the recent Balakong by-election, where MCA could only save its candidate’s deposit with the support of the PAS leadership!

When will Liow and MCA leadership learn that time is long past when they could indulge in pyrotechnics like making the silly and empty threat to sack UMNO from BN, when there is only way out for MCA to survive as a useful political entity – to cut the umbilical cord with Najib Razak and the UMNO leadership especially as the post-14GE UMNO leadership had decided on an even more extremist throwback to the irresponsible and toxic politics of race, religion, fear, hate and lies.

Will the forthcoming MCA General Assembly pass a resolution to cut the umbilical cord with Najib Razak and UMNO, by repudiating the condemning the international 1MDB corruption and money-laundering scandal, described by the US Attorney-General as “kleptocracy at its worst”?

Will the MCA General Assembly condemn all MCA Ministers in the Najib Cabinet for failing in their duty to MCA and Malaysia in aiding and abetting Najib in the 1MDB scandal and bringing to Malaysia the infamy, ignominy and iniquity of a global kleptocracy

(Media Statement by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang in Melbourne on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018)

  1. #1 by isahbiazhar on Monday, 24 September 2018 - 9:39 am

    MCA will have to become a non political party for the Chinese to make use of its properties and funds.It could be an extension of KOJADI and thus see its history changed from a political movement to a social entity.This will give DAP a greater say in Chinese affairs as it is a multi racial party and it has look into the affairs of everyone including the Bumiputeras where the other Bumiputeras from other parties will not become thieves!

  2. #2 by Bigjoe on Monday, 24 September 2018 - 10:20 am

    What was the original purpose of BN? It was to bring right wing and center parties for national purposes. PAS was expelled from BN because BN tried to tame PAS with a federal appointed Chief Minister (PAS called it betrayal). Mahathir is right PAS has been the one who has tried to split Malays and Malaysian since independence. PAS has never fit the center ever. If UMNO wants to leave the center to go where PAS is, then the logical thing is for UMNO to leave BN.

  3. #3 by Bigjoe on Monday, 24 September 2018 - 12:10 pm

    Its worthwhile to understand the period where PAS was part of the Alliance to understand what will happen to UMNO-PAS. PAS joining with Alliance in 1972 was led by Asri Muda who saw 1969 as need and opportunity for Malay unity despite the fact, his own home base in Kelantan was weakened by his move. Asri then broke up with BN principle because BN state politicians attacked him but with real basis for it.

    In other words, PAS working relation with UMNO was ambition exceeding their capabilities and fundamentals. The current effort is based on real fundamentals between UMNO and PAS but it again ignores capabilities, ambitions and national realities. UMNO today may be still the biggest party, but its past has been based on being in power (“the lampu ajaib”). Historically, without “lampu ajaib”, Malay political parties will deteriorate. Even PAS seemingly fueled by endless religo-fervour slowly losses without enough resource. The fact of the matter is while religion is as important as anything else to Malays, its NOT the only thing important. Malay politics require REAL proposition, not just after-life.

    Because real proposition is required, UMNO-PAS tie up will mean not just the deterioration of UMNO but PAS being infected with UMNO’s disease of being used to abuse of power and abuse of resource. PAS ALREADY DEMONSTRATE IT DOES NOT UNDERSTAND CORRUPTION AND ABUSE BECAUSE ITS NOT IN RELIGO TEXT it relies on. Closer ties with UMNO only makes it worst.

    Given the obvious direction of fundamental of UMNO-PAS, IT CAN NEVER REALLY GET NON-MALAY AND SABAH& SARAWAK VOTES. It can only hope that non-Malay & Sabah & Sarawak vote fragment for them to take advantage – i.e, the misfortune of others..

    This is why its paramount for PH to win Malay votes to deliver on real proposition. The moderates like KJ and Tok PA understand its the real frontline first and not the underbelly that UMNO-PAS want to go. Its respect for real governance, not the cynic of negative politics. Its a SAVIOUR of Malay and Malaysian politics. We are fundamentally still a rational practical nation.

  4. #4 by good coolie on Sunday, 30 September 2018 - 12:46 pm

    How can the mouse expel the elephant?

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