“I hereby retract my support for the MCA and pledge to raise public awareness of its anti-Malay and pro-DAP aura. I will continue to do so unless and until all the aforementioned who came out in Kuok’s defense publically apologise for inciting hatred among the Chinese community. I also urge the Prime Minister to consider limiting the number of seats offered to MCA candidates only to areas where the electorate is Chinese majority”
THE THIRD FORCE
He’s calling Robert Kuok a business icon. He’s saying that the billionaire magnate is revered by Malaysian’s from all ethnic backgrounds. Dato’ Seri Ti Lian Ker said it hours after Lim Kit Siang rapped the MCA for not defending Kuok who, according to the senior Lim, was being attacked gratuitously by UMNO leaders.
In what was a clear demonstration of who’s whose boss, Ti proved once and for all that when Kit Siang says jump, the MCA jumps. On Monday, the senior Lim implied that UMNO needed a slap-down as its party leaders were seen waging vicious attacks against Robert Kuok. Then, the minute Dato’ Seri Nazri Aziz censured the billionaire magnate for meddling in Malaysian politics, Ti joined a host of MCA leaders who warned the Tourism and Culture Minister against insulting the “nation’s business icon.”
“MCA is of the view that Robert Kuok is a businessman that have benefited Malaysians in general.
“He is our business icon and revered by Malaysians from all ethnic backgrounds. He should not be involved in any politicking, let alone to contest in (the 14th general election),” Ti said.
Now, can someone tell me when this Kuok fellow was accorded the “nation’s business icon” status? Can Ti shed some light by telling us where is it stated that the billionaire magnate is revered by the people of Malaysia? Seriously, Ti, is this just a figment of your wild imagination, or do you actually have a scorecard of some sort based on legitimate poll results that proves the onetime sugar king is indeed the “nation’s business icon?” If indeed such a scorecard exists, do you mind publishing it via The Third Force for all to see?
Not only has the MCA begun plucking wild theories from thin air to suit its chauvinist pursuits, they’re turning the Chinese against UMNO in typical DAP fashion by interpreting everything through racially charged lenses. On Monday, Nazri warned the billionaire magnate against meddling in Malaysian politics. Hours later, the MCA’s Dato’ Seri Ong Ka Chuan issued a counter warning, telling the Tourism and Culture Minister that the ‘attack’ threatened “to sour racial relations” as Kuok was “a successful businessman” who had contributed to the country.
In the first place, since when did Ka Chuan become Kuok’s “personal secretary?” The last I checked, the billionaire magnate seemed perfectly capable of defending himself by denying that he ever funded the DAP. So why is Ka Chuan sticking his oars in places that do not concern him or the MCA? Is he being secretly funded by Kuok to act as his “personal secretary?”
And what exactly is the MCA leader trying to say here? Is he saying that “a successful businessman” like Kuok may never be accused of doing wrong? What if I had reason to believe that Kuok was a child rapist? Will I be accused of “souring racial relations” merely by asking Kuok if it were true that he drugged young boys and had sex with them? If that is the case, why was Kit Siang not accused of “souring racial relations” by the MCA when he accused Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak of being a kelptocrat?
Why, is Najib not worthy of the MCA’s affection, or is Kuok simply a bigger icon to the chauvinist party than is the Prime Minister of Malaysia? In the first place, it escapes me how Nazri’s rebuke was considered a threat to racial harmony. Is Ka Chuan saying that a Malay leader has no right to reprimand a Chinese businessman simply because the businessman is Chinese?
Do you see where I’m going with this?
The MCA has just proven itself to be a racist party. When Najib was falsely accused of dissipating funds from 1MDB into thin air, the MCA didn’t see it fit to reprimand several of its leaders who either demanded that the Prime Minister took leave pending investigations or resigned altogether for some reason or other.
Back when it seemed Najib was drowning, Kluang MCA division chief Gan Ping Sieu hinted that the Prime Minister needed to go on leave “to allow the constitutional process to take its course.”
“Najib should be first given the opportunity to go on leave and allow an independent probe to be carried out into the 1MDB and the RM2.6 billion found in his private accounts,” he said.
On the same day, the MCA’s Negri Sembilan division bureau head, Tan Foong Luen, told the now defunct The Malaysian Insider that Barisan Nasional (BN) lawmakers needed to consider doing the right thing – removing Najib but keeping the BN in power – to serve the people and the nation. And what did Dato’ Seri Liow Tiong Lai do about it?
Nothing. Absolutely nothing.
Yet, MCA youth chief Dato’ Chong Sin Woon had the cheek to demand that Nazri apologised for his remarks against Kuok. Repeating Ti’s nonsensical rant about the billionaire being “a successful businessman,” Sin Woon went on to say that the Tourism and Culture Minister’s remark was “humiliating and insulting to the Chinese community.”
So here I am again, asking, how is it “humiliating and insulting to the Chinese community” when a minister reprimands “a successful Chinese businessman?” Like Ka Chuan, is Chin Woon suggesting that Kuok, who Ti claims is a “business icon,” can never be accused of doing wrong just because he has some billions stuck up his arse? If so, did the Government of Malaysia “humiliate and insult the Malay community” by raising questions about Mokhzani Mahathir’s billions? From where I stand, the son of Mahathir Mohamad may actually be a business icon to some within the Malay community.
Then what is so special about this Kuok fellow?
Why, has Kuok got bigger balls than the rest of the Chinese community, or has he got a dick coated with gold? And what about the countless attacks you waged against Najib back when the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) accused the Prime Minister of wrong doing, Chin Woon? Was it not you who repeatedly cast aspersions against the Prime Minister based solely on the conjectural pieces published by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ)?
I think I’ve just about had enough with the MCA.
I hereby retract my support for the Chinese chauvinist concern and pledge to raise public awareness of its anti-Malay and pro-DAP aura. I will continue to do so unless and until all the aforementioned who came out in Kuok’s defense publically apologise for inciting hatred among the Chinese community. I also urge the Prime Minister to consider limiting the number of seats offered to MCA candidates only to areas where the electorate is Chinese majority.
Seriously, this nonsense has to stop.