TTF: It is quite ironical that a DAP MP chose to question if Malaysia’s investment ties with China would allow communism to creep in (see news item below). The party is trying every means possible to convince people that the government’s decision to broaden the Malaysia-China investment base is a wrong idea and tantamount to allowing the Chinese to take control of Malaysia.
Firstly, only a fool would think that conducting trade with another nation would cause that nation’s ideology to seep in. While we may be opposed to communism, our opposition is specific to the Malaysian context and not that of other sovereigns.
Then, there is the fact that China’s socialist market economy is the world’s second largest by nominal GDP and the largest by purchasing power parity. Virtually every nation in the world aspires to broaden its investment base to facilitate bigger ventures with the Chinese.
And that’s what the west is worried about. To stifle China’s growth, the western elites are determined to exert a remote form of jurisdiction over Southeast Asian economies just to gain control of our waterways. George Soros knows that the South China Sea and the Malacca Straits are pivotal to China’s trade proliferation and will do anything to gain control of these seas.
Which is why, people like Soros are getting their local agents – the likes of Ambiga and several opposition politicians – to impress upon us that dealing with China is the wrong step forward. Ironically, the DAP MP who posed the question answers to Lim Kit Siang, a Stalinist who spent more than three decades pitting the Chinese against Islam the way communists do.
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 — China’s communist ideology will not be a threat to Malaysia despite close ties between both countries, Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said.
The deputy prime minister said that despite Malaysia’s objection to communism in the past, the ideology practised by the China government was limited to its own country and would not affect any bilateral ties.
“The communist ideology practised by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is limited to the political system and the administration of the country only and it has nothing to do with the bilateral ties they have with other countries, including Malaysia.
“The government does not view the communist ideology practised by PRC as a threat to the country,” Ahmad Zahid said in a parliamentary written reply.
He was responding to DAP’s Kampar MP Dr Ko Chung Sen who asked about the number of communists arrested here and if Malaysia’s recent investments with China would allow the ideology to creep in.
Ahmad Zahid also stressed that no communists have been arrested here since 1989 after peace agreements were made with Parti Komunis Malaysia (PKM) and with Parti Komunis Kalimantan Utara (PKKU) in 1990.
The home minister added that despite Malaysia’s ties with other countries, the nation’s safety and sovereignty was the number one priority.
Source: The Malay Mail Online