(See comment by Sin Chew Daily below)
The Indian community should be made the second echelon in the country’s administration if they proved to be the deciding factor in the 13th general election by sending more MIC representatives, instead of from MCA, to the Malaysian Parliament.
Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who has forseen this possibility, should consider from now the possibility of placing the Indians as the second echelon in the Malaysian cabinet.
If this has to be done, he should inform the Chinese community that this is what they have asked for.
Lee Kuan Yew has done this as punishment towards the Singapore Malays for betraying him with the establishment of UMNO in Singapore and they shouted “Kill Lee Kuan Yew and kill Othman Wok” during a mammoth gathering of the Malays to protest over the poor treatment against them on July 19, 1964 (See Men In White pg 277).
Initially, Lee Kuan Yew was seen as wanting to make the Malays his second political ally in Singapore by appointing a few Malays who are socialists, radicals and progressive, especially from Utusan Melayu. He also appointed them in the Singapore government.
The sponsor and first chief editor of Utusan Melayu,Yusuf Ishak was appointed the first Singapore President, but Samad Ismai l( now deceased), also from Utusan Melayu, who was initially LKY’s man, but later on split due to ideological differences (Samad was considered pro-communist).
After the racial riot in singapore in 1964, LKY no longer looked at the Malays as his political ally and changed his political strategy for the sake of Singapore’s cosmopolitan future by making the Indians the second echelon in Singapore’s administration.
Why can’t we do this in Malaysia if the Chinese are proven not honest with the spirit of the country’s constitution if they reject the social and political contract with the Malays, if they are ungrateful and want to destroy the harmony and peace in the country.
Najib should also remember the huge contribution by a member of the Indian community to the New Economic Policy (NEP), James Putucheary, a leftist in Singapore who sought refuge in Malaysia and was detest by LKY when he was with Tun Abdul Razak.
Although James was a Marxist and Atheist, but when he was captured by the British in Singapore in 1952, he wrote a poetry Sirat ul Mustaqin (The Path to Truth):
The Muezzin calls the faihtful to Subuh prayer
Allah u Akhbar! Allah u Akhbar!
In prison cells the faithfull face to Ka'aba
Bismillah ir Rahman ir Rahim
Men bitter against opressing men
Yet with faith in the mercies of merciful God.
According to National Journalist, the late Tan Sri Samad Ismail , who was jointly captured with him: “To James,poetry had no ideological strictures and had to be examined independently of politics" (No Cowardly Past Pg 9 and 228 Published by SIRD)
SAYS THE CHINESE NEWSPAPER: DAP NEEDS UMNO TO RELY ON
From the Sin Chew Daily 9 April 2013
Writer: Lim Fang
Based on the overall attack by Pakatan Rakyat against the BN policy, Lim Kit Siang is moving to Gelang Patah in the southern peninsular, while Anwar is leaving his stronghold Permatang Pauh to challenge UMNO in Perak.
This fighting spirit can influence voters to support Pakatan Rakyat in its bid to conquer Putrajaya, but the attitude shown by one of the allies of Pakatan Rakyat, Pas, could be likened to not looking forward to it, not involved, but only giving emphasis to strengthening itself.
Anwar Ibrahim announced that he wanted to contest in Perak, but hardly two days later, suddently on April 5, in a political ceramah in Penang, he said that he would abide by the wish of his supporters in Permatang Pauh and decided to contest in Permatang Pauh.
This attitude of acknowledging defeat before going to war resulted in Lim Kit Siang, at midnight while delivering his speech at a ceramah in Batu Pahat to feel sad. He shouted at the audience “biarlah kalah, biarlah mati!” (Let lose, let die) Lim Kit Siang was sad and lost for words.
Normally, Lim Kit Siang used the tactic to garner public sympathy to get support from voters. He has been using this tactic throughout his political career.
Analysts in Pakatan Rakyat believed Lim Kit Siang had acted such because he was shocked with Anwar’s announcement to not contest in Perak, being that he was highly spirited to contest in Johor, Anwar’s withdrawal has damaged Pakatan Rakyat’s strategy, leaving Lim Kit Siang to fight alone.
Anwar Ibrahim plans to contest and set up camp in Perak, as was agreed between Lim Kit Siang and Anwar Ibrahim. Anwar Ibrahim has created a base in Permatang Pauh. If he truly wants to pursue his political struggle, he should move far away from there, only then the people will understand and pray for him.
Is Anwar Ibrahim only acting. After Lim Kit Siang says he is contesting in the southern peninsular, Anwar Ibrahim made an excuse to not want to leave Permatang Pauh. This raises questions.
This time Anwar has destroyed its strategy where UMNO ridiculed Anwar Ibrahim for leaving his voters. Anwar Ibrahim is forced to return to Permatang Pauh because of his fear of losing to an UMNO candidate.
Indeed, if something untowards happened to this Pakatan Rakyat leader, it would be a huge loss to Pakatan Rakyat because they are going to lose their leader. Instead, the way Anwar is manipulating shows his lack of maturity and meticulousness as a leader, and he was being ridiculed because of his own doings.
It is said that Johor Menteri Besar Abdul Ghani Othman may contest for the Gelang Patah seat against Lim Kit Siang. When Lim Kit Siang heard this, it worries him.
If it is true he is contesting in Gelang Patah, it will be history where UMNO dares contest in a constituency with Chinese majority. It is predicted that Abdul Ghani will get at least 40 per cent of the Chinese votes there and more than 80 per cent from the Malay voters.
Former prime minister Tun Mahathir called on the people to end Lim Kit Siang’s political career in Gelang Patah. In return, Lim Kit Siang challenged Tun Mahathir to contest in Gelang Patah. Tun Mahathir responded saying that Lim Kit Siang should have contested in Kubang Pasu when Tun was the Kubang Pasu Member of Parliament and not wait until he had retired.
Challenging the opponents is a game by Lim Kit Siang and Lim Guan Eng, Lim Guan Eng challenged Teng Chang Yew for a fight between warriors, he also challenged MCA committee member Gan Ping Shou to go to Kluang and contest against Liew Chin Tong. This seldom happens among the Malays because someone who is vocal not necessarily wins.
In a situation where Najib is looking for winnable candidates. MCA and the Chinese community have to let go and lend their constituencies, some parliamentary seats are let off to other component parties . What is important in any contest is to win, regardless of the strategy.
In December 2012, there are 13.3 million registered voters. The Chinese voters totalled 3,944,645 people, or 29.68 per cent of the total voters.
Despite always attacking BN, DAP, in its agenda and manifesto, has never made fun of UMNO. Is this not giving room for DAP to befriend UMNO and place to rely on in future.