Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Frightening the Chinese

Najib again warned non-Muslims against voting for PR because he alluded that PAS is dangerous. “Dr Chua is right to remind you that they (PAS) have not given up on their theocratic Islamic state. And I am sure that if it is implemented, it would change your way of life and affect the Chinese community,” The Malaysian Insider reported Najib as saying at the MCA’s annual general assembly on Sunday.

And for good measure, MCA President Chua Soi Lek added that although today PAS preached moderation, the party would likely not abandon its “autocratic Islamic stand” if PR comes to power. He also claimed that since the 2008 general election, DAP, seen to be PR's equivalent to MCA, had only succeeded in delivering Chinese support for PAS.

These bankrupt BN leaders continue to try to bluff the Chinese. But they forget that the Chinese are not stupid and therefore, I know this scaremongering tactic by BN politicians will not work. Still, BN persists to rehash this old story that PAS will assume power if BN loses the general election. I remember reading somewhere that PAS contests in only one-third of the parliamentary seats – so if this is the case, how can the Islamist party take control of the government? Arithmetically, this doesn’t add up! How is it possible for one-third to become two-thirds? Tell me, please, how can?

Anyway, BN politicians are really dimwits! MCA tells a Chinese audience that PAS will rule if BN falls. In front of a Malay audience, UMNO tells them that the Chinese (i.e. DAP) will rule should PR come to power. They seem to have this crazy notion that Malaysians are generally gullible and anything that BN politicians throw at them, they will swallow hook, line and sinker.

For those of us who can still count, we know that neither PAS nor DAP can take over the federal government because individually, they will be unable to secure two-thirds of the seats on their own.

But for the sake of argument – even if PAS governs, so what? What type of government do you believe Malaysians want? An Islamist government or a corrupt government? I will choose the former. And if ever Hudud is enforced, why should ordinary citizens be alarmed? The people who should cower in fear would be the thieving BN politicians because their wanton plunder of the country would mean they will have to account for their loot and they will face punishment. So be it if that means chopping off their pilfering hands!

Hmmm, the more I think of Hudud, the more I realize Hudud is not a bad idea after all!

And what if the DAP comes to power? What is so wrong with that? Look at Penang! Let me just state one accomplishment. The 2008 Auditor-General’s report praised the success of the Penang PR State Government in turning around a projected 2008 Budget deficit of RM35 million to a record surplus of RM88 million and a projected 2009 Budget deficit of RM40 million to a surplus of RM77 million. Doesn't this say something positive about DAP's Lim Guan Eng's ability to govern Penang?

So what if PAS or DAP takes control – these guys can offer a better alternative than BN!

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