Friday, January 5, 2018

Two Sinking Ships

Two component parties in BN, i.e. MCA and Gerakan have decided to collaborate in the coming GE14. And they are bragging about it. 

It’s kinda odd because they are already in the same coalition – so they should already have been working together or haven’t they? 

Anyway, both parties have traditionally delivered the Chinese-Malaysian vote to BN but suffered their worst electoral outing in 2013 when BN lost the popular vote for the first time. 

Chinese Malaysians contributed 50.21% or 2.92 million votes of the popular votes won by the opposition bloc in 2013. MCA won just seven out of 37 parliamentary seats and 11 out of 90 state seats they contested while Gerakan collected only one federal seat and three state seats. 

Still Prime Minister Najib Razak in November 2017 challenged MCA to win at least 15 parliamentary seats in the next election to justify the three cabinet posts the party hold. 

And Gerakan president Mah Siew Keong said the party will regain Penang. 

Methinks, this is a big joke! 

DAP election strategist Dr Ong Kian Ming seemed to suggest that they are cooperating for the sake of cooperating in order to oppose DAP. 

DAP Selangor vice-chairperson Hannah Yeoh didn't mince her words. 

“One sinking ship plus another sinking ship isn’t much of a lifeline. They still fail to understand that voters have rejected them because of their inability to stand up to UMNO”, said Yeoh. 

A good idiomatic phrase is ‘sinking ship’ – described as something which is doomed; a lost cause; an impending debacle; an ongoing disaster. 

LOL! For sure, two sinking ships will soon be completely submerged in the deep waters of Malaysian politics. Now, that would be the best ending for these two wretched political parties because Chinese Malaysians are embarrassed by their imbecilic ineptness.

I am not jumping the gun. As I type these words, I sense that the inevitable is nigh. 

Malaysian voters at GE14, please spare MCA and Gerakan from further agony. Kill them off swiftly.

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