Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Chinese Have Never Felt More Malaysian Today Than Anytime In The Past

I believe I speak for many Chinese when I say that we have never felt more Malaysian today than at anytime in the past, except perhaps during Tunku's tenure.

And it has nothing to do with BN or Umno, especially not Umno, whose leader Najib was even perceived to be engaged in race baiting when he dis-ingeniously, and without justification, blamed BN's poor showing at the polls on the Chinese.

That Chinese tsunami thing that he was babbling about appears to be the beginning of, if not the signal for, the  ever crazy and even crazier daily racial baiting like this latest one

We suspect that BN especially their taiko Umno, are trying to divert attention away from the fact that they know they have lost the Malay votes too, by trying to put the blame on the Chinese for their worst ever showing in the history of Malaysian elections.

This concerted demonisation of the Chinese of course, is not endearing the Chinese to BN and especially not to Umno.

It is perhaps a desperate move by Umno to frighten the Malays against the Chinese in a misguided belief that by doing so, they can regain the lost Malay support.

Obviously Umno have been sleeping.

Malays are not as shallow as Najib and Umno would like to have us believe. Many Malays are now abandoning Umno because they perceive Umno as only caring for themselves, just like the Chinese perceive MCA as only caring for themselves

In fact, especially since Mahathir's time, the Chinese have felt more and more alienated.

We feel that we are not even appreciated although it is the Chinese, who though they form only about 28% of the population, contribute the lion's share of income tax despite the handicaps we face.

So, why are Malaysian Chinese feeling more Malaysian today than in the past?

We feel more Malaysian today because we feel that the opposition coalition have a better idea of how to appreciate every Malaysian citizen - be he a Malay, Chinese, Indian, Kadazan, Iban or any other Malaysian and will stand for the well being of all and defend their rights, irrespective of race.  And this gives us hope.

We have never heard anything of a similar nature from BN or Umno.

That is what we appreciate - being recognised and treated as a citizens, not second class ones.

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