Wednesday, November 3, 2010

PM, Umno-BN Come Begging For Chinese Votes

By Richard Loh

I cried when reading Najib's speech delivered by his deputy Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at the 2nd World Chinese Economic Forum. I cried not because of happiness nor recognition but the insincere and hypocritical treatment of the Malaysian Chinese by the PM.

They can keep on bashing the Malaysian Chinese of being ungrateful, pendatang, prostitutes, si-sepet and claiming that they do not need the Malaysian Chinese votes to stay in power. No one can questions their imaginary ketuanan and special rights. The PM and also their president was very brave with his threat while giving his umno speech.Now in sick bed and facing the real threat of losing the 13th GE without the Malaysian Chinese supports, the PM takes the opportunity of the 2nd World Chinese Economic Forum to beg for the Malaysian Chinese votes. He has no choice but to recognise that Malaysia will not be what it is today without the Malaysian Chinese support.Now we want to see what umno, perkasa and Mahathir have to say about this speech by Najib.

“Malaysia would not be what it is today without the industry, expertise and dedication of the Malaysian Chinese community,” “Likewise, there will be a bleak future for Malaysia without the Chinese community’s support. We would clearly fall short of reaching the goals to become a developed nation by 2020.”He added that the community formed the backbone of the Malaysian economy through its small and medium enterprises.

This speech can proof only one thing, that Malaysian Chinese can survive without any government's handout and do not have the time to quarrel or argue about the ketuanan melayu and their special rights, 54 years have shown that.Speeches are just speeches and they are meaningless without action.

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