Monday, March 3, 2008

A Beef to Grind: How I came to see through MCA



Now I never expected the MCA or MIC to yell back at these UMNO clowns for their outrageous display of aggression and Ketuanan Melayu. The least they could have done were to voice displeasure/disappointment/disagreement/discord with the threats and intimidation of bloodshed and violence.Even running dogs put up a fight before fleeing with their tails between the legs......



My Beef With The MCA


For as far as I can remember, my primary school days were punctuated with the tudung-clad teacher labeling us kids as the UMNO group, the MCA gang and the MIC crowd.

Studying in a national school with a mixture of races was a breeze. Mixing around the various races certainly made one more in touch with the realities of multi-racial society. There will be times however, when we stuck to our ethnic group, like a casual discussion on what we’re gonna do over Chinese New Year and where we’re balik kampong to for Hari Raya Puasa. There’s certainly nothing wrong with that.

Still whenever we were gathered in groups, the labels from the teachers will always be UMNO-MCA-MIC, UMNO-MCA-MIC. There was never the mention of DAP or PAS or Semangat 46, which still existed back then. We grew up thinking that Malays are meant to be represented by UMNO, that Chinese are under the wings of the MCA and Indians forever protected by the MIC. Those were the rules of nature, as far as we were concerned. Coupled with daily doses of BN good news in the dailies, there seem little to doubt the wisdom of our teachers and national leaders. The DAP, if what The Star and NST portrayed them to be was true, were national traitors.

The MCA after all, was looking after the Chinese, the MIC after the Indians and St. UMNO, over everyone else, in a fair and just manner with regard to race, religion and cultural background.


As recent as the 1995 general elections, I was blatantly happy when DAP was trounced throughout the country. Even for the 1999 elections, I was astounded to learn of PAS’ advances in Parliament and taking over Terengganu.




I don’t know how I was first ‘converted’ to the opposition. The term converted isn’t really right because nobody came planting ideals forcefully into my fragile mind, not like the BN does every day in their cancerous propanganda. No one sat me down and preached unto me the principles and beliefs of the DAP or PAS, not like what insurance agents would normally do.

All I know is something somewhere didn’t seem right and hasn’t been right from the beginning of BN rule.

If I were an Anak Malaysia like what I always write in my PMR/SPM essays, why is it that I am told every now and then that I am a non-bumiputera and therefore not eligible for certain scholarships? If the government was really so sincere in resolving the problems of the rakyat like what the textbooks tell me, how be it that there seems no end to new issues arising every other day? If there was equal opportunity for all races to enter local public universities, why are thousands of non-Malay students being denied entry?

Throughout the years, the MCA has employed the TAR College as its symbol of service to the Chinese community. They unashamedly claim that the MCA’s sincerity is epitomized by TAR College. I am not one against the pursuit of higher education but seriously, is tertiary education really for everybody? Is it a good idea to coerce the blondie Ah Beng and mini-skirt Ah Lian into university when they absolutely have no interest to study and improve themselves? That’s what TAR college has really been for the Chinese – a UiTM equivalent for the Chinese mat rempits. Most of my former schoolmates who never made it past SPM made it past TAR College. Either TAR College has a gift for turning rebels into geniuses or there’s simply a lower bar for the Ah Bengs to make the cut.

What about the bright, diligent students who failed to enter public university, you say? These are the talents that should never have missed out on a proper tertiary education if the MCA had spoken out for the Chinese community in the first place. If the MCA had the guts to stand up for the voiceless, discriminated Chinese students, there should be no deserving Chinaman being left out of public university and totally no need for TAR College or UTAR to exist in the first place!

Does anyone really believe that MCA has nothing to gain from the two TAR institutions? The fees are anywhere near cheap or affordable. Besides gaining millions from tuition fees over the years, the MCA has had the opportunity to churn out young MCA running dogs from the corridors of its two institutions. The student brainwashing, MCA-worshiping, and Ling-Liong-Sik praising continue to this very day. Rather than being icons of education, the TAR institutions are hallmarks of classic communism.


I will not in any way stigmatize any TAR graduate of course. Some of my best friends are in TAR and are graduating from TAR. Discontent with the MCA is not equal to a hatred for its products especially more so when UM products are not any better.

I learnt from young not to use to phrases to anyone anywhere anytime. The first is “Get Lost” and the second is “Shut Up”. That was exactly what the UMNO douchbags were telling us non-Malays during the UMNO AGM. They raised the keris and basically told us nons to get our yellow asses out of the country. If we were unable to do so because of whatsoever reason, we should shut the heck up and be kafirs in a land of Muslims.



Many donkey years ago, the ex-PM Mahathir Mohamad conviced the Chinese to vote for the MCA. He stated that Lim Kit Siang can shout and scream and prounce about all he wants in Parliament and still won't achieve anything while Ling Liong Sik needed only to whisper in the PM's ears to achieve something for the Chinese community.

Now I never expected the MCA or MIC to yell back at these UMNO clowns for their outrageous display of aggression and Ketuanan Melayu. The least they could have done were to voice displeasure/disappointment/disagreement/discord with the threats and intimidation of bloodshed and violence. If they had whispered like what Mahathir tried to portrayed Ling Liong Sik was doing, it would at least showed some residual guts in these running dogs. When they couldn’t even do that, it was then that they have descended to an irreversible ditch.

Even running dogs put up a fight before fleeing with their tails between the legs.

Lapdogs are totally the opposite. You can kick the lapdogs’ asses as hard as you want but they’d still come running to you for that little doggie cookie in you have in your hand.

For this election, Chinese people who vote for MCA are running dogs, while the MCA itself is a lapdog….in my humble opinion.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Now Indian Muslims wanna be known as Malays.
http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/Monday/National/2175500/Article/index_html