Thursday, January 22, 2009

Rebut MCA

Media statement by DAP Political Education Director and MP for Rasah Loke Siew Fook on Thursday, 22 January 2009, in Petaling Jaya:

DAP Does Not Need to Apologize for Educating KT Voters on the Need for Clean, Progressive and Non-racial politics

It is extremely ungracious of MCA political education bureau chairman Gan Ping Siew, in the wake of Barisan's Nasional defeat in the Kuala Terengganu by-election, to proclaim that DAP owes non-Muslims an apology for campaigning for PAS.

Gan's comments are an insult to the DAP leaders, staff and volunteers who campaigned wholeheartedly for eleven days with the spirit of unity. MCA has really hit a new low by showing utter disrespect to its fellow Malaysians' right to campaign for their coalition partners. In contrast, DAP has respected MCA's right to campaign for the BN candidate in the by-election and has looked forward to a healthy battle of ideas and inspiration. Perhaps MCA is finding it hard to get over the fact that DAP's presence in the campaign trail has helped inspired a united push for change in the form of a Pakatan Rakyat victory.

DAP leaders have made it very clear that no policy, including Islamic law, will be made Pakatan Rakyat policy if it does not obtain approval from all Pakatan Rakyat parties. DAP's campaigning for PAS in Kuala Terengganu represents the support of clean and democratic governance and non-racial politics that is envisioned by Pakatan Rakyat.

Contrary to Gan's statements, it is MCA's hypocrisy over the issue of a theocratic state that is misleading non-Muslims in this country. MCA's silent approval on Tun Dr. Mahathir's declaration of Malaysia as an Islamic state in 2001 and Dato' Seri Najib's own proclamation of the idea in 2007 should remind non-Muslim Malaysians of MCA's confusing vision of Malaysia.

If we subscribe to Gan's twisted logic, then MCA's participation in the BN campaign is a betrayal to Chinese Malaysians as it is tantamount to supporting the kind of racial supremacy so proudly preached by its partner, UMNO. Therefore, MCA should apologize to the Chinese community for campaigning for UMNO in Kuala Terengganu.

I am deeply disappointed with Gan and MCA for espousing hypocrisy and the politics of fear that are clearly being rejected by the Malaysian people. MCA's continued denial in the wake of yet another BN electoral defeat is precisely one of those 'qualities' that will sink the party into political wilderness in the very near future.

-Loke Siew Fook-
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4 comments:

Chan said...

Leave it to the MCA to decide whether wan to apologize or not since they already sold us to UMNO with a silent approval on Mahathir's declaration which Malaysia is an Islamic country.. We could never stop them by getting richer under the umbrella of Barisan Nasional as the govern- party unless Pakatan Rakyat takes over!!!

Power of Rakyat said...

YB loke, plez respon...
saya mahu dapatkan blog/laman dr waki DAP seperti berikut sekiranya ada YB (DAP) Seremban, Repah, Rahang, Temiang, Senawang, Nilai, Mambau dan Lukut.
Sekiranya ada plez emel ke sampaihati@gmail.com. prn9.blogspot.com

S06-987-0100929 said...

YB Loke,

Your response is good.

I totally agree. Why should DAP apologize for helping to campaign for a fellow coalition partner.

Also YB,

Could you please ask Our Finance Minister during the next Parliament Session to look into the RM 5.00 plastic notes. They tear too easily and is not durable when compared to the
RM 10.00 or RM 1.00 notes.

Thank you.

DAP M'ship # S06-987-0100929

Anonymous said...

MCA claim it champions for Chinese rights. It should apologise for the less than prefect situation for SRJK (C) as well as other chinese education institutions; as well as the thousands of Chinese who left our country and became other nation's gain

Regards
Lee Wee Tak