Is the ISA and DPM the only things that MCA care about?Posted: October 18, 2008
It appears that some MCA Youth has made a statement demanding that Khairy should be arrested under the ISA, along with Ahmad Ismail.
Also from Malaysiakini BM:
Seorang perwakilan Pemuda MCA menggesa pihak berkuasa supaya menahan Naib Ketua Pemuda Umno, Khairy Jamaluddin di bawah Akta Keselamatan Dalam Negeri (ISA) kerana membuat kenyataan yang berbaur perkauman.
(A representative of MCA Youth urged the authorities to arrest Vice President of UMNO Youth, Khairy Jamaluddin under the ISA because of making statements that raised racial sentiments.)
Beliau juga mahu ISA turut dikenakan ke atas pemimpin Umno Pulau Pinang, Datuk Ahmad Ismail yang mencetuskan kontroversi sewaktu pilihanraya kecil Permatang Pauh baru-baru kerana menganggap kaum Cina menumpang di Malaysia.
(He also wants the ISA to be invoked on leader of UMNO Penang, Datuk Ahmad Ismail who started a controversy during the Permatang Pauh by-election not too long ago by likening the Chinese as squatters in Malaysia.)
Ting membidas Khairy, yang juga menantu perdana menteri, berhubung kenyataannya mengenai nisbah kuota biasiswa untuk bumiputera dan bukan bumiputera.
(Ting [Tai Fong] chided Khairy, who is also the Prime Minister’s son-in-law, regarding his statement on the scholarship quota ratio for bumiputeras and non-bumiputeras.)
Katanya, kenyataan itu bukan sahaja dibiarkan oleh kepimpinan Umno tetapi juga telah mendorong Ahmad untuk membuat kenyataan yang senada dengannya.
(He said, that statement was not only let off by UMNO leaders, but also encouraged Ahmad to make another statement that carried the same undertones.)
I don’t know what this MCA fler is thinking, but it is stupid. Whatever it is that he is thinking, whether to make political mileage, or to make headlines, or whatever the reasons that he has pacified himself with, he’s just being stupid.
Use the ISA?
Don’t be ridiculous. Tak habis-habis with all that ‘use ISA on xxx’. Reminds me of another stupid statement by Tan Lian Hoe, the Gerakan Wanita president, who said that “since the ISA is still here, might as well use it”.
Penarik Beca sums up his thoughts on this with his title: Kurang ajar minta Khairy ditahan ISA.
Nat Tan reads deeper into the entire scenario that’s unfolding, including another stupid statement by MCA delegates about wanting the post of DPM, to ‘show the seniority of MCA’, apparently.
I say that is just pure bullocks. If you need to be a DPM before you can truly serve the people, then you’ve got all the priorities wrong.
I personally couldn’t even care less if there are absolutely no Chinese MPs in Parliament. I don’t need a hypocrite to “represent my people”. All I need is a fair leader who will be there to help all Malaysians towards a common goal. I don’t need ‘my own kind’. I am a Malaysian, first and last.
What Malaysia needs is a capable leader. Or capable leaders. Leaders who LEAD, not people who scramble for positions and make stupid statements to win in their party polls.
Read Nat’s post. He’s summarised everything up much better than I will.