Yesterday Ong Ka Ting handed over the presidency of MCA to the newly elected president. He used that occasion to hit UMNO hard, smartly using his last outing and the word PERCEPTION. UMNO is percieved to be domineering, intrepreted by PAK LAH as bullying. Pak Lah’s rebuttal although instantly done was rather weak. Had UMNO been a bully a self respecting component would have left, he argued. By that premise only SAPP is honorable enough to take the stand to leave the coalition and has the right to claim that UMNO is indeed a bully.
UMNO has itself to blame. Of all the component parties UMNO held its ground in the last general election , yet it it finds itself being unfairly percieved as racist, domineering and a bully. UMNO would be the last to admit that it is a bully, but the ability to manage perception has been its greatest weakness. It is not surprising though knowing the mediocrity of it leaders and the lack of intellectual depth in its membership roll.
How would you expect the like of ” me speak no inglis” and mr “correct,correct,correct”, mr ‘bird brain”, very powerful people indeed in UMNO and countless others to intellectually manage the challenges of the oppositions and the political jostling within the coalition. They could only use KETUANAN MELAYU as their only rebuttal. The Malay intellegentsia has deserted UMNO. Umno is left with the numerous Professor Kangkung, no match indeed to the intellectual depth within PAS, Keadilan and DAP.
UMNO is rotting but so is MCA.
By saying that UMNO is a bully OKT and MCA are also in denial. By doing so, OKT is reaffirming the perception that MCA is indeed a chauvinist party. I am OK, because we are MCA and you the Head is rotten.The chinese like to use the term the rotten fish head. They forget that tht MCA also stinks and the rakyat is not blind to the insular MCA, the chauvinist MCA.
Sometimes one wonder, is there a government within a government? For every policy statement made by the government we see another statement by the other government. For every spin we hear from the UMNO papers we see another spin by the STAR and the vernacular papers.
Enough has been said about the parallel economies of Malaysia, one is the official economy and the other the so called bamboo network economy. For every policy on the National schools we see another policy hotly pursued by the chinese educationist and the MCA play it to the gallery.
Could we conclude that many sensible minded rakyat are indeed tired of this dual headed approach? There is a Malay Peribahasa or saying “”Ular berkepala dua”. At its kindest, it means that it is not getting us anywhere, but at its worst it means someone we cannot trust.
The infighting within MCA could be worse then within UMNO. That may only be visible within its party members but we the rakyat can clearly see the ineffectiveness of the MCA ministers in Government.
The government relies heavily on the Minister of local Government to effectively manage the delivery system but we know the state of Local government throughout Malaysia. Who was the Minister? It was ONG Ka Ting the ex President of MCA. For every Zakaria the little sultan of Klang there are numerous Chinese gangsters that manage and manipulate or control the local governments. If I were Najib, this is the ministry that need a thorough revamp. Where was OKT. He was too busy leading the other government and managing the infighting within MCA. He was too busy,too mandarin to ensure drains were not clogged, no potholes and garbage were collected.
There was the Ministry of Transport. Was UMNO the bully in managing the transport systems? The West Port fiasco may be too mammoth a debacle to be understood by the Rakyat but the bus system, the public transport are just not lucrative enough for the minister in charge to take an effective interest in. Who was the Minister? It was no other then the Deputy President of MCA.
The same could be said about the Minister of Health. Look at the KL General Hospital. It is the best hospital in a third world country somewhere.
Rather then admitting the flaws that they have, We are sun tzu, we are the mandarins, we are the smarter one, we are the hardworking one,our school system is better, we want meritocracy, we will eat you alive, those belief systems are worrying. Those are chauvinist traits the MCA has been displaying.