Chua Soi Lek Should Ban MCA Members And Supporters From Attending Perkasa’s Events (en/cn)

Chua Soi Lek Should Ban MCA Members And Supporters From Attending Perkasa’s Events, As Allowing Them To Do So Not Only Proves MCA’s Links With Perkasa But Also Acknowledges Perkasa Has An Important Role To Play Despite Perkasa’s Racist And Extremist Profile Of Being Against non-Muslims And Non-Malays.

DAP is shocked at MCA President Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek’s announcement that MCA will not ban its members and supporters from attending any of Perkasa’s functions. DAP calls on Chua Soi Lek to reverse this irrational and irresponsible decision and instead ban MCA members and supporters from attending Perkasa’s events.

Allowing MCA members and supporters to attend Perkasa’s events not only proves MCA’s links with Perkasa. By doing so, MCA acknowledges Perkasa has an important role to play in Malaysian political life despite Perkasa’s racist and extremist struggle against non-Muslims and non-Malays. Is MCA and Chua so afraid of Perkasa that they dare not even prevent their members from attending Perkasa’s functions?

How can Chua and MCA claim to defend the interests of Malaysian Chinese when their members and supporters can go to Perkasa functions that breeds hate against non-Malays in the country and want to reduce them to 2nd-class or 3rd-class citizens? If MCA and Chua have any dignity or honour, no MCA member should be allowed to attend Perkasa events and thereby give credibility to this racist and extremist organization.

What is equally shocking is Chua’s defence of Perkasa distributing “white ang pow packets” was not done on purpose. Chua’s claim that Perkasa did not distribute white ang pows on purpose was disputed by former Sri Desa MCA branch chairperson Dr Collin Tiew, who has apologized to the Chinese community for speaking in defence of Perkasa and bringing elderly citizens to the Perkasa.

Dr Colin Tiew said Perkasa Chairman Ibrahim Ali was aware of Chinese customs and that the ang pows had to be red, not white as Ibrahim had distributed red ang pows in his parliamentary constituency in Kelantan. Dr Colin Tiew further said that he did tell Ibrahim that white ang pow is not suitable but Ibrahim did not bother. Clearly Perkasa and Chua’s claim that they did not distribute the white ang pows on purpose, is not believable that serves to deceive not only oneself but others too.

Clearly Perkasa was deliberately trampling rudely over the sensitivities of the Chinese community by giving white ang pows. Perkasa know they can do so with unhindered impunity because they have the whole-hearted support of UMNO and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak for their activities. Witness the failure of Datuk Seri Najib to condemn Perkasa for their insult to the Chinese community, and even rubbed salt into this open wound by saying that this incident can be used as a “social experience”. Is this gross insult that has angered the Chinese community merely reduced to the level of a “social experience”

Datuk Seri Najib’s reluctance to condemn Perkasa and MCA’s refusal to ban its members and supporters from attending Perkasa functions may be caused by the fact that BN had also used white ang pows during the BN Chinese New Year event in Seri Setia, Selangor. MCA Kelana Jaya division chief Ong Chong Swen had not denied that white envelopes with BN logos were distributed during the Chinese New Year event.

It is not too late for Datuk Seri Najib to salvage his 1Malaysia slogan which has been proven to be empty and meaningless when Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin pronounced that he is Malay first, and Malaysian second. Datuk Seri Najib should take the bold step to condemn Perkasa for their insensitive act and cut all ties with this racist and extremist organization.

Lim Guan Eng

—Mandarin Translation—-

民主行动党秘书长兼巴眼区国会议员林冠英于2012年2月5日在吉隆坡发表声明:

土著权威组织摆明是一个针对非穆斯林及非马来人的种族主义及极端主义的组织,蔡细历应该禁止马华党员及支持者出席土权组织的活动,否则,这不只证明马华与土权有联系,并承认土权扮演重要角色。

民主行动党感到惊讶,马华总会长拿督斯里蔡细历宣布马华将不会禁止党员及支持者出席任何土著权威组织的活动。行动党请蔡细历改变他不理性及不负责的决定,进而禁止马华党员及支持者出席土权的活动。

允许马华党员及支持者出席土权的活动,不只证明马华与土权的联系,也代表马华承担土权在马来西亚人的政治里扮演重要的角色,因为土权摆明是一个与非穆斯林及非马来人作对的种族主义及极端主义组织。马华和蔡细历为何如此害怕土权,以致他们不敢阻止他们的党员参与土权的活动?

蔡细历与马华怎么可以说他们捍卫马来西亚人的利益,他们允许自己的党员与支持者去出席土权的活动,有关活动灌输针对国内非马来人的仇恨情绪,而且要把他们贬为二等或三等公民?如果马华及蔡细历还有自尊和尊严,那么他们根本不应该允许任何马华党员出席土权的活动,这只会助长这个种族及极端组织的威风。

更令人震惊的是,蔡细历竟然为土权辩护,指他们不是故意派“白包” 的。蔡细历的讲法已经被将斯里迪沙马华区会主席张秋明医生反驳,后者已经就他为土权辩护、安排老人家出席土权组织的活动而道歉。

张秋明说,土权主席依布拉欣阿里知道华人的风俗,而红包必须是红色,不是白色,因为依布拉欣阿里曾经在他的吉兰丹国会选区分派红包。张秋明也说,他曾告知依布拉欣不适合在农历新年期间派“白包”,但是依布拉欣不加理会。很明显的,土权及蔡细历说他们不是故意派“白包”的说法,无法让人相信,也是自欺欺人的。

很明显地,土权故意派“白包” ,违反华人的风俗习惯。土权这么做,因为他们知道他们将被免责,他们的活动有巫统及首相拿督斯里纳吉在背后撑腰。纳吉不但没有谴责土权这种侮辱华社的做法,甚至在伤口上洒盐,说这起事件是一次“社会经验和教材”。这样的侮辱已经引起华社愤怒,难道就能简单列为“社会经验和教材”?

拿督斯里纳吉不愿意谴责土权,而马华也不愿禁止马华党员及支持者出席土权的活动,很可能因为国阵也曾经在雪州斯里斯迪亚的农历新年活动派“白包”。马华格拉纳再也区会主席王锺璇也不否认,他们曾经农历新年期间,派发印有国阵标志的白色信封。

虽说副首相丹斯里慕尤丁已经公告天下他是“马来人优先,然后才是马来西亚人”,此时,纳吉还来得及抢救“一个马来西亚”这个空洞及无意义口号,他应该勇敢地谴责土权如此不敏感,并且断绝一切与这个种族主义及极端组织的关系。

林冠英

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