FMT LETTER: From Lee Kee, via e-mail
Barisan Nasional (BN)‚Äôs two biggest component parties – Umno and MCA – are showing clear signs of desperation for fear of losing their mandate to rule.
After more than 50 years of governance, the two are clearly desperados running amok – resorting to all sorts of dirty tricks, lies, double talk, threats, violence and irrational political behaviour like influencing the police to selectively ignore the safety of duly elected representatives from the Opposition and the rakyat.
While Umno‚Äôs outsourced Perkasa‚Äôs extreme racism and highly seditious behaviour continues to be endorsed by the BN-Umno controlled government, MCA is now trying to outdo its big brother.
MCA is a fast learner, taking a cue from Umno, and is using the same dirty tricks as Umno.
Surely, Malaysians who love their country are today intelligent enough to value unity and rationality when they cast their ballots in the 13th General Election.
MCA president Chua Soi Lek‚Äôs desperate attempt to defend his vice-president, Ng Yen Yen, by using lies to blame Parliamentary Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim, his son, Tee Yong‚Äôs amazingly ignorant RM1 billion accusation of Selangor‚Äôs bailout of Talam are only two recent desperate boo boos.
And, I wonder, how MCA sees any relevance in asking Betty Chew to answer in the Malacca state assembly, whether her husband Lim Guan Eng, the Penang Chief Minister, is having an extra-marital affair.
And to top it with utter stupidity, BN cronies are asking Lim and Betty to take a lie detector test to prove their denial of such an affair. Why don‚Äôt they ask our Prime Minister and his ‚ÄúFirst Lady‚ÄĚ to take such a test for their alleged involvement in the death of Mongolian translator Altantuya Shaariibuu and for all the allegations of plundering and misuse of billions of ringgit in public funds!
They say ‚Äúbirds of the same feather flock together‚ÄĚ and how true this is to describe Chua and Ng. Ng, at the height of the MCA leadership crisis in 2010, had gone all out to defend Chua by endorsing Chua‚Äôs immoral sexual exploits.
Now, it is payback time and Chua went berserk by blaming Anwar for Ng‚Äôs Australian Permanent Resident (PR)‚Äôs status in the 1990s.
Chua alleged that Anwar‚Äôs ‚Äúrestrictive‚ÄĚ policies while he was Education Minister had caused many non-Malays to apply for PR.
It was a blatant lie because Anwar was then NOT the Education Minister. Even if the accusation was true, isn‚Äôt MCA part of the government administration? So, MCA did nothing about it? So, MCA endorsed the ‚Äúrestrictive‚ÄĚ policies which Chua did not detail out?
Chua also said: ‚ÄúWhat is past is past. She (Ng) has already said very clearly, it‚Äôs for the sake of education.‚ÄĚ
Is Chua advocating that when a crime is committed, what is past is past? What a moronic argument or defence!
And, Ng had the cheek to admit that she was an Australian PR in the 1990s to help her son obtain an education there. Since when must you be a PR to send your children for education in Australia?
Ng also said she applied for the PR in 1990s but surrendered it in 1995 after her son completed his law degree. Isn‚Äôt this a devious way to enjoy Australian benefits? She surely owes Australia an apology.
Let us also not forget that holding dual citizenship means your loyalty to your country is divided! And Ng kept her dual citizenship a secret and accepted her appointment as a Senator.
I wonder how she served her Senatorship when she had to spend most of her time in Australia for her PR. Here, she surely owes Malaysia an apology.
With such insincere and devious BN leaders, I wonder when the majority of Malaysians will wake up and give them the boot.