Monday, 6 May 2013

Aftermath

I got home very late last night, or rather this morning.  I spent the entire evening with friends at Persada and later had a long chat with my friend in the wee hours of the morning.  She's a Ghani loyalist who had campaigned tirelessly for the past two weeks in the back rooms of Umno Johor War Room operations centre.

I was expecting her to share my dismay at BN's dismal showing in Johor, but she was actually smiling in a clear sign of relief that the result wasn't too far off from her earlier forecasts and my initial analysis of the Johor situation.

"At least we managed to defend Labis, Tebrau and Pasir Gudang" she said, "and the loss of Batu Pahat is totally predictable the moment we found out Puad Zarkashi was fielded, against BN Johor's advice."

The following is a summary of all my previous thoughts of the political situation in Johor for reference.

Purple Cat's analysis - Pakatan's targets in Johor... - the initial indication of DAP's strategy for Johor
Where to, Hafiz? - where PAS was heading in Johor
Battlefield Johor - how marginalising the Malays will hurt BN in Johor
PKR Decimated - PKR's fate in Johor
Acid Test - a question whether Johor Chinese are racists or not has now been answered
Under Attack - how DAP planned their attack and why PKR won in Batu Pahat instead of Segamat
Reverse Racism - how the opposition used the very same tactics they accused Umno of to win GE13
Exclusively Yours - a question of whether the Chinese can rise above the politics of hate and racism
Helping Out - the possible outcome of the Johor Chinese open show of their racist tendencies

I think I was more disappointed with results than she was, but she reminded me of our previous conversation of what will happen to the Chinese should they choose the path set for them by DAP.  She said hopefully DS Najib had learnt a valuable lesson about what she termed as the "Chinese Avarice" and that Umno will now practice greater moderation when it comes to appeasing the Chinese community in Malaysia.

She also hoped that future BN Johor government policies should be revised to ensure that the ungrateful Chinese chauvinists and racists will be left to rot in their various urban ghettos, while the bulk of development funding can be re-directed to uplifting the lives of more deserving ethnic groups in the rural and semi-urban areas.

What cannot be denied is that the outcome of GE13 has certainly justified the proliferation of Perkasa-type organisations, and despite my misgivings, I agree with her, that the Malays and Bumiputra ethnic groups will need to counter Chinese chauvinism and arrogance in equal measure.

It is sad, but inevitable, that we can no longer avoid walking the path of ethnic polarisation and segregation.  I weep a little last night for what awaits my people should we continue along our blinkered in-fighting and shallow self-serving ways.


52 comments:

  1. As much as I want to agree with you, I feel very sad and sorry for the minority pro-BN Chinese supporters. As much as I want DAP out of Subang Jaya, my vote is nothing against all the rest of the thousands. But at least I know where my loyalty stands. And this is what I'm afraid. The minorities will have no where to turn for support. Because the Malays and Indians will think all Chinese are the same. But at the same time, the minority Chinese will not be able to comprehend with the Chinese Opposition. So ultimately, we're left to die a slow painful death on our own. Sigh.

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    1. I share your sadness. I am part Chinese too.

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    2. Yes, I feel sad for minority Chinese too. As Tinsel, I am part Chinese too.

      What to do? Majority Chinese has spoken. They have set the course. The majority Malays will just reciprocate.

      *Sigh* I have such high hope with Johorean Chinese. It is so sad that it was broken to pieces. *Double sigh*

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    3. I don't know. Future seems so bleak to me. I'm glad that BN won. They have my vote from Day 1. But as a Chinese, none of the advantages stand on my side. While I seek stability and prosperity and peace, my fellow Chinese friends accuse me for refusing change; for being obstinate and cowardly. It's gonna be a hard road to thread on in the the future. Ultimately, it'll be the very own people I support and very own people dear to my heart that will drive me out of this land. I think all I can do now is work hard, save hard and find an alternative channel of living elsewhere. Sigh. How did we all ended up this way? =(

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    4. 'And this is what I'm afraid. The minorities will have no where to turn for support.' <--- I'll support you. You guys just need to show us you exist. and your voice is heard. else we'll just think you're one of the chauvinist and I don't want to lose anymore Chinese Malaysians to them :(

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    5. I'm curious as to how this logic works - in the same breath you admit that not all chinese are the same, you fear that "malays" will think all chinese are the same. This is called being not racist?

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  2. Ibrahim Ali and Zulkifli Noordin can step aside.
    We, the Johore Malays are all ultras now.
    Bila lagi Melayu nak celik?

    wak

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    1. No need for them to step aside, we will all walk hand in hand, together. The more, the better, the stronger and let to a more vocal presence and to ensure eye for an eye, tit for tat. Our children will have a land to call their own and we are responsible. Is is also good, in a way, that both guys lost as they won't carry any baggage associated with the govt where under Najib. pleasing the Chinese is a priority. I felt so side-lined.. Truly Najib got F***** and throughly sodomizied by the Chinese....and the battle starts now

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    2. Itulah gua dah cakap. Dia orang softies makan gaji buta je kat dalam UMNO tu.

      Menangis lah. Nak reconcile lah. Apa hal?

      Kita kena ajar cina bukan merayu dan sembah Cina supaya sokong UMNO.

      Gila apa?

      Reconcilation adalah the wrong word. Cina nak kuasa sama macam bintang tiga. You want to give them power in tanah Melayu?

      Tak ada otak langsung.

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  3. I think this is nothing to do with race. It is rather a class war. The urban people regardless of race supported the opposition. Overall BN get less votes from the rakyat, BN only got 47% vs 53% of the total votes. BN actually got less federal and state seats than last election. The BR1M obviously helped BN to win the votes of rural people but not the middle class. Now Najib has been given the mandate for next 5 years, he must do something to reduce the rich poor gap. Otherwise in next 5 years with growing of middle class, more will turn to opposition.

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    1. Not all urbanites are middle-class, and not all rural Malays are in the lower income bracket. There are more urban working class in the flats of TUTA than in the rural settlements of Felda Taib Andak. The only similarity I can see in the Chinese voters of Taman Bukit Indah with that of Bandar Labis Barat is their ethnic background.

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    2. "Urban tsunami" is exactly the spin Opposition is now trying to put on the Chinese tsunami and what they themselves had called a "Chinese revolution". Bullshit. It's chauvinism and racialism, through and through. The voting patterns of the Chinese nationwide is clear for all to see. Gelang Patah proves it.

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    3. My 2 cents worth : this is not just a Chinese Tsunami, what rides behind it is the christian / missionary tsunami.

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    4. Bigcat - you see the similarity in ethnic background but fail to note the differences in all other aspects? Does it not occur to you that individual chinese have different reasons for their vote even when it goes to the same party? (or even if it goes to MCA) But instead you lump all of them together just because of race and that many voted DAP.

      But yet I'm sure later you can spin about how DAP and Anwar is two faced, somehow managing to gain the votes of

      1) poor chinese
      2) chinese educated chinese
      3) english educated chinese
      4) overseas m'sian chinese
      5) secular chinese
      6) buddhist chinese
      7) free thinkers
      etc. etc.

      You honestly believe they all voted one way or another only because they are chinese?

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  4. I agree with your friend. A big majority in Johor and a big majority in Parliament, despite losing the popular vote. All this equals strong and stable government. If the concern is about moderation, Najib has the mandate to change just two areas of law and the opposition will crumble at GE14. The first changes are to eliminate all race based restrictions in public life. It doesn't matter that no Chinese Malaysian will ever be PM, just that there is no restriction in the law. The second is to address the concerns of Chinese regarding education. If you want to go further and encourage more moderation, the electoral boundaries need to be based on centres of population rather than ghetto-izing groups. Najib has started well with welfare programmes based on people's needs and I think his second term will be the start of something special for Malaysia. Also, even if the opposition won a few seats in Parliament, a strong opposition is good to ensure that the Government knows it has to perform. Congratulations to all winners and the security services that kept the GE peaceful. Anwar, time to shut up and accept the results and know that PR still needs to work harder to win people's trust. So, all in all, a very good day for BN.

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  5. Aiyo again drama la you people.

    PR won 51% of popular votes with more seats in Selangor due to support of Malays & Indian voters. Terengganu nearly fell to PAS this time and Kelantan hold. PAS won some seats in Pahang Malay heartland.
    Btw, Zulkifli Perkasa lost big in Shah Alam with its 70% Malay, 14% Indians voters.

    In 1999, Chinese supported that Dr Mahathir against the Malay revolt for Anwar Ibrahim. I didn't hear UMNO fellas thanking the Chinese for saving their asses...

    So sad la you guys.

    ~ Kluang girl

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    1. Kluang Girl you posted the exact same thing on Annie's blog. Enough la. DAP won in Gelang Patah already, no need to fight so hard to spread smear campaign. Say hie to the red bean army, in the meantime.

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    2. Also, PR won big, but notice which seats are taken by DAP, and who is the biggest winner in the Opposition in terms of seats. PKR and PAS are just Trojan horses, hiding the Chinese Chauvinist party that is DAP.

      Chinese also supported UMNO within BN when times are good and the economy is soaring under Dr Mahathir. I didn't hear Chinese fellas thanking him for that, instead they insult and call him racist terms.

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    3. Red Bean Army is a fiction created by Chua Soi Lek's young mercenary.

      UMNO/BN will use race again as part of their campaign strategy moving forward. So no surprise there... PR will focus on fair economy for all, not just tycoons and cronies.

      Economic growth and bread-and-butter is important to every Malaysian, Malay Chinese & Indian. Any government that fail to address this will be punished by voters, irrespective of race...

      ~ Kluang girl

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    4. I agree. Guess that's why Pakatan didn't win this time around.

      and no, don't blame the phantom voters. If there's phantom voters trust me, you guys won't retain Selangor or Pulau Pinang nor make inroads into Johor. I've seen the so-called pictures - it's all racist racial profilings of dark skinned Indiand/ dark skinned anyone by you so called 'clean and scrubbed' more Malaysian than Malaysians urbanites. Disgusting.

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    5. "Red Bean Army is a fiction created by Chua Soi Lek's young mercenary."
      Bullshit.

      "UMNO/BN will use race again as part of their campaign strategy moving forward. So no surprise there..."
      UMNO will do that because UMNO *is* a Malay party. At least it has the balls to declare that, unlike DAP. DAP will play its chauvinism card throughout the next 5 years. No surprise there.

      "PR will focus on fair economy for all, not just tycoons and cronies."
      Bullshit. Explain Penang, please - where are the low and medium cost housings?

      "Economic growth and bread-and-butter is important to every Malaysian, Malay Chinese & Indian."
      And how exactly are the Chinese bread and butter not served? Are Chinese prevented from setting up a company? No access to business loans? Can't work? Have to pay higher taxes? Do you not hold 70% of the nation's wealth? The statistics go on and on.

      "Any government that fail to address this will be punished by voters, irrespective of race..."
      Bullshit. The Chinese just don't want to be ruled by Malays, whome they view as inferior.

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    6. BUY CHINESE LAST! Punish their greed and remind them of the good fortune they have been enjoying all this while, thanks to Malay support.

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    7. Well said Ramayana...instead of ABCD asalkan bukan cina dap, it will be ABC!!!

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    8. I always shop based on price and quality.
      So dun care to me whether it's from Malay, Indian or Chinese...

      Anyway, good luck with your BUY CHINESE LAST campaign.
      Remember don't buy expensive from kedai2 kroni ok. Hehe

      ~ Kluang girl

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    9. "PR will focus on economies for all, not just tycoons and cronies"

      Which part of the world is this Kluang located? In Lala land? Sound like young freshie who is eager to join the real world. Still a lot to be learned in life.

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    10. "I always shop based on price and quality.
      So dun care to me whether it's from Malay, Indian or Chinese...

      Anyway, good luck with your BUY CHINESE LAST campaign.
      Remember don't buy expensive from kedai2 kroni ok. Hehe

      ~ Kluang girl"

      Typical. No more counter arguments to make, mockery is the preferred option of zombies. Before you get too smug, just remember that te Malay initiated an anti-Zionist campaign that brought Mc'D to the TV screens pleading for people to buy from them. Now we have our own little zionist on our doorstep.

      Cina DAP = Zionist

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    11. I wonder Kluang Girl, what is your rank in DAP cybertrooper, sergeant, captain? do u got pension? do they give red bean army medal of honour?

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  6. tebing tinggi6 May 2013 at 14:48


    A good lesson to be learned and remembered (melayu mudah lupa), tanks to current political scenario ,may be this will be a wakening call that racial politic are alive and kicking in Malaysia ,only the Malay had been ignorance
    Thank you DAP for reminding that and the Chinese too for being truthful .

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  7. Kluang Girl is part of Red Bean army Hans Solo. We the Johor's Malay finally realized that our Chinese, so called friends, no longer regard us as their allies. We give them a benefit of a doubts that they are different from the rest of their counterparts because we practise moderation, but I guesss we know now what the Chinese kept in their heart in the past few months.

    We still be gonna the same, shake their hands like they shake ours, but we can never look at them the same way again..

    Anon 786

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  8. It's time to stop the develoment of NusaJaya and it's surrounding area.You yourself that wooing the rich and ungrateful fella's to this area.Now the area will become so-called the rich and famous that will never ever help you in election. Others will come and steal your constituencies after you develop it. Better you built thousands low & medium cost housing area for the poor Indian and Malay in the area. This IRDA will make Selangor no.II in the making. What a stpid idea from the brainchild of Dollah Bodowi and the soft Ghani Osman that make you lost everything..hahaha.Instead of making IRDA you should built bigger SRAB(Southern Region Army Base)in that area. Again, stpid fella is running the country.

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    1. I agree. Fuck the reconciliation government. Focus on developing Malay hinterlands, and rewarding Sabah and Sarawak Bumis. Stop development aid to the Chinese.

      Let the selfish racist bastards and bitches stand and die on their own. They have profited much from our country, and their towkays and churches are so rich they can bankroll a huge DAP campaign.

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    2. Sebarkan! Rasis yang hanya penting diri sendiri wajib dihukum. Mulai hari ini:

      Jangan beli top-up dari pekedai Cina. Jangan pergi 7-11, Kedai 99 atau lain-lain minimarket atau kedai runcit Cina. Jangan minum di kopitiam Cina, apatah lagi Old Town. Kurangkan beli gajet, handphone atau laptop sebab di hujungnya adalah distributor Cina. Jangan beli insurans kereta dari Cina. Jangan beli kereta dari Cina. Jangan naik teksi Cina.

      Dan make sure beritahu mereka: saya tak beli dari orang rasis.

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    3. Baik kamu beritahu pekerja pekerja di 7-11, Old Town dan mana mana peniagaan cina yang mengupah orang melayu supaya berhenti bekerja untuk "orang rasis"...

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  9. To those who want to buy Cina last, I say do it. Jangan cakap tak serupa bikin. Continue to wash your backside with syabas water and not use toilet paper made in china. Don't use tissue paper at all. Better don't buy foreign cars since many of their parts are sourced from china. Don't use electricity since many of electrical components are made in china. Don't use light bulbs, don't use batteries. No candles too, just use local coconut oil.

    Don't buy houses or condos, chances are developer is chinese. Wear clothing made in Indonesia and not china, but make sure indon manufacturer is not indon Chinese.

    The Chinese entrepreneurs don't depend on you. We would need handouts from government if we depended on malay business. Just like you lot needing handouts for the rest of your lives.

    Curi2 1Malaysia

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    1. No worries. We Malays have run an anti-Israel campaign against Mc'D and Nestle. It was successful enough for Mc'D to issue a letter of clarification, and then a series of grovelling ads pleading for sympathy.

      Buy Chinese Last!

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    2. It is time to return back the racun they presented to us and no more national recon. It was such a good RAhmah God's saved BN and reminded us who is the real friend. When I look at my chinese friendsall I can see is khianat and fake friendship. These are friends that makan and berak at my place. Hari Raya no more invitation extended to them.

      I just wonder if they won and BN is toppled they would have spit on my face...that is how they are. Even without winning they have become biadap to the maximum...I think as a malay we are too accomodating. Time to act in any small way we can.

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    3. china and malaysian chinese are bloody different entities..
      lol.. i still can buy MADE IN CHINA product no problem..

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  10. Talking as though you lot are such big spenders. Go buy carpets lah.

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    1. Like we're gonna do what you tell us to do. Next!

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    2. mmg kami big spenders. its true. chinese agak kedekut....u know that right

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  11. in selangor, looks like all races rejected BN. A post mortem must be done and the work to get win back selangor must start now.

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    1. all races rejected BN ? where are you from ? Wonderland ? let me tell you this. the Malays in urban areas voted against BN because they were angry with Najib for being too accommodating to the Chinese on issues like Chinese schools while neglecting the needs of the urban Malays. now Najib must realized that he has to look after the interests of the Malays in urban areas instead of bowing to the Chinese.

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    2. Okay, so let me understand this - malays in urban areas punish najib for being too accomodating to chinese by voting for candidates aligned to DAP, PKR and PAS, whom you accuse of being Chinese tools? Or you mean they "voted" by abstaining, allowing PR to win?

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  12. Hey Kuching Besat:

    Lu tahu apa yang olang Cina takut sekali kalau olang melayu boikot bisnes Cina ? Bisnes yang akan kena teruk sekali ialah jualan goleng pisang. Itu olang Cina yang jual goleng pisang memang jadi bankrap kalau olang melayu boikot.

    Tong Sam Pah

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  13. LOL , anon 21.51 show how low minded you're , you even cant difference with chinese Malaysian and China .. hahaha same like DAP who hunts phantom voters at the ends they finds nothing !!! DAP only racially accused some indian as bangla !!! aiyooo what an idiot racist laa this DAP , duduk Malaysia berpuluh tahun pun taktahu beza mix indian and bangla , this what u get when only mingle with your own race.. so shame laa this DAP.

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  14. In politics, it's pointless to appease people who don't vote for you.

    Let this be a lesson to DS Najib and UMNO.

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  15. We can start with boycotting the robert kuok's bread...aper itu nama...alahai lupa pulak....MASSIMO tuuu hahahah....buy GARDENIA instead. Other than that...alaa aper susah2....just buy your grocery from MYDIN and Kedai 1 Malaysia....ahahhahhah.....that one for sure the suppliers are bumis..hhaahah....For fast food chain no more MCd....just go to KFC, Pizzahut,Burger king. For handphone no more buying AP sets....just go to your telco provider macam celcom cube, digi center...get it from there..

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  16. It is interesting and magnificent to have BN + DAP + PAS.

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  17. Looks like Najib's Chinese appeasement strategies has failed. So, what next then? Just stop the appeasement.

    DAP is out to kill. If someone is out to kill, do you still continue to appease him? No way.

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  18. PR has reached its peak. From now on it will plateau. All BN needs to do is hold tight and survive the onslaught of the storm. No need to panic. And you know what happens to every storm? It passes when its energy dissipates enough.

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  19. A tsunami cannot last forever. It comes, it causes plenty of devastation, then it goes. But the land will recover and continue to exist. Forever.

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  20. What about we also boycott income tax from Chinese? Close down Genting casino as well. I'm sure Msia will be richer in this way and will become developed country in no time.

    Hidup Melayu........

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