The writing is on the wall for MCA president Chua Soi Lek and if party members are smart, they will call another of their famous EGMs and throw him out before he does more damage to their party and the Chinese community, pundits said.
Soi Lek drew unprecedented anger from the community when on Sunday he made another major gaffe by calling popular rapper Namewee vulgar and irresponsible. The torrent of rage that flooded back would have necessitated an immediate apology in many democracies but in Malaysia, where MCA has to toe the political line set by coalition boss Umno, Soi Lek is expected to get off the hook.
|DPM Muhyiddin Yassin|
But in their haste to chase for fading Malay popularity, the group has also stomped on Prime Minister Najib Razak’s multiracial 1Malaysia plan, underscoring the crossroad that the nation has reached and the crucial direction it must now select.
“After 53 years of independence (from British rule) and nation-building, we still have people who propagate racism. It shows there is still fertile ground in Umno where racism is flourishing,” PKR vice president Lee Boon Chye told Malaysia Chronicle.
|PKR vice president Lee Boon Chye|
A coward and a hypocrite
Namewee, whose full name is Wee Meng Chee, had lambasted a school principal Siti Inshah for hurling racist remarks at her non-Malay pupils. She had allegedly told the Chinese students to return to China and likened the Indian ones to dogs. Siti Inshah was not the only one, her colleague in Kedah was also said to have made similarly racist remarks a few days after her.
Meanwhile, Umno has been careful not to act against the two school principals, both of whom are Malay. The predominantly Malay teaching community is one of the party’s traditional electorate and Umno leaders do not want to offend it.
“Vulgar not, it is pop music and a lot of it is subjective. Many parents may not like and it should be considered X-rated or PG material but it is not seditious. Now, that is political. Why should the state take such heavy-handed action against Namewee and what is the reason for the double-standards in not going after the principals,” Batu MP Tian Chua told Malaysia Chronicle.
|Chua at the height of his sex scandal|
- Some1 featured in a porno video pontificating about some1 else supposedly "vulgar" in another!
- Mr Chua Soi Lek, you have just condemned MCA into "Make Chinese Angry". Well done. No wonder your rating is going down and down.
- In news report on TV tonight; you mentioned Namewee is 'un-cultured' for using vulgar words.....
I want to ask you this; how do you define 'un-cultured'?
- Is it some kind of a joke that CSL is trying to be a person with high morality? All i can say is he is trying too hard.
Which video clip is worse - Soi Lek's or Namewee's
|Namewee aka Wee Meng Chee|
“Yes, nobody really wants to rake up the past. But when you try to hit someone else unfairly and just for selfish reasons, then vengeance will follow you. This is truly a case of the pot calling the kettle black,” said Boon Chye.
“Soi Lek has no moral standing to criticize Namewee. No matter how vulgar Namewee was in his expression, it cannot be worse than Soi Lek’s video. Just ask youselves, if our children listened to Namewee’s tape and then watched Soi Lek’s video, which one would be the greater negative influence.”