Star, MCA-owned and therefore is the party's mouthpiece, published today a laughable report quoting its president Dr Chua Soi Lek's campaign trail in Tenang.
It is not only laughable, it lacks intelligence. It lacks innovation because Chua continued to play race and religious issues in his pathetic bid to win Chinese votes.
After 53 years, the tainted MCA president continues to rely on old and stale issues, devoid of any innovative thoughts to forward Malaysia as one nation.
Chua's comments, published by an equally sub-standard political newspaper, shows that Chua has failed to look at himself in the mirror when raising issues to attack his political rivals.
In fact, every paragraph of the report can be rebuked easily, revealing Chua, the MCA and Barisan Nasional (BN)'s hypocritical politics.
Let's rip apart Star's report from its headline down to its news text and you will see what it really means.
The headline, 'Chua: Don't risk it on PAS' can be easily replaced with 'Chua: Don't risk it further on BN-Umno-Perkasa-Utusan Malaysia'.
The text, “Labis: A vote for PAS means endorsing its Islamic state concept and once given the support, even the DAP would be unable to influence the party or protect Chinese interests, MCA president Dr Chua Soi Lek said.”
What a joke that MCA is able to influence Umno or protect Chinese interest. It may as well read, “A vote for Umno means further endorsing Umno-Perkasa's Islamic state.”
Star: “'Such an endorsement would bring the dream of PAS – turning the country into an Islamic state – a step closer to reality,' he said when addressing devotees of the Teng Toh Tong temple here yesterday.”
Let's face reality - BN-Umno-Perkasa has already declared Malaysia an Islamic state. What's the difference?
Star: “'The PAS brand of Islamic state would paralyse development in the country because their priority is to get people to base their lifestyle on what they (PAS) think is proper,' he said.”
Is that so? Is Kelantan paralysed?
Star: “Apart from this, Dr Chua added, PAS rule would derail the 1Malaysia concept where all Malaysians, irrespective of race and religion, would be taken care of in the country's development.”
Is that so? Is MCA defending us against the racist and unity-destroying Utusan Malaysia, the mouthpiece of Umno? I only hear PAS and PKR defending non-Muslims against the racial slurs vomited by Umno-Perkasa.
And what about Umno leaders who say “Balik China, India, Cina, India semua penumpang saja,” (Go back to China, India. Chinese, Indians are only squatters in the country) and the classic, “Kita tidak perlu undi orang Cina, India untuk menang,” (We don't need Chinese, Indian votes to win), as uttered by Umno leaders in Titiwangsa , Malacca and Penang?
Star: “'Do you want to give up what you have been enjoying and risk putting your future and that of your family in the hands of PAS?' he asked,” may as well read, “Do you want to give up whatever that you may have left after 53 years of Independence and risk becoming beggars under BN-Umno-Perkasa.”
And Chua also cautioned the Chinese that PAS was using its Pakatan Rakyat partner – the DAP – to lure them. This is stupid - so, what is MCA doing now campaigning in Tenang? Isn't it for Umno-Perkasa? It's an Umno candidate, Chua, or have you been blinded?
As for Chua saying “DAP is in no position to influence PAS or protect you after you have given them the support,” who would believe that you or MCA is in any position to influence or dictate to Umno?
This is only one of many ridiculous reports being dished out by the MCA newspaper year in and year out. Why are people still paying to read such garbage? I got mine online, for free.