‘GO BACK TO CHINA TO GET CHINESE EDUCATION’: NAJIB CAMP LAUNCHES ANTI-CHINESE TIRADE TO SUCK UP TO TRUMP DURING U.S. TRIP

What the Chinese do not realise is they are being rewarded anyway even when they do not support the government. The government can easily close down all the Chinese schools and ban Chinese education and what can the Chinese do about it? Go back to China to receive a Chinese education? Most Malays would welcome that. Vote DAP? They are already doing that. Umno loses nothing by closing down Chinese schools and by banning Chinese education. The Chinese are still going to be anti-Umno and anti-Barisan Nasional anyway.

The problem with the Chinese is they are not politically-mature like the Malays. No, this is not what I am saying. This is what Ling Liong Sik personally told me back in 1984 during the time when he and Tan Koon Swan had been sacked from the party for opposing Neo Yee Pan (who was the MCA President from 1983 to 1985).

And, yes, Chinese parties such as MCA and DAP do sack those who oppose their leaders or become a threat to the top party leaders. This has been happening since the 1980s when Lee Lam Thye, Tan Koon Swan, Ling Liong Sik, and a large number of others from MCA and DAP, and even from Gerakan and MIC, have been sacked because they demonstrated dissent.

Chinese politicians (and Indian politicians as well) are no more tolerant of those who go against them so this is not just a Malay phenomena. Basically, politicians do not like opposition and they will act against those who oppose them and will finish them off. This is actually quite normal and has nothing to do with freedom of speech or democracy or whatever. It all boils down to get rid of your enemies before they get rid of you…kill or be killed, as they say in the army.

Today, the Chinese news portal, Oriental Daily News, said, “There Is Still Anti-Government Sentiment In Chinese Community Because Of Negligence Of Their Welfare.” (READ HERE).

The Chinese symbolically stepping on the Malays

I think the Oriental Daily News is putting the cart before the horse. Are the Chinese still anti-government because they are being neglected or are they being neglected because they are still anti-government? Which comes first, the chicken or the egg?

You see, whether you like to hear this or not, politics is a system of punishment and reward. Even religions, in particular the Abrahamic faiths, work on the system of punishment and reward. The Bible and the Qur’an tell you that God will punish you or God will reward you based on what you do and whether you follow what God wants you to do and not do what God does not want you to do.

So you see, for those who believe in God, they admit that there is no higher power than God. God is fair, God is just, God is merciful, God is compassionate, and much more. Yet God is also jealous, vengeful, brutal, and will punish you for minor offences such as praying to statues, which many people do.

Let me put it this way. God invented the concept of the carrot and the stick. When God created the world and humankind, God taught us that if you do what He says you get rewarded and if you go against what He wants you get punished. With God it is either black or white and there are no grey areas with 50 shades of grey.

Now, what about this do the Chinese not understand? They grumble they are being neglected. Then they proudly and boastfully shout from the highest mountain that 90% or maybe even more of the Chinese support DAP. They also proudly and boastfully shout from the highest mountain that the Chinese will never accept the Malay Umno-led Barisan Nasional government and will forever vote for the Chinese DAP-led Pakatan Harapan.

The Chinese are never going to support the Umno-led Barisan Nasional whatever the government does for them

And mind you, this is not an idle boast or idle threat. The Chinese proved this in 2008. They proved it again — and, in fact, even more — in 2013. And now the Chinese say they are going prove this again in the next general election due over the next few months. And this time they are going to finish off the Umno-led Barisan Nasional once and for all and replace it with a DAP-led Pakatan Harapan government.

Can the government do anything about this? No! Can the government convince the Chinese to change their minds? No! If the government gives the Chinese whatever it is that they want will the Chinese now support the government? No! If the government threatens that they will close down the Chinese schools and ban Chinese education if they do not support the government will the Chinese now support the government? Even more no!

The Chinese are being rewarded with their Chinese schools and Chinese education even when they hate the government

In that case even God will not forgive the Chinese so why should the government? God says follow me and receive your reward; defy me and receive your punishment. And the Chinese expect the government to say never mind if you follow me or defy me because I will still give you your reward. Then the Malay voters (who the Umno-led Barisan Nasional depends on for its survival) will say why support the government? Better we oppose the government and receive even more rewards than we are receiving now just like the Chinese.

Actually the Chinese are already being immensely rewarded by the government even though they do not support the government. The Chinese are being allowed their Chinese schools and Chinese education. Actually the government does not agree to Chinese schools and Chinese education but they allow them anyway just to make the Chinese happy. And only in Malaysia and nowhere else in the world are the Chinese being rewarded in such a manner.

What the Chinese do not realise is they are being rewarded anyway even when they do not support the government. The government can easily close down all the Chinese schools and ban Chinese education and what can the Chinese do about it? Go back to China to receive a Chinese education? Most Malays would welcome that. Vote DAP? They are already doing that. Umno loses nothing by closing down Chinese schools and by banning Chinese education. The Chinese are still going to be anti-Umno and anti-Barisan Nasional anyway.

Raja Petra Kamarudin

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