…EXPOSING THE SECRET CHINESE ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL MODEL (CEPM).
By Mansor Puteh
ACCEPT ALMS AND CONTINUE TO BEG FROM UMNO AND BARISAN AND CONTINUE TO VOTE THE OPPOSITION TO GET MORE OF THEM.
THE OPPONENTS OF UMNO AND THE MELAYU ARE THOSE WHO ARE OUTSIDE OF BARISAN. BUT THE WORST ONES ARE THOSE IN THE COALITION ITSELF. THEY ARE UMNO’S AND THE MELAYU’S ‘ENEMIES IN THE BLANKET.’
THE LOSS OF THE SIBU PARLIAMENT SEAT TO THE DAP CANDIDATE SHOULD BE A HUGE BLOW TO UMNO’S BUT NOT TO THE MCA’S AND GERAKAN’S EGO AND STANDING.
But there are valuable lessons that can be learnt from this debacle, if one dares to look at the outcome in an obtuse manner.
It is a loss for the Melayu and Umno, but a win for the DAP as well as the MCA and Gerakan, except that they are not able to jointly celebrate it openly.
Umno and the Melayu leaders must realize fast that their real opponents are not amongst the other Melayu, but from the Chinese and Indians who are in Pakatan as well as those in Barisan – they are the undeclared and unofficial opponents within and without Umno and Barisan. Unfortunately, the Melayu have not realized they this.
That the Chinese in and outside of Barisan and Pakatan are in a complot to deny Melayu Majority Might and Influence. They eat the Melayu from within and without these two coalitions, one which purports to support the government and the others, the opposition.
The Chinese, regardless of whether they are in Barisan or Pakatan are the same; they have the same backgrounds and aspirations which is to further reduce Melayu presence in the commercial sector and now in politics. But this is under threat as more and more Melayu venture into business.
This is the Chinese Economic and Political Model or CEPM which no-one is aware of. It has been in existence since Barisan was formed. It is to ensure that Umno, Pas and the Melayu are in perpetual disagreements with each other so they can benefit from it.
As for the Indians, they seem to be lost in the middle; they are also not able to do much with their dwindling population.
The most that they can do is to meddle in issues which are not important with light banters that their leaders in Barisan and Pakatan can dare to make occasionally, just to get the Melayu and Chinese to look at them briefly so they could still be counted.
The Indians in Malaysia who are in Barisan and Pakatan are unfortunately, being led by the same small group of men, who have been in politics and also law too long. So instead of concentrating on expanding the economy of their community, their leaders only know how to get more of their temples and schools upgraded, not that this is not important to them.
So this is how we can see more and more extraordinary temples which are made of crystal and even stone.
All the Chinese and Chinese-dominated political parties are the same. They have the same ideology and philosophy, except that their methods are different with some pretending to be with Umno and Barisan and the others, with Pakatan.
So the DAP win in Sibu is also an MCA and Gerakan win, too. This is how the Chinese in these two major Chinese political parties in Barisan see it.
To them, it’s Umno and the Melayu which had lost, not their parties or the Chinese and Indians. Barisan is there for the MCA and Gerakan to stick with Umno.
There are similarities between the Chinese voters and their voting trends with their brethren in Hulu Selangor, in the Peninsular Malaysia and those in Sibu, Sarawak.
There is an unholy pack amongst the Chinese and Indians in Barisan and Pakatan, which the Melayu in both these coalition do not know of.
Chances are they will never know they have been taken for a long ride, with the Melayu leaders feeling enamored that they have non-Melayu friends and supporters in their respective coalitions.
Have anyone heard the Chinese leaders in MCA and Gerakan criticizing their brethren in DAP, for instance?
This is something which all Umno leaders are not aware of; that these Chinese and Indian parties in Barisan are working against the interests of the Melayu and of Umno in the Barisan coalition.
When will the Melayu leaders in Umno realize this that they have opponents outside of Barisan as well as inside of it, too?
Is it also not a statement made by the Chinese voters in Sibu on the reappointment of Chua Soi Lek? And what did they think of Taib Mahmud who has been chief minister of Sarawak too long?
Maybe the MCA and Gerakan as well as the other Chinese parties in Barisan want the outcome in the Sibu by-election to be like what it was, so that the Chinese in this city can be better served by the governments of Sarawak and Malaysia who will continue to make offerings to them even without them asking.
This is what matters to them the most. So losing Sibu to the DAP is not a big issue with the MCA, Gerakan and the other Chinese parties in Barisan, since their brethren are served better this way, so they can get more than they need from the two governments.
This is despite the alms they had given to the Chinese schools amounting to eighteen million ringgit, all of which meant nothing to the Chinese voters there.
It’s not that they were ungrateful; it’s just that they wanted more than eighteen million ringgit. They wanted to belittle the Barisan, Umno and Melayu leaders.
They also wanted to get as much as they can from Barisan – meaning the Melayu – before the time comes when their community shrinks further in size, so they become less relevant to the state as well as national politics in Malaysia.
The Sarawak state and federal government should have done what the Republic of Singapura had done, which is to disperse the population of the Chinese in Sibu and the other areas where they are in a majority.
This is to ensure that there are no real Chinese or Indian majority areas in the country.
As for the Indians, their own population is fast diminishing so they are not able to stick with each other. There is now no Indian majority area in Malaysia, save for some so-called Little Indias in Kuala Lumpur, Kelang and perhaps, Melaka.
As for the Chinese, most of their areas are now shared areas, leaving the former Chinese new villages which have started to see how they are also being disturbed by the economic development around them.
The federal government has done a good job to ensure Kuala Lumpur and the other major cities and towns in Malaysia which were once Chinese dominated to be less so.
The situation is so ‘bad’ today that Kuala Lumpur, the capital city is now almost a Melayu city.
With the development of Kampung Baru into a new township and the Pudu Jail by UDA, more Melayu will converge into the city to make it more vibrant and Melayu.
So the governments of Sarawak and Malaysia must start to introduce new plans for Sibu, so that the city can have more Melayu and Bumiputera presence. How?
By creating new development centers in this particular city and bring in more of the Melayu and other Bumiputeras to go into business; with them first starting out in petty trading, which forms the backbone of the Chinese economy.
Petty and small trading is what had caused the economy of the Chinese to flourish. They involve businesses in many fields that can allow many of the uneducated Chinese with vernacular Mandarin education to enter.
I have not been to Sibu before. In fact, I have not been to Sarawak or even Sabah before, except for the one-hour transit stops I had made to the airports in Kuching and Kota Kinabalu I had to make on my trips to and back from Tokyo.
I will surely want to make my first trip to these two East Malaysian states in Kalimantan in the near future.