A Week After Sibu
By this time, last Saturday, all signs were pointing to DAP taking over Sibu, one of the Parlimentary constituencies in Sarawak, where the Chinese voters make up over 65% of the numbers.
Prior to 1901, the indigenous people including Melanaus, Malays and Ibans were the MAJORITY in what was originally called MALING, one of the territories under the Malay Sultanate of Brunei, before it was handed over to the BROOKS dynasty. Sibu gave birth to Rosly Dhobi, one of the Malay nationalists who were hanged by the BROOKS for defending the rights of his community.
Under the BROOKS, flood-gate was opened to IMMIGRANT Chinese, who started to arrive in 1901, followed by waves of IMMIGRATION which followed. Now, the Melanaus, Malays and Ibans, who used to be the majority, are now overwhelmed in term of numbers by the FOOCHOWS Chinese.
There was NOTHING ‘miracle’ about the DAP narrow win in Sibu. Overwhelming majority of Chinese had made up their minds months before the 2008 General Election, that DAP was their only hope of achieving MALAYSIAN MALAYSIA, a concept similar to the MALAYAN UNION which met UNITED OPPOSITION by the Malays under UMNO in 1946. DAP was their only hope of taking away the SPECIAL POSITION OF MALAYS/BUMIPUTRAS.
Under such threat, not surprising, there have been significant swing of Malays/Bumiputras support towards Malay/Bumiputras NGOs and UMNO/BN. The Chinese and Malays/Bumiputras are on the OPPOSITE ENDS of the pole, and they are drifting further and further apart, month by month, week by week and day by day.
A week after Sibu, the future of Malaysia is more shrouded with UNCERTAINTY and FRIGHTENING POSSIBILITIES.