Is It Wise To Allow Existence of Political Parties Whose Aim Is To Do Away With THE SPIRIT OF SOCIAL CONTRACT
I began to venture into ‘cyberspace’ after the General Election 2008, after witnessing the massive decline the support of the rakyat towards the ruling BN Party. It may not be accurate to describe it as ‘declining support of the rakyat’……its more accurate to describe it as ‘declining support of the Malaysian Chinese voters’ towards the BN. I frequented mainly pro-opposition blogs like Malaysia Today, and its related MT People’s Portal, to try to understand the thinking of the Malaysian Chinese which had led to the declining support for the BN among the community.
Its mind-boggling to note that, as late as 2004 General Election, more than 50% of the Malaysian Chinese were still behind the BN, which had landed the BN with LANDSLIDE GENERAL ELECTION VICTORY in the 2004 General Election. Then, the BN under Pak Lah secured more than 90% of the Parlimentary seats. Even in 2007 Bye-election in Ijok in 2007, the non-Malays were still well behind the BN when an Indian teacher representing MIC/BN secured a bye-election victory over TS Khalid Ibrahim, the present Menteri Besar of Selangor, who represented the PKR. I had been looking for an answer….
From the ‘voyage’, I came out with a conclusion that, a few months before the 2008 General Election, overwhelming majority of Malaysian Chinese voters were ‘poisoned’ and persuaded by the PKR de-facto leader Anwar Ibrahim to enter into a POLITICAL GAMBLE, with the aim of set aside the SPIRIT OF SOCIAL CONTRACT, and its related policies like the SPECIAL POSITION OF MALAYS/BUMIPUTRA, NEP, QUOTA SYSTEM FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AND PLACES IN PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES, BUMIPUTRA ONLY CONTRACTS and such likes.
Its quite obvious that, a few years before the independence of Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, the IMMIGRANT FOREFATHERS of the present Malaysian Chinese, DID AGREE to the terms of SOCIAL CONTRACT, just for the sake of being granted citizenship of Persekutuan Tanah Melayu. They were only required to accept the fact that the MALAYS were the original inhabitants and rulers of the Malay Lands, hence their SPECIAL POSITION in the eye of the Federal Constitution. In return, 1.2 million IMMIGRANT CHINESE were then granted citizenship of Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, which entitled them all rights as citizens of the country, including becoming voters and taking part in the country’s General Elections to determine the the government of the country.
In retrospect, even well before the SOCIAL CONTRACT which had become part and parcel of the Constitution of the Persekutuan Tanah Melayu in 1948, the IMMIGRANT CHINESE were bent on taking over the political power in the country by using the ‘three-starred’ BINTANG TIGA, another name for the Malayan Communist Party(MCP) in 1945, upon the surrender of the Japanese. However such attempt was foiled by the returning British. When the British Military Administration decided to rescind the Malayan Union and replaced it with Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, the majority of the IMMIGRANT CHINESE were persuaded to support the Chinese-centred Malayan Communist Party(MCP) to wrestle power from the Malays-dominated Government of Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, by triggering ARMED INSURRECTION. By 1960, the MCP were defeated and were forced to withdraw their armed units across the border into southern Thailand.
After Singapore, Sabah and Sarawak were merged with the other 11 states of Persekutuan Tanah Melayu in 1963, certain section of the Malaysian Chinese were still bent on usurping political power from the ruling UMNO-dominated Alliance Party, this time through democratic process, by supporting the Singapore-based People’s Action Party(PAP) who advocated the MALAYSIAN MALAYSIA. The leader of the party, Lee Kuan Yiew were busy touring other states including Sabah and Sarawak with the message that had the Chinese and Indians, which made up 60% of Malaysian population then were united, they would be able to secure majority votes in the General Election. Fortunately for the Malays, the then Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra, took a pro-active action by EXPELLING Singapore from Malaysia. Again, another ambitious attempt by the Malaysian Chinese were foiled.
Despite being expelled from Malaysia, the PAP apparently left behind them the seed for the formation of the Democratic Action PartyDAP), the Chinese-centred opposition party who have been advocating the same message MALAYSIAN MALAYSIA as their predecessor PAP. To the Malays, MALAYSIA MALAYSIA is similar in concept to the MALAYAN UNION which were bitterly opposed by the Malays. DAP made their debut in the 1969 General Election, and ‘co-incidently’, the RACIAL RIOT TRAGEDY OF 1969 erupted only days after the date of the General Election. Despite making some gains in the General Election, DAP had been at the fringe of Malaysian political centre stage for decades….until certain event took place in 1998.
In 1998, Anwar Ibrahim was sacked from UMNO and stripped of his position as Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister of the country. Apparently, the incident provided a ‘life-line’ for DAP. In his desperate effort to remain relevance in Malaysian politics, Anwar Ibrahim persuaded the Malaysian Chinese to support him, by offering a NEW DAWN, whereby he would abolish all policies which favour the Malays including the New Economic Policiy(NEP). In simple term, Anwar Ibrahim, had opened the way for the Chinese to support him to demolish the foundations of our nation. Anwar Ibrahim soon became a CHAMPION of the Chinese cause. In 2008 General Election, the Chinese, for the first time, entered their most risky POLITICAL GAMBLE, by throwing their support for DAP and Anwar Ibrahim. Although not all Malaysian Chinese changed their political allegiance, an OVERWHELMING MAJORITY did.
In certain other countries, certain political parties were BANNED from existing, let alone taking part in General Election, if the parties do not subscribe to BASIC PRINCIPLES/IDEOLOGIES of the state. Many political parties were banned in Turkey when their aims of political struggle were detected have the potential of compromising the SECULAR BASIS of the state. In China, only COMMUNIST PARTY OF CHINA are allowed to take part in China’s political elections. The question for the Malays/Bumiputras now is, is it really wise for our Government to allow the existence of political parties whose aims and objectives include the ABOLITION OF THE SPIRIT OF SOCIAL CONTRACT which had been one of the corner-stones of the foundation of our country Malaysia?
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