Congratulation to DS Liow Tiong Lai, and Dato’ Wee Ka Siong, who have been elected President and Deputy President of MCA. The same greetings also for those elected Vice Presidents and CEC members.
They are facing HUGE TASKS, almost UPHILL TASKS, to get back the support of the majority of the Chinese community, who have been overwhelmingly with DAP, since the 2008 GE. DAP was set up with objectives, among others, of DEMOLISHING certain fundamental corner-stones of our Federal Constitution, namely the provision of SPECIAL POSITION OF MALAYS/BUMIPUTRAS.
Whilst, MCA was one of the major players in the formulation of the SOCIAL CONTRACT among the major races, agreed upon a few years before the independence of Persekutuan Tanah Melayu. Under the SOCIAL CONTRACT, the Malay rulers and UMNO(the umbrella party of Malays), agreed to the persuasion of the British, to allow about 1.2 million CHINESE IMMIGRANTS, and 0.3 million INDIAN IMMIGRANTS, to be granted citizenship of Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, and in return, those who were granted citizenship would recognize the SPECIAL POSITION of the Malays/bumiputras, who were original rulers and inhabitants of the Malay states.
Obviously, MCA and DAP were founded on DIFFERENT SETS OF OBJECTIVES. However, DAP appeared to have been able to gain the upper hands in IGNITING the feelings of the Chinese community, by their ‘Malaysian Malaysia’ objectives, ie. to do away with the provisions in our Federal Constitution, which provide for the SPECIAL POSITION of the Malays/Bumiputras, and all policies associated with it.
MCA should never try to be MORE DAP than DAP. MCA has to go back to the history of the party, as well as the history of the country’s independence. Founders of the Alliance Party(consisting of UMNO, MCA and MIC) were very far-sighted in formulating the Constitution of Persekutuan Tanah Melayu. Political stability of this country has been a key factor in the SUCCESS STORY of the country, including OUTSTANDING SUCCESS of its Chinese business community. Malaysia is now TOP 20 BIGGEST TRADING NATION in the world, and the country is on the verge of becoming a DEVELOPED COUNTRY.
Newly elected MCA leaders have a great task, to bring back MCA to the ways and thoughts of the MCA founders, most of whom were born in China, and immigrated to the Malay states during the ‘protectorate’ of the British in the Malay states. They were among those who were gifted with foresightedness, who formulated the SOCIAL CONTRACT, to ensure lasting PEACE, STABILITY and PROSPERITY of Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, the permanent abode of their children and descendants for thousands of years to come.
To win back the Chinese, MCA has to re-educate the Chinese community, the WIN-WIN formula agreed upon by the co-founders of the country. MCA has to work hard to convince the Chinese community that the BN formula is THE WIN-WIN formula, and this the only way forward…..and that the DAP ‘Malaysian Malaysia’ will only lead to DESTRUCTION of what the country has built over the years.