Umno's fixation with DAP will be the doom of M'sia - Commander S THAYAPARAN (Retired) Royal Malaysian Navy
Monday, August 24, 2020
Vgeorgemy : MN wants to implement modern dhimmi social and legal justice system for those who are not in their liking. Such aspiration unified UMNO, PAS and the treacherous elements in Berstau even when they all are very much different in their theological and political understanding.
The modern dhimmi system denies the advanced social, legal and economic justice system that guarantees equitable distribution of public wealth and funds for the needy population without the consideration of race and religion.
PAS’s RU355, Bersatu’s associated membership for non-Malays and UMNO’s exclusivity of race by excluding Sabha UMNO from the peninsula UMNO are all the part of such scheming.
These guys (MN) considers DAP is the stumbling block to implement their version of the Dhimmi system in Malaysia. So they are unified to attack DAP till it caves in.
Malaysiakini : “True goal of totalitarian propaganda is not persuasion,
but organisation of the polity. ... What convinces masses are not facts,
and not even invented facts, but only the consistency of the system of
which they are presumably part.”– Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism
| I have no idea how effective Bersatu will be when it formally joins
the Muafakat Nasional coalition because getting entangled in a spider's
web does not seem like an effective political stratagem. Umno Youth,
which has traditionally been the attack dog for the hegemon, has cited
five compelling reasons why Bersatu’s entry would cause unease in the grassroots.
Take what Youth chief Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki (above)
said was one of the reasons why the grassroots were upset with Bersatu
joining the coalition – "... the demeaning statements made by Bersatu
leaders in the past when still part of the Harapan government.” Asyraf
used the example of the current prime minister bad-mouthing Umno, but
what is really important is that Bersatu leaders had openly admitted to
using the DAP as a punching bag like what a Bersatu member, and now
Pejuang (is that the new name?) member, did when he said this:
at Umno, when there were big issues which we could not address, we
would talk about DAP, Chinese chauvinism and how Lim Kit Siang becoming
prime minister would destroy Malaysia, that the Malays would disappear,
and the mosques can no longer air the azan. "I admit that I
too have said such things, in front of a 100 percent Malay audience.
Thinking back, I feel guilty and a sense of regret," Mukhriz Mahathir (photo) told Malaysiakini in an interview.
forgets that before Umno and PAS decided to desperately cling together,
Umno over the decades had said horrible things about PAS. This is why
Umno had to do all those roadshows, which was a form of mea culpa, to
placate the PAS grassroots. The raison d'etre of Muafakat
National seems to be the continuing demonisation of the DAP. Umno’s
Ahmad Maslan made that abundantly clear with his clarion call to Umno
members when he said of the coalition:
mahu DAP memerintah semula. Kekuatan DAP ini ialah kepada perpecahan
Melayu. DAP tidak ada sebarang kekuatan jika Melayu berpadu dan Melayu
ingin bersatu dalam MN. Jadi kita perlu rasional dan menerima
Of course, this is not true. The
DAP, as usual, is the excuse that Umno has used for decades, especially
when it was in peril, which the Umno Youth leader does not want to
acknowledge but Mukhriz did, as did the old maverick and numerous Malay
leaders when they were in the opposition.
The DAP, of
course, is still the main punching bag for the Malay establishment as
defined by Umno. The Sheraton Move was a godsend to Umno. It redefined
the narrative of a failing political hegemon and reinforced the
narrative that Umno is the lynchpin to whatever Malay uber alles coalition comes into being.
Umno, PAS and any other Malay establishment figures know that
demonising the DAP is propaganda. They know that every time something
goes wrong with their policies or to cover their behinds when it comes
to the infighting in their political parties, blaming the DAP is an
effective strategy that will distract from their failings.
can take cold comfort in the fact that whatever political wounds it
self-inflicts will always be overshadowed by the virulent attacks
against it by Umno and the Malay establishment. This is damaging to the
country, but makes it easier to rally the political base.
DAP is in a difficult position. On the one hand, in the social media
scene, it has the support of anonymous netizens who, more often than
not, do more damage to the DAP's agenda than the politicians who control
the levers of power in this country.
decades the agenda of the Malay political hegemony has been the
creation of a monolith Malay polity. This obviously has failed. The
continued existence of PAS, the various schisms over the decades of
Umno, but most importantly, the ejection of the charismatic Anwar
Ibrahim from Umno paradise points to a polychromatic Malay polity.
one constant has always been that the DAP has been the target, the
excuse as to why the “Malays” are not united. Umno conflates the point
that the DAP has benefited from a diverse Malay polity with the idea
that the DAP engineers the political schisms within the Malay political
As someone who has argued that the DAP could not
organise an orgy in a brothel, this idea that the DAP has any influence
in the Malay polity, or even in the Malay establishment, is ahistorical
and ridiculous. Indeed, what the DAP has demonstrated is that when
backed with Malay power structures, they instinctively fill the mould of
any other compliant non-Malay power brokers operating in the Malay
During its brief stint in power, what rational
people remember of the DAP are the numerous times it let down the base
to support the political machinations of Malay power structures – weak
Malay power structures, I might add – to the detriment of the base. In
fact, non-Malays were lectured by the DAP on the virtue of pragmatism
and every time the DAP folded, the “base” was told to suck it up.
As I discussed in "A Malay Malaysia",
citing Syed Husin Ali's comments about an eventual class conflict
within the Malay community if they were the only “race” in this country:
do you think the disenfranchised and the working class are prey to
Islamic extremists? Why do you think Islamic extremists find ample
opportunity to recruit in academic institutions? The answer is because
young, disenfranchised people slowly awaken to the fact that the system
screws them over, while rich people are not subject to the same laws as
All Umno will do, with this propaganda, is hasten the demise of middle ground Malaysian politics and this will doom Malaysia.