Sunday, September 23, 2012

MCA‘s record is full of political sell outs.



Speech By M Kula Segaran, DAP National Vice Chairman and MP for Ipoh Barat at Malam Ubah Dinner organsied by Pasir Pinji  Branch, Ipoh  on Wednesday, September 19, 2012
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MCA‘s record is full of political sell outs. 

Speaking at a Sabah function recently, the Prime minister Datuk Sri Najib had said that the double digits were “significant” this year because 2012 is the 66th year of Umno, with Malaysia marking the 55th year of Merdeka and Sabah Umno notching 22 years.

“All these numbers could be multiplied by 11,” he said. “Six times 11 equals 66, five times 11 equals 55 and 2 times 11 equals 22. The factor of 11 appears in all. It is unique and good”, he was quoted as saying.
Since then, there has been strong speculation that he is likely to call the next general election in November, even possibly on November 11. 

I will not be surprised if the election is indeed held in November as luck is probably the only factor that he thinks he can rely on to win the election, given that his efforts so far to woo voters’ support have not given the BN camp much confidence about BN’s electoral performance in the next election. 

But I will not be surprised too if the Parliament is only dissolved next year. Why? 

I believe influential people in Umno like former Prime Minister Tun Mahathir does not believe BN’s electoral performance can depend on the luck of number 11.

Mahathir has said before that the BN government should go full term and his wish may just come true.
Whether the election is held in November or next year, Pakatan Rakyat is ready for the next election which is going to be the most important in the nation’s history. 

This is an election where Pakatan Rakyat is fighting as a united coalition to take over Federal power so as to bring about A Better Malaysia for All. 

BN will of course employ all kinds of tactics to try to hang on to power. Malaysian voters must therefore beware of all possible BN’s dirty tactics, including the creation of false issues. 

Over the last few months, MCA has been harping nonstop about the issue of Hudud law and painting the picture that DAP will sell out the rights of the people. 

Let me reiterate that the implementation of Islamic state or hudud law is not Pakatan Rakyat’s agenda and policy. Our common and agreed policies are contained in the Buku Jingga. 

Let me assure Malaysians that DAP is a party of principles which will not sell out the people’s interest and rights, unlike the MCA. 

MCA’s record is a record of political sell outs. And one of its biggest sell outs is its support for BN’s declaration that Malaysia is an Islamic state.

When former Prime Minister Tun Mahathir declared in 2002 that Malaysia is an Islamic State, MCA gave its fullest support. 

DAP has strongly opposed the declaration as   as this is completely at variance with the 1957 Merdeka Constitution, the “social contract” of the major communities and the 1963 Malaysia Agreement 1963 that Malaysia is a democratic, secular and multi-religious nation with Islam as the official religion but not an Islamic state.  

After having committed such a sellout, MCA has the gall today to make all types of accusations against the DAP with regard to the question of Islamic state and hudud law. 

Time has shown that during desperate times, desperate politicians will use desperate tactics to hoodwink the voters. Malaysians must therefore help to debunk all the MCA political lies. 

Time has also shown that DAP is a tested party that Malaysians can trust and rely on. 

March on with DAP and Pakatan Rakyat!


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