Monday, February 25, 2013

In PR coalition, no component party is a “king “, and neither is any a slave.



Speech by M Kula Segaran, DAP National Vice Chairman and MP for Ipoh Barat at DAP Cermah at Tawas, Ipoh on Saturday, February 23, 2013

In PR coalition, no component party is a “king “, and neither is any a slave. 




A week ago, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib said that the Chinese are successful because Barisan Nasional (BN) has ensured harmony and implemented good policies since independence.

 “If not for the success of BN leaders in maintaining harmony and implementing good policies, even if we were hardworking and had good business skills, we would never have been successful,” he said so when delivering his speech at a I Malaysia open house in Puchong.

It is obvious that Najib is now playing the gratitude card.
But the Chinese owe BN nothing and certainly do not have to show gratitude and vote BN in the next general election.

Despite having been in power for more than 5 decades, BN government continues to implement discriminatory policies.

Chinese have been able to achieve success in economic, educational and other fields against all odds due to their own hard work.

In fact, it is the BN government that must be grateful to some Chinese who have been giving them the chance for the past 5 decades despite the fact that policies implemented have been unfair and discriminatory to the community.

The Prime Minister recently became the first Prime Minister in history to attend the Chinese New Year open house organized by Dong Jiao Zong but he disappointed the Chinese community when he failed to deliver any pow.

The Chinese community have waited for so long for Unified Examinations Certificate ( UEC)  to be recognized , yet till today BN government is still unwilling to do what ought to be done.

Where the logic is when reputable overseas universities can recognize UEC, yet BN government cannot do so?

Yet Najib has the cheek to suggest that the Chinese should be grateful to BN.

The only conclusion is that either the BN government does not know what the Chinese want or it is still a government unwilling to accord fair and just treatment to the community.

MCA President Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek has been telling the Chinese community that DAP can only be “kings” in Penang and has no say in other places.

Let me tell Chua that unlike BN coalition where Umno is the big master who has all and final say, Pakatan Rakyat component. parties all have equal standing.

In PR coalition, no component party is a “king “, and neither is any a slave.

In BN, it is so obvious that Umno is the big brother while BN component parties are just “in office but not in power”.

Let me tell Chua also PR subscribes to the concept of Ketuanan Rakyat and hence under the PR government, the people are the “kings’.

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