Monday, 22 August 2011 09:09
LETTER There are garbage politicians in the Barisan Nasional as well as in the Pakatan Rakyat. However, clearly there is more garbage in the BN, especially in the MCA.
MCA leaders are so rotten to the core that they will not hesitate to sell their mother to realise their personal agenda which is always about material benefits that come with political power.
In the Wikileak report quoted in a US diplomatic cable in 2006 and attributed to US Embassy’s political officer Mark Clark, the then MCA vice-president was one of the few ministerial level Chinese politicians who refused to deny publicly or privately the fact that Chinese Malaysians are marginalised.
Clark reported that Ong acknowledged “of course we are marginalised, big business to small stall owners know that – but MCA cannot admit it”.
So, when pressed by reporters for a public response to Singapore leader Lee Kuan Yew’s accusation that Malaysia marginalises the Chinese community, Ong responded with a Chinese proverb: “Whether the water in the tea cup is hot or cold, he who drinks it knows best.”
Tung Shin disaster
This is in contrast with the bumbling responses of MCA president Dr Chua Soi Lek and his deputy Liow Tiong Lai with regards to the shameful police attack on innocent citizens during the peaceful Bersih 2.0 protest in Tung Shin Hospital.
Chua and Liow are now not only exposed as liars when they tried to side the brutal police by denying there was no attack in the hospital, they are confirmed garbage politicians who cannot be trusted as community leaders.
The MCA duo is only willing to lick the feet of Umno to consolidate their political positions. To them, there is no such thing as protecting the interests of the Chinese community or the Malaysian community in general.
Flotsam and jetsam
Likewise, there are many such garbage politicians in Umno, Gerakan, MIC and also in the PR, especially the katak (frog) politicians and those who have yet to make their move.
For the future of our children and country, the next general election is crucial – it is akin to a make or break situation.
Malaysians must cast their ballot wisely to ensure that only credible and reasonably reliable politicians be elected to Parliament to stop the cancerous rot inflicting Malaysians and Malaysia.
Malaysians must only vote in dependable politicians, be it from the PR or BN. This is because there are good and bad politicians on both the divide.
It will surely be too late and tragic for the general well-being of the people and country if the corrupt and unreliable politicians are allowed to continue to abuse their power by exploiting the law for their personal and party gains. It only means we are giving up our rights.
- Sebastian Loon is a reader of Malaysia Chronicle