I refer to the letter Chinese opposition vote not a big surprise.
I have to disagree on the subject of the so-called 'marginalisation' of Malaysian Chinese capital. Business operates on the principle of profits, not politics. With the advent of globalisation, it is hard to see how Southern Bank et al. could have competed effectively in the liberalised playing field in the years to come.
The Chinese Malaysian-owned private banks could merge with one another as opposed to state- owned bumiputera enterprises. I would not also want to second-guess large publicly-listed corporations (such as Genting) decisions as to where they place their investments in. Surely they are based on sound corporate strategy with a view to various countries' regulations rather than political reasons.
As for Chinese Malaysian businessmen voting for the opposition, I am curious as to what macro and microeconomic policy changes are being proposed by the various opposition parties - DAP, PKR and PAS.
Might I suggest that the opposition come up with a shadow cabinet as in Britain and Australia?