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Lim should have said PAS never killed a Mongolian

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Modified 23 Feb 2012, 4:48 am

YOURSAY 'By right, it's Umno which should be upset over Guan Eng's remark. But then again, MCA as always is doing Umno's dirty job.'

Police report on Penang CM's alleged racist remark

your say Boiling Mud: Selangor MCA's public and services complaints bureau deputy chief Alan Liew said the Chinese community did not understand the true meaning of Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng's remark and was worried that the latter was playing on racial issue.

Liew, please do not play up racial discord when there was none to begin with regarding the said remark. And most importantly, kindly refrain from citing the Chinese community for whatever political agenda you may have.

Given the shift in the political landscape, I certainly doubt the Chinese community considers MCA as their representative. Can't the MCA leaders get this simple fact right?

Changeagent: Perhaps, Lim Guan Eng should have said that 'PAS never killed a Chinese, Indian or Malay' instead. This way, the MCA leaders cannot misconstrue his statement as being racist.

Cala: If my memory serves me right, I think Lim Guan Eng was making a reference to MCA chief Dr Chua Soi Lek's remark made earlier, when the latter was quizzing DAP for being submissive to PAS despite the threat of hudud law purportedly could be implemented under Pakatan Rakyat rule.

Lim was trying to allay the fear by saying (I guess) there has been no evidence that any Chinese has been killed by the Islamic party.

Anonymous123: Who said we don't understand LGE's statement? The statement was simple and there was no racial undertone at all.

Since CSL (Chua Soi Lek) tried to scare Chinese by stating PAS hudud law, LGE's (Lim Guan Eng's) statement implied ‘why the fear?'

Yeow: I think it is time everyone gave the MCA some recognition for their achievements and what they have done for Malaysians. So here is the roll call for the high achievers in MCA:

Tan Koon Swan , former party president: In 1986, he was sentenced to two years' jail by the Singapore High Court for criminal breach of trust relating to the collapse of Pan Electric Industries. Subsequently, he was jailed in Malaysia for a similar offence.

Ling Liong Sik , former president and long-time minister: He has been charged with cheating and misleading the government in the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) scandal.

Chan Kong Choy , former deputy president and minister: He has charged with several counts of deceiving former PM Abdullah Badawi into approving deals linked to PKFZ.

Chua Soi Lek , current president: He resigned as health minister in 2008 after being featured in a sex video with a woman who was not his wife.

Bozo: Come on, MCA. This is only a debate. Don't take it so seriously. Do you really understand what LGE meant by that statement? Please grow up and contribute more to the Malaysian community than to attack DAP only.

LGE has done a great job and give him credit where it's due. Don't harbour any ill-feelings just because MCA was beaten badly in the last GE. It's time for MCA to re-strategise and transform itself.

[email protected]: Use your head and try to understand what LGE meant in the context of CSL's rhetorical challenge to DAP about working with PAS.

CSL said PAS will likely introduce hudud which punishes criminals by cutting of their limbs when LGE replied that PAS never killed a Chinese, as opposed to the death of TBH (Teoh Beng Hock) and customs officer Ahmad Sarbaini.

Annon77: These MCA leaders are a joke. More of this and you'll be extinct like Gerakan. This is the microcosm of all that is wrong with the party:

1) You've just reinforced the perception that your party offers nothing. You went to a debate and couldn't hack it so you made a police report on something that is totally not racist.

2) How brave - only when a Chinese makes a comment that you dare to report. Where were you when Perkasa was attacking the Chinese community?

3) This is a great showcase of our national education system. You fail to comprehend the context nor the meaning of the remark so you made a police report and in the process undermine yourself and your lame-duck party.

Why: I wonder why MCA not make police report against Perkasa when Ibrahim Ali asked all the Chinese to stay at home and stock on food during the Bersih rally. Is MCA working with Perkasa to oppress the Chinese?

ACR: It was quite perceptive of LGE to comment in the manner that he did bearing in mind the role Harun Idris, then Selangor MB and Umno Youth leader, played in the 1969 incident.

But the logic of Liew is puzzling - if PAS never killed a Chinese in its entire history, why should he worry that PAS will do something to the Chinese if they do not support PAS?

I think a police report against Liew for making a false report is in order.

Unspin: It is hard to decide who won the debate last Saturday because both speakers were good albeit out of context.

But given that a police report was made regarding a minor aberration (Allan Liew, try debating in front of 300 people and you would know how difficult it is to keep a logical mind), shows that those in MCA thought that Lim Guan Eng has clearly won the debate.

Pemerhati: Quote: "Liew said the Chinese community did not understand the true meaning of this remark and felt worried and afraid as Lim was playing on racial issue."

I wonder what Liew would say if Lim Guan Eng had instead said that PAS never killed a Mongolian.

Not Convinced: By right, it's Umno which should be upset over Guan Eng's remark, not MCA.

But then again, MCA - in lodging the police report - as always is doing big brother Umno's dirty job.


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