WHY ATTACK THE CHINESE COMMUNITY, UMNOPUTRA'S UNTOLD STORY
I felt the caption should have been why the malays should criticize the chinese so strongly during the recently concluded UMNO General Assembly, but I had to take into account the malays who are not UMNO members and those who were not present at the Assembly to know the actual reasons behind this outburst.
The green light for this outburst was given by UMNO President and Prime Minister himself, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi at the Pre-Council Meeting a day earlier. Delegates were told that the chinese community was trying to undermine the malay community by creating demands and the best thing would be to show the 'malay feelings' which will keep them in place. Delegates concentrated on attacking the chinese with fiery speeches which now has turn-out to be seditious in nature.
Speeches like 'will bathe in blood to uphold malay rights' were all endorsed by the UMNO Supreme Council, since speeches and speakers had to received their approval before doing so.
Since the speeches had turn out to be seditious in nature, while it was for the first time live telecasted, the damage done could not be undone. If there were no live telecast, a different version would have been made up. Now the whole rakyat knows and with this latest information, the chinese community would surely retaliate at the coming polls silently. The UMNOputras had failed to realise that the economy is controlled by the chinese and any conflict will badly affect the country. Many chinese have expressed their displeasure but as usual, UMNO will have to sweep this matter under the carpet since it was originated by them and need to support their members.
The Police had decided to investigate the matter since it had violated the Sedition Act, but UMNO had told them that since this is an internal matter they will carry out their own investigation and take appropriate action. Do you think they will do anything.....
It seems the chinese based parties in Barisan Nasional, mainly MCA and GERAKAN is faced with a big dilemma and have started a nationwide campaign to gauge their support. It is now learnt that the chinese are really unhappy and this is going to be very detrimental to these chinese based party, and the Barisan Nasional in general at the coming polls.
The UMNOputras have never learnt their lesson from the May 13 incident it seems. Or are they trying to create another incident so that they can claim further reliefs at the expense of the other races in Malaysia?
Only time will tell?
It will all depend on the voters at the next general elections.