2 main news made way to my ears and caught my attention in the midst of my hectic schedule with friends and family.
First of all, we saw the embarrassing and immature anti Ong-Chua banners unfurled at Wisma MCA on 14 February 2010.
Liow Tiong Lai must control his “supporters”. Word must have travelled up to Wisma MCA way earlier on.
I am quite sure someone silently “encouraged and endorsed” the banners to be printed and unfurled for all to see – journalists, politicians, community leaders and the rakyat – at Wisma MCA on the 1st day of CNY.
Indeed, it is unprofessional and unbecoming of MCA politicians to embarass the Party on such an important day.
Visitors and well wishers to Wisma MCA as well as National leaders were uncomfortable at the sight of such banners which ridiculed and criticized the top two leaders of MCA while praising the Vice President Liow.
Such acts only happen in the Opposition camp where they pursue the acts of intimidation, defamation and affirmation seeking. So, perhaps Tiong Lai should reconsider his strategy and political moves.
If Tiong Lai condemned the acts, then I challenge him to take the initiative to table a motion during the Central Committee meeting and serve warning letters to those who showed great disrespect to the Party and the Chinese New Year celebration.
As for Ronnie Liu, his days are numbered I believe. Feared DAP warlord Teng Chang Khim grilled him for finishing up his allocation (RM 600,000) in 6 months. [Read : Rep grilled over yearly allocation]
Ronnie Liu wasn't aware of his spending pattern. But you can only hear deafening silence from Opposition leaders, alternative media and pro Opposition blogs.
Pro Opposition bloggers and alternative media would have spun the story interestingly if it was by a BN elected representative.
Then, it was rumoured that Ronnie Liu ordered the removal of banners by private companies and residents around midnight.
These banners and welcome notes were erected by the public to welcome Malaysia’s Prime Minister to the National CNY Open House at Klang Valley. There were claims that smooth traffic implementation (several road closures) were objected and ordered to be canceled.
There wasn’t any calls for Royal Inquiry either when Wee Choo Keong exposed that there is a Selangor Exco who used his office for meetings with underworld leaders – the source of Malaysia’s high crime rate. It was rumoured that Ronnie Liu is the one.
Speaking of Royal Inquiries, a DAP assemblyman was also reported to have knocked down a Malay kid who has been admitted to the hospital’s ICU. [Read : Student fighting for his life]
Ng Suee Lim was said to be drunk at that time. It seems to me that every Pakatan Rakyat leader is so quiet and they contain the news from their supporters. (Can anyone update me on this ?)
If it was done by a BN leader, the story would have been played like a symphonic orchestra piece in hundreds of blogs by Pakatan Rakyat cyber troopers and politicians.
Back to the main point, my stand all these while has been consistent.
When Hindraf, RPK supporters and Anti ISA activists brought their political fight to a Hari Raya open house hosted by Tun Abdullah Badawi in 2008, I was irritated.
Do not politicize festivals or cultural celebrations. Do not be so obsessed with politics, Ronnie.
I remember the good old days when Kit Siang and his entourage will visit Tun Dr Mahathir at Seri Perdana to wish the Statesman “Selamat Hari Raya” at almost every open house.
Even Anwar can enjoy a quiet tea session with Najib during a Parliamentary session break at Parliament House.
What more to say a National Level Chinese New Year open house where EVERY rakyat regardless of race, religion and status is invited to attend ?
This year, approximately 40,000 to 50,000 people are expected to attend the National level CNY open house.
Festivals are meant for us all to come together, shake hands and share a meal. We share laughters, joy and memorable moments together during celebrations and open houses.
Why play politics on a day when every rakyat wants to enjoy their holiday, food and joy with friends and family ? Be a professional and mature politician. We cannot expect or even consider people like Ronnie Liu to be a Federal Minister one day.
For more in depth information, please read - The Sheer Arrogance of Pakatan - which I find it interesting and well written.