Helen wrote this rather funny but I think accurate assessment about MCA -
Why the MCA mascot is now fittingly the panda
I too think that MCA should choose a different mascot. Maybe they should have choose a dragon instead. More garang, I think.
Well, never mind, those were just mascots. The MCA guys probably choose the panda because of its cuteness and the endangered animal being from China.
Whatever we think of MCA, I believe there are still those who sincerely believe in the party and working hard to ensure its survival.
The party has after all done good for the Chinese community even before it become a political party in the early days of this country's birth.
Among its major contributions to the Chinese community was assisting migrants to gain citizenship in this country when the authorities opened up the door for them to come here in the early days prior to Merdeka.
If not for MCA's efforts at that time, I think the Chinese would probably be just 10 per cent of this country's present population.
Even my mother probably would not be a born in Malaysia. Her grandfather came to this country around that time.
Heck, I would probably not even exist. My Ma and Pa probably would not have even met.
Another big thing done by MCA was that it has been instrumental in ensuring better education opportunities for members of Chinese community.
They collected funds for the Chinese schools, provide scholarships for the students, and setting up institutes of higher learnings such as TAR college which caters mostly for Chinese youths.
What are DAP's contributions to Chinese education in this country?
It has to be admitted too that most MCA people who were given the opportunity to be wakil rakyat work hard to assist those in need. The MCA community service centers are arguably the most active compared to other parties.
Another thing I like about MCA is its leaders being mostly realistic about their political shelf life. They mostly know when to go and give way to younger people.
This is what the party president said two days ago -
Meanwhile, the father and son leaders of DAP are going around town like cockerels daring this and that people to fight them -
Such is the arrogance of the DAP tokongs now as everyone is talking about MCA being on the brink of extinction.
Well, it is for the Chinese community to decide if they want to be totally led by the Lim family and their arrogant ways or preserve MCA as a check and balance.