Apparently some people think someone such as my mother (and to a certain extent myself) has no right to celebrate Chinese New Year.
Read Helen Ang's
Double standards against Felixia Yeap
Lucky for my mother and me that our family members are not like that.
Special CNY greetings for Helen. Cheers sis.
Things are just stirring to life in this house.
I just woke up and still in bed.
I can hear my mother, grandmother and one of my aunts chit chatting while preparing breakfast or brunch in the kitchen.
The rest were probably like me, still in bed.
Everyone slept late last night.
After the family dinner, there was a mahjong session all the way till early morning.
There were three mahjong tables set up in the house.
It's almost like a mini casino.
Then there were also some drinking going on.
I spent most of the time last night hanging out and talking nonsense with my cousins.
If only they knew that I have been called an anti-Chinese Umno racist so many times in this blog by DAP cybertrooper commenters.
Well, it doesn't really matter to me.
Actually, even the Umno people sometimes called me names in this blog.
I am used to it already.
Being back in Kluang however reminds me of my days when I was still staying in Johor.
It was as if just yesterday, especially with memories of GE13's May 5, 2013, the day the people of Johor were clearly split along racial lines.
On that day, over 90 per cent of Chinese in Johor choose Pakatan while about 83 per cent of Malays remained loyal to BN.
Previously, it had never been as bad as that.
It was the first time that the Chinese in Johor choose to wholeheartedly support DAP and its divisive politics.
The Johor's moderate ways died on that day.
As I sat chit chatting with my cousins last night, I suddenly realized that they were all DAP supporters.
It's the same with the rest of the family.
Even my mother, I believe, voted for DAP.
The only one I am not really sure is my grandmother. She is the most sensible in the family.
I remember the night before the poll when my mother called and said DAP had brought the "wife" and son of Teoh Being Hock to their ceramah in Kluang.
She told me that the audience, who were mostly Chinese broke down in tears as Soh Cher Wei related how her "husband" was allegedly murdered by Umno-linked MACC officials.
|Soh Cher Wei|
My mother said she cried too.
It virtually wiped out the Chinese votes for BN in Kluang. DAP won the parliamentary seat.
I believe my mother, who had prior to that told me that she wanted to vote for BN because of the moderate approach of PM DS Najib Razak and then Johor MB TS Abdul Ghani Othman, changed her mind because of what Soh said during that ceramah.
I don't think the effect would be the same on my mother and the rest of the Chinese community if Teoh Being Hock was a Malay.
At least the degree of anger towards BN which was perceived to be responsible for his death would not have been so great.
Let's not be hypocrites, and admit that is a fact.
DAP was very smart when they employed the tactics of accusing BN, in particular Umno as being racists while in actual fact, they were the ones who incite hatred against their political foes by harping and exploiting the Chinese sentiments.
I doubt that the damage done to race relations, particularly in Johor will ever be mended.
Now with moderate Johor Malay leaders such as Ghani gone, those that remain are playing the easiest card for them to use - the Malay card.
Just watch closely how current Johor MB DS Mohd Khaled Nordin is doing it with his policies which are appearing more Melayu than ever.
To win back the Chinese votes is too difficult, so he concentrates on maintaining the Malays support.
Well, at least that's on the surface.
Deeper inside, I think he works well with the Chinese.
Read my previous post to discover how Khaled's administration actually treated the Malays and Chinese,
You want to live near a rich people's shit treatment plant?
Therefore, a rich Johorean Chinese shouldn't be too worried.
Only the poor ones need to be careful, as if anything racial happened, they are the ones who will be blamed and kena hantam by the Melayu.
Eh, this posting is getting a bit too long.
Siapa mau baca la panjang-panjang masa ini hari raya tahun baru.....
Anyway, my mother just called, saying that the bathroom is available now for me.
So many people in the house, so we have to take turn to take shower or do big and small business in the toilet.
Okay, I will write again if I have the time.
Selamat Tahun Baru kepada semua, termasuk you all DAP cybertroopers who are monitoring or assigned to troll this blog.
Happy Chinese New Year.. those days are over... we are seriously devided deep within.. on the surface most people pretend things r okay...ReplyDelete
I totally agree with the notion that the damage done to race relations in this country is almost beyond repair due to incessant politicking.Delete
I know of several multi-racial friends who have now parted ways because they have been slighted to.
If we insist on following this path, in the long run, everyone will suffer. There will be no victors, just losers.
Too many nations have gone down that path. I just hope we can become a sensible people again, just like before all this started.
Don't be too hard on your cousins and the Chinese community. Remember they had chosen MCA since 1955 to 2003. In 2008 and 2013 they switched.ReplyDelete
The reasons are plain - its just that the Government is not evolving but devolving. Whereas in the past there was integrity, now there is all manner of nonsense.
As to the choice of DAP, what other alternatives were available? Stick with UMNO - er duh, even Tun Dr Mahathir says that UMNO right now is sick to the stomach.
Ghani was not abandoned because he was Malay but because he represented UMNO. When Ghani was MB of Johor, did he make UMNO improve? He may himself been good (but there are those who say other wise) , but as a whole UMNO just became more UMNO.
In the end, the politics of the country reflect the people of the country. Your criticisms of the Chinese community in terms of them just looking out for their own is correct. Their criticisms of UMNO as being a front to make money and screw the people is correct. Net - net, nobody changes and people go tra la la.
Enjoy your CNY.
bla bla bla bla...some cina even chinese new year also write shitsDelete
As if DAP is better..Delete
They're even worse!!
Better wish Ah Jib Gor Gong Xi fat choy.Delete
Never bagi muka kat bangsa cinaReplyDelete
Bagi peha nak betis
Bagi betis nak celah betis
Soooo greedy punya bangsa
Yawn, the old racist rant again.Delete
siapa makan cili dia terasa pedasnya siapa makan babi dia memang babi..damn you pigs why are you in Tanah Melayu in the first place? now you are breeding..just like the pigs..a very very big mistake on our ancestors partDelete
happy chinese new year to annie. I think it is a very smart move for UMNO leaders to focus on strengthening Malay support to UMNO. Common sense will tell you to attempt the easiest questions in test and leave the harder questions later if there is enough time left.Politics is a game that should be mastered by smart peopleDelete
Amoi...saya pun balik Kluang, ada di Kluang, jom dating..ReplyDelete
Ok racist till dead. Wat alternatives we have to vote. Me voting pkr no way dap lagi teruk pas angel in disguise. So bsck to BN. Everybody know that teoh beng hock died coz of commit suicide he knows to much bout his bos. But as usual cant face reality blame others. Macc did it only fool believe it. They r almost there to get d evidence n he just jump to death ....with all d facts. Yeah that how d story goes. Damn to stupid for macc to kill him when d macc knew they nail sumthin big. Anyway just cis of politic or racist politic .....used it to get victory. Cny everyone. No point dying for this worldly politic just no point.ReplyDelete
To win back the Chinese votes is too difficult, so he concentrates on maintaining the Malays support. Well, at least that's on the surface . . . Deeper inside, I think he works well with the Chinese. Therefore . . . a rich Johorean Chinese shouldn't be too worried. Only the poor ones need to be careful, cos if anything racial happened, they are the ones who will be blamed and kena hantam by the Melayu.ReplyDelete
"I seek to cure what's deep inside, frightened of this thing that I've become."
The wild dogs cry out in the night
As they grow restless longing for some solitary company
I know that I must do what's right . . .
Yes the Chinese community progress is top of UMNOs agenda, adinda Ms Annie
especially the entrepreneurs that provide jobs and drive Malaysian industrial competitiveness.
Tun Dr M knows and did this well, to bring out the best from the Chinese vs talk Melayu boleh. DS Mohd Najib is surely his good disciple despite huhu all the brickbats.
Thats the way it, just trust UMNO .. or else just leave-lah.
Haji M Zin
Alor Gajah DPH
Chinese New Year in SenbonzakuraReplyDelete
PERHIMPUNAN PERPADUAN MELAYUReplyDelete
Majlis Perundingan Melayu (MPM) akan mengadakan Perhimpunan Perpaduan Melayu:
Stadium Bukit Jalil.
PM akan turut hadir.
Semb Maghrib akan diimankan oleh Tan Sri Imam Besar Masjid Negara.
Elok jika kita Semua Pemimpin Melayu turut hadir tunjukkan SOLIDARITI kita.
TAI KOR JIB al-JHOLOW hadirkah?Delete
Happy New Year. I have always enjoyed reading your blog.ReplyDelete
at the end of the they well stick to our own people if things come to worst...as for a mix blood person like you any..well just be close to your parent is the best thing to doReplyDelete
3 reports in today's Singapore Straits Times:ReplyDelete
1. "Housing glut worries over Johor's mega projects"
2. "Iskandar developers: China buyers will mop up excess units"
3. "'Sultan's presence needed' to draw investment to Johor"
Report 1 has a map showing Johor projects facing Singapore. These are:
1. Oil storage and maritime hub
2. Forest City
3. Port of Tanjung Pelepas
4. Puteri Harbour
5. Danga Bay
6. Princess Cove
7. Tebrau Bay Waterfront City
Good times ahead for Johor?
Re point #3. Would u care to elaborate?Delete