They wanted Umno to instead get Islamist party Pas to be its partner along with the Bumiputera parties of Sabah and Sarawak.
Their argument was that the Malays and Bumiputera can rule this country on their own and turn it into a conservative Malay Muslim country.
According to them, the Malays and Bumiputera should be on one side with the enemies being the non-Malays/non-Bumiputera, particularly Chinese.
Proponents of this idea wanted Malaysia to be a racially polarised country, either it was because they wanted to stay on top of everyone else that way, or they do it simply out of spite after their hateful ways were previously rejected by others.
|The bad people don't want our children to be friends and share this country. Maybe it's because they don't have real friends themselves.|
I believe you all should know by now that there were even Chinese who are among the prominent advocates of this divisive idea.
Well, there were all sorts of theories about that, which include someone being badly dumped by a love partner in DAP and such, but I rather not go into it.
It's Ramadhan, so, I rather not tell such speculative stories, okay.
Anyway, they argued that the Chinese will never return to support BN, if it remains the way it is - moderate and multi-racial.
These people who can only be described as hatemongers insisted that the Chinese be punished by the Malays for their tsunami in the 2013 general election.
Fortunately, it turned out that they were wrong.
Umno, despite its difficulties refused to go down that path and in return, a substantial portion of the Chinese in Sungai Besar and Kuala Kangsar rewarded it by turning the tide against the quarrelsome opposition.
This follows similar trend in Sarawak where BN component parties there did quiet well to penetrate DAP's Chinese majority strongholds during the recent state election.
As I had expected, the hatemongers refused to back down and continued to insist that Umno must make concessions for Pas at the expense of its non-Muslim partners in BN.
I believe they knew they were wrong but have to keep up the antics because that's the only way forward for them.
It's a case of "tahik sudah kena muka, tak tau nak buat apa" (shit already hit the face but too embarrassed to even wipe it clean).
Yes, they just don't want to admit it because they think they are always right.
A case of bloated ego, if you ask me.
For instance, when these people insisted that Johor Umno must combine with Pas, they never realised that Pas is actually a zero force in the state, especially now.
That's the problem when supposedly know-everything arm-chair analysts believe they are very clever.
Having mixed around with the Johor Pas people in the past, I'm quite sure that over 70 per cent of them are now with Amanah, led by the likes of former Pas vice-president Salahuddin Ayub, former Pas youth chief Suhaizan Kayat and former Pas central committee member Mazlan Aliman.
And these Johor Amanah leaders, combined with DAP are still real threats to BN in Johor which have a huge percentage of Chinese voters.
If Johor Umno follows the demand of those who wanted MCA and Gerakan to be kicked out of the coalition instead of helping them win back the Chinese support, I believe Johor BN will be in big trouble in the next general election.
I'm not exactly sure the motives of these people who want that to happen.
Either they are just merely egoistically stupid or maybe they were planted as trojan horses within BN to promote such an idea which will cause BN to be hated by the people and eventually be destroyed.
Anyway, it's up to the Umno leadership to decide whether the party should be nice or nasty.
Those hatemongers always say that "Nice guys don't win wars", and that Malays should not be nice to Chinese.
They were wrong.
As proven in Sarawak, Sungai Besar and Kuala Kangsar, BN's play nice campaign worked.
And on top of that, it's also a relief to know that I was right about the Chinese being capable of returning the same when the Malays are nice to them.
Now I truly believe that being firm but nice is the best way to go.