Saturday 16 July 2016

Smelly kiasu : DAP's arrogance, Part 3

First, a bit about kiasu,

Kiasu (Chinese驚輸Pe̍h-ōe-jīkiaⁿ-su) is a Hokkien and Singlish word that means a grasping, selfish attitude.[1]
The term can be translated into English as "afraid to lose out" from 'kia' "afraid" and 'su' "lose". Like many proverbial expressions it can have both positive and negative connotations, but is generally negative, used to refer to someone who thinks of themselves first and is always trying to get ahead in one way or another. The English equivalent would be "overcompetitiveness".

I just took that from Wikipedia, okay.

Kiasu is more or less a Chinese thing.

For me, it's not actually totally bad.

My understanding is that it promotes competitiveness among members of the community.

It's a cultural conditioning.

I tend to believe in the theory that it took root within the community because the Chinese have to be competitive to survive back then in the motherland since ancient time as life was hard due to the wars and famines which ravaged the land from time to time.

That's why the Chinese generally tend to be so focused at what they are doing.

Must do or die, that's what my mother used to say to me when I was young.

Yup, my mother has that kiasu thing too.

Most of the time she is all business-like.

Bottom-line and being result-oriented seem all that matter.

Sometimes I felt that she's so cold and unloving because of that.

And because of that, I'm not really sure why my father loves her so much.

Well, I love my mother too, but the way my father loves her is a bit too much.

Anyway, as I said, it's a Chinese thing, so when it comes to DAP, the kiasu thing was obvious among its leaders and members who are mostly Chinese.

Come on, admit it, okay, the Malays, Indians and others in the party are just tumpang sekaki saja there.

Generally, true to their kiasuness, DAP members are usually very competitive.

The attitude is central to the workings of the party.

Again, as I said, it's not totally bad because its good to be competitive.

BN put up one poster, I must put up three. Saya tak boleh kalah punya. That sorts of things.

However, the kiasu attitude also makes them think they are always better than others.

They can also never accept that they were wrong because of that attitude.

It' doesn't matter to them even if all the evidences were very clear that they had been proven wrong.

For instance, recently, there was a debate between a Gerakan guy and a DAP's Penang state exco member.

When the DAP exco can't argue back against the Gerakan guy, he started to loudly talk nonsense and along with his supporters behaved like gangsters.

You can read what happened after that here,

Many convinced after debate that DAP is thuggish

They behave like that because they can't take it that they actually lost the debate.

That's because they could never admit that others were right and they were wrong.

Their kiasuness makes them arrogant.

This arrogance sticks to them.

It makes them obnoxious.

That's why when Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced on Thursday that he was setting up a new party, many of his supporters were not happy that it will cooperate with other opposition parties, especially DAP.

They can't stand the DAP people.

I can understand that sentiment.

I know of this former (?) DAP operative who despite had been apparently kicked out of the party and turned against it remains being kiasu, arrogant and obnoxious.

Always wants to win and refuses to admit being in the wrong.

It made me laughed whenever that person tried to spin a pathetic story after being proven wrong.

Well, never mind.

I don't want to waste my time and energy on that.

It's not my job to layan the idiot.

Whatever it is, personally I don't mind that much about people being kiasu.

I only just can't stand it when they get too arrogant and obnoxious.

Otherwise they are just funny and even cute.

Like my mother.

So,  if you feel that you have that kiasu thing inside you, try to manage it, okay.

Try not to end up like those DAP people.

Errr.... about the title of the post....that one I just put for fun only.

Cute what :)


  1. Here are some of the principles of virtue that Confucius tried to convey to his students in his "Analects":

    (1) Don't be concerned about whether other people appreciate you, or if you don't get a job. Just strive to be worthy of these things. If people won't recognize what you have to offer, it's their loss. Examine your character, correct the bad in it, and accentuate the good.
    (2) Be humble, obedient, trustworthy, and loyal. Maintain high standards with those whom you associate, serve, or admire.
    (3) Never do anything to anyone else that you wouldn't want them to do to you. This, of course, applies to both everyday life and government.
    (4) Learn classical poetry and music. It will give you a broader perspective on things, and more wholesome ideas, and help you succeed in family life and at work.
    (5) Proper manners must regulate all your conduct.

    Nah, don't confuse hardwork & diligence with kiasuism. Kiasusism got no confucian values in it.


    1. There are alhamduli 'Llah more Chinese and Chinese culture that we Malays respect, Sdr 17:04
      than the brash empty few that we humour here

      M Zin
      Alor Gajah DPH

    2. I think the brash kiasuism comes from the Mao Tse Tung /Chin Peng 3-bintang hangover ... the Maoist cultural revolution that destroyed all the good cultural and spiritual values.

    3. Who was Confucius? What were the core teachings of Confucianism? Was it a religion, philosophy, or culture? When did Confucianism spread from China to Korea…

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    1. Sorry mdzfrs. Can't let your comment through because it contains a name I had banned. Please refrain from using the name and I will publish your comments. Thank you.

  3. We ARE better than freaking Melayu.
    That's the plain truth.


    1. You really sound far from that, Sdr ANON 31:41

      ( al-Quran, 31: 19)

      M Zin
      Alor Gajah DPH

    2. Anon 21:41. Yes sure you do. Whatever WE means. No problem about that.

    3. Ya I agree with you saudara 12:22. For all you know "we" could be samseng mixed with kiasu. Gentlemen cina don't talk like this one.

  4. We are immigrants and proud of it.
    We don't have time to sit around on our fat asses and eat dedak.
    Just don't come and steal or rob us with your stupid entitlement shit like "what's mine is mine, what's yours is mine too."


    1. You people incite hate, Sdr ANON 21:49
      that will encourage the government to channel $ billions more especially to the couple of millions our Sabah and Sarawak Bumiputra cousins.

      M Zin
      Alor Gajah DPH

    2. Racism and its various shades. One is exemplified by Anon 21:49. Here's another real world example.

    3. Correction Anon 21:49.

      You are absolutely not an immigrant but descendants of immigrants.
      Nothing wrong with that though.

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    1. Sorry Zack. Please tell a different joke. You told that one in the past posts. People may think I'm allowing spam if I let it through. Thank you.


    2. Let me guess that after frequently repeating it, some people start to believe AND laugh at their own really not funny jokes kan(?) Sdr Zack

      M Zin
      Alor Gajah DPH

  6. Lets be fair to DAP. What choice that they have except kiasu. Ruling this country is simply beyond them. Forget about capturing Puteraja or LKS occupying Sri Perdana. Not until cow comes home. Their only hope is to become kiasu. This is the only option left if they decide to remain in this country. Of course things will be different if they choose to go back to their root and resetle in Hainan or Fujian.

    1. Ikut ketuanan Najib, mukmin Melayu mati dulu baru di ikuti Cina kiasu...


    2. Everyone will in-sya-Allah meet death, Sdr ANON 13:32
      don't whether DS Mohd Najib or you first

      ( al-Quran, 21: 35)

      M Zin
      Alor Gajah DPH

  7. This country needs more togetherness and less hate. A certain (fat ugly) blogger has been going at it inciting and spinning everything to create and enhance the animosity between races. She lies daily, never backs up her claims with action...and is just generally a good example of what's wrong with the country. Well given she has the credibility of a rat (quite like rpk/ julian Khoo) be fun to see what she does for a living once the dedak stops.

    1. The truth really hurts to the kiasu DAP, right?

  8. Annie,


    And "they" tell me you are paid by DAP to write this stuff which will help DAP win Putrajaya in GE14?


    I can just see Ah Soh crying as she stuffs the next curry pup into her face, wondering how the hell she is going to spin this one.

    Totoro's Friend

  9. Actually kiasu is not such a bad trait afterall. If not because of the kiasu, neither DAP nor Gerakan was able to rule Penang. Kiasu is definitely a factor that had enabled LGE to own a bungalow at low market price. It is also kiasu for the ex-bungalow owner to sell his property, thus making RM 300K++ profit and loosing RM 1million++.