Only opposition portals, like The Malaysian Insider and the Malaysian Chronicle would reproduce excerpts of a "letter" from a so called "MCA insider", published in a grand sounding organisation, Centre for Policy Initiatives or CPI.
This time let's leave aside the two opposition leaning Malaysians, Insider and Chronicle, since the source is another non-partisan(?) NGO(?), the Centre for Policy Initiatives.
The CPI says, "We are reproducing below an excerpt from a former MCA insider who has left the country for good. The excerpt is from his letter responding to a request from his friend asking him to consider a return to Malaysia."
How did this "letter" come into CPI possession? From a "writer whose identity we’re withholding", sort of because it's like whistle blowing. I don't know why the need to withold as if the writer would be charged under the old ISA.
Another question, why did the writer request his friend to return to Malaysia? Answered by the friend's long reply "To cut a long story short, and to answer your question about going back, even if Penang booms further under DAP, the short answer is NO; I’ve burnt my bridges…"
The writer asks friend to return because Penang is booming. Return to Penang not Malaysia. Can make money, no? But that's not the point.
Then CPI gives a background with a Star report and I highlight the CPI highlight, "He urged the Chinese community not to be conned by the Opposition party."
On that basis the CPI came out with the title of it's article "Who have conned the Chinese in Malaysia?"
It was not the title of the "letter".
"Letter" sounds more personal, more realistic.
Since we're in the Star Trek age, I doubt very much the "MCA Insider" had sent the letter by post, the kind with postage stamps. Okay, we're not in the Star Trek age but we do have electronic mail or emails and emails do have a window called SUBJECT.
Therefore, it's crystal clear the title "Who have conned the Chinese in Malaysia?" is CPI contrived.
Now, according to the "MCA insider" and his "experience with MCA and the people whom I had worked with in the party, I can only say that most of them from Lee San Choon, Koon Swan, Liong Sik, Kim Sai, Ka Ting, Tee Keat...", and it took him so long to decide to burn his bridges.
The "MCA insider" then rails on nothing but UMNO and throws in PBB for good measure.
Alright, to cut my post short and although there are other pointers, the anti-Malay racist in this "MCA insider" is conclusive when he says, "It’s just too hard to ever hope that they will ever understand the meaning of a civil society, let alone try to forge one in the years ahead, even if PKR takes over Putrajaya"
Bloody racist. I am absolutely certain there are readers have come across these anti-Malay racist types.
It's disgusting that CPI allows a racist letter to grace it's website. CPI another one of those cheap, no credibilty, opposition leaning organisations masquerading as a "civil society" NGO.
I presume the MCA insider is no longer an MCA member.
Since the MCA Insider has left the country for good, why not publish the "letter" in full instead of excerpts.