DAP’S EXPLANATION ON WHY IT IS WORKING WITH MAHATHIR
DAP has a problem trying to explain to the Chinese voters why it is working with Mahathir. For more than 30 years Kit Siang and DAP have been saying that Mahathir is evil. In that case why are Kit Siang and DAP working with an evil person? If DAP does not come out with a good explanation then it is going to lose a lot of Chinese votes. So, DAP’s explanation is that Mahathir is going to make Kit Siang the next Prime Minister.
PAKATAN’S GAME OF THRONES
Raja Petra Kamarudin
There are about 45-46 seats with a Chinese majority. Maybe DAP can win 40 or so of those seats, even if 100% of the Chinese vote for DAP (which will never happen). So, to win more than 40 seats, DAP needs to be part of an opposition coalition and the Chinese votes must be about 90-95%, like what it was in 2013 when DAP’s seats jumped from 28 in 2008 to 38 in 2013. But then, if the Chinese reject DAP because of its collaboration with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, then don’t talk about winning 40 seats because DAP’s seats may actually decline to just 30 or less.
And this is DAP’s main worry. How to increase their 38 seats to 40 or more instead of seeing them decline to 30 or less because the Chinese are not happy with DAP’s collaboration with Mahathir. This is the same Mahathir of 1981. Mahathir has never changed. The Mahathir of today is still the same Mahathir of old. So why is DAP collaborating with Mahathir today when everything wrong with Malaysia was and is because of Mahathir?
DAP’s explanation as to why it is working with Mahathir: because Mahathir is going to make Kit Siang the PM
To offset this problem DAP is embarking on a misinformation and deception campaign amongst the Chinese electorate by saying that DAP supports Mahathir because he has agreed to make Kit Siang the Prime Minister if Pakatan Harapan wins the next general election. They have even printed posters showing Kit Siang as the next Prime Minister with Mahathir as his Deputy.
DAP’s politics has always been the Machiavellian politics of the end justifying the means. This is just like what Superman Hew Kuan Yau said: vote for a Malay candidate so that the Chinese can use the Malays to fight the Malays. And this is also what they said in 2008 and 2013: vote for PAS because the Chinese can use PAS to fight Umno. And now it is DAP must support Mahathir because Mahathir is going to make Kit Siang the next Prime Minister.
Ki Siang will work with the devil as long as it suits his personal agenda (and helps keep his son out of jail)
This way DAP does not need to justify why it is working with an evil and dastardly Mahathir. They can keep silent regarding Mahathir’s transgressions and misdeeds and tell the Chinese that Mahathir may be evil but then Mahathir is going to make Kit Siang the Prime Minister (Mahathir may be a bitch but he is our bitch). And to the Chinese this is a good reason to work with Mahathir, never mind how evil he may have been and still is.
DAP’s proven track record is they say one thing but they do the opposite. 1990, 1995, 1999, 2004, 2008, and post-2013 events, have proven this. And this has become even more apparent of late with their collaboration with Mahathir. For more than 30 years since 1981 Kit Siang and DAP have condemned Mahathir and have accused him of all sorts of evil deeds and dastardly crimes. Now, suddenly, DAP appoints Mahathir the de facto leader of the opposition and Kit Siang stands behind Mahathir and backs him against every allegation being made.
Use Malays to fight Malays, use PAS to fight Umno, and use Mahathir to make Kit Siang the PM
But then these allegations were made by Kit Siang and/or DAP in the first place. This is just like Karpal Singh alleging that Anwar Ibrahim had committed sexual misconduct and sodomy and then embracing Anwar as the de facto opposition leader and, kononnya, a victim of fitnah. Hello…if in the first place Karpal had not raised the matter of Anwar’s sexual misconduct and sodomy Malaysians would have never known about it.
So the same goes for Kit Siang. Since the 1980s he has made all sorts of exposes and allegations against Mahathir. Today, he embraces Mahathir as the opposition leader and partner of DAP. This is just like condemning PAS in 1990 and then going to bed with them in 1999, and then condemning PAS again in 2001 and going to bed with them again in 2008. DAP is a worse prostitute than those they are prostituting.