Tan Sri Muhyiddin is right to demand that the MCA shape up. (Photo by Hussein Shaharuddin/The Mole)
Since Tan Sri Muhyiddin is a Johorean, he may recall a seminar not too long ago co-organized by the state education department together with the Johor Mufti office on helping teachers address the “threat of Christianization” among their students.
It is not only Malays who are experiencing discomfort at the evangelists’ increasing foray and takeover of public space. Some Buddhist Chinese and the Hindu Indians feel the same.
The Tan Sri is correct to chide the MCA for losing touch with Chinese sentiments because the MCA seems to be only catering to the demography residing in Damansara Utama and attending the Methodist Church (DUMC) or the Subang Jaya middle-class attending the City Harvest Church.
Speaking for myself as a Chinese living on the edge of a New Village, and as a one brought up in a Buddhist household, and whose parents spoke Chinese at home, and was not myself conversant with the English language as a child, I wish to inform Tan Sri Muhyiddin that indeed the MCA of today alienates.
This feeling of disconnect is compounded by The Star‘s promotion of the Anglophile-Christian worldview.
It is to my dismay that I see MCA succumbing to the “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” credo. Since MCA is not abreast of DAP in determining the tenor of the public narrative, it then decides to jump too on the Malaysian First bandwagon propelled by the Anglophile and Christian twin engines.
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