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To deny them their desired education would be akin to sending them a signal they would be ‘suppressed’ culturally, intellectually, socially and economically – hardly a message to warm them towards the signaller.

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Many years ago (or Once upon a time, wakakaka) … well I exaggerate as it was about 5 years ago when RPK wrote (extracts only):

The only thing that can save Umno would be the Malay votes — that determine roughly two-thirds of the seats in West Malaysia.

And that is why what they are doing/saying is not to win the hearts and mind of the Chinese and Indian voters. It is too late to win the hearts and minds of the Chinese and Indian voters. They need to win the hearts and minds of the Malay voters. And to do that they need to do and say what they are currently doing and saying.

While this may upset the Chinese and Indians, who are not going to vote for Umno anyway, it pacifies the Malays. And it is the Malays they want to pacify, not the Chinese and Indians, who have made it very clear they are not going to vote Barisan Nasional or Umno come hell or high water.

While that might have been so 5 years ago, and may even be true in the coming election, Ah Jib Gor hasn’t quite given up on the Chinese votes, at least openly.

Today he faces significant Malay opposition in Mahathir and his Pribumi Party (though one wonders how significant this would be), thus some Chinese support for his BN will be most welcomed. Every little bit helps. As Julia Carney wrote in 1845:

Little drops of water,
little grains of sand,
make the mighty ocean
and the beauteous land.

And the little moments,
humble though they may be,
make the mighty ages
of eternity.

Little deeds of kindness,
little words of love,
make our earth an Eden,
like the heaven above.

… yadda yadda …

5 years ago too, I wrote, among other things wakakaka, for us not to underestimate sly sneaky scheming Ah Jib Gor (Najib).

The fact that he told Chinese to address him as Ah Jib Gor (Gor meaning elder brother a la Abang, wakakaka) indicates his attempt to court the Chinese or rather their votes.

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, meaning a woman who cooks well can win a man’s affection, though some of my naughtier mateys argued the stomach is a target way too “high”, wakakaka.

Well, the way to a Chinese heart (not a young Chinese heart but a middle-age or elderly Chinese’s or parents) is through good standard education.

The Chinese have abandoned national type schooling more because that system ta’ada standard lah, due to it being an UMNO political football* for donkey years, dan bukan kerana mereka mahu belajar dalam Bahasa China.

* in yonder years UMNO aspirants for the PM post must try to be Education Minister so as to able to win UMNO grassroot support as a considerable number of UMNO members were Malay teachers. Those UMNO Education ministers like Mahathir, Anwar, etc would fiddle around with and thus fucked up the education system repetitively to win the hearts of the Heartland and Malay teachers

Well, it started like so (ignoring the low standard national system in preference for the far higher vernacular system) but after 35 years or so, pursuing vernacular education per se has become the new objective because, would you believe it, the Chinese are still chasing after a good standard educational system which coincidentally only Chinese schooling provides in Malaysia today, at least to Chinese perception.

Najib knows this and he has struck mightily (though how mighty remains to be seen) with his new policy statement which must have riled Mahathir, destabilised the DAP and sent Dong Zong into masturbating ecstasy, wakakaka.

Dear Ah Jib Gor pulled a stunner by stating in unequivocal terms that vernacular schools are part of Malaysia’s education system and will not be removed.

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