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Jan 31 2012
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Going by the rate on how MCA (Malaysian Chinese Association) tries to make itself relevant to the Chinese voters but with failure on each attempt, it seems its president Chua Soi Lek may never recover his investment for the presidency he won in Mar 2010. In fact, one can be forgiven to say MCA may die a slow death, judging by how it constantly making a fool out of itself. With an exception of a handful of old, outdated and expired die-hard fans, the Chinese community in large have nothing but laugh at how silly the party is being driven.

CNY Ibrahim Ali Giving White Envelope 

It paid some hot chicks (or rather models) to attend its Youth AGM, hoping that the sex stunt sells but it backfired when it lied about the beauties’ attendance, turning the episode into laughing stock especially on the social networks. It tried to play Hudud laws but nobody listen to the expired scare-tactic. And just when it thought it was a freaking good idea to boot-lick Perkasa’s Ibrahim Ali by ferrying senior citizens to his Chinese New Year gathering at Kampung Baru, it backfires again.

Ibrahim Ali, leader of the right wing Malay pressure group which often raises racism statements, handed RM10 angpows – in white envelopes – a taboo to the Chinese because white envelopes only used during funerals. Instantly, social netizens blasted Ibrahim Ali with some even accused him of sending death wishes to the Chinese senior recipients. Ibrahim Ali may think it was not a big deal (or did it deliberately?) but giving money in white envelopes is like giving Chinese “Pak-Kam” (white gold or funeral money). Surely it was sad to see all those old Chinese folks being insulted by Ibrahim Ali with white envelopes instead of red packets during such auspicious day.

CNY Perkasa White Envelope To Senior Chinese 

At first, Perkasa’s Ibrahim Ali played dumb and beat around the bush by insisting white signifies clean, holy and sincere. MCA’s newspaper, Star, initially tried to cover its “brother” Perkasa by highlighting that the response to the open house was so great that Perkasa ran out of red packet hence ended up with white envelopes. Sensing the cheap trick didn’t work, what more with the involvement of it’s own Seputeh MCA leader Collin Thiew in not only transporting the senior citizens to the event but also was seen tagging along with Ibrahim Ali during the white envelope give-away, the newspaper is now singing a different tune.

CNY Ibrahim Ali Giving White Envelope With Collin Thiew 

Like it or not, MCA leaders have to make a U-turn and make Perkasa their punching bag over the white envelope controversy. Needless to say, opposition DAP snatches the opportunity by grouping both Perkasa and MCA as racist and extremist brothers. Whether Perkasa deliberately insulted the Chinese under the pretext of ignorance or MCA deliberately sent some old Chinese seniors hoping to patch things up that everything is rosy in anticipation to the coming general election, the damage has been done.

CNY Ibrahim Ali Collin Thiew Explain 

It seems the more MCA is trying to make itself relevant, the more it’s making a fool out of itself so much so that one is wondering if it’s better if the party should just keep quiet from now onwards till the general election. If even PM Najib Razak has distanced himself from Perkasa’s Chinese New Year white envelope fiasco, it’s only natural for MCA to demand an apology from Mahathir-backed-Perkasa. But will the arrogant Ibrahim Ali apologise, knowing well he’s out to cause as much damage as possible to Najib’s administration?  

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Not only white envelopes being used. White tables clothes as well. Two wrongs cannot surely be ignorance.

The idiotic Chinese have to be blame! Why sit down on a table with white cloth during CNY? After what Perkasa had slandered them why go to IA’s function?
Similary, why MCA invited Mahatir to its function? CSL and his stupid MCA groons should be spit at!!!! No CLASS at all!!!
No tears for the MCA and the idiotic Chinese. Go and Vote UMNO-Baru again and get screwed after the election.
You choose to be blind, so be it!

We should send the white packets given to the old folks of “pak kum” to MCA HQ with the message “MCA see you in HELL”

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