With only fear-mongering as its ‘weapon’ and a front line that arguably consists of a bunch of self-serving deadweights, it is quite likely that the MCA will remain irrelevant and out of touch with a growing, truly multicultural Malaysia, observes Zaharom Nain.
Is Umno for the implementation of hudud laws in Malaysia or against it, wonders P Ramakrishnan, who also issues a challenge to MCA.
In a democracy, dissenting voices are part and parcel of societal life just as opinions in agreement with the government have their rightful place. So is it asking too much for equal space in the media for dissent, asks Mustafa K Anuar.
For almost 50 long years, many Chinese Malaysians blindly gave their vote to the MCA. With their support, the Alliance/BN controlled Parliament and undermined democracy, points out Tota ahead of the Great Debate between Chua Soi Lek and Lim Guan Eng.
MCA president Chua Soi Lek should stop ethnicising issues and patronising the rakyat with simplistic arguments, asserts Francis Loh.
Dr Chua Soi Lek’s appointment as chairman of the Penang Port Commission has generated much debate. But there is a larger issue at stake, says Anil Netto.
The mainstream press yesterday predictably milked to the last drop what’s left of MCA vice-president Dr Chua Soi Lek, who had confessed publicly that he was the man involved in the sex DVD.