Dear Brother Lim Kit Siang,
I am sure that right now, you are caught in a situation which you would not want to be in if you can avoid it but the reality is that you and your Central Executive Committee of the Democratic Action Party are treading on thin ice so to speak?
I find it preposterous for someone like you who has been in Malaysian politics for so long to screw up so big like this just when I have been singing praises for the Barisan Rakyat and especially applauding what Lim Guan Eng has done since being sworn in as the Chief Minister of Pulau Pinang & Seberang Perai as a result of the DAP-PKR-PAS Coalition having been voted by Malaysians into power, kicking out the BN in the 4 northern states of the Malaysian Peninsular and PAS being returned to power with an even bigger mandate in Kelantan.
I would like to be very frank with you and the DAP leadership.
If not for the presence and participation of the two other parties @ PKR and PAS, you can just dream that Mahaguru58 will ever support the likes of you and those who sit in the CEC?
I would like to remind you that I supported the Barisan Rakyat which has your party working together with PAS and PKR purely because of our Tuan Guru Nik Aziz's asking us Muslims to support BR in order to get rid of the BN's tyrannical rule over all of us?
If Tuan Guru Nik Aziz had not been supportive of this Barisan Rakyat coalition, you and the rest of the DAP can just kiss your current achievements goodbye!
I am not a racist brother and I am not concerned about the NEP or whatever crap that any race based or nationalist party comes up with because as a Muslim, I hold firm to the understanding that all of us are equal between us but before Allah it is our faith in Him that determines our standings before Our Creator?
Okay, let me get to the main reason why I am writing directly to you?
First and foremost, let me refresh your memory as to who we are and where we stand in this country?
You and me are born Malaysians. No one can deny us that?
We do however need to accept that this nation is a country which is made up of the various Malay Sultanates!
We are sons of immigrants whose fathers came from China and India respectively.
The original inhabitants of this country may be the Orang Asli's as many of you keep pointing out in websites and forums discussing the 'Ketuanan Melayu' @ 'Malay Overlordship'.
None can deny that and no rational Malaysian will say no to that!
The reality however that if not for the migration of the Malay Hindu prince @ Parameswara from Sumatera to the peninsular and landed in what became to be known as Melaka, and eventually his settling down there and establishing the Malay Empire of Melaka, history would be very different for all of us here?
We must remember that the Malay Sultanates were established centuries before the advent of the immigrant population of traders and labourers from all parts of the world but only our forefathers from China and India settled down in large numbers here and were accepted by the Malay Sultans as their subjects and as a result of the British Colonials who brought in large numbers of our people from there to work here.
I don't have to teach you our nation's history as you must surely be well aware of it?
Today, after all these years, the immigrant populations 3rd and 4th or 5th generations born Malaysians find themselves in a position where political power that was denied to us all these while be finally in our grasp due to one major reason only?
That the people of Malaysia are just fed up with the BN's dictatorial rule!
Two major Malay based parties @ PAS and PKR have joined the DAP in an alliance of like minded Malaysians with one major goal ; that is to overthrow the BN and by the Grace of Allah, we have done something that not many of us believed that we would be capable of achieving?
Why O Why dear Brother Kit Siang, must the CEC which is under your authority be so bloody stupid in wanting to boycott the swearing in ceremony of the Menteri Besar of the Barisan Rakyat just because the man is a PAS Assemblyman?
Wake up to the reality that you are talking about a Malay Sultanate here?
It is not a former British Settlement such as Penang, Melaka, Sabah or Sarawak?
The Sultanate of Perak is one of the oldest Malay Sultanates and whose Sultan is the heirs of the very last Sultan of Melaka!
The Sultanate of Perak is steeped in the palace protocols and customs that are based purely on Malay cultures and Islamic teachings.
Check out the various protocols and customs of this ancient Malay Sultanate and which involves the participation of the Menteri Besar of the Sultanate which demands the position to be filled by only a Malay Muslim according to the customs of the Perak Royalty.
A Chinese Menteri Besar from whatever political party will be caught in a situation like a square peg in a round hole!
He will just not be able to fulfill the Islamic religious duties that comes with the job of the Menteri Besar in the fully Malay Muslim environment of the Royal Palaces of the Malay Sultanate of Perak and any other Malay Sultanate in this country.
Being elected the Deputy Menteri Besar (1) is already quite an achievement for the DAP and we must all be thankful that His Majesty the Sultan of Perak consents to such an appointment.
Barisan Rakyat won because we the rakyat voted you in and for the first time in 50 years, we the Muslims in Malaysia overlooked race and religion in crossing that ballot paper in favor of the DAP-PKR-PAS coalition.
Please make us happy that we did what he had to do and not make us regret our decisions now?
Do make an effort to understand the situation with regard to the 'Undang-undang Tubuh Kerajaan Negeri Perak' which outlines the protocols and regulations with regard to the appointments of state government officials and the attached stipulations of the Malay Sultanate of Perak Darul Ridzuan which has been put to practice since the last couple of centuries.
A site worth visiting is this. The official Sultanate of Perak's website is here.
No one is denying that the DAP has been voted by the people of Perak to secure the most seats but do remember that the voters come from all ethnicities and creed including the Malay Muslims!
By coming to a decision by the DAP Central Executive Committee asking the DAP Assemblymen to boycott the swearing in ceremony of the Menteri Besar designate PAS Pasir Panjang Assemblyman Mohamad Nizar Jamaludin, you are telling us that you are anti-Islam and anti-PAS!!!!
What kind of politicians are you?
Can't the DAP CEC get it through your thick heads that you are giving us a very bad picture of who you appear to be?
Are you in the DAP really sincere in making this Barisan Rakyat be successful in overthrowing the BN or are you all plain chauvinistic racists?
If you fail to stand by your pledge to PAS and PKR in working together as a true Malaysian People's Front committed to give us a better government than the BN, then prepare yourselves to be obliterated in the next GE!
I promise you that the entire Malaysian voters who have risen to support the Barisan Rakyat will want to have nothing more to do with the likes of you and the CEC!
What a shame for Lim Guan Eng to have this betrayal of the DAP's CEC in fulfilling their pledge to co-operate with the PKR and PAS coalition partners at this most important stage of this new governments?
Because of this recalcitrant stand, those of you in the DAP are risking your party's future and will be condemned as cursed as nothing but treacherous opportunists who twist and turn worse than a poisonous snake that ought to be smashed to smithereens without mercy?
Don't be so egoistic and learn to appreciate what we have done for you?
Even as I am typing this, hundreds and hundreds of concerned Malaysians especially the Chinese are venting their outrage at you and the CEC for turning ungrateful at this moment of truth at your blog!
I hope that you guys wise up and respect His Royal Highness the Sultan of Perak's decree failing which be prepared to face the consequences of turning traitors to Duli Tuanku and also those of us who have voted for the Barisan Rakyat?
Go ahead. We await your decisions.