Singapore Straits Times claims that increase of Malaysian Chinese support could result in possible victory for BN.
Salim Osman copied resources from the same prejudiced propaganda survey Merdeka Centre. It is recurringly monotonous and unimpressive.
The reason for Salim’s concern about the Malaysian Chinese voters are:
· Umno’s hardliners prevent PM Najib’s reforms of 40-yr old that had not brought about effects on the Chinese.
· Umno’s radical push for Malay supremacy or “ketuanan Melayu” is seen as a threat to non-Malay interests.
· The controversies over Christians using the word “Allah” and the denial of Christian Bibles in Malay deprives the right to freedom of religion.
Salim referred to a book writer Wong Chin Huat, an activist and academician who listed three fear factors experienced by the community:
· Fear of ethnic violent if they back the opposition.
· Fear of losing representation in the government.
· Fear of instability and uncertainty.
Out of the three, the journalist stated that fear of instability and uncertainty will remain to be seen as there are conflicts among the coalition of opposition party.
It took some effort for Salim to analyse PM Najib’s weighing over the importance of Chinese voters, finally Salim still retracts to point fingers at Umno.
Depending on whatever reasons Salim wishes to seek popularity for his article, some Malays as well as Umno readers could respond with awkwardness or vice-versa.