Debate (2) MCA vs DAP – MCA president had twisted the debate into a Chinese community

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 by Viktor Wong

The second debate between DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng and the MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek had just concluded. Do remember, there is no winner in this event. It is just that the two opposing parties are trying to give their facts and information to the people and it is up to the people to decide come next general elections. Only then we shall know who is the winner, once the ballot papers are counted and tallied.

For the management team of the Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI), we want to thank them for initiating such event in order for our people to see and hear from themselves the platforms of both DAP and MCA.

However, during the debate we found that the MCA president had twisted the debate into a Chinese community one by opting to mention things that should benefit the Chinese community rather than the entire Malaysian community. The MCA leader had then tried to redeem what he had mentioned earlier by applying BN into the topic as a “multiracial” stance of MCA and himself but it was far too late to cover-up his mistakes.

In the end of the debate, Guan Eng was seen leaving the stage in smiling and sporting manner while Soi Lek does it by showing his frustrating and angry look when coming down from the same stage.

Another piece of advice to ASLI, if you intend to initiate another round of debate between the political divide for the benefit of the people, do involve other leaders of both Barisan Nasional (BN) and Pakatan Rakyat (PR) as well, and not just MCA and DAP. You are making this debate like as it is only for the Malaysian Chinese. Involve leaders of Umno, MIC, Gerakan and PPP from the BN side, as well as PKR and PAS from the PR side.

You may also involve leaders of Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM), Parti Rakyat Malaysia (PRM) and Parti Kesejateraan Insan Tanah Air (KITA) into future debates as well. The people would also like to know the vision, objectives and manifestos that are to be offered by PSM, PRM and KITA so that our people would have more choice to consider in the next general elections, rather than just two BN and PR on top there. -viktorwong-socialaffairs