Soft approach, hard results


Emmanuel Joseph

Some older DAP leaders’ poor grasp of the Malay language or limited knowledge of Malay customs reinforces the notion that the party is ‛chauvinist’. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, August 27, 2020.

LAST week, a group of DAP youth members took it upon themselves to paste stickers of road names in Chinese characters on Kuching road signs. This wasn’t received well especially in the peninsula, where it can be deemed disrespectful to the Malay language, and by extension, the Malay community.

“Disrespect” has long been a favourite political trope, contributing to the vox populi that led to the unpopularity of the previous government, seen as “dominated” by the Chinese DAP and not doing enough to “protect” Malay culture.


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  • Totally agree. A leadership change would be good for the party. It is Time for a new leader or leaders to lead the party and take the party on a different direction. Its getting to be quite stale having the same old leaders at the helm for decades.

    Posted 1 year ago by Elyse Gim