Ah-haa!!! MCA President Chua Soi Lek threw a challenge to DAP. "Kalau lu berani, cubalah contest di kawasan Melayu in the next general election!"
I think DAP should. What's wrong if Kit Siang tries Hulu Terengganu, Karpal stands for Dungun parliamentary seat while Guan Eng opts for Jerlun! They should... if they have just the right big balls for it.
In his blog, Tun Faisal quoted Chua as saying in Kluang on Sept 26 (as published by Nanyang Siang Pau) DAP was boasting about the support it gets from the multiracial society but the fact that it only attracts the Chinese remains.
"They said they want to teach Umno a lesson... so if that's the intention, DAP should come to the Malay areas and compete with Umno, instead of putting up a challenge with MCA in the Chinese majority constituencies.
"Each time they come to the Chinese majority areas, they will blame Umno for a party too slow in its actions, a party that practices graft, and a party led by a group of snobbish politicians... they said they want to teach Umno a good lesson.
"So, DAP should come to the Malay majority areas if they really want to teach Umno. Now is the time. Let's see if they dare to contest in such areas in the next national poll."
As the Malay version goes: "DAP pernah terlepas cakap, selepas DAP memerintah, mereka berjanji mahu selaraskan peruntukan sekolah rendah Cina, mahu bina lebih banyak lagi sekolah menengah Cina swasta, tetapi selepas Pakatan Rakyat mentadbir 100 hari dalam buku warna Oren tiada tertulis langsung projek-projek tersebut..."
I agree with Chua, especially on the part when he said "a party that fails to ensure a peaceful multiracial society does not deserve any kind of support from the rakyat, especially from the Chinese community".
Yup! MCA, Gerakan and MIC have contested in some Malay majority areas. They won some and lose some. However, I dont think DAP have entered any Malay-dominated constituency 'seriously' by having their heavyweights as the candidates.