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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Is MCA Politics ethically and morally corrupt?

It’s without a doubt that MCA is loosing more of their seats after the 12 general election. How damaging is it when members of BN begin to publicly turn on BN coalition parties, as is happening in the 12 the General Election.

Ironically, MCA is being disrespected by members and supporters lately especially after the 12th General Election. Is MCA or rather BN deserving so?


The serious question arises, is MCA politics ethically and morally corrupt and became the disrespected political party? The smear tactics and low performing on going again could be the final death knell for MCA in Malaysian politics.

Politically, smear tactics are considered by many to be a low, disingenuous form of discourse; nevertheless it is being claimed that it is mobilized among MCA party delegates to defame the candidate which attempt to undermine the credibility in next month’s party polls.

A smear campaign or smear tactic is a negative campaigning and often based on information gleaned from opposition research conducted by paid political consultants, intentional, premeditated effort to undermine an individual's or group's reputation, credibility and character including such colloquialisms as mud slinging, or shit-eating.

It often consists of ad hominem attacks in the form of unverifiable rumors and is often distortions, half-truths, or even outright lies.

As usual, the smear campaign is being mobilized among MCA party delegates now. MCA vice-president Datuk Ong Tee Keat said, those resorting to smear campaigns to defame a candidate in next month’s party polls should stop immediately,

He said using dirty tactics such as caricatures, poison-pen letters and fabricated letters to attack another person was equivalent to committing murder.

He was commenting on the statement by party deputy president candidate Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek, who claimed that a conspiracy was being mobilized among party delegates to defame him through caricatures.

Ong viewed such dirty tactics with amusement and disdain.

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