It would appear that Tawau's St. Patrick's Anglican Church has a traitor in it's midst, not to mention my previous school too. But perhaps this would also explain where the huge ass Anglican church gets it's funds from. Apparently a Datuk Mary Yap Kain Ching is contesting in this coming General Election and she's going to be siding with the neo-Imperialist Barisan Nasional regime. Wait, what?
No, seriously. A Chinese member of St. Patrick's Anglican Church is actually going to contest in GE13 under the banner of Barisan Nasional. I mean, this is a neo-imperialist regime that has actually violated every single rule in the so-called 'Christian principles list' and even strives to oppress Christians throughout the entire nation! How can an outstanding Christian like her air out her support for a party that does everything against her public interests?
From her actions, we can already gather that Mary Yap is no Christian at all. She's a traitor, a mercenary loyal to the highest bidder and a pathetic example of why St. Patrick's Anglican Church has a lot of rich and LC members and why the private school in Bt. 10 she is directing is still able to receive so many funds. I hereby present 5 reasons to why Mary Yap is a traitor.
1. Religious agendas of the National Front
If you lurk around Facebook and read newspapers like Utusan Melayu and Metro, you'll see a lot of anti-Christian propaganda being projected by BN supporters and the BN themselves. Remember when Ibrahim Ali threatened to burn the Bible and the BN regime did nothing about it? Remember when BN accused DAP of using Christ to usurp the Islamic religion in Malaysia(bullshit religion wars again)? Remember the Allah issue that has been going on for about a decade already? How can an outspoken Christian in Sabah like Mary Yap air out her support for this oppressive regime which specifically targets her religion? Oh, and did I forget to mention that she's one of the Anglican Diocese of Sabah's chairmen?
2. Questionable principles
Christians from all over the world love to preach about moral values like having your own price, being accountable, having your own integrity, being polite and pay your respects to everyone, being rational, being fair, the list goes on and on.
However, if we look at the news(again), we can clearly see that the Barisan Nasional goes against all of that. The Barisan Nasional regime has gave out public bribes again and again until the amount of RM given out has reached billions, hurls insults at everyone who opposes them and challenges them, thinks that stealing from the rakyat is fine(LOL SHAHRIZAT), plays dirty at every single election and imposes policies which favours not the Malays, not the Chinese, not the Indians, not to any Malaysian citizen but their own selves.
3. Future gazer or status quo lover?
I don't think I need to mention why we need change and as a Datuk, Mary Yap should understand why it is necessary more than I do. So why is she siding with the regime? Is it because she's the typical old folk who would vote for the neo-imperialist regime every year no matter what they do? No. She's a Datuk. She should know much better than that.
But what if, JUST what if she's in it for the money? Just look at the church and compare it to Downtown Tawau! That's actually a very good example of BN's neo-Imperialism and if I remember correctly, she even drives a Toyota Fortuner 2.5G and this morning, I saw her get into a Ford Fiesta! Perhaps being elected by the PM for a very high position in the education ministry has helped her gain so many funds and now she wants to keep it that way.
4. Past, present and future
What would the future of Malaysia be like if we are still under the BN regime for the next 5 years? To be honest, it is very predictable and Yap knows that Malaysia is going to be plunging itself into disaster should the people continue to vote for BN! In the past, the Barisan has fostered the culture of uncivilized arguing, open money politics, corruption and even religious oppression. Today, the BN regime has strengthened that culture among those who have decided to stay with the regime. The future of the nation is dark under the banner of BN and yet Yap would still go and air out her support for the Barisan Nasional and betray the rakyat?
5. Conflicts with V.S.S. and V.P.S.
Normally I wouldn't politicize private education but this is a necessary exception.
Most Christian residents in Tawau will be familiar with the private Anglican school known as Vision Secondary School along with it's primary school counterpart Vision Primary School. The school was set up with the purpose of training the next generation to become key global leaders under the 'guidance of God' and to provide religious education to the young. Now, all of this sounds fancy and stuff but the problem is that as long as the primary education system isn't restructured to purge 'cari makan' teachers, this goal cannot be achieved as the primary education system in Malaysia limits the minds of the students and trains them to just shut up and follow orders. In other words, 读死书(Studying without soul?).
And again, Yap is a Datuk and has held plenty of key positions in KPM in the past. She should know this better than me and she should know that as long as the school is placed under the control of the regime, it's vision can go to hell as it has become nothing but a lip-service.
Perhaps Mary Yap should withdraw herself from politics or at the very least, examine her own self before she calls herself a Christian because no true Christian would in their right mind, support a fascist political party which endorses political figures like Ibrahim Ali of PERKASA and Najib Razak of UMNO. So Mary, if you are reading this, I'm begging you to please reconsider your stance not only for the sake of the rakyat, but for the sake of your own church.
a former V.S.S. student