PNGMK wrote: TMD wrote:
PNGMK wrote:this reminds me of the Chinese govt expressing concern about the Malaysian citizens of Chinese ancestry in Malaysia during the last Bersih riots.... like what the f...k? The last thing Malaysian Chinese want is the Chinese govt claiming their diaspora are still Chinese... cause they've been trying to deny that for generations already.
For the benefit of the discussion, please do not equate what has happened in KL's Petaling street with that of Modi's oversea roadshows.
Both are entirely unrelated in forms, purpose and intend.
Who died and made you boss? OH AND THE TOPICS are extremely related.
We don't see leaders of western countries running around trying to curry favour with their former citizens so why do we see Asian country leaders doing it? That is my point and my question.
Simple. No one die nor anyone has himself-made boss here. Trying to keep this simple:
1) You have confused Malaysia's Bersih "riots" (it was a peaceful protest) with the Red Shirt counter protest (which itself is widely acknowledged to be racial and violent tendency)
2) Modi's rock-concert style talk shows are on large scale organised event sponsored by the Indian gov and package as part of his overseas state visits. While the visit by the PRC ambassador to Petaling St was conducted once-off during a cultural festival without any arranged stage speech and an obvious responds to the open threatening nature of the Red Shirt protestors massing at the KL Chinatown.
3) Modi's events seems to target overseas Indian nationals rather than folks the visited country's South-Asian origin. He wants those overseas Indian to return and contribute to his economic plan. In the Petaling visit case, the Chinese ambassador was very explicit in showing his support for the LOCAL ethnic Chinese businesses and acknowledging their contribution to Malaysia, not China.
In short, I am just trying to point out that here are more differences than some of you seems to accept between the 2 cases. By using racial-tinted perspective in your attempted comparison with the Petaling St visit do not do justice to this Threat which should be about Modi and his well-funded overseas promotional "tour" to sell India Inc.
How is one to claim both are "extremely related" is really beyond any rational argument.