handout_24apr15_fe_gov_102_img_6690_copyThe prospect of joining the illustrious list of British electoral firsts has put the great Chinese political hope in an irascible mood.

Alan Mak has no desire to be inked alongside the first woman prime minister, Margaret Thatcher; the first black members of parliament, Bernie Grant, Paul Boateng and Diane Abbott; the first South Asian MP, Dadabhai Naoroji; the first openly gay MP, Chris Smith; or any other notable political quantum leapers.

The British-born Chinese-Malaysian is adamant: he cares little for his ethnic identity, nor for how his predicted victory in the British general election on Thursday will make him the first elected Chinese MP in the parliament’s 800-year history. READ FULL

 

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