“Size matters in politics …” — columnist Joceline Tan said in The Star today.
The four words above which I pinched as a partial quote is in the context of Saturday’s Bersih rally but we’ll come to that later.
Gambar menunjukkan seekor kucing gemuk tetapi ungkapan ini mempunyai maksud yang lain juga dalam bahasa Inggeris.
Dictionary definition of ‘fat cat’ here.
Some of the past presidents of MCA do look like they’ve had a full bowl cream. Perhaps it’s their chins that give the impression.
The top row photos are of MCA former presidents Lee San Choon and Wanita’s Rosemary Chong.
The bottom row photos are of DAP Dear Leaders Kim Guan Eng and Hannah Yeoh.
Today, the Chinese voters are hell-bent on Jom Ubah. They want ‘change’. I guess they figure swapping Pair A politicians for Pair B politicians will be able to bring about wonderful improvements to their life (though I must say I can’t see any difference).
Now back to Joceline. Her article on Bersih 3.0 was tweeted by Cynthia Gabriel and retweeted by Hannah Yeoh.
Cynthia thinks that The Star is “getting more irrelevant” and its “readership is sure to dwindle”.
The paper featured Hannah Yeoh 646 times on its pages compared to current Wanita MCA chief Yu Chok Tow at only 177 times (see my earlier posting).
Yet despite the MCA-owned paper’s tremendous efforts to try to please readers who support the opposition by giving generous publicity to DAP politicians – coming at the expense of MCA’s own people – all this is apparently not enough.
Those Star editors who are Hannah Twitter fans should seriously consider doubling, if not tripling their coverage of the DAP media darling so that the 44,400-strong Twitter following of the Subang Jaya Adun might, god willing, develop more positive feelings towards The Star and buy the paper for her pictures.
Twitterjaya talks in the language of lurrve
Anyways, Cynthia found Joceline Tan’s article to be “superficial lousy”.
And Hannah evidently feels that this critique should be passed on and disseminated to her Twitter flock.
Hannah also retweeted Gan Pei Ling’s question as to whether Joceline was really present at the Bersih 3.0 rally. Just in case you’re wondering who Pei Ling is, well … she’s a Selangor Times reporter.
The photo below shows her receiving a mock cheque for a ‘journalism award’ from Ng Wei Aik who is Guan Eng’s political secretary.
Pei Ling’s tweet got a rejoinder from Peng Tuck who said that Joceline only imagined that she was at the rally.
Yeah, yeah. We all know that Hannah Yeoh was at the rally as her Twitpic was taken from a hotel room (see my previous posting) in the vicinity of the action.
Hannah’s retweets on the Joceline Bersih article shared the view that because Joceline is with the mainstream media, there’s no need to say anything more – “enough said” – the fact speaks for itself about her journalism standard.
Another tweeter on Hannah’s thread declared that he/she has since learned to skip the paper’s pages in which Joceline’s article appears because reading Joceline’s analysis pisses off this person (who calls himself/herself ‘Seez the Evil’).
[This individual who is so well able to see “the evil” in others is likely another evangelist Christian like Hannah, methinks].
As the DAPsters like to remind us time and again, their side is full of goodness, light and lurrve. It shows indeed in their Twitter conversation.
But perhaps you should not just take their word for it. Instead read Joceline’s article today for yourself. It is titled ‘A big crowd — and big problems‘.
[I always look out for Joceline’s column as she’s on my must-read staple diet. In fact no one else in that paper comes close to engaging my rapt attention.]
An excerpt. Joceline wrote:
“The Government agreed to all but one of the eight demands made by Bersih.
“But as some have pointed out, Bersih has since “shifted the goal posts” and imposed new demands and conditions, including the resignation of the current Election Commission leadership. These conditions were the basis for Saturday’s show of force. …
“It was quite apparent that Ambiga had made up her mind that the EC could not be trusted and the group demanded nothing less than the resignation of the EC chairman and its other officials.
“It is unclear how the impasse between Bersih and the Government will play out from now till the general election.
“The perception is that Bersih’s objectives of clean and fair elections have extended to regime change.”
Regime change boils down to exchanging one set of wonderful pollies for another. So why not, eh? Ditch Najib for the safe pair of hands below.