What kind of people are ‘DAP SuperCyber Bullies’?
The term ‘DAP SuperCyber Bully’ is coined by Beliawanis Wanita MCA treasurer Jessica Lai. She used the term to refer to Hannah Yeoh and Ong Kian Ming (see screenshot of Jessica’s tweet).
They have turned cyberspace into a blood sport arena. For DAPsters, if you’re not with them, darah kamu dihalalkan.
Knowing what kind of people are Papa and Mama Dapster will help us know their followers.
Facebook war front
‘Stopthelies’ (STL) today reported that “‘Chinese media reporters in Penang are said to be angry at the arrogance of DAP cyber troopers who have started vicious attacks against their fellow colleagues.”
The description of DAP cyber troopers as “fellow colleagues” by STL reminds us that these bullies have media contacts.
Hannah Yeoh, for example, has cultivated an extensive media networking, including Star reporters.
Remember that Guan Eng’s political secretary Ng Wei Aik was previously a Nanyang Siang Pau senior reporter. The Penang Chief Minister has further taken on Chinese press personnel. His bloated personal staff are double that of his predecessor Koh Tsu Koon.
According to the STL blog :
“The article, written in Chinese, lambasted the CM, saying since he became the CM, Guan Eng has displayed zero tolerance for criticism and regularly showed his anger against reporters who wrote articles pointing out his mistakes.
“It is understood that Penang editors have also grumbled of the CM sending nasty SMS to them complaining of news seen to be unfavourable to him.
“His DAP cyber troopers have also adopted the same arrogance against the media, according to the FB article, pointing out that these DAP cyber troopers would gang up to attack reporters, who criticised their beloved Dear Leader.
“The Penang media has complained that these cyber troopers including aides of Guan Eng had even used derogatory remarks to run down these reporters.”
Aside from the practising journalists who have been targetted for pointing out “the DAP mistakes”, I too am in Guan Eng’s gunsight although I’m presently ‘only’ a blogger and not a licensed journo.
(Official accreditation meaning those who are a member of the NUJ or holders of press tags issued by the Information Ministry).
Evangelists are so excessive
The actions undertaken by DAP supporters for their evangelist idols are indeed excessive.
In my posting yesterday, I showed screenshots from the latest issue of Selangor Times which carried photos of Teresa Kok on 4 different pages when the publication itself is only text 18 pages (from total of 24 pages minus 3 full-page ads and 3 half-page ads).
Teresa’s photos on pages 2, 4, 6 and 9 is almost a quarter of the ST coverage.
According to the 2010 national population census, Selangor has 5,462,141 residents. That’s 5.5 million Selangorians but the coverage by Selangor Times is truly astounding in its neglect of everyone else bar Pakatan and the Christian fellowship.
Is this what happens when the editorial floor is 90 percent Chinese?
The Dear Leader cult
Let’s also look at Buletin Mutiara, specifically last month’s issue from which I created the speech bubbles for ‘The secret thoughts of Our Beloved Chief Minister’.
There are 51 photos of Lim Guan Eng contained in the 28 pages of that single edition of Buletin Mutiara.
Below is a page breakdown (pdf here):
1st page: 2 photos of Lim Guan Eng, 1 photo of Mrs cmlimguaneng
2nd page: 2 photos of LGE with German ambassador
3rd page: 2 photos of Mrs cmlimguaneng
4th page: 1 photo of LGE holding basketball
5th page: Photo of Jeff Ooi, Chow Kon Yeow (Penang DAP chairman) and Liew Chin Tong (DAP strategist and former MD of Penang Institute)
6th page: 2 photos of LGE with Bishop Antony Selvanayagam / at Sabah Harvest Festival
7th page: 1 photo of LGE accompanying his press statement
8th page: Info listing
9th page: 1 photo of LGE (replicates English edition Page 7)
10th page: 1 photo of LGE at plant opening
11th page: 7 photos of LGE — picture gallery of him carrying babies
12th page: 1 photo of LGE celebrating World Press Freedom Day
13th page: 2 photos of LGE, story continues from page 12
14th page: 1 photo of LGE in a group line-up at an official function
15th page: 3 photos of LGE with Karpal Singh & Jeff Ooi / releasing balloons / looking at laptop
16th page: 3 photos of LGE giving flowers to Indian women on Mother’s Day
17th page: 1 photo of LGE sitting in driver’s seat of an excavator
18th page (Chinese): 2 photos of LGE given tour of production floor / with pen drive inventor Pua Khein Seng
19th page: 5 photos of LGE and Mrs cmlimguaneng paying last respects to Lim Chong Eu’s widow
20th page: Nil (Chinese content)
21st page: Info listing
22nd page: 1 photo of LGE cutting ribbon
23nd page: 2 photos of LGE cutting cake / with Malay family requiring assistance
24th page: 3 photos of LGE at rostrum making speech / with Karpal (replicates Tamil story page 15) / with DAP Wanita chief Chong Eng
25th page: 3 photos of LGE at launch of free Wifi phase II
26th page: 4 photos of LGE carrying babies (this time Malay and Indian babies)
27th page: 1 photo of LGE at book launch of ‘PKFZ’ expose by ex-MCA Adun Lee Hwa Beng
28th page: 1 photo of Lim Kit Siang speaking a funeral / obituary for Thomas Lee, an old media hand, evangelist preacher and at one time media consultant to LGE and his Penang state government.
Guan Eng’s photo appears on the main front page (English) and on the front pages of the Chinese and Tamil sections too. There are 8 photos of his wife and one photo of his father.
Below is one of the 51 photos. The Malaysian Insider editor Jahabar Sadiq can be seen on the right (brown shirt).
DAP grip on media
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has defined ‘bullying’ to include its occurrence on the Internet.
The key feature of bullying behaviour is aggression.
The aggressor is able to bully because of an imbalance of power, i.e. he has more strength.
Aside from physical violence, bullying is also actions such as making threats, spreading rumours, taunting and attacking someone verbally.
Because of my writings, I’ve been subject to threat of rape. False and malicious rumours are being spread about me in cyberspace. The four-letter word verbal attacks against me – and even against my mother – you have seen for yourself.
To throw back DAP’s party slogan at them, ‘Enough is enough!’
We are familiar with how DAPsters operate. What we need to realise is their ‘power’ in the context of online influence through the established portals and Facebook/Twitter and their strength in numbers as a mob.
Prior to 2008, DAP did not have at its disposal the apparatuses of state. Now they do.
Guan Eng, for example, has his posse of Special Officers and Hannah Yeoh has her many Special Assistants.
(screenshot) The Star selling ad space for digital gadgets and promoting Hannah Yeoh’s Twitter.
Because of the media willingly spreading this personality cult, Hannah today has close to 47,000 Twitter followers.
As mentioned earlier, ‘DAP SuperCyber Bully’ is coined by Beliawanis Jessica Lai. Googling her name in thestar.com.my (domain search) over the past year turns up zero results compared to 81 for ‘Hannah Yeoh’. This is despite Jessica once being touted as the MCA candidate to contest the Subang Jaya DUN seat.
The Star is no different from Selangor Times in their blatant bias.
They follow their leader
We cannot detach the behaviour of DAPsters from their icons. It’s quite obvious that they take their cue from the leadership.
One example: As pointed out before by N. Surendran – in his NGO days before being appointed PKR vice president –
“opposition figures have been tweeting furiously about the ‘First Kitten’ (Najib’s cat). Almost all of it has been snide, malicious and extremely ungracious”.
Worshipful Penangites have become such Guan Eng devotees that they even call him “God’s Gift to the people“. This worship is encouraged by the media they control or influence. And how they attack the DAP detractors.
What goes on in Facebook and protected Twitter accounts is beyond the control of most of us.
Unless we want to go berserk like the Beloved Chief Minister of Penang threatening: “You all print, you see what I’ll do. I’ll sue,” and “you see what I do to your paper” and “then you see what I do to you.”
Since we’re not VVIPs, independent bloggers like me do not have any clout to threaten.
How can I possibly file libel summons against all those harassing me (filthy liars like Godfather and Inderjit and whatever other pseudonyms they adopt) for spreading wicked rumours?
To curb the DAP SuperCyber Bullying, we must look to the heads of the hydra fostering this culture of defamation. Deconstruct them to increase public awareness.
Fighting against the fascism
This blog was launched on 28 July 2011. I’ve been blogging almost a year and have received half a million page views. This translates into an average of 1,500 a day.
But this number is a far cry from one tweet being able to reach 50,000 followers at a touch of the ‘Send’ key. A Tweeter with a 50,000-strong fan base need only tweet 10 times to match my blog’s half a million eyeballs collected over the year.
Again I must stress that I have absolutely no institutional support or funding of whatever kind. None at all.
I’m only armed with a broadband connection which I pay for myself, some writing skills from uni training and my past work experience as a journo, and now volunteering my time.
Unlike the politicians who actively foster a personality cult, I don’t have a whole bunch of public relations ‘assistants’ to kipas-kipas me and I have no media machinery at my disposal or to publicize me.
Like StoptheLies described, editors are also pressured by Lim Guan Eng.
My Malaysiakini column was axed.
My once in a blue moon articles appearing in FMT draw flak in the form of the DAPsters making the wildest accusations and false charges against me in reader feedback. The whole climate is deliberately made very hostile so that anyone with views contrary to DAPsterism is deterred from publicly expressing our reservations.
It is most rare for a Chinese to be writing these kind of critical articles about DAP like I do. Therefore as an endangered specie, I must appeal to Netizens to please help spread the word about this blog.
Like the endangered species, I need protection! From the earlier ‘sniping’ at me, they have upped the ante in their smear campaign. Now they’re shooting to kill.
The attempt to discredit my writings through personal attacks (fitnah) intended to bring down my name and reputation has intensified.
In order for me to continue, I hope that I will be able to get more reader support in disseminating my postings such as this one. Thank you.