What does the ‘M’ in MCA stand for?
Yup, that about describes the headline below in The Star today — ‘Woman who killed herself may be a murder victim’
Clap, clap, clap. Our MCA-owned paper has just gotten itself into the International Hall of Fame.
Alongside these other world famous, real newspaper headlines:
- Miners refuse to work after death
- Two convicts evade noose, jury hung
- Juvenile court to try shooting defendant
- Killer sentenced to die for second time in 10 years
- Two Soviet ships collide — One dies
- Autos killing 110 a day, let’s resolve to do better
- Police begin campaign to run down jaywalkers
- Man found dead in graveyard
- Stolen painting found by tree
- Enraged cow injures farmer with ax
- Squad helps dog bite victim
- Prostitutes appeal to the Pope
The other local papers reported the same story (headlined by Scissors as ‘Woman who killed herself may be a murder victim‘) more sensibly. Note that Scissors even spelled her name wrongly.
Malay Mail — TV9 executive found dead at home
Meanwhile the sixth official from City Harvest Church was in court on 10 charges of CBT and falsifying accounts. This latest news was reported in Wall Street Journal, MSN, Channel News Asia, Straits Times, Business Times and other papers.
But The Star consistently fails to update on the City Harvest Church scandal despite the local connection of Subang Jaya.
Another big Christian story this week is the Christian Federation of Malaysia controversial letter by Bishop Ng Moon Hin.
Even Utusan reported on it quoting Hasan Ali in an article yesterday titled ‘Hasan desak PAS jawab tuntutan Persekutuan Kristian Malaysia’:
“Apakah pakatan pembangkang juga bersetuju dengan tuntutan tersebut? Saya tidak mahu tanya DAP mahu pun Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) kerana jawapan kedua-dua parti itu sudah dapat diduga. Sekiranya itu yang dipersetujui, saya mahu tanya PAS. Apakah parti itu setuju untuk melaksanakan tuntutan tersebut?”
But The Star is oblivious to this CFM-Bishop Ng story. (UPDATED: see below) Does the MCA paper have a pronounced allergy to Christian-linked stories that may put DAP in a poor light?
So what does the ‘M’ in MCA stand for? Murdered (by own media)?
Urm, somewhat like that muddled headline in The Star today — ‘MCA that killed itself may be a murder victim’.
So many stories missing from The Star. Oh, but guess what?
Remember the ‘Oi Big Mama’ tweeting reporter? Well, he was given a byline a couple of days ago for this write-up (below) featuring Hannah Yeoh.
Describing the event that The Star gave prominent national coverage to, Hannah retweeted, “MCA is finished” and “MCA is doomed”.
UPDATE (5.45am, July 31)
The Star did carry the Bishop Ng Moon Hing story. However, the article failed to turn up when I initially did a Google search because the paper had misspelled the Bishop’s name, just as it had misreported the TV9 admin exec to be Sharizat Jafar when the deceased was Syaleza Jaafar.
Screenshot: The Star‘s mispelling.