Cheah Yee Ling is an intern at DAP headquarters who suddenly found herself with an audience of 50,000 courtesy of a retweet by Hannah Yeoh.
Inasmuch as Cheah Yee Ling complains in her tweet about “blood pressure is rising” due to the “much rubbish” printed in Utusan, the reverse is also true. Insolent and cocky comments by DAPsters do not make some of us feel very zen either.
Cheah Yee Ling was first highlighted in this blog yesterday for her comment – retweeted by DAP election strategist Ong Kian Ming – that MCA has sunk so low as to scratch Tony Pua’s car.
She represents a new strapping breed that is aggressive and in-your-face. Below is Ong Kian Ming lauding Cheah Yee Ling for her declaration that “one is never too young too play politics”.
Not only are DAP’s second echelon not too young but they even enjoy politics as a bloodsport, as the tweet (screenshot below) by Cheah Yee Ling indicates.
Cheah Yee Ling’s tweet that “Watching Malaysia [play against] vs Manchester City is like watching Seda being grilled by Tony Pua” refers to the DAP info chief’s expose on a lucrative contract awarded by the Sustainable Energy Development Authority to the daughter of former government chief secretary Sidek Hassan.
The ‘grilling’ which had thrilled Cheah Yee Ling (retweeted by mentor Tony Pua) caused Seda chairman Fong Chan Onn to consider taking legal action against Tony for calling him [Fong] “incompetent and a liar”.
From where does DAP 2.0 acquire their present attitude where they feel free to call anyone anything, including “liar” as alleged by Fong Chan Onn?
Marketing supported by The Star
Before the advent of social media, you can only reach an audience of 50,000 at one go if you’re the publisher of a small newspaper at the very least.
Today Facebook, Twitter and other forms of digital communication allow navel-gazing individuals to reach the masses at the press of a ‘Send’ button.
Hence the endless twittering about God …
about every single gossamer thought to flit through their airheads …
about their diet (look at me, look at me, my photo is in Selangor Times today) and their favourite food like aglio e olio …
Their marketing and self-promotion exercise is augmented when a well-oiled distribution network decides to lend a hand. This is where the MCA steps in.
Screenshot above: Yeo Bee Yin, DAP consultant on social media programme
The Dinosaur Party – not I call MCA “old dinosaurs”, The Star iPad call them one – is most helpful in promoting the DAP personality cults.
Take for instance the following tweet (screenshot) by The Star iPad, which is the tablet version of the tabloid.
DAP’s election strategist Ong Kian Ming is likely to be put up as a candidate in the next general election. Cheering him on is The Star iPad (tweet below).
Why is the DAPsterism so apparent today when it wasn’t before?
Digital technology allows any DAPster to address the country’s top leaders in a ‘Yo dude’ tone in the cyberworld where hierarchy has been flattened, the PM is given the most disrespectful nicknames, and populists are elevated to Raja (and Ratu) status playing in the new ballpark.
Thus Dear Leader’s arrogance has spread like wildfire to the party young in part due to the institutional support received, including from the MCA media apparatus, which DAP operatives had never previously enjoyed before.