Star shows middle finger to Chuas

October 2, 2012 at 12:26 pm 17 comments

The Star cocks a snook at MCA yet again.

Most recently to be cocked the Star snook is Chua Tee Yong — Soi Lek’s son.

Chua Junior was to have officiated at the 1Malaysia Mooncake and Lantern Festival two days ago on Sept 30 at SJK (C) Yuk Chai in Petaling Jaya.

Did he turn up? Nobody reading The Star would know. Just as nobody would remember the Wanita MCA chief – can you name her? – because she appears in the paper as often as a meteorite crashes in Tunguska.

Let’s take the two scenarios.

One, Chua Tee Yong did indeed participate in the mid-autumn festival as billed.

If so, why did The Star fail to give him, who’s also a deputy federal minister, any coverage?

Or two, perhaps the Labis Johor MP failed to show in Petaling Jaya.

Even if this was so and the VIP guest-of-honour absent, the celebration itself nonetheless deserves to be reported. But no, The Star doesn’t seem to think so.

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Subang Jaya lantern festivals publicized

The red box (right) demarcation indicates just how much space The Star devoted to Hannah Yeoh – the Christian evangelist who printed a Bible verse on her CNY anypow packet – in its coverage of a Chinese cultural outing.

And here’s another separate Star story also covering Hannah Yeoh and reporting that she distributed a celebration pack consisting of a mooncake, lantern, candles and drinks to (the first) 1,000 guests.

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The Star covered Hannah’s red carpet walk at the Subang Jaya lantern festivals on Friday and Saturday but has no word at all on the 1Malaysia Mooncake and Lantern Festival featuring Chua Tee Yong on Sunday.

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In any case, Chua Jr ought not have expected that he would merit the paper’s attention.

After all, The Star hardly gave two hoots even about Chua Sr who complained that the paper did not cover his roadshow in Sepang earlier this year.

Soi Lek’s roadshow ignored

The tweet below referring to CSL (Chua Soi Lek) was made by the reporter holding the post of Star-National Union of Journalists president at the time.

Teh Eng Hock appears to have deleted the said tweet but below is a screenshot of it taken some months back. Plus there is always the digital footprint which has not been erased and can be found through Google web cache — see Sepang RSS screenshot below.

The bad press against MCA is so bad now as to prompt Chua Soi Lek to lament:

“Because the Opposition is so successful in inciting hatred against Barisan Nasional leaders, many of those who attend political functions do not want to even shake our hands.”

And through which media is the opposition so successful in influencing the public, Dr Chua might want to ask? Has he heard of the catchphrase “Buy Star, read Rocket?”

Needless to say, we’re aware of the opinion of The Star editors regarding MCA, i.e. the party is “intellectually flabby” and contains “too many old dinosaurs”.

In this respect, the paper is in agreement with the opinion of DAP election strategist Ong Kian Ming, whom it enthusiastically asks its readers to endorse in the upcoming polls.

Chua Tee Yong however is not an old dinosaur but the MCA Young Professionals Bureau chief.

While this pro-DAP approach will boost paper sales and consequently earn fat bonuses for the Star staff, the rest of the BN parties would best prepare themselves not only for unfavourable or scant coverage but must needs be mindful to watch their back too.

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17 Comments Add your own

  • 1. The Dictator  |  October 2, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    nothing new. they have a 5th column within their ranks yet they can still pretend as if nothing’s happening.

    that party president, he praised the opposition for being so successful yet he does not have the guts to admit that the reason why the opposition is successful is because his own men and women are giving the opposition a helping hand using the party’s apparatus.

    that man, being in government far too long, he can’t even recognized that he’s a has been politician playing playing by old rules, rules discarded even by anyone with a right thinking mind. he’s a joke.

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  • 2. I.D.A.  |  October 2, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Both MCA &The Star ‘gunting dalam lipatan’. Can any MCA people deny that? am waiting for the answer…

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    • 3. I.D.A  |  October 2, 2012 at 10:07 pm

      I know MCA people are following this blog (just like the rest in Komtar & Subang Jaya…)

      malu nak jawab pulak (macam anak dara kena pinanglah MCA ni) kalau tak jawab tanda setujulah…

      dasar gunting dalam lipatan.

      Reply
  • 4. tebing tinggi  |  October 2, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    For the Star editor the catchphrase is different ,”sell The Star but read rocket” that ‘s in another word’s , no matter what ,as long as you make money.

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  • 5. marhaeman  |  October 2, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Helen,

    Apapun yang di perkatakan oleh Umno terhadap Pas, orang Melayu tetap menjabat tangan Pas. Begitu orang Melayu akan tetap menjabat tangan Umno walau apapun yang Pas perkatakan tentang Umno. Bagi Melayu, tanda hormat hampir tidak ada sempadan.

    Justeru, kalau dakwaan CSL berhubung keengganan beberapa pihak/kultus menjabat tangan MCA susulan perkataan-perkataan yang dikeluarkan oleh Dap, saya pasti pihak/kultus berkenaan adalah bukan berbangsa Melayu.

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  • 6. OverseasBumi  |  October 2, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Why hasn’t MCA divested its shares in the Star? Or at least threaten to do so.

    A plunge in the Star share price would probably bring those errant editors in line.

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  • 7. Sshsn  |  October 2, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    So what exactly can you do about it. Besides bitching incoherently on the Internet?

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    • 8. Helen Ang  |  October 2, 2012 at 7:29 pm

      Blogging an issue gets it noticed, y’know.

      (1) The Penang state govt apologized for the 51 LGE & family photos in Buletin Mutiara.

      (2) The Star axed its rogue ‘Star iPad’ Twitter account and replaced it with ‘Star Editor’s Choice’.

      (3) The Star-NUJ responded to my expose of the “Oi Big Mama” tweet by its outgoing president.

      (4) Some MCA and Umno politicians as well as govt officials read this blog. It is feedback for them.

      Reply
      • 9. I.D.A  |  October 2, 2012 at 8:16 pm

        (5) This blog also has good number of followers who can think like sane people beside a handsome number of pro PR readers who got inspired by this fact-loaded blog. :)

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        • 10. Sshsn  |  October 3, 2012 at 1:33 pm

          Fact loaded? Thank you. I. Needed a laugh today.

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          • 11. Helen Ang  |  October 3, 2012 at 1:41 pm

            Did you go to City Harvest Church last Sunday?

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          • 12. kpee  |  October 3, 2012 at 5:16 pm

            sshsn, go back to sucking LGE ‘lolipok’, he need your help

            Reply
  • 13. Rashid  |  October 2, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Artikel terdekat yg diterbitkan ialah pengumuman acara dalam sekyen Central. Kegagalan utk memberi liputan sewajar kpd acara yg diketahui awal hanya membuktikan betapa pilih kasih wartawan TheStar

    http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2012/9/29/central/12098187&sec=central

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  • 14. Spin99  |  October 3, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Wonder if this is all a common Chinese political agenda be it MCA, DAP and Gerakan? And MCA conveniently lends DAP a hand in the traditional media to achieve the Chinese agenda.

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  • 15. gratitude  |  October 5, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Have returned to NST..

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    • 16. Greentor  |  October 14, 2012 at 7:09 am

      Way 2 go, gratitude. Will terminate THESTAR subscription. Anybody following?

      Reply
  • […] It’s as one-sided in its approach as earlier when the paper showed its middle finger to Chua Soi Lek and son. […]

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