Media Perak editor says The Star bullshitting (see update below).
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Regular commenter OverseasBumi is wondering whether the content of this blog is merely a case of my deliberately saying the opposite to the DAPster noise in cyberspace. And whether I covertly still support either the DAP or the party’s agenda which some Malays view as furthering Chinese “chauvinist” interests.
A parallel blogosphere comparison would be how some leading Malay lights such as RockyBru, Big Dog, A Voice and others were most critical of Abdullah Ahmad Badawi but were never really against Umno. After Pak Lah resigned, some Pakatan supporters accused Rocky of being a turncoat. They felt cheated, perceiving as they did that Rocky had inexplicably eased off on his anti-establishment postings.
It was the Pakatan supporters who were mistaken in their appraisal of Rocky and not that Rocky suddenly made a U-turn.
There are no permanent friends or enemies in politics, as the saying goes. Only permanent interests. My blog supports Chinese school and is against the implementation of hudud.
I see that with the direction in which certain elements are taking DAP, vernacular schools will be imperiled.
And a hudud environment (e.g. gender segregation in cinemas) is also more likely to prevail under Pakatan rule than in the old Umno-MCA set-up.
Only the evangelists
Below are the DAP primary office holders. From the 58 names, I’ve underlined in bold red those which have figured in negatively in my blog.
Chen Man Hin, Karpal Singh, Tan Seng Giaw, M. Kula Segaran, Chow Kon Yeow, Tan Kok Wai, Chong Chien Jen, LIM GUAN ENG, Chong Eng, JAMES NGEH KOO HAM, P. Ramasamy, Fong Kui Lun, DAVID NGA KOR MING, Teresa Kok, Vincent Wu, Tony Pua, TEO NIE CHING, Anthony Loke, Jeff Ooi, Liew Chin Tong, Lim Kit Siang, Ahmad Ton, Leong Ngah Ngah, Teng Chang Kim, Gobind Singh Deo, P. Gunasekeran, Boo Cheng Hau, Ronnie Liu, Hiew King Cheu, Ong Kwai Leng, Betty Chew, Wong Lin See, Yaw Kuang Mee, Fong Po Kuan, Leong Mee Meng, Chan Su Sann, K. Maragatam, Leong Ooi Kuan, Jenice Lee, Violet Wu, Wong Kah Who, Loh Chee Heng, Tey Kok Kiew, Leong Ooi Yee, Lau Keng Ee, Teo Kok Seong, Leong Ooi Kuan, NG WEI AIK, Ong Boon Piow, Medaline Chang, Ooi Leng Hang, Tang Hong Pin, Chan Su Sann, Cheong Chee Khing, Choong Siew Onn, Khoo Poay Tiong, Tiew Way Keng, Edward Ling, Teoh Boon Kok
Highlighted are 5 names, which make up 8.6 percent of the total. You’re probably unfamiliar with a lot of the rest in the list.
Hannah Yeoh should rightly be included too. However, she does not hold any major position in her party and hence her name is missing from the DAP directory above.
Of the underlined DAP leaders, Guan Eng and Ng Wei Aik – alike to Hannah – posture as ‘Anak Bangsa Malaysia’. The remaining three, James, David and Nie Ching are evangelizing Christians.
The Perak cousins are influential because they are the warlords controlling DAP in their state. Guan Eng is the party dictator and Ng Wei Aik his strong-arm chief henchman. Nie Ching (assistant to Tony Pua, the DAP publicity bureau chief) and Hannah are the cult personalities bouyed by popular media.
Don’t you agree that the sample 8.6 percent above have gained a disproportionately huge amount of attention compared to most of their colleagues?
Google Hannah or Nie Ching in The Star and compare the search results against any of the other DAP officer bearers belonging to the same cohort (Youth wing).
The Star claims a readership of 1.26 million. Star Online had attracted some 87,000 page views on its story ‘Porn blog couple causes furore’ alone.
Hannah Yeoh’s ability to attract 52,100 Twitter followers surely has to do in part with The Star‘s incessant and constant promotion of her to its million-fold multimedia audience. The paper made a celebrity of her in the same way that it featured more than 20 stories on Alvin and Vivian (the “porn bloggers”) over five days, the difference being that the paper provides only positive coverage of Hannah and supresses the negative stories.
If the media exhibit a pronounced pro-Christian bias and pro-Firster slant, why should it be surprising that the 9.2 percent Christians are able to wield a clout far bigger than their numbers?
After all, the DAP evangelist politicians have the media machinery (except those in Malay language) solidly behind them.
The Star is seriously a problem!
Remember what I said about The Star cover up in the Taman Kaya bullying case where the paper quoted the DAP branch chairman extensively?
In the most recent development concerning the resignation of an Orang Asli leader from the party, again – using the same modus operandi – the paper carried the DAP perspective without interviewing the protagonist involved.
Read Media Perak — ‘Ngeh Koo Ham: Taiko DAP Perak (2)’
Ketua pengarang Media Perak Mat Saman Kati berkata:
“The Star menulis pada 19 Oktober,
“Bullshit.. Tony tidak pernah berkata bahawa dia mahu keluar DAP kerana sebab-sebab peribadi. Dia keluar DAP kerana sebab prinsip.” — UPDATED 9.12pm
This happens not only in Perak but in the paper’s coverage of the other Pakatan states. MCA, have you done your audit?!
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My conservative estimate is that there are 38 Christian MPs in our Parliament which comprises 222 members. That’s close to 18 percent, which is double the census figure of Christians in the country.
The 22 Arab countries have a combined population of 372,370,000 who are overwhelmingly Muslim. The population of Jews in Israel is 5,703,700. Israelis Jew are one-and-a-half percent to the total number of Arabs. But who is more powerful?
To spindoctor that Christians cannot be other than a weak minority in Malaysia simply because they’re nine percent is unconvincing.
And it’s catastrophic for the Chinese community as a whole that DAP has allowed the DAPster and evangelist factions to take over the party.