Since I’ve mentioned before that Syed Akbar Ali is my most favourit-est blog to visit, I’m taking the liberty to publicly pose a question to the Blog House president (under the presumption that he will indulge my query due to my rave fan-ship of his blog).
SAA in his latest posting yesterday revealed that he lived in Bangsar for two decades and is registered to vote there. Bangsar is in the Lembah Pantai Parliamentary constituency, and the incumbent MP is Nurul Izzah Anwar.
As a frequenter of Bangsar and someone familiar with its local politics, SAA observes that “Nurul Izzah’s problem is she hardly ever visits Lembah Pantai. No one I know has seen her.”
Coincidentally also, The Star yesterday carried a story headlined ‘GE13: Campaign Trail – Lembah Pantai‘.
With reference to SAA’s observation that no one he knows has seen Nurul Izzah in Lembah Pantai, I feel it is necessary to point out that the MCA-owned newspaper gave its 5 million or thereabouts readers-cum-multimedia audience the distinct (false?) impression that Nurul is everywhere in Lembah Pantai and all the time.
Below is photographic evidence provided by The Star of the sightings of Nurul. Just in a single day alone. Exclusively in Lembah Pantai too.
The Star in its Storify report quoted Nurul as saying: “I know what it feels like when your children cannot get into university even with good grades.”
Like I’ve highlighted in my previous posting about the DAP parachute candidate for Labis, whose claim was published verbatim and unchallenged by The Star, here again Nurul’s claim that she knows what it feels like when smart kids cannot get into university is similarly unchallenged by the journos in the MCA-controlled paper.
Does The Star hire a lot of bodoh sepat reporters? (Nope, this is not my question for SAA. That comes at the bottom of the page — please scroll down, down some more, down to the end). This question I’m just asking the ether. Anybody, do please feel free to reply me.
The Star is promoting the slogan “Ini kali lah” (printed across the man’s black T-shirt)
Okay, back to Syed Akbar Ali’s note that Nurul Izzah hardly ever visits Lembah Pantai. All the accounts that I’ve heard tally with SAA’s statement.
Therefore I’m persuaded that what SAA says is wholly accurate. Hence I’m surmising that The Star is being inaccurate and misrepresenting the picture (situation) to its readers.
Now, drumroll … the million ringgit question
As we’re aware that SAA, was – in the run-up to the March 8, 2008 last general election – among the select group of bipartisan alpha bloggers involved behind the scenes with a hush hush shared objective of getting rid of ‘Sleepy Dollah’.
So, SAA being someone in the know should know whether there’s a similar bipartisan hush hush behind-the-scenes plot presently going on as well and involving the particular parties responsible for disseminating information.
Tuan Syed, please do tell us if there is today an identical secret bipartisan effort between MCA and DAP-PKR as represented through the use of The Star to attain a common goal-cum-hidden agenda?
That’s about the only explanation I can think of to account for the slant adopted by the MCA paper.