Continues from ‘The Star tikam belakang anak Chua Soi Lek‘
The Star rubbing MCA’s nose in the dirt
By Fakin’ Fake Calvin
If you read the [Star] Metro section today (Wed, April 24), you can see acres of print space for DAP & PR candidates.
What’s new? They’re really rubbing MCA noses in the dirt but MCA is powerless to respond. After all it takes a lot more than courage to speak out against a company that pays you over RM10 million a month in dividends.
[Note: The Star paid RM126 million dividend to MCA in 2010]
FF Calvin’s comment originally @ 2013/04/24 at 8:55 pm
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Refsa poster says Chua’s “claims were proven false”
By Helen Ang
Chua Tee Yong was recently made the subject of ridicule in a syok sendiri poster produced by the DAP’s Research for Social Advancement (Refsa) institute — see below.
The Refsa executive director is Teh Chi-Chang, who is also the DAP economic advisor. A key figure in Refsa was Liew Chin Tong (the DAP strategist who is contesting the Kluang Parliament seat in Johor). Refsa’s “visiting contributor” is DOCTOR Ong Kian Ming, the DAP election strategist and candidate for the Parliament seat of Serdang, Selangor.
Note that Ong Kian Ming is a favourite person of the Star Media Group which reaches an audience of 5.63 million.
In fact, the Star Editor even applauds @imokman – “I am OKM”, all hail – as “a star” despite that there are MCA office bearers who view Doctor Ong as a “DAP SuperCyber Bully”.
Again, insinuated as a liar
For those unacquainted with Chua Tee Yong, he is the son of Chua Soi Lek and the incumbent for the Labis Parliament seat in Johor. He’s also the MCA heir apparent … well, that is if there is still any party left to inherit after the anticipated decimation on May 5.
Below is a close-up of the Refsa poster, the segment under the heading ‘Capable Youthful Leaders’, whom – according to Refsa – are Nurul Izzah, Hannah Yeoh, Rafizi Ramli and Gobind Singh Deo (see above).
The Incapable Youthful Leaders, according to Refsa, are Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin and MCA Young Professionals Bureau chief Chua Tee Yong.
Evidently Refsa does not think highly of PAS since its list of Capable Youthful Leaders comprise a lion’s share of DAP reps (Hannah, Gobind, Tony Pua, Teo Nie Ching, Chin Tong, Zairil Khir Johari, Doctor Ong and Steven Sim) together with the complement of PKR’s Nurul, Rafizi and Nik Nazmi but altogether omitting any young individual from PAS.
The Star gave impression that Chua is a liar
Refsa’s declaration that “his claims were proven false” is to be read that Chua Tee Yong made baseless allegations.
Refsa is not the only one to cast such aspersions on Chua. The Star had made a similar allusion in its report a few days ago about Chua’s comment with regard to S. Ramakrishnan — see HERE.
Chua Tee Yong had been left to handle the Talamgate expose pretty much all on his own. His party owns a newspaper which employs dozens of editors and hundreds of reporters in its Business and Property sections. But how much backing did Chua get from them in the form of investigative reporting on the shady dealings by the Selangor government?
Since politics is a battle of perception, Chua should have his own idea as to whether the 5.63 million audience of the Star Media Group have been better persuaded by the Refsa line (i.e. that Tee Yong’s claims about Talam are “false”) or whether they believe his claims about Talam to be true.
What Chua Tee Yong is saying now
Chua Tee Yong is quoted to have said yesterday
- hate politics that occurs during election campaigning is worrying as it can lead to violence
Dear sir, the newspaper that your party controls has been trying its darndest to convince us that any talk of potential violence is merely fear-mongering perpetrated by the MCA and the BN to forestall Chinese voters from becoming “colour blind” and burying the ghost of May 13.
(Ramakrishnan – twit above – is Tee Yong’s challenger for the Labis seat)
Chua reportedly said also that
- every person has his own choice and different views, and it should be expressed through the ballot box
Dear young Datuk, the newspaper that your party controls has been providing tacit support to the DAP SuperCyber Bullies.
Furthermore, reporters on the payroll of The Star are themselves in the DAP online supporters network that terrorize the remaining 10 percent of Chinese who hold “different views”.
During his press conference, Chua showed Najib pictures circulating on Facebook, and said:
- “It is sad to see this disgusting, despicable behaviour that shows no respect for democracy and leaders who have been democratically chosen.”
Dear Datuk Chua Tee Yong, I’m sure that you’re aware how often Najib Razak’s wife has been a victim of similar disgusting, despicable behaviour.
Do you know that the then president of the Star-National Union of Journalists once tweeted that “Oi” Rosmah is the biggest Mama of them all? “Hu hu hu”, tweeted Hannah Yeoh in reply to Teh Eng Hock, the reporter whom The Star gave a promotion after the edifying Twitter exchange with his Jerusubang bff.
Now, if you want to lecture cyberbullies, Datuk Chua, why don’t you look in your own newspaper backyard first, neh?
Chua Tee Yee admonished
- “Even artistes who showed support for Barisan had been attacked by pro-Opposition cyber bullies. (These include Michelle Yeoh and Eric Moo.)
Dear Datuk Chua, please have a look at a report in The Star yesterday (see screenshot below) on the same topic. Note that “cyber bullies” was mentioned five times in the Star article.
You have described the cyber bullies as being pro-opposition.
Yet the newspaper that your party controls has adamantly REFUSED to link this cyberbullying with the opposition. So we can take it that it’s equally possible for Umno or MIC supporters to have bullied the Bond Girl, ya?
It’s not difficult at all to pin the abusive comments as coming from pro-opposition sources (DAP-linked Facebook pages, opposition financed news portals, etc) — which you rightly did. However, The Star has been working overtime to deflect blame from being directed at the political party that the paper supports.
You don’t for a minute believe that the party which The Star supports is the MCA, do you?
“Traditional media not favouring the oppo”
Our last quote for the day from Chua Tee Yong — he apparently said that traditional media publishing articles not favourable to the opposition are also attacked in cyberspace.
Methinks Chua has Utusan in mind.
That particular Umno-linked Malay broadsheet does sometimes come across as being unfavourable of the DAP. And yes it’s true that Utusan is attacked in cyberspace.
Below is an example of a cyber attack on Utusan. It is by the Star Editor who tweeted that Utusan “print(s) outrageous lies”.
And finally, a point to ponder …
Chua Tee Yong’s opponent in Labis, the ex-DAP senator S. Ramakrishnan, alleges that “BN has paid RM1 million each to Tamil newpaper(s) to promote BN and demote PR”.
Maybe Chua can help us with the conundrum of The Star promoting Pakatan and demoting BN.
Is The Star promoting the Evangelista Bintang Tiga out of love or money? I’d put my bet on Christian Lurrrve since it’s that brother-sister kumbaya thing with them, as we know.
“The best stab is the subtle ones. Too subtle for immediate action but do it enough & the target will die, eventually…” — Fakin’ Fake Calvin
What are the odds on the premature death of Chua Tee Yong’s political career in Labis?