By Calvin Sankaran
Helen, finally the Star woke up and front-paged the threat of DAP cyber army that is a day after the NST’s report — ‘Beware of DAP’s cyber troopers‘.
In meantime my letter on Pakatan’s politics of hate remain unpublished by them.
I think it is scary on what these cybertroopers are up to and their sophistication. Yesterday police arrested a few people in a hotel (recall SYA’s accusations on Red Bean Army).
- SYA Ambush by DAP Cyber Bullies , Vulgarities , Slandering and Violent Threats – Part 1
- SYA Ambush by DAP Cyber Bullies , Vulgarities , Slandering and Violent Threats – Part 2
They had actually hacked into Info Ministry and NRD’s system to issue fake letters about ICs being given to Indons.
This is vastly different from using Photoshop to create crude and rude banners and posters. This is sophisticated hacking. Those who were arrested apparently working as freelance programmers. This last bit is interesting. Perhaps people with more knowledge on this matter can comment further. As I know freelance journalists are common. However freelance programmers are not just uncommon but unheard of except if they are actually employed as cyber troopers by DAP.
I would say that this is indeed troubling. Kudos to PDRM to have the necessary expertise in catching them. They were using public wifi to evade tracking and that they were moving from place to place shows they are well trained (probably by some foreign experts or intelligence service). So PDRM able to detect them and able to act fast enough to arrest them shows a high level of technical and policing expertise.
I think it is time to for BN set up a counter cyber terrorism unit.
Calvin’s comment originally @ 2013/05/03 at 9:16 am
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Above: “Ong Kian Ming @imokman = DAP SuperCyber Bully”
Excerpt of Star interview with Star Publications (M) Bhd executive deputy chairman Datuk Vincent Lee.
“The Star media group is the only media that has featured interviews with Teresa Kok, Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad, Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, Khalid Abdul Samad, Datuk Teng Chang Khim and Dr Ong Kian Ming in print, online and on video.”
BN must audit the “media machinery” of the MCA
By Helen Ang
The Star today frontpaged the Dapsters in its headliner story ‘GE13: Cybertroopers stooping low with personal attacks and wild accusations‘.
Doing this 48 hours before voters cast their ballots is too little too late.
It is only today (after its spat with Tony Pua a couple of days ago) that The Star is finally willing to admit that the “DAP has been training cybertroopers for six years” to make personal attacks and wild accusations.
“We regret that he [Tony Pua] has not been thankful to what The Star has done for him,” a Star spokesman had lamented — The Star article here.
It is only when the cybertroopers begin to attack The Star staff themselves over refusing to publish the anti-MCA advert submitted by Tony Pua that the paper has come up with its story on the Red Bean Army.
For the last SIX YEARS when the Evangelista Bintang Tiga were making personal attacks and wild accusations against other targets including MCA politicians, The Star just kept quiet.
In fact, the Star-NUJ chairman himself did a spot of personal attacking against “Big Mama” over Twitter and to which Hannah Yeoh responded “hu hu hu”. Shortly after that episode, the MCA-controlled paper even gave the said reporter a promotion.
The Star is a nest of DAP sympathizers
Calvin Sankaran is correct to call Dapsterism as cyber terrorism.
Besides The Star‘s avid promotion of Papa and Mama Dapster, the media group has also been permitting its extensive platform to be used by DAP sympathizers among its staff, and enabling the DAP evangelism to reach the Star group’s audience of 5.63 million.
Today is 3 May 2013.
As early as 12 Dec 2010, the MCA’s own office bearer Beliawanis national treasurer Jessica Lai had already sounded the alert that “@hannahyeoh = DAP SuperCyber Bully” — see screenshot of tweet above.
However, instead of doing the type of story that it FINALLY published today on its front page, The Star – in 2010, 2011, 2012 and right up to the day before yesterday (when the paper had its falling out with Tony Pua) – was covering up for the evangelistas and at the same time slyly discrediting the MCA people.
When MCA deputy publicity chief Loh Seng Kok very correctly took to task Lim Guan Eng for the latter’s Christmas eve message reigniting the kalimah Allah issue, The Star reported that Loh “took a snipe at Lim“. This is one example of how The Star scissors the MCA reps whenever the paper’s beloved DAP evangelistas are criticized.
In Calvin Sankaran’s letter to the editor two days ago which The Star did not publish, he wrote: “A state assemblywoman from Selangor active in social media often uses religious imagery and themes to cast BN/Umno as evil and immoral.”
Of course The Star would not publish what Calvin wrote! The Jerusubang paper itself is complicit — read ‘GEMPAR! Jarum halus dakyah Kristianisasi dicucuk The Star‘
Below: The tweet-up team organized to support Hannah Yeoh in Twitterjaya
I’ve been proposing for a quite while already that the MCA do an audit of its leaders — division chairmen and state leaders – as to whether they believe that The Star has given them fair coverage compared to the fawning coverage extended to the DAP evangelistas who go to the same churches as the paper’s editors and reporters.
Perhaps Umno might want to consider doing a similar audit.
My blog remains under attack today. For the past 6 years, The Star has sided with the cyber aggressors instead of with the victims.