The Star placed Agong beneath Guan Eng

July 4, 2013 at 9:58 pm 61 comments

A few days ago, blogger Ellese left the following comment @ 2013/06/30 at 6:31 am in my blog:

“Dear Helen,

I thought you should highlight the rubbish of Star on our Agong. When our YDP Agong the head of state opened the Dewan Rakyat, his speech was published in page 10 or 12 after so many other news. Then besides it, news quoting opposition to counter it.

They are nuts thinking people are stupid. Putting YDP Agong below so many people. Making him insignificant. This is what I called the subtle treasonous propaganda. I thought of writing this on my blog but I’m still at this “racist” theme at my blog to counter these DAP racist propaganda.

Thought of stopping to subscribe The Star. This agenda needs to be countered.” <unquote>

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Ellese is referring to the 26 June 2013 issue of The Star.

The Yang Di-Pertuan Agong had delivered his royal address to Parliament the day before.

The Star reported the Agong’s speech on page 12.

Below is a listing of the paper’s contents on what news took precedence over the Agong in the MCA-owned and MCA-controlled newspaper.

Pages 1-5

All articles about the haze. The front cover photograph and front page story is about the haze. On page 2, The Star editorializes on the haze.

Aside from ‘The Star Says’, there are 13 other articles on the haze featuring every angle including one headlined ‘Air conditioners and purifiers selling like hot cakes’ on Page 3.

Page 6

Headlines

  • Arbitrator charged with graft
  • Lovers jetty collapses

Page 7: Full page colour ad

Page 8

  • Tears of joy when boy cries ‘woof’
  • AirAsia adds KK-Hangzhou route

Page 9: Full page colour ad

Page 10

  • Choose what you wish to be included as prizes [The Star ‘Bid & Win’ contest]
  • Youngest Best Actress winner in shock
  • Man and wife nabbed for break-ins

Page 11: Full page colour ad

Page 12

  • King: Respect GE12 results
  • Mixed reaction to the King’s speech
  • Move to speed up process to issue death cert for hawker
  • Nazri against the closure of Jonker Walk
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Layout of The Star Page 12

Photo size and placing

The photo of Lim Guan Eng (width: 5.4 inches) at the opening of Parliament is on the top right hand of the page.

The photo of the Agong (width: 6.1 inches) receiving the scroll from the Prime Minister is middle of the page.

(Note: The Star page makers use the pica measurement but I do not have a pica ruler with me hence I’m recording the picture dimensions in inches.)

Both photos are almost the same size. Guan Eng’s photo is only half an inch lesser in width compared with the photo of the Agong, Raja Permasuri Agong and PM.

This is despite the important ceremonial occasion of Their Majesties gracing the opening of Parliament ushering in the BN government for another 5 years.

Selection of photo

We have seen how The Star sabotages through its deliberate use of unflattering photographs, for example the ones of the Wanita Umno contenders Shahrizat and Azalina.

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2013/6/28/nation/13298646&sec=nation

Photo recently published by The Star

Now take a closer look at the photograph that The Star used of the Agong and the Prime Minister.

It is the paper up to its usual nasty tricks again. There are much, much better photographs that were carried by the other media.

Najib looks glum in this photo published by The Star when it is actually his party Umno that collected an emphatic 88 seats whereas the sec-gen of the party that won 38 seats – see Guan Eng photo on the scanned Page 12 above – is captioned by The Star to be in a “jovial mood”.

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Length of story

The story on the Agong urging the rakyat to respect and accept the general election results is 356 words.

In comparison, The Star’s story about ‘Youngest Best Actress winner in shock‘ – two pages in front on Page 10 and totalling 358 words – was longer than its story on the Agong opening the first session of the Parliament sitting that installed the BN government.

(The Scissorati must have been mighty sore that BN managed to win after all and hence the paper’s perfunctory and diminished coverage.)

The Star’s brief report utterly failed to convey the rationale behind Agong’s message to his subjects.

Questioning the Agong’s speech

Meanwhile the Star sidebar on the “mixed reaction to the King’s speech” is 263 words.

Among others, it quoted the Pakatan MPs as describing the Agong’s call to the rakyat to accept the GE13 results to be “merely a formality and conveying the Government’s message”.

The Star also spoke to DAP strategist, the Kluang MP Liew Chin Tong, who said the King’s speech was one prepared by the Government.

Anwar Ibrahim was similarly quoted in The Star article as saying “the King’s speech was meant to be debated by the House and the contents of the speech was based on the Prime Minister’s advice”.
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What is The Star‘s agenda?

The titah by our Duli Yang Maha Mulia Seri Paduka Baginda Yang Di-Pertuan Agong was reported by The Star on Page 12.

The Star reported the introduction of AirAsia’s Kota Kinabalu-Hangzhou route on Page 8 and its own Bid & Win readers’ contest offering cameras, smartphones and games consoles on Page 10.

In the Bernama version, it was reported that the Agong congratulated Najib and his Cabinet for having successfully formed the government.

The Star failed to tell its readers that the Agong had congratulated Najib and his Cabinet although the paper did mention that our monarch had congratulated the MPs on their election.

Bernama also reported that the Agong had reminded the MPs to refrain from destructive actions. The Star did not report this bit.

The Star, however, did take the opportunity to put on the same page (Page 12) follow-ups on

  • the Chinese hawker in Penang who had died when the Umno building lightning arrestor collapsed and tumbled onto his car
  • the closure of Jonker Walk and how Chinese traders were unhappy at the decision

The Sneaky Star

MCA must be held accountable for the sinister actions of its media that are subtly and slyly undermining the BN every single day.

MCA is being dragged into the gutter by the Scissorati on the payroll of its media company who skulk around in blogosphere ‘anonymously’ spreading fitnah. The Scissorati are worse than the purported DAP cybertroopers whose existence The Star casts doubts upon.

MCA as paymaster is complicit and culpable for the Culture of Hate and Suspicion that is being sowed by employees belonging to its media “asset”.

MCA is responsible too for the black ops propaganda blogs operated by its chief Scissorati. These evangelistas infesting the Bintang Lima are a cancer infecting the MCA.

If Umno does not take preventive action soon, the malignant tumour that is The J-Star will eventually harm and destroy the BN body politic.

Related:

Berita tentang Agong diiklankan dengan lambang komunis

Merdeka news only begin at page 20 in The J-Star

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  • 1. Ellese  |  July 4, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    I don’t forgive star for putting the king below everyone else. Just because they don’t like the king’s message they put our King so low below “tapak kaki” everyone especially LGE. Apparently to show LGE being friendly is important to the Star. Star has to be accountable for this disrespect. They deserve scorns.

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    • 2. Helen Ang  |  July 4, 2013 at 10:21 pm

      re: “Star has to be accountable for this disrespect.”

      It is MCA must be ultimately held accountable. Enough is enough.

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      • 3. Goondoo  |  July 4, 2013 at 10:49 pm

        MCA dah macam bot tanpa haluan because of weak captain. CSL must go.. Cukuplah tu…

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        • 4. sarah  |  July 4, 2013 at 11:28 pm

          I agree. It time for CSL to go…

          :( sarah

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          • 5. Melayu Malaysia  |  July 5, 2013 at 7:50 am

            Only CSL has to go? The rest too…… MCA should just pack up and close shop. They are irrelevant and unwanted

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        • 6. lol  |  July 4, 2013 at 11:28 pm

          “MCA dah macam bot tanpa haluan ”

          Try Titanic..

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          • 7. Fazillah  |  July 5, 2013 at 12:54 pm

            Mca n gerakan tutup kedai ajelah.

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    • 8. MYQ  |  July 5, 2013 at 11:18 am

      Ellese : As RM is the only language that The Star understands, hit it where it impact mosts – its wallet i.e. advertising revenue … so you should not only stop your The Star subscrition but also stop reading it on-line as well as hyperlink its articles etc re your blog …

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      • 9. Helen Ang  |  July 5, 2013 at 11:29 am

        Excuse me for mencelah in your exchange with Ellese.

        But just for clarification:

        I feel that bloggers are required to hyperlink articles, even The J-Star‘s, as a matter of protocol and fair practice if we cite them.

        What Netizen’s can do, besides raising awareness and alerting the powers that be, is that we can persuade those in positions of being able to do, e.g. in the procurement/advertising departments to cancel their agency (GLCs, government offices, Mara hostels, etc) subscription as well as persuade the government (state government/agency notices, congratulations, job ads, Idris Jala’s Pemandu ETP, GTP, etc) not to advertise in The J-Star.

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  • 10. wangsa  |  July 4, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    selamat sejahtera Helen,

    you know what….blog Umat Terakhir yg telah byk mendedahkan musang2 berbulu ayam dan serigala2 berbulu kambing tu dah tak boleh access lagi angkara penggodam – sudah kena hack

    nampaknya cacing2 dlm perut si musang dan si serigala itu memang sudah kepanasan setelah wajah sebenar mereka didedahkan

    now gelaran baru mereka ialah dapsters yowtai evangelist

    tapi saya rasa mungkin rata2 org tak sedar siapa si musang dan si serigala yahudi yowtai ni termasuklah saya sehinggalah Umat Terakhir mendedahkan siapa mereka ini

    dah inactive kecuali kalau you access dari cached copy google

    http://umat-akhir.blogspot.com

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  • 11. Ismail  |  July 4, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Hai MCA, are you in cohort with The Star? Do say so if you are in the oppo….. Sah lah MCA musuh dalam selimut.

    KDN, where are you, masih tidur lagi ke…. takkan tak Nampak strategi halus DAP mempersenda Yang Di Pertuan Agung…

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  • 12. Fakin' Fake Calvin  |  July 4, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    Kalau tak nak setia kepada Raja & Negara, the b@$t@rd$ & b1tch3$ running the Star would do well to take Bung’s advice to pack up the get the hell out of the country.

    They even published this letter to chastise Bung.

    http://www.thestar.com.my/Opinion/Letters/2013/07/04/Behaviour-of-MP-in-House-unacceptable.aspx

    I’m no fan of Bung’s crude ways but this time, I’m with him. Hmmmm… If someone highlights the Star’s scissoring tendencies to him, he’d probably give MCA a hell of a lot of grief….

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    • 13. Helen Ang  |  July 4, 2013 at 11:12 pm

      Just read the link you provided. The letter Star writer said, “What shameful and immature behaviour of an MP who is supposed to debate on critical issues of combating corruption and crime.”

      “Combating corruption”? “Combating crime”? Sounds like the DAP playbook.

      And the letter says that “Some people … seriously need help to realign themselves in the area of social etiquette”. Wow, terribly impressed! with the consultant’s turn of phrase.

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  • 15. moya  |  July 4, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    “Treason starts at the moment when people violate their own rights.”
    ― M.F. Moonzajer

    This is what happened to MCA. MCA had violated their own rights to do correction on their asset’s (star) mischiefs.

    The Star is doing ‘their last act’ without noticing it. I look at what their doing now is the greatest treason to the “working sharing of 6:3:1” practiced all along between UMNO: MCA: MIC.

    Star is now thinking that they are doing the right deeds. But, believe me, what Star is doing now is for the “wrong reason.”

    OR MAYBE, the star is playing safe and stupid.

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  • 16. Conrad  |  July 4, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    I am a little surprised at this post. If we equate curtailing the powers of the Royalty as a sign of disrespect, then many in UMNO should be asked to leave this country.

    If we delve into the history of the Royals, I am sure we could find many instances where, the reality does encourage reverence.

    I really do not think that disrespecting the Royalty is an appropriate forum for displaying partisan colours. One does feel as if one is defending his position with one hand tied behind his back.

    Respecting the institution is one thing, ignoring incidents in favour of partisan posturing another.

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  • 17. AK47  |  July 5, 2013 at 12:28 am

    My view about the Chinese, the Malaysian Chinese, in our beloved Malaysia is that whatever we do we must be like Caesar’s wife beyond reproach. And we should not behave like a bunch of sam-sengs in fancy dress. Propriety, self-esteem and respect for personalities who hold high office should be the watch word – especially without any doubt, the Yang Di Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.

    I now wonder whether these 3 words are taught in schools, vernacular schools – SOVEREIGNTY, NATIONAL INTEREST, SELF-ESTEEM.

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  • 18. AK47  |  July 5, 2013 at 6:13 am

    Ms H. It is lese majeste. Shame on the all those responsible eg. the MCA and the Singaporean Trojan DAP leadership, the Board of the Star, the top Management and all the employees.

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  • 19. cbl  |  July 5, 2013 at 7:40 am

    Rubbish. This is called spinning. Star can put any news at any page or even not to publish any of such news. Sue them if you there but I think this blog and thier supporters are mainly lousy sore losers. All are purely idiots.

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    • 20. Helen Ang  |  July 5, 2013 at 9:42 am

      re: “Rubbish. This is called spinning.”

      And here is an example of Sneaky Star spinning.

      Headlines in the other media on PSM ditikam belakang:

      NST — ‘Nasir: Pakatan betrayed our party’
      Malaysiakini – ‘Pakatan backstabbed us, says PSM chief’
      FMT — ‘PR rapped for “back stabbing” PSM’

      Whereas The Star headline said: ‘PSM expected to decide on future with Pakatan coalition during its national congress‘ (29 June 2013)

      re: “Star can put any news at any page or even not to publish any of such news.”

      You’re right on this score. The Star has buried a fair bit of negative news regarding their beloved evangelista politicians.

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    • 21. AJJ  |  July 5, 2013 at 9:53 am

      The J-Star is not spining, meh? Oh yeah, almost forget. The J-Star is telling the truth and nothing but the truth, so help them mama DAPster.

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    • 22. Conrad  |  July 5, 2013 at 12:08 pm

      Sue them if you “there”….don’t you mean, dare ?

      I guess the Red Bean Academy doesn’t put a premium on English language proficiency . This is what happens when Q&A sessions with lecturers is not allowed.

      Don’t worry, the Komtar potentate will apologize shortly. He just doesn’t understand the rationale for such activities.

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    • 23. AK47  |  July 5, 2013 at 1:09 pm

      cbi. Boy, you must be the Man from Mars, or the Man in the Moon or Rip van Winkle himself not to be aware of the sneaky ways of the Singaporean Trojan Horse DAP. It is mischievous, cunning, wily, cheeky, etc but not much else on top, like you.

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    • 24. Ellese  |  July 5, 2013 at 8:45 pm

      Dear CBL idiot,

      This is one stupid comment. If you complain about spinning be consistent lah. The fact star puts our Agong at way back because they’re trying to hide the message they dont like is spinning juga kan?

      The fact that star purposely downplay it with another message rather than putting many people’s views who want to move on and disapprove the 505 is also spinning kan?. Don’t be so naive. You may be dumb in not seeing it but all us aren’t. Don’t put us in the same level as yours.

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  • 25. shampoo  |  July 5, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Were you jilted at the altar by the star editor or something? You sound like a very frustrated person. Also very very dangerous spin here. You should be more responsible.

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    • 26. Helen Ang  |  July 5, 2013 at 9:35 am

      Can’t you do any better than making the SOP personal attacks by creating such lies like “jilted” woman? You sound like a red beaner.

      Also very very obsessed with me. You should ubah your modus operandi,

      or if you must stay in your present job, how about you learn to be more convincing and address all the evidence that has been presented here?

      Fact: The story of the royal address and Najib’s swearing was indeed on P.12. And the Agong’s photo was indeed placed below Guan Eng’s in the page layout.

      Fact: The Star did indeed take on board Nurul Izzah’s pol-sec as its columnist.

      Fact: The Aunty Wong editor who previously proposed the Chinese museum did indeed write that she wants “race-based politics” to be “demolished”.

      Fact: The Star editors did indeed tweet 10 times (over the paper’s official Twitter account) Hannah Yeoh’s appointment as Speaker.

      Are you able to refute any of the above?

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      • 27. shampoo  |  July 5, 2013 at 1:04 pm

        Funny that you should mention personal attacks….you of all people….

        Also, try and learn the difference between facts and conclusions. Finally, you’re the only one here with a job….

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        • 28. Helen Ang  |  July 5, 2013 at 1:15 pm

          So what else do you do besides squatting in my blog 24/7 and obsessing about my hair and my weight?

          I recall the last time I had advised you to adopt a dog, take it out for a walk and get some fresh air.

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      • 29. AK47  |  July 5, 2013 at 1:14 pm

        Ms H. All of us who believe the good Asian values must stand firm together against those who are out to divide us even they had to wait for 47 long years like the Singaporean Trojan Horse DAP. Righteousness will be on our side as we have no secret agenda to do harm to others. Our conscience is as clear as eternal Spring.

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    • 30. AJJ  |  July 5, 2013 at 10:23 am

      Pakatan are not frustrated meh? Inciting hatred, disrespect, and hostility towards the King/leaders, constitution and the country, is an even dangerous spin, is it not?

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    • 31. Mas  |  July 6, 2013 at 12:36 am

      Shampoo, you sound like a loyal Star editor. You could do more in defending your paper though than accusing people of being jilted. Loyal but lame and unimaginative.

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    • 32. AC-DC  |  July 6, 2013 at 3:33 pm

      Not jilted at the altar. Jilted from a senior position in the newspaper maybe.

      If one were to look at the anti Star hysterics which appear in nearly every writing, you may be right for thinking she harbours a deep grudge for some career roadblock when she was employed there. Surprise surprise! Helen Ang used to work for The Star.

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      • 33. Helen Ang  |  July 6, 2013 at 3:43 pm

        I was employed at The Star more than 10 years ago lah.

        You must have used to work for the Komtar Gestapo, going by your methods. No surprise at all!

        And I am so liberal as to allow all of yours, Shampoo’s and “Nizam’s” comments to go through. I deserve a prize for stoicism in putting up with the whole lot of you and still managing to keep an even temper.

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  • 34. Spin1001  |  July 5, 2013 at 11:10 am

    revoke STAR publishing license…

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  • 35. AJJ  |  July 5, 2013 at 11:29 am

    “If Umno does not take preventive action soon…”

    At this stage, I do not think there is much that UMNO/the government can do. Basically, the shareholders aka MCA have given the J-Star full press freedom.

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    • 36. Helen Ang  |  July 5, 2013 at 11:33 am

      Am aware that Umno cannot take any action against The J-Star, and Utusan does not attack The Star unlike how The Star has been attacking Utusan.

      However Umno can deal firmly with the MCA and not allow the media owner to get away scot-free with all their Scissorati backstabbing the BN.

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      • 37. AJJ  |  July 5, 2013 at 12:57 pm

        When we had a firm leader, like TDM, who put national peace above press freedom, the oppositions called him a dictator and they demanded press freedom.

        When we have an open-minded and tolerant leader (too tolerant, unfortunately), like DSN, who is willing to bend backward to please everyone, the opposition dengan senangnya, naik kepala.

        As much as I believe in freedom of speech, I also believe that to a certain extent, the government should curb the press. TDM did it and as long as PAP is in power, Singapore will forever regulate media freedom. So what?

        I bet you that if Pakatan rules the country, the first thing they do is curbing all freedom of expression.

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        • 38. Helen Ang  |  July 5, 2013 at 1:09 pm

          re: “TDM did it”

          Yup, The Star was suspended during Ops Lalang and some of the paper’s senior editors still bar a grudge to this day.

          re: “I bet you that if Pakatan rules the country, the first thing they do is curbing all freedom of expression.”

          They already have. The Penang state government bans Utusan, NST and TV3 from covering their functions. These pressmen are even barred from the state assembly proceedings.

          The S’gor state government cancelled all subscription of Utusan.

          Where is the press freedom in S’gor Times which does not have any Malay staff and does not give any positive space to the BN? The only time an Umno (ex-)Adun got significant coverage in the S’gor state paper was when Khir Toyo was sentenced in court.

          And then we have the DAP SuperCyber Bullies and cybertroopers who are like Mao Zedong’s Red Guards and Pol Pot’s exterminators zealously patrolling the online and shooting to kill (character assassination) anyone critical of Dear Leader and the beloved party.

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        • 39. Helen Ang  |  July 5, 2013 at 1:09 pm

          re: “TDM did it”

          Yup, The Star was suspended during Ops Lalang and some of the paper’s senior editors still bar a grudge to this day.

          re: “I bet you that if Pakatan rules the country, the first thing they do is curbing all freedom of expression.”

          They already have. The Penang state government bans Utusan, NST and TV3 from covering their functions. These pressmen are even barred from the state assembly proceedings.

          The S’gor state government cancelled all subscription of Utusan.

          Where is the press freedom in S’gor Times which does not have any Malay staff and does not give any positive space to the BN? The only time an Umno (ex-)Adun got significant coverage in the S’gor state paper was when Khir Toyo was sentenced in court.

          And then we have the DAP SuperCyber Bullies and cybertroopers who are like Mao Zedong’s Red Guards and Pol Pot’s exterminators zealously patrolling the online and shooting to kill (character assassination) anyone critical of Dear Leader and the beloeved party.

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          • 40. AK47  |  July 5, 2013 at 1:27 pm

            Ms H. Pulau Pinang which is not sustainable by itself will have a all Chinese crew and in Selangor, the all Chinese crew will be behind the Malay facade. Different strokes for different strokes. All subservient to the Master, you guess who.

            This is a sort of Band-Aid solution to the embarassing failure by the Singaporean Trojan Horse DAP to take-over a conquered Malaysia for the brilliant Lee Kuan Yew with his 9 failed Policies for Singapore, TO SAVE HIS FAILED LEGACY FOR SINGAPORE. He knows without a subservient and conquered Malaysia, Singapore will be forever at the mercy of others – NO WATER, NO NATURAL RESOURCES BUT ONLY NATURAL RESOURCE, BLUFFOLOGY!

            A sort of the TAIL WAGS THE DOG STRATEGY.

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            • 41. Helen Ang  |  July 5, 2013 at 1:37 pm

              re: “NO WATER”

              They have invented NeWater down south.

              Up north, they are even more inventive. We should make an inventory of the creative lies, spin and twists-and-turns that they have fabricated.

              Indeed they score A+ for “bluffology”, and irony of ironies they insist that it is instead the kampung buffaloes (kerbau dicucuk hidung) who are dumno enough to vote BN.

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      • 42. AK47  |  July 5, 2013 at 1:18 pm

        Ms H. It is not only UMNO but also the 12 component parties with the rest of us, the Rakyat who are against this sneaky way of BRAINWASHING WHICH WAS ADOPTED BY THE BRILLIANT LEE KUAN YEW WITH HIS 9 FAILED POLICIES FOR SINGAPORE, ON US THE INNOCENT AND NAIVE MALAYSIANS since DAY 1. You may now see how his 9 Policies TOWARDS THE HUMAN SIDE OF SINGAPORE IMPLODE AT THE END OF THE DAY even though you see all those splendid buildings standing tall in the sky. WHAT IS THE USE OF WEALTH WITH NORMAL HUMANKIND? What is the use ?

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        • 43. AK47  |  July 5, 2013 at 1:21 pm

          Ms H. We should all be proud of our own HERITAGE AND LEGACY instead of stomping around aping all those pies in the sky or the green green grass on the other side of the fence. WE MUST HAVE NATIONAL INTEREST, CONFIDENCE AND SELF ESTEEM and not sell our hapless grand-mothers down river like some others of late.

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        • 44. Helen Ang  |  July 5, 2013 at 1:32 pm

          Maybe you can help fill us in on the period when PAP was operating (1963-65) in Malaysia. Did they have any presence in Malaya (1957-1962)?

          Like the readers here have intimated, DAP inherited the ‘saka’ of PAP.

          What kind of people are Father PAP? (To know so that it can help us understand the Son DAP better.)

          One similarity is the famous image of Lee Kuan Yew wearing songkok to fish the Malay kampung votes, and the DAP women wearing tudung and DOCTOR (PhD) Ong Kian Ming wearing songkok too.

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  • 45. Nizam  |  July 5, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Wow. Let me see. This article is about:

    1. Which page is the news. If the King’s news is put on page 12, that amounts to disrespecting the King. STAR better get their reporters 24-7 at the gate of Istana Negara and report every inch of the King’s move on the front page or else

    2. How wide a picture is in inches. LGE picture must be put smaller no matter. It is a major sin if his picture is half an inch bigger than Najib or anyone else

    3. News on Pakatan must have fewer words compare to other news. A word more, it is too a major sin

    4. Any news must 100% plagiarize from Bernama. Any singe item missing, it is deemed as disrespecting the King too.

    If this is not personal hatred, I dont know what it is

    p/s To RBA Commander in Chief, can I collect my RM5k reward now?

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    • 46. Helen Ang  |  July 5, 2013 at 3:13 pm

      Don’t deflect to ‘RBA’. For all we know you’re more likely a Scissorati.

      (1) re: “STAR better get their reporters 24-7 at the gate of Istana Negara and report every inch of the King’s move on the front page or else”

      This is a lame strawman argument. The ceremonial occasion in Parliament, when the Agong delivers the royal address and inducts the incoming government, generally happens once in every 5 years and is covered by all the major media.

      What you say about camping at the palace gate reveals to the readers here just how you guys typically operate, the M.O. which is to exaggerate in order to make an originally credible argument sound like something incredulous.

      e.g. Utusan implies that there are 200 RBA paid 3k a month over 6 years. Operation cost = 200 x RM3,000 X 72 months = RM42.3 million.

      The newly minted ‘Malay’ Mail reported Kit Siang as inflating the purported cost to an alleged “one billion ringgit” so that the cybertrooper story becomes incredible.

      Secondly, the Umno bloggers allege that the RBA operated from “Hotel Wentworth”.

      LKS – playing the strawman game too – upgrades the allegation to the 4-star Concorde Hotel in order to make the allegation sound outlandish as Concorde is too expensive.

      See how sneaky and expert the DAP are in putar-belit psywar.

      Thirdly, anyone who credits the existence of the ‘RBA’ – i.e. a group of paid DAP cybertroopers though not necessarily believing that they are called “Red Bean” (more likely Red ‘Head’ / helmet Army like the Mao cadres) are targetted in a character assassination.

      Like Fake ‘Ka Ching’ Nizam” tried to do to me the last time you dropped by so that any blogger(s) would be wary of wading into the RBA affair. Same as how Malays are cautious about voicing out on race issues b’cos every little thing they say is immediately jumped upon as “racist”.

      (2) re: ” LGE picture must be put smaller no matter.”

      Hahaha. Your Chinese-based grammatical structure gives you away. And you still wanna pretend to be a ‘Nizam’. As I’ve said before, the more you open your mouth, the more the Malay readers here can see that you’re not a Malay.

      (3) re: “News on Pakatan must have fewer words compare to other news.”

      Again you show that you’re unable to counter with any honesty and accuracy. People say apple, you guys purposely diverge to orange.

      I compared the word count with the ‘Best Actress’ story which is not a Pakatan story. It was a Chinese showbiz story.

      (4) re: “Any news must 100% plagiarize from Bernama.”

      Bernama is the Berita Nasional and can be taken as touting the government line. The owner of The Star is the second most senior BN party and BN is the ruling party.

      If you like, then we’ll go by your yardstick. Which is that deviation from the Bernama line (in the case of this Parliament opening sitting, I concur that Bernama trotted out the govt line) is deviating from what the govt wants to put across.

      So the RBA RM43.2m question is how far did The Star stray from the govt (read: BN) line?

      Tick, tock, tick, tock …. (to pinch a favourite RBA standard script) … you guys are running on borrowed time. Since YOU are making an appearance here and now, I take it that your bosses are genuinely worried about this story (The J-Star downplaying the Agong) getting out.

      Tick, tock, tick, tock …. Travel back in time. To 1987. Ops Lalang. The Star suspended.

      Go back and tell this to your bosses: “You think history cannot repeat itself, meh?”

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      • 47. Nizam  |  July 5, 2013 at 5:21 pm

        ”What you say about camping at the palace gate reveals to the readers here just how you guys typically operate, the M.O. which is to exaggerate”

        >> Hahaha.. oh, now I exaggerate. Lets see, you wrote

        ”The story on the Agong urging the rakyat to respect and accept the general election results is 356 words.

        In comparison, The Star’s story about ‘Youngest Best Actress winner in shock‘ – two pages in front on Page 10 and totalling 358 words ”

        >> Making a fuss because another story is written 2 words more is not exaggerating? Yeah yeah

        ”Hahaha. Your Chinese-based grammatical structure gives you away. ”

        >> wow, there is Chinese-based grammatical structure. Why couldn’t I be an Indian? All Indian writes perfect English?

        ”e.g. Utusan implies that there are 200 RBA paid 3k a month over 6 years. Operation cost = 200 x RM3,000 X 72 months = RM42.3 million.”

        >> hah?? Since when the price of Red Bean drop? According to SYA, whom according to you ‘a segak young man’, there is 2,000-3,000 of us comrades and we are paid between RM3,000 – RM 8,000. Taking on average between the minimum and maximum, 2,500xRM 5,500×72= RM990 million.

        LKS math is based on the allegation. But you are right, he made a mistake. It is not RM1 billion. Rather it should be RM990 million.

        http://1sya.com/?p=5749

        ”Go back and tell this to your bosses: “You think history cannot repeat itself, meh?””

        >> Going with your story of only RM42.3 million is spent for Red Beaners, I therefore withdraw my application to be a member of Red Bean Army.

        To Commander-in-Chief of the Red Bean Army, whoever you are, please take note.

        And Helen, good luck in getting a big chunk out of RM350 million.

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        • 48. Helen Ang  |  July 5, 2013 at 6:36 pm

          re: “Making a fuss because another story is written 2 words more is not exaggerating? Yeah yeah”

          Yeah, “2 words”. So? I am precise. As I am equally precise in my other postings where I present data and statistics. Precision is good. That’s why I seem to have a number of engineers reading my blog (you know who you are).

          re: “wow, there is Chinese-based grammatical structure. Why couldn’t I be an Indian? All Indian writes perfect English?”

          Of course there is Chinese grammar. There are rules of grammar for every language and ways in which their basic structures differ between languages, e.g. the Malays would not use the phrase “Ini kali lah” (they say “Kali ini”).

          You see, the more you insist to menegakkan benang basah, the more the readers here will perceive that you are kiasu, which in turn translates as Chinese.

          re: “Why couldn’t [you] be an Indian?”

          Why Indian? You’re already pretending to be Nizam.

          re: According to SYA, whom according to you ‘a segak young man’, there is 2,000-3,000 of us comrades …”

          LKS was not responding to SYA. He was responding to Utusan.

          And Utusan reported various times, “200 cybertroopers”.

          “Bekas Naib Pengerusi DAP, Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim berkata, tentera siber DAP atau dikenali sebagai ‘Red Bean Army’ dibayar gaji besar untuk menabur fitnah tanpa henti. Tunku Abdul Aziz berkata, kumpulan berkenaan sekitar 200 orang menabur fitnah 24 jam sehari bagi mempengaruhi pemikiran orang ramai dan mereka bergerak di sebuah hotel.” (31 Mei 2013)

          http://www.utusan.com.my/utusan/Rencana/20130609/re_14/Teknik-6P-nafi-wujudnya-RBA

          re: “And Helen, good luck in getting a big chunk out of RM350 million.”

          Haven’t you realised yet that making this kind of accusation is a dead giveaway to your identity? That it reflects so much on yourself, and this kind of accusation may work in a Chinese forum but it won’t be believed here b’cos here is not a Chinese crowd.

          Your kaisu-ness in repeating yourself just goes to show why Chinese are still aliens in this land. It is impossible for you to grasp that other (non-Chinese) communities are simply not like you in nature.

          And that your Chinese nature hasn’t ubah a jot. In 1969, the Chinese taunted “balik kampung, tanam jagung”. In 2013, the Chinese taunt that only dungu kampung people will vote for Umno and BN.

          Now go back and tell your bosses that they’re skating on thin ice. Very thin ice.

          Tick, tock, tick, tock …
          It is pointless for you to continue to try to smear me. The issue has rippled out. You can’t be smearing anymore every blogger and commenter that picks up on the sneakiness of The J-Star.

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          • 49. islam1st  |  July 6, 2013 at 1:30 am

            ‘And that your Chinese nature hasn’t ubah a jot. In 1969, the Chinese taunted “balik kampung, tanam jagung”. In 2013, the Chinese taunt that only dungu kampung people will vote for Umno and BN.’

            Last time the Chinese angkat penyapu wants to sapu all Melayus, recent bersih, they did too, as can be seen here
            http://jejarikami.blogspot.com/2012/04/peserta-cina-bersih-30-angkat-penyapu.html

            Somebody is very angry at you Helen, that is why they hantar that Nizam poser, kaching kaching.

            Speak with him in BM Helen, kalau dia keberatan maknanya dia memang RBA. Kalau dia jawap, sudah tentu kita akan dapat pastikan yang dia sememangnya seorang RBA on commissions.

            Nizam, Nizam, funny la uuuu!

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            • 50. Helen Ang  |  July 6, 2013 at 1:34 am

              Saya rasa dia tu bukan RBA tetapi Scissorati. Tengoklah dia ada balik nanti tak.

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              • 51. islam1st  |  July 6, 2013 at 1:41 am

                Memikirkan kepada WCW punya gaji, terfikir pula sama ada si Scissorati, macam ‘Nizam’ dapat gaji lebih besar daripada RBAs, ummm?

                ‘Nizam’ blapa itu taukey bayar uuuuu?

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        • 52. AC-DC  |  July 6, 2013 at 3:44 pm

          In the photo Guan Eng is standing up while the other three people at the table are sitting. That shows disrespect because when an “important guest” arrives people sitting should stand. So The Star must be purposely showing disrespect Guan Eng. Surely if the person standing is Muhiyiddin or Najib, we will be having another Starbash in this blog.

          As for the missing Zero the government’s propaganda team had to borrow it to inflate the numbers of their protest. That is how 2,000 can become 200. Ha ha ha.

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    • 53. Ellese  |  July 5, 2013 at 9:00 pm

      Nizam,

      You are really blind.

      If you think agong’s address which is debated by your elected reps are not important, then you might as well ask the parliament and your rep (which I assume a PR) to shut down and quit. Its a waste of our money kan?

      Check your values man. Think what is important. Don’t be a blind partisan unthinking supporter.

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      • 54. Conrad  |  July 5, 2013 at 9:20 pm

        What do you mean by “important” ?

        Can I assume that you mean that the address should be debated and the merits or lack thereof discussed or that debating the address means disrespect.

        The former of course means not letting partisan bias cloud judgement (which I agree would be important) and the latter means just that.

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        • 55. Ellese  |  July 6, 2013 at 11:45 am

          Dear Kelvin,

          On one hand there is haze, air Asia adding a route, lovers jetty, boy who cried wolf and on the other hand we have a king which opened a new parliamentary session of a new elected government and mandate. That address is even debated in parliament. We know what is important and the star puts it at the back because they don’t like the message. The intent is to downplay or bury the message they don’t like.

          This is too much. YDP is still our king and whether they don’t like it they must accord respect to the institution and not rubbish the institution to below air Asia or the boy. The star purposely put the agongs speech in the political page to give an impression its politics. This is not right.

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          • 56. Conrad  |  July 6, 2013 at 5:52 pm

            Um, don’t you mean Conrad ?

            Fair enough.

            What you are saying that as a sign of respect, the YDP’s speech should have been headline news and it would have been, if the speech was something that the Star found “acceptable” – as in something which put the Opposition in a good light.

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            • 57. Ellese  |  July 7, 2013 at 4:44 am

              Sorry bro,

              There’re a few mistakes in my comment. Its to you Conrad.

              Reply
  • 58. Setem  |  July 6, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Is no 12 an ‘ong’ number for Cina? I thought it’s no 8.

    So STAR editors could not have chosen page 12 to file in the report on Agong’s speech based on its ‘ongness’.

    Maybe it’s a covert signal to its targeted ghost writers that it’s 3 headed sotong chief editor has now 12 tentacles clutching on 12………

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  • […] MiM and Helen Ang wrote on their blogs that the MCA’s newspaper, The Star, wrote a news coverage on our DYMM […]

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  • 60. Greg Lopez  |  July 28, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Hi all,

    Just wondering if there is a valid reason (other than Constitutional provisions) why Malaysians should respect our monarchs?

    Thanks
    Greg

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    • 61. Conrad  |  July 28, 2013 at 9:41 am

      Greg,

      Interesting work at the New Mandala which I have been following.

      As for your question, like I said on another thread, it’s the type of question, where one has to argue/discuss/disagree with one hand tied behind his back.

      Reply

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