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.
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.
- Arbitrator charged with graft
- Lovers jetty collapses
Page 7: Full page colour ad
- Tears of joy when boy cries ‘woof’
- AirAsia adds KK-Hangzhou route
Page 9: Full page colour ad
- 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
- 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
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.
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”.
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.
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.