The paper is called The “Malay” Mail.
But its writers are Chinese female.
One of them is Debra Chong, the assistant news editor formerly of The Malaysian Insider. See below.
Debra’s article on Dr Mahathir Mohamad is datelined “Petaling Jaya, July 6” — which is today.
Debra even quoted Dr M as warning “today” that the Malay-Chinese schism will only deepen.
Strangely for what passes off as a current news piece, Debra quoted Dr M from his chedet.cc blog post dated June 6, which is exactly last month.
Why does The Malay Mail want to now dredge up what Dr M said a whole month ago?
Debra describes the ex-premier as continuing to “paint a dark future” for Malaysia in juxtaposition to the desire for national reconciliation.
Debra describes Dr M as “leading a campaign of blame against the opposition party as being responsible for whipping up ‘hatred of the Malays’ through its Malaysian Malaysia slogan ….” and at the same time, she contrasts Pakatan’s merit-based policies against “the racial policies long-practised by the ruling BN”.
Debra describes Dr M as continuing “to weave the same spiel, accusing the minority Chinese of falling for the DAP ruse” to take political control.
All of Debra’s descriptions cast aspersions on the Tun.
And further strangely at the end of the article, Debra tags on a reference to something said by an ex-vice chancellor of UiTM about meritocracy creating Chinese supremacy. The former VC had had made his remarks at a forum held last month! (22 June 2013).
The Malay Mail is befuddled in a time warp, befitting a paper that is confused of its own gender and ethnic identity.
Joining the time-confused bandwagon is Malaysia Today — see screenshot below.
The news portal today aggregated a posting that had appeared in the Sel13 blog on 7 June 2013. That’s a full month ago.
Since Sel13 published ‘Pulau Pinang Akan Diisytiharkan Sebagai Negeri Kristian Secara Rasmi Dalam Tempoh Terdekat‘, the blog has lain dormant (i.e. not been updated with any new entries).
Malaysian portalsphere must be experiencing some space-time wormhole disturbances.