Tsk, tsk, tsk, Umno ni … retak menanti belah.
Dah lah kalah undi popular PRU13, nanti tewas PRU14 pula dan terus terkeluar daripada kerajaan kelak.
Doncha know The Sneaky Star is just waiting to help oust Umno? Menara Star could well be markas propaganda DAP.
Let me explain what I’m hinting at but first look at the photographs below. They are the men who died in Sg Nibong whom The J-Star labelled “murder victims [shot by the police]”.
The Chief of Police claimed that there was a shootout / firefight at Century Bay Apartment.
If the suspect(s) had shot back, why is his head on a pillow and his body laying on the bed?
Read my previous posting ‘The J-Star kata tembak mati 5 lelaki India adalah kes “mangsa pembunuhan” polis‘
Now look at the photos of the others shot dead.
This man appears to have been shot at the back of the head. Observe the pool of blood.
Also notice that his hand is wrapped.
The next photo shows clearly the deceased’s hand wrapped in a brown paper bag.
Also scrutinize the bullet wounds. If I’m not mistaken, it looks like he has been shot somewhere under the chin.
This is why the Indian oppo polies have declared that the men were shot “point blank”. The angle of such a shot is not consistent with a shootout. It pictures the muzzle of the gun held at close range.
Now you have to consider whether the Indian men were armed (it was 4.30am when the police raided the apartment, according to the media reports) and whether they had in fact surrendered. More on this later.
The next photo more clearly shows the bullet entry points.
It is smack between the eyes, in the temple and in the middle of the chest.
His right hand is similarly covered in a paper bag. Why, you must ask.
Now you THINK, please
The police made the standard claim that they acted in self-defence.
However consider this scenario. Supposing the men had surrendered and put up both their hands (in surrender) …
Reference this: ‘Gunshot residue on victim’s hands may tell the story‘
Hands tell the story
If you’re an avid fan of CSI, you’d know that “Residue also is found on the hands of the shooter because some particles come out of the cartridge ejector and a space around the trigger” (from the article linked above).
“But the volume that comes from those areas is not as large as the amount that blows out the muzzle”.
So imagine that the suspects had put their hands up in surrender. All the five suspects were shot dead.
Note that gunshot residue blows out of the muzzle of the shooters’ (in this case the police) guns.
Next, imagine that the suspects are confronted by the police as the photos indicate they were shot from close range. They instinctively put up their hands to protect their face (this is a reflex action).
The article I’ve cited that the victim’s hand may tell the story says “It is not unusual to find gunshot residue on the hands of victims because they often put their hands up in self defense”.
I’m just suggesting this theory because there must be a reason why the hands are wrapped in paper bag. Or perhaps the police would care to tell us.
Now think again, all of you who are supporters of Umno
As the Umno president has himself admitted, the BN lost the battle of perception in GE13.
So how is Umno linked to the narrative above?
Well, the Umno bloggers have come out guns blazing at Hindraf chairman Waytha Moorthy over his statement.
Given what has leaked out so far, which side of the political divide do you think will win the propaganda war over this police shooting case?
Guns trained on Umno
Aside from his position as Hindraf chairman, Waytha Moorthy is also a Deputy Minister appointed by Najib.
And we all know that there is a ‘Get Najib’ campaign that is being carried out. A number of targets in the PM’s periphery have been hit in the current move by a faction in Umno to force Najib to step down.
Shooting at Waytha Moorthy is shooting at the Najib administration’s own foot.
I’ll just illustrate two examples of the pro-oppositionists who have exploited WM’s statement to cast aspersions on the establishment. One is The Sneaky Star.
The J-Star baling batu sorok tangan
Today The J-Star has the following article penned by its deputy executive editor Dorairaj Nadason — ‘No place for collateral damage‘.
“But there are also questions. Having seen photographs of the dead men, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P. Waytha Moorthy has expressed doubts that there was a shootout. Instead, he says it looks like they were shot from close range. If the men had been unarmed or asleep at the time of the incident, he feels they should just have been arrested.”
Correct that the Deputy Minister had expressed doubts that there was a shootout and that it looks like the men were shot from close range.
But nowhere in the Senator’s statement had he either said or implied that “If the men had been unarmed or asleep at the time of the incident”.
And how would the paper know what Waytha Moorthy “feels” anyway? Sneaky, sneaky Star yang baling batu sorok tangan.
It is obvious that Dorairaj mentioned the bit about the “if the men had been unarmed or asleep” since The J-Star
yesterday (correction) on Aug 21 had labelled the five dead as “murder victims [shot by the police]”.
How sneaky of the J-Star editor to slip in the sensitive information about the men being asleep but the Scissorati refusing to themselves bear the consequences of being called up by the Home Ministry! Instead The Sneaky Star put the words into the mouth of a Deputy Minister — which Waytha Moorthy did not say in his press statement.
What are the implications of the J-Star agenda?
We know that some 90 percent of the Chinese electorate have turned against the BN and cannot be budged.
Now it is the wavering Indian votes which are at stake and we’re aware with whom The J-Star‘s loyalty lies, aren’t we?
There are an estimated half a million potential new Indian voters — the newly eligible (just turned 21), the first-time voters, i.e. those previously not registered to vote, and the stateless Indians who may be acquiring their MyKad anytime between now and 2018.
All the pro-opposition media are doing their utmost to swing the Indian vote bank to Pakatan.
‘Shot like animals’
Now examine another report by Malaysiakini about the Deputy Minister’s statement — ‘Waytha questions manner of killing of suspects‘ (20 Aug 2013).
The J-Star and Malaysiakini are brothers in arms.
Below is the relevant excerpt from Malaysiakini that imputed something to Waytha Moorthy which he did not say. Only Malaysiakini is not as bad as The J-Star evangelista.
“[CPO] Khalid said yesterday that police had fired in self-defence, and had linked the three pistols retrieved to 10 murders and two attempted murder cases.
“However, a family member of one of those killed claimed that they were shot “like animals”.
Waythamoorthy said the Indian Malaysian community was very concerned that they appeared to have become the target of a ‘shoot-to-kill’ policy.
In past years, he said, many youths have been shot dead and police were not able to justify their actions.”
Sneaky, sneaky, sneaky
It was actually a family member who said that the Indian youths were “shot like animals”. However the sentence is inserted between what the CPO and what the Deputy Minister said. The bulk of the Malaysiakini article was a reproduction of Waytha Moorthy’s statement.
Hearing that the five men were “shot like animals”, needless to say, would make the Indians very upset and angry.
And they will be upset and angry at Umno because the oppo are perpetually linking the police to Umno. They might even think, or it might later be misreported in the re-quotes from the Malaysiakini article, that a deputy minister in Najib’s cabinet had conceded that the youths were “shot like animals”.
Can you see how the pro-oppo media play with perception and incite public sentiment?
Reflect on how underhandedly Gunting dalam Lipatan are playing the political war game. And winning.
Compare with how gung-ho the Umno bloggers are shooting on sight, firing at random and oftentimes aiming at their own team. The harshest criticisms of Najib are, at the moment, coming from an Umno faction.
Be careful what you wish for
Those Malays and Umno-ites calling for Najib’s removal may inadvertently cause the entire House of Umno to come tumbling down.
Surely these critics realise that Pak Lah was toppled more because of the attacks coming from within Umno itself than from the ragtag opposition in 2008.
It may make you happy if Najib were to lose his cache as Umno president but these acts of undermining the party from within will likely cause Umno to lose the next general. Haven’t you heard of the saying “Win the battle but lose the war”?
The battle is Umno guys firing shots across the bow at BN and its affiliates when the real war is against Pakatan. So yeah, please do keep on shooting at your own foot to Pakatan’s great delight.