The J-Star yesterday reported ‘Loh Seng Kok blasts Mukhriz for accusing MCA of being racist‘.
For those of you unacquainted with his name, Loh Seng Kok is the MCA publicity chief. He is also an evangelista.
Yup, MCA has evangelistas too although not in the same overwhelming numbers as the DAP. Thankfully these Christian fanatics have yet to overrun the BN Chinese party in the way they have succeeded in taking over the DAP.
The most interesting thing about The J-Star coverage of Loh’s riposte to Mukhriz Mahathir is the photograph used by the MCA paper which has Chua Soi Lek and Najib Razak in the backdrop.
I would interpret the carefully selected photo in the article on Mukhriz as the MCA paper trying to create the perception that the Prime Minister is siding evangelista Loh Seng Kok in his spat with Mukhriz.
MCA ticks off Mukhriz
In the J-Star report, Loh is quoted as urging Mukhriz “to stop playing up racist issues” for the sake of the Umno election.
Loh also said “MCA will not allow anyone to undermine or pawn the nation’s racial harmony for their own personal gains”.
(For Mukhriz’s original statement on the MCA, you can read the red underlined passages in the Berita Harian article scanned below.)
KOMA — Kick Out MCA Already, please
Sometime ago, I’d already written that the Si Gunting dalam Lipatan would surely sink its venomous blades into Mukhriz’s back.
You already know that a good number of its top editors are evangelistas. Therefore the anti-Mukhriz tone of the J-Star report is not at all surprising.
The MCA paper, on the other hand, is absolutely fawning on Mukhriz’s rival KJ who has a Scissorati as his Press Secretary.
Si Gunting dalam Lipatan
The Scissors is running wild. Its sharp, poisonous blades can be quite lethal.
Such an instrument – now turned on Mukhriz but do expect the Scissorati to stab some other Umno politician not to the evangelista liking next – must be blunted.
The MCA publicity chief had declared that his party “will not allow anyone to undermine or pawn the nation’s racial harmony”. But in truth, it is the MCA-owned media which has done a lot of damage to the country’s racial harmony through its biased reports favouring Christianity and the DAP evangelistas.
Something that Dr Chandra Muzaffar had once said about the “tremendous hatred towards Islam” should be borne in mind.
Mr Bean making a face to the question “Have you become a Muslim?”
No, not Mister Bean but The J-Star up to its usual, nasty mischief.
From an academic paper titled ‘Islam and the Future of Inter-Ethnic Relations in Malaysia’, published by the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) and based on a public lecture by Dr Chandra on 11 June 2008 at ISIS:
Replying to a question from the floor, Dr Chandra said:
“The last question, about propaganda from the outside, which is influencing the thinking of non-Malays, the non-Muslims; you’re absolutely right. It is having an increasing impact. […] It is very strong. I know this because all the while I’ve received e-mail messages and articles that show how much Islamophobia there is in cyberspace; a tremendous hatred towards Islam”.
I had previously pointed out how The J-Star purposely chose the most unflattering photo of Mukhriz to print, It is the same slick tactic as how the paper deliberately selected the Loh Seng Kok photo above with Najib in the background. You can bet it is all intentional.
Now what would you make of The J-Star‘s use of this particular photo of British comedian Rowan Atkinson and the question (see above) which the paper asks: “Has Mr Bean become a Muslim?”
(By the way, the J-Star article on Mr Bean is bylined to Neville Spykerman who used to be an editor attached to rabid opposition propaganda sheet, The Selangor Times.)