‘Enough of lies, PM tells Pakatan‘, excerpts from FMT article yesterday:
“PETALING JAYA: In announcing the highly-anticipated Budget 2014 today, Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak urged the Opposition coalition to seek God’s forgiveness for the “lies” they told during the 13th general election on May 5.
Taking a swipe at his defeated opponents, Najib mentioned in his budget speech, that there was no proof of the often repeated claim of Bangladeshis being flown in to vote for Barisan Nasional on May 5.
‘According to the 2010 Population and Housing Census, estimates for 2013 indicate that there are 18.6 million Malays and Bumiputera including Muslims and non-Muslims, 6.6 million Chinese, two million Indians, with 259,000 of other ethnic groups,’ Najib told the Dewan Rakyat.
‘This means that there are about 27.4 million Malaysian citizens. However, this does not include the 40,000 Bangladeshis who were brought in as phantom voters in the recent 13th general election as alleged by the Opposition,’ he said, drawing roars of laughter from the BN parliamentarians.
“Until today, no one has even seen them or their shadow. Enough of the lies. Ask for forgiveness from God,” Najib urged the opposition.”
J-Star full of evangelistas
Even BN chairman Najib himself has admitted that his party lost the propaganda and perception war. The Pakatan fitnah with regard to the “40,000 Bangladeshis” is a case in point.
It required the Bangladesh High Commissioner to rebut the false allegations as absurd and a piece of “political manipulation”. The PM’s expensive consultants just sat on their hands.
Another matter is why Umno allows its senior partner MCA to permit The J–Star to keep on rewarding chief evangelista Wong Chun Wai and keeping Scissorati on the payroll.
J-Star biggest promoter of DAP evangelistas
The fact is NONE of the Pakatan election petitions subsequently filed mentioned anything about the 40,000 Bangladeshis. EC deputy chairman Wan Ahmad Wan Omar said: “Their petitions on phantom voters are very general in nature” (report by The Mole, here).
I would also like to bring your attention to something mighty suspicious that The Sneaky Star did.
Look at the screenshot (below) of The J-Star article headlined ‘Rafizi: PKR to file election petition this week‘.
You can see that the story was originally uploaded on May 27 and updated on Aug 2. Now don’t you find it a tad unusual as to why the paper would wish to update a story more than 3 months later?
Below: From Oik’s blog
J-Star changed page 3 months later
Blogger Oik inadvertently provides a vital clue. Oik writes that The J-Star changed a part of the said page by removing mention of the so-called 8 phantom voters cited by Rafizi Ramli.
So it’s like this.
When Pakatan finally filed their election petitions with the court, none of those petitions mentioned anything about the allegedly tens of thousands of Bangladeshi phantom voters that the oppo had made such a big brouhaha about.
But the most important thing here is why The J-Star Online would want to go back to stories that it had uploaded three months earlier in May and proceeded to modify the contents in August?
What the paper did smacks of a cover-up to protect the opposition from being hoist by their own petard (i.e. the accusation that Umno flew in phantom voters by the plane laods which Pakatan has been unable to substantiate).
More evidence against The J-Star
See screenshot, bottom: It is yet another J-Star story on the Phantom Eight originally uploaded on May 20, and that was similarly updated on Aug 7.
There is a gap of 3 months/3½ months between their first publication and the later update for both the Rafizi election petition stories.
The truth of what Oik said – that the J–Star deliberately deleted reference to Rafizi’s purported 8 phantom voters – can be easily ascertained by anyone who has a hardcopy of the paper (if the story appeared in the print version).
Among those who would have a print copy is the National Security Council and other government agencies that have been keeping a close eye on the MCA-DAP paper. The government has not forgotten that The Star was suspended in 1987 due to the paper’s subversive reporting which was seditious, inciting hatred and posing a threat to national security.
The leopard doesn’t change its spots but has since developed to become an even more feral and dangerous animal (to Umno).
Umno supporters must realise that The J-Star is boldly carrying out all that it is doing today with the tacit nod of the MCA.
Superblog The Unspinners leaked that Wong Chun Wong arrogantly told his staff that they could get away with it because the paper is untouchable.
Kata The Unspinners:
“Ditambahnya lagi, Chun Wai berkata kepada para editors bahawa kita jangan takut kerana ‘they can’t touch us‘. Maknanya mereka anggap pihak berkuasa tak ada daya nak sentuh mereka.”
Memang! Si evangelista terlalu licik bermuka-muka dan akhbar Jerusubang tersebut dipenuhi dengan mereka-mereka itu.
The slanderous Scissorati are on the payroll of a media outlet that is controlled by the MCA. Therefore the buck stops with the Chinese BN party as owner of the company.
Hence the important question is: Apa sebenarnya yang MCA mahu? Nak bunuh Umno, ke?
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