If you look at the Malaysiakini article now, the headline (version 3) reads ‘Muslims must have faith in their faith, says KJ‘ — click to enlarge screenshot below.
A little while ago, the Malaysiakini article was titled (version 2) “KJ: I have done Xmas parties, and I’m still Muslim” — click to enlarge screenshot below.
What has happened is that the current article under headline version 3 does not contain the word “party” or “parties”. Funny, eh? Earlier the headline said “Xmas parties” and presently the article doesn’t even have the word anymore.
The switch in wording from headline version 1 to headline version 2 is similarly a fiasco.
Earlier in the day, the KJ headline had again said something else. There have been three different headlines to the KJ story.
A clue to the original version 1 headline can be gleaned from this comment by a subscriber ‘Whatsup’ who wrote:
“By the way, Khairy, you sure it was only ONCE you attended such function despite your British education? That only shows you are still a naive chauvinist and a damn racist, and without sufficient knowledge to comment. Just another cheap attempt to score political points with the community.”
The sentence “only ONCE you [KJ] attended such function despite your British education” cannot possibly be referring “Xmas parties”.
For Khairy, the suave son of an ambassador who studied in international school as well as Oxford, to have attended a Christmas party only “once” in his lifetime defies logic.
The first version of the Malaysiakini article headline, unless I’m mistaken, referred to KJ attending church service (sorry, no screenshot).
Whatsup‘s comment “Khairy, you sure it was only ONCE you attended such function” – see screenshot above – would make perfect sense if the case had been one where the headline read, ‘KJ: I’ve attended church before and I’m still Muslim’. That’s what I remember that original headline to be (more or less) when the story first appeared.
BELOW: Current headline vs earlier headline tweeted by Malaysiakini, and shown in its digital trail:
Imagine all that foundering from headline version 1 to version 2 to version 3.
Well, this is what happens with a hashtag #lifestyle poseur who plays to the gallery and says things that he (advised by his press-sec) thinks Firsters want to hear.
In my previous posting I blogged ‘Khairy really IRRITATES, most tremendously‘. My opinion is now confirmed. Even the Malaysiakini regulars are irritated with KJ albeit for different reasons to mine.
Dua merpati sejoli
KJ is really a liberal (so is Najib) and a Firster at heart. But as Umno Youth chief, he has to occasionally put on a show of Malay nationalist sabre-rattling or in our local context, keris-kissing.
Bipolar politicians like KJ are problematic.
It has become clear why he appointed the hyper aggressive* Dapster Firster Regina Lee as his press secretary. And that’s also why The J-Star is all too ready to kipas KJ as well.
We can understand why KJ declared that he wanted to change the DNA of Umno Youth. If you were an opposition supporter, you would really savour the delicious irony of Umno disintegrating — destroying itself from within.
* Regina Lee’s hyper aggression