‘China wants answers on vanished jet‘ (10 March 2014)
“Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi sounded almost reproachful when discussing Malaysia’s crisis management on Sunday [9 March]. ‘The Chinese side requires the Malaysian side to keep trying every effort in the search-and-rescue work and informing the Chinese side every progress,’ Wang said.
‘Malaysia Airlines flight MH370: what we know – and what we don’t‘ (11 March 2014)
“On Monday, the civil aviation chief said five people checked in but did not board and their baggage was removed accordingly. On Tuesday, the inspector general of police said that everyone who was booked on to the flight had boarded – though he then contradicted himself by saying one person had missed the flight because they got the wrong day. Malaysia Airlines says that four people were booked but never checked in.”
The New Zealand Herald
‘Malaysia Airlines struggling with press‘ (12 March 2014)
- “The airline’s response to the loss of its aircraft in the first three days was described as a mess” — veteran aviation industry commentator Geoffrey Thomas.
- “Furious relatives … demand more information.”
- “Malaysia Airlines … spokesmen not taking questions.”
- “Their PR department has been missing in action.”
- “From what we can see the handling of this has been very badly confused, and the amount of contradictory information coming from them is extraordinary. It’s a mess.”
Above is a sampling of the world news coverage.
Locally, it’s knives out by The Malaysian Insider:
The three following stories appeared in TMI this morning alone:
♦ ‘From patience to anger over MH370 search and rescue boo-boos‘ (EDITORIAL, The Malaysian Insider, 12 March 2014)
♦ ‘Malaysian authorities slammed for contradicting statements in search for MH370‘ (The Malaysian Insider, 12 March 2014)
♦ ‘Malaysia’s air force chief denies saying MH370 detected over Malacca strait‘ (The Malaysian Insider, 12 March 2014)
Gunting dalam Lipatan The J-Star is a scissors that snips, snips, snips.
TMI is a curved dagger.
TMI: The e-v-i-l BN regime
The Malaysian Insider – three times in its editorial yesterday – called the BN regime “evil” (screenshot below).
‘Shutting up dissent in Malaysia‘ (EDITORIAL, The Malaysian Insider, 11 March 2014)
“These are dark days for Malaysia. We are in mourning over the loss of Flight MH370, though many Malaysians are praying and hoping for a miracle. But on either side of that “unprecedented aviation mystery” are two Barisan Nasional-inspired moves that personify EVIL.” […]
“Few things are more evil and despicable than a regime that refuses to fight fair and uses powers of incumbency to win political battles.” […]
“Malaysians may feel helpless about the loss of MH370, leaving the rescue mission to those eminently more qualified. But can we afford to stay on the sidelines and watch the evil regime run roughshod over what surely must matter to every Malaysian: fairness and justice.”
In the above TMI editorial yesterday, you can see how the pro-Christian publication repeatedly labels the BN regime as “evil” and in capital letters some more.
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TMI: Khairy is Putrajaya ‘shining light’
From its contents, it is easy to see which way inclines The Malaysian Insider.
Yet ‘strangely, TMI at the same time thinks so highly of BN regime member Khairy Jamaluddin. See ‘In Khairy Putrajaya trusts‘ (EDITORIAL, The Malaysian Insider, 20 Feb 2014) — screenshot below.
Side note: It’s no surprise that KJ’s secretary is Hannah Yeoh’s BFF.
If TMI thinks BN is “evil”, Hannah Yeoh thinks BN is “wicked”. Same wavelength.
A couple of weeks ago, TMI editorialized on “Khairy’s elevation as Najib’s go-to guy”.
Wrote the TMI editorial:
“… in a largely listless and incompetent cabinet, he [Khairy] is a shining light, akin to the one-eyed man in the kingdom of the blind.
“No other minister has come out as forcefully as Khairy in defending Najib and the government in the past few months. He has been active throughout the country, taking to Twitter and energetically networking for Putrajaya.”
“In addition, there is growing belief in the Najib camp that when Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his band of critics ramp up attack on the prime minister and the first family, it is the likes of Khairy who will come to fore as the first line of defence. […]
“The Umno Youth chief was also the chief spokesman for BN and Umno in the days after the May 5 general election when the coalition lost a further seven seats to Pakatan Rakyat.”
In the media industry, there has long been talks about Khairy’s links to the TMI.
This, and the direction as well as orientation of Malaysia’s most pro-Christian publication, is something for the interested parties to seriously take note of.
41 thoughts on “Who is the hand pulling the strings?”
I am sad over the MH370 disappearance. And I grieve even more for Malaysia. At a time when we should close ranks and offer support, some factions are busy tearing the foundation of the nation apart. Everyone knows that Malaysia is under a microscope over the event and that everything printed about the disappearance and the handling of it will be picked up t international level. Now, we can see clearly where everyone stands.
TMI is hitting hard on Malaysia’s handling of this air disaster.
I wonder about the nature of the TMI beast. On the one hand, some of its contents are so evidently anti-BN and anti the country’s Islamic authorities. But on the other hand and against the grain of its anti-establishment slant is the glowing puff job done for KJ.
TMI was started and funded by Kalimullah, what do you expect?
Is there a method to their madness?
The political agenda of TMI appears to be alike to Malaysiakini‘s but the publication makes an exception for KJ who is given the most flattering coverage.
Kalimullah is pisses off with the government, big time. And I guess he wants to show his anger, he’s even friends with LGE now.
And we all know he is KJ’s bitch. TMI is his vehicle to express his hatred for the government and also build the KJ brand to the pro-opposition supporters.
re: “build the KJ brand to the pro-opposition supporters”
I can agree with you on this part.
But then there’s the catch which puzzles me.
TMI runs down the government, BN, Umno and Najib who is KJ’s boss.
I’ve floated a theory before that KJ might be able to fill in Anwar’s shoes (Anwar was formerly Umno) b’cos Pakatan would still need a Malay figurehead.
Tengku Razaleigh is acceptable to the Pakatan side and with the concerted effort put into KJ-branding among the oppo people, he might be able to pass muster. (The hate enveloping the Dapsters clouds their critical thinking faculty as we can see from their wild mood swings over Zaid Ibrahim.)
So the nub is this: Obviously the editorial ‘In Khairy, Putrajaya trusts’ is a piece of image building targeted at Najib as well as to try and convince the Pakatan public that the Tun is about to stage a putsch.
What I’m wondering is: Does Najib see Khairy’s game?
W. Khairy mahu PMO serang balik blogger pro-Umno-”Nazi”
Well, KJ doesn’t want to be directly involved with what Kalimullah is doing, but he also doesn’t discourage it.
From purely a political strategy part, I think it’s brilliant. In case there will be a deadlock or a hung parliament, he’s acceptable to both parties.
KJ also knows that unless there is a change of guard amongst the grassroots, he isn’t going anywhere. He is not really that well liked by the current divisional warlords. Having said that, the Youth is with him though. So, until the time when these Youth heads take over the divisions, KJ’s just there.
Ku Li may be acceptable but he’s too old. I think he would be out of politics by the next GE.
KJ is currently ensuring that Hisham succeeds TSMY because that is the only way he could go up. If he were to run for VP next UMNO elections, so long as Zahid and someone from Sabah is there, he won’t win.
But if Hisham is chosen to be the next DPM by Najib, he is all set. He knows Hisham is fond of him and could use his intelligence and resources when he becomes the PM.
The PM knows but it really boils down to this – He wants his cousin to be elevated and eventually to replace him. And the PM knows that Hisham has a very strong bond with KJ.
Here’s a little juicy piece of info for you. KJ wants the Transport Ministry and if ever he gets it, Tony F knows AA is set for good. After all, KJ has a stake with the whole group.
Lastly, in as far as the Chinese are concerned, the rural folks will go back to BN if DAP still fails to govern Malaysia after GE14. Everyone in the PMO knows that and based on the numbers and data received, so long as Sabah and Sarawak doesn’t go all tsunami on BN, BN will still rule post GE14.
re: “Having said that, the Youth is with him though.”
I’m reminded of the 2009 taped footage at PWTC where the delegates were chanting “KJ rasuah, KJ rasuah, KJ rasuah!”
What kind of people are the Dapsters? They hentam Umno but embrace Umno reject, Anwar. They coo over KJ when so many among the Malay grassroots despise him. See my poll. https://helenang.wordpress.com/2013/09/09/tinjauan-pendapat-khairy-sebagai-ketua-pemuda-sokong-atau-tidak/
re: “KJ is currently ensuring that Hisham succeeds TSMY because that is the only way he could go up.”
Remember the hatchet job that TMI did a on Mukhriz on the eve of the party election? What kind of people are they (the readership) that supports TMI and takes what it prints as the gospel truth?
re: “But if Hisham is chosen to be the next DPM by Najib, he is all set. He knows Hisham is fond of him and could use his intelligence and resources when he becomes the PM.”
re: “The PM knows but it really boils down to this – He wants his cousin to be elevated and eventually to replace him. And the PM knows that Hisham has a very strong bond with KJ.”
Sigh. The premiership is supposed to be an elected, not inherited, office.
re: “Here’s a little juicy piece of info for you. KJ wants the Transport Ministry and if ever he gets it, Tony F knows AA is set for good. After all, KJ has a stake with the whole group.”
Thanks. What you say is believable.
re: “Lastly, in as far as the Chinese are concerned, the rural folks will go back to BN if DAP still fails to govern Malaysia after GE14. Everyone in the PMO knows that and based on the numbers and data received, so long as Sabah and Sarawak doesn’t go all tsunami on BN, BN will still rule post GE14.”
You mean rural Chinese may go back to BN?
re: “so long as Sabah and Sarawak doesn’t go all tsunami on BN”
It looks to me that DAP is trying their darnest to make that tsunami happen with their Impian Sabah, Impian Sarawak dan hasutan 24/7. But hey, you’re the Sabahan. You should know the ground better.
1. “I’m reminded of the 2009 taped footage at PWTC where the delegates were chanting “KJ rasuah, KJ rasuah, KJ rasuah!””
That was a different UMNO Youth then. They were supporters of Mukhriz and Toyo and most of them have either joined the KJ bandwagon or have come to accept the KJ is the undisputed leader of UMNO Youth.
2. “Remember the hatchet job that TMI did a on Mukhriz on the eve of the party election? What kind of people are they (the readership) that supports TMI and takes what it prints as the gospel truth?”
Now you’re beginning to see the pattern.
TMI is, first and foremost, a KJ vehicle to ensure his rise to the premiership.
After that, it is an anti-Govt portal.
But whenever there is a threat to the first objective, like Mukriz going against Hisham, TMI will go all out to protect that. And since KJ would be affected should Hisham lose, they went all out against Mukriz.
3. “God forbid.”
Unfortunately, it is highly likely to happen.
4. “Sigh. The premiership is supposed to be an elected, not inherited, office.”
But hey, it’s how our politics are being shaped.
5. “Thanks. What you say is believable.”
I know about his stake for a fact.
6. “You mean rural Chinese may go back to BN?”
Yup. The numbers are saying that.
This is the reason why I stated once that, whilst the PM is not relying on the MCA, he also doesn’t want to be seen as totally abandoning the Chinese.
7. “It looks to me that DAP is trying their darnest to make that tsunami happen with their Impian Sabah, Impian Sarawak dan hasutan 24/7. But hey, you’re the Sabahan. You should know the ground better.”
In my state, I’m confident BN will still win. Provided, of course, PBS doesn’t leave BN.
It is Sarawak I’m worried about. DAP is really gaining ground there, especially with the Christians. But Taib leaving leaving helped BN as it was the main point of attack PR was focused on.
re: “TMI is, first and foremost, a KJ vehicle”
I agree. That’s why the portal conducted its smear campaign against me.
re: “Thanks. What you say is believable.” / “I know about his stake for a fact.”
I meant that your conjecture that KJ is eyeing Transport Ministry is believable.
To those ruthless in DAP or any media that leans in favour of DAP led PR, the missing MH370 is an opportunity to whack BN(meaning UMNO) .
To these species, fairness is an alien concept. So they whack BN and try to portray that other governments(namely China) is not happy too. This is actually far from the truth.
The truth is that all governments are interested to know how on earth an airplane simply can vanish just like that. Rare as it may sound, it did happen several times. so, nobody is blaming Malaysia, BN excepts species who lean towards PR.
As for Khairi, he is off course another disaster for UMNO. His choice of political secretary shows the character. He leads Pemuda UMNO. Cant he find a decent, “beriman and bertakwa” one Pemuda UMNO youth to be his political secretary?
As for Najib, he must have a tough job trying so much to please the chinese and to take care the very race who defends his government;the malays. At the end Najib chooses to put priority to chinese who almost entirely rejected his government. He does what other leaders will not do; taking light on the very force that put him into Putrajaya and giving priority to those literally want him DEAD literally.
That is his choice. And UMNO seems okay with that.
And his attitude will bring Malays down into the drain.
I wish Hannah Yeoh would be detained without trial and locked up forever. Can’t stand that sanctimonious, evangelistic *****!
There…. I’ve said it… and I feel better!
the one who is a witch is her. such a wicked wench.
Hannah yeoh is a hypocrite of the highest order! Lies and slanders and taunts and bullies others, a definite no-no in Christianity. Spiteful, hateful and bitter (and fat) wench!
Kerana nila setitik rosak susu sebelanga.
Because of the behaviour of the DAP 3.0 politicians, the anti-Chinese sentiment in Malaysia is now so strong.
Because of the behaviour of the evangelistas, the anti-Christian sentiment in Malaysia is increasing too.
Take this analogy: An ugly billionaire marries a beautiful dumb blonde. Their kid inherits his looks and her brains.
There is good and there is bad in the Chinese and the Christian but the Dapster evangelista is an amalgam of the very worst traits of the Chinese and the very worst traits of the Christian.
Both Malaysia’s decent Chinese and decent Christians in general are being made to pay for the sin of the greedy DAP evangelistas.
Right on the head…I couldn’t have expressed it any better!
Can we get the decent chinese and decent christians together to shun dap evangelistas to the core with the hope that HY will break. I too say she is the biggest hypocrite ever.
It is “impossible” for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 to have escaped all radar detection in the area where it was travelling, unless it entered remote territories, an aviation analyst has said, as the mysterious disappearance of the large aircraft continues to baffle experts around the world.
Do you notice how many aviation/radar/electronic experts have come out in the past few days? It has come to the point where my mom wants to be known as the pakar hal ehwal dapur.
And not to mention, conspiracy nuts. Of all the conspiracies – Malaysia/China/Vietnam/North Korea shot it down, hijacking, I’m more inclined to believe the orang bunian story.
On an optimistic note, I read the Vietnamese are checking out a lead provided by someone on one the oil platforms of the coast of Vietnam. Let’s hope and pray the plane turns up soon.
The Chinese have to understand the meaning of the word sovereignty and the doctrine of sovereignty before putting pressure on Malaysia (already doing its best in the face of an unprecedented crisis) to do the impossible: its bidding.
China ought to be reminded if the spectre of terrorism is to be raised it is wholly responsible for the outcomes. Had it not ben for China’s occupation of Turkumenistan where the Uyighurs live and are persecuted, and their murderous rampage in Tibet and Sinjiang provinces (as they call them) there may not have been this problem which they are themselves snow alluding to.
Even if Malaysia did their bidding, there is a very remote if not impossible likelihood the outcomes they want (the aircraft being found on Gilligan’s Island) all passengers safe is unlikely.
China claims all of the South China sea and everything that floats a=or lives there an beyond. That of itself has made the highly militarized area over which the plane flew dangerous to civilian traffic.
And some of the Malaysian NGO’s and so called reporters seen at press conference of late should not act as extensions of China at these conferences.
And some of the Malaysian NGO’s and so called reporters seen at press conference of late should not act as extensions of China at these conferences.
And some foreigners in the forums thought these people are Chinese from China. The China’s reporters I think are more polite and less aggressive than the ones from Malaysia yang duk attack memanjang masa PC. Then after, their supporters will whack all the govt officials and the govt in the forums, sampai terbawa-bawa isu election – macamlah orang luar nak tahu pasal politik sementara orang duk sibuk pasal MH370.
Geram gila dengan all this people. Hari tu someone suggests rounding them up and send them off to South China Sea for the SAR. I say send them in a sampan.
Helen stop and listen to yourself! Bunyi macam orang sakit jiwa? :)
Fair’s fair (you’re published). I said yesterday that your comment would be approved as long as you didn’t diss my name in your handle.
But I see that you’re not taking up my suggestion to use the pseudonym ‘I am a jerk’ for yourself.
Sebelum cik helen tuduh saya, biar saya kata dulu, SAYA BUKAN EJEN KHAS DAPSTERS! lol
Of course not. You’ve described yourself pretty well — “jiwa sakit”. And you’re bringing your Malay angst about Islam (in which you no longer believe) to my blog doorstep.
Why don’t you first go sort out your sakit jiwa religious identity issues through professional counselling rather than burdening us with your combativeness here?
I have to forewarn you: I don’t expect to be able to publish your ‘pushing the envelope’ views on Islam. At the end of the day, mine is a Malaysian blog and we are still a conservative society, especially now in our present sociopolitical climate.
Whatever (ideas, remarks) that may be considered normal freedom of speech by Western standards would be baiting the religious authorities here, okay (gettit)?
Actually that is for you …. LOL
Unlike your identity ambiguity (not a constitutional Malay should you chose to be in Malaysia due to failing to meet the ‘Muslim’ criterion), my identity does not need to be defined by the state authorities.
Secondly, unlike you, I do not belong to a religion that has the murtad clause.
Thirdly, I do not go “LOL” (your trademark ‘laugh’ at the end of your comments) which comes across as demented due to the over frequency of its occurrence.
new accusations, WOW! pejuang islam 1M4U rupanya you ni. :)) apa tu pushing the envelope views on islam? You begining to sound like jamil khir lah, tak sangka you ni pakar dalam isu-isu tentang islam. Decide lah helen, you nak memperjuangkan apa? If people dont share your view, semua jadi tak betul. Hati tak bersih lah, stop pretending, you are just ridhuan tee personification. Hehehehe
I’m referring to your previous 2-3 comments touching on Islam which I did not approve due to my being cautious.
Personally, I do not feel that what you had remarked were extreme views and in the Western countries, your comment would have been acceptable as critical speech.
But today in Malaysia, there are too many provocateurs who are overly partisan in their politics. These people may choose to twist and give a provocative interpretation just to cari pasal.
For the record, let me say that I consider you a troublemaker commenter.
Seems like Khairy is clever enough to stay out of this MH370 incident and let others in government take the heat.
As for the Pakatan, huh, one would think this is the moment to set aside differences and help at least spiritually and psychologically, shows how much they really care for Bangsa Malaysia.
Khairy took up a slot in the Era fm radio station’s programme, ‘Selebriti Malaysia Kongsi Rasa Sedih #MH370’.
Perasan selebriti ke, that’s just so like him.
Have you forgotten? He is winner of the Shout Awards! beating even movie heartthrob Aaron Aziz and international popstar Yuna.
He also tweeted to call for the arrest of the self proclaimed Raja Bomoh.
This Raja Bomoh stunt has got to be one of the stupidest and most infuriating things in the Mh370 affair.
I never understand this tweet thing anyway, but if KJ is of the opinion that bomoh should be arrested he as a top government person could have contacted the people authorized to do so instead of tweeting about it.
Considering that social media like tweeter has been the source of many hoaxes and foot in the mouth cases maybe important people shouldn’t abuse them too much.
He is just giving ammunition to the oppo to ridicule the government.
Did the government hire the ‘ bomoh ‘?
The chinese have their soothsayers so have the indians, the red indians etc etc. there is also the psychics – every possible method to locate the missing plane.
Setuju that pakatan should have rallied together with the government instead of shooting their mouth off.
I am just so disgusted with them.
just to share…again…kak helen….tho not quite relevant to the post… just say no to foreign NGOs…
And the local NGOs too.
Tun M had been vocal about it years ago. And for the mudah lupa in all of us, Nile Bowie and Land Destroyer Report has been consistently exposing who’s who behind Mkini and who is Cynthia Gabriel!
Wan Azizah sounds like she’s aiming to kick KJ in the nuts.
“Dear young minister with high education, I hope you are blessed with better values so that you can use it in the path of goodness and to reap more benefits.
“Instead, you talk ill of a victim who has been marginalised and subjected to cruelty,” said Wan Azizah who is also PKR president.
“If I am a puppet, read my manifesto. At least I can kick a ball,” she added.’
LOL…first its Wan Azizah, now Raja Bomoh Ibrahim Mat Zin wants to slap KJ “like a croc!”
‘Bertegas bahawa Khairy sepatutnya menghormati orang tua, Ibrahim berkata bahawa Khairy seharusnya berjumpa dengannya terlebih dahulu sebelum melabelkan perbuatannya sebagai syirik.
“Saya pun tak takut dengan dia. Letak jawatan sebagai menteri, boleh lawan dengan saya.
“Dia pun bukan senonoh sangat perangai. Saya cabar dia letak jawatan, kemudian kita try fight.
“Saya tampar dia macam buaya baru tahu. Dia cakap kurang asam, biadap,” katanya.’
Pakatan will implode once the whole truth is known.
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