‘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.