Updated: Chedet has been restored — 8.11am
Can anyone access Dr Mahathir’s blog? It appears to be offline.
The following message (screenshot below) pops up when we go to http://chedet.cc
In Dr M’s latest posting, he had said that “The raw hatred for Proton by some members of the media is quite unprecedented”. The ex-premier is Proton advisor.
Dr M’s complaint about The J-Star‘s “raw hatred” was reported in the news yesterday. See, ‘Dr M accuses media of rounding on Proton unfairly‘ (Malaysian Digest, 19 March 2014)
The J-Star‘s hatchet job on Proton
The J-Star had on March 5 carried a report headlined ‘Up to RM3bil needed to develop new models‘ which alleged that Proton was seeking up to RM3bil in development funding from the government and Petronas.
Proton issued a media statement the same day refuting The J-Star report:
“Proton wishes to state that an article in one of the local English newspapers today that ‘Proton is seeking development funds of RM3 billion from MITI and Petronas’ is not true as Proton has never applied for any development funds from the organisations”.
The media statement by the carmaker also said, “On the point that Proton has committed RM3.8 billion until 2017 is also not true …”
Last week, popular automobile website Paul Tan reported a rumour ‘Dr Mahathir to resign from his post as Proton adviser?’
Dr M has since dismissed the report as also being untrue.
It appears that some quarters in the media have declared covert war on the Tun. Or against Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary whose company DRB-Hicom owns Proton.
It is most instructive that Dr Mahathir took the trouble to write about the “raw hatred for Proton by some members of the media” (none other than The J-Star). And it is rather coincidental too that the Tun’s blog has suddenly become inaccessible.
The following article holds an invaluable lesson for the sneaky Scissorati. It is yesterday’s article in the Jerusalem Post and titled ‘After Israel bombs Syria, Netanyahu vows: ‘We strike those who strike us‘.
Binyamin Netanyahu is the Israel Prime Minister who believes in giving an eye for an eye — “We strike those who strike us”.
It’s about time The Empire Strikes Back at BattleSTAR Galactica.