Aliran did not ask Lim Guan Eng and Anwar Ibrahim to withdraw their lawsuits against Utusan, did they?
If you still don’t know, Aliran is the “bodek Guan Eng” NGO based in Penang.
BELOW: The cosy relationship between Aliran members and Guan Eng
Aliran said yesterday, “we call upon Najib and Umno Baru to drop their legal suit”.
“Najib and Umno Baru” should treat Aliran’s call with the contempt it deserves.
Are Malaysiakini subscribers generally “concerned readers”?
Yesterday Aliran stated that they are appalled by the PM’s lawsuit against Malaysiakini and accused “Najib and Umno Baru” of trying to instill fear in “concerned readers” (see Aliran press statement, bottom of page).
I beg to differ. Malaysiakini subscribers are not “concerned readers”. They are SAVAGES.
Don’t believe me, look at the more than 1,250 comments (in English alone) that Malaysiakini readers made against young Isma activist Alifah Ting Abdullah.
Platform to defame
As you can see from the above Malaysiakini Facebook comments, the portal is a podium for libel. Many ordinary people who feel that Malaysiakini have crossed the line want our Prime Minister to see this libel suit through.
Malaysiakini [and The Malaysian Insider] are Goliaths, and it is difficult for mere individuals who have been defamed by their readers to fight back.
Alifah is only a young person who has just finished college, and who sold cakes in the school canteen to help pay her tuition fee and study expenses. Malaysiakini on the other hand is the country’s biggest and most powerful news portal.
“A fucking whore of Isma”
Excerpts below extracted from first 20 comments on the first Malaysiakini reader feedback page (screenshot, bottom of page)
Comments @ http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/262532
- abc_3390: “No need to pity this type of girl. She loves money more than anything in this world. If it is not for money she will not give such stupid statement.”
- adrian thambyrajah: “This young ciku is talking about social contract?? She will just end up being a fucking whore of ISMA.”
- ThisLandIsMineToo: “I feel sorry for this poor chinese girl( if she is for real) whose mind is SCREWED BIG TIME by the religion she embraced!”
- Nah ! Nah ! Nah !: “It got a lots of supporters of it’s facebook from the pendatang seberang selat melaka where their nenek moyang still kambus over there, all the circumcised porky support it!”
The Malaysiakini subscriber comments above have insulted and libelled Alifah in addition to inciting hatred against Chinese mualaf.
And the four examples above were selected from page 1 of 20 reader comments. You can imagine how vitriolic the rest of the comments are:
- ‘Malaysiakini main subscriber page‘ : 254 comments
- Malaysiakini Facebook : 507 comments
- KiniTV Facebook : 461 comments
‘Why is Alifah Ting so hostile to her own race?‘ : 29 comments
Isn’t it ironic?
A young Chinese convert nobody whom had ever heard of before outside the Isma youth circle makes a short 400-word statement and the Dapsters start World War III in retaliation. Yet Malaysiakini subscribers can blithely turn around and ask why is Alifah “so hostile”.
It is a testament to the Dapster perpetual hysteria that they are unable to discern their own thermo-nuclear hostility to Islam and the Malays quite evident to the rest of the world.
But it is Utusan that is accused by Aliran of being a hate monger. I haven’t heard Aliran say anything about the oppo media being hateful.
Look above at the poster to see how Aliran bashes Utusan.
It is not the Aliran prez alone who characterizes the “Umno-owned” paper as insanely feral (which is what the word ‘rabid’ implies). His NGO Aliran collectively take the same tone — “the rabid Utusan Malaysia”, “the rabid mainstream media”, here.
Cannot Najib Razak also say the same then? i.e. the opposition news outlets are “increasingly rabid”.
So why should Najib refrain from taking necessary action against the “rabid” oppo portals? After all, rabies can kill and thus must be prevented.
“Spinning”, “unsubstantiated report”
Aliran has many times before slammed the “Umno-controlled” Malay broadsheet — see “Utusan’s unsubstantiated report irresponsible” (screenshot above), as one among many examples.
Najib is only saying the same thing, i.e. that Malaysiakini’s unsubstantiated report is irresponsible. His lawsuit is to instill a sense of responsibility into the oppo portal.
Why is it that Aliran is so gung ho in flinging allegations at Utusan but chooses to object when Najib wants to have his day in court with regard to Malaysiakini?
BELOW: More Utusan-bashing by Aliran
“Right of reply”, konon
Aliran appeals to democratic principles in their endorsement of the “freedom of speech” of Malaysiakini subscribers to slam Najib Razak. Aliran says this is to achieve the “objective of making politicians accountable for their actions”.
Well, how about for once making the cyber terrorists accountable for their action of sengaja memfitnah — the widespread defamation which they inflict with impunity on their victims? Slander is not only second nature to the Dapster gangsters, it is their first resort.
Aliran asserts that Malaysiakini “provides enough space for any aggrieved party to respond to any critical pieces or readers’ comments”.
Pray tell, how would Alifah reasonably respond to the 1,000 defamatory, vile and vicious readers comments targetted at her?
Sustained smear campaigns
Najib’s lawyers are correct to pursue their case that Malaysiakini acted with deliberate, malicious intent to destroy the PM’s reputation. Malaysiakini’s offer of the so-called right of reply is worthless after the damage has already been done.
[For that matter, its twin terror The Malaysian Insider is no different. TMI even defamed the Majlis Fatwa Kebangsaan.
The portal’s fitnah about the council’s purported anti-RIP “fatwa” – it was not a fatwa, TMI lied – on Karpal Singh had gone viral in the social media and spread to the foreign media as far as Australia and the UK before a small correction was issued by TMI days later. And mind you, the redaction was only noted in a footnote added to the amended page.]
You can bet that the slick pro-oppo portals are not going to let up on their smear campaigns. And you can be assured that many Chinese believe everything negative about BN people that they read on the Internet.
For far too long the oppo portals have allowed scum hiding behind anonymity to sling mud at the good name of their hapless targets. This is a preferred and purposeful modus operandi, mind you.
High time BN fights back
In his own defence, Malaysiakini boss Steven Gan claims that Najib was “more than welcome to explain to them why he thought their opinions of him and Umno were wrong, and they would have been published in full on the portal”.
Why should Najib waste his time on “them”? — Anonymous #06188481 lah … Anonymous_1396849985 … lah dan Delusional Dapsters yang sewaktu dengan mereka who are nameless, faceless commenters that baling batu sembunyi muka.
Just sue! Libel suit is the correct way to go. The time is past for any need to “explain to them”, those anon Malaysiakini subscribers going by handles like “Kangaroocourt” and “KnockKnock” (see screenshots above).
Indeed take them to court to teach the Dapster-evangelistas a lesson that they will no longer be allowed to fitnah sesuka hati.
PRESS STATEMENT (4 June 2014)
Aliran is appalled by the legal suit instituted by Prime Minister Najib Razak and Umno Baru against news portal Malaysiakini over readers’ comments published on the site.
While we abhor defamatory remarks in principle, Najib and Umno Baru’s action is tantamount to instilling fear in other alternative media and their concerned readers.
Malaysiakini, as a matter of principle, provides enough space for any aggrieved party to respond to any critical pieces or readers’ comments – a practice that is common in any thriving democracy.
By not taking up Malaysiakini’s offer of a right of reply, Najib and company only reinforce the suspicion that the powers that be are inclined to muzzle the news portal, which is known for its relentless pursuit of truth without fear or favour.
Just as important, Malaysiakini is noted for living up to its objective of making politicians accountable for their actions, particularly those who claim to rule the country in the name of the rakyat.
Bearing in mind the wider implications of this legal action on democracy, we call upon Najib and Umno Baru to drop their legal suit.
Source: Aliran website