You can do Fotoforensics on the Zairil-Dyana collection
There is computer software that can run CSI to see whether a photo has been doctored or not. It looks like an X-ray process.
Below is an example of gambar yang tidak diusik, i.e. it has not been Photoshopped.
You can see the building outlines are clearly marked and have purple highlights.
SAMPLE (A): Pristine photo
Example of a photo that has been tampered with
Below is the Fotoforensics on a doctored picture. It is of the Hari Raya open house at the prime minister’s residence some moons ago.
Bernama, our national news agency that released the photo has admitted that it was doctored – Malaysiakini report below.
The J-Star had used the doctored photo on its front page.
You can see for yourself by making a comparison with the “x-ray” of the Putrajaya mosque above.
The x-ray below of the Raya Open house crowd is a just big black blob where it has been Photoshopped. Compare it with the distinct outline and purple highlights of the Putra Mosque photo.
I’ve magnified portions of the Bernama photo that have been superimposed so that you can see where the tampering occurred.
SAMPLE (B): Photoshopped picture
Click to enlarge
See the men and women highlighted in the white square boxes above. Their sizes are in the wrong proportion to the rest of the flag-waving crowd.
Below is another doctored photo from the same Hari Raya function. Note the part indicated by the two yellow boxes. For event details, refer here.
The crowd is copypasted (Copy, Paste) creating virtual identical twins.
The Dyana photos
To find out whether the Zairil and Dyana lovebird photos have been faked as both the DAP politicians are claiming, any blogger rajin enough can just run the Fotoforensics. The programme can be accessed @ http://fotoforensics.com
The J-Star Nest of Evangelistas is painting a sympathetic picture of the beleaguered duo, as only to be expected from Gunting dalam Lipatan snip-snip.
Chinese don’t read Umno blogs. And they don’t read in BM. Those that read hanzi get their news from the Chinese papers and those read English get their news from The EvangeliSTAR.
Below is an Ah Pek in Teluk Intan who is a J-Star reader.
J-Star content helping DAP evangelistas
There is nothing illicit or scandalous about the photos of Dyana and her mother at Perkasa events. Dyana’s association with Perkasa would, however, have cost her some Chinese votes in Teluk Intan.
While the Umno bloggers played up the Dyana-Perkasa photos, the J-Star – can we call it the DAP “mouthpiece” just like how Utusan is always tagged the Umno mouthpiece – deliberately downplayed and buried the most damaging aspects of the expose.
One aspect that would have had a negative impact on Dyana’s Teluk Intan by-election campaign is her fudging. Like Bill Clinton’s infamous “I did not have sex with that woman, Ms Lewinsky”, Dyana similarly denied any involvement with Perkasa.
It was only after the photos surfaced and Perkasa sec-gen Syed Hassan Syed Ali revealed that Dyana’s mother was, in fact, the first chief of Wanita Perkasa that the sneaky, twisting Dapsters were effectively cornered.
J-Star is Musuh dalam Selimut
No doubt about it.
Throughout the Dyana campaign in Teluk Intan, the coverage in the MCA-owned newspaper was geared towards creating a favourable impression of the DAP opposition.
The BN candidate contesting the by-election hardly appeared in the MCA paper in photo whereas the oppo portals published the most unflattering pictures of him – contrasting his age with Dyana’s pretty youth.
Dyana: Everybody’s talking about me
Dyana had the cheek to say: “Even Mahathir is talking about me. I pity (Mah), no one talks about him. Everyone is too preoccupied talking about me.”
Dyana may be boasting but nonetheless what she says is true. The J-Star gave very little positive publicity to the Gerakan challenger. On the other hand, The EvangelisSTAR promoted Dyana like a superstar in the mould of her popular namesake, the late photogenic princess.
The MCA paper evidently downplayed and buried story angles that were damaging to Dyana’s Teluk Intan bid. It is doing the same thing now with the Dyana-Zairil controversy.