For The J-Star, one side of the brawl at Low Yat Plaza were the “sales clerks” (Chinese) while the other side were the “thugs” (Malays).
The EvangeliSTAR story – see below – was filed for the MCA paper by Nicholas Cheng, the same Christian reporter who had previously covered the episode of the church cross removal, see ‘J-Star reporter @ Taman Medan: “Who gives you the right to claim this land as Muslim land?”‘
The J-Star copy above bylined to Nicholas Cheng is a short one – only 287 words. Yet in his brief report, Nicholas – a Christian reporter – referred to the Muslim suspects five times as “thugs”.
Nicholas is a Twitter follower of Hannah Yeoh who tweeted last night, “The race card is always used to cover up incompetency. Race based parties will shortchange voters”.
BELOW: Hannah and Saifuddin Abdullah
Media statement by Centre for a Better Tomorrow on the violence in Plaza Low Yat
“The Low Yat Plaza incident should also serve as a reminder that ordinary citizens are only learning from some of our political or community leaders who fall back on race and religion either to push for their personal agendas or justify their wrongdoings. When people in power or influence play the racial and religious cards, their followers would naturally follow suit. Both need to be punished, either by law or voting them out.” – Cenbet co-president Gan Ping Sieu (MCA ex-vice president)
BELOW: Ping Sieu and Saifuddin who sits on the Cenbet board of governors
BELOW: Saifuddin and partner in moderation J-Star CEO Wong Chun Wai on a walkabout
The J-Star’s “Brave Views, Bold Ideas” against racists and religious bigots
Uber EvangeliSTAR Wong Chun Wai, who styles himself a ‘secular liberal’, harbours the hope that Malaysians “will remain liberal-minded to avoid being hijacked by religious or racist figures”. See ‘A moderate Malaysia at all costs‘ (The J-Star, 11 July 2015)
Commenting on social media users who speak their mind in an unsavoury fashion, Chun Wai said, “They can’t articulate, they put you down, and they call you a lot of racist names …”.
He added that Malaysians are not using the online platform correctly but instead demonstrating an inability to think as well as being unreasonable and immoderate. Citing a counter example of an exemplary moderate Malaysian, Chun Wai named one such person to be the famous public relations man, Anas Zubedy (pix below).
Considered brave when you dare to criticize Islam
Chun Wai praised Anas for being brave and fair enough to turn a critical eye on Islam (see screenshot below).
According to him, Anas is a brave person because when it came to criticising his own ethnic group and religion – which Anas does a lot – his fairness is a benchmark for all Malaysians.
Wong Chun Wai: “We must accept the fact that Malaysia belongs to Malaysians of all races. I find it disturbing that the country has also becoming [sic] much more religiously conservative. This is not the Malaysia that we know, this is not the Malaysia that we want.” (see video – 2:50)
“For a long time already Muslims have been and are still being mocked, ridiculed and provoked by DAP leaders, DAP supporters, The Star, MalaysiaKini, The Malaysian Insider, Free Malaysia Today, Malaysia Chronicle, The Heat, the Malay Mail and other toilet tabloids. If their speeches, postings and articles are not provocative enough, then look at the comments by the bangsats where the opposition news portals deliberately allow if not invite racist and provocative comments. Biadab. Kurang ajar.” – Azmi Arshad (source: via Ismaweb, 13 July 2015)
Note by Helen: The J-Star is a Nest of Evangelistas and a lot of its editors and journos – like the name-calling Nicholas Cheng above – are Christians