Rahman Dahlan thinks Tony Pua is ‘sneaky’

July 24, 2015 at 4:08 pm 10 comments

It’s only to be expected. Tony is, after all, a DAP evangelista. ‘Sneaky’ is their middle name.


BELOW: Tony Pua and his evangelical party compatriots Ng Suee Lim and Hannah Yeoh

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Rahman: “A government must make a stand”

Among the things Rahman Dahlan is doing right as BN strategic communications director, he’s putting his foot down and drawing a line in the sand.

“No government in the world will allow such blatant lies and controversial news to operate within a country.

“We know very well that Sarawak Report might be able to use other avenues to broadcast their vicious lies to Malaysia but we as a government must make a stand,” Abdul Rahman, who is also Barisan Nasional’s (BN) strategic communications director, told reporters at his open house in Tuaran today (20 July 2015) .

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/government-responsibility-to-block-sarawak-report-minister-says-amid-backla#sthash.yJ9TYlbx.dpuf

The Malay Mail quoted Rahman as further saying, “Whether they can go around the system and still address Malaysians, that’s their problem. But at least the government is making a stand“.

When told that Sarawak Report has circumvented the MCMC block and other websites were also reproducing the Sarawak Report contenets, Rahman was reported by Malay Mail to have replied,

“Who is going to stop them? This is an open society but the government is making a stand by law, using laws and there are provisions in the laws of MCMC that any website, news portal already proven to be using tampered documents can be shut down.”

According to Rahman, the government has to make a stand, which  is clearly that Putrajaya will not tolerate any website using tampered documents.

He said regardless of whether Sarawak Report is able to get around the MCMC block, at least the government is making a stand nonetheless.

Prior to this, the government has not taken a firm stand with the portal-portal penfitnmah tegar yang dibiarkan saja bermaharajalela.

It’s both refreshing and a relief to hear Rahman state firmly that the government has got a stand. Otherwise we had even quite forgotten Putrajaya has one since the authorities have been so lackadaisical.

Next we’re really looking forward to the government taking action against The Edge and its sister publication The Malaysian Inciter.

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  • 1. Orang Perlis  |  July 24, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    Ms Helen

    I still fail to see what you see in this minister. He is barking left & right with no actual substance when its his boss should come clean on the claims. In other words, he is diverting the real unanswered questions.

    Re: tampered documents, I thought Justo said there are no tampered documents? and as of today still no proof of the allegations that SR used tampered reports.

    There is so much shadiness in 1MDB ; without SR, The Edge etc… this would have slipped quietly….

    Now they want to shut down The Edge for 3 months….do we really want to shut down every dissenting/questioning voice? I really dont want to live in such a police state.

    in essence, this is akin to sweeping everything under the carpet….

    I know you despise DAP , their Christian stance et al, but this 1MDB matter rises above the opposition objective….

    Some us are not supporters of the opposition but these kind of tactics are symptoms of a weak leader ( as you so admit yourself).

    • 2. Helen Ang  |  July 24, 2015 at 7:15 pm

      re: “I still fail to see what you see in this minister.”

      BN is so short of leadership. ARD is one willing to roll up his sleeves and engage in fisticuffs. And he has the looks of a tough guy policeman, ya?

      I appreciate that, b’cos the DAP are gangsta streetfighters.

      re: “He is barking left & right with no actual substance”

      To me the oppo has gotten away with murder for far too long. ARD is taking a stand, and like the policeman or FRU strike force, he’s standing in the DAP/Pakatan (Rafizi and ilk) way of doing whatever they like (in the wqar of perception).

      Just the fact that ARD has been given this current post of Strategic Communications Director is already a breakthrough. Who else is doing the job/shouldering the burden?

      re: “when its his boss should come clean on the claims.”

      If he doesn’t or fails to do so in a satisfactory manner, then he personally, Umno and the BN will all sink. If Najib goes down, his party and the coalition will go down together with him. It may happen.

      re: “In other words, he is diverting the real unanswered questions.”

      I’m sorry for parroting the pro forma reply but I do believe we should wait for the Auditor-General’s report. I trust the AG.

      re: “There is so much shadiness in 1MDB ; without SR, The Edge etc… this would have slipped quietly….”

      You can read http://www.malaysiakini.com/letters/306037

      Again my apology – I don’t have a head for business, and that’s why I’ve not been blogging about 1MDB.

      re: “Now they want to shut down The Edge for 3 months….do we really want to shut down every dissenting/questioning voice?”

      I would like to see TMI shut down for fitnah and being dajjal but realistically, I don’t see why the authorities don’t get them for sedition. After all, sampai Majlis Raja-Raja pun dok komplen dah.

      As for The Edge, if there’s cause to suspect that the owners broke the law, then I say go for it. Tun suspended The J-Star too in 1987.

      re: “I really dont want to live in such a police state.”

      We could well be veering towards an authoritarian state, yes. That’s b’cos the oppo are fascists. Democracy is wasted on them.

      S’pore is 3/4 Chinese. LKY was authoritarian. He says there’s no other way to deal with the Chinese except in the only language which they understand, i.e. iron-fisted authority and tough regulations.

      He even installed cameras in lifts to catch the uncivic-conscious S’poreans who pee inside the elevator. Apparently, there’s a locking mechanism that goes off when urine is detected (works like smoke detector alarm). The lift locks down and the culprit is caught inside until the authorities come to free the lift.

      re: “in essence, this is akin to sweeping everything under the carpet….”

      There’s the special taskforce and other parallel investigations and the journalists are having a field day. No way Najib is escaping scrutiny. In fact, he’s being put under the microscope.

      re: “I know you despise DAP , their Christian stance et al, but this 1MDB matter rises above the opposition objective….”

      I’m afraid Najib will go down.

      • 3. shamshul anuar  |  July 24, 2015 at 10:12 pm


        After series of blunder, thank God that najib made one right decision. That is to appoint Abdul Rahman Dahlan as BN Strategic Communication Director

  • 4. tebing tinggi  |  July 24, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Rahman Dahlan want to make a stand , good on him , but Najib didn’t want to stand up .
    Maybe his consultant say he should not ,who will Najib listen to ?, and was he listening to his cabinet advice ,all these years, thing’s won’t be in shambles if he did .

  • 5. The Rithmatist  |  July 24, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    The the opinions expressed on the Malaysiakini.com website seem to indicate that there are people who think differently from Minister Rahman.

    They seem to subscribe to the view that the end justifies the means.

    It is also interesting that some of the posts on the bigdogdotcom blog seem to be more focused on asking if there is any truth to the WSJ reports.

    The WSJ reports were apparently sourced without any reference to Justo and the “stolen data” from PetroSaudi.

    To date, the WSJ has not retracted the reports.

    Can the WSJ be tagged as “sneaky” too?

    • 6. Helen Ang  |  July 24, 2015 at 6:43 pm

      re: “Can the WSJ be tagged as ‘sneaky’ too?”

      If WSJ is not politician nor evangelical Christian, then perhaps not.

  • 7. allabih  |  July 24, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    Like father like son, like leader like follower, make a stand, sure on what issue and on what basis.

  • 8. Setem  |  July 24, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    The Edge weekly and daily banned for 3 months, but the online news portal is still on.


  • 9. Pak Long  |  July 24, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    Sneaky. Of course. The british likes to say train by “the best”.

  • 10. Jade Emperor  |  July 24, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    The government stands by its truth-seeking procedures and the Prime Minister is lawfully and honorably bound to report its truth-seeking investigations.


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