The screen capture below shows reader responses to the article ‘Najib: It’s time to strengthen unity, not dwell on 1MDB‘ published in The J-Star today.
Please look at the reader feedback at the bottom of the page. The EvangeliSTAR crowd is 87 percent against Najib Razak.
What say the newly minted BN strategic communications director and his colleague the Multimedia Minister about this?
Screencap of the page is taken at 8.40am
A total of 78 percent The J-Star readers clicked the ‘ANGRY’ emoticon. Another nine percent reacted with annoyance (‘ANNOYED’) at the Prime Minister’s call to strengthen national unity among Malaysians.
Only five percent of the paper’s readers reacted positively (‘HAPPY’) to the news.
None … zero … are ‘INSPIRED’ by Najib’s stated resolve to focus on strengthening national unity and improving the welfare of the people.
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Note: The J-Star readership is half Chinese, a quarter Malay and a quarter Indian – see pie chart below
Malays reading this paper tidak mungkin akan teruja dengan kerajaan Barisan Nasional. It’s most likely from the Malay readership pool of the J-Star that the DAP ‘moderate’ Malays like Dyana Samad and Syerleena Abdul Rashid are drawn.
Gunting dalam Lipatan
After this expose, I wouldn’t put it past the MCA-owned paper to tweak the responses so that the public sentiment among its readers does not appear so skewed. Kena jaga periuk nasi mah. After all, the J-Star staff are paid their salaries by the MCA as controlling share-holder of the paper.
It’s hardly surprising that the J-Star‘s coverage of 1MDB’s news had prompted a personal complaint from 1MDB CEO Arul Kanda. The MCA paper’s slant in reporting this issue comes close to mirroring Sarawak Report and The Edge.
Nih pikul biawak hidup jer
Even though the MCA owns and controls the J-Star, this parti bangkai has nonetheless allowed its media conglomerate to be controlled by the evangelistas.
Since the J-Star is a veritable Nest of Evangelistas, it is only natural that its vast readership is anti-Najib – as appears here – and staunch cheerleaders of the opposition, particularly the DAP.
Najib has a lot of enemies all around but the sneakiest is the enemy within continually stabbing him in the back with its pair of poisoned-tipped scissors.
Now only three percent (dropping from the earlier 5%) of J-Star readers are ‘HAPPY’ with Najib’s announcement that the government wants to strengthen national unity.