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So just how “racist” were the Malay paper headlines, really?

Continues from Dapsters call Malay sport editors “racist”

Even MCA president Liow Tiong Lai has jumped on the bandwagon, saying,

“I am disappointed with their [Kosmo! and Berita Harian] comments. It’s utter rubbish. The [mixed doubles badminton] pair did Malaysia proud for winning us a medal”.


Of course an Olympic silver medal is fantastic and Malaysians are proud of Peng Soon and Liu Ying for their achievement.

But if we were to apply the same Kosmo! headline – “hampakan jutaan rakyat Malaysia” – to the outcome of last night’s badminton singles match between Lee Chong Wei and Chen Long, wouldn’t you agree that millions of us were ‘disappointed’ that Chong Wei stumbled at the final hurdle?

bergu perak

Chinese not showing very much goodwill to others

Likewise “sekadar raih perak” is politically incorrect with regard to the unanticipated good performance by Peng Soon and Liu Ying. The adjective “sekadar’ diminishes the sterling accomplishment of an – almost – top world finishing.

But again, if the identical headline i.e. our player “merely managed to get a silver” were to be applied to Chong Wei’s defeat at the hands of the China player yesterday, it’d not be out of place albeit it would still come across as demoralizing.

Whether the phrases (“hampakan jutaan rakyat Malaysia”, “sekadar raih perak”) were inappropriate depends on the context in which they were used.

Personally I feel they were not appropriate to describe the unexpected medal delivered by our  unheralded pair of Peng Soon and Liu Ying.

Inappropriate the choice of the words may have been but were they truly “racist”?

How sure are we that the reporters/copy editors at Kosmo! and Berita Harian harboured the ill intent to perpetuate racism against Chinese?

We don’t know their niat, do we? Making a mountain out of a molehill with perpetually screaming this “racist” lah, that “extremist” lah.

There were even online comments which confidently asserted that the off-kilter headlines were because Malays disliked the Chinese and did not relish the idea that our country’s Olympic success is largely being contributed by the badminton squad comprising Malaysian Chinese.

Angry cartoon

The always angry Chinese minority

It’s become a reflex on the part of the Chinese (meaning Cina DAP) to attribute the worst motives without extending any leeway untuk bersangka baik. Or at least to mitigate the severity of their bad assumptions.

I would even go as far as to say that Cina DAP are prone to project how they themselves feel and react – usually negative and often belligerent – onto the other races who might not actually feel and react the way the Chinese insist that they (Malays) must or they do.

As one example, take the Chinese reaction to the candidacy of an Umno MP’s widow Mastura Mohd Yazidin in the Kuala Kangsar by-election.

Pro-opposition commenters told Mastura – whose husband perished in a copter crash and thus causing his Parliament seat to be vacant – that “if she can’t take the heat, she should get out of the kitchen”, i.e. don’t run in her deceased spouse’s constituency if she fears to become the target of mudslinging.

They also reminded her that “politics is dirty” and therefore Mastura should not be expecting a kid gloves treatment since she has, after all, decided to take the plunge into politics on her own volition.

Their dire warnings to Mastura reflect the DAP ethos of dog-eat-dog world, in which there is no let-up in the rough treatment despite the Umno candidate’s bereaved status.

The DAP view of the world is not necessarily one shared by others. Giving Mastura the gutter treatment (like what MCA’s Chew Mei Fun suffered during the Kajang by-election) is not the sole option that exists in a political battle.

To the DAP, however, it is nothing short of a jungle out there. One has to eat or be eaten alive. DAP’s street fighter supporters will never be able to fathom that other people are simply not like them and need not necessarily react, respond or behave like they (Cina DAP) do under similar circumstances.

Take for instance the by-elections in Manek Urai, Kelantan upon the demise of PAS’s Ismail Yaacob, and in Sungai Limau, Kedah following the death of PAS Menteri Besar Azizan Abdul Razak. Both were contested without any marked hostility between the PAS and Umno camps.

In Kuala Kangsar where the DAP were campaigning for their minion PAN, Chinese netizens were determined on attacking, even if it meant that in the process, mud is slung at the grieving candidate (Mastura) who does not carry the typical baggage associated with a career or seasoned politician.

On the other hand, PAS which was also involved in the three-cornered fight did not feel that they needed to go for Mastura’s jugular.


Victims of Chinese herd mentality, RBA character assassination

Have the residents in Lynas turned into mutants as alleged by Dapsters — see pix above?

DAP propaganda misrepresented that Lynas produced “dangerous radioactive waste” (duh). Guan Eng even called the rare earth plant in Lynas a “nuclear reactor(double duh).

Yet when Datuk Dr Looi Hoong Wah (a medical doctor) pointed out that the DAP was spreading misinformation about Lynas, he was immediately savaged by the DAP flock using standard RBA smear tactics — details here.

Recently Dr Lim Mah Hui and (every now and then) Dr Kua Kia Soong – both PhDs – were subjected too to DAP’s Rottweiler modus operandi for their audacity in challenging and contradicting the DAP narrative.

Likewise, another doctor (medical) who goes by the moniker ‘AK47’ in my blog, was character assassinated by the RBA for disagreeing with the DAP groupthink.

The behaviour of Cina DAP is extreme in their buruk sangka of other people’s motives.

They see racism and bigotry everywhere. They see in the tactless newspaper headlines (on our badminton Olympic silver) a case of Malay media practitioners wanting to deliberately “insult and spit on the Chinese”.

They see racism and bigotry in the initial disqualification of their flagbearer Ola Bola from a film festival award, when the movie’s ineligibility stemmed from failing to meet a Finas guideline that 70 percent of its dialogue must be in bahasa Melayu.

I don’t know if the Malay media had really meant to be “racist” against our national badminton players as claimed by the Dapsters. But I for one am willing to give Kosmo! and Berita Harian the benefit of the doubt.

So why is it that many Chinese will not extend the same goodwill of not crediting the worst intentions to members of the Malay community when it is they (DAP Firsters) who thump their chest the loudest on muhibbah?

Kosmo! and Berita Harian amended the headlines in their online versions after being upbraided.

On the contrary, it is next to impossible to get Dapsters who harbour extreme prejudice to honestly reevaluate even after they are effectively countered with facts and figures. This is the main difference between Cina DAP and the rest of Malaysia.


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34 thoughts on “So just how “racist” were the Malay paper headlines, really?

        1. hak ele

          Kosmo pun kau nak defend ke?

          Itu suratkhabar sampah.

          yes sampah, sekali dgn Harian Metroll.

          Tabloid. dah berapa kali dah caught reporting using

          1) fake photos
          2) photo ambik orang lain punya
          3) reporting yg salah
          4) lepas tu kalau kita tegur *melalui email* , tak masuk pun sosial media.pun ( nie pengalaman sendiri ni).. tak akan di layan malah email kita pun akan di block.

        2. dah check web utusan pun tak der non Malays as HOD, takan kosmo pulak nak hire non Malays kut as HOD…jgn pulak suruh i gi ofis kosmo gi tgk sendiri

  1. Coming out from the peopple who consistently and incorrectly pronounced the word “terburu-buru” as “terbulu-bulu”, then it is very safe to assume they have mistakenly understood the headlines. The government should seriously consider the suggestion of credit in BM for anyone wishing to become a politician.

  2. i only share my view on the first few para, the rest too long, dah macam tu ktemoc, the lge fanboy.

    i agree with helen i dun see any element of race by bh or kosmo, instead i see they r just equally disappointed as every msian. our expectations toward badminton is diff with any other sport. i think many r over react due to pencemaran race politicking. sad.

    1. re: “the rest too long”

      It is necessary background to explain why so many Chinese make the misjudgment that Kosmo! and BH were being deliberately racist.

      You do not step into the pitfall but then again, you’re not DAP.

      Their (Cina DAP’s) inability to adopt a wider perspective when judging matters does not come in a vacuum. It comes from the same stupidity of believing Lynas is a nuclear reactor.

      Dah lah bodoh, sombong pula tu and on top of that, concocting vicious lies about people who try to correct their misinformed thinking.

      1. Helen,

        Biar aje. I agree with you that there was nothing wrong with the two headlines. Memangpun we all terasa hampa dengan prestasi badminton. Apa salahnya Kosmo dan BH? They were just stating facts.
        Anyway, so what if you don’t like their reporting, it’s their editiorial choice. If they feel more pride for Azizulhasni’s bronze, that’s our right and the editors right to say so.That’s the meaning of press freedom!! Kalau Cina-cina tak suka, tak payah baca! Ini any case, sejak bila Cina baca suratkhabar Melayu?
        Actually, nasib baik depa kalah. Otherwise you can imagine how much more smug the Chinese would be behaving.

        1. Bang

          yg ramai marah bukannya orang Cina bang, orang Melayu!

          Of course Helen is just using what DAP is saying to justify her post but that fact remains that yg paling ramai marah pasal headline nie orang2 Melayu…DAP sebagai parti politik hanya mengambil kesempatan!

          1. re: “Of course Helen is just using what DAP is saying to justify her post”

            The problem is not the Chinese community. It is the DAP.

            Maah Melayu DAP yang penipu dan pembohong lagi jahat Yahudi.

        2. If there is indeed no wrong with the headlines of BH and Kosmo, then why both amended their headlines thereafter?

          1. Namewee edited out the mosque scenes from his music video.

            Was it “wrong” or was it tactless/insensitive?

            1. But Namewee was arrested and charged at court? Why no action was taken against Nawawi (Langkawi MP)? Double standard?

              1. I don’t think Namewee should be arrested for his OMG video.

                He has, however, not been charged for anything as yet. What police got from the court is a remand order so that they can question him.

                1. I stand corrected. He was remanded for few days for investigation purpose. Not charged yet.

                  Then why no similar action is taken against Nawawi? As I understand, both Islam and Agong are protected under the Sedition Act.

        3. Classic racist you are, Salim……..nasib baik depa kalah pulak??/ Every Malaysians should be proud when a Malaysian wins a medal, moreover an olympic medal…….sad to say, you guys are goners…..Malaysia will never progress with mentalities like you around…it’s nauseating….

      2. Helen

        As ive replied in another thread, DAP , being a political party, is just being opportunistic.

        That fact remains:

        Ramai rakyat Malaysia, tak kira Melayu ke cina ke india…marah dgn headline ni BUKAN atas dasar racism.

        Plus the furor may(keyword MAY; because i posted it at 7 am LOL) have started by me & a few friends who saw the headlines at the kedai , snapped photos and posted it on my FB as public post and i saw that it got shared by the hundreds.

        and there was no mention of racism in my post. I just posted the two headlines together and ask people to judge.

  3. MCA president Liow Tiong Lai kena duduk kertas SPM Bahasa Malaysia sekali lagi. Yang lain2 tu takpe, sekadar parrot aje.

    Bahasa cina kalau tak baca full sentence and esp klo nak kalau nak terjemah into BM/BI, meaning perkataan atau ayat boleh terbalik atau lari …tu pasai depa ni selalu suka galuh pasai tak FAHAM BAHASA.

    Bila sembang dgn depa kena slow2 takleh laju2 tau, satni galuh pasai salah dengaq.. Right jadi light, rice jadi lice, boiled eggs jadi boy’s eggs, fright jadi flight, wrong jadi long, thorough jadi taroh, through/true jadi telor haiyaaa

    Just listen to their wakil2 bahas dalam Dewan..

  4. Ms H. I do not see what the fuss in the Malay printed media is about. Such reporting have been with us since the beginning of time. In the old days before the Singaporean Trojan Horse DAP generation not many could read Bahasa Melayu. There was complete compartmentalization of information. Hence, there was no nit-picking. I am also aware of the hidden hands in the Chinese media which have always commented on matters such as these with classical nuances. In a diverse racial Nation, I suggest we have tolerance of each other’s sensitivities which I practised a whole life long. As I mentioned earlier, I was scolded like a small boy by 13 Tengkus and Datuks with no good reason This did not make me to run over to the Singaporean Trojan Horse DAP. I stayed and worked more successfully as an example. Little did these ordinary gentlemen who behaved like small boys knew of my background. The problem is the political nit-picking now pursued by these denizens of the RM2 tax-free incorporated churches which are led by convicted or unconvicted felons. They are exploiting and politicising on issues arising from unfortunate and unexpected incidents which could be resolved over time. In the meanwhile, our beloved Malaysia remains the same in all aspects of peace and harmony. As long as the general economy is perceived to be sluggish and on a downtrend, the troublemakers will attempt to create trouble and think they can be the Prime Minister. Let us not mistake the wood from the trees. It is the Constitution which holds sway with the iconic institution Yang Di Pertuan Agong and the Royal Sultans at the top. All function below this down to the proletariat. This is the iron pyramid of power to maintain the holistic and free existence of our beloved Malaysia. There is no other alternative. Any tampering with this tested system will have to bear the costs of revolution/implosion not evolution. Even our Singaporean diplomatic nomad, Bilahari Kausikan and his ilk could not contain their exasperation at the policy or no policy now adopted by these denizens spawned by the Singaporean Trojan Horse DAP. He called them ‘ delusional DAP ‘. I would call them the Great Pretenders. First, they do not behave like their progeny. Second, do they realise that the religion they practise only exists in Malaysia and not outside its borders ? It is their own creation. Even my illiterate sister-in-law formed her own RM2 church and made millions of ringgits ! Third, they are in the deepest of valleys trying to win the highest mountain. Fourth, do they realise what they are doing, for themselves or others ?

    1. Uncle Ak,

      These prosperity evangelists fail us where it concerns Christ’s message. Their iconic preachers are cult-like celebrities dishing out feel-good motivational talk shows, in return for grand (money) tithes from the sheeple. How un-Christlike these religious materialists! But what does apostle Matthew state about the gospel of Jesus the Messiah in chapter 5?

      Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2 and he began to teach them [the Beatitudes]

      And he said:

      3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit,
      for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
      4 Blessed are those who mourn,
      for they will be comforted.
      5 Blessed are the meek,
      for they will inherit the earth.
      6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
      for they will be filled.
      7 Blessed are the merciful,
      for they will be shown mercy.
      8 Blessed are the pure in heart,
      for they will see God.
      9 Blessed are the peacemakers,
      for they will be called children of God.
      10 Blessed are those persecuted because of righteousness,
      for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
      11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me (for truth).

      12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you (who spoke these perennial truths). 13 “You are the salt of the earth (oh my disciples). But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

      [[ According to the Cambridge Dictionary: “If you say that someone is the salt of the earth, you mean that they are a very good and honest person.”]]

      14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

      [[ Discipleship occupies the high moral ground that naturally clarifies human perplexities and resolves their problems]]

      17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets (chiefly the Ten Commandments of Moses); I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19 Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.

      [[ The Pharisees were corrupted with vested interests in worldly things, status and power; yet they presumed to teach the Mosaic law to the Jewish people who were being oppressed under the Roman colonial yoke. The Beatitudes were the Messiah’s manifesto to lead the lost and hopeless back home to the true Spirit of the Mosaic Covenant. ]]

      1. Chris, Sir. I had the opportunity to study the Scriptures at the Methodist Boys’ School. Before this, it was a privileged to lived amongst Hindus, Muslims and Anglo-Indians in Mother India for over 3 years. Then, due to circumstances beyond my control, I lived amongst real Christians and Jews in UK for 9 years. During this part of my life, I lived amongst the different religions of the World and observed the behaviour of their adherents. I have come to the conclusion that it is a sin to make use of the Christian relgion as created by these RM2 tax-free incorporated churches for sinister political motives. Also, this new phenomenon encapsulates folks who were down and out aethists before they so the light of their new dawn. And this new phenomenon was first created in the mid-1970s by a nouveau riche Chinese tycoon who wanted to keep his employees from having sticky fingers in his bank. Smart. It is brain-washing at its best. Thereafter, convicted and non-convicted Chinese felons copy-cat this born again Chinese Christian pioneer. Please note that all these tycoons womanised, cheated, gambled etc before they attained their riches. Malaysia is a very small place, Sir !
        And before we forget, this RM 2 tax-free incorporated churches are part of a Chinese scam schemes which date from 1949. This Christian religion scam is the longest running since the mid-1970s.
        1946-1970 Tontine
        1949-1957 MCA Social Lottery
        1960s. The mushroom insurance scam.
        1970s. The Gemini Chit Fund scam
        1970-2016 The first RM2 tax-free incorporated church. Previous to this human created religion, there were holistic churches for small groups like Jesus for the Poor, etc. which were not money grabbing.There were churches for maid-servants too.
        1970-1980s The co-operatives scam.
        1960-2016 The rigging of the shares of the Bursa.
        Direct selling marketing scam.
        1980s The insurance guarantee scam.
        2000-2015 The forex scam
        The gold bullion scam.
        It is unavoidable that these so called born again Christians are together for diverse reasons. But the main reason is money which can create a lot of political mischief which we see daily. The above mentioned list of scams are mainly Chinese inspired. The RM2 tax-free incorporated churches are the longest running. History is the finest arbiter of truth.

      2. Chris, If the Chinese scams on my list did not happen, then and then only these so-called Christians spouting tomes of the Bible maybe believable. Here is a true story for you.
        I met this born again Chinese tycoon a few years ago. Suddenly he spouted long Christian phrases from the Bible. He asked his secretary to check if he was correct. His secretary checked and said it was correct. I was not born yesterday. This was sandiwara at its worst. Then, he showed me his loot. He pointed to the best Mall and said ‘ I reserve this for my wife. ‘ and pointed to a lousy Mall which he said he reserved it for his listed company. Christian values at its best ?

        1. Uncle Ak, I suppose Matthew 16:26 serves a good enough criterion for your tycoon acquaintance:

          “What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet (in doing so) to forfeit his own soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for (the salvation of) his soul?”

          We hope he doesn’t drown in the loot he has amassed.

      3. Chris. I told you the true story of my illiterated sister-in-law who used to rinse hair in a salon in Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur. She formed her own RM2 tax-free incorporated church and made millions of ringgits which were invested in Marble Arch, London. She made more millions of ringgits. She died young. Not only this, I have a cousin who is the Chief Abbot of a major Buddhist temple in Petaling Jaya. She rides around in a golden Mercedes Benz saloon. A nephew who spent time in Laos teaching the folk there how to rear ducks as a born again Christian who is close to the Royal family and the Subang crowd. A neice of mine went to darkest Africa as a missionary. Another neice worked for Mother Teresa of Calcutta. You are now given the opportunity to choose who are the true believers ?

  5. Not racist, just voicing their disappointment. At that point of the Games, every Malaysian knew we only had the 2 badminton games for a chance at gold. The doubles played after Chong Wei won against Lin Dan. I know I was still riding on the high from that win going jnto the doubles game. So, yes it was quite an emotioal ride.

    On another note, Chong Wei’s tweeted apology while totally unexpected was humbling and sad to read.

    1. *sigh*, Nobody else is sadder than him. The men doubles was also a huge disappointment , it was so freaking close to win that gold and the China pair wasn’t that great to start with. Double *sigh*

      1. Men’s singles & doubles … China vs Malaysia

        Why the motherland boleh menang?

        Sebab Cina tulen/pejat more kiasu than Cina diaspora?

        1. Our motherland “tong bao” (“saudara”) are indeed more competitive, no doubt about that. But bear in mind that they have a very large pool of talents to pick from while our country has a very small pool of ppl coupled with the reality that our country has a relatively weak sports culture (hey, Lin Dan started to play badminton at the age 5 while most of our 5 years old are still sucking thumb?). Other than that, ability to handle pressure is probably a lot better than our players (V Shem made too many freaking mistakes when making that darn serve, contributing free points to the Chinese players). Did you watch that game? Both sides actually arrived at a deuce twice before our players got beaten by a mere 2 points to win. As for LCW’s game, I actually changed channel when CL has reached 20 match point against LCW in the 2nd game, can’t bear to watch that 2-straight sets defeat.

  6. The mighty New Zealand All Blacks, who are now rated as the world’s best sporting team had a history of choking at Rugby World Cups and had not won a World Cup for many a year since the inaugural 1987 event. They finally shed that tag in 2011 by winning the Cup and subsequently won it in 2015 as well. Pressure is an amazing thing, and when you have a history of losing the big events, it’s hard to kick that chokers tag away. LCW unfortunately lost to the pressure of history rather than his opponent, and unless he can do what the All Blacks did by winning something significant, he will always choke when it really matters.

  7. dulu , masa Misbun kalah kpd Swee King, ramai cakap dia miss lalu burn, Moo Foot lian, kalau serve , tinggi sgt , macam lembu sedang moo..tak ada pun cakap rasis,sekarang ni, mudah sangat label sesuatu kaum rasis, generasi cina sekarang rasa diri mereka dah hebat, kaya, ada kuasa ekonomi.Yg jelas sekali inilah kaum yg suka ambil kesempatan di bumi yg mampu menawarkan kemewahan ..mana ada cina di afrika , negara miskin sebab mereka tak boleh ambil kesempatan, ramai melayu masih beli di kedai cina , bergelak ketawa dengan mereka, tapi , kami tetap berhati hati dengan kaum talam dua muka ini..

  8. I don’t see any melayu wishing tontowi/liyana nasir (obviusly Melayu indo from their name) to win against our own peng soon/liu ying. As was the case of dapster cina hoping lin dan to triumph against chong wei. Also, chong wei kan anak didik misbun. Misbun yang mengasah bakat dia sampai peringkat dunia. One image of chong wei jumping and hugging misbun thanking him for his achievements, for making him who he is during his early career, that… always puts tears on my eyes. I think every malaysian should be proud of chong wei.

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