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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Manufacturing News

And being caught with the pants down!

The Minister of Propaganda-ganda Wang Anda, a lonely datuk, would have been mighty proud yesterday to read a page N3 item and that he had a well-trained disciple in a double datuk who surpassed the sifu himself in manufacturing nu'es. And the nudity exposed by mGf and who achieved a sort of ecstasy I think in seeing the emperor wearig his new(s) clothes. I believe Bloggers also act hand-in-hand just as the MSM act hand-in-glove with the said Minister.

This should have been uploaded yesterday, but since Desi was away in B'g, B'd Wolfish Koala Lumpuh for most part of te wickedend,my counsellor Mr Coww insisted he help wash away my wayward ways so that I do not stray too far away from the heavenly path. I quietly appreciate his good intentions, though I also quietly whispered to myself that "The path to Heaven is strewn with lots of good intention."Okay, this quote is not Desi, so don't take me to court, royal or otherVice.

So this B'G, B'd Wolf in Section 16, Petaling Jaya did not escape the slaughter house. Desi 'invested' RM1.20 to get hold of a copy of the Print Edition last evening as hard copy evidence -- yeah, in the steal of twilight! Lest I be caught varying my boycott pledge --:

Monday December 17, 2007

‘No’ to street protests
Majority support use of laws to preserve harmony

PETALING JAYA: A large majority of Malaysians are against street protests and have backed the government’s decision to use the laws to stop anyone from threatening racial peace and harmony.

This was revealed in a survey conducted by the Merdeka Centre from Dec 17 to 21.

Eight hundred and sixty one respondents from throughout the country, who were randomly selected along the lines of state of residence, ethnicity, gender and age (21 and above) were interviewed over the telephone for the survey.

To a question on whether the Government should use all the legal means it has to stop individuals and groups from threatening racial peace and harmony, 73% agreed to such a tough stance.

However, 15% of those surveyed disagreed with such actions.

The survey also showed that 52% of Malaysians supported the Prime Minister in the strong action taken against the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) while 25% disagreed.

Fifty-two percent of the respondents felt that street demonstrations were unacceptable for voicing one’s views while 43% said it was acceptable.

Fifty-nine percent said that demonstrations were not an effective way to achieve the objectives of the protesters but 29% felt otherwise.

The respondents said that street protests not only affected business in the country but also gave Malaysia a bad name overseas.

Eighty-two percent of the respondents felt that demonstrations disrupted business activities and traffic in the city.

Seventy-three percent said it would affect the economy while 80% of the respondents said the country’s image would be tarnished by such activities.

To another question on whether they believed the allegations by Hindraf that the Government carried out ethnic cleansing and extremists-backed marginalisation of the Indian community, 72% said “No”.

Fifty-six percent of the respondents felt that street demonstrations or illegal public gatherings would likely turn violent but 27% disagreed.

However, the response was almost evenly split on the question of who or what was likely to be the main cause for some demonstrations to turn violent.

While 32% said violence was caused by unruly demonstrators, 29% believed instigators or provocateurs in the crowd were to blame.

Twenty percent cited the actions of the police as being the likely cause of violence.

When the respondents were asked if they were aware of the two illegal demonstrations in Kuala Lumpur – 54% said they were aware of Bersih’s protest on Nov 10 while 77% were aware of the illegal Hindraf gathering on Nov 25.


This sole report alone vindicates the stand taken by many members of the Fifth Estate to boycott several of the MSM -- such as The Star, the NST, Utusan Malaysia ad nauseum -- because it confirms again that these Fourth Estate residents, especially the chief editors, are not ashamed in distorting news (4,000 people gathring when it was closer to 40,000 in the strets of Kuala Lumpur -- are they blind during daylight?), crimes of omission of coverage (e.g BERSIH Walk as if it did not happen...these GEICs saw only the Police roadbloacks and blamed the traffic jams on the marchers instead!), et cetera.

So the eVidence:

The second paragraph reproduced, focused on the parts highlited (BOLDED THUS):

"This was revealed in a survey conducted by the Merdeka Centre from Dec 17 to 21."

The news report was written by the Reporter, processed and approved by several levels of editors(Desk, Asst News, Chief News, and finally GEIC...) the day before, i.e. Dec 16, to appear the following day (Dec 17).

But Merdeka Centre is still in progress conductingthe survey -- until Dec 21, which is THREE DAYS away!

So who was the seer in the news room with futuristic eyes?
The double Datuk is indeed blessed with such talent of forseeing the future.
Or as Dr Say Yee How of howsy.BC says: Someone at the People's Paper invented the TIME MACHINE?

Will Merdeka Centre explain itself whether it acted in cahoots?
OR it should sue for 20million (Remember Desi wit' a 30% cu, eh? The idea came from Desi:)

Someone had committed a capital crime in Journalism of "Manufacturing News".
In a socity truly practising news ethics, the GEIC would be given a Show-Case letter.
But in BolehLand, he might be gifted a pat on the back".
That Minister may even nominate the responsible GEIC for a Tan Sri-ship next.

This Blogger Desi, knotty as usual,is waiting to see more lapdogs exposed, as "running" dogs. I prefer my obedient, stationary laptop.He is not responsible for the many "typos" at Desi's Place okay, the galloping hoRst is. And I must apologise to my ER, especially Dr SM Yeoh, for this less-than-capital sin! Tehtarik as punishment Okay!:):)


Maverick SM said...

Ya, knotty as usual!!!

Can't sue them; they claim innocent mistakes. The AG listens to PM.

desiderata said...

Dear Doc,
Maybe we can't sue them, we will just hound them and hopefully, wake up some Malaysians from their semi-stupour.

This AG seems so "stupid" he can join Zam ala Kazam and some GEICs in being listed at Bursaa Malaysiaa under "Laughing Stocks":(

I'm chasing Merdeka Centre and we'll be Miss Patience meanw'ile until Thursday! VVe are also Virtuous wans, give people "can" to xxplain.