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Enough is enough. People who proclaim to fight for freedom of expression and free media but censors other's legitimate reply based on their whims and fancy, must realise that on the internet, they cannot suppress peoples' legitimate right to reply and express contrarian views. This blog welcomes all views. ~ Ellese

Jahabar Sadiq and TMI are thinking we are stupid…..


What I want to do is to record the utter hyporcritcal nonsense this Malaysian Insider is. I want to record from now on the rubbish that jahabar does. He has according to his whims and fancy censor and ban my comments for pointing out many of this hyporcritcal stance and yet claim he believes in freedom of expression and press. There are just too many pr goons who believe what comes out of TMI are the truth. He has been going on condemning utusan from day one for its slanted and skewered views and writings. Im not much of a fan of utusan. But when Jahabar does an utusan in TMI’s writing thats sheer hypocracy. TMI can never be said to be balanced and objective. What is good by BN will be peppered with negatives and what PR does bad they will damage control for them. They don’t report objectively. They report half truth. They put facts and and their slanted opinions in the same reporting. Lets take an example. They will highlight and write endlessly on BN deficit budget that will bankcrupt the nation or make our economy worse but when PR proposed a deficit budget there was not a criticism. To them an action is right or wrong depends on who does this. Rubbish this Jahabar.

Another instance they made a headline “Utusan reports not balanced, editor admits”. This again is to instill hatred and misconception against utusan. But TMI is no less better than Utusan my dear stupid jahabar. You are spinning endlessly. 

Since they have denied me the right of reply, I will highlight this from time to time. And for those who are new to my writing, my stand is that Malaysia needs a more balanced and objective media. I think both MSM and AM are guilty of this. We must try to adopt SPJ code of ethics. Journalist must seek and report the truth. Let me quote some standards:

— Make certain that headlines, news teases and promotional material, photos, video, audio, graphics, sound bites and quotations do not misrepresent. They should not oversimplify or highlight incidents out of context.
— Never distort the content of news photos or video. 
— Avoid misleading re-enactments or staged news events. If re-enactment is necessary to tell a story, label it.
— Support the open exchange of views, even views they find repugnant.
— Distinguish between advocacy and news reporting. Analysis and commentary should be labeled and not misrepresent fact or context.

Now lets look at TMI latest article by its machai wei lian. I quote:

“Malaysia likely to be a two-speed economy, say analysts

August 17, 2012

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 — Malaysia’s surprisingly strong second-quarter economic growth despite weakening exports was largely due to the buffer of ongoing construction projects and increased spending attributed to civil servant salary hikes and government cash handouts, say economists, which could point to uneven growth in the months ahead.

Malaysia’s firm Gross Domestic Product (GDP) performance of 5.4 per cent growth stood in sharp contrast to externally-driven economies such as Singapore which grew only 1.9 per cent in the second quarter as global uncertainties continued to depress demand in Western economies.”

Now look at the first paragraph and the heading. Its downplaying the positive aspect of the surprising positive news. Then please read the rest fo the content. If you read further they quoted analysts which says nothing new and attribute this to civil pay rise and at the end the many mega projects. 

So far it may be argued as fair comment. But TMI, wei lian and jahabar forgot we remembered their ealier many spins. Let me refer to their article:

Bad News for Malaysia

Malaysia is one of most vulnerable countries in case of “perfect storm”, says Roubini Global Economics

by Lee Wei Lian@

Malaysia is one of the most vulnerable Asian economies should a “perfect storm” of a disorderly debt default in Europe, a slowdown in China and the US, and rising tensions in the Middle East materialise, Roubini Global Economics (RGE) has said in a recent report…..

RGE added that Malaysia was the second most exposed in terms of a demand slowdown in the US, the eurozone and China, making it the most exposed Asian economy overall.

The report also said that the country was among the lowest ranked in terms of monetary and fiscal capacity to respond to a crisis, coming in ahead of only Thailand, Japan and Indonesia.

“Malaysia, Taiwan, South Korea and Vietnam appear to be the most exposed to a perfect storm through their trade and financial linkages, while South Korea, Australia, Vietnam and the Philippines appear to have the most policy space to offset such an external shock,” said RGE.”….

They have been spinning like this for umpteenth time. The fact of the matter is this. The federal government realised that going forward we need to focus on domestic demands. The external economies will not get better. So what they did was to come up with domestic growth policy to whether the externalities. The ETPs addressed many of these issues. If you take TMI leanings they never believe in this and have been highlighting “BAD NEWS FOR MALAYSIA” and downplaying the etps. They try to spin negatively on our economy. So when positive news come out that its driven by the Government civil pay rise and etps projects they were caught and had to  water the effect down. Or in other words, though the good economic data is driven by government’s own policy and action they cannot allow this credit to the federal government. Thus the not so positive and slant reporting. The analysts who they quoted in their 17 august report was actually neutral and my bet is that the positive remarks are omitted by them. What TMI did is just like utusan. They are no different but claim superiority and think we cannot decipher this.  





2 thoughts on “Jahabar Sadiq and TMI are thinking we are stupid…..

  1. Have they commented at all on the economies of Selangor, Kedah, Kelantan, and not to mention, their revered Dear Leader of Penang? I haven’t any so far, save for Guan Eng’s rants about not getting enough money from federal gov.

    • I don’t think so. I’ve asked for discussion to see which has better policies between states inter se and also with federal policies but somehow none of pr supporters can articulate one. Perhaps they know there’s nothing to shout about and that pr track record is indefensible.

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