10 Gems From The Sad, Sad World of Malaysian News, In A Day Before 5PM

Che Abdullah fears the satan in us.

If there is one constant, it is the sheer volume of nonsense daily. Sometimes the world, well at least Malaysia, would be a whole lot better if the white noise died down a bit.

This is not the newsportals or writers’ fault. There is a massive lack of useful or insightful information from the corridors of power or the gang lurking just outside to attack power.

They are either unnecessary, overkill, distract from real issues or just suck the oxygen in the room. Just look at what’s come out so far for the day. Just today,Feb 19, before 5pm. The day is not done yet.

10. Nik Abduh needs enemies

Headline:  Kalau Pas, UMNO dan Bersatu kerjasama, apa isu? (If PAS, Umno and Bersatu cooperate, what’s the issue?) – Nik Mohamad Abduh

Quote:”Whatever our move, it’s always going to be about blocking DAP.”

When out of ammo, and the world, both friends and enemies call you a liar, it’s time to flip it. Highly unoriginal, but effective nevertheless, when in panic, blame DAP.

It is almost as if he wants all past mistakes erased if only he can hate DAP enough.  This one needs mental help.

9. He’s my aide, he can cry if he wants to

Headline: Transport minister defends aide in RTM row, questions part omission of ‘live’ event

Anthony Loke has been that Seremban guy (I don’t know what the typical Seremban guy is, to be frank). He’s aide, Lim Swee Kuan was aghast when his guy was not featured enough in a RTM coverage, which ended with him claiming “heads must roll” at the national news agency.

It’s fine for the media to lap up the soundbite, but surely the minister does not need to weigh in the matter. Not so prematurely. The rule is to step in when the situation is dire, and minister must either back his man or show him the door.

We are far from that, and this will play out. Minister should have been better advised. Continue reading “10 Gems From The Sad, Sad World of Malaysian News, In A Day Before 5PM”

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The Five-Man Cabinet, For Now

Mahathir is a bit unclear at his latest PC

Only 3 names revealed.

Mahathir Mohamad began by saying — at his press conference — seven more will be named later, and was adamant there should be no deadlines set on something so important.

He then alluded to a final 25 ministers in the cabinet.

That too has no deadline. Continue reading “The Five-Man Cabinet, For Now”

Mugilan is for BN or MIC first?

APRIL 14 — Why has V. Mugilan the MIC youth chief in Hulu Selangor not come out and backed  Datuk G.Palanivel — his party’s sole nominee for the Hulu Selangor by-election?

No matter what Umno wants, if Mugilan turns down the overtures to turn his back on his party’s leadership, Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Datuk Seri Najib Razak will be forced to name MIC’s pick.

Is Mugilan ready to pick up the BN candidacy for Hulu Selangor despite the objections of his parent party, MIC? Continue reading “Mugilan is for BN or MIC first?”