We are really reaching new heights in repression.
Firstly, HINDRAF legal advisor V. Ganabatirao was freed from Kamunting but he cant speak to the media.
What kind of freedom is this? A half-past-six freedom?
Some will say, it is better than nothing at all. But for me, it is proven that the release announced by the new prime minister was just a tactic to score points for himself.
I was just about to get over this when I read that a man selling masks of Altantuya was detained in Taiping. Whatever for?
She does crawl under the skin of some people, doesn’t she? I hope she haunts them every night, too. Yet, I prefer, this Mongolian woman to rest in peace.
Yet, how can one rest in peace when her murderer(s) are yet to be identified.
Then we are exposed to this indecent exposure.
Najib Tun Razak, only days being premier, is already being condescending and patronising to the media: Najib wants fair and responsible media.
Fair and responsible according to who? Why exert undue influence over the media? How can you expect it to be free when the PM issues such “warnings”.
Is this not repression in its most subtle ways?
It is NOT for the unelected Prime Minister (but only an appointed leader of a bully party) to decide or instruct the media to be ‘fair or responsible’!
If at all, discerning readers of the media already know how to do that and that is why there are already calls for boycott of media who have become merely propaganda machines of the government.
And all these being said when tomorrow is a tri-by-elections in Bukit Gantang, Bukit Selambau and Batang Ai.
If BN/UMNo wins these by-elections, can you say they’re really winners?
I wish the voters all the best as you decide your new representatives. Hope you go out in droves to the polling stations.