Woohooo! The Star says today … diddly squat
Master Snivel starts with congratulating the PM “for making an impression on Sarawakians”.
Then onwards march and westward ho to the ‘1’ concept that these precious hacks oiling his propaganda machinery are never tired spinning. 1Malaysia is “laudable in uniting the people for the nation’s progress. Thus an Opposition bereft of better ideas can only attack it with trivia,” the Star says.
After that, the Star opens its mouth even wider not realising that its brain is not yet fully awake on a sunshiny Sunday morning, and says some more: “It is good that Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has clarified that non-Muslim societies established in schools before 2000 would not be banned. Those formed after 2000 would need prior approval from the Education Ministry.
“Presumably this is because school societies must not discriminate through an exclusive membership. To exclude prospective members based on race or religion is discriminatory, violating the 1Malaysia formula.
“Some non-Muslim societies in some schools have already been closed, much to the disquiet of pupils, parents and all 1Malaysia adherents.”
Our questions to the sleepy, sniveling Star:
(1) Why the prior approval required for non-Muslim societies if none are needed for Kelab Islam?
(2) Does not the same discriminatory stricture of “exclud[ing] prospective members based on race or religion” apply to Muslim societies as well? So how come what’s sauce for the goose is not sauce for the gander?
(3) If some non-Muslim societies in some schools have already been closed as Star itself is saying, what’s all this snouting about the Opposition bereft of better ideas attacking Najib’s non-starter 1Malaysia slogan “with trivia”?
(4) Who are the all “1Malaysia adherents” you’re referring to?
(5) Your political masters must be scraping the bottom of the barrel. (This is not a question for Snivel; it’s our observation since the paper is majority-owned by MCA and the communal party is landed in another useless hand-wringing like it wasn’t a part of the government and the “1Malaysia formula” but an NGO.