Nazi Celup Ala Malaysia

by Eyes Wide Open Merely 2 days after Ridhuan Tee’s Nazi-flavoured anti-Christian rant was published, Utusan Malaysia delivers yet another Nazi-flavoured rant. This time about the controversial appointment of the Selangor State Secretary. In his column, assistant editor-in-chief Zaini Hassan called on Malays to zealously defend their sovereignty in the country, declaring: “Do we Malays … Continue reading

No wonder he wants FB banned!

by Eyes Wide Open On December 7th, it was reported that Umno Supreme Council member Dr Shahidan Kassim wanted Facebook to be blocked as it posed a threat to national security. He is quoted as saying, “If the website content poses a threat to national security and insults Islam, then it is unnecessary to have … Continue reading

Hypocrisy First (3): Deepavali greetings, convert-to-Islam subtext

Can’t Finas wish a direct and simple Happy Deepavali without introducing the everybody-converting-to-Islam theme? This ‘mualaf’ agenda is really pervasive in Malaysian media. It can be subtle or in-your-face. But it’s always Melayu First, Muslim First even when it comes to the holiest or the biggest festival days in the calendar of the other races in … Continue reading

Kit Siang & Ridhuan Tee: The Improbable Brothers

Earlier on Wednesday, this blog blurbed a posting that had appeared in Shuzheng’s blog on Tuesday titled Why Malaysian First Can’t Sell, Kit Siang & Ridhuan Tee: The Improbable Brothers. Our regular readers would know that we’ve put in some effort to occasionally translate here the more outrageous of the Icker-Tee’s sh*t-stirring so that the … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Apa mu cakap ni, Muhy?

by Sharifuddin A Latiff It was already bad enough that Mahathir, a former PM for (arguably) all Malaysians, has been supportive of Ibrahim Ali’s Perkasa. But to hear the current DPM publicly stating ‘anyone was free to form an association, including Chinese or Indian versions of the Malay rights group, Perkasa‘ is definitely idiocy personified … Continue reading

“Don’t tell my mother I work in the Malaysian MSM, she thinks I play the piano in a whorehouse…”

by Eyes Wide Open

I can’t help but recall the title of a book written by Jacques Seguela (founder of the global advertising juggernaut Euro RSCG) – “Don’t tell my mother I work in an advertising agency, she thinks I play the piano in a whorehouse…”

But when I substitute the words “advertising agency” with “Malaysian media”, it seems so much less like an outlandish joke and so much more like reality…

Should APCO Speechwriters Run Our Country?

By Eyes Wide Open APCO seems to be really earning their million-ringgit PR contract. Najib’s speeches are taking on that warm and fuzzy glow. One might almost mistake him for the Malaysian version of Obama if one was not aware of the long list of controversies surrounding him. The Malaysian Insider reported a glowing speech … Continue reading

Utusan’s late, late news

By Sharifuddin A. Latiff Firstly, you need to read “Churches bombed – Where is Utusan?” for context. Then, look at the time-line(s) of the following screenshots showing how belatedly slow Utusan published their news articles on yesterday’s firebombing incidents in KL and PJ. It’s as if the Utusan editorial team were waiting for instructions from … Continue reading

Churches bombed – Where is Utusan?

By Eyes Wide Open It’s finally happened. After all the innuendoes and not-so-subtle threats about terrible retaliation to supposed attacks on Malays by non-Malays, something finally happened. At least 3 churches were attacked, and one of them was completely gutted by fire. Besides the online media, the Chinese MSM were the fastest with the story … Continue reading