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

TV3’s ET-meets-Aidil Fitri greeting

TV3 belongs to Media Prima, an Umno-linked behemoth. Yet even it was not immune from police reports. The television station had withdrawn its Raya promo and apologized earlier but despite the apology, Suara Anak Pahang (Suap) went ahead with their police report. Suap insists that since the ad’s bastardization of Raya customs had sullied the … Continue reading