The Spelling Is Atrocious

By Crankster The BN government has been busy with the upcoming by-elections. As usual, the standard fare of bribing the constituency with money and other gifts has been employed. To enhance the gameplan, an additional treat of flinging mud at the opposing party candidate is rampant. She has taken it in her stride though. The … Continue reading

Bernama dissed PTI report

No, we are not referring to PTI as in Pendatang Tanpa Izin but the Press Trust of India. On 18th January 2011, the PTI report was headlined “India 4th largest in Asia for illicit money flows: Report” as shown below in the oneindia newsportal – Bernama re-published the same but with a tiny omission – … Continue reading

As the tummy turns

By Sharifuddin A Latiff Raja Petra’s Stories Half Made Up, Says Mukhriz KUALA LUMPUR, July 5 (Bernama) — Articles written by fugitive blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin are only half truths with the rest made up by him, Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir said. You don’t say .. He said Raja Petra, … Continue reading

Why say they want to bomb Batu Caves?

While our mainstream media has been playing up terrorist threats, news portals in India picked up the Asian News International (ANI) report saying that tourists are still visiting the Batu Caves temple. (Kek Lok Si temple in Penang is the other purported target). The media in India carries news related to the Indian community in … Continue reading

Bernama deaf to torture

On Friday, international news agency AFP carried a story headlined ‘UN team probes custody abuse claims in Malaysia’. (a) The first four paragraphs of the AFP story as below, KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) – Malaysia was urged on Friday to repeal its tough preventive security laws by a group of UN officials investigating claims of abuse … Continue reading

Star — the paper that needs spectacles

The son also rises (1) Chua Tee Yong, son of the newly elected MCA president, is a new appointee to the party’s presidential council. Bernama reported this in its story proper. MCA-owned paper Star did not mention this in its article, although CTY’s name appeared in the tabloid’s graphic chart accompanying the story. The son … Continue reading

MAC(C)hiavellian

By Sharifuddin A. Latiff Machiavellian – definition: suggesting the principles of conduct laid down by Machiavelli; specifically : marked by cunning, duplicity, or bad faith. Sooo .. what’s the connection with MACC?

Perhimpunan mansuhkan ISA

Oleh Lim Hong Siang

Liputan yang diberikan kepada hujah pemimpin Pakatan Rakyat, pemimpin Gerakan Mansuhkan ISA ternyata lebih kecil, jika dibandingkan dengan pemimpin BN dan pihak polis. Tiada perbezaan yang ketara antara akhbar dalam perkara itu. Justeru itu, tumpuan kini beralih kepada analisa atau artikel kolum yang disiarkan di akhbar masing-masing.

Syabas! Anti-ISA rally shows police have 12% success rate

By Helen Ang

Bernama, our national news agency reported that 589 people were arrested in connection with the anti-ISA street demonstration.

I am truly impressed by the efficiency of our police. They nabbed 11.78% of the ‘criminals’ who broke the law attending an ‘illegal assembly’.

If there are 5,000 cases of snatch thefts reported a year, and police show the same level of efficiency, then they would have solved 12 percent of the cases. And apprehended 589 snatch thieves, and hopefully recovered and returned 589 handbags to grateful women of Malaysia.