The Umno/bn controlled multi media are now on the overdrive to spin, distort and lie, trying to break the spirit of Pakatan Rakyat. All signs are pointing toward the fall of Umno/bn comes the 13th GE. Umno/bn are now on shaky ground and they need to take drastic actions to curb the growing strength of Pakatan Rakyat.
Other than using the government apparatus to clamp down PR, banning PR party news bulletins, bringing all kind of charges against PR leaders and members, they are now using their controlled multi media to spin, distort and lie. Even Bernama has stooped to such a low level to bow to the demand of umno by misreporting intentionally. The case in point can be read further down this posting.
GE 13 is very near, the umno/bn controlled multi media are now starting to spin and distort news about PR. If you love Penang and Malaysia stay away from the umno/bn owned multi media and TMI.
TheStar is the latest culprit to wreak havoc in Penang. A very naughty headlines "Penang May Ban Low Cost Homes" to stir up controversy and allowing umno/bn to puke venom on PR. STOP BUYING THESTAR If you need to read certain section of TheStar, go to a hotel or coffee shop, hair saloon where you can read it for free or online.
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The response from Penang Chief Minister regarding Bernama misreporting:
Bernama Chief Editor,
I wish to object in the strongest possible terms at your journalist's dishonest and false reporting of a statement made by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng at the MPPP Youth Park this morning on the "Little Napoleon" Nik Ali controversy. When asked to respond to PM Najib, DPM Muhyiddin and KPI Minister Koh Tsu Koon's criticism of Lim for speaking out at the incompetence of State Development Officer Nik Ali, Lim had replied in a few simple sentences as follows:-
"I got the message from both Najib and Muhyiddin. That they still want to defend Little Napoleons like Nik Ali. I thank them for the message. As for Koh, who was rejected by Penang voters in the last general elections, his KPI now is to follow and parrot what the Prime Minister says so Koh has indeed fulfilled his KPI."
For Bernama to twist this clear but simple response into Lim accepting in good faith the reproach from both Najib and Muhyiddin is dishonest and false. What is most shocking is the response from that Bernama reporter when I called her up to complain. She replied that she heard Lim Guan Eng clearly say "Little Napoleon" but had left that phrase out so that the story can come out. If she had reported what CM said exactly the story would not come out. I told her firmly that we want a true statement and if that can not be truthful then don't publish the story.
She then said she would pull out the story. Bernama has pulled out the story but did not give any explanation of the background causing some online news websites like the Malaysian Insider to pick it up and publish the false news. This is most unprofessional and unfair. And lends suspicions that the mainstream media is out to get and frame up Lim Guan Eng by any means possible.
As Press Secretary to the Penang Chief Minister I hope that Bernama explains fully such unprofessional misconduct.
Cheong Yin Fan
Penang Chief Minister
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