We were told not to believe what are being said on the internet, especially the blogs, because they are lies, mostly written by unemployed women. Other online news portals are anti-government and they tend to distort news about the government, so the people must be warned not to believe in them, only the government owned media are trustworthy.
The Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak also reminded the media not to corrupt the people's minds by publishing concocted stories, lies and defamatory statements.
To fight all the new media lies, the Home Ministry has set up a committee to formulate the government's communication strategy besides thwarting the dissemination of false news headed by Hishammuddin Hussein, Nazri Aziz and Rais Yatim.
I fully supported the Government for trying to stop all the lies supposedly perpetuated by those that are anti government. Actions have to be taken against them.
But my question is, what are they going to do when even the government themselves are propagating lies through their ministers and their own controlled media?
How can we put our trust in a government which preaches one thing and practices the other.
The Umno-owned media was allowed to publish unsubstantiated revelation by a blogger in New York, Elaine Meinel Supkis, that Anwar was a tool of the USA intelligence agency (CIA) to protect American interest and its covert operations in the country.
Worst of all, Rais Yatim and Hishammuddin Hussein whom were also members heading the newly established committee to fight the new media lies and Noh Omar were taken in by the blogger's unsubstantiated revelation.
While umno leaders keep on hammering Anwar for being a CIA tool by just basing on the unsubstantiated revelation from the blogger posting another lie earlier goes unpunished.
Mohd Shafie Apdal claimed that he is not surprised if Anwar Ibrahim paid for an interview with Cable News Network (CNN) in an effort to convince Jewish lobbyists that he is not anti-Israel.
CNN rebutted the claim by issuing this statement:
CNN says news stories about the TV network having accepted payment from people on behalf of opposition politician Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to appear on the “Connect the World” programme were clearly fabricated.
A CNN spokesperson said today it was disturbing that no effort was made to contact the network and “independently verify these groundless allegations before they were subsequently reported as fact”.
With this kind of government, where will our country be heading?
What we need is to change the Federal Government where there is a chance that our country can be saved.
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