Monday, March 10, 2008

New broom, old ways

I believe non-Muslims who have contributed so much to the success of the opposition coalition in the recent general election is not amused by PAS president's warning.

Talking about banning liquor, negative entertainment which goes against Islamic teachings ala PAS doctrine and hudud criminal procedure code is like pouring a bucket of ice-cold water on the heads of the voters.

And then, we read about demands for Hindraf legal adviser M. Manoharan to be made Deputy CM of Selangor. Similarly, independant candidate V. Arumugam who won the Bukit Selambau state seat in Kedah was also reported to demand for a state exco seat in exchange for him joining the PKR.

Even the internal bickering among DAP politicians is starting to rear its ugly head.

Same ol' same ol', isn't it?

Looks like we got a new broom but it is just shifting the dust around.



Blogger Nee Sern said...

3 out of 4 links are from The Star (the MCA's paper)... believe at your own risk

on the story of the independent candidate, he has been accepted into PKR already. Check out Mkini for the latest.

10/3/08 17:09  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

C'mon dude! You're a blogger and you still trust The Star?????? Go and find out more about this before believing what you read in The Star whole-heartedly. Dang!

10/3/08 17:12  
Blogger PabloPabla said...

I prefer to wait and see whether all these reports will come true. After the amount of propaganda dished out pre-election, I don't trust what comes out post-election. Afterall, BN is still the Fed Govt and the media companies still need to have their licenses renewed. So...let's wait awhile for the dust to settle first :D

10/3/08 17:16  
Blogger Anak Merdeka said...

This is a good example of why the 3 opposition parties need to seriously look into ways to counter such negative press.

Not everyone goes online for accurate news but we all do read the daily papers out of habit. Whether we choose to believe or not is another matter altogether.

10/3/08 18:07  
Blogger zewt said...

the mainstream still belongs to BN... will have to wait and see...

but then again, i wont be surprise...

10/3/08 19:46  
Blogger Maverick SM said...

It's not easy as everyone is human with desires and ambition.

What's important is the leaders of the 3-party coalition who must be virtuous, fair, upright and firm.

The elected rep may lobby but good leaders will lead and not be led.

10/3/08 22:30  
Blogger mumsgather said...

We are not matured enough politically to move beyond racial politics as yet, I think. I do forsee some internal bickering and infighting for positions even if the mainstream media did not report it. As regards the media, I would not reject the mainstream media entirely. I would read the mainstream one plus go online plus blogs and then make my own conclusions. Too bad Malaysiakini's free read is for a week only.

11/3/08 12:04  
Blogger PabloPabla said...

Unless the Printing Presses and Publications Act is repealed, the owners of the mainstream media will still need to kowtow to BN.

The only viable option to counter the control of the mainstream media at the moment is through internet media (which was quite effective). Don't not everyone access information from the internet at the moment, I believe that the penetration will increase in time to come as it becomes more affordable.

11/3/08 13:20  

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