Thursday, August 30, 2007

Unfair Government Propaganda by BN

Yesterday midnight, while I was still struggling with the Christmas drama scripts, I noticed a documentary was being played just after 1.50am and ended just before 2.00am . Why was I still up at that point of time? No choice.

What was that documentary all about? To my surprise, it was a government propaganda against the opposition. You see, the government is being controlled by the ruling coalition comprise of a number of parties. And yesterday midnite (early this morning actually), made use of the national broadcasting TV station, RTM, to air a documentary to show how bad the opposition parties that are in Malaysia.

It showed that Parti KeADILan was heading nowhere with many members leaving their camp in July 2007 showing newspapers cutting from Utusan Malaysia, a newspaper owned by the ruling party. They portrayed Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim an trustworthy person and then showed him dancing with a lady in a ball (with really bad intention to bring his character down i.e. character assassination). They showed unruly people kicking and bashing a taxi during the days of Reformasi ("reformation") back in 1997. Actually who were those people and how could the documentary link them to the opposition parties.

Out of nowhere, they showed Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak, the Deputy Prime Minister. Played a nice story of how he came into politics at a young age and what he succeeded even at a young age and the Altantuya murder case came into play too. The documentary stated that rumours linking the Najib to the murder case was a ploy to bring down his name by the opposition parties.

Now, how fair was the above documentary and the Prime Minister from the Barisan Nasional fold had quoted that he'll be fair to all. Is this fair then with a pro-government ruling party was abusing its power by using government funds and properties to broadcast bad remarks (in the eyes of political arena) about the opposition parties without a recourse for the opposition parties to respond. Will the national TV station broadcast a documentary put up by the opposition parties? If the national TV station allows it then this blog posting is obsolete and irrelevant. Considered it rubbish too as they were fair.

Let's put it this way. This documentary was to bait the uninformed and blur blur citizens of Malaysia and to paint a picture of doubt on the opposition parties in view of the forthcoming highly rumoured general elections. Don't think the Election Commission will act on this documentary also because they would be siding the ruling party too else they'll be out of work (talk about transparency) ....... hehe. Please proof me wrong!

Personally, it's so unethical, unprofessional and Barisan Nasional stoop down to the lowest of human thinking to broadcast such a documentary. I'm not here to bash Barisan Nasional or voicing out for the opposition parties but speaking out in terms of fairness for both sides.

All in all, Malaysia Boleh! (with pun intended) and Malaysia celebrates its 50th Independence Day tomorrow.
Tags: Malaysian Politics, Barisan Nasional, Fairness, Parti KeADILan, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak, Malaysia Boleh, 50th Independence Day, Malaysia, Election Commission, Utusan Malaysia, Government Propaganda, Altantuya

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Melvin said...

That's not just what they're doing. If i'm not wrong, i read something from raja petra's site that MCMC in controlling the medias especially tv station and issued warning letter to tv stations not to air anything that comes from the opposition...

31 August, 2007 03:37  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

read that post but MCMC had retracted that instruction d but i think, unofficially, there wld be some barricades implaced otherwise the opposition wld have done it.

01 September, 2007 17:04  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The BN govt used to argue that the West's media is biased against us, such we need to counter balance that. Years on, the media under their controlled did exactly the same manipulation!

Talk about hypocrisy!

Malaysians tend to forget easily.

16 February, 2009 21:43  

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