After the new administration took over, a noticeable difference in the mainstream newspapers can be seen. There is more slant towards government views points.
The most alarming , however, is that certain newspapers have been trying to play racial card .
First, one paper attributed the doubts cast on MACC as an attack against the Malay institution. What is obviously the death of a Malaysian in the custody of a Malaysian Insititution is skewed into racial angle. And of late another newspaper played up race sentiments asking Malays to be no more coward. Well, why is there a need to play up racial sentiments? This is 50 years after independence, why is there still a need to play up race when race has nothing to do with all these?
The quest to find the truth behind TBH’s death and the uproar of the ways MACC is handling things has nothing to do with race. It is about bad governance, abuse of power, more than anything else.
If the government is sincere about reform, then the first thing to do is perhaps to reform these news papers. There are plenty of liberal minded and nonracist Malaysians capable of running these newspapers, and if these papers can be run along Malaysian concept, instead of being racial, it will go a long way to foster real racial unity…
Perhaps the minister in charge of Unity should voice out to the top leader about this unhealthy trend of playing up racial sentiments?