Unhealthy trend

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?

20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. klm
    Aug 05, 2009 @ 12:28:47

    Dear Dr. Hsu. Have you consider that the Minister Of Unity is behind this craps spewing out of the primarily UMNO controlled media.

    I have yet to hear him give any ideas how to move forward with national unity. Many ada KPI?

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  2. Meng
    Aug 05, 2009 @ 12:56:59

    Playing on the racial cards is the work of umno. It is the last bastion they have in hand to alienate the malay’s support from Pakatan. This will go on as long as things don’t look right for them or their image are being questioned and the loosing of support from the malay masses. The coming byelection would be an indicator as to whether they are making headway or not.

    I have mentioned earlier, If umno do not protect MACC, lots of umno politicians will be hauled up for corruption and the umno will collapse. Najib’s position would also be shaky.

    A corrupted government is never sincere, they have to create issues to divert attention nor have any intention for racial harmony. 1 malaysia is another rubbish like islam hadhari.

    The more racial issues they play..good forPakatan in a long run.

    What happens if sin chew publishes a report the chinese are being sidelined..ISA and closure ???

    Mca and gerakan, have they come out to object strongly regarding the publication or just lip service…??? Mca owns the star but has no balls to do so.

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  3. batu giant
    Aug 05, 2009 @ 13:27:18

    the integrity of media is very suspicious in malaysia as there are too many racist commentators trying to have political career in the future. Opposition also have its own media voicing biasly and nonfactual. It is the norm. the only way to counter it is to open media to foreign investors. that will even out the rascal in the bush.

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  4. chanjoe
    Aug 05, 2009 @ 14:29:25

    Are we moving into bigger racial polarisation? National Service was set up to create better racial mixture among youths but it became a money making machine for UMNO buggers and became a death sentence camp for youths.

    UMNO tried to cling on to power by calling for unity with PAS and some PAS top guys responded positively looking for some ministerial postings. Even the Selangor PAS head Hassan Ali tried to sell out the people by trying to be the Menteri Besar with the Toyol last year. Now he is going after Ronnie Liu and I wont be surprise if his next target is Tan Sri Khalid for the MB seat.

    Najlis, MCA, Gerakan, MIC …all said nothing about the racial slurs in the UMNO controlled newspaper and your president as Unity minister dare not utter a word. Well…I wonder if my taxed money are going the right way for country’s development but seems into pockets of pariahs who are nothing but lapdogs of UMNO.

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  5. chanjoe
    Aug 05, 2009 @ 14:47:31

    Dr,

    This posting of yours reminds me of Dr Tan Kee Kwong, who is another of the mellow guys and just follows the tide and always believe that there is hope in Gerakan and tried to change the way Gerakan is moving along. However, he was kicked to the side as he was too mellow and I see very similar traits in you too and since Dr Tan has finally see the light at the end of the tunnel (he gave up BN and joined PKR)….its time for you to make your move. Why sit and wait and express your unhappiness in the side together with the morons….???? Move to the peoples’ choice and we can shout and write to our hearts content and not suffer with stress how your fellow guys in BN are so racially divided.

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  6. CTLee
    Aug 05, 2009 @ 15:29:05

    Dr. Hsu,

    Do you know that you have a lot of fans within and outside of Gerakan? You are one of the rare Politicians who who speak the Truth without fear or favour. The Chinese will label you as `CHUN ZI`or an uprighteous scholar.

    Are you prepare to resign from Gerakan in protest for the wrongdoing by BN, such as MACC, ISA etc. Your move will definitely create some waves, especially if you will to join the Pakatan. Will you join the ranks of true patriots like Zaid Ibrahim, RPK,etc ?

    Maybe the time and condition are not ripe. Only you will know.

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  7. CYC
    Aug 05, 2009 @ 15:32:53

    People with brain harvest the fruits while people with lesser brain sweat and fertile the land. so, we always have this “class” problem in our society. The higher hierarchy of society you are in you will virtually exempted from hard labour and all kind of struggle, politics included.

    As I have brain, therefore I am entitle to bigger share of the cake and lesser sufferings which you guys with lesser brain should endure on my behalf. That is the golden rule. No amount of suffering of the ordinary folks, be they subject to tear gas or water canon shooting etc is mentioning BUT are all done to protect the larger objective of the people with bigger brain.

    So, intellectuals invent slogan and philosophy of all sorts to ignite the spirit of liberalisation while the idiots lesser brains become the unknown soldiers meant to sacrifice for a larger objective.

    Damn it. I condemn the selfish intellectuals who talk loud and act last. The lesser brains, you are the one that make things happened and the REAL HERO even though history will never correctly recognise this fact. So, read history books with your heart and mind wide open and don’t misconstrue the REAL FACTS.

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  8. A true Malaysian
    Aug 05, 2009 @ 15:50:56

    Unhealthy trend …….

    This trend shows that UMNO has no desire to have a 2-party system that all right-thinking Malaysians desire for.

    UMNO just want to keep the power they enjoy since merdeka.

    Keep reminding ourselves this,

    https://hsudarren.wordpress.com/2009/04/09/a-poem-dedicated-to-all-malaysians/

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  9. A true Malaysian
    Aug 05, 2009 @ 15:56:23

    They want to keep power all to themselves. PERIOD

    Who is crazy for POWER then?

    Utusan reporting are just misleading…..

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  10. simple simon says
    Aug 05, 2009 @ 16:22:44

    If this silly Lim Sick Pin and Gerakan Youth is looking
    for something to protest, I suggest they hold a demonstration to protest the racist craps from Utusan. Do something useful.

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  11. Gerakan Watcher
    Aug 05, 2009 @ 16:32:37

    Dear Doctor,
    You will be chopped. You asked your party president to voice out? Chop your head first.

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  12. klm
    Aug 05, 2009 @ 16:46:20

    Gerakan watcher. Dr. Hsu dont mind being chopped. We the people will chop KTK. We will chop Gerakan.
    Duh!

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  13. Dr Hsu
    Aug 05, 2009 @ 16:51:18

    I only voice out along the lines of the party ideology, of a fair and equal society, of non racialism, of egalitarian principles… If these also chopped, then might as well change the ideology…

    Anyway, whatever happens does not really matter as long as I can sleep well at night answering to my own conscience.

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  14. chanjoe
    Aug 05, 2009 @ 16:58:38

    Very brave and strong words…Dr. Dont worry lah…KTK will not dare to chop you as he has lost his balls.

    Huan dared him to chop and he dare not. He is but a lapdog for Najlis who will lick up all the najlis of BN so he can have a kennel to stay and have a nice fat pay out of our hard earned taxes.

    I would say that if you have the guts and honour to stay in politics, there is no other way but to go. You know the ideology of Gerakan had changed long time ago but you are only bluffing yourself that it has not.

    Gerakan had shown and the people had shown and so what are you waiting for????? Dont stay with the Dark Forces….Join us in the Bright Forces and may the Force be with you.

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  15. cilipadi
    Aug 05, 2009 @ 17:49:07

    monk,

    I know for long how’s Malaysia works. There are “babies” that you have no choice, but to talk to them nicely, coax gently with them. If you don’t do that and raise your voice on them, these babies will retaliate, to the extent of scolding you for being this and that, like for being ungrateful, extreme or challenge their “susu” (milk in Malay, my Malay friend taught me).

    My Malay friend told me, these “babies” are not ordinary babies. They like to eat cilipadi, yet tak rasa pedas.

    At first, I don’t believe him. How can a baby can eat cilipadi, yet “tak pedas”. Worst, they can never grow-up. Now, I realised how stupid I was, for supplying them the hotest cilipadi for free, FOC for so long, yet, they keep on demanding, “tak cukup pedas”.

    I thank my Malay friend for making me so clever now. Thank you Zaid….(My Zaid is not Zaid Ibrahim of yours, just same name)

    babies makan cili, babies rasa tak pedas.

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  16. disgusted
    Aug 05, 2009 @ 17:57:20

    Babies? Cilipadi, you are joking.

    Poltergeist will be a better term, looks like brain, feel like brain but not a brain.

    Look like babies, scream like babies but not babies.

    Babies are innocent and ignorant but these babies are pure stupid endowed with something that looks like brains but not brains.

    And these so-called “babies” survive best spewing racist comments in a newspapers not fit to wipe our ass, after emptying our bowels.

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  17. cilipadi
    Aug 05, 2009 @ 18:07:16

    Whatever u wanna call them, monk. All lead to the small things, same conclusions. RPK has a better term…..I forgot.

    KTK is a baby …..? This baby doesn’t drink milk, drink KoPI-o.

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  18. Anonymous
    Aug 05, 2009 @ 22:09:47

    MEMALUKAN….
    MENGAIBKAN…
    This Govt is another Tutankhamen, Imhotep,
    another Pharoah.

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  19. Atila
    Aug 05, 2009 @ 23:11:30

    DrHsu

    This MACC is the begining of Altu….ya No.2…
    in the making.

    UMNO’s heart, kidney & lungs are in the newspapers. This is only orangs left.

    They breath via these newpapers, if they reform newpapers, UMNO wil die. They dont want to die thus, they will never reform.

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  20. Sani
    Aug 06, 2009 @ 15:11:50

    Friends

    I happen to just finish re-reading a book by Albert Lau
    ” A moment of anguish…..the politics of disengagement ”

    1) Back in 1964-1965, when Singapore was in the Federation.

    The actions by Utusan then + now is identical.

    Back then PAP was able to provide (in Singapore) + attract Malaysians of all races.

    2) Utusan, UMNO, MCA + MIC wanted rid the Multiracial folks.

    Racial distrust was + still is their core business.

    They wanted + got the Singapore Racial Riot of July + September 1965.

    3) UMNO, MCA + MIC were losing support back then to Multiracial Forces, just like now.

    4) The Utusan is saying exactly the same stuffs they said back then.

    5) Utusan + UMNO, MCA, MIC, went on a rampage to fan up ridicules communal nonsense in Singapore in 1965, just they are now in Malaysia.

    6)Racial Politics + Corruption together is a cancer, that will eat up the whole nation + goodwill between us.

    Like cancer, it won’t stop until Malaysia cease to function.

    The only way out is to amputate the forces of disharmony, before they destroy us all.

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