Sunday, October 29, 2006

Zainuddin Maidin - Amusing Doctor Of Spin.

Lord Zam, Darth Vader of the Information Darkside went into spin mode today. But unlike a washing machine he spun left, right and centre.

First he gave some crap about wanting everyone to stop making criticisms and disclosures that are shameful to the Malays. He expanded the 'criticism and disclosure' category to include the strained relations between Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He then narrowed down the adverse effect of the said criticisms by cautioning that if they were allowed to go on, they would indirectly expose the 'weaknesses' of the Malays.

He gave this 'exposing the weaknesses' spin an Umno-style keris wielding type diabolical twist by furtively roping in Umno's favourite bogeyman by conspiratorially observing that "the non-Malay media were observing closely and were waiting for more disclosures including who received this and that (project)". Further twisting his keris he added that the people must be rational and not have any prejudice as to portray the Malays as a disgraceful lot.

Turning to his pet hate, press freedom, after a perfunctory praise of Pak Lah when he said that the media was more free and more liberal during Abdullah's administration compared to that of Dr Mahathir's, he again gave another berjuanging Umno-style spin by claiming that "the Malays are not comfortable with the current press freedom on several matters." To buttress that idiotic argument he once again referred to the perennial bogeyman by pronouncing on high that "lately, (the media) touched on the special privileges of the Malays and religion." In effect by a roundabout route Lord Zam still came back to the same premise - "Bangsa, Agama dan Negara, and beware those evil non-Malay bastards in the media."

But a smart survivor he indeed is, as he quickly covered his rear by also stating that he was "not preventing the mass media from reporting matters that were of public interest, but the leaders should stop making criticisms that were shameful."( Whatever that meant! )

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Blogger mob1900 said...

the Malaysian media must've great tolerance to cover all ZAM has to say, well under duress, of course! lolx

7:49 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Robin Goodfellow said...

"He then narrowed down the adverse effect of the said criticisms by cautioning that if they were allowed to go on, they would indirectly expose the 'weaknesses' of the Malays."

"the Malays are not comfortable with the current press freedom on several matters."

Said the Mamak from Kerala.

Nuff said.

8:59 PM GMT+8  
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

To strengthen their position, these UMNO mamak gangs love bashing the non-bumi!

9:56 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If there is a contest for 'The Spin Doctor of the year' Award, Zain shld be among the top of the top - 'The worst spin doc' that is.

12:20 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous spaceman said...

another distraction from the EPU methodology issue?

3:20 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zam who??? oh the pathetic clown. he is like flies.. will shut up when somebody whack him

10:17 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous smallVoice said...

At first I was not sure if my judgement on the Malay race was correct. I kept it to myself. Now, I heard it from one of them. Indeed, it confirms my thought.

But then again I am not convince by what he said, he said Malays are "ungraceful"; he said Malays are "weak"; he said..... By the way,is he really a Malay?

Well, that's what he said, I didn't say it, please, don't anyone throw stone at me.

8:28 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Depicted from column in The Age, Australia. March 12 2008

Zainuddin Maidin, the information minister, lost his seat. A measure of how complacent the Government had become was its appointment of the inept Zainuddin to the role in the first place. His appalling performance on Al Jazeera television late last year was a very public international humiliation for all Malaysians. Voters did what Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi did not have the guts to do: they removed him from office.

Malaysia's media has become so discredited that local bloggers are now hugely popular. Zainuddin had patronisingly warned Malaysians about false information spread by bloggers. They responded by voting one of the most popular bloggers — Jeff Ooi — into parliament.

11:23 PM GMT+8  

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