Sunday, May 20, 2007

Whacky Dictator Zam Goes Ballistic Over Press Freedom.

There he goes again foaming at the mouth, snarling and growling incoherently, ready to pounce on and tear you to shreds. No, not a rabid canine. I'm referring to our honourable Information Minister Datuk Seri Zainuddin Maidin who according to Bernama has ticked off certain media organisations for 'abusing the transparency' of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi by rekindling racial political issues.

He said the move could harm the 'social contract' that has been well received by the Malays, Chinese and Indians. (Notice how he assumes firstly that the so-called social contract agreed upon at Independence is similar to the currently hijacked bastardized version, which includes the eternal implementation of the aptly named and internationally notorious Never Ending Policy. Secondly he arrogantly presupposes that it is universally accepted and acclaimed by all Malaysians! Has this man taken leave of his senses?)

As if to underline and emphasize his inability to come to terms with a rapidly changing and more inter-connected and well informed world, he pathetically admitted that "to me, press freedom cannot go beyond the time-tested social contract!" Zainuddin said matters agreed to in the social contract should not be questioned by the media as the move would create adverse effects.

He expressed disappointment over attempts by certain media to highlight incidents such as the May 13 racial riots, Maybank's move to impose 50 per cent stake ownership by Bumiputeras in legal firms and the Parliament leaking roof issue.

Abusing the transparency allowed by the prime minister as the head of government could ruin the pillar of strength of Malaysians who have been living in peace and harmony, he said.

On the publication of a book on May 13 by former Petaling Jaya MP Dr Kua Kia Soong, Zainuddin said the book would only serve to arouse anxiety among multiracial Malaysians. He said although the Government had not banned the book authored by the former Internal Security Act (ISA) detainee, certain media have reported that the book has been banned and has been sold off.

He advised the people not to be carried away by the negative views of certain individuals about the government through postings in their blog sites. "They try to incite the people's ill-feelings (through their blogs)," he said.

Earlier, in his speech, Zainuddin said the New Economic Policy (NEP) introduced about 30 years had succeeded in nation-building. "The NEP has helped mould a strong Malaysian race by way of fostering racial unity which must be maintained at all costs," he added.

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That claim by Zam is poppycock and he is merely attempting to perpetuate a myth. As far as I can see, the NEP has estranged the Bumis and non-Bumis almost irreparably. I wonder how racial unity can be meaningfully 'fostered' by officially depriving entire races without the slightest concern for the miserably poor in these groups who have been so very unfairly categorized as the 'haves' and made to suffer extreme poverty and torment all these decades? It is precisely the uncomfortable questions and unpalatable observations like those posted here which Zam wishes to conceal and totally suppress if possible.

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9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

funny isnt it? screw up big time on the Parliament leaks. Well, as citizens we cant discuss, rant and moan about the leakages, money and a lot of it that is.
We, as taxpayers, are supposed to keep mum and let them continue to screw up big time and of course plunder the country's wealth with impunity at the same time.
Close your eyes, pray in silence and things will be alrite. Is that what you are asking, Mr Zam?
By the way, i am still wondering how you obtain the Tokoh award! Beats me really.

3:14 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well said....

3:35 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What freedom he meant? Any comment that is bad to UMNO is unfair. NEP will Never End as long as UMNO is alive. May 13 will be used time and again to threaten non-Malay as long as the rakyat do not know the truth.
Freedom of press? U r free to report all the lies and cover up all the wrongdoings of UMNO, that's how free it can be. Any report condemning non-UMNO is fair, that's freedom to UMNO.

5:45 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After 50 years of independence, of which, 33 years was spent under the discrimative NEP supporting a supposedly handicapped majority, which has neither the shame nor principle to stand on it's own two feet like the rest of us, whats more to stand as one nation!

I've slogged long & hard feeding the present government with people like Zam free loading on the gravy train.

I've done my patriotic duty.
Enough is enough!
My bridge is burnt!

For the sake of my kids I am seriously looking to migrate out of this stinking rat hole.

Vote BN Not!

7:31 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After the nation of Isreal was first established after the Second World War, the Jews make it so difficult for the Arabs living there so much so that alot of them left as refugees. Up to today those refugees were not welcomed back to Isreal for they would tilt the demographic balance against the Jewish.
Think against before you leave and the implications. More important is to equip the future generation to be globally at ease wherever he/she might be. There is no reason why one should only think of working in Malaysia. Why not HK/Spore/London?

9:50 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Billy said...

What kind of twisted logic does this Zam have? To him, his wrong is right and to others, their rights are wrongs. UMNO has always and will always use the May 13 incident at every GE as the bogeyman to plant fears into the rakyat. So I guess it is OK for him to do it when a book written on the tragedy with supporting documents is not OK. I was one who was nearly killed and should have been traumatised but still I want a closure on this to find out who was /were the cultprits behind this insidious incident. As far as Parliament is concerned, now the latest is about the wiring problem. If this is brought up during a debate, would it mean it is a racial issue. The water leak plus the electicity leak do not go well together and one day, sooner than later, and I believe it is going to be sooner, that one MP (hopefully not Zam) will get electrocuted and only then will they see this as a national tragedy.
For heaven's sake, Zam, come down from your ivory tower and stop viewing issues from the narrow prism of race. Everything around you concerns you and me, and the rakyat. Wake up man, before it's too late!

4:53 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poly-ticks actors can be like old junkie vehicles, leaking engine, four punctured tires, broken steering wheel, peeled off body paint and malfunctioning brakes that even Pustakom will reject a mile away on sight(taking it off the road without second thoughts). We have an excellent example here, with leaking brain and a punctured mouth. Malfunctioning thoughts and broken common sense.

1:44 PM GMT+8  
Blogger orang said...

Press freedom is the only effective antidote against power abuse and corruption. It puts public officials in full glare of publicity. Sadly, there is no press freedom in this country.

8:05 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Totally agree with 'anonymous 7.31pm. The minorities was and still is supporting the economy of Malaysia and the 'retarded,problem' majority. period.

2:22 PM GMT+8  

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