Thursday, April 17, 2008

Pro-Government Paper Flays Ruling Party

The dominant party in Malaysia’s ruling coalition today faced an unexpected attack from a major pro-government daily which accused its leaders of “boorish and loutish” behaviour and asked it to get down to the work of governing.

The Barisan Nasional coalition, which has been in power since 1950, returned to rule with a dented majority in the 8 March general elections amid discontentment among ethnic minority communities like Indians.


The New Straits Times blasted the leading partner of the coalition, United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) in a front-page editorial, telling it to stop “whining and blaming each other for the dismal election results. ”A few incidents like the demolition of a 100-year-old Hindu temple, brandishing a kris (sword) by a lawmaker claiming supremacy of Malays in this multi-ethnic country had provided extra impetus for the Chinese and Indians to abandon the BN at the polls.

Sections of the party have urged premier Mr Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to resign following the electoral results. and asked “retired” UNMO leaders to let Mr Abdullah do his job, an apparent reference to former leader Mr Mahathir Mohammed. (The Statesman)

***** From where or whom did the normally servile NST get the guts to slam its political and financial master? Any guesses?

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5 Comments:

Anonymous SM said...

The NST would not dare say anything against UMNO unless it was told to do so by "someone" high enough! Why? There's always an ulterior reason when it comes to UMNO. We know that for sure at least. Come on, face it, we are not that stupid lah!
None of our Government-controlled Media would dare say anything against the BN or UMNO.
I this to show everyone the "new" open democratic way of the BN?

10:29 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tingkat 4

10:47 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is called "Blowing with the Wind", i.e. casting off ties with the soon-to-be-discarded PM and showing its boundless loyalty with the new PM

11:42 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous mohd ismail said...

It is another way of saying 'stop asking abdullah badawi to step down". After all the most powerful person in NST is Kalimullah Hassan, an Abdullah lapdog.

2:48 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why now NST when they are no longer in power? Where were you when Hashitmuddin waved his kris and Nazri, Zam, and the other idiots were making a mockery of our palimentary system? Obviously this is a well orchestrated piece to make somebody looks good.

9:48 PM GMT+8  

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