Hornbill Unleashed

September 13, 2016

WSJ should submit candidates for GE14, minister opens fire

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 9:01 PM

Communications and Multimedia Minister Salleh Said Keruak has launched a broadside on The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), saying the US-based publication should submit candidates for the next general election in Malaysia.

He said this is because of WSJ’s strong interest and inclination in Malaysian political affairs.

“They are behaving like politicians and campaigners, not credible or independent media,” he added in a blog posting.

According to Salleh, WSJ’s stories do not even contain new information, as the publication merely repeats and repackages unproven allegations.

“They never do anything to justify these smears beyond quoting anonymous sources and documents that – mysteriously – only the WSJ claims to have spoken to and seen.

“These may not exist, or they could originate from political opponents and be incomplete or wrong.

“The WSJ‘s Malaysia coverage has become desperate and obsessive. They have abandoned the fact-based principles of independent journalism to become nothing better than a partisan blog – the willing vehicle of politically motivated forces,” he said.

Salleh, who is also Umno treasurer-general, claimed that WSJ and those “feeding on it for their own selfish objectives” such as Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his proxies seek to influence Malaysia’s political process and dictate who should form the government.

“Their continuous onslaught is not about journalism, but about forcing their own arrogant and misguided vision onto Malaysia. If we submit, our harmonious, stable and prosperous majority-Muslim state would be eroded,” he cautioned.

However, Salleh pointed out that the days of ‘might is right’ and having to obey colonial masters are over.

“We will bend to no one, especially neocon media like the WSJ who pushed for the disastrous foreign interventions in Muslim countries such as Iraq. They are partly responsible for opening up a pandoras box of death, destruction and instability.

“Malaysians know better how to govern ourselves and maintain stability.

“We will ensure that only Malaysians decide our country’s future, and at the ballot box as part of democratic process,” he added.


Malaysiakini


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  1. KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 14 — As MCA announced its candidate for the Kluang federal seat in Johor, incumbent MP Liew Chin Tong revealed today the results of a recent independent survey showing disaffection for the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition among the constituency’s voters.

    Liew who is also Johor DAP chief said his party had commissioned Merdeka Center to carry out a public opinion poll to help it shape its campaign for the 14th general election due by 2018 and found the results startling.

    Citing the survey, Liew said 70 per cent of the 402 Kluang voters interviewed were dissatisfied with the federal government’s performance.

    “Notably, 56 per cent Malays are not satisfied with the Federal Government while only 39 per cent are satisfied,” he said in a statement.

    He added that the survey of 402 voters also found dissatisfaction was a high 61 per cent among government servants and government-linked company (GLC) workers.

    “We are entering into a very new terrain,” he said, claiming that this was the first time in his constituency’s history that more Malay voters have expressed dissatisfaction with the ruling coalition.

    The opinion poll was conducted by phone interviews between August 4 to 8 this year and involved 402 Kluang voters selected through a random stratified sampling along the lines of ethnicity, gender, age and polling districts, Liew said, adding that the margin of error was estimated at 4.9 per cent.

    The survey also found that 69 per cent of Kluang voters interviewed are of the view that the country is heading towards the wrong direction.

    “If GE13 was the curtain raiser of bigger things to come, GE14 is the ultimate battle to decide whether Malaysia will be a better nation or one that gets closer to a failed state,” Liew said.

    On Monday, MCA announced the nominations of its candidates for the Kluang parliamentary and Mengkibol state seats in Johor, which Liew said has kickstarted an early campaign which will help set the pace for electoral change in the 14th general election.

    Earlier this year, Liew predicted the BN could lose power in Johor — the birthplace and fortress of its anchor party Umno — at the next polls with a mere 10 per cent vote swing, and that a shift in voter sentiment could see the ruling pact cede up to 14 state seats and 11 parliamentary seats to the opposition.

    BN won 21 federal seats in Johor at the last general election in 2013 while PKR and DAP won five.

    The Opposition won 18 out of 56 state seats in Johor in the 13th general election, leaving BN with 38 seats, exactly two-thirds of the state legislative assembly.

    The collaboration between DAP, PAS and PKR as Pakatan Rakyat in Election 2013 then had allowed the opposition to triple its seat tally from just six seats won in the 2008 general election.

    – See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/in-polls-warm-up-kluang-mp-cites-70pc-voters-dissatisfied-with-putrajaya#sthash.HRLA3QZ6.dpuf

    Comment by Jeremy — September 14, 2016 @ 4:51 PM | Reply

  2. This retarded orang utang from Sabah has been and is consistently talking cock and rubbish each time he opened his mouth to defend Najib and his highly corrupted Umno Baru.

    Comment by Awaken Dayak — September 14, 2016 @ 12:52 PM | Reply

  3. Keep talking..talk some more. We are not stupid like you. We wanna see how long you can last . You asking WSJ to put candidates for GE14 ? How about you come and stand in Sarawak ? In the urban areas , don’t be like a mouse and stand in the rural areas.

    Comment by sipaigong — September 14, 2016 @ 12:12 PM | Reply

  4. This retarded monkey from Land below the wind brain full of sheet … should be sent back to the jungle immediately

    Comment by Tigeryk — September 14, 2016 @ 6:27 AM | Reply


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