Bro LGE. Please read this!
Many people, especially bloggers and journalists alike had a good laugh at your self-destructive silly joke. Even some of your comrades would agree that you shouldn’t have pulled such a trick because it reflects your level of low maturity.
Why must you offer ‘a conditional truce’ with the mainstream newspapers Utusan Malaysia and New Straits Times.
You said that in the spirit of fasting month Ramadan, you would invoke the ban you imposed on the newspapers and other media provided that they give you ample space to make denial and rebuttal. In other words, you were asking for a ‘space of self-defense’ from them.
YAB, sir, bro.
I am not being cynical but what have you understood about the spirit of Ramadan from your PAS friends? What did they tell you about truce?
A truce is a truce lor. No conditions should be applied. It has to be balance for both sides. If you put up such a condition, means you actually didn’t want it to be settled.
Or have your friends in PAS cheated you by saying that you must not tolerate with the Umno-linked newspapers but you should at least draw the attention from the media warlords that in Penang, you are the boss and you deserve to call the shots. Like it or not, they must comply.
A simple question – did any of your Pakatan Rakyat’s newspapers and new media give space for BN leaders like PM Datuk Seri Najib, DPM Muhyiddin and others to defend themselves from their baseless attacks, slander and harsh criticism?
Did they ever ask the kind of space you asked from Utusan and NST?
And as a comparison, who produces most lies – BN or PR media? I hope you answer it right!
By the way, I don’t think Utusan and NST will be sucked into your ‘diplomacy’ trap. The way you treated them all these while gave the impression how dictatorial you are over news matter. You don’t take simple criticism and you always label yourself as Mr Perfect when the truth is, you are the greatest pretender we’ve ever knew!
You want a clean image as Penang chief minister when you are factually embroiled in deep problems like your ‘honey’ issue, hill slope development, Penang Port and others. How are you attending to it? I think you will not give that ‘space’ to BN-linked newspapers to report.
Like Roket and Harakah, Utusan and NST will exercise their freedom to dig into each and every mishandling you do in Penang. Gutter politics aside, I believe they have more important and bigger issues to tell Penangites and Malaysians about your wrongdoings, not leaving any stone unturned!
After all, the manner in which you offered that truce to them gave the impression that you still want to dictate them.
So, what happens to the ‘freedom of the Press’ you have been propagating with the rest of Pakatan leaders? How free are the journalist in Penang?
I think you’ve been heavily influenced at how PAS banned and burnt Utusan and other BN-link publications in Kelantan. No wonder people say you are so afraid to comment adversely on their ‘hudud’ law.