Utusan publishes notice on blogger’s ‘explanation’

Malaysiakini | May 12, 11

Utusan Malaysia, which came under heavy fire over its unsubstantiated report alleging a ‘Christian state’ conspiracy, today carried a notice that Bigdog, the blogger who created the controversy, had published an “explanation” on his blog.

Contrary to the earlier approach of highlighting Bigdog’s allegation at its front page, Utusan only published a two-paragraph notice on an inside page, without reporting the contents of the so-called “explanation”.

“Bigdog, who sparked controversy when he revealed the pledge by pastors during their meeting in Penang recently to make Christianity as the official religion of the federation, has come forward to make an explanation about this issue,” read the notice titled “Bigdog’s explanation”.

The Umno-owned Malay daily then provided the address of Bigdog’s blog and the title of the “explanation” – May God bless all of us.

However, a check on the blog found that Bigdog, whose real name is Zakhir Mohamed (right), did not provide any further explanation on his allegation.

Besides stressing that Muslims should respect Christianity and its adherents, he reiterated the allegation that “what was maintained as an issue was the pastors’ pledge to bring a ‘Christian’ prime minister to Malaysia and perhaps turn Christianity into an official religion”.

But compared with his earlier allegation which had sparked a public uproar, Zakhir seemed to have toned down this allegation by adding the word “perhaps” in the posting.

  1. #1 by Godfather on Thursday, 12 May 2011 - 5:57 pm

    All Fat Dog did was to repeat his allegation, so what is Hishamuddin going to do about it ? Another probe like the Anwar video probe – to let it simmer and simmer, with no intention of closing the case ?

  2. #2 by Equalizer on Thursday, 12 May 2011 - 6:26 pm

    Published: Thursday May 12, 2011 MYT 6:05:00 PM
    Utusan issued letter of caution over ‘Kristian Agama Rasmi?’ article (STAR)

    PUTRAJAYA: Utusan Malaysia has been issued a letter of caution by the Home Ministry for its article ‘Kristian Agama Rasmi? (Christianity the official religion?)’ that was published on May 7.

    Deputy secretary-general (security) Datuk Abdul Rahim Mohd Radzi, in a statement Thursday, said Utusan’s chief editor was called to the ministry on Thursday to explain the article, which contradicted the Printing Presses and Publishing Act 1984.

  3. #3 by undertaker888 on Thursday, 12 May 2011 - 6:41 pm

    That’s all to him. A dog. frigging free loader fat dog.

  4. #4 by habis on Thursday, 12 May 2011 - 6:43 pm

    The Damage had been done and there do not seemed to have an official apology both from Mad Dog and UM.The chief editor of UM should be sacked for intentionally inciting racial unrest, trying to endanger the stability of our country and instigating the malays to harbour hatred and mistrust toward christians.To put it bluntly the action by the Home Ministry is certainly Too mild inview of such serious offence and surely does not serve as a deterrent for future offenders.

  5. #5 by Loh on Thursday, 12 May 2011 - 8:33 pm

    Mahathir’s words

    By Dr. Mahathir Mohamad on May 12, 2011 7:56 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBacks (0)

    ///13. To remain ahead in wealth the Americans and Europeans invented a new market – the money market. They invented ways of making money from money. These they call products although they cannot be eaten or used.///–Mamakthir

    The universal truth is that nobody pays if he does not need what he gets. If the money market allows the operators to make money, it simply means that the market satisfies the needs of the users. The items utilized might be money, and just like movie, it cannot be eaten or used, but it can be watched.

    ///18. Other ways of making money were invented. Hedge funds, carry trade, currency trade, mergers and acquisitions, investment in ’emerging markets’ (formerly known as developing countries), junk bonds, securitised mortgage, commercial paper, short selling, index funds, sub-prime loans, private equity funds, repo market, structured investment vehicles, etc etc

    19. Any of these things can give huge profits. For the astute players any of these things can make them millionaires or billionaires overnight, practically overnight.///–Mamakthir

    It sounds so simple and if it is true, why wouldn’t bankers in Malaysia become billionaires overnight? Is it because only Christians and Jews are entitled to be billionaires?

    ///20. The money market products yield nothing substantial. They create no jobs, no tangible products, no trade in goods or services, no spin-offs in terms of business, no transportation of goods by land, sea or air.///– Mamakthir

    If the traders make billions as claimed, then that billion dollars are certainly going to be involved in other economic activities, besides the activities involved in earning those billions. That cannot be accomplished by simple clicking on computers.

    ///21. Yet the size of the transactions in monetary terms is mind-boggling. The trade in currencies is said to amount to four (4) trillion US dollars a day. It is the size of the total German productivity for a year. Yet no jobs are created, no goods or services are produced, no movement of anything is seen.///– Mamakthir

    Even collecting money from the banks would need hands. What is not seen cannot be proof that nothing is involved.

    ///22. Of course the people involved in the trade make billions of dollars. Operating out of tax free havens, they report to no one and pay no tax.

    23. The money market players and the billions they make contribute to the high GDP and the Per Capita incomes of America and Europe.///–Mamakthir

    Lucky are the nationals of the countries where they can create a smokeless industry which make much more than others which earn money trading off their environment. Tax policy is the proprietary right of the governments concerned.

    ///24. Then came the collapse. The bubble bursts. And there was nothing spilling from the burst bubbles.///– Mamakthir

    The burst bubbles show that the bubbles were valuable until they burst. The criticism should be on why the bubbles had to burst. It was the money market which had sustained the prosperity leading to 2008. Without the money market, the level of world economy would be lower than what had been over the past decades. Some people prefer to experience good time however transient. Others prefer not to be spoilt if good days are not sustainable. The world has done away with absolute rulers who decide for others.

    ///25. The money market players know nothing about other business, about the production of goods and service, about real trade in these things. Actually all of them have become poor.

    26. And so they resort to printing money, to remain rich. But the money they print is as valuable as toilet paper. ///–Mamakthir

    Why does Malaysia still claim to have foreign reserves when they comprise of toilet paper?

  6. #6 by rockdaboat on Thursday, 12 May 2011 - 10:29 pm

    Assuredly, this Big Lump of Shit will be sent to hell and be tormented for eternity.

  7. #7 by on cheng on Friday, 13 May 2011 - 4:42 pm

    The old M know nothing abt economy shown by his twisted logic on economy

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