Kick them out

— Sam Peh
The Malaysian Insider
Aug 26, 2012

AUG 26 — There are two options that the BN government relies on: deny even in the face of evidence or keep silent.

The first option was used by Koh Tsu Koon (can anyone explain to me why he is still around? Didn’t he get trounced?) when he told the MCA newsletter that he was unaware that a circular had been sent out by the National Unity Department of the Prime Minister’s Department asking Chinese and Indian students to make up the numbers for the National Day Parade. For their troubles, they would get some cash and a T-shirt.

Koh said no such was needed. But the problem with that bare denial is that circular has been sent to several institutions of higher learning and that it appears that The Malaysian Insider has got its hands on one such circular. Of course, the MCA newsletter will publish anything without checking. Instead of taking the word of a Cabinet minister (who trusts these chaps?), their reporters should have called up the Department of National Unity or even checked with a few private institutions but I suppose that would involve doing some real journalism.

The second BN option is silence when faced with a troublesome issue. Sometimes, the silence is because Putrajaya believes that the issue will blow over. (That is why Putrajaya kept quiet for months while PKR lifted the veil of the NFC scam).

At times, the silence allows Putrajaya to buy some time while it cooks up an explanation about some expose. Take the embarrassing disclosure from an anonymous senior police officer on how crime statistics are being manipulated so that the government can show that crime is down.

According to this detailed expose, crime figures are fudged under different categories. In reality, it is a public relations exercise aimed at duping the Malaysian public.

Nearly a week has passed since this explosive expose but there has been silence from Hishammuddin Hussein, Ismail Omar and Idris Jala and those masters of statistics, Pemandu. Why the delay?

Need to cobble together a cerita that is believable, is it? Just a caution: the senior cop who blew the whistle knows more and will be waiting to poke holes in your cerita.

  1. #1 by boh-liao on Monday, 27 August 2012 - 2:04 am

    UmnoB’s SOP: sometimes elegant SILENCE is GOLDEN
    N oh dat boh hood wimp, he will even deny his head was chopped off n his body shredded to pieces n trampled into a pulp by Pg UmnoB
    As long as he has his ‘YES Minister’ post (discarded by voters, so what me worry), semua OK 1, “tolong don’t kacau me lah” he pleads

  2. #2 by monsterball on Monday, 27 August 2012 - 10:37 am

    Wasting time to talk of useless leeches.

  3. #3 by sheriff singh on Monday, 27 August 2012 - 11:15 am

    The IGP should have immediately opened his mouth to defend his troops but he has chosen to maintain an ‘elegant silence’. Why?

    Maybe they are busy concentrating on the 87 years old Chin Peng and the Communist ‘threat’ and have no time to respond. Next year maybe?

  4. #4 by sheriff singh on Monday, 27 August 2012 - 11:20 am

    You expect the wooden puppet Koh Tsu Goon to say something? He only moves when the master pulls his strings.

    As for Jala, he is praying for some inspiration as to how to confess any sins.

  5. #5 by sheriff singh on Monday, 27 August 2012 - 11:24 am

    The cost price of ‘patriotism’ for the Chinese and Indian University students is RM 20 x5 = RM 100 plus 5 packets of nasi campur. No extra marks will be awarded for their exams or ECA however.

  6. #6 by sheriff singh on Monday, 27 August 2012 - 11:27 am

    And a factory reject T-shirt too with Ah Jib Gor’s face (leftovers from the recent MIC’s function in Selangor).

  7. #7 by David69 on Friday, 31 August 2012 - 11:21 pm

    I believed all this is because in some countries people volounteer to join the parade instead of being asked.

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