Claims that DAP spends RM108 million in past six years to employ a 200-strong Red Bean Army of cybertroopers a total figment of imagination of Utusan Malaysia and failed UMNO/BN propagandists

Yesterday, the UMNO “lies-paper” Utusan Malaysia front-paged “Perangi Red Bean Army – Pelbagai pihak gesa kerajaan pinda Akta Komunikasi dan Multimedia” while today another UMNO mouthpiece New Straits Times headlined “’Anwar using Red Bean Army to incite hatred’”.

Suddenly, the “Red Bean Army” has become the vogue of attack of the gutter press of UMNO/BN.

Even the truculent and belligerent new Home Minister, Datuk Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was roped into the propaganda “circus” with him declaring that the Home Ministry, via the police, will work together with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) as well as Malaysian CyberSecurityj to check immediately the channelling of contents by certain cybertrooper groups which violate social media laws.

How much I had wished that the police, the MCMC and Malaysian CyberSecurity had identified the culprits and cleaned up the racism and poison spewed by UMNO/Barisan Nasional cybertroopers on the Internet during the 13th general elections, in particular those which had targetted me and the DAP as either having caused the May 13 riots in 1969, or all the lies and falsehoods to paint a picture that I am anti-Malay, anti-Islam and anti-Malay Rulers.

But absolutely nothing had been done.

Now they are pointing their fingers at DAP for spending RM15 million a year to employ a 200-strong Red Bean Army of cybertroopers to attack Umno/BN leaders on the cyberspace, which is a total figment of the imagination of Utusan Malaysia and failed Umno/BN propagandists.

Yesterday’s Utusan, for instance, alleged that the DAP employs 200 Red Bean Army (RBA) cybertroopers who are paid RM3,000 a month since six years ago; that the DAP expenditures for the Red Bean Army (RBA) is some RM1.5 million a month, split into two parts with one operating from a hotel in Kuala Lumpur and the other based in Komtar in Penang – all these are modern-day fairy tales completely without one iota of truth in them!

According to the Utusan report, the modus operandi of the Red Bean Army cybertroopers is to attack any politician, businessman or entertainer who are seen as pro-BN via facebook, tweet, YouTube in order to arouse racial hatred of Chinese voters against them.

Let me state clearly and categorically that until a few days ago when I came across the Utusan Malaysia series of write-ups on the so-called “Red Bean Army”, I have not heard of the term before.

If Utusan and the Umno/BN propagandists are right, that DAP has under its wing some 200 cybertroopers who are paid RM3,000 a month for the past six years – this would mean a monthly outlay of some RM600,000 a month, RM7.2 million a year or a total budget of RM43.2 million in the past six years!

Further, if DAP spends RM1.5 million a month on the cybertroopers, in six years the budget would have come to a shattering RM108 million!

DAP just does not have this type of money although to UMNO/BN, this is just a drop in the ocean of their funds!

DAP does not pay a single sen to any cybertroopers, unlike UMNO/BN which used hundreds of millions of ringgit of public funds to organise Social Media Conventions all over the country to raise an army of 10,000 Umno/BN cybertroopers in the run-up to the 13th general elections.

Should we call this 10,000 Umno/BN cybertroopers the Belachan Army, Ikan Bakar Army or Cincin Army?

Let Zahid or the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak give Malaysians a full and proper accounting of the Umno/BN “Belanchan, Ikan Bakar or Cincin” army of cybertroopers!

** Speech (2) at the opening of the Johor DAP MPs and SAs workshop at Johor DAP State premises in Nusajaya

  1. #1 by worldpress on Sunday, 26 May 2013 - 8:12 pm

    orang gila

  2. #2 by boh-liao on Sunday, 26 May 2013 - 8:52 pm

    Quiz: R d US n UK citizens d most powerful ppl in this world?
    NO, NO, NO!
    Now all over d world, ppl acknowledge dat Bangladeshis r d MOST powerful ‘cos they CAN vote in another country 2 elect an unpopular goverment

  3. #3 by cinaindiamelayubersatu on Sunday, 26 May 2013 - 9:04 pm

    utusan sampah,bagai meludah ke langit terkena muka sendiri. Sumbat mulut perkasa dengan utusan sampah baru cakap orang lain..

  4. #4 by Taxidriver on Sunday, 26 May 2013 - 9:13 pm

    Tentera Kacang Merah? Mana?

  5. #5 by bruno on Sunday, 26 May 2013 - 9:13 pm

    Umnoputras,cronies and family members have siphoned “haram oney” out of the country to date trillions of ringgit.

    If even it is true that DAP has the funds to spent 108 million on the red bean army,so what?Why not ask Dr M how much he and Umno has spent on bloggers and cybertroopers.They will make the DAP look like ants among midgets.

  6. #6 by drngsc on Sunday, 26 May 2013 - 9:16 pm

    Hah hah hah.
    Utusan has never been a very smart newspaper anyway. They probably think that DAP is as rich as UMNO, and that LKS and LGE are cronies, given million dollar contracts by UMNO.
    In a weird way, they are saying that DAP has a million dollar cyber troopper support. That may be true.
    Utusan Malaysia must learn that some of us did it because we love Malaysia, and we did it for free. Not like UMNO.
    Najib, the 47% PM, please learn that.

    Up Up DAP volunteer cybertroopers.
    For change.

  7. #7 by negarawan on Sunday, 26 May 2013 - 9:22 pm

    This is part of the UMNO/BN mindset that only money can motivate people, including themselves – money politics all the way. UMNO/BN is rottten to the core with corruption….

  8. #8 by yhsiew on Sunday, 26 May 2013 - 9:32 pm

    Dear Home Minister, make sure you also check UMNO/BN cybertrooper groups which violate social media laws.

  9. #9 by tuahpekkong on Sunday, 26 May 2013 - 10:08 pm

    drngsc, 47% PM? Wow! that is for too excessive. I have heard about the Mr.10% . Incidentally, this came out of the mouth of an ex-PM.

  10. #10 by hurricanemax on Sunday, 26 May 2013 - 10:12 pm

    Ang Tau Peng!

    LOL! But seriously Mr Lim, why would any one, let alone you, bother to reply to the trash papers?

    Please stick to serious issues like for e.g. get a Shadow cabinet going.

  11. #11 by drngsc on Sunday, 26 May 2013 - 11:33 pm

    Not only 47% PM but 47% ( Including CIMB ) PM.
    CIMB stands for Cambodians, Indons, Myanmaris and Bangladeshis ).

  12. #12 by Aristotle on Monday, 27 May 2013 - 12:34 am

    What is UMNO so afraid of now? DAP cybertroopers? Or is it Malaysian Cybertroopers? The blame game continues. Instead of taking one step backwards and evaluate themselves, UMNO continues to point their fingers at others or should we say the chinese? Surely there is change in Najib cabinet members but sadly a change to ignorance and sheer arrogance. Simply refuse to look at itself in front of the mirror to rectify its flop of the 1Malaysia policy. We can only continue to dream that Utusan immunity will be removed one day. In order to hide all its flops, it needs to shut down the communication channel. The less political savvy the rakyat, the better it is for them.

  13. #13 by sheriff singh on Monday, 27 May 2013 - 1:07 am

    Urutan Malaysia – Just ignore them. They are only good for URUTs.

  14. #14 by sheriff singh on Monday, 27 May 2013 - 1:23 am

    Next, some UMNO / BN / Urutan people will say George Soros is the one who provided the money. Just wait. Its coming.

  15. #15 by tweedy4 on Monday, 27 May 2013 - 5:02 am

    These fabricated lies originated from this ex-DAP youth leader. See video :-

  16. #16 by buylower2003 on Monday, 27 May 2013 - 7:20 am

    Who cares? Utusan is BN’s mouthpiece & in its spare time gives BN blowjobs too loool

  17. #17 by Sallang on Monday, 27 May 2013 - 7:51 am

    We have not been paid a single sen by DAP to write what we felt about the elections,
    Just like we had to bring our own water when attending ‘ceramahs’, unlike BN providing food and Psy to entertain.
    It was easy for Utusan to write as such, because only they know how to do it, spending public funds like their own. Did UMNO cybertroopers get paid RM3000 a month? I believe they did.
    So be it. They wrote nonsense to annoy instead of to influence. Some may try to twist facts, but after much reading, they do not make sense, and using different names.

    Agree with
    ” hurricanemax on Sunday, 26 May 2013 – 10:12 pm”
    ” Please stick to serious issues like for e.g. get a Shadow cabinet going.”

  18. #18 by bush on Monday, 27 May 2013 - 10:02 am

    Take them to court. They have tarnished the DAP’s reputation.

    Ask them to prove the money spend on cybertroopers.

  19. #19 by lee tai king (previously dagen) on Monday, 27 May 2013 - 2:41 pm

    I post my comments here regularly (and elsewhere, less regularly) and i dont receive a single cent from DAP.

    In fact, I am not a DAP member and am not in contact with any of DAP party member.

    So guess, I am not a wot? red bean thingy.

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