Closure of TV 3 is neither DAP nor Pakatan Harapan policy

The closure of TV3 is neither DAP nor Pakatan Harapan policy.

The DAP MP for Jelutong RSN Rayer has explained that he was venting his personal frustrations at how TV3 had vilified the Penang State Government and the Penang Chief Minister for the last 10 years but would abide by the DAP and Pakatan Harapan policy on press freedom.

I have been vilified and demonized by UMNO/BN leaders, propagandists and quinoa cybertroopers for all the baseless, unMalaysian and unspeakable misdemeanours and misdeeds, including from the former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, which could cover quite a volume, and I do not think anyone can equal my frustrations at such lies, fake news and false information.

DAP and Pakatan Harapan leaders must set the tone for a new Malaysia, where there will no place for vengeance and settling of scores, unless the law had been broken.

We must be aware and conscious of the exhilarating sense of freedom in the air felt by Malaysians at the historic results of the 14GE on 9th May on Wednesday giving Malaysians a second chance to re-set nation-building policies and directions after a long night of repression.

I believe top on the agenda of the Pakatan Harapan government is to ensure press freedom in the country, and I suggest that one of the first acts of the 14th Parliament must be the repeal of the Anti-Fake News Act, and the initiation of a consultation process with journalist and press organisations and NGOs as to how we can ensure press freedom in Malaysia.

(Media Statement in Kuala Lumpur on Friday, 11th May 2018)

  1. #1 by undertaker888 on Friday, 11 May 2018 - 10:22 pm

    With so many BN MPs going to crossover, will PH then in time become another BN? Please just get enough to form the state govt in states that are hung. Drain the swamp, not retain the swamp.

  2. #2 by winstony on Saturday, 12 May 2018 - 9:51 am

    Although many BN MPs wanted to jump ship to
    the PH, the latter must check them thoroughly to ensure that only those with integrity, corruption free and free of any wrong doing will be allowed to do so.
    If the same crowd that caused this country so much problems are freely allowed to join PH without stringent vetting, they will only muddy the whole pond!
    And we are back to square one!

  3. #3 by winstony on Saturday, 12 May 2018 - 11:14 am

    The Malaysian Parliament must be the supreme lawmaker in this country.
    Full stop.
    It transcends any and all other agencies and institutions and nothing can be kept secret from it.
    And nothing the takes place in Parliament can be hidden from the public with perhaps matters of security as the only exception.
    Everything that happens in this country can be scrutinised by Parliament.

    and will be subject to scrutiny by Parliament.
    There must be no

  4. #4 by good coolie on Saturday, 12 May 2018 - 12:01 pm

    Right! Members of Parliament, whether from the ruling coalition or the opposition, must be respected. Members of Parliament are not the rubber stamp of dictatorial-minded Executives. By the way, is it safe to criticise the self-confessed [former] “dictator”?

    Hats off to Dr. M for his sacrifice, especially in the last two days!

  5. #5 by SuperStringhg on Sunday, 13 May 2018 - 11:30 am

    This fight for free and democracy taught everyone ONE lesson…Only the Honest, people with Integrity, capable and committed should be running the government. It is not easy to find such people, however, the government of the day must develop a mechanism to sieve out such men and women to serve the country, nothing less! Institutions as we see can easily over-taken by Evil people at the top.

  6. #6 by good coolie on Sunday, 13 May 2018 - 5:09 pm

    Shall we now see TV reporting news unbiasedly? Enough of the gomen-TV stuff, with pretty and handsome presenters incongruously spewing propaganda and lies. I shall not name names! What about silly gomen-papers? Shame on you news-people!

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