Anonymous : UTUSAN is so soiled and dirty that you can't even use it to wipe the toilet.
The whole bunch of malays working at Utusan spreading lies and falsehood are scums of the society and threat to the people and the country. Dont they have shame? If only BN had won GE14, Utusan would have gone high gear with its lies.
COMMENT | A young Utusan Malaysia factotum recently told me that the Malay daily could do a lot for Harapan. Utusan,
he claimed, could spread the Harapan message to their readership and
perhaps even give coverage to the DAP. All of this was brought upon by
the reality that Utusan is now in the crapper and begging the current regime for a bailout.
The recent plea by the Utusan faction
of the National Union of Journalists for some benefice by the Bersatu
grand poobah is an extremely funny read, considering the tone of their
coverage. Before the historic May 9th win, Umno and their proxies were
hell-bent on leather attempting to demonise anyone “colluding” with the
I asked him jokingly if Utusan would
ever consider apologising to Lim Kit Siang and the DAP, and was
surprised that this young man gave me a look as if he was seriously
considering it. Think about it. Utusan used to say that – maybe they still do – the DAP was the power behind the throne.
if the DAP is really the power behind the Harapan throne and everyone
else in Harapan is just slavishly obeying the DAP, then perhaps Utusan should ask the DAP to bail them out. After all, Malay politicians being beholden to the DAP is an Utusan Malaysia talking point, an Umno talking point, a PAS talking point, an Isma talking point, even a talking point for Dr Zakir Naik.
The paper now says that it is sorry for its one-sided reporting. Mind you, I could care less if Utusan’s reporting is one-sided. In "So what if Utusan is anti-DAP?" I argued that Utusan’s claim that Malaysiakini is pro-DAP is about as useful as not acknowledging that Utusan is anti-DAP. By this, I mean that Utusan and Malaysiakini
both have their biases, which are ultimately irrelevant so long as the
state does not favour one over the other. Since the state does favour Utusan, this leaves Malaysiakini as one of the few 'independent' – even if allegedly pro-opposition – media outlets in the country.
Utusan, at one time, was upset because Malaysiakini was not sanctioned for "wild and slanderous" readers comments. I get that Utusan would
be upset by comments made by columnists and journalists, but to get
upset about readers' comments is the kind of horse manure that would be
pushed by their one time masters in a bid to silence dissent, and
ironically even considered by a member of the Harapan government What pisses me off is, when Utusan went after someone like lawyer Rosli Dahlan and had to apologise for its slanderous coverage:
hereby again, upon request and with the consent and express agreement
of lawyer Rosli Dahlan, repeat the contents of the said public apology
referred to above and hereby again unconditionally and unreservedly
apologise to lawyer Rosli Dahlan for our said untruthful article and we
regret the damage that we have caused to him." The attacks against Malaysians - is a "crime" that cannot be just dismissed as partisan politics.
hope our political differences can be put aside. The mentality of
newspapers produced by the company has changed for our survival,"
claimed the recent open letter, which basically means now that Umno has
screwed us, we need a new sugar daddy for which we can do some dirty
So why doesn’t Utsuan start giving the DAP some positive coverage? A freebie, if you like, until something long term can be worked out. After all, Utusan editors
are on record – during a BTN sponsored event – that their role was to
spin and lie for the government and that this took money. Unlike many
people who do not bother reading Utusan, I pay attention to the propaganda coming out of the paper.
was interesting reading comments from everyone, from the MCA to Kua Kia
Soong, who they quoted at length, but conveniently left out the context
of their criticisms and the overall big picture politics of someone
like Kua. It was – is – fun reading how Utusan always claimed that an outfit like Malaysiakini was out to disrupt the peace and stability of the country, while engaging in the behaviour they accused Malaysiakini of. Utusan claims
that like a piece of coal, they could turn into a diamond.
turn coal into a diamond with pressure. So, what kind of pressure should
be applied to turn Utusan into a polished diamond? I mean, when you get down to it, it is not a radical shift in identity politics for Utusan to become a Harapan propaganda organ, right?
We know Utusan will
always spin, lie and slander for their political masters. Would this be
something Harapan would be interested in? What do you think the
reaction of their readers would be when they suddenly see glowing
articles about how the DAP is not the power behind the throne, Malays
rights are not in jeopardy, or that Christianity proselytisation is
actually a myth?
Maybe Utusan thinks that it could be a
house organ for the Malay politicians in Harapan. A kind of pressure
group which could express things that Malay politicians cannot say? I
suppose this works, but this would mean that the remaining Utusan readership is not really about ideology.
I know Utusan would
never go back to that "pinko" outfit the British accused them of being
before their slide into fascism – which is sad because at least PSM
would have a platform.