Freedom of press? Fook that fer a laugh. In Malaysia, the media has become a fooking joke. How long do they expect us to keep believing their bullshit. Fer example, The Star on Sunday (allegedly) carried a poll of nearly 3,000 people. The findings:
* Over 90% of persons polled said they will vote indicating the biggest turnout for polls ever.
(ok, so far so good . . .)
* Majority of people polled said they still believed in BN & its ability to lead the nation
(here we go again . . .)
* Over 70% said they believed that MPs loved to serve the rakyat
(fooking hell, I feel nauseous!)
However, kudos must go to The Sun. Aside from being a FREE paper, it has made a real effort at genuine reporting. It was The Sun which broke the story on Zakaria's Mansion as well as the Port Klang Free Zone debacle. Worthy reporting in a country where the press is muzzled to the point of suffocation.
In view of the GE, it even dared to give some semblance of fairness. Unlike The Star or NST, The Sun actually carried a pix of the new, more consumer-friendly DAP logo. Lest we forget, not too long ago, this alone was enough fer the govt to revoke the licence & close down the press (as was the case during Operasi Lalang when The Star & various Chinese press was shut down . . . ARBITRARILY!).
Although there were the usual BN ads & front page coverage of the ruling party, you could sense this small paper trying to strive fer some sense of journalistic independence. Hence it had the balls to carry a story about PKR's Tian Chua who challenged BN's Lim Si Pin to a debate. It also carried 'Match Up' pieces where contesting candidates were given EQUAL say to present their views. What a refreshing change from the usual stink of bullshit of the other papers.
Column space was also dedicated to their own Terence Fernandez (Dep News editor) & Zainon Ahmad (Political Editor) whose comments suggest a bias towards the opposition.
So if you (or yer mates) have limited/no access to the internet, The Sun is yer best bet fer some decent news. Plus its FREE. Note, there will be a special GE editions of The Sun on 8th & 9th Mar. So please keep yerself informed & do utilise yer fooking right to VOTE!
ps: The Sun's coverage of the EPL is also second to none.