Apr 17, 2008

Whipping Boys

MSM Title: Whipping for illegal road racers

The Paragraph: Federal Traffic chief Senior Asst Comm II Datuk Hamza Taib warned that once the amendments became law, they may be given three strokes of the rotan. Those who are underage could face up to 100 hours of community service under the supervision of the Welfare Department.

Beat Around Bush: Good law but the enforcement of it is yet to be seen

Apr 7, 2008

Short Messages


(Sometimes short term gifts is simply not enough)

MSM Title: Najib: New programmes, reforms on the cards

The Paragraph: He said the government must listen to the message that had been conveyed to it by the people in the just concluded general election.”

Beat Around Bush: Sometimes it need a hard lesson to know who is the real bosses in the country

Apr 6, 2008

Live Show


(Not the actual Malaysian Parliament photo)

MSM Title: 30 minutes of uncensored proceedings at Dewan Rakyat

The Paragraph: “If they speak rudely, slam tables, or take off their clothes, it is beyond our control. But I don’t think our MPs are like that or they would not have been elected as parliamentarians.”

Beat Around Bush: If things are uncensored, who in the right mind wants to misbehave? Or was it because there is too many oppositions in the Parliament now?

Apr 3, 2008

Cheap Talk

MSM Title: Proposal to prosecute non-Muslims for khalwat

The Paragraph: Syariah Court of Appeal Judge Datuk Mohd Asri Abdullah said the seminar had proposed that non-Muslims committing khalwat with Muslims should also be sentenced accordingly, but in the civil courts.

Beat Around Bush: first thing first, is close proximity is a criminal act to non Muslims? Talking about fairness is crap

Mar 30, 2008

Look Who's Talking Now?

MSM Title: Samy wants Hindraf 5 released

The Paragraph: MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu has urged the Government to release the five Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) leaders detained under the ISA. He said his call was not a publicity stunt or a move to win back Indian support for the party.

Beat Around Bush: Is it too obvious that the call is just a publicity stunt and a move to win back Indian support?

Mar 29, 2008

Policy Matters

MSM Title: Forced evictions not the way, says Bar Council

The Paragraph: Bar Council president Ambiga Sreenevasan said the policy was "flawed and an unmitigated disaster from the high-handed manner in which the forced evictions were carried out".

Beat Around Bush: Is the policy flawed or the execution?