(Ijok) This is how low-down filthy it gets April 25, 2007Posted by elizabethwong in Democracy, Malaysia, Politics.
I am at a complete loss for words when I was alerted of a news flash on Bernama by a journalist.
I don’t think it gets any
dirtier filthier than this.
Doctoring speeches. Cutting out a word to subvert an entire sentence. Making up things that never happened.
April 25, 2007 18:15 PM
Khalid’s Tongue Slips And Urges People To Vote BN
KUALA SELANGOR, April 25 (Bernama) — Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, the Party Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) candidate in the Ijok by-election, had a slip of the tongue when making a speech last night and mistakenly called the electorate in the hamlet to ensure a big win for the Barisan Nasional (BN) on Saturday.“Now is the time to make a change …and I hope together we will vote the BN candidate come Saturday (polling day). Thank you,” he said when ending his ceramah in the Tuan Mee Estate, where the majority of its residents are Indians.The words caused the 150 odd people present to wonder what was going on as he was “promoting” his opponent in the election.
Several staunch PKR supporters on realising the mistake quickly interceded and shouted “Tan Sri tercakap salah, Tan Sri tercakap salah (Tan Sri’s tongue slipped) to put things right.
This caused the crowd to break out in laughter while some BN supporters who were following the talk, clapped their hands. (con’t)
When I called Tan Sri Khalid’s aide to check on this, he was so shocked and said nothing of that sort happened.
When I got to speak to the candidate, he sounded so tired and crest-fallen.
“I said, ‘JANGAN undi Barisan Nasional …. there was no laughing or our supporters shouting that I allegedly made a mistake. They decided to take out that one word.
“Everyone was stunned because the FRU moved in,” he said.
How low can Bernama stoop to? What a shame for the Malaysian media.
Then I remember the Anwar episode in 1998 and the fake stories about Altantuya, and am reminded that we are dealing with an extreme machinery.
Nothing’s too low and cheap for them.