Wong Chun Wai: What about “The pillow & bolster story”, with photo on 4 Jan 2008?

The Star reported, with photograph about a very small group of people, which include blogger Black in Korea, demonstrating in the compound of the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex in Jalan Duta. This is a reaction to former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad’s responses in the Royal Commission of Inquiry on the “V K Lingam Video”, now ongoing.

The Star has the story:


Placard response to Dr M

KUALA LUMPUR: Outside the lobby of the Jalan Duta court complex seven members of the Malaysian Youth Secretariat held a mini protest for about 20 minutes from 10.30am, ridiculing the answers given by former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on Thursday.

They held placards with slogans like “Mahathir Muda Lupa” (Mahathir easily forgets) and a caricature of him drawn by the side.

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We remember: The group holding placards condemning answers given by Dr Mahathir to the commission on Thursday.

Its spokesman Yunus Ali said that in most instances during the inquiry Dr Mahathir had replied that he could not remember or was not aware of the situation and denied any acquaintance with Lingam when he was in power.

“This is a clear indication that he has forgotten his past actions during his tenure as the prime minister.

“And Dr Mahathir had once said that Malays are forgetful. Actually he is the one who has proven to be most forgetful,” he added.

Yunus said that Dr Mahathir’s family and Lingam had known each other for some time as Lingam had represented the former prime minister’s eldest son Mirzan Mahathir in connection with his libel suit against printer Star Papyrus Printing Sdn Bhd in 1999.

It is obviously it was the same people, who demonstrated against the Prime Minister ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah Ahmad Badawi in front of Seri Perdana on 4 January 2008 and handed him ‘A pillow and bolster’, for being a “Sleepy-head and dozing-off Prime Minister”.


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Was there any reporting about this, in The Star, that day, especially with full living colour, like this morning’s? Doesn’t that complaint, by these same young people, deserve to have a similar valid reason to be reported, with living colour photo as well?

Isn’t it obvious that The Star has ‘an agenda’ and have been taking ‘instructions from someone’?

Published in: on January 19, 2008 at 10:25  Comments (17)