All quiet on the MSM front?

It’s already 3.00 pm, a few hours after the press conference held by Anwar Ibrahim at PKR headquarters late this morning, and yet nothing has been reported of what transpired at this PC on the websites of the mainstream English and Malay newspapers, and also Bernama.


This stands in stark contrast to many of the blogs and Malaysiakini that are abuzz with the stunning statutory declaration made public by private investigator (PI) P Balasubramaniam who alleged that Deputy Prime Minister Najib knew the murdered Altantuya.  


Online versions of these mainstream newspapers are meant to update the general public with events and issues that emerge by the minute. But this time around they appear to be dragging their feet for reasons only best known to themselves.


Online Star did report the press conference but only managed to tell us that the PI implicated ‘a senior politician’.




12 Responses to “All quiet on the MSM front?”

  1. 1 anti kj 3 July 2008 at 3:32 pm

    do u expect them to broadcast this news? slow eh? even the KLSE they able to stop it from trading today . what else they cannot do? today we witness the mainstream media indeed a coward. i suggest the PR, when they take over the country, they dun need to renew their press licences bcoz being so “lembap” and biased.

  2. 2 anti kj 3 July 2008 at 3:48 pm

    the mainstream media suddenly has fallen to this “tutup satu mata” syndrome like usual. very fast they broadcast good news and must have delayed few days to those news that do not favour them. what else we can say? let’s stop buying newspapers from now onwards, it’s enviromental friendly and save trees.

  3. 3 MalaysiaScrewedUp 3 July 2008 at 4:08 pm

    NO NO NO … those guys in MSM … typing is a bit slow lah 🙂

    MSM this is how you failed the rakyat !! Subahat with BN and telling all lies.

  4. 4 Scott Thong 3 July 2008 at 4:35 pm

    Online Star did report the press conference but only managed to tell us that the PI implicated ‘a senior politician’.

    I got the Star sms alert saying the same thing, no mention of politician names, but AFTER I read it on Susan Loone’s blog.

  5. 5 gregwar 3 July 2008 at 4:39 pm

    Yes theStar had the one liner but they removed even that later in the day. Takut one!!!

  6. 6 Pragalath 3 July 2008 at 4:50 pm

    MSMs are having problems in truly representing the sentiments of the people and reporting without fear and favour because it is all connected to so and so who is linked to YB so and so. Thus I believe that they are withholding this information from the masses.

  7. 7 Hahaha 3 July 2008 at 5:27 pm

    No lah…..they are all joining our Godfather the sleeping PM for a good nap. Easy money, good gaji and need only to look at one side of things!! Obviously, not at things that are of importance and interests
    to the rakyats. Silly readers, paying me full price and get half its value!

  8. 8 Patricia 3 July 2008 at 6:17 pm

    I watched Bernama news on Astro – around 3.3oish) and although it was in tamil, and I understood nothing, there was no mention of the press conference ( I read the subtitles, ma!) So I guess, the press conference must’ve been a figment of my imagination 😉

  9. 9 mms 3 July 2008 at 7:53 pm

    Tak habis2 practice double standard. Takut le tu…Neway, very2 soon the rakyat will also know. Itu senior politician ada special imuniti kaa…? Hmmm..disgusting….

  10. 10 ktteokt 3 July 2008 at 9:38 pm

    This is simply the case of “Tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth (but for god’s sake, tell only that much of the truth that you do you the most good).

  11. 11 bh 4 July 2008 at 11:18 am

    kwongwah is one particular exception, they reported the issue quite early as compared to many mainstream media on their online news, with Najib’s name in the reports.


  1. 1 Malaysia enters an uncertain phase Trackback on 3 July 2008 at 8:42 pm

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