Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak Should Ensure That Ahmad Zahid Hamidi And UMNO-owned Utusan Malaysia Listens Before Giving Advice That Politicians Have A Responsibility Not To Make Inflammatory Remarks And Journalists To Report Fairly And Accurately.(en/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 27.5.2014.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak should ensure that Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and UMNO-owned Utusan Malaysia listens first before giving advice that politicians had a responsibility not to make inflammatory remarks and journalists to report fairly and accurately. Otherwise Najib sounded insincere and even hypocritical when he spoke of a spirit of fairness and in the service of truth during the National Press Club (NPC) Awards 2014 last night.

There is a complete absence in Utusan of a spirit of fairness and in the service of truth. During a Biro Tata Negara seminar on 14 July 2012, Utusan Malaysia’s deputy chief editor Mohd Zaini Hassan openly admitted that they spin the facts, in other words lie, to paint a “desired picture” to the reader. Further Utusan does not believe in freedom of the press by refusing to observe one of its basic tenets of a right to reply by those maligned in their reports.

Why was there no action taken by Najib against Utusan for these serial lies and false outrageous claims? Utusan Malaysia had claimed that the CIA had a hand in “planning” the 9-11 attacks and could be linked to the tragic disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370! Even Utusan journalists have openly apologized for the lies published in their papers.

Zahid Using The Hitler Logic To Justify His Description Of Chinese As Ungrateful for Supporting DAP.

As for Zahid Hamidi, his behavior in the Teluk Intan by-election is overtly racist and blatantly bullying the Chinese community. Zahid said that Chinese voters, especially those with successful businesses, who choose DAP are “ingrates” because they are abandoning Malays and Indians who contributed to their wealth. It is wrong for Zahid to stereotype a community as wealthy when there are also poor Chinese.

How can Chinese be abandoning the Malays and the Indians by voting for the DAP? I do not know what logic Zahid is applying except to say that this is the same logic used by Hitler to justify his progroms against the Jews by describing them as ungrateful. In a democracy every citizen has a right to freely choose without fear or favour, without being subjected to threats or tempted by money and gifts.

What is the point of holding democratic elections if a voter can be branded as ungrateful for exercising his freedom of choice? Such inflammatory remarks by Zahid is clearly intended to create racial hatred and strike fear into the hearts of the Chinese community in Teluk Intan to force them to vote for BN. Najib should prove his consistency to practice what he had preached yesterday by immediately disavowing Zahid’s racist remarks.

Najib had snidely mocked PR by claiming that Malaysia could have claimed the Thomas Cup because Malaysia garnered 242 points to Japan’s 234 points but would not do so because this is against the rules. Clearly Najib was referring to Pakatan Rakyat questioning BN’s legitimacy to rule after PR won almost 52 % of the popular vote as compared to BN’s 47%.

Najib is wrong because every badminton set has the same number of 21 points, unlike in Malaysia’s gerrymandered electoral districts where the points are unequal. This has resulted in PR getting only 40% of the parliamentary seats despite obtaining 52% of the popular vote.

So long as the electoral districts do not have nearly the same number of voters(exemption for the special status of Sabah and Sarawak), which is equivalent to the same number points in a badminton set, there will be no “one-person, one-vote, one-value” principle essential in a functioning democratic elections.

LIM GUAN ENG

民主行动党秘书长兼峇眼国会议员林冠英于2014年5月27日在吉隆坡发表文告:

我国首相拿督斯里纳吉应该先确保阿末扎希和巫统拥有的《马来西亚前锋报》肯听他劝,才来发表从政者有责任不发表煽动性言论和新闻从业员应公正和准确报导的高见。

我国首相拿督斯里纳吉应该先确保阿末扎希和巫统拥有的《马来西亚前锋报》肯听他劝,才来发表从政者有责任不发表煽动性言论和新闻从业员应公正和准确报导的高论。否则,纳吉昨晚在出席全国报业俱乐部颁奖礼上提及的公平精神及要为真相服务,听起来就不够真诚,甚至虚伪了。

《前锋报》是完全缺乏公平及要为真相服务的精神。,《马来西亚前锋报》副总编辑莫哈末再尼哈山于2012年7月14日在国家干训局举办的论坛上公开承认他们扭曲事实,制造谎言,为读者描绘该报妄想的情景。而且,《前锋报》根本不相信新闻自由,拒绝遵守新闻基本原则,让遭到该报诬蔑的人拥有回应权。

为何纳吉未曾针对《前锋报》一而再,再而三的谎言和虚假丶离谱的言论采取任何行动?《马来西亚前锋报》竟然曾声称中央情报局着手“策划”911袭击和可能与马航客机MH370失联悲惨事件 有关。《前锋报》记者甚至已经为刊登在报章上的谎言公开道歉。

阿末扎希以希特勒式的逻辑,合理化他那“华裔支持行动党不懂得感恩”的言论。

阿末扎希在安顺补选中的行为是蓄意性挑起种族主义和公然欺负华社。扎希说,华裔选民,尤其那些选择行动党的成功华裔商家忘恩负义,因为他们遗弃曾经为他们贡献财富的巫裔和印裔。扎希的这番言论是错误的,这是他对富裕社会的刻板印象,也有华裔是贫穷的。

华裔投选行动党,是如何遗弃巫裔和印裔?我不明白扎希所贯彻的是甚么逻辑,我只能说这是跟希特勒形容犹太人不懂得感恩来合理化他反犹太人的计划是相同逻辑。在民主社会中,每个公民都应该在无畏无私,不受威胁或不受金钱和礼物诱惑的情形下,拥有自由选择权。

如果一名选民在行使其自由选择权时被套上不懂得感恩的罪名,那举行民主选举还有什么意义?扎希这种煽动性言论明显刻意制造种族敌意,在安顺华社心中制造恐慌,强迫他们投给国阵。纳吉必须马上推翻扎希的煽动性言论 ,以证明其言行是与他昨晚的劝诫一致。

纳吉利用汤杯讽刺民联,因为大马取得242分相比日本取得234分,但依据规则比赛,马来西亚不能夺得汤杯。很明显地,纳吉是指民联质疑国阵合法性,民联在选举中赢得近52%的总选票,相比国阵的47%。

纳吉是错误的,因为羽球赛已规定每一场都是21分,不同于马来西亚选举选区划分不公造成分数分配不均。给果尽管民联得到52%的总选票,却仅只有40%的国会议席。

因此,如同羽毛球每盘皆21分为准,只要选区与选区之间还没有相等数量的选民(沙巴和砂拉越特殊地位除外),那么始终讲不会出现“一人一票,票票等值”为原则的民主选举制度。

林冠英

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